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But we missed the first snow of the season when we were away, and now it looks like we’ll have to do with our paper cut flakes:

paper flales

The patterns are from this site, and although not very preschooler friendly – the kids can at least unfold the cut flakes.

And now for some shopping, that was done on the above mentioned trip to Israel. I didn’t buy much, knowing my shelves are already overstuffed, and that my balance is currently heavily tilted towards the buying part in the buying and making equation. So hopefully posting some photos will help me get myself off the chair, and back to the sewing machine.

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These were purchased at the beginning of our trip, in a tiny store dedicated almost entirely to buttons. I remember in the past there were more of them around, but now it’s the only shop I found in my hometown (Netanya), idyllically nestled between the sex-shop and the electronics repair lab…. And I even got a few samples for the kids.

Beside buying buttons, I also found my old buttons box, which contained some older buttons from my mother and grandmother, and received some more buttons from my cousin.

old buttons old buttons

There was also one trip to Nachlat Binyamin in Tel-Aviv, a street known for its MANY fabric stores, and the arts and crafts market taking place twice a week. There was indeed much fabric to be found – every other store sells fabric, with some sewing notions stores to match. luckily I was joined by a good friend, with her 5 month old daughter, so I could only spend a couple of hours there.

I added some more linen to my stash:


And some printed corduroy too:


I purchased this ceramic bowl at the craft market:


And this one is just gorgeous, and is my absolute favourite:


I might be a little biased here, since it was made by daddy’s cousin, but I think she’s very talented. She also made these:


I think we have enough photos for one day, non?

Have a good weekend everyone!


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