Passover, the Festival of Unleavened Bread

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Passover, the Festival of Unleavened Bread

04/13/2014 00:30:00 AM

Passover, or the Festival of Unleavened Bread, is clearly approaching when I find myself spending almost every evening cleaning and sorting through my home, and every morning cutting out white doves and colourful Star of David's for my holiday cards!

Oh Boy!

04/08/2014 00:30:00 AM

My lovely friend who requests cards for everyone in her family recently emailed me to tell me that her brother's family had grown. She needed a card for a brand new nephew and asked if I could show the whole family on it. My usual request for a famil

Spring is in the Air

04/04/2014 01:00:00 AM

The beautiful anemones which we saw in the south clearly had an effect me. I have often added flowers to my cards but when I was asked to make an anniversary card for a couple who have received my cards many times before, I needed to come up with som

Noah's Album

03/30/2014 23:30:00 PM

I absolutely love the fact that I am now making Bar and Bat Mitzvah books for the younger brothers and sisters of my original customers. Who knew, when I was asked to make that first book back in 2010, that they would become such a big part of my wor

Iris Hill

03/27/2014 01:00:00 AM

A couple of weekends ago we made a quick visit to Shmurat Ha-Irusim or "Iris Hill", a small nature reserve located on the border between the cities of Ness Ziona and Rishon Letzion. I didn't even know of the existence of this little hill until someon

Gadi's Papercut

03/23/2014 01:00:00 AM

My kids are pretty blasé

Boys to Men

03/17/2014 02:00:00 AM

"Grandpa" was turning 82. He is a retired doctor, enjoys reading and loves history. My customer asked me to make a birthday card for him which would illustrate all those interests. The little stethoscope and clipboard speak for themselves. The small

Papercutting

03/12/2014 01:34:00 AM

I've had a little go at papercutting before (you can see the results here and here) and I always promised myself that I would do more of it. Of course card orders come in and there is always an album to work on, so papercutting just for fun is put to

The Big 1

03/09/2014 00:00:00 AM

It's always fun to create sweet cards such as these ones. The top card was for a little niece who was soon to be celebrating her 1st birthday. Now, one year olds don't tend to have so many hobbies, so I suggested a card full of cute little girl thing

The Red South

03/04/2014 00:30:00 AM

In February each year the green landscape of Israel's northwestern Negev desert turns bright red when the wild anemones

The Young Scientist

02/28/2014 00:00:00 AM

Daniel is celebrating his birthday today! How do I know? Well, not long ago he reminded his Mum to order his birthday card! My cards have become a tradition with his family as much as they are with my own you see, and Daniel knew what he wanted on th

The Bar Mitzvah Year

02/24/2014 02:13:00 AM

It's been some time now since my eldest son's Bar Mitzvah but I've been holding off on showing his card because I didn't want my blog to become "The Bar Mitzvah blog". It does seem like I have posted a lot of Bar Mitzvah related projects lately, be t

The Very Sleepy Sloth - Part III

02/18/2014 00:07:00 AM

I could have written about this card in time for Valentine's Day but I wanted, no needed,

The Book Depository Bookmarks Competition 2014

02/13/2014 00:00:00 AM

The Book Depository is running a bookmark design competition with the winning 16 designs being printed and sent to their customers worldwide.Here are my entries to that competition.You can view all entries over at their Flickr group.

The Soreq River

02/10/2014 08:01:00 AM

The kids love going to the beach. I am less keen. Actually, I really do love the beach when I am there, but if I could leave all that stuff called sand on the beach and not bring it all home with me, then it would make the experience all the more fun

It's so Safta!

02/04/2014 00:00:00 AM

Not long ago a friend and regular customer asked me to make a birthday card for her Mother-in-law. She wanted me to show Safta (the Hebrew word for Grandmother) making her famous chicken soup in her big silver cooking pot. Now, it just so happens tha

Lior's Album

01/29/2014 00:30:00 AM

Lior is a very special young man who is very into cars. Fast cars. Other hobbies include biking, his iPod and Bono the dog, but basically he loves cars. The colour scheme of Lior's Bar Mitzvah celebration was red, black and white and his Mum was keen

Dig for a Day

01/26/2014 00:00:00 AM

As my boys get older it is getting harder and harder to find activities which keep everyone in the family happy. Some things are deemed "too babyish", whilst others are "boring." Not long ago we did a

Eleven

01/20/2014 05:20:00 AM

This year is the year of the Nerf Gun. I can't say that I love my youngest son's fascination with weapons but, hey, that's what he's currently into, so that's what went on his birthday card! He was supposed to get the said gun from his lovely Aunts a

Three Birthdays and a Funeral

01/15/2014 03:57:00 AM

A customer asked me for a card for her soon-to-be 17 year old niece. She was starting driving lessons, so a car with an L-plate was requested. The cute little red car was my choice.This young man was celebrating his 6th birthday. His Great-Aunt didn'

Ro'i's Album

01/09/2014 04:29:00 AM

Happy New Year! I hope that your 2014 is starting out well.Ro'i celebrated his Bar Mitzvah last month and his Mum, a regular customer and a dear friend of mine, wanted an album for him. If you look closely you will see that I squeezed his album into

The Best of 2013

12/28/2013 23:47:00 PM

1. Daniel

Christmas Time in Ein Kerem

12/22/2013 00:00:00 AM

Last Christmas the hubby and I visited the village of Ein Kerem, now a neighbourhood of southwest Jerusalem. Truthfully we weren't really thinking about it being Christmas time - it was a regular December weekend for us - so it was a pleasant surpris

Salt and Tax Free

12/17/2013 00:30:00 AM

I am happy with most of the cards I create. Except those that I am not so pleased with... and I don't post those here. But now and again there is a card that really makes me smile. Not for any particular reason. It just makes me giggle. This was one

2 Is Better Than 1

12/14/2013 11:30:00 AM

Look at this cutie, above, with his Handmade in Israel birthday card and big birthday cake! How sweet is that? Benjamin's big brothers always receive one of my cards on their big day, so his Mum quite rightly felt that he should have one too. Only he

Climbing the Walls (Again!)

12/10/2013 00:00:00 AM

Back in 2012 we walked the northern section of Jerusalem's Old City walls. We didn't have time to go south towards the Western Wall that day but it was in my mind to do so. A few weeks ago we made a return visit to complete the circle.The Ramparts Wa

Ariel's Album

12/05/2013 01:00:00 AM

Ariel was born in the same hospital and the day before my own son. Ariel's parents were the first people to come and say

NOAM and Harry

12/01/2013 00:30:00 AM

Adi is a madrich (youth-group leader)

40, 50, 80... Coming, Ready or Not

11/28/2013 00:00:00 AM

Dan turned 40 and his wife asked me to create a special card for his big day. She wanted me to show him running - he's a very sporty guy - but also wanted to somehow include his love for Israel, football and, erm, licorice! Dan also enjoys going on t

Capturing the Moment

11/25/2013 00:00:00 AM

Last year I made my husband's all-time favourite card. A customer sent me a photograph of her friends who were newly engaged and asked me to recreate the photograph in paper. So I did. And it came out really well.This year the brother of the guy on t

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