Eid Mubarak Bow
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
As-salaamu'alaykum wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuhu

Bows! A wonderful way to make a plain gift look extra special.
I love how simple it is to make your own. The beauty is you can use SO many different things to make one..and they all look interesting - newspapers, magazines, maps, wrapping paper, ribbon, felt, etc.


I have two print outs to make it even easier.
- "Eid Mubarak" print out
- "With Love" print out


Step 1: Choose the template (above) you want and print it out on the paper you want to use.

If you're printing on wrapping paper (which is thin) you'll need to temporarily stick it (use tape) to printer paper, so it goes through the printer with no problems.
 


Step 2: Cut out the strips on the dotted line shown on the template.

If you are not following the template, you need:
- 3 strips 11" long
- 3 strips 10" long
- 3 strips 9" long
- 1 strip 3" long
.......all at .75" wide 


Step 3: Fold each strip in a sort of "s" shape.. so both edges meet in the middle. Tape it down.


Step 4: The 3" strip should be made into a ring. Once you have all of them ready they should look like this.


Step 5: Starting with the three longest, layer it on spacing it evenly. Tape them down.

If the paper you are using is very thick you will need a stronger tape, or use glue or staples. (I prefer to work with tape)


Step 6: Add the ring in the center.


Voila you are done! Now attach it to your Eid gift, and start on the next one *grin*


The first three to comment, I will be happy to make a personal template for you, using someones name or a saying. Just make sure you leave an email so I can contact you.

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Cargo Skirt
Thursday, June 21, 2012
As-salaamu alaykum wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuhu

There is no 'real' pattern I can share with you, sorry, although I drew out a rough idea (at the bottom). I am however posting the pictures in hopes it will inspire you in some way or the other... it also looks really cute on my niece (tabarak'Allah).


It's actually a very simple skirt to make - two rectangles, an elastic waist band and a little imagination.


This is the right side of the skirt. I added a cargo pocket.


This is the left side of the skirt. I added eyelets, and laced a 'ribbon' I made through.


Rough outline of how to make it. If you are familiar with sewing, you should pretty much understand what I've drawn. If it's not very clear, just email me.. I'll send you the pdf file.

Happy sewing!

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YOUR help
Wednesday, June 20, 2012

the ZAMBIAN ORPHANAGE needs YOUR help

 “None of you truly believes until he loves for his brother what he loves for himself.” [al-Bukhari]


 Contact
 Sr. Farida: (Scarborough)
416-759-7082

Sr. Iffat: (Mississauga)
647-547-7534    

Sr. Shireen: (Whitby)
shireen_p@hotmail.com
905-409-3161

Sr. Farhana:
amtullah79@yahoo.ca

Makeni Institute Trust
P.O. Box 31721
Lusaka, Zambia
Africa
mitrust28@yahoo.com


Donations in new or excellent condition  .  For boys ages 6-13  .  40 children but rapidly increasing

. Bicycles
. Scooters, rollerblades, skateboards
. Fictional Books: step books, early readers, story books
. Sports Equipment: soccer balls, footballs, baseballs, basketballs
. Educational Toys: jigsaw puzzles, colouring books, crosswords/word searches, board games
. School Supplies: pencils, pencil crayons, markers, paints, crafts, etc.
. Classroom Aids: multiplication charts, skeleton, pocket charts, etc.
. Projector for classroom
. Computers and flat screen monitors (only) - new or in excellent condition
. Warm blankets - must be new
. Cash donations for bookshelves and shipping costs

Deadline: September 15th, 2012



 Makeni Institute Trust is a registered charitable organization: 7000000726808

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Boy Pants
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
As-salaamu'alaykum wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuhu

One off my to-do list! This pattern is from Ikat Bag's blog. Love the pattern and very happy with how it turned out.


Front of the pants. These are made for my niece. 


Back of the pants.


Top to go with. There is no pattern for this, but it's pretty easy.. and if you can sew the pants, you'll definitely be able to sew this.


Ice-cream picture. This is hand painted on, using fabric paint. Perfect for summer, and a little girl that loves her ice-cream!


My ice-cream buttons I ordered from China! The price is good and they are cute. They were also what inspired me to paint the ice-cream in the picture above.


There you go.. I am busy!... despite what others might say *grin*


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Children . Postcards . Round 2
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
As-salaamu'alaykum wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuh


Sign-up for the postcard swap for children was due June 10th. AlhumduliLlah the turn out was amazing, with 54  participants.
......... and we are STILL getting requests to join. So insha'Allah I'm running a second postcard swap.




Details of swap: Each participant will send out at least three postcards to their partner within the next three months (July, August, September). Preferably one postcard per month. These could be handmade or purchased.

Participants will be partnered by age and gender (if possible).

Participants allowed: International.

Ages allowed: Any age that can read and write.

Cost Limit: None.

Rules:
1) Must be a minimum of three postcards sent.


Sign up due date: Saturday June 23, 2012
Partners and list will be emailed to you on: Monday June 25, 2012
Postcards must be mailed out by: Before October 1, 2012


If your child would like to participate, I will need to know the following information. (amtullah79@yahoo.ca) note: .ca NOT .com


QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER
Name of swap: Children . Postcards . Round 2
Your Blog url:
Your Email address:
Child's Email address (if they have one):
Child's real name:
Mailing address:
Child's age and gender:
How did you hear about this swap:
Comments:




Participants to date: 38 

- Safiyah & - Eefah
- Sadaat & - Ibrahim
- Khadeeja & - Sakina
- Idris & - Abdur Rahman
- Husna & - Mieasha
- Zayba & - Maryam P
- Musa & - Muadh
- Rumaysah & - Shameela
- Taymiyyah & - Huda
- Aaishah & - Noura
- Yumna & - Jordyn
- Dhakira & - Maryum
- Tasneem & - Maryam K
- Aasiyah & - Noor
- Hamza & - Abdullah
- Nusaybah & - Ammaarah
- Abdullah K & - Humza K
- Khadijah & - Zakiyyah
- Mariam & - Hanna


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Girly Ramadaan Swap
Monday, June 11, 2012
As-salaamu'alaykum wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuh

AlhumduliLlah the first Ramadaan/Eid swap we had was in 2006!! I've met so many amazing sisters through the swaps, insha'Allah this year's will be just as wonderful for both you and me!





Swap Theme: "Girly" -  anything cute, maybe pink, flip-flops, hijabs, earrings, etc., etc. etc.

Details of swap: Buy your swap partner all those fun, gorgeous things you wished someone would buy for you. The main reason for this swap is to build new friendships... please keep that in mind.

Participants allowed: International (females only). The more sisters you invite the better the swap usually is.

Ages allowed: All ages.

Cost Range: There is no limit and there should be no expectations on either side.

Sign up due date: Saturday June 23rd, 2012
Partners will be emailed to you on: Monday June 25th, 2012
Gift must be mailed out by: No later than July 20th, 2012




To participant email me the questionnaire below (amtullah79@yahoo.ca) note: .ca NOT .com


QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER
Name of swap: Girly Ramadaan Swap
Your Blog url:
Your Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address:
How did you hear about this swap:
Comments:



Participants to date: 15  


- The Stolen Light
- Farhana
Reflective Dust
- Faridah
- Gina
- Yaney
- Umm Nuh
- Shaalom2Salaam
- Hira
- Celin
- Ayesha
- Umm Idris
- Haw-waa
- Handmade Beginnings
- Muslim Mamma
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Children's Postcard Swap
Friday, June 01, 2012

As-salaamu'alaykum wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuh


A postcard swap! What a great way to get children writing and having fun in the summer. Hopefully the friend they meet will be someone they can continue to keep in touch with.



Details of swap: Each participant will send out at least three postcards to their partner within the next three months (June, July and August). Preferably one postcard per month. These could be handmade or purchased.

Participants will be partnered by age and gender (if possible).

Participants allowed: International.

Ages allowed: Any age that can read and write.

Cost Limit: None.

Rules:
1) Must be a minimum of three postcards sent.


Sign up due date: Sunday June 10, 2012
Partners and list will be emailed to you on: Monday June 11, 2012
Postcards must be mailed out by: Before September 1, 2012


If your child would like to participate, I will need to know the following information. (amtullah79@yahoo.ca) note: .ca NOT .com


QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER
Name of swap: Kids Postcard Swap
Your Blog url:
Your Email address:
Child's Email address (if they have one):
Child's real name:
Mailing address:
Child's age and gender:
How did you hear about this swap:
Comments:



Participants to date: 54


- Elijah & - Ismaeel
- Abdullah A. & - Khalil
- Sam & - Yahya
- Maysara & - Maymuna
- Ibraheem & - Jibreel
- Khadijah & - Zaitoon
- Haajar & - Summayyah
- Aisha & - Maryam
- Umar A. & - Ephraim
- Hamida & - Fatima
- Nadira & - Asmaa
- Saleem & - Ayman
- Amir & - Bilal
- AbdulMalik & - Usman
- Mustafaa & - Abdullah
- Yusuf & - Shayaan
- Husna & - Asma
- Luqman & - Umar
- Safiya & - Zaynab
- Naailah & - Mariam
- AbdulKarim & - Jasper
- Musa & - Hamza
- Amal & - Ruqayyah
- Iman & - Safa
- Nazneen & - Aasiyah
- Nusaiba & - Sumayyah
- Ismael B. & - Muhammad

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