Wednesday, December 20, 2006

My first zippered pouch..and other things

I finaly had the courage to try sewing zippers, my aunt asked for a pouch ages ago and I kept delaying things because I was scared of trying my hands with zippers, but after reading a tutorial in one of the blogs,I tried it and it turned out verry easy and verry verry nice looking ( If I may say so ) so atlast I can now do other things.
speaking of other things.. I finished the black and white bag for my cousin and guess what, her mother ( my mom's aunt) liked the colors so much she ordered two..!! Two more black and white combinations..! not that I'm not grateful she liked my bags and ordered another two ( she already ordered a blue one) but black and white..well, not all people like color like I said. But I'm really happy that someone is ordering bags even if they are the same color.
So the other picture up there is for a mat I baught for my kitchen floor, I like these old looking pictures and it seems cool in the kitchen, because I don't cook much but when I do I do it with love ;)
Have a nice day

Friday, December 15, 2006

A calm weekend

And a productive one too,I'm almost done with moving my thing from the old house, plus we just had two of the three curtains we ordered put up, and boy does it change the look of the house..!We still have many rooms left and alot of boxes to empty but that's nothing, I feel more and more at home.
We went to the movies last monday and I watched a very nice movie called " the holiday" It made me want to rent out my house and swap with someone anywhere in the world for a couple of weeks, I really need the change. I wish I can just close my eyes and when I open them again I would be in a European country, site seeing and shopping and enjoying the cool houses and green land. AHHHH. dreams.. rosy ones!
Anyways, I'm back into my patchwork bags, this time another black and white combination as a gift for a cousin who will be leaving to the states with her family on a business trip for nine months inshallah, I thought I was done with these combinations of colors but obviously ppl here prefer the nuetral colors. I prefer bold colors, but that have to wait.
My girl is still driving me crazy that's why this is the first night that I try working after she goes to sleep, I was afraid the sound of the sewing machine would upset her sleep ( and her daddy's) but we testted the sounds and it was ok.. Thanks to Allah now I can enjoy my room with the tv in it, not that it has anything interesting anyway.
So the above picture is of the gift I made for my baby sister, the mirror ofcourse is not my
Have a nice day.. ( I wish I can hear from anyone reading this, I'm starting to feel crazy talking to myself..!

Monday, December 11, 2006

Hard to work..

and all that because my three year old gets super crazy everytime I start using the net, sewing or do anything beside talk with her and play.. I know it's my job to entertain her since she doesn't have a sister or a brother, doesn't go out much and didn't start school (or preschool), but I need to work on my things too or I'll lose my mind..! I don't go out much either ( meaning no friends, no job, not even a studying course or a health club) and the whole day we spend it together alone, except for the occational time my mom visits or take her or both of us out...
Anyway I'm missing something very badly and I just don't know what it is.. I need a friend to share my interests and love for crafts with, maybe I should look harder.. Does anyone here live in Saudi Arabia and loves craft? plz contact me I need help..!
So I finally finished the last bag as I said before, and today I embeleshed it with a felt flower and some rickrak.. the picture is bad but so is the lighting in the house since it's very cloudy outside.
We are thinking of going to the movies, but nothing confirmed yet, I'm gonna lose my mind with this girl..!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

How does my garden grow..?

In small plastic pots.. I tried gardening after a very long time since I even had a plant in the house, all because I sow mom do it and it seemed very easy and enteresting.. It wasn't..! easy that is, I kept clumsily dropping soil and water everywhere and almost killing all the poor small flowers from forcing them into the pots. ofcourse if mom wasn't helping I think everything would be dead by now, but thanks to Allah they all look nice and blooming. I put all the plastic pots in the area where I look out the window more.. the kitchen. and it sure makes a difference to brighten a day.

In another area, after what seems like forever I finally started sewing again, and finished the last of the patchwork bags that my aunt ordered before Eid. It seemed like I forgot how to do everything and redid alot of the bag many times before I finished it, and even now I'm not very happy with it, but no way I'm gonna do it again..!
And I even did a nice cushion cover for my new crafts/morning living room.. the picture is dark, the colors are pinks ( dark and light) and blues..

Anyway it's the weekend and I think all we are going to do is try to bring some of our stuff from the old house, wish us luck it's starting to seem funny living without most of our things.

Monday, November 27, 2006

Long time.. lot's of news

Hi everyone at blog world, I missed you soo much, it's been a very long time since I last posted, and it feels even longer than it realy is.. lot's of things has happened since the last time I was here, making bags and blogging about my boring life..! first of all my almost three years old daughter was sick coughing all the time and having a fever, and when we took her to the doctor he sayed she had to check in the hospital for a few days to treat her, and it was a very scary and hurting experience for us seeing her just laying there in her bed after being so full of life. But thanks to Allah she is good now, after those few days in the hospital we went to Taif for the last two days of Ramadan ( by car , passing through Ryadh and spending a few hours there ) then to Jeddah for my family's Eid lunch and his family dinners.. then to Makkah for the rest of the vacation to spend with his family. We had lots of good times and some stressfull ones, but by the end of the vacation we had the most disturbing news, our house was drowning...! apparently a water hose from our sink just exploded and the house was soaking wet for a few days before the water started to go out and someone called us about it. We had to cut our vacation and went back to check the damage, luckily our furniture is mostly good, but the floors were damaged and the roof was leaking. So we thought it would be better to move houses ( we are renting ) than to try to fix everything up since it was an old house in the first place with many problems.

To make a long story short, we are now in our new house ( which is very near the old one and much better and much much expensive..! ) but most of our ( my ) stuff is in the old one, which is leaving me feeling disoriented and not really settled..

Wow..! how is that for a month? but atleast we are all well and happy together, and I get to redecorate..LOL.. Plus we celebrated our daughter's 3rd birthday at mom's house and was a very nice thing with strawberry shortcake themed decorations.. I can't believe she is 3 already..

So tonight mom and I went to buy some plants for the kind-of-walkway,garden thingy.. hopefully they will not die on me, we just started the rainy season of the year and that might take care of watering them. hehe

( the obove pictures are of my daughter's birthday which I decorated, and of her playing in a puddle of water in our new house for the first time )

Anyways sorry for the long post, next one will have better news and pictures hopefully.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

The one with all the bags..!

This post is all about the bags I've been making for the gifts, I did two of the patchwork ones , three small kids sized reversable ones, and two simple ones to put colored pencils and coloring books in them ( I am really bad with the different names for bags, they are all "bags" to me )
Plus I had three very nice and sweet members of my family who ordered three patchwork bags and one from the small size. I already finished 3 out of 4, and I'm gonna save the money I get from anything I sell in a box far away till I reach my first million..! ( maybe if you are still around by the year 3000 you will read my post about that! ) I also made one for myself with animal prints and used an old necklace that I got loong time ago from disney world and almost gave away cuz I stopped wearing it. It turned out nice with the bag.. teaches me not to throw anything, might get useful someday.
Anyways, it's near the time we travel and I still haven't gift wrapped any of my 20 something gifts.. not even got the gift wrap.. I have a lot of work to do.
Other than that our days are still the same.. and my moods are travelling waaaaay down these days with all the thinking of all the things I still have to do..! and I'm still discovering lots and lots of great blogs out there after a month of surfing. I love the net.
So that's all folks for now, wish to hear from you all.. have a nice day/week/year.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

I've been so busy..!

Hi it's been a very long time, i'm sure you missed me..! ( hehe I'm not even sure if anyone is reading my poor blog!) Anyways, it's ramadhan you know and we are busy with this month's activities, you know samboosa and reading quraan and Eid gifts.. which I am happy to announce that I'm almost done. Ofcourse I'm almost and not completely done because I keep being side tracked with other projects, some of which are being liked so much in my family circle that I'm selling them now..! Hopefully I want to start a hand made fabric thingies buisiness. above are some of the pin cushions I made with felt and sold all of them..! I started with wanting to make one for my first time owned pins, and grandma liked it so I gave it to her, then I made another one and mom wanted it, and so on with my aunt and cousin and great aunt and till now I don't have one to myself..! But I'm not complaining since they are selling well..! I also made some more bags, some for gifts and some for sale. pictures coming in a while inshallah. So if you are in the area and wanted one for urself, just let me know and I will home deliver ( I'm selling the bags for 100 SR just for the information )
So beside sewing my mom left to Jeddah on vacation for 10 days ( and just arrived last night) I felt soo lost without having her, you see she isn't just my mom , she is also my sister, my best friend, my shrink , my entertainer, my babysitter and the rock of my life. My daughter missed her soo much too we looked sad while she was gone and always on each other's throat..! sometimes I feel that my daughter is actually my sister and I have to babysit her..! strange feeling I know but maybe It's all because I was an only chile/kid/grownup daughter (on mom's side only I have two lovely half sisters) for soo long I'm not used to being responsible for another human being..!
So the month is almost half over, and in about two weeks we'll be leaving for Jeddah and Makkah for Eid vacation, I'm gonna miss my crafts room and internet. soo much.
So that's it for now, please keep reading and letting me know what you think of my work..:)

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Happy Ramadhan

May this months brings everyone peace and happiness and many 7asanat.. ( this is a picture I took for my daughter when she was a year old as a ramadhan greeting.. and it's one of the set of pictures that someone took and posted on a newspaper last month)

Monday, September 18, 2006

A messy room..!

Look what a few hours of play by three active kids(mashallah) can do to a room.. This picture is of my daughter's room ( almost three) after a play day with her cousins ( two boys , three and one year old) , actualy I can't call what they were doing "play" mashallah they were shouting, running, fighting with kids broom "swords", hitting each other with books ( soft ones ofcourse ) and jumping all over the furniture..! And us poor mom's? we were screaming, threatening, picking up harmfull stuff or falling kids all over the place. But can you imagine me saying it was nice? actually just a few days back all the kids were having colds and very pathetic looking, so maybe seeing them active ( or hyperactive ) is better than seeing them sit in one place doing nothing wanting nothing . Besides I had a chance to talk crafts with the kid's mom ( who is actually my cousin's wife) and had a better than time handling active kids than being alone with one.

In another area, without kid's play I can't take a picture of my crafts room..! it's soo messy and filled with stuff I'm working on right now for the Eid gifts. And I got myself more fabrics and felts and just can't put them away in the closet, I enjoy the way they look together.
Oh yah, and I broke the nail of mom's sewing mashine while trying to sew the handles of a bag.
Well that's my news for now.. what's yours??

Monday, September 11, 2006

A t-shirt and a horrible headache.

I'm having the headache, and one of my cousin will be having the T-shirt on Eid inshallah. What do u think? I just baught it today plain and then I added the fabric and felt flowers and the stiching, I think it's cute but is it enough as a gift? I hope so. I got three more with different fabrics for each. I just love fabrics, and I love the fact that I'm using what I'm buying.

Today I went to another discounted home store, and I didn't find much that I like, but I found some nice cream colored with darker cream flowers print plates, I just loved them and I'm thinking of changing my whole plates to match. I have three different sets, one for two persons, one for three( I accidently smashed a plate while cleaning it) and the third for 8. I want to replace all of them with a matching cream colored set for 12 in case I had company ( which is as rare as rain in this city !) well maybe after all the months of ramadhan and eid are finished .

My husband is having cold, and looks like we are getting too, actually every one around is having a cold, I think it's cuz of the seasons changing, although it is still hot and humid in here.
That's all for now my head hurts!

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Nothing new!

As usual nothing is new, or maybe there are lots of new things but still I can seem to recognise them..?
since last week I have been working on my Eid gifts, so far I finished four wallets with different color combinations (the picture above shows the outside of the wallet with each lining behind ) I am excited that everyone who sees my works like it, maybe I can do something good with that.!
The weekend was busy, on wednesday we had dinner at my uncle" s house with mom and my gradparents and my other uncle, it was very nice. On thursday my dad and step mom and baby sis( I found out she will turn 20 soon! scary I always think of her as baby sis) came to Bahrain cuz dad has a meeting, we met him there and watched cars for our daughter( who slept through half of the movie but we liked it anyway) then had lunch at chilis and spent the next three hours in the hotel lobey catching up. nice day. Friday was the official family gathering, we went shopping after that with mom and her cousin for clothes and I got a very cute pink bubblegum nail clipper ( me and pink..!)
Sturday we went shopping for anything nice we could find in a discounted place, I got a footstool that goes very well with our decor along with many little things.
So is there anything new in what you just read? or is it the same things we do all the time? maybe a mix of both considering that what I might call new has to be VERY exciting such as a sudden trip to London or finding the house of my drems or waking up to find myself someone different..!
Well until any of these things happens, I am happy with the "old" things we have.

Monday, September 04, 2006

Project finished

I finished the project of the eye mask I'm supposed to give to my family in two weeks, it was very nice working on this project although I don't like it when I have to do many pieces of the same thing. But the colors were different and I had fun choosing differnt fabrics for the front and the back of each ons. Most are monogrammed and some aren't I guess I ran out of ideas.
I'm still not sure what to do for the Eid gifts . It's hard for me to pick gifts or think of ideas. Maybe if money wasn't an object I would find it easier to give gifts. Not that we don't have enough money, but there are many to give to..!
Anyway I have to think of things fast.
It's a bit boring here , nothing new and nothing to blog about or share, our days are almost the same every day, we wake up, we eat , we craft ( I craft!) , we go out sometimes ( mostly shopping or eating out) , we watch boring tv , we work on the net ( reading blogs..I'm addicted..!) then we sleep. Nothing interesting, or healthy.. what can we do, that's life.

Saturday, September 02, 2006

What we did the past two days

Another week is begening, and another week has ended. We went to Bahrain for the movies this weekend, we watched three movies in one day! well it's not the first time we did that but the funny thing is that the three movies seemed to be for one life in three different stages, meaning the first we watched ( love wrecked) was for teenagers loving each other, the second ( the break -up) was for adults living in together having problems, the third ( click) was about a family with two kids and the family life. well three stages of life. The movies were nice , we had lunch at johny rockets( which I keep calling johny bullets dunno why ) we did some shopping and alot of walking we came home exhausted. on friday my husband was having a chess tournament, he did well he still have a second day next friday.
I made myself a wallet from felt, rikrak and fabric to go with my bag, it looks a bit funny I made some mistakes with it, but hey it's my first one I'm learning things with every project, and I'm seriously thinking of making the Eid gifts myself, I should start right away Eid is only one and a half month away and I have lots of gifts to make. ( btw Eid is the muslim's holidays in case you never heard of it)
We are thinking of re painting the living/dining area on the ground floor. After we go and visit the furnishing store ( the one ) we always end up hating our house, we love color and the modern style that is a mix of colors and textures with old stuff and some ethnic accecories. This particular store makes us want to change our decor everytime we go there, it's all us.. our style with a price tag that's not ours!! but we like to go there for inspiration, and this time we are inspired we should re paint, buy new sofas and chairs, and maybe live somewhere else..! no really we love our home but the colors could need some changing. maybe one of these days after the months of ramadhan and eid are finished with all the travelling and visiting we'll be doing.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

colors colors everywhere

Hi.. my mood is still way down.. actualy it's more swinging than staying in one place, sometimes up ( for a short time only ) and mostly down, dunno why I can't find a reason for it everything is great 7amdillah, and I'm even making crafty things which always help me stay in reasonably good mood.. Well maybe it's hormones or maybe I'm missing something.
Anyway, last week I went and got me a set of 10 dessert plates and a platter, all for 200 ryals! (about 50 dollars ) which is way more than I would normaly pay for this little number of plates. But I just fell in love with them I couldn't resist. The only reason that made me resist in the first place is that we don't entertain at home so it will be a waste to buy things and never use them. But who knows I might change, plus I already used the platter for some yummy colorfull cupcakes. My husband and daughter loves eating the sprinkles so much, I love the look of them together on my new plate.
It's still very hot and humis here and today I called my dad and he told me he sold the house in the UK.. I felt sad cuz I went there many times and I loved it, I wished I could say bye, well they are buying another one so I can say hello to that, oh how I wish I can go back to England again, I miss the shopping and the cold rainy weather. I miss travelling.. I miss seeing the world, I miss being 20 and carefree with no responsibility..!

Monday, August 28, 2006

Hi.. I'm a small felt toy, I was made by rosy not for her little daughter but for herself.. She got my pattern from a japanese craft book for mini dolls and I'm her first creation. I like my new home at the plastic flower plant she has on her desk, what I don't like is when her little girl plays with me and pull my hair which is just been glued to my head.. It was nice meeting you and hope to see you soon with more of my friends..

Sunday, August 27, 2006

A baby..!

Who had a baby? my bag did..! she had a small baby bag made specialy for my daughter who kept playing with my bag so I decided to make one for her so she would stop playing with mine.. And boy did she like it..! she is proudly carrying it everywhere in the house stuffing it with small toys and pretending to go out wih it. Well I can't wait to go out with her with our matching bags.
Another news.. after trying all day yesterday to collect any bravery I have to feel excited about the makeup course, my husband took me there, but we spent an hour looking for the place and couldn't find it. The lady who I called gave me wrong direction and I tried calling her from the car she wouldn't answer ..! what a waste of energy.. but maybe it wasn't meant to be. Who knows maybe something better is waiting for me.

Oh and something else.. last night my cousin called and told me that my daughter's picture was on one of the newspaper she reads.. Apparently they took the picture from my web site ( as a matter of fact this particular picture is every where now cuz everyone love it so much they keep distributing it to any one they know, I took this picture as a greeting card for one of Ramadans) the picture is now accompanying some sort of article in the newspaper.. I wish I can sue them for copyrights but she looks soo cute in there mashallah. If you are interested is seeing the picture go to the main page of my site.
She was a year old in this picture and it took me about 8 pictures to get this cute one.. she is holding the Quran .

Well that's all for now, have a nice day.

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Something different

This weekend we all did something different, my husband went to Riyadh to visit his friends, and my daughter and i spent the weekend at mom's house, it was very nice and so much like a night in with my best friends. we went shopping, alot..! and had many snaks and late night talks in bed. and I did my first cool is that? I just looooove the colors, I took the idea and the step by step toturial from a blog of a very talented lady. and it was a piece of cake, sometimes I feel like eating
So to day I'm supposed to join a 10 day course on makeup.. I feel like I'm going to have a surgery..! It gets very scary to go out and meet new people and do new things when you are so used to sitting at home doing nothing meeting no one. But for a reason I need to do this.. Well it's actually gonna be good for many reasons I need some change..
But it's a nice bag isn't it???? isn't it?????????? isn't it???????????? I think it is..

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

First time

Today I made my first dress for my daughter.. It all started yesterday when we went shopping with mom, I was in a very bad mood and she thought shopping for fabric and sewing material will lift my mood up, and she was very right..! I LOVE color.. and seeing those raws of colorful fabrics and their great prices was all I needed to feel better. I got a few for myself and two for my daughter with strawberries and whinnie the pooh on them, it was soo cute how my girl kept carrying the small plastic bag with her fabrics in them all around, and today the first thing she did when she woke up was nagging me about the fabric " when are you going to make me the dress mom?? start now mom..!!" And that I did. I started the thing and finished it in five hours with lunch in between. It's a very simple pattern and I loved the felt strawberry on the front. Well it will be a play-in dress and I just hope it won't be ruined after it's first wash since I am -not- a very good dress maker..
Anyway it was fun to make.. next step will be the patchwork purse I saw on one of the blogs I like..

Sunday, August 20, 2006


My table is finished.. wooopi I'm happy, it took me alot of time to do it, and alot of burned fingers from the glue gun but it's all done now and I kind of like what it looks like.. Well I won't be doing another one ever again and maybe it won't last for a long time, but for now I like it. It works well with the rest of the room which I've been working on since we moved in here a year and a half ago , slowly but surely the room is almost complete.

I feel bored!!!!!!! I know I shouldn't with all the good things I have and the nice things I do, but I am. I feel I have nothing interesting happening in my life, I miss travelling and seeing the world, I miss having friends and doing stuff with them, I don't have anything that motivates me to live.. Don't get me wrong I'm not suicidal, I meant living as in enjoying life and wanting to wake up every morning because there is something I'm looking forward to. I need help.

Every one I know keep telling me I need a job and my daughter need kindergarten.. Maybe we do, but after almost 6 years of staying at home doing nothing the idea seems scary. Well maybe one day soon I will be able to jump into something intersting and amazing that will make me feel " wow I'm glad I'm alive..! " till then, see ya.

Friday, August 18, 2006

I can't believe it!

I can't believe how fast time runs, it feels like an hour ago I was posting here about the weekend, and here we are, another weekend.! scary..
Nothing much happened these last few days, reading blogs have taken all over my free time, I'm hooked! there are many nice things on the net to read and know about the world around us and what's happening in it ( and I'm not talking about serious stuff , only beautiful crafty cutesy stuff) I discovered that there are hundreds of pink objects all over the world! I found pink cooking gear, pink vacums and hair dryers and irons, pink BBQ grills , tvs and telephones..! God I want them all..I dream oh having a Barbie doll -like house all in pink to live in. I think that would be very interesting.. Maybe one day I can open an all-pink store where I can sell all the pink stuff I love.
Well I haven't finish much of my crafts but I re- arranged my craft room and for the whole day everytime I walk into my room I feel like I've been robbed! alot of new empty spaces I'm not yet used to it..!
Hopefuly next week will be more productive.. have a nice week.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Crafty day

Today I had a very productive day.. first I finished gluing All the mosaic tiles on my table, it turned out very nice but still had some work to do before it's finished completely.

Then I started ( and finished one of the 8 eye masks I have to do and also it looks really nice. But still need some changes before I'm satisfied with the results.

Most importantly, I got really influensed by the blogs I've been readin ( here is an example of one of them if you are interested) and I already got fed up with my ugly , burned in places , mustard yellow iron board cover, So yesterday I baught a simple pink and white checked fabric and today I removed the old cover and replaced it with the pink fabric,sewing and hot gluing it to the metal board.. But the result is really good, now I almost feel like I like ironing..! All I need now is a pink iron like the one my daughter has.. :)

I think you can tell that pink is my most favourite color in the whole wide world, I'm turning everything I use into pink. The onther day I was surfing the net looking for some ideas for gifts when I came into the most adorable thing, a pink tool box.. how cute is that? I really want one since I like to use the tools all the time. plus I found a whole bunch of kitchen utensils and cooking pots and pans all in pink.. oh I really want all of them.. well maybe one day.
Till then, have a pink colored day , or dreams..

Monday, August 14, 2006

Table makeover

I love to decorate, and what I like the most is finding new looks and places for old furniture. That's why I decided to redo my console table. I first baught it from Ikea from the "as is" section. I stapled some fabric on it and used it in my bedroom before I got married as a vanity table. And then after 6 years it held the tv for a while before I started transforming it with mosaic tiles and brown robe to fit with the theme of our living room. I'm still working on it but so far it looks realy nice if I can say so myself.

Today I went to the crafts store to get some fabric and materials for the eye mask projects, and as usal I couldn't settle for just what I needed and ended with lots more. I just love shopping and when I see something in many colors I just have to have them all..! too bad for my budget.
Anyway I will post a picture of my table when I finish it inshallah. till then ,see ya.

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Good news to me !

I had some good news today, I had a web site maybe 3 years ago that I stopped updating right after I had my daughter, and because of some technical problems my husband decided it's best to close it. I understood his reasons , plus I stopped going there for a long time, but today he was checking it to see if it's down already or not and found out I had many visitors to my site from all over the world! He then said it's not a good idea to retire the site, and after some phone calls with a friend of his he was able to find a new host that is -hopefuly- more reliable. So my site will still be running..! Hooray..! well I might not update it anymore since I have the blog now, but it's still a hard work to let go easily. So if anyone wants to check it out it's :

So another thing, these last days I've been reading a lot of blogs, first they were scrapping blogs, but now I discovered some blogs about sewing, crocheting and many nice things with tons of great colorful pictures.. And if there was anything I just love it would be colors, and pictures.. They even made me want to sew something, maybe that's why I decided on the eye mask project..

well that's it for now, see ya.

Friday, August 11, 2006

The end of a weekend

This weekend was very nice, our friend came to visit from Jeddaha and we went with her to the movies in Bahrain. We (her and me) watched omarat yakobian ( an arabic movie) and my husband went to see Miami vice.. it was a fun and tiring day, lots of window gazing and some shopping.We were supposed to watch Love wrecked but couldn't get a good timing . I just love the movies, and it's very sad we don't have any in KSA, but don't get me started..

Anyway, today at our weekly lunch with family I sujjested we do something I read about on the net, It's a very cool idea since we r all crafty and imaginative, we are supposed to each do 7 similar thingies following a certain theme we pick each 3 months to give to all 8 family members ( females only) so at the end of the 3 months we each have similar 8 small hand-made gifts (or store-baught ones if there is someone non crafty) . It's a nice thing to make you think and create then recieve.. But truthfuly I was a bit surprised when they liked the idea of doing it.. So for the first round we chose the theme bedrooms, and I already picked my project and started trying it.. It's an eye mask that's cute and femenine with flower printed fabric and maybe feathers and bows.. I just love girly stuff.

I'm just wondering how can you make the picture comes after the written paragraph? it ends up always at the head of the post.. Very annoying.!

anyway.. see ya.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Cleaning day..ughh !

Everyone who knows me know how much I HATE cleaning the house.. I know you would say who likes it? but I really hate IT! today I finally forced myself to clean the ground floor. You see we live in a two story house, before that it was an apartment, so I think I'm still not used to the idea of living in two levels. So I keep considering the first floor " our house" and the ground floor the " only- if -there- are- guest,- or- if -I- have- to " floor. It doesn't help that the kitchen is there, I dislike cooking also, mainly because of all the dishes I will have to wash afterwards. I keep my house mostly tidy, I can do that easily. It is well decorated cuz I like doing that myself. I paint, I sew ,I embelish old furniture.. but vacuming and dusting I have a problem with that..But I still do it ofcourse.. But only when I really have to..LOL.

Ok so tonight was our forth night of dominos with my uncle, it's fun having him over every now and then and playing a game that is continous. So far I have the highest score , but you know domino , it's unpredictable. We are using the larger one with a 12 instead of 6 as the highest number, and after a while it gets funny trying to count all the numbers before playing. Games are fun but I don't like them much because I'm a very bad loser.. plus I hate the tension, that's why I never played video games, they make me lose my mind. Except maybe for the chicken crossing the street old atari game which I loved but felt sorry for the chicken.

I just joined photobucket , it's for sharing pictures so I can upload my own pictures and post them here, This is the curtain I've been working on.

So I would like to thank the very nice lady who left me a comment last night, you made my day.. Or night.. And for all the rest of you out there, be as good as she was and leave me something to know I'm not talking to myself.. Well even if I was ,I still like blogging so far.

see ya.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

A new day

I just started and already i skipped a day.. yesterday I was making our living room's curtain, by hand since I don't have a sewing machine..! It was a tiring job but also it was a simple yet stylish curtain. The funny thing is that it's hanging on a shower curtain rod instead of a regular curtain one so I'm enjoying my creation until it falls down or someone pulls it accidently, maybe then i will drill the walls and hang a good rod.

I just baught a new crystalbrite 19 inch new monitor ! actually it's kind of an early Eid gift from mom which i picked and already used.. wow what a difference a 4 inch upgrade makes.. I can actually see everything! And now I can work more on my scrapbooking without complaining about how hard it is to notice the details of the papers or ribbons. Not that it stopped me from scrapping.

So if you are reading my blog from the KSA you probably can't see the picture i loaded on my first post, since the site where pictures are uploaded from this blog is blocked for a reason I can't get, I'm still trying to figure out a way to upload pictures and post them here from an unblocked site, wish me luck I'm so new at this. in this post I'll try something else that might work, if it doesn't well I'll keep trying, don't give up hope on me ( notice the confidence I have that some one is actually reading my blog !!!)

So I have a request, if anyone out there is reading this even if by mistake, would you please leave me a comment so i can know? I will be forever gratefull.. :)

So that's all for now i guess.. see ya.

Saturday, August 05, 2006

My very first post

This is my very first post, in my first blog. I'm happy and excited , and yet a little bit scared, don't ask why.. I think It's scary thinking that other people will be reading my thoughts and dreams and daily life routine, yet I'm curious to see if there will be anyone who will be interested enough to read about my life. So let the good times begin.. :)

I've been thinking for some time to start my own blg after reading many good ones, and hesitating after reading some not so great ones! but after all It's a matter of opinions, who's to judge what's good and what's not? anyway this blog could become my crafts window to the world after putting my website to sleep a week ago. And it could only be my place to constantly complain about how empty my life is, depends on the moos I'm in, usually i'm in a crappy mood despite the title rosy pink dreams. I guess the rosiness of my dreams lessend alot after getting over 23 , and starting to live in the real world with the real responsibilities, after living so long with the motto ( It's all about me!)

well I think if you are still reading you will discover I am somewhat complicated, part kid and part old lady.. very old one. so that's all for now, I'll write when I feel like Writing, this could mean more than once a day, or once a month, again depending on my moods..