It’s almost Purim and it’s one of those nostalgic times again, where memories of sitting next to my father a”h, watching his Purim creations come to life, seem so vivid and real.
I would sit and watch as colors and textures would break forth and we would chat and share creative ideas about Purim and the project my father was working on.
My father painted many Purim jackets and ties and hats and this truly was his most treasured yom tov. Â (You can see in previous posts, a painted Kapote and tie and hat for my husband that I made, that has been his Purim outfit every year!).
This year, I decided to make a few ties as a ‘thank you’ Purim giftÂ for some baal habatim.
All you need (besides a bit of patience:), time:) are ties and puff paints or other fabric paints.
Simply Paint to your hearts content, let dry for at least 24 hours and then package in boxes, by rolling up the ties and wrapping them in parchment paper so it won’t stick to the inside of box.
Boxes are approximately, 4″ x Â 4″ and can be found in craft stores.
The ties I bought from Amazon, just search “Ties”.
Remember, that while you paint your ties, you too are creating memories. My children were watching me paint, and I could see the wonder in their eyes as my designs and colors unfolded.
With a lump in my throat and tears in my eyes, I created memories, while living my own.
Dear Ta, I know you were watching me and my children from above…but I miss seeing you down here….wish that I could show you all the things we are doing,Â and see the twinkle in your eye.
Your daughter with a creative Purim spirit,