Sunday, 14 February 2016
This is my 3rd Post sharing some inspirational posters I have designed using my own photographs. The first post I shared 7 as I did with the second post. So to keep the pattern I am sharing another 7 this time too. I hope you like them. Poster 15 is shared above. 'Sometimes good things don't happen to you because you are the good thing that needs to happen to others.' I took this photo in Algeria.
Poster 16 'Be happy with the little you have. There are some people with nothing who still manage to smile.' I took this photo at the home of a family member.
Poster 17 Again using a sunset photo I took on holiday in Algeria. 'Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.'
Poster 18 'If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.' Martin Luther King Jr. This is a photo I took of my youngest running on the beach.
Poster 19 i designed from a photograph I took at the beach. You can guess I love the Seaside! 'Sometimes the bad things that happen in our lives put us directly on the path to the best things that will ever happen to us.'
Poster 20 I took this photo at a local beach. 'A successful woman is one who can build a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at her.'
Poster 21 This is another photograph I took myself at the coast. 'Healing doesn't mean the pain never existed. It means the damage no longer controls our lives.'
I hope you liked these posters. If you missed my previous posters you can find the link below.
Monday, 18 January 2016
I recently shared a post showing a painting my 8 year old made which was sold straight away after being up in an exhibition. Here is the link if you missed it: http://www.karimascrafts.com/2016/01/acrylic-landscape-painting.html Anyway she decided to do another painting with a similar style, block painting. I am happy to say that this painting was sold immediately too. So she has now sold 2 of her paintings.
Below are some photographs of her doing this painting. The painting below is her doing the first layer of acrylics.
The photo below is her adding the second layer of paints to bring out the bold colours.
The photo below shows the finished painting before it is framed. Last time she chose a white frame but this time we went for a silver frame.
Below is the photograph of her last painting she sold, which had a similar design.
Friday, 15 January 2016
I have recently shared a post showing 7 posters I have designed using my own photographs. Today I am sharing another 7 posters I have designed with quotes. The poster above was my 8th poster. Feelings are like waves, we can't stop them from coming but we can choose which ones to surf.
Poster 9 I designed - This is from my photo album but the actual photo was taken by my 13 year old daughter. No matter how far apart we are, we will all be under the same sky.
Poster 10 - I took this photo near High Force Waterfall. I've never found time spent amongst nature to be a waste of time.
Poster 11 - I took this photo in a nearby park. Think like a bird. The bird who dares to fall is the bird who learns to fly!
Poster 12 - I took this photo at our local beach. In order to be open to creativity, one must have the capacity for constructive use of solitude. One must overcome the fear of being alone.
Poster 13 - Took this recently when it snowed. You know it's cold outside, when you go outside and it's cold.
Poster 14 - I took this photo of my youngest daughter at the beach. A little sand between your toes always takes away your woes.
If you missed the first 7 posters, here is the link: http://www.karimascrafts.com/2016/01/inspirational-quotes-7-posters.html
Sunday, 10 January 2016
My 8 year old recently tried her hand at painting in block colours and quite liked this technique so she decided to have a go at a landscape painting. The result was brilliant. We had this painting framed and it was put up at a local art exhibition. The painting was sold in the first week after much interest.
The photo above shows her painting the first layer. The photo below is the finished painting before we framed it.
The photo below shows the painting hanging up on display. Sorry the lighting quality of the space wasn't good for photographs.
Friday, 1 January 2016
For a long time now I have always wanted to make some inspirational posters using my own photographs. Well I eventually got around to start making some. So far I have designed 7 posters so thought to share them all here as one post. I do hope you like them and please share them too!
If the sea were ink for writing the words of my lord, the sea would be dry before the words of my lord were finished.
It might be stormy now, but it can't rain forever!
Life always offers you a second chance. It's called Tomorrow.
Appreciate the little things as there are so many.
Sometimes the best way to appreciate something is to be without it for a while.
Don't be afraid to take an unfamiliar path. Sometimes they're the ones to take you to the best places.
There is no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs.
Sunday, 27 December 2015
I recently bought a lovely ball of wool which I used to make a crochet hat, I previously blogged about this here: http://www.karimascrafts.com/2015/12/crochet-hat.html
I made this ear warmer for my 8 year old daughter. She loves the colours and loves wearing it when the weather is a bit chilly. Below is a photo of the hat Imade myself using the same ball of wool. I still had spare wool left and will share with you another project very soon insha'Allah.
Sunday, 20 December 2015
It has been a very long time since I last crocheted. I saw some lovely wool in a local shop recently and just had to buy it and try it out. I decided to make a nice hat, one that would be big enough to slip over my hijab on the cold winter months! We did have some snow and cold days so I have already had the opportunity to wear it.
As usual I didn't follow a full tutorial, I am a novice and start struggling sometimes with certain stitches and end up just making my own design! I did start off following a youtube tutorial for a man size slouchy hat, but then just changed the shape. I then added a crochet flower to the side using the same wool. I just looooove the colours.