Chuppah 101: Planning Your Chuppah

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April and May have been busy times around these parts, leading up to this week’s launch of my newly redesigned web site. In honor of this significant milestone, I’m starting this series of blog posts about chuppahs. Today, the first in the series: Planning Your Chuppah. The Basics! Before I start with practical advice, I […]

In the Studio…

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…working on new things. Exciting developments soon!

chuppah for a southern wedding: next steps

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It’s been a busy couple of weeks, full of get-togethers and wedding events.  I also started using Twitter, which I think we can all agree is a dangerous time sink a great tool for learning what’s up.  (You can follow me @raftersofcedars if you like.) Meanwhile, I’ve been intending to post more about the progress […]

a new arrival in the workroom

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Due to the demise of her predecessor, the charming but unreliable Fredo, a new arrival is now gracing the workroom: I’ve named her Gaila.  So far she’s performing admirably. :) Despite Fredo’s sudden departure, work continues on the current chuppah as well as on some new projects.  I’ll be posting more later this week; for […]

4 fresh ketubah designs

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One of my favorite trends of the last few years has been the resurgence of interest in handmade goods and independent designers.  Sites like Etsy have opened the door for new creators to enter the market, bringing fresh perspectives and new aesthetics, while making it easier for people who value their work to find them. […]

in the studio: starting a new chuppah

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It’s Monday, the day I’ve chosen to share the progress of chuppahs and other projects I’m working on.  Despite a pesky cold that has me wanting to curl up on the couch, watch Fringe and eat cake (that someone will make for me, naturally, because people with colds need cake), the blog must go on, […]