Sunday, 31 July 2016

a blanket

I finished the blanket for my little niece. I am quite proud of the final product. I made two or three blankets before but never in this style. It was fun and I even consider to make another one (for the new house).

I had a few minor problems (the bias tape is always tricky...) and hopefully I can improve my sewing at one point.

I made the bias tape myself- some 4 meters of it. Next thing I would like is a bias tape maker- that would probably save some time.
I usually use this way for creating the bias tape.

My husband was creative too on the weekend. From some scrap wood from the carpentry he created a new cutting board.

Sunday, 17 July 2016

this and that

I am so happy- my sister gave birth to a little girl last week. I feel like I am on an emotional roller-coaster... I feel unbelievable happy for them, I feel sad that again a little one is born and I will see her only when she'll be already "big" - at Christmas.... would have loved to cuddle her now. And all the emotions from last August came up, when they lost their little daughter in a tragic car accident.

I promised her a cover- like I already made for their other two girls.
I am a bit in a delay... I am doing a quilt and hopefully it will turn out ok since I am not a master-quilter. So far it looks promising.

I also started to knit again after a break of a few months. I saw this pattern and thought I should try. I don't know yet if it will be a washcloth or maybe a separation between pans (that they won't scratch). I used 100% cotton yarn.

Helen was creative one day last week and made this little penguin all by herself. She also decided to make a background. It's a cute little penguin made from egg-carton and felt.

And last but not least it looks like slowly, slowly we do get somewhere with our new house...
No building approval yet, but they start to take down walls... So finally after 3 years things seem to move.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

paint the house

It is going forward ever so slowly with our new house. We moved out some two months ago but all the permit process is taking very loooong. 
On the weekend the kids decorated the walls with chalk. We wanted to use gouache, but this we might do at another day....

Our oldest daughter celebrated her 9th birthday and she threw a birthday party together with a good friend of hers who is 4 days older than she is.
We organized together with the girls a small "thief hunt" through the kibbutz. The kids were the detectives and had to follow clues. Nothing too fancy but I think they quite enjoyed it.