Happy Abba’s Day!

Happy Father’s Day!  I am really excited to share the Father’s Day project I did for my husband.  It isn’t jew-ish but it is definitely crafty.  I read this Seattle Times article and decided that a fridge for the garage was a simply brilliant idea!  But I couldn’t just get a fridge and be done with it.  It needed some serious personalization.  I knew that I wanted to created a cool sign for the fridge out of vinyl so I did that using my Silhouette Cameo.


This looks like it is relatively simple but looks can be deceiving!  Each color (there are actually 4 here – red, white, silver and black) is a different die cut that had to be layered on top of the other.  I had originally planned a 5th color – a dark grey background piece – but had some difficulties getting it smoothly onto the fridge so scrapped that.

I couldn’t stop there though.  I decided that this was the perfect opportunity to create some handy first aid for the garage.  So, I got the pre-packaged band-aid kits at Costco and then added some magnet strips to the back using glue and then embellished the front with some more fun vinyl cut-outs.

Daddy's Oh Shit Kit

I even decided to embellish the little bottle opener I got for the fridge with a little wrench cut of silver vinyl.

Bottle Opener with Vinyl design

Here is the final result with all of the little details.  And of course, it wouldn’t be complete without making sure it was fully stocked with my hubby’s (and son’s) favorite drinks!  (Oh and a little ice pack in the freezer compartment for emergencies 🙂 He LOVES it!  What did you give/get for father’s day?

Daddy's Garage Bar Fridge 

Father’s Day Mamaleh-style

Ack!  It’s June 2nd! And, in case you haven’t looked at your calendar yet, Father’s Day is Sunday, June 17th. If you’re like me and haven’t yet decided what you’re going to give your dad or husband this year, and want a little something with some jew-ish flair, I thought I’d offer a few suggestions for the hip MOT pop:

  • A fun kippah for those casual Shabbat dinners at home.  I found some fun sports ones at maybesew, SewingCircleBoutique and RachelTreasures.  I am not into sports at all, sorry, but this one’s for the Packers fans out there, you know who you are:
  • Or how about a “mensch” money clip from one of my favorite Judaica sites, Modern Tribe
  • Does your dad exist on drink coffee (or tea)?  How about a nice handmade “Aba”(“dad” in Hebrew) or “Saba” (“grandfather”) mug for him from AgruArtsCeramics.

Father mug in Hebrew 


Hopefully you now have a few unique MOT Father’s Day ideas for your dad or your husband. Happy Father’s Day!

Note: I was not compensated for this post in any way.  I don’t think any of these companies even know I exist. This is all just stuff I like and hope you do too 🙂