Monday, March 11, 2013

Passover Gifts (finally)

So it's been a while since the last time I wrote a post, but really it wasn't my fault, I swear. First I had to make costumes for Purim, then gifts for Passover, then I had to prepare things for a Passover sale (that was canceled on the last minute, thanks to the weather), then my computer crashed 2 minutes before the holiday and the kids also wanted some attention here and there... A mess!

So for Passover I made some gifts. For my mother in law I made a cookies jar, filled with yummy meringue cookies

ceramic cooking jar

My sister in law got a ceramic bowl made of black clay with blue glaze inside

ceramic bowl

ceramic bowl

I gave it to her wrapped with a card I made

ceramic bowl - gift for passover

For my aunt, who is also my ceramic teacher, I (obviously) couldn't give anything made of ceramic, so instead I decided to make a fabric wrapped basket, that I've been wanting to make for a long time. Well, big mistake... The 6 mm rope I bought was way too thick for my sewing machine. Back to the store. The 4 mm was fine, but I got a mess of threads on the wrong side. I bought a needle for jeans, and finally - voila! I had to unstitch it twice, but at the end I managed to finish it.

fabric wrapped basket

fabric wrapped basket

I also added a jar with meringue cookies. I made a few of these to give to other relatives and friends.

meringue cookies jars

And some felt matryoshka dolls magnets

Last but not least - My grandma. Grandma was supposed to get a ceramic drinking jug, but I didn't finish it on time and had to find a quick alternative. So I bought 2 simple kitchen towels, one green and one orange and upgraded them with some nice, matching fabric and lace, just like grandma likes (tutorial coming soon).

upgraded kitchen towels

That's it, finally. Now I can breathe again, at least till Rosh Hashana...

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