Welcome back to Craft Schooling Sunday! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season, and 2017 is off to a great start! I'll be honest, I'm having a bit of a hard time finishing some of the projects I started in December, and hoping that getting this party back on track will be a wonderful source of inspiration as always.
Of course the next holiday on the Jewish calendar, Tu B'Shevat, the New Year for the trees will certainly get me moving any day now, so not to worry and the cold winter weather we've been having is also steering me in the direction of some more crocheting, so just as soon as I finish a few work-related projects and get my house in better shape, crocheting it is, ahhhhhh.
Thanks so much for joining me here in this pocket of international creativity, and looking forward to reconnecting! What is new with you?
No features this week as I already posted those at the last party in 2016, so we're going straight to the link up below, lets start 2017 with a bang!
Welcome to Craft Schooling Sunday, and wishing everyone a wonderful month of Kislev, the Jewish month that includes Chanukah, and thus lots and lots of light! As you may know from past years, I take a break with the party for the month of December, so this week I am sharing features from last week, but there is no link up. The party will resume the first Sunday in January, and looking forward to reconnecting with you all then!
So wishing you all a wonderful holiday season and all the very best in 2017. And with a good three plus weeks until Chanukah, well let the crafting become a major force in your life, you won't regret it! And you will create wonderful memories for your family, most importantly of all.
And now for the features from last week's party, meaning the items that I could share with you here on this Jewish blog!
A fun felt menorah from Jennifer Perkins, and epsom salt candle jars from real coake, an idea that could also be used for a chanukah menorah!
Welcome to Craft Schooling Sunday, I hope all of my American readers are having a wonderful holiday weekend! Enjoy some of that leftover turkey in a sandwich with some of that cranberry sauce made with fresh cranberries will ya? As it turns out, cranberries are just about the most nutritious fruit around, so if you figure out how to eat them without sugar, well you've got a winner! As for me, no cranberries in sight around here, sigh, no blueberries either, but an interesting life indeed!
This week's features are filled with great ideas for holiday crafting, and while I was going to take the holiday break starting this week, I just could not bring myself to disconnect from all you lovely contributors just yet. So this will be the last opportunity to link up for 2016, and feel free to link up old projects if you like, as I won't be able to feature any projects that involve the holiday on Dec. 25th, as you can well imagine, right?
Thanks again for a wonderful year of creativity and for making this party truly one of the best around, and happy holidays!
Ah yes, and now for the features from last week's party:
Welcome to craft schooling Sunday! After an amazing three or so weeks of Jewish holidays, I am experiencing a huge desire to get crafting, and just hoping that I'll tackle all the post holiday disorder before getting started on that, ha ha. Ah yes, and then there is that committment to get my studio in order, sigh. On the other hand I'll certainly unearth a bunch of supplies that are crying out to be used, so that will be exciting! (Yes, unearth, the situation is that bad.....but i'm just human!)
The features from last week's party are just so inspiring, and I'm sure you'll enjoy them too. Thanks so much to everyone from joining the party, and wishing you all wonderful fall and as we traditionally say after the Jewish holiday period, have a healthy winter!
Welcome to Craft Schooling Sunday! As I am typing this (on Friday afternoon) pots are simmering on the stove and there are many preparations before we usher in shabbat, a special shabbat that is because we will be spending it in the Succah, one of my very favorite places. We gather in the succah for all of our meals, festive ones, at that, and many members of the family sleep in the succah as well, which is a very special experience, and at the least so much fun!
Last week's party was packed with amazing creativity, thanks so much to all those who dropped by to share! And now here are the features from last week's party:
Welcome to craft schooling Sunday! Tonight we are ushering in the Jewish holiday of Succot, one of my very favorite holidays that involves sleeping and eating in our temporary dwelling, which is called a succah. Succahs are built in all kinds of places and many folks, especially those outside of Israel, have a portion of their home with a retractable roof such that that space can be made into a succah. We are fortunate to have two porches, one is our entry courtyard, which becomes our eating succah, and our second and larger porch becomes home to a succah that is used for sleeping only.
It is hard to put into words how special the succah feels once the holiday starts, but honestly we have no problem "dwelling" in our succah for a whole 7 days and nights (8 outside of Israel) and I am generally sad to say goodbye to the holiday! Speaking of which, there is still so much to do, so gotta get to it, phew.
Last week's party was full of amazing ideas to welcome fall and to included creativity into your life, and here are just some of the ideas that inspired me,enjoy:
How to distress furniture with vinegar from white lace cottage, and a fantastic cross hatch quilt from flamingo toes, with an equally fantastic art wall and couch, right?
Welcome to Craft Schooling Sunday, and wishing you all a happy sweet new year! My son''s bar mitzvah party is tomorrow night, and being the crafting over achiever that I am, well tonight is going to be a long one! So please excuse me if I didn't get a chance to leave you a comment for your contribution, or if there are any mistakes in this post, gotta run!
One really interesting story: i was at the neighbor's during Rosh HaShana and we were speaking about my son's upcoming bar mitzvah. The neighbor's sister mentioned that the caterer that we are using has flower centerpieces, and why not use those? (She doesn't know me very well.) The neighbor who does know me a bit better replied "That would be like the shoemaker whose children are without shoes!" A few days later another neighbor dropped by and saw me painting outside, and said "Well at least no one will be able to say that the shoemaker's children don't have shoes!" Then this Shabbat my husband without hearing this story mentioned the original phrase from the Talmud that talks about the shoemaker that doesn't even have shoes himself! I really can't tell you what all this means, but I can certainly say, that at this bar mitzvah party my son will be wearing some very over the top shoes.
Thanks for joining me here, and now for the features from last week's party.
Luv: Sandy al la mode's fabulous boho dream catcher for her daughter's birthday party, & lolly jane put together this lovely fall inspired farm decor.
Welcome to Craft Schooling Sunday! Rosh HaShana, the Jewish New Year starts on Sunday night, which means the year is coming to an end, and a new one is beginning! A new year means a fresh start and the opportunity to think about how we'd like to use our next precious year and what our priorities and goals will be.
So as you can well imagine, I am busier than busy, so I'll just say thanks to all those who contributed last week, and the features are truly inspiring!
Wishing all my readers a meaningful Rosh HaShana, and a sweet new year filled with creativity! And now for the features from last week's party:
Welcome to Craft Schooling Sunday, great to meet up with you here each week! Speaking of weeks, this past one has been so very busy that while I am preparing for a crafting (and baking) marathon for my son's upcoming bar mitzvah, I haven't actually done any crafting that I can share just yet. But not to worry, I'm going to craft till I drop for this one, and will certainly share the journey.
In the mean time we have also been baking up a storm for the dessert bar and for the kiddush which takes place after my son reads from the Torah (HafTorah actually for those who understand what that means) this shabbat. Phew! Fortunately some friends have also volunteered to make cake as well as we need enough for around three hundred people! Fortunately another wonderful neighbor volunteers her time to cut up all the cake and arrange it very nicely on platters on shabbat morning so that the bar mitzvah mother can sit and enjoy.
Speaking of enjoy, last week's party was packed with amazing projects, as you'll see in the features, enjoy!
I am totally in love with hutch and its floral paper backing from lolly jane, not to mention these gorgeous chalk paint chairs, the link to which is in the post about the hutch, as well as some other great projects.
Blue china pattern painted pumpkins from craftberry bush, and paper pieced quilt block patterns from sorry can't find which post this came from, please help!
Welcome to Craft Schooling Sunday, so great to meet up with you all here! Last week's party was full of great projects as always, There isn't a whole lot of Fall happening around here in Northern Israel, and certainly no American style pumpkins, but once the Jewish holidays start in two weeks, we'll be filling our homes with apple and pomegranate themed everything!
In the midst of it all I am planning my son's bar mitzvah celebration, and will be sharing with you all the fun craftiness that is taking place soon, until then, enjoy the inspiration brought to you by all my crafty blogging friends from around the world, enjoy! And now for the features from last week's party: