Creative Corner

Sharing creative and crafting ideas for women, home and family, through; sewing, general crafting and hand-knitting.

Sukkot Banners: Rejoice!

Fabric banners can be used as a visual display of our beliefs and faith. I like to make them for both the inside of our home and those that can be used out-of-doors too. I want to share with you our two Sukkot Banners: Rejoice and Yahweh. Both of these banners were made to be [Read On]

Natural Moth Repellent Sachets

It is easy to make your own natural moth repellent sachets from fresh dried herbs, essential oils, scraps of linen fabric and ribbon. The clothes eating moth is attracted to natural organic animal fibers such as wool, alpaca, mohair, cashmere and to animal furs like rabbit, mink and fox. The female moth lays her eggs [Read On]

Clothing Moths How to Naturally Repel Them

With Summer here, it is time to put away our winter woolen clothing. However I need to put them into storage properly so that when I take them out next Fall, I won’t find damage from clothing moths. This article will tell you how to store wool clothing & naturally repel the dreaded clothing moths. [Read On]

How to Preserve the Smell of Fresh Gardenias

I love the heady smell of fresh gardenias but the blooms are not long lived and the fragrance is soon gone. I try to take advantage of our blooming bushes by sitting near them, especially in the evening when their intoxicating fragrance is stronger. Would you like to capture this fragrance in a bottle and [Read On]

How to Wash Wool Clothing

Many people are switching from synthetic fibers to natural fibers for the clothes they wear. This means taking some extra care to keep these lovely items in perfect shape so that you will want to continue to wear them. We will show you how to hand wash wool clothing and access ores so that they [Read On]

Making A Sackcloth Tunic for Yom Kippurim Part 1

This year (2011) we are going to do something different to observe and celebrate the Biblical Feast of Yom Kippurim. We are not going to put on white linen as usual this year. Instead I am going to be making a sackcloth tunic, as a Garment of Affliction, and we will wear them for 24 [Read On]

Decorate Your Home For the FEASTs

There are seven Biblical Feasts and two historical holidays (Chanukkah and Purim) throughout the year and we like to do a ‘little’ decorating for each one. This helps to set the Feast times and holidays apart and make them special. There is a Jewish custom, Hiddur Mitzvah which means, the the beautification of a mitzvah [Read On]

Calling ‘Jewish Martha Stewarts’

I found this article very interesting and I wanted to share it with you. It is about, “three women, of different backgrounds who made unique Jewish crafts that transformed their holiday celebrations from ho-hum to making them memorable.” It was written by Penny Schwartz and published by the Jewish Voice and Herald on Friday, March [Read On]

How to Make a Fabric Banner

Fabric banners that show Biblical truths or ideas are a beautiful way to decorate your home. On a larger scale they are lovely additions to a congregational setting. Banners can be hung on a wall, stood in a stand, processed during a Feast Day observance or during times of praise and worship. They are graphical [Read On]

12 Reasons to Make Your Own Banners

Banners are graphic images that are made from fabrics and other soft items. They can display our Faith and Beliefs and remind us of Yahweh and His word. Did you know that one of  the names for YHWH has to do with banners? It’s true, YHWH Nissi is Hebrew and it means Yahweh my Banner [Read On]

Creating the Torah is Life Banner

Many people have asked us how we made the Torah is Life banner and this article shares what we used and how we put it together. We started with the idea of making a worship banner that could be used for the Feast of Shavuot or Feast of Pentecost. We researched the various themes that [Read On]

Prepare the Bride – Exfoliating Skin Scrub

At least twice a year (spring and fall) it is a good idea to give our skin an exfoliating scrub. Here is a fresh and natural exfoliating skin scrub that you can make in your kitchen every Fall when pomegranates are in season. I just learned that some grocers are now making the seeds available [Read On]

Pomegranates & the Bride of Messiah

Throughout Scripture we find various stories about brides, weddings, taking of wives and most of them provide shadows of the qualities that should be a part of the Bride of Messiah. Pomegranates are mentioned in Song of Solomon in conjunction with the Shulamite and this book presents shadows of the Bride and the Messiah Bridegroom. [Read On]

Torah is Life Banner

This is the second banner that we made and Avi and I worked on it together. This banner was completed for Shavuot (Feast of Weeks, Pentecost) in 2007.  We tried very hard to have it completed for this Feast because of the symbolism of the banner and the events that Shavuot commemorate, such as: * [Read On]

Shalom Jerusalem Banner

This pretty banner reminds my family to “Pray for the PEACE of Jerusalem” which Scripture instructs us to do (Psalms 122:6.) The banner is a rectangle and measures 20 X 15 1/2 inches. I all of the fabric used in this banner is quilt cotton that I have collected over the years. The background is [Read On]