sewing

Gathered Skirts

As soon as I saw the Gathered Skirt pattern from Purl Soho earlier this year, I knew I wanted to make it for my girls. The pockets are perfect for holding all the little trinkets and toys they carry around with during the day. First I made one for my toddler, and she immediately filled […] Read more…

Sewing Classes

I’ve been teaching sewing classes at my home for little over a year now, a handful of times each month. With my husband’s busy work schedule, juggling two babies under 2, homeschooling, homemaking, and everything in between it’s difficult for me to find time to fit in any classes, but when I do, it brings […] Read more…

handmade for eid ul adha 2015

So I managed to squeeze in itty bits of handmade goodness into this year’s eid. I made a few gifts for my family to give them on the last day of Eid when we came together as a family. I dabbled in a variety of different craft techniques too, including sewing, fabric painting, crochet, wood […] Read more…

felt slippers

Sometimes I worry that my eldest daughter is falling behind in her homeschooling. That we just didn’t have enough time today, or yesterday, or the whole week to meet all the targets I set for her. I wonder where I am going wrong, and how on earth do homeschoolers do it all, how do they […] Read more…

Ramadan Tote Bags

My eldest made two tote bags this Ramadan inspired by some pins I’ve saved on pinterest. For the first bag she used fabric pastels and a homemade stencil based on a colouring page we printed out, and coloured her design onto a premade canvas tote. And for the second bag she machine sewed a felt […] Read more…

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