My Craft Basket

Sharing craft ideas and tips and a look at some of Posey Salem's craft projects.

How to Preserve the Smell of Fresh Gardenias

Gardenia Blossom Unfurling

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]

Decorate Your Home For the FEASTs

Rejoice Banner

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’

Jewish Threads

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

Rejoice 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

Shalom Banner

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

Torah is Life Banner7

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

Pomegranate 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

Middle Eastern Bride

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

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]

Images of Faith at Home

Torah Scroll Plate

I think it is important to have images of our faith throughout our home. I’m not saying that our home should look like a House of Worship that would be a bit too much. However, my faith is important to me and it is the central core of our family life. Why shouldn’t that be [Read On]

Shabbat Banner

Shabbat Banner

This little banner is a constant reminder to my family to keep Shabbat! Exodus 20:18 tells us to remember the Sabbath and to keep it holy. The word Sabbath in our English Bibles is  pronounced ShaBAT in Hebrew. This banner hangs on a door in our dining room that leads into our pantry. Everyday, someone [Read On]