Monday, April 11, 2011

Purim as promised

Ah! I don't even think I can tell you how awesome this is! I'm blogging from bed :). The kids are still asleep and in the few relaxing moments I have before I must get up and dive into my nonstop busy day, I can blog, from my phone :D I love it!!

Anyways, here are the Purim costumes I promised. First let me tell you about Purim. This year I planned a biblical themed holiday. Not just biblical but time specific to the time of the patriarchs and matriarchs. I researched the clothing, fabrics and food. Our Purim feast was pitas, chumus, olives, cucumber salad. Red lentil soup (what Esau sold his birthright to Jacob for) tongue with mustard (what Abraham served the visiting angels) lamb stew (which I'm sure they ate back then, Moroccan carrot salad (which they might not have but I needed another side dish) almonds, dates and figs. Oh yeah and wine which there was plenty of :)

I made a tent in our library with a rug on the floor and a folded folding table. The kids ate their feast sitting on pillows on the floor. Before and after the feast many adults migrated there to sit and talk and for photo ops as well ;)

Unfortunately my girls weren't super comfortable in their costumes my older on wore hers half of the day and I got some pics but my 4 year old wasn't having any of it. I barely managed to get her in her dress for the family pic, forget the headdress. There are more costumes (I made costumes for some of my visiting family) but didn't ask for permission to post them online so for now here's what I can share.
This is mine before it was done.



Josephs coat

And on

All of us and yes those are lambs!

They came with their mom for the day :)

The tent (like the moroccan lantern?)

Later in the tent with some friends who dropped by. Btw the guy with his back to the camera is one of the angels.

My father brother in law and nephew were dressed as the three visiting angels and I had headdresses for some of the ladies. If I get permission to post from my guests then I have some cooler pics to update with later. I'll work on it.

Phew! Gotta go dress the kids for school. This was fun.
Happy sewing!

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Sunday, April 10, 2011

I'm back for real?

Curtesy of blogpress app for my iPhone. I've been finding it near impossible to sit down at my computer to write a blog post for a while. I think it's a combination of having 5 young kids and 2 holidays to make, Purim and Pesach ( Passover). I think I expended about as much energy as Pesach cleaning takes preparing an incredible themed Purim with mom sewn costumes of course. Problem is Pesach follows 4 weeks after and it might be a better idea next year to start planning and preparing Purim much much earlier so that when the festivities are over I have the energy to dive into Pesach cleaning and not feel like I need a month vacation because I'm certainly not getting one now.

So you may ask why would I resume blogging a week before Pesach? Well that's because I miss you guys and have so much to share. Last time I looked for an iPhone app to blog with, there wasn't one that supported blogspot but this morning I found it and I'm so glad. I'll blog soon with Purim costumes and later with pictures of the basement!!! The remodel is done! I still need to clean up and set up all my stuff but I have such a gorgeous sewing room now!

Happy sewing!

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