Thursday, August 8, 2013

My Nooly

This is not a sponsored post. It's a post written out of admiration for my friend Yael Katz. Looking for soft furnishings for her children but not knowing how to sew, she persuaded her mother to lend her the sewing machine anyway. Then she found a sewing teacher and started making soft toys and accessories for children and babies from her spare bedroom in Jerusalem. (You can read a better account of the story here).  My Nooly is now a thriving business selling at craft fairs and online.

Here is Yael at The Tachana last Friday.

DD always goes for the hair accessories. She particularly likes the crocheted butterflies, flowers and chicks.

The most useful item we ever bought was a small beanbag. I thought it was for throwing and catching like we used to do in school. However, Yael told me you can heat it in the microwave to sooth muscle and joint pains. DD sometimes wakes up in the night with growing pains in her knees. The beanbag is like a miracle cure. Instant relief. They can also be kept in the freezer to relieve bruises, swelling and sprains.

My personal favourite item is the tooth fairy pillow. A small pillow with a pocket for your fallen tooth so that the tooth fairy will know where to find it (and to stop it falling down behind the bed in the night). We're waiting a couple of years until we need one of those.

Check out the My Nooly website for more exquisite ideas - she ships abroad if you see things you fancy. Also My Nooly on Facebook, obviously. For Israelis take a look at My Nooly at the Marmeleda Market website.


  1. Yael makes beautiful, creative pieces. It's her story that is so inspiring. Just shows you what you can do if you put your mind to it. Wow. Thanks for sharing her success. Good luck Yael!

  2. Of to check out your friends story, I'm planning to buy a sewing machine and go to evening classes as of September - it could be me next! lol

    Mich x

  3. I think this is lovely, what lovely little items. Fab.

    1. Yes, each little thing is exquisite and all hand made.