Thursday, 21 November 2013

I was sparring with Baba and Isa was there. I blocked one punch , but the other went home. Baba and I don't punch hard, so it was no big deal. At least we thought so until Isa went around punching the both of us as hard as he could with his little fists. Which wasn't very hard. But would be soon. So Baba pretended to be about to punch me, and shook my hand instead. (No Isa, I don't want to hold a patriotic rally for Pakistan with the egg-beater. National Day is OVER.) Isa has been really funny lately. At the presentation club today, Isa showed us the parts of his body, and Khadeeja presented on Bilal ibn Raba'a (RA) and I presented on the Prophet's visit to At-Taif. I passed around a date from there. My grandmother said it had been hardened when the people of Taif refused the prophet any dates to break his fast. I  have searched, but have not found any narrations to back this up. So i don't know if this is true, but if you find any narrations supporting  it,  do drop me a line!
So the dad man got back from Singapore today. He picked up a 16 fl oz bottle of Mod PodgeMatte for me as well as a 14 fl oz bottle of Mod Podge Outdoor!! And, so sweet of hime, he bought me a tin of mints and a notebook I'd been eying for ages.:) I was a happy camper. :p, you know me !Will post pics of the new additions to my crafting family soon. Haha, judge me, but my craft supplies feel like family. Bring on the angry comments. ;) Along with the Mod podge, Jiddah sent loads and tonnes of triffic chocolate!! Will get fat, don't worry. In addition to that, poor Daddy Gee ~look of outrage from the dad man, who hates being called anything but Baba~  had to carry 4 huge blocks of baking choc. Glad he didn't throw his back out. Now he can carry more stuff the next time he goes. ~Muahaha! Evil laugh~

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Another crafty post for you guys. You must all have worked with clay at some point in time, right? Well, a few years ago, I got a nasty suprise! My polymer clay stash had completely dried out! Being true to my pack-rattish natue, I didn't thrw the ruined clay out. I later heard of a way to "cure" ruined clay. One of my friends told me that polymer clay, or Sculpey is renewable my sokaking in water. SO, if you had asked my what I was doing this evening, I would have said: "Curing my Sculpey!" So, if you have sick polymer clay, go to:

Saturday, 5 October 2013


I don't have a TV at home, so naturally I don't know anything about TV shows in Pakistan-or anywhere, for that matter-but I DO have a computer, as you see-DUH, so obvious.- so I was looking for muslimah superheroes pictures to make Math work sheets for Khadeeja. (Loooong story, will explain the connection between superheroes and Math later.) I found this: Lady In Black: Burqa Avenger. TOO COOL!!!! here is the link:

Thursday, 3 October 2013

High time I blogged about Khadeeja. She is my 8-year-old sister. What with me being close in age to her, there happens to be a little bit of sibling rivalry betwen us! (What am I saying?! We almost had World War III yesterday!!) Anyway, all that aside, I know we both love each other very much. She'll beg to sleep in my bed at night, and I'll occasionally give her a science/history/islamic lesson! We understand each other so well, I know when things that people say bother her, and she knows when she can see my jaw tighten, it isn't looking good! I love that little streak of rebel in her, and she puts up with my turning the room into a house of horror even though she would much prefer a fairy land! The snyde remarks fly almost constantly between us, but we have a rock-solid, water-tight bond.

I hope it stays that way. Read and like my sister's blog,

Saturday, 28 September 2013

I think its time I blogged about my adorable (sometimes annoying) baby brother Isa! I think he is passing his "baby" years by with remarkable speed! Just the other day, it was, he, (all on his own) decided to put his spoonful of beans and rice in his mouth on his own! He is such a big boy no, Mashallah, they grow up so fast! I have to go now, my sister wants use the computer

Friday, 27 September 2013

Rock Paperweight

You will need:

1 smooth pebble
Sparkles of your choice
Black/White paint

How to make the paperweight:

1 Paint the pebble completely with the paint and allow it to dry.

2  Glue the sparkles of your choice to the painted rock.

3Let it dry.
Hooray for Mod-podge!

What would I do without it? I don't know! I love this handy crafty varnish to bits. I have used this in loads of projects and hope that my journey with Mod-podge has just begun! 
I love you, Amy Anderson, for creating this wonderful and fun crafting varnish! Check out Amy Anderson's blog

I love it!

Refurbished comb; Side 2

You will need:

1 wooden comb
1 bottle of red nail polish
1 brown Sharpie.
 Transparent glue/Mod-podge

For the Comb:

 Draw the design of your choice on the comb. You can even draw on the teeth! Then cover your design in 1 coat of red nail polish. (I used Sally Hansen Hard as Nails No.160 Cherry Red.).

For a final varnish and gloss, paint over with transparent glue, or, my favorite, a coat of Mod-Podge!
Refurbished Comb; Tutorial Side 1

You will need:

1 wooden comb
 Shimmer-fix overlay

For the stripes;

1Use the ruler and a brown/black Sharpie to rule lines in any direction you want.

2Color in the stripes.

For the Shimmer;

1 Paint over the whole side of the comb evenly with the shimmer-fix over lay.

2 Allow to dry.

3 Paint over that with 1-2 coats of Mod-Podge, drying for 2 hours between each coat.

Flowered Lipstick Case Tutorial.

This case is worked in single crochet with 2 ply yarn. I used wwhite yarn for this project, but go wild with weird colors by all means!! 

You will need;

1 4.0 size crochet hook

1 ball of 2 ply yarn

1 felt flower (optional)

For the case:

Tie a slipknot in the yarn with a 1 inch tail. Chain 15, and single crochet 15 rows. Thread a tapestry needle with a 10 inch piece of yarn (make sure it is the same yarn as your work!) Whip stich both sides together. Gauge where the button should be, then sew it on wwith the tapestry needle. Sew one end of the yarn to the top of the purse on one side of the button and pull it under the button until it reaches overr to the other side. stich in through the top of the purse, then tie a knot.

To attach the felt flower:

Take your felt flower and hold it in the bottom right hand corner of the top of the case. Take a small, matching button and sew it over the flower.

Voila! Your case is done!