Wednesday, June 27, 2007

back into the groove

The groove of making messenger bags of course! I didn't plan on it actually... my boy begged three days for a " Charlie bag", the one from "Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" (original version!)... what he wanted was a "messenger bag" to wear across his little body :)

I took a quick snapshot of him wearing the bag before going to school (getting a thick coat of Sunblock to protect this pink skin of his).
Here are some bags I've made a long time ago, and now they all have other loving owners :)

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Monday, June 25, 2007

Lambs and wolfs

I'm wondering if it is some kind of a nature's law - you're either a wolf or a lamb ... well, maybe I'm wrong, but one thing is for sure - this fabric is adorable!
It has been a while since I've sewn up a PocketWallet that is not "Red Owl" or "Porcupine on green". I've been starting to miss the excitement of seeing a new fabric taking the shape of my vision, and this little one turned out great. I love it :)

Saturday, June 23, 2007

beyond time and place

I've just finished reading "The Red Tent"(fiction) by Anita Diamant- I enjoyed it very much. In this fictional book the biblical Dina tells her life story.
Reading this book was like a time-travel experience to ancient times or like watching a good movie (in the least). It made me think about my concept of "family", coming to terms with my mortality, and the essence of my life. Recommended!

Sunday, June 17, 2007

It's a "Pursonal" thing...

I'm building up my confidence, writing down in English... for good or bad, at the moment, I write the way I speak :) I actually haven't been "writing to self" since I was keeping a daily diary at the age of 12 (hmmm... if I could only find this little notebook now!).

Talking of writing, I just got a surprise email from a class mate (silk screening class) in the US - which brings me back to silk - screening! I'm a total chicken... I have ALL the equipment I need and still can't bring myself to start again. I have lots of new ideas of design and color - stories, but all of it is still waiting on my computer to see the light of day (someday hopefully soon).

in the photo, the first screen - printing I did, it got great response from lots of folks - thanks for your support :)
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Card Holder - Original screen printing

...I guess it's a "Pursonal thing", I mean, what I have in my purse.
It all started one busy morning at my local old "Sav - On"... I was just about to pay at the cashier stand, as I quickly pulled out my "PocketWallet", and along came out (and onto the floor... and to the feet of the guy that was standing next to me!!!) pads, tampons and whatnot...
I don't know how I felt at that moment... I guess I was kinda surprised in a bad way.

Since that incident I was working out the "Pursonal" design in my head for a while. I really don't feel like picking - up my inessentials from the floor ever again, and it's a great way for me to stay organized as well.
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Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Getting started :) would I start my blog? I guess I'll just say a quick hello and thanks for popping in.

I managed to update my profile at the shop, to make it a bit more personalised, so here it is, a few words about me with some extras.

I'm Rina, a mommy, a crafter... you've probably read it a million times :)
I've lived for eleven years in the States, and came back home with my family to Israel recently.
When I was a kid I made cardboard shoes, loved to make clothes for my Barbie, and soft "Old House in the Prairie" style sock dolls. I'm a 70's kid and my best memories are of groovy fabrics, summer time at the beach and great BosaNova music (that's were my heart takes me when I'm looking at those wonderful yellowing 70's pictures). Mid - Century design really gets me... also 50's little naive prints.

I got my formal education in "Fashion Design", and would love to explore textile and glass making as well.

Here's a fish-eye picture of hubby and me - trying out Sunglasses in Palm Springs :)