handmade

Ramadan Advent Pocket Calendars

It’s that time of year again! I’m in Ramadan calendar making mode. Here is the batch I’ve made so far this year. Good news is, I’ve reopened my etsy shop, and you can purchase them there too inshaAllah. I’m really loving the purple one. What’s your favourite? Every time I make a new one my […] Read more…

Yarn Dolls

Making yarn dolls with my daughter at her girls bookclub, brought back so many childhood memories. This was a craft to go along with their reading of, “The Last Safe House”, by Barbara Greenwood about the Underground Railroad. I had almost forgotten about ever making these types of dolls, until I was researching how to […] Read more…

Little lessons in sewing

I’ve had a lot of beginner sewing students visit me this past month, and learn little lessons in sewing, and each time they come, gradually building on their skills. I wanted to share some of the projects they’ve worked on in our little sewing studio corner. I hope to keep taking snapshots of their completed […] Read more…

Crowns for all

Somehow when my daughter’s friends come over to visit, she always convinces them to do a sewing session, that I end up overseeing. Why can’t they just PLAY like normal kids, haha. Jokes aside though, sewing is something my daughter really enjoys and she loves sharing her passion with her friends. So the other day […] Read more…

Handmade Cloth Dolls

Ever since I was 3 years old I’ve always been fascinated by handmade dolls. It was around that time that my elder brother and I went into a small shop full of amazing handmade treasures. The lady there was so kind, and gifted my brother a stuffed bear, and me a handmade doll. The doll’s […] Read more…

Bits of Crochet

With a new niece in the family coming this Spring inshaAllah, I decided to make a little something handmade for the wee bundle of joy. I’ve always wanted to try crocheting baby booties, and they were surprisingly easy to whip up. In fact they were so easy to make, my eldest made a pair for […] Read more…

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