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Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Passover and Easter 2021

Hello dear readers,

We are right in the middle of our 7-days holiday, Pessah (Passover).  It is also the end of the first term in school with a 3-week holiday and we get to enjoy our young ones visits.  Although we still expect some rainy days, spring is here in full splendor.

I had a wonderful family Pessah dinner at my daughter Galia's home. I made little gifts for my beloved family members.

I made 6 of these bunnies in a nutshell tiny scenes.

At a local disposable dinnerware store, I found these transparent egg-shaped boxes which help keep the little scene dustfree.

I also made about a dozen flower arrangements in little blue clay vases. 

Another transparent box, the only shape left at the store but serves well as a dust cover.

Yesterday a new surprise Easter gift arrived from a very generous sweet blog friend.  It made me very happy.  As soon as I take photos, I'll post about it.

I wish all my Jewish friends a marvelous Passover and all my Christian friends a marvelous Easter!

Happy Holidays with blessings!


Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Volunteer work

Hello dear friends.

The daycare centers here for the elderly have reopened. Being an elderly person myself, I can understand the need to be busy and volunteered to work at one of the centers twice a week starting in April, after the Passover holiday. It will be good for me to have something I love to do. In the meantime, I am preparing a few workshop plans, considering that the center has a very limited budget for creative supplies.

I'm thinking about small attractive scenes that people love to make and receive as gifts. for example, stands.

This one only uses two pairs of chopsticks, two bamboo skewers, and acrylic paint.  It can be displayed for shoes or cakes, etc.

This stand is also made from scratch. Some pieces of wood scraps, a few thumbtacks, and acrylic paint. The baskets are very easy to make, especially the ones made from jute. The ladies I met are great knitters and also do very fine crochet works.  The gentlemen will be happy to do some wood cutting.

For the next few months this will be enough.  Later on, I hope I'll have more plans.  Any ideas for easy beginners miniature crafts will be very welcome.

After the long months of the epidemic enclosures, when it was impossible,  I managed to get a very nice maid to help me with the house chores.  Together we have been spring cleaning and throwing away tons of junk. She will be with me once a week and slowly the house will return to normal. I am also happy to see more of my family. The grandchildren seem to have grown up all at once.

There was very little time lately for minis except for visiting and enjoying the new posts in my favorite blogs. 

I wish you all good health and happy crafting with blessings and hugs.