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« on: November 21, 2010 07:15:17 AM »

Yep, another door sign! I've just made aliyah (moved to live in Israel) and I've been busy 'nesting'. I wanted to fill the place with crafty things to try and make it feel more homely.

This one is for my bedroom door (I share an apartment with a friend) - it says "Tzipporah Feiga", which are my Hebrew/Yiddish names. It's a traditional Jewish 'paired' name - two different names with the same or linked meanings. Tzipporah is Hebrew for bird, while Feiga is from the Yiddish Feigel, which also means bird. So my name is really "Bird Bird" - hence the avian design:



It's cut from cartridge paper, mounted on board to make it sturdy. I cut it on the centrefold, but the birds in the doorways were added in separately, for obvious reasons. I'm actually really happy with it. I think it's sweet without being too girly-girly.

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« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2010 07:38:52 AM »

I love it! In between this and the papercut driedel I saw at temple this weekend, I may have to get this stuff started!
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« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2010 07:48:14 AM »

So amazed by your delicate work!
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« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2010 07:57:37 AM »

WOW! This is incredible! My middle name is Tzipporah, so I especially love this. I saw it in the thumbnail on the main page and I was like "who else is name Tzipporah?!" Cheesy And congrats on making aliyah!
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« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2010 08:37:12 AM »

This is so beautiful.  I love the cultural significance of using your Hebrew names, and then illustrating them with the amazing bird designs.
Congratulations on your new home. I can't wait to see you post more projects from your nest Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2010 08:49:52 AM »

This is SO beautiful.
Well done! <3
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« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2010 03:32:55 PM »

So much detail! It's very beautiful!
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« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2010 05:52:24 PM »

You really are quite good at these! You should sell your work, too.

Oh, and my Mother's Hebrew name was Feigel!  Smiley
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