Every other year or so, my wife and I make Purim costumes for our children. My wife machine sews much better than I do, but I’m the intrepid (foolhardy?) hacker who isn’t afraid to cobble something together without a pattern. … Continue reading
Esrog boxes are a woodworking project I’ve turned to a few times over the years. They take a whole summer to make, and, unlike other projects like bread boards and lamps, it doesn’t matter if a camper’s older sibling has … Continue reading
This was the Camp Ashreinu woodwork project in 2011. It was built around an IKEA lamp and lampshade, and a hidden message appears when you turn it on! Full details of the build, including a glimpse at the original camp … Continue reading
Left to right: silverfish, catfish, starfish, herring (clearer in hi-res), dogfish, goldfish, and zebrafish. (Sorry – I’ve got a soft spot for corny humor!) These were part of a Purim costume – a fisherman. I thought about sewing eyes onto them but I never found the time. The kids enjoyed playing with them after Purim, anyway.
Pattern credit: allaboutyou.com