18.11.14

her blanky


Back when I started this little baby blanket for my middle daughter (last year after she was born), I had no idea she would develop such a love and attachment for blankets. She carries her blanky everywhere she goes, and she would drag it down the hallway and into the elevator everytime we left home if I let her. She doesn't care which blanky she has as long as it meets her 'softness' requirements. Thankfully, I do believe that this blanket does just that, Alhumdulillah. I had initially planned on crocheting the blanket one solid colour, but then the shop where I purchased the yarn stopped carrying that particular shade. So my plans changed and I then decided to add 4 similar hues to the edges of the blanket. I think I like it better this way, anyway. Sometimes I feel bad that I wasn't able to nurse her for a full 2 years, and that she is no longer able to cosleep with her Mama. But I hope that this blanky gives her comfort now that she is sleeping in her big girl bed in her big sister's room, and I hope that it keeps her warm now that the cold weather has arrived.

17.10.14

three


Alhumdulillah, by the grace of God, we now have three little girls! We are so delighted to welcome our newest bundle of joy to our family. Since the two youngest girls are only a year and a half apart it has been a lot of work, but my eldest daughter is so much help. I know my heart ached so much during the many years I struggled to conceive a second child, but now when I see my eldest care for her two little sisters, and care for her Mama, it's such a beautiful thing. I had my first born in my late teens, and it would be what felt like a very long 6 years before I had my second child. Now as I settle into motherhood I see what a blessing the age gap has been for our family. And now that we have three little girls, my deepest desire is to be among those the Prophet Muhammad (S) mentioned in his hadith:

Uqbah bin Amir said, I heard the Messenger of Allah(ﷺ) say:
"Whoever has three daughters and is patient towards them, and feeds them, gives them to drink, and clothes them from his wealth; they will be a shield for him from the Fire on the Day of Resurrection.'" (Sunan Ibn Majah)

5.7.14

Welcome Ramadan Cards

MissA recently designed some Ramadan cards to send to family members for Ramadan, using cardstock, coloured paper, stickers, and glitter. I also thought I would stop by this old blog of mine to wish everyone a Ramadan Mubarak as well :). Ramadan Mubarak!

26.6.14

Sweet Little Dresses


 
My little brother's high school graduation coincided with a 50% off sale at the fabric store, so naturally I just had to sew the girls some dresses for the event. A perfect reason, no? I used the Sweet Little Dress pattern again. My go-to pattern lately, especially when I am short on time. I really love the embroidery detail on this fabric, and knew it would make a beautiful hemline for the dresses.


This time, instead of adding the elastic detail to the sleeves, I left it out, resulting in a cute sort of flutter sleeve that I think turned out nice. I also wanted both of the girls' dresses to be a bit longer in length than what the pattern called for, so I lengthened them both. However, I accidentally made S's blue dress too long for a up-and-go toddler and had to shorten it. To shorten her dress I simply cut it across the middle, removed a few inches, and then sewed the top and bottom pieces back together. In an effort to hide the line across the middle, I made it look intentional by adding an elastic waist band. I can definitely say I like how it turned out! MissA is now trying to convince me to do the same to her orange dress. I think I just might do that.

22.6.14

Patchwork Baby Quilt


Today the girls and I went to my husband's cousin's baby shower. I was in a bit of a scrabble to make her a baby gift, though I did have it in my mind for some time that I wanted to make her a baby quilt, of course I left it to the last day. But Alhumdulillah after raiding my scrap pile, and picking up a few new fabrics, I was able to put together a little baby quilt for her daughter to be insha'Allah.


I didn't have a large enough piece of fabric for the back side of the quilt, so I added some patchwork squares along the edges to fill in the gaps, and I like the way it turned out. Also this was the first time that I made my own binding :). In the past I have always used pre-made bias tape. I have to say, now that I have made my own, I really do prefer it. I made mine 3 inches wide and it was a lot easier to work with. I hope insha'Allah the new baby enjoys her new quilt!