Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Happy New Year Pop Up Card For My Little Princess

Happy New Year Pop Up Card

Happy New Year Pop Up Card

Happy New Year Pop Up Card

Happy New Year Pop Up Card

Happy New Year Pop Up Card

Happy New Year Pop Up Card

Friday, August 17, 2012

Travels With My Sister - Jaffa's flea market

My sister and I often go on fascinating, exhausting shopping trips.

Our destination is most often Tel Aviv. Tel Aviv is very hot in the summer and the humidity can be hard to bear, but the city never disappoints and we always discover new things.
Flea market
We began this trip in Jaffa's flea market, and to be precise in a small café in the center of the flea market.

It was difficult to get up and leave after an hour, the breakfast, the chair and the air conditioning in favor of the heat outside but our schedule was tight.

Flea market
The flea market in Jaffa is always surprising in the variety it carries and its colorfulness.
We tried on second-hand clothes and jewelry, looked at used lamps, but did not buy anything in spite of the wide selection we found.
Flea market
Flea market

We continued to
Rina Zin's studio and bought a few clothes to put in the closet, we almost fainted over Daniella Lehavi's shoes and bags, walked into Frau Blau's and then into Obsessia because we are obsessed with second hand clothes. In Sheinkin we got a bit tired and went to eat 'Sabih' which, if you are unfamiliar, is a pita bread with fried eggplants, hard boiled eggs, and baked potatoes, with amba (Mango sauce) and tahini.

On her way home my sister stopped at IKEA for a quick buy. Shopping never tires us, on the contrary!

Till next time,


Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Summer Crafts For Kids

Fun crafts for kids

The summer vacation is here, the children are home most of the time and I'm looking for creative activities that might lure them away from the computer screen even for a while.
Fun crafts for kids

When I choose craft ideas for kids to do at home, my main concerns are how much mess they will create and how long will it take to restore order, because the summer vacation is long and I need to conserve my strength to last me all summer.

I love going through Pinterst. I can always find inspiration there and ideas for fun crafts for kids. As always, I quickly found what I was looking for.
Craft ideas for kids
My son's drawings on a milk carton  
Fun crafts for kids

Here are two craft ideas for kids that you can easily make at home without a lot of preparation. The inspiration for the first project came from Isabelle Kessedjian .
We took empty milk cartons and colored them with acrylic paints. After the paint dried the kids drew windows, doors and balconies.
Craft ideas for kids

The inspiration for building a house from an empty cardboard box came from Bella Dia.
Fun crafts for kidsCraft ideas for kids

The kids had so much fun that we were almost late for their swimming lesson.

Craft ideas for kids

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Till next time,


Thursday, July 5, 2012

Newspaper Wrap

gift wrapping ideas

gift wrapping ideas
 I bought some ribbons and buttons
gift wrapping ideas
I used newspaper, balloon and a button
gift wrapping ideas
Here I used newspaper and  a ribbon
gift wrapping ideas
Newspaper and a ribbon

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Gift Wrapping Without Paper

 unique gift wrapping ideas
 Apron wrap

The inspiration for gift wrapping without paper came from two sources I came across this week:

The wrap artist John Boak whose work re-defined gift wrapping for me.

And the book by Tina Seelig What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20: A Crash Course on Making Your Place in the Worldthe executive director of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program, 

 unique gift wrapping ideas
Accordion and book wrap

where she presents different methods to get more creative, widen the boundaries of our thoughts, notice opportunities and get much more out of life than we think is possible.

 unique gift wrapping ideas
T-shirt wrap

Here are some examples of gift wrapping without paper.
1.      Apron wrap
2.      Accordion and book wrap
3.      Buttoned shirt wrap
4.      T-shirt wrap

I would love to hear your thoughts,

Till next time,

 unique gift wrapping ideas
Buttoned shirt wrap

Monday, June 11, 2012

"Happy Father’s Day" Gift Wrapping Paper

gift wrapping idea
gift wrapping ideas
gift wrapping ideas
gift wrapping ideas
Father's Day is approaching. This is an emotional day for me. I never got to celebrate Father's Day because my father passed away when I was young. Today, when I think of my children wrapping a gift for their father, I am moved.
One of the strongest memories I have from my father is his tool box. A tool box containing dozens of tools collected over the years, well taken care of and each showing the wear and tear of regular use for which it was intended.
We all have tools boxes we inherited from our parents. With years and experience we add new tools with which we expand and enrich our life experiences.
gift wrapping ideas
For Father's Day I decided to show how we can make gift wrapping paper, very professional looking, by using simple means at almost no cost. My inspiration was, as you already understand, my father's tool box.
I arranged the tools on a brown cardboard.
gift wrapping ideasI took a photo of the composition with my reliable Canon SD800 Digital Camera. It is advisable to take a photo from different angles to get a tri-dimensional feel.
Using Photoshop (you can use any photo-editing program) I edited the photos to A3 size, and added the text 'Happy Father's Day dad!'
You don't have to add text, but if you do you can also add names and additional text. 
I printed the photos on A3 paper, so that I will have a good size for wrapping gifts.
Now you have your own, personalized, gift wrapping paper ready for use – Happy Father's Day ! 

You can free download the file here. If you try this please share with me your results. 

Till next time,

בקרוב יצויין יום האב. זהו יום מרגש עבורי. מעולם לא יצא לי לחגוג עם אבי את יום האב כיוון שאבי נפטר בצעירותי. היום, כאשר אני חושבת על ילדיי העוטפים מתנה לאביהם אני מאד מתרגשת.

אחד הזיכרונות החזקים שלי מאבא זה ארגז כלי העבודה שלו. ארגז כלים שבתוכו עשרות כלי עבודה שנאספו לאורך השנים, נשמרו בקפידה ובכל אחד מהם ניכרים היטב סימני המאמץ והמלאכה אשר לה שימש.

לכולנו יש ארגזי כלים שירשנו מהורינו. עם השנים והניסיון נוספים לנו כלים חדשים באמצעותם אנחנו מרחיבים ומעשירים את חוויות החיים שלנו. 

לכבוד יום האב, החלטתי להראות כיצד ניתן באמצעים פשוטים לייצר נייר עטיפה שנראה סופר מקצועי. כמעט ללא עלויות. ההשראה שלי היתה ,כמו שכבר הבנתם, ארגז כלי העבודה של אבא.

1.סידרתי את כלי העבודה על קרטון בגוון חום. 
2. צילמתי את הקומפוזיציה. רצוי לצלם מזויות שונות על מנת לקבל תחושה תלת מימדית ולא שטוחה.
3. ערכתי בפוטושופ את התמונות לגודל 3A, והוספתי את הטקסט: Happy father’s day dad!
4. . לא חייבים להוסיף טקסט אבל אם כבר מוסיפים אז אפשר גם להוסיף שמות וברכות וכ"ו...
5. את התמונות הדפסתי על שלושה דפים בגודל A3 ,כדי שגודל הנייר יספיק לעטיפת המתנה. 
6. כעת נותר רק לעטוף את המתנה.

ניתן להוריד את הקובץ כאן, אם ניסיתם את זה אשמח לראות מה יצא.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

A Skirt With A Doll

In my frequent surfing in Pintrest, I came across a photo that reminded me of a skirt I once made. 
The skirt was a simple A-line (the kind that is  fitted at the hips and gradually widens towards the hem, giving the impression of the shape of a capital letter A) made from printed Viscose fabric.
I was very into making appliques at that time. The inspiration for the drawing in the photo above came from a book about making porcelain dolls. It is a doll's head and you can see the two holes that are used to attach the head to the body, usually made entirely out of fabric.
The general idea was to make a framed drawing which I could add to the skirt.
I printed the drawing on suitable paper and ironed it on fabric. I then sewed a rectangular pillow, filled it with foam and added a white string of pearls.
The photo is from a beautiful blog called elephantine. I wonder if it reminds you of the skirt too?

Till next time,

בשיטוטיי התכופים, יש לומר, ב-Pinterest, נתקלתי בתמונה שהזכירה לי חצאית שתפרתי פעם.

החצאית נתפרה בגזרת A פשוטה (הכוונה לגזרה בצורת האות האנגלית, שמתרחבת כלפי מטה) מבד ויסקוזה מודפס.

באותה התקופה התעניינתי מאד ביצירת אפליקציות. את ההשראה לאיור שבתמונה למעלה, קיבלתי מספר העוסק ביצירת בובות פורצלן. זהו ראש של בובה. ניתן לראות את שני החורים שאמורים לשמש לחיבור הראש לגוף, שעשוי בדרך כלל כולו מבד.

הרעיון הכללי שלי היה ליצור תמונה עם מסגרת ולהוסיף לחצאית.
הדפסתי את האיור על נייר מתאים וגיהצתי אותו על בד. תפרתי כרית מלבנית, מלאתי אותה בספוג והוספתי שרשרת פנינים לבנה.

מעניין אם גם לכם זה נראה דומה לתמונה? התמונה לקוחה מבלוג יפייפה בשם elephantine

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