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Sara Rivka
Eretz Yisrael
A creative jewish mom blogs about all the craft projects she's been up to.
Interests: Building a wonderful home environment for my family.Using my talents to give joy to others. Sharing and teaching my love for everything visual.
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Hi there, welcome to Craft Schooling Sunday and thanks for joining me here! We have another really important Jewish holiday coming up in less than two weeks, namely the holiday of Shavuot, where we celebrate the giving of the Torah.... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at creative jewish mom
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The fields of Northern Israel are indeed a world unto their own, and I just love to watch the progressive show as wildflowers and maidenhair fern and thistle, to name a few, each bloom during their own special time slot,... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at creative jewish mom
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Last week just before my favorite little four year old was to arrive for a visit, I quickly whipped up a pouch to hold the magnifying glass I had promised him on his last visit. And of course since I... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at creative jewish mom
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Growing up I witnessed first hand that the lovely tradition of gift giving varies greatly from culture to culture. My father had many visitors from around the world, and as I recall the visitors that always, always arrived with interesting... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at creative jewish mom
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Welcome to craft schooling sunday, the Lag B'Omer Edition! Whoops forgot to post the link up until now, Sunday evening as I was a bit distracted with all the holiday preparations, apparently, sorry about that! Lag B'Omer is the 33rd... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2017 at creative jewish mom
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Marigold seedlings, Angela Altomare, and tiny blooming marigolds, from plants planted in summer 2016! I love the color orange, and so of course that means that I also love orange marigolds.......not the big puffy balls so much, but rather those... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2017 at creative jewish mom
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Okay dear readers, here is it, my daughter's current number one favorite craft, made by her, photographed by me, and of course encouraged by me as well! DIY snow globes using recycled jars has been on my mind for months,... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2017 at creative jewish mom
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Drawing with colored pencils can be so much fun, especially if one draws cute little objects, like this collection of plastic angry bird pencil toppers. My daughter did this entirely on her own, only showing it to me after the... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2017 at creative jewish mom
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Welcome to craft schooling sunday, thanks so much for joining me here! As always this party is such a fantastic source of inspiration, thanks to all of the great ideas shared by so many creative bloggers each week! I've been... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2017 at creative jewish mom
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Just before Purim I treated myself to a Lipstick vine, Aeschynanthus radicans, as it was reasonably priced for its size, and well, I just couldn't resist! There were a few buds forming, and so I took my new friend home... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2017 at creative jewish mom
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I'm thankful to my fourteen year old daughter who has been doing some watercolor paintings and supplying me with some material that is simple to photograph and share with you! Of course my joy goes way beyond that.....I'm so happy... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2017 at creative jewish mom
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Happy Birthday Mom, sending our love across the seas, and while the physical copy of this lovely card that my daughter painted was sent via snail mail, I thought I'd post it here as well. Homemade cards were certainly a... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2017 at creative jewish mom
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You don't need to spend money on beautiful containers to have a lovely container garden, and here dear readers is the proof! This tin can container garden is not my own garden, but rather something I spotted in the neighborhood... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2017 at creative jewish mom
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Yesterday was Memorial Day here in Israel, the day in which the entire nation remembers those who have given their lives for our country, for our safety, and for us, as a people. One minute of silence is observed country-wide... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2017 at creative jewish mom
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Welcome to Craft Schooling Sunday and thanks so much for joining me here! Spring has sprung and that means that just stepping outdoors inspires as nature comes to life......I have supplimented and filled in holes in my container garden with... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2017 at creative jewish mom
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The Pride Of Madeira plants that I planted in a little neighborhood garden that I designed four or so years ago are in bloom, and it is truly a gorgeous site! I thought I'd share a few photos with you... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2017 at creative jewish mom
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Here's a fun recycled cardboard tube craft, in this case I used paper towel tubes, that is perfect just about any time really......though of course with the Jewish holiday of Lag B'Omer coming up, that is what I have made... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2017 at creative jewish mom
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Yesterday was Holocaust Remembrance Day, and it turns out that the butterfly is actually a symbol used in Holocaust Education (check out my previous post, here) and a yellow one turns out to be even more timely.......and so you see... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2017 at creative jewish mom
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The butterfly has become a symbol for the 1.5 million children murdered in the Holocaust and for Holocaust Education, and I did a little research to find the source. What I was truly stunned to discover is that there are... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2017 at creative jewish mom
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After a sad day thinking about the Holocaust, and doing a little research as well, I had the idea that one could make a project in which yellow Jewish stars become butterflies, as the butterfly is a symbol that has... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2017 at creative jewish mom
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Photo credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images Today is Holocaust Remembrance Day, Yom HaShoah, here in Israel. I realized today that on this day I generally post a photo, which is a message of sorts, but not really the kind of message... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2017 at creative jewish mom
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Welcome to Craft Schooling Sunday, and wishing you all a healthy summer, which is what we say here at the completion of the holiday of Passover. Okay, for most of you it isn't technically summer just yet, so enjoy the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2017 at creative jewish mom
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Above: A Roman era sarcaphogus, not actually used to bury Devorah, but the same location was used for hundreds even a thousand years after Devorah for burial as well. During the week of Passover we were fortunate to have enough... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2017 at creative jewish mom
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My fourteen year old daughter is once again taking painting lessons, this time with a teacher who learned painting as a trade in Russia, so the lessons are precise and skill oriented, which can be a good thing, though not... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2017 at creative jewish mom
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We made these very simple yet oh so lovely flower napkin rings in just minutes to use on our Passover table, but truthfully they'd be great for just about any occasion, especially weddings, sheva brachas, or any time really! They... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2017 at creative jewish mom