Thursday, May 8, 2014

A Little Of Everything

First, an update on my neck strain: It got well in eight days with the help of medicines and rest. As promised, I ripped open the pillow and took out more that a third of its filling. I am happy to report that it is comfortable now and is in regular use without any problems.

Since the last post, I have been dabbling in a range of craft activities but have not progressed much with any. Hot weather with ten hours of loadshedding makes one so lethargic. Still a glimpse of what I have been up to... a bit of knitting, it is going to be a sweater for my son, who is now into teen sizes, mashaAllah.
Then there was a bit of spinning:
And a bit of chicken-scratch:
And some sewing. During my spring cleaning, I got hold of my husband's old shirt and had to upcyle it into a girl's top. (Tutorial here).

 A few new summer dresses for my daughters are also in progress. I hope to finish them soon and take some pictures. Sewingis getting so much more enjoying as I am getting better at it.


  1. I love the little dress, and your model's action pose!
    I'm encouraged by your comment about sewing, especially since I'll be visiting the fabric store next week to find fabric for an everyday skirt and top for summer. Fingers crossed that I can enjoy making something I will also enjoy wearing. ;)

  2. And the chicken stithes.Very nice.Wish you more time for handicraft.Take care of you family and enjoy the time with the children.The years go so fast.

  3. What a great idea to reuse your husbands shirt! I really like how it turned out as a girls top.