Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Here's wishing you all a sweet New Year! Other than my amazingly wonderful family & friends, great job, and surviving the summer long 'adventure' with a kidney stone, I am so happy to have found a wonderful match in pairing my love of crafting with my enjoyment of learning more about Judaism! My kippah sewing business has kept me busy, and I am thankful to you for that! Please continue to "share" this blog, the Facebook page - www.facebook.com/MaybeSew, and my Etsy store - www.etsy.com/MaybeSew with others! I very much appreciate your support! L'Shana Tova! Let's party like it's 5771!
Thursday, July 8, 2010
cute t-shirt, men's large, from Target...
SO much better, right?!
I cut the sleeves off, made a v cut through the neck band, cut some length off, and made to cinching drawstrings on each side, using shoelaces my 'subject' chose :)
You can find the detailed instructions for this shirt and hundreds of other great ideas for reconstructed t-shirts, home goods, other apparel and more, in these awesome books:
Sunday, July 4, 2010
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Since beginning my sewing adventure, my favorite experience has to be deconstructing a kippah (Jewish ritual head covering usually worn by men in synagogue) to find the perfect pattern. I tried many different tutorials before deciding to take apart a perfectly good kippah for the answer. I've taken old t-shirts and other fabrics to upcycle and repurpose them into one-of-a-kind unique kippot (that's plural for kippah) that are a big hit! Here is one I made for my husband that he loves:
Monday, March 1, 2010
"What's Purim?" you ask - Here's my very brief summary of the story... The story is a lot like all the others - Mean ignorant dude decides all Jews must die because they only bow down to God, and they don't bow down to self-centered pompous dude who is the King's adviser, Haman (who favors tri-cornered hats). Incidentally, King marries beautiful girl who reveals her secret Jewish identity, declaring that she guesses that means she'll have to die too. King reverses decision to kill Jews and alternatively decides to kill self-centered pompous adviser, who is so widely known for his triangle shaped hats. Jews celebrate, eating triangle cookies, giving baskets of goodies to friends, and even wearing costumes to party it up - kinda like a big opposite day, since the opposite of what was supposed to happen - happened when the Jews were saved and Haman was killed.
Sunday, February 28, 2010
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Now you can find cool, funky, great looking, comfortable fitting, unique kippot for any guy between the ages of 2 and 92! Click on the button below to check them out!
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Well, kind of :) I did sew the elastic waistband, but the rest didn't require any sewing... purple & gold tutu, bib with bling, and hair accessories to match! One baby gift - done. All of these great ideas came from an awesome blog: http://samstermommy.blogspot.com/ Thanks Natasha!