Tuesday, October 25, 2011

travel book detail

I said I would post it looong time ago, but I was busy feeling stressed out from my diet lol
But it is going well thank god, and I am about to reach my first of five mini goals, yaaay :D

So back to the book pages..

 and back: (using decorative tape I got from Daiso the Japanese store, love it )

And there is nothing new to share yet, I am preparing for 2 birthdays on November inshallah, and I am trying to do the endless job of de-cluttering in my tiny home, since It seems like I am about to be taken over by my stuff!!I need to stop buying new home accessories :(
Wish me luck !

Monday, October 17, 2011

Details of the swap, and a baby girl :D

First I would like to announce the birth of sweet little Yara, she is the baby of my cousin, the one we had the baby shower for her mom.
She was born on the 11th of October, a sweet little one mashallah, may Allah keep her safe and happy for her parents.

Sorry for the picture from a picture, but all my pictures of her are on my other phone and I can't seem to download it or send it anywhere, as soon as I do I will post more clear ones.

 I have been busy with the baby chocolate favors the mom asked me to do, because as usual I kept it for the last minute hehehehe. So here's a picture of some of the things I've made for the baby..

I wrapped those with the pink ribbons and the punched out butterflies for mom to give in the hospital visit. Love the Martha Stewart punch I got from Duabi!
 Those are the chocolate favors the mom and I worked on for weeks, I did the pattern then we drew and cut all 40 of them from pink and yellow card stocks, I assembled everything on the day she left the hospital then made this sort of frame to hang them on with tiny clothes pins.
 The little favors for the visitors, we wrapped them and I tried to make a stand with foam boards, it turned out ok but not as best as I hoped for, since I lost my foam heat cutter!
 A look at the table, with everything on.

About the swap, I got really nice things from my cousins and aunty. And as promised these are the things I made for them..
For my aunty who loves Istanbul, I made this pouch which it lined with red polka dot fabric
 for my cousin, who had the idea for this swap and wanted the around the world in 80 days theme, I did this brown paper bag album on the shape of the book
 one of the inside pages, there were 16 made of 4 bags, all held together using pins and ribbon
 another gift, an altered clip board acting as a calendar , or anything else she want lol
 the last one, an altered tin box , which hold travel related items..
 the inside, with the divider I made with card stock

So now I have 2 Birthday planning on my to-do list, plus some other crafting projects I hope to do.
And I am struggling with my diet, it's never too easy to diet when you are always using food for comfort, and as a way to deal with daily stresses and dissapointments, but I am managing well mashallah so far, I expected more, but I always did.. I just pray for every day strength till I reach my goal inshallah.

I might get back in another post with more of the pages from my book, and if i can manage to hide some of the details in one of the things I got in the swap ( my picture :P )
Till then have a nice week

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

A swap..

My cousins and I agreed on a swap more than a month ago, before preparing for the baby shower , and since I was very busy at that time, and after that I got a bit sick, I had to start late .

And finally today, just 2 days before the deadline, I am done! wooooohoooooo!!!!

I can't tell you know what my items are, not untill I give them to my cousins , and recieve mine :D

I just can tell you that our theme was handmade, travel theme. Originally it was "around the world in 80 days" theme,but some of us found it hard to do since they didn't see the movie ...

Anyways, these are my items , all wrapped up in brown papers andd tied up with , ribbons ;)

I used the gift tags my cousin got me from Dubai which I loved..

On another subject, I am back to the dieting wagon, so far I am in my second week and I am still feeling motivated mashallah... Hope I will be that way and better for a long time . Wish me luck :)