Sunday, 19 October 2014

Craft Post : Custom Bulletin Board

Today I'm going to be showing you what I've done with my bulletin board so far. I didn't take step-by-step pics so I'll just have to explain along the way. These are the things I used;

An old bulletin board I had laying around the house
Scrapbook paper
Scrapbook stickers & embellies
Washi tape (because I'm obsessed)
Mod Podge (I used Gloss 'cause I'm OBSESSED)
Nail Polish (optional)
Push pins (optional)
Brush or foam applicator

Step 1 :

Divide the board into columns with the washi tape and add a strip over the top. This step was inspired by Tanamontana100 (yes, that's TANA, not Hannah. Her full name is Tana Smith) on YouTube's custom bulletin board. She chose to divide hers into days of the week, but since my board was too small, I just divided it into three. If you like you can also add a border of tape around the edge of the board.

Step 2 :

If, like me, you have one of those absolutely useless flowery boards above the cork and want to cover it up, use scrapbook paper and ModPodge. I sinfully bought a whole pack of school-themed scrapbook paper and this was one of my favorites. I basically measured, cut, and Modpodged the paper in. The next day I sealed it with a thin coat of Gloss Modpodge.

Step 3 :

Add letters standing for day of the week if you have space or, as in my case, add embellishments. I used a combo of scrapbooking stickers and a sheet of teen-themed stickers I already had. Gotta love the pink lips, am I right girls?

Step 4 :

This step is optional, but if you want to jazz up you push-pins, break out that nail polish! I used my Sally Hansen Glitter Blue, Red Ruby and my Sasatinne Beach Peach.

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Sea Shepherd campaigns

I’d like to ask all of you a favor. Please click the links I’m popping in down below. Please spread the word. Our ocean’s creatures are dying. They need our help. Do the right thing and support Sea Shepherd now. Get rid of Shark Finning, Whaling, Dolphin Killing and many other dangers to the sea. If we all pull together, we can make a difference. So do your part. Make that difference. Visit

Friday, 16 May 2014

In Nigeria, over 200 girls were recently abducted from their boarding school and plans are reported of them being sold as brides for $ 12 each. We need the world to unite in efforts to save them. To do this, sign here:

Thursday, 15 May 2014

Hey Peeps...

So I thought I'd do a pictureless post today. I am going to the riding school soon!!! How cool is that! Hopefully I'll have great pics to share on my personal Instagram account @aspekhoob or maybe even @maryamkiyani, the photography one. I'm not sure what we'll be doing for the first lesson, but I'm exited! This is like a dream come true. (Just so you know, I have ridden before, but the instructors were rubbish.) My besties +Haadiyah Sajid and +Aymun Sajid recommended this club to me. It's in Barakow. I'll post the address as soon as I can.

Friday, 18 April 2014

Whale Wars

The whales have won!!

ICJ (International Court of Justice) has ruled the activities of the Japanese whaler in the South Sea "not for scientific research" and all their licenses have been revoked!
Read all about it here:

Crochet Baby Blanket WIP

Among a lot of my other WIPS (Works in progress) I am crocheting a baby receaving blanket. I am using varigated yarn that I bought from The Wool Shop located in Karachi Company in Islamabad. I am also using a 5.00 mm hook.

Thursday, 17 April 2014

How to make a doll armchair

What you will need:
1 pencil
1 ruler
3-4 pieces of cardboard
1 doll (I'm using my 12-inch Monster High)
1 glue-gun
Fabric(I'm using leftover upholstery fabric)

Step 1:

Cut the cardboard.

a) The backboard must be the height of you doll, plus one centimeter aproxx

c) The seat (use a ruler to draw the edges)

d) The arms (make sure they are the same length as the sides of the seat)

e) The lazyboy flap and side-flaps. (should be the same length as the arms and the tall enough to support the chair)

Step 2: Cover the cardboard completely in fabric with a glue-gun (you could use Mowvlith German White glue or UHU glue if you cut the fabric bigger)

a)  The back-board

 b) The arms

c) The side-flaps and lazyboy board

Step 4: Glue the pieces together

a) The seat to the back board (I put in little bits of card-board to support it)

b) The arms to the back and seat and the flaps to the bottom.

Step 5:
Let your doll enjoy the chair!

Sunday, 9 February 2014

Asslamualaikum Folks!

This post is going to be reviewing the latest Almaghrib course held in Malaysia."Protect This House" by Sheikh Abu Eesa Niamatullah.  This course focused on the different relationships we have, and how to maintain them. Another thing the Sheikh focused on was Silatur Rahim. I found out that it was only counted if one was maintaining a DIFFICULT relationship. I found out that it was only counted if you were going the extra mile for that cousin who doesn't care about you, or that uncle whohates on you. I learned a lot. I learned that we need to have mercy to ANYONE, regardless of ow horrible they are. This course was the most happening course ever for me.

Before the Mommy's Room was set up, All the little kids were crawling on the floor, screaming and yelling. When the Mommy's room was done, all was quiet. We could hear the Sheikh's jokes. Since I had volunteered for no specific category, I helped with sales and the Ihsaan Juniors on the second day with my friend, Hafsa. At the booth, I literally memorised the following:

1 cookie is RM 3.80
2 cookies are RM 7.40
3 cookies are RM 11.40
The bottles are for RM 19.90
The binders are RM 15
It was a VERY busy lunch break! =D
I helped out at the Ihsaan Juniors Club. I think I picked up the same blasted Batik's more that FIVE TIMES!! I think I repeated the fruit kebaab demo more than 3 times. I had to look for a "missing child" with Hafsa. We went through the toilets, mens, womens, handicap and all. As we rounded the corner calling his name, we discovered that he had been found by his family playing in the play-tents. His brother had been frantic with worry. I was flabbergasted. By the time the "Tea Party" was over and the Sheikh got there, I was dead. I could not go on. I went back to the conference hall. While the sheikh did a long Q + A, I picked up the trash. By the time I got back out again, they were loading the cars. After that was done, I met Brother Ali, a Nigerian student majoring in linguistics at University Malaya. I went with my dad and some other brothers with the Sheikh to dinner. The Resturant Saba was about to close. The food was late and we were ravenous. The Ameer was caught eating the Mandi hot sauce. When we got back to the hotel, I crashed. But this course was So worth it!