Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Hanukkah!

It's been a busy week and I'm just popping in to say Happy Hanukkah to all who read this blog. With all the preparations for Hanukkah and Thanksgiving Day and various other reasons I don't have a project to share this week.

This will be the only time in our lifetimes that the first day of  Hanukkah and Thanksgiving (for those in the US) is on the same day...a time to thank Yahweh for miracles.

Yahweh bless you dear ones... have a happy day!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

A Gift Of Love

Instead of posting a project made by yours truly this week I'm sharing a gift left to me by my dear friend and sister-in-Yahweh Lois. Lois and I 'met' on The Door Post, a teaching site and community catering to those who have found their way back to the Hebrew roots of the Bible. Lois lived in Oregon while I live in New York, a continent apart. We talked on the phone many times and Lois was always an encouragement to me. Lois left us in August of this year and  I am content knowing that she is on 'temporary assignment' sitting at the feet of our King.

Imagine my surprise when a package came from Oregon this week with her name on it. I opened it and found a note from her husband Boyd and a beautiful 'mini' prayer shawl. Boyd said he found it on Lois's dresser with my name on it. Lois loved to sew and she made this treasure for me. I feel like she is giving me a hug when I wear it...still encouraging me.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Another Hanukkah Craft

One of the things I enjoy designing and making are candle mats. Last year I created a Hanukkah themed candle mat  from wool fabric, with stenciled letters and sequins.
I tried to iron this after I sewed the sequins on. A word of advise...DON'T. Sequins and heat don't mix. I thought I was far enough away from the sequins with my iron...wrong! I had just enough sequins to complete my project and really had to scramble to find enough to repair my mistake.

Only two more weeks until Hanakkah!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

The Stars Come Out For Hanakkah

Hanakkah is fast approaching and the search is on for interesting decorations. I came across directions for this weeks project at

This was so much fun, sort of like being a kid again. Of course I had to add a little variety to mine. I used white card stock that I spray painted, pearlized card stock, and holographic printer paper.
Some of my stars were doubled and some were left single. Then I added cording to each with a bead or two on the other end of the cord.

I wound the cords around the scrollwork on my hanging lamp in our kitchen to hang my stars.

As you can see, I had way too much fun. You have to try this one yourself. When you start making these stars you just can't stop!