Shalom from Seattle! So glad that you’ve found your way to my blog. I’m a full-time mom and part-time lawyer who’s talked about being the Jewish Martha since I was in college. Unlike Martha, however, my house is in a constant state of cluttered chaos because I’d rather work on fun projects (and amass oodles of craft supplies) than clean, and I don’t have an army of assistants to help. Every time I come up with a new craft idea or find some great thing at the store and get really excited, my husband says to me “Why don’t you blog about it?”
So, here I am, one crafty (and I’d like to think stylish) mamaleh who loves to create. Whether I am designing a delicate piece of jewelry, whipping up a batch of my famous frosted sugar cookies, rubber stamping a birthday card or doing a toddler’s art project, I feel the most energized when I am exercising my creative muscles. My other passion is all things Jewish. After minoring in Judaic studies at Brandeis and having my Bat Mitzvah at the age of 20, I love all the Jewish traditions and always find myself disappointed that I can’t get the latest Purim décor at Pottery Barn. But, maybe I can just do it myself!
Made by Mamaleh is where the crafty and the Jewish combine to give you fresh, chic, creative ideas from a Jewish perspective. I hope to share crafts, recipes, shopping finds, kid activities, you name it. All with a Jew-ish twist. But don’t click away just because you’re not an MOT (Member of the Tribe, ie. Jewish), since not everything I do is going to be Jew-ish, and I guarantee you’ll find plenty of ideas for birthdays, Valentine’s Day, etc., from a down-to-earth, crafty mamaleh. Thanks for joining me on this adventure!
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Love your creativity, passion and your blog! I spent many years in Boston and teaching elementary school. I am trying out your 10 Commandments Scavenger Hunt for K-1 tomorrow at Shabbat School. It took me all afternoon but I love it & I’m sure the children will too!!!
Sara, I am so thrilled to hear this! Let me know how this goes at Shabbat School!
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What a pleasure to have stumbled on your blog! I’m also a Martha Jewart wannabe… and would also rather build a table from scratch than clear and clean the table I already have. Am now following you!
Thanks so much! So glad you like the blog!
Here is your One Lovely Blog Award. Congratulations!
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Wendy turned me on to your site. You look Great! Very happy. So glad to feel/see what you’re up to. Much love and great success and happiness………
.xoxox…….Barbara…..massage anyone??! 🙂