Monday, March 30, 2009

New pen

I know, this is not the kind of news that should be in a post of a 33 year old ( verrrry soon to be 34) but what can I do? I just love Tatty Teddy..

Plus I don't have much to blog about since I started a new diet lately and I feel like I want to eat everything and everyone..

Ahhhhhh I wish I can be with them ... I'm still reading the book, and I don't want to finish.. And I'm waiting for the DVD..

Told you I'm strange ;)

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Ikea again

I had to buy another thing for my room, believe me I had to :P

So look at this area and tell me I don't need to get a better storage for my make up/ accessories/ hair products stuff..

This was in my kid's old room, I took it to my room but it was bad for storing things, too low for a mirror that I can actually see myself in and just plain boring.
When I saw this piece I just thought it would look great in that small area between my closet and the door,

the black will stand out and the mirror is in a good height for me to apply makeup or do my hair, as if I do any of those lately, but I will one day and when I do I'll need a good mirror :P

While I was in Ikea I just couldn't help taking a picture of this sign.. It has a big spelling error and looks funny .

I saw these in another shop, they were on sale, a set of three for 10 ryals, I just couldn't leave them behind now could I ? I just have to think of things to do with them. I already have a set in hot pink where I store my pens , pencils and scissors.. Maybe I could use those for other tools? or just plants.. Naaah more tools probably.

So it's boring here, dust and wind then rain and wind and I just heard someone saying a storm is coming.. Well what can we do... Nothing I guess.

Sunday, March 22, 2009


I love reading, I can't say that I am a very good reader, since most of what I read are novels, the rest would be craft and decorating books.. Not much of a read, more like looking at pictures :P

Lately I've been interested in the books of Paulo Coelho , the writer of the " The Alchemist" my mom was reading it in Arabic and the nice parts she kept reading to me now and then made me want to read it, but I don't like reading Arabic so I got it in english and just finished it.. I have to say I really liked it. A very simple yet complictaed story and very easy to follow and relate to.

When I went to buy the book I couldn't come back home with just one , so I got another two of his books, and I am really interested in starting them.
But I also happened to watch the movie " twilight" and boy was I hooked.. The best vampire movie I have ever seen, it has all the good things I always loved about vampires ( yes I confess I love vampires :P ) and it was - in my opinion - a story you wish to live (lol I can feel you being scared of me, it's ok I am normal .. most of the times )

So I went and got yet another two books, the twilight one to read all the parts that must be cut from the movie, and the second part ( there are four ) of that book.

I ended up with these waiting to be read...

I am a bit of a slow reader, since I am moody I can read half of the book in one session then forget about it for months. I just got like that ever since I had my kid, before that I wouldn't dare leave a book till it's finished and I used to read a 600 pages novel, so that would take me the whole night... AAh good old days.

And I got a new mouse, don't ask me what does that have to do with books.. I just want to share it with you.

I love it, it's very smooth mashallah and goes well with my theme, maybe I just need to make a pink mouse pad to better show the black/white of the mouse..

Saturday, March 21, 2009

To my mom and all other mothers out there, including me..
I wish that our wishes and dreams for our children be answered, and every minute of the day gives us happiness and joy with our loved ones.

It's not always easy to be a mother, but honestly the smile on our kid's face, the warm hug they give with their unconditional love is just a treasure you never want to trade with anything else in this world..

The joy of being a mother sometimes comes from suffereing the hard times with them .. At least that's how I see it :)

Again, Happy mother's day ..

Mom you are the best.. I love you so much, Allah ykhaleeki lya .. :X

Saturday, March 14, 2009

kiddy crafts.. Good for grownups too !

Like I said before, I don't do playing , not always at least.. What I do and love and like and adore... ok you know what I mean, what I do is crafts.

The net is filled with crafty sites for kids, and we every now and then I would visit one of them , print out some paper and instructions and just do some project.. You see I already have a small crafts shop in my house lol.

For this cute project I used some watched and not really liked cds. And some of my papers.. My god I am using a lot of those lately I have to go and buy some more :P

We traced, cut , glued and enjoyed...

One for me..

one for her...

Plus this cute origami pink fish..

Yes even fishes can be pinks... ;)

Friday, March 13, 2009

playing with my stamps..(finally)

Last night was the kiddo's night with her dad, so I had the whole evening for me to do as I want , and even though I had 7 new movies to watch I decided to do something crafty.

I have a big collection of stamps and inks, and colored markers and embossing powder with heat embossing tool... And yet I never really stamped anything. I told you I am a big collector.

So I took out one of my stamps, I started to experiment.. And I am telling u, getting a clear stamped picture is not as easy as I thought it would be..:P

Anyways after a few tries I got a good one that I liked..

Started coloring it, using a mix between markers and coloring pencils , And got this look..

Not professional but will do. It doesn't look like much now but after mounting a few patterned papers with the stamped image I think it looks kind of good...

What do u think? maybe some embellishments to complete the card? and i apologize for the not so clear quality of the pictures, it was very late and I was stamping while watching a scary movie on tv... ALONE !

Thursday, March 12, 2009

A travel through the past...

Schoolbag in hand, she leaves home in the early morning
Waving goodbye with an absent-minded smile
I watch her go with a surge of that well-known sadness
And I have to sit down for a while

The feeling that I'm losing her forever
And without really entering her world
I'm glad whenever I can share her laughter
That funny little girl

Slipping through my fingers all the time
I try to capture every minute
The feeling in it
Slipping through my fingers all the time

Do I really see whats in her mind
Each time I think I'm close to knowing
She keeps on growing
Slipping through my fingers all the time

Sleep in our eyes, her and me at the breakfast table
Barely awake, I let precious time go by
Then when shes gone there's that odd melancholy feeling
And a sense of guilt I cant deny

What happened to the wonderful adventures
The places I had planned for us to go
(slipping through my fingers all the time)
Well, some of that we did but most we didn't
And why I just don't know

Slipping through my fingers all the time
I try to capture every minute
The feeling in it
Slipping through my fingers all the time

Do I really see whats in her mind
Each time I think I'm close to knowing
She keeps on growing
Slipping through my fingers all the time

Sometimes I wish that I could freeze the picture
And save it from the funny tricks of time
Slipping through my fingers...

Slipping through my fingers all the time

Schoolbag in hand she leaves home in the early morning
Waving goodbye with an absent-minded smile...

( A song by ABBA.. It was in the movie mamma mia , every time I listen to it I cry.. in the movie she was singing it to her daughter on her wedding day, but even before reaching that day, look at how time is flying.. And slipping through my fingers...)

Sunday, March 08, 2009

A very sick and crafty day

My kid is sick again.. Yes very weird, it seems like we have the strangest weather and I think that her being a bit stressed lately about some things isn't helping her health.

So after the initial all night without sleep crying from pain , then the doctor appointment then the first cry to take the medicine she is doing much better 7amdillah..

Kids want their parents to play with them.. I don't do play! But I know something I am really good at and she likes , crafting.

So I got her some poster paint and she enjoyed coloring for a while, before she started asking for my participation... Ouch.. So I said ok let's go to my room and scrapbook a little.

She had an old cardboard book for when she was little, she didn't want it because it reminded her of our old life ( her words ) and I thought throwing it is not a good thing to do, the solution? alter it..

This is how it started with..

After a few patterned and solid papers, a magazine and a printed drawing of a little girl and her clothes, we got this..

Plus a very happy recovering kid.. mashallah she really loves crafts.. Just like her mama ;)
And speaking of her mama.. I can't seem to have enough of anything pink, that's why i got this..

When in real life I already have two!! But a pink glue gun, who can resist that? certainly not me..
Something else I couldn't resist, and I am probably going back for more...

It's a double sided glue tape dispenser, I got similar ones from Bahrain's scrapbooking store for nearly 20 ryals.. this one I got from a place called mishwar in Khobar (downtown) for 5 ryals... WOW. And it works pretty good.. Let's just hope they have more than the two I got , my kid claimed one as hers...

Friday, March 06, 2009

Another before and after..

I am really working on my room, which I am madly in love with right now .. Mashalah it's turning out very well and exactly what I wanted it to be.

Remember I told you I have to do something with my all white closet? Which by the way was here when I moved to my family's house. Not my taste.
Here's a reminder..

I used some of my sticky paper, and the rest of the flower stickers I got from Ikea to get this look..

You might think like I first did that it's a bit crowded, but after a while I got used to it and actually can't stop looking at it... That wall was really bland and now it has a nice thing for me to see while I am working on my table..

Hmmm... now what can I do more to the room?? I need to do something about a vanity table..
That sure means I need another trip to Ikea.. Don't they give a discount by the number of time you visit them? :P

Thursday, March 05, 2009

A matching kleenix box

Because I have so much free time on my hand, I decided to match my tissue box with my room.

The before..

During, this is the old box I opened it to trace the shape on my sticky paper...

The after, adding a few embellishment is always a nice thing.

Again, I love easy project that turns out pretty... tissue anyone?

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

The most awaited room makeover pictures

Well at least I was waiting for a long time to find a good opportunity to take and post these pictures lol.

First of all you might remember the look of the empty room.. Then what I first did with it , putting the bed in the center of the room and the craft table in the alcove..
That arrangement was nice but I kept feeling that the room was so small even though in reality it is big mashallah, and I wanted to put the tv in my room since it was really invaded by the little one when it was in the living room that turned into her room.. So I had to make a place for the tv.

First thing I put the bed in the alcove, which I painted halfway pink and added some stick on black stickers from Ikea.. And used the curtains from the big bay window there. Some new beddings and my old bed skirt and I got myself a piece of heaven to sleep in.. And it's all mine hehehehehe...

That left a huuuuge space in the room for other yummy things like new expedit bookcases from guess where... Ikea of course :P one put sideways for the tv, the other had a desk attached to it. and all filled with pink and black fabric baskets to hold everything in it out of site.

and a new seat ( dunno what it is called , a long legged chair?? ) try to ignore the currently on the floor frame I posted about some time ago, I need to hang it. And that is a new lamp..

I kept my fabric chest of drawers in it's place but put on new curtains which I like more than the old ones , and managed to do some decoration there.

and all around the room I put some more black and white touches, like the makeover I gave my monitor.. which remind me I finally fixed my pc thanks to Allah , I felt lost without it .

I still want to do a few more things with my white closets.. soon inshallah.

I love my room now mashallah.. If only I can make my kid keep it tidy and clean by leaving her things in her room...