Thursday, April 29, 2010

Handmade Baby #3: Aged wooden blocks

These were simply plain and boring wooden blocks that we had lying around.

But with a little paint, a ton of patience, sandpaper, and these adorable farm animals... out came these sweet little aged wooden blocks for baby number 3's corner of the room.

I will add the final coat of modge podge to them soon, but here they are!

So thats my handmade project #3! (Number 4 is almost almost completed. )

Thanks for taking the time to view!!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

enjoying Spring in our new home...

This is our new seasons and education/ display corner. yes this has been a multi-purpose area... but i think its finally found its use.
...and as you can see there is plenty of room left on the shelves for a lot more crafts, books and fun things that we will make and create!!

Caterpillars are an absolute FAVOURITE of shalevs right now, so we made these lovely little creatures to display on our spring shelf.
and these birdies (stones) were fun to make as well. Shalev loves glueing! So this activity was the best.

happy Spring!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Outing to the National Park...

North for Emelia's birthday

During the Passover Holiday my little sister turned 18!
So we packed our bags and headed north for a couple of days to celebrate and spend time with her. This year i was limited with time so i literally threw together this cake for her. I was in a slight dilemma about how exactly i was going to transport a Mousse cake on a rather long (well a few hours) car ride. It wasnt the jerking i was afraid of... it was the melting i was fearing!!
Well.. it all turned out well in the end. And actually it was a yummy scrummy cake. All thanks to the 'Australian Home Beautiful' magazine for the delicious recipe! haha. If anyone wants a delicious 'Dark chocolate and rum mousse cake' recipe... just let me know!
We had a lovely afternoon picnic in the gardens of the guest home my sister volunteers at. Dave's family came to celebrate with her also. The weather couldn't have been better!

Then we all hopped into our cars and headed to Gamla.
Gamla is well known for its eagles and its beautiful hike.

Happy birthday Aunty Meme. we love you!

Handmade Baby #2: Nursing Cover

So as promised here is another handmade baby item that i put together this week. Its been a crazily busy period for us over this passover holiday and i really havent had much time to work on my own projects... but just last night this little nursing cover was given its final touches.
It may not look all that exciting.. but actually im in love with it already! It has a great coverage as it is almost 36" wide, and it sits so nicely on the mummy! There is plastic boning at the front to make a semi-circle opening thus giving the mummy a look at whats going on behind the cover. And because i used D-rings for the straps they are length adjustable and very easy to open and tighten with just one hand! (when needed)
I am actually so in love with it that i already have my second one planned as i am thinking i will need an even lighter one for the up coming Israeli summer!!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Pesach (Passover)

This year we decided on a child friendly Seder meal and evening.
We even decided to go the extra mile and 'become' a family leaving Egypt and departing for the promised Land. This was a lot of fun. (And it wasnt just educational for the kids but for me too!!)
Here Dave and our host acted out what it means to be a slave.

and then we burnt the last of the leven in the house. We danced and sang songs!
and then there was Pharoh!

and then at some point we put 'blood' (paint) onto the doorframe just as the Israelites were commanded to do.

We then hid some matza for the kiddies to find!
and then ate roasted lamb and plenty of other yummy and good foods.
This was a very brief overview and glimpse of a fantasic evening remembering again the Passover.
Hag Sameach!

חג שמח!