Buttons Joy.

Tiny colorful things are joy! so are buttons. Today we gathered our buttons and tried making two crafts. A bracelet & Clothespins cars.

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For the Bracelets we needed

  • Some assorted buttons
  • Some pipe cleaners. Abi wanted purple and Ib wanted yellow, so we chose these colors.
  • A pair of scissors
  • something to secure the edge, paper tape etc

 

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The dialemmas of SHM 

Originally published at   http://www.muslimahbloggers.com/the-dilemmas-of-a-stay-at-home-mum

One particular afternoon, I broke down.
Undone laundry, piles of unfolded clothes, a dirty kitchen, loaded sink, messy home and on top of everything, cranky screaming toddlers. I had been through an emotional upheaval and I would like to have a break from this insanity. But I was definitely not having my day.
Earlier that morning somewhere else, a working-mom in her impeccable attire, stepped out of the messy unorganized home, Continue reading

Pakistan Day crafts

By the time we were growing up, patriotism was a norm. We sang national songs, waved the Flag, loved our country and felt so proud being a Pakistani. A lot of that feeling deteriorated over time though.

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Nonetheless one of the first lullabies i sang to my eldest was “ye watan tumhara hay”, mainly because I want my children to associate themselves with Pakistan and somewhat feel the same bond with the land that we felt as kids. Continue reading

Comics.

I am better at expressing my feelings as typed words as compared to having to speak them all out loud. And I have loved comics more than half of my life. Agnus. Archie. Marvin. Peanuts. And later in life I read XKCD (using the XKCD Explained) and felt awesome.

I had thought about drawing comics strips myself, at one point in time (specially after I read the story of Grove who wrote Love is.. comics, read it here)  just to see if i can do it, but then my drawing is pretty awful, I prefer painting any day. And i cant paint or draw with two toddlers. Then I found out couple of online comic strips creators and I got hooked.

I am brainstorming for the name, but what ever it be – I hope to illustrate the daily cute and messy mayhem of muslim toddlers.

My first and second strip:

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Toddlers imitate, how often we try to teach them things that they dont seem to learn and then they pick up random habits from us. This incident made me mindful of my random utterings as well, because my kids are watching.

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A toddler’s imagination! hehe.

 

Chicken Pattie (Using Pastry Sheet)

There are moments of revelations, the moments of truths and the moments of discoveries in one’s life. And in one of those moments I found Puff-Pastry sheets.

what can be better than a steaming chicken Pattie to couple with your cup of tea- (1)

I definitely call “Felt” as my major discovery in crafting and “PPSheets” are their  counterparts in my culinary adventures. Just like Pizza and Pasta they give you a open end to work with and this means a lot of awesome options (and some fails too phew!).  Continue reading

On flossing and Miswak.

It took me 30 years and almost 2 teeth to understand the importance of flossing.

Beauty!

Last year when I visited the dentist for toothache she advised me to start flossing. ‘How many times a week‘ I, the naïve asked. She laughed and responded “ideally twice a DAY”.

I thought ‘what a joke! I have hardly ever flossed in my entire life and survived till date. I should be good for next 30years as well’.

Needless to say, I was wrong.  Continue reading