What is one new thing you want to learn this year?
Its not a new thing, I’ve known how to knit for years. But only basic knitting and purling.
Now I am teaching myself how to add stitches and decrease stitches and how to make shapes and how to make little stuffed toys.
I don’t think I’m too keen on making jerseys and other wearable things. I want to make fun things.
I’ve made over a dozen small variegated grey hearts that I want to turn into baby mobiles. I will use about five or six grey hearts and then add an accent coloured heart depending on if its a boy or a girl baby and possibly embroider their name on it. I want to hang them using a thing silver ribbon and an embroidery hoop. Hold thumbs it turns out the way I want it to.
This last weekend I came across a pattern for little mice. They each take about 45 minutes from start to finish. The pattern calls for embroidered eyes but I wasn’t happy with the way they came out. I was contemplating what to do when I remembered that in my late granny’s sewing box was a little packet that said ‘owl eyes (2)’. I dug it out and they were perfect. That particular little mouse is going to live with my Sister in Law, Yana. I also made three more mice and since they don’t have eyes yet, they will be The 3 Blind Mice. At least until I can get to the craft store and buy some more eyes.
Next up, I found a pattern for little bunnies that looks relatively easy to do. Maybe after that I will try something a bit bigger.
*Updated: They are sooooooo easy to do! And now I am making a bigger one that I will turn into a bear.
My mom in law is coming to visit us for Pesach. It’s her first visit to Israel and the first time we will have seen her in person since we moved. The kids are super excited and already planning all the things they want to do when she is here.
Pesach. Last year our lift had not arrived yet, so we had no furniture and all my lovely Pesach things (most of which came from my late granny) couldn’t be used. This year I am hosting the seder and my mom in law, my brother, sister in law and nephew, my sister in law’s sister and kids and her mom and my sister from another mister, Rolene, are all coming to me. Its the first time I am hosting Pesach and to do it in Israel, surrounded by family is the best feeling!
Spring/Summer (and summer vacation). I’m tired of being cold. I’m tired of wearing layers. I want to wear my slops and sun dresses and go to the pool.
Purim. I have THE BEST costume this year. Cannot wait to put it together.
Lunch. I’m really hungry and I can’t wait for my shwarma to arrive 😉
My jeans! I wear my jeans nearly every day, winter, summer, rain or shine. I have 2 pairs of Levis Curves ID. I’ve mentioned before that I’m a pear, meaning I have a small waist and large butt/hips. Levis Curves are the answer to my prayers. I actually need to get a few new pairs, I need to figure out if they have them here in Israel or if I need to get someone to bring them back from SA for me.
Pick n Pay bandeau bras. They are so comfortable. Soft, stretchy, no under wire, no clasps, thin straps. I have a dozen of them in black, tan, regular straps and sports straps.
Boots/Havaianas. I usually wear the same pair of shoes until they literally fall apart. last summer I wore the same pair of beige Havaianas every day. So comfy and light. I will definitely need to buy a new pair this summer though. This winter I went to ToGo and got two pairs of boots from them (they had a buy 1 get 1 free offer). So far I have lived in the black pair although on occasion I have worn the brown pair. But ja, those are my go to shoes for winter or summer.
My pony tail holder elastic thingy. Yes, I know, not technically clothing but I cannot live without one. I like having my hair long. I hate having my hair in my face. I either put my hair in a pony, a messy bun or lately a plait. I keep a card with a dozen elastics on it in my handbag, just in case.
Only 4. I really cant think of a 5th item that I have to have or need or wear all the time. My main concern with clothing is if its comfortable.