Monday, 22 August 2016

Clasp Purse Tutorial


I was gifted a lovely Clasp Purse Kit from a dear friend of mine.  This is a John Lewis Product.   I have never made a purse before so was quite excited to try this new project. Even better having a kit with the pattern and instructions already provided.  I was a little disappointed though as the instructions were not very clear and I had to back-track a couple of times to get it right. Though the end product was worth it.

I thought I would share with you how I made this. I have took a photo of the original instructions so you know what the main instruction was.  The points to keep in mind are that when sewing down the sides in Step 2 make sure you go all the way down, not as it shows in the instruction diagram.  I followed the diagram and it left a gap in the purse, so you must sew all the way to the bottom.



The photos below show the steps I took when following the above instructions.  You also have the choice of using your own fabric and cutting them to the pattern size if you want something more unique!



Now I have to decide who gets the purse! Both my daughters are eyeing this product up haha!



Saturday, 13 August 2016

Henna Tip Using a Cookie Cutter


Today I am sharing a tip I used for making henna designs. I used this idea on my young daughter and she then used the idea on me! I am not very good at henna designs and feel very inadequate compared to my older daughter who can do brilliant designs. So the idea was to use a template for the design and I realised a cookie cutter was the perfect thing.

Items needed:

Henna tube
Cookie Cutter

Instructions:

Step 1) Spread henna all around the edge of the cookie cutter, not too thick, just enough so it is covered.
Step 2) Place the cutter onto the hand pressing gently so that it leaves a trace of henna on the hand.
Step 3) Then using the henna tube carefully go over the design again. Then add extra patterns making a design of your choice.

The photo below shows my 9 year old daughter using the same technique on my hand.





Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Eid Mubarak 2016




  • May the day delight and the moments measure all the special joys for all of you to treasure. May the year ahead be fruitful too, for your home and family and especially for you. Happy Eid Mubarak To You!



Monday, 4 July 2016

Ramadan 30 Days of Inspirational Posters 21-30

This Ramadan I wanted to do something different for each day and I decided on sharing an inspirational poster for each day of Ramadan using my own photographs. I will share all 30 photographs into 3 posts during this month. These are the last batch of photographs, 21-30.


inspirational poster quotes

Poster 21 - The only time you should ever look back, is to see how far you've come.

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Poster 22 - Never let the things you want make you forget the things you have.

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Poster 23 - Your beliefs don't make you a better person, your behaviour does.

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Poster 24 - To admit you were wrong is to declare that you are wiser now than you were before.

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Poster 25 - Never get so busy making a living, that you forget to make a life.


Poster 26 - Rather than aiming to be perfect, just aim to be a little better today than you were yesterday.

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Poster 27 - Don't change so that people will like you. Be yourself and the right people will love the real you.

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Poster 28 - Stop thinking of what could go wrong and start thinking of what could go right.

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Poster 29 - Don't give up because of one bad chapter in your life. Keep going, your story doesn't end here.
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Poster 30 - To be rich is not what you have in your bank account, but what you have in your heart.

Previous posts are:
Posters 1-10
Posters 11-20








Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Ramadan 30 Days of Inspirational Posters 11-20

This Ramadan I wanted to do something different for each day and I decided on sharing an inspirational poster for each day of Ramadan using my own photographs. I will share all 30 photographs into 3 posts during this month. These are the second batch of photographs, 11-20.


Poster 11 - It can be hard to move on and never look back. But once you do, you'll realise it was the best decision you ever made.


Poster 12 - You can't be good enough for everybody, but you will always be the best for the one who deserves you.


Poster 13 - When you feel like quitting think about why you started.


Poster 14 - The biggest challenge in life is to be yourself in a world that is trying to make you like everyone else.


Poster 15 - Somewhere someone else is happy with less than you have.


 Poster 16 - Being strong doesn't always mean you have to fight the battle.  True strength is being adult enough to walk away from the nonsense with your head held high.


Poster 17 - It is important to know when to stop arguing with people and just let them be wrong!


Poster 18 - Give the ones you love wings to fly, roots to come back and reasons to stay.


Poster 19 - I am thankful for my struggle because without it I wouldn't have stumbled across my strength.



Poster 20 - Mistakes are proof you are trying.


If you want to see the first 10 posters I designed, here is the link: http://www.karimascrafts.com/2016/06/ramadan-30-days-of-inspirational.html



Friday, 24 June 2016

Ramadan 30 Days of Inspirational Posters 1-10

This ramadan I wanted to do something different for each day and I decided on sharing an inspirational poster for each day of Ramadan using my own photographs. I will share all 30 photographs into 3 posts during this month. These are the first 10 photographs.


Poster 1 - Don't give up, the beginning is always the hardest.


Poster 2 - The struggle you're in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow. Don't give up.


Poster 3 - The moment when you want to quit, is the moment when you need to keep pushing!


Poster 4 - Take pride in how far you have come and have faith in how far you can go.


Poster 5 - When everything feels like an uphill struggle, just think of the view from the top!


Poster 6 - Sometimes the people around you won't understand your journey. They don't need to, it's not for them.


Poster 7 - Starting today, I need to forget what's gone, appreciate what still remains and look forward to what's coming next.


Poster 8 - Sometimes the strength within you is not a big fiery flame that all can see, it is just a tiny spark that whispers ever so softly, "You got this, keep going".


Poster 9 - Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations.


Poster 10 - Life is about moments. Don't wait for them, create them!





Thursday, 23 June 2016

Best Arts and Crafts Blog Award Winner


This month I was nominated for a Muslimah Bloggers Award. I am pleased to say that I won in the 'Best Arts and Crafts Blog' Award category.  See below for all the nominations and other winners categories.

http://muslimahbloggers.com/muslimah-bloggers-2016-award-winners/