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To Etsy or not to Etsy: Reactions and Retractions

One reader suggested that I post more pictures of my “studio” in my product listings.  Let’s get real.  The other end of this couch is my studio until ten minutes before my husband comes home in the evening.  First, let […]

One reader suggested that I post more pictures of my "studio" in my product listings.  Let's get real.  The other end of this couch is my studio until ten minutes before my husband comes home in the evening.

To Etsy or not to Etsy: Reactions and Retractions

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One reader suggested that I post more pictures of my “studio” in my product listings.  Let’s get real.  The other end of this couch is my studio until ten minutes before my husband comes home in the evening.  First, let […]

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To Etsy or not to Etsy

(These are my favorite bowls and my most expensive.  I tried to price things according to how long it took me to finish them and how functional I think

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Wrapping Paper Redux

Ask anyone who knows me; I am a nut about wrapping paper.  I love it.  I really love it!  Long ago when I was just a little girl, my

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Crafter’s Gift Guide

(This ruler is a European brand I got here in Israel, Le Summit.) When we moved to Israel a year and half ago I really couldn’t figure out what to

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Celebrating Thanksgiving in Israel

 Last year's Thanksgiving guests squeezed around our table.  Sometimes a big crowd in a small space makes it seem all that much more festive.   Even though John (read his

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5 easy party light ideas

Inspired by my 4th of July party lights, I decided to come up with a few other ways to use recycled materials to perk up twinkle lights for your

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Celebrate July 4th with party lights

I love a themed party light.  I can’t help myself.  But I hate that they are a dollar a light or more.  They only come in strands of 10

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How to build a nylon strap basket

This is one of those projects that’s been on my mind for a long time. In fact, I’ve been thinking it over for almost a year now.  When John and

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Israel: The Upcycler’s dilemma

I can trace my crafting roots way back into my childhood.  I remember making a stylish sunhat for my Fisher Price people out of mud and strands of grass.

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