I’m not Martha Steward…

but I’m getting there, inshallah¬†ūüėČ and in the meantime please please please do not tell my children that I’m not good at it….

The thing is that dd11¬†was most impressed by my sewing skills this afternoon. Bless her …all I’ve done is sew¬†a few straight lines using the machine and voila (well not that easy but fairly simple) I’ve made a little bag to keep all her sketching bits in.

I’m almost proud of myself to be¬†honest…mashallah. You see for as long as I can remember I’ve been telling¬†myself that I haven’t got¬† a creative bone in myself and as many psychodoctors¬†and gurus will tell you…my thoughts have become actions. Hence my lack of creativity and almost hatred for anything arty farty. But that, my dear readers, is a thing of the past.

Now, in 2010 and at the ages of ** I’m reinventing myself¬†and am slowly but surely turning into a young (dream on Ines) creative lady. And this lady¬†does not give up. This lady¬†has a go at things that would never have even thought about let alone try. This lady¬†has taken on knitting, gardening, sewing, decorating, card making and even baking. YES, YES, YES, this lady is creative and willing to try new things, mashallah.

OK, I’m now going to shut up and show you my latest achievement. It’s ok, feel free to laugh and feel sorry for me but I don’t care as long as your comments are nice and something along these lines… WOW Ines mashallah, well done for a first try, keep it up sis… ūüėČ

Oh yeah you want the picture now (forgot to mention photographying and blogging in my creative activities list) and here it is …

I know that the handles should go on the inside but it's the look we wanted to create...rough and rocky lol
she would not stop saying...'it's so cool mum, your very own first bag mum!!!' bless her
what does she know?
I told you I was only learning...lol

¬†And something else I did after because she had faith in me…

not too bad considering is not a straight line...

 

I wonder what I’m going to be inspired to do next…

Salaams y Hasta pronto,

Ines

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow…(2)

Before I tell you anything else, by popular demand …the wellies

guess which ones are mine...

 

Due to bad weather (what a laugh! this is England fcol) both my school and the girls were closed so I had two extra days to do as I pleased.

Yesterday my mate Noorah¬†took me to West Hampstead to do the charity shops round. I’ve told you before…there are 7 shops one after the other!

Today, my girls (minus the teenager who seems to be¬†sleeping for her country and mine together) and I hit Wembley High road in search of more cheap goodies.¬† Goodies worth mentioning… 6 packs of seed for ¬£3, board markers for 11p, lovely gift boxes reduced from ¬£2.75 to 25p, lovely herb planters for my kitchen sill for ¬£3…

Anyways here are some pictures for you…

can't wait for the snow to clear to put up my polytunnel and start sowing, inshallah

¬†I also managed to cook and bake today, I know pretty impressive coming from me ūüôā

yummy date and banana loaf...even if i say so myself

mashallah what a day we’ve had. And what better news to end the day than the text I just got from my boss saying that school still closed tomorrow …and even better still, the girls school is open tomorrow ūüôā

Some more pics I took around here yesterday and today…

london can be quite pretty at times...
not sure what she is thinking...not too impressed overall, she begged us to let her in almost straightaway

Salaams y hasta pronto,

Ines

You have asked…

sista m, who tried very hard to teach me how to croche
minty ice cream or tricolore to go with the american choc chip pancakes...

Online was the chosen method to learn to knit…I’m half way to a lovely green scarf, mashallah.

looks simple but it was more complex than anticipated...nonetheless I rose to the challenge mashallah
and for security reasons, to preserve the identity of all involved this is the only picture of doll X ...

The rest of the bullet points’ evidential pictures will follow another time because right now I’m going to get real busy once again. Believe it or not tomorrow I start work. A whole day of meetings….’ where minutes are kept and hours are wasted…’

Salaams y Hasta pronto,

Ines