Clothes Peg Caddy

When I first joined pinterest long time back a peg caddy had caught my eye and had wanted to try it on, as my pegs were always scattered on the floor and living them on wire rack was an annoyance to me as I had to keep moving them around when hanging on clothes to dry.
This is the clothespin caddy that inspired me, you can find how to make this one in here. Basically if you know a basic sewing then its easy and fast and can be whipped in one hour.
Here’s what you basically need a cloth hanger, you will need to cut two pieces each of coordinating fabrics (you should have 4 pieces) and essential sewing accessories ūüôā .

Lining up the 2 fabric (the inner and outer ) trace up the upper shape of the hanger onto the fabric and cut accordingly.
Layer caddy front and caddy front lining and cut out in the middle of fabric, as you can see I cut out a heart shape, it could be whatever a shape you like and would be easy for you to sew, I learned that am not an expert in sewing yet!!. Pin the two different fabrics together, wrong sides together and sew a bias all along the cutout.

Sandwiching all the fabrics together like this caddy back lining & caddy back wrong side together, caddy front & caddy front lining  wrong sides together. Sew all along the edges, leaving an opening at the top for the hanger. Make sure you box out the corners as they would not be bulky, before turning the caddy over. Flip your bag right side out, slip your hanger in and fill her up! 
Had these fabric flowers lying around which I was thinking to get rid of, but I felt it would much the caddy and beautify it, with hot glue in hand added them on to top of the caddy in a way it covered up the tiny opening the hanger was coming out from. as you can see my heart turned into circle :D!!

And here’s my caddy filled up with my clothes peg hanging on my dry wire stand and hanging out. ¬†
Till next time, have a great week ahead!

Pencil Holder

Nothing fancy, nothing sophisticated. As you know, I always like to craft with things available at home and from whatever junk I lay my hand on :). So today’s DIY is just that.

Had lot of tiny Pringles can lying around and had wanted to alter it into something handy and this is what I did. With beautiful scrap paper or nice wrapping paper, a bit of fabric tape and some quilled embellishments you get a nice desktop organizer for your pencils, pen & scissors.
 And it was filled up immediately by lil princess colors, pens pencils and scissors :)!

That’s all for now folks, a quick post for a fast makeover, hope you enjoyed it till next time…

Blessed with a little Munchkin

Hello fellow bloggers, how have you been doing. Its been a very very long time since I blogged in here. I am back and back with a new look too ^__^.
¬†My last post was almost 6 months back!! How fast the time runs. As I have mentioned in my past post that I was expecting a new member into our family….after a long wait and past my due date alhamdulilla we were blessed with charming young prince into our family. It was another experience unlike I had with my lil princess, hope to share them with you one day.

Now almost getting back into my old routine, which I had missed out during my months of waiting for the arrival of my little munchkin. Hope to be back and post on frequently. Looking at my blog list I have back log of posts of DIY to share with you all….so gonna get them done and cut them off one by one :).

Kiwi Lemon Mint Juice

Kiwi has been removed from my lil princess list of fruits she eats. Once upon a time it had been her favorite but the irritating feeling that comes along having a kiwi had been one of the reason she doesn’t like eating it. Saying that I had whole basket of kiwi in my kitchen and I wanted to finish it without it going spoilt.

Here’s what you need:

Kiwi pulp strained from its seed
Lemon or lemon juice
Few mint leaves 
Sugar

Mix all together and enjoy this soothing drink especially during summer hot days!!

Fun And Educational Activities For Kids In Dubai

In wake of my prvious post on¬†Places to Visit with the Kids in UAE, today I’ll be featuring a guest post who had few more good points to share with you all on¬†fun and Educational activities that Kids can do in Dubai.

In with me today is Calvin John Mcphee, he is an educational consultant by profession who specializes in teaching students who have learning disabilities, students who have behavioral difficulties as well as those who are seeking for a private secondary tutor. He spends his spare time researching and learning

different ways to broaden his knowledge and formulate innovative teaching techniques. He also has a strong passion for writing and he effectively shares his knowledge through it. He had help 
with this article from Mathnasium, the Math Learning Center.
Dubai is undoubtedly still one of the places in UAE and in the Middle East where businesses and other industries are thriving. And as such, more expatriates, along with their families, are expected to make a beeline towards Dubai to take advantage of numerous work opportunities made available.

If you are planning to move with your family to Dubai due to a better employment opportunity for you, there are several considerations you have to think about prior to coming here. These include finding a suitable place to reside in, good schools for your children, and available kids’ activities in Dubai as well.
And of course, how the children will have fun and enjoy their stay in Dubai.Like adults who experience burnout from their jobs, kids can also feel fatigue from their chores at home as well as their schoolwork. Fun activities can provide them a respite from these. In addition, many of today’s kids lead sedentary lifestyles which can contribute to the early onset of diabetes and obesity among them. Finding suitable children activities in Dubai can entice them to lay off their gadgets and the television even for a short while and engage in fun activities which involve exercising their young bodies.

Also, fun activities for kids can help young children to cope better with their being uprooted from
the culture and milieu which they have been accustomed to. If you find transplanting yourself to another country to be difficult, such can be doubly hard for kids who may have yet to develop healthy coping mechanisms. Additionally, such activities can also be a good opportunity to spend quality time with your family especially if you have a tight schedule at work. The following are some of the well-renowned places and activities in Dubai where the children and even the grown-ups can have fun.

The Dolphin Bay is a fun and interactive way to learn about the beloved aquatic mammals. Or if you are hankering for the winter season in your home country, you can have fun in the snow at the Ski Dubai located at the Emirates Mall. Children can also learn how to ski or snowboard from qualified instructors.

Can’t decide whether to play in the water or in the snow? Why not try the Ice Land Water Park which deftly combines the thrills of both water and snow with its Polar Mountains, Arctic Waves as well as the opportunity to snorkel.

The Atlantis Palm Dubai offers fun activities for all the members of the family. While mom pampers herself at the spa, Dad can engage in various sports activities. The kids, on the other hand, can frolic at the waterpark.

Lastly, nothing is more important than providing children worthwhile activities and experiences where they can learn and still have fun. So if your child or children have a thirst for knowledge or want to improve his or her language, reading or math skills, nothing would be better than having them enrol on and take additional classes or workshops. And while the kid/s are busy learning, the grown-ups can have an additional hour or two to gallivant, relax, and have fun as well.

Thank you Mr.Calvin for your insightful post on how to have fun in Dubai.

Well then dear folks, till next time.

Places to Visit with the Kids in UAE

And here I thought I was back normal at blogging and blabbering, and am more than two weeks delayed since my back to routine post!! How fast the time runs!!

Haven’t been using my desktop for awhile, with all the latest gadgets and was on a break from my work too, so my internet surfing was mainly on iPad, what a gadget to kill your time when you turn into a potato couch!! :D!!
The past few months, we’ve been busy with my lil princess’s cousins visit and we had a wonderful time together. And I thought as a warm up post I’ll share with you some of the places we visited when they were around, and they’re enjoyable for toddlers to kids till the age of 10 mostly recommended. So if you are in or planning to visit UAE, these are some places I would recommend for your tiny tots :)!!
Kidzania at Dubai Mall,¬†is themed as a child-sized a complete city with a hospital, fire station, beauty salon, bank, radio station, supermarket, television station, pizzeria, theater, and much more. The 80,000 square foot city is scaled down two-thirds in height and therefore all facilities are designed to be ‘just right’ for children.. From police officer to dentist to journalist, KidZania Dubai offers over 80 role-playing activities in more than 60 establishments with a range of ease and intricacy to meet the abilities and interests of every child.

Kids work to earn kidZos, KidZania’s own currency, so they can pay for goods and services in the KidZania city. Pilots navigate airplanes, television anchors read the news, police officers perform detective work and chefs cook up tasty food.
Dubai Dolphinarium at Creek Park, it is the first fully air conditioned indoor Dolphinarium in the Middle East with a temperature ranging from 21¬įc – 25¬įc. You are guaranteed to meet some of the most beautiful animals that inhabit our oceans and have lots of fun with them. The dolphin show is really amazing and interactive, as these cute creatures even interact with the audiences!!
Emirates Park Zoo, a place of fun, learning and adventure for the young and young at heart! Launched in 2008 as the first private zoo in the UAE, it is now home to a colorful menagerie of wildlife and an ever growing menu of features, attractions and interactive activities.Emirates Park Zoo is built on the promise that every guest will be able to appreciate the natural world all over again after a visit‚ÄĒtaking home new discoveries, unique experiences and unforgettable memories. ¬†The zoo offers an exciting concept where children can interact with many species by touching or feeding the many farm and wild animals that are housed at the zoo.
With a laidback and family-oriented atmosphere, the zoo is a place that inspires and encourages kids and adults alike to explore, have fun and stay connected to nature and wildlife.
These are the few places the kids enjoyed and had lots of fun. Just a note, the images and information shared with you in here are not my own,but have been taken from various sites, but somehow or the other its what I wanted to convey too.
Well then till next time….

DIY Lamp Shade

A while ago, I did a post for the blog anniversary series that Family Home and Life hosted. I am posting the tutorial here in case you missed it. 

Since the bubble of Pinterest, the vast ideas you get from there as well as the huge sea of inspirations that never ceases to bore you, there was one thing that have kept behind in my head that i need to try it out. What I am gonna share with you might be not a new but I hope you enjoy it!!

My IKEA lamp had seen good old days, the rice paper shade was getting old, fading and tearing up. I needed a solution to make a long shade for it and the yarn and balloon was the perfect, cheap and best.

I guess I am blabbering a lot in here so let’s get into work, mind you this post might be heavily loaded with snaps ūüôā

First lets gather the materials
Flour
fabric starch, I used revive starch, its powder that you mix it with water depending on the stiffness you need for your cloth
Balloon
Yarn any color of your choice, I used dual coloured black and white yarn from DAISO Japan
Cling film

First try to make gluey instance by mixing the flour and starch along with the water, but not to thick, first time I had used white glue, but I found out using the mentioned above two makes the final product more sturdier and the light perfume smell of the starch is much better than the glue smell.

Soak the yarn into the glue mixture without opening or spreading the yarn out otherwise you’ll end up with tangled yarn, until its totally soaked. You can always use a hand glove to be on the safe side :)!!

Cover the balloon with cling film, it will be easier when you pop the¬†balloon¬†or if you think of deflating the¬†balloon¬†and using it again, permitted the you didn’t knot it too tight, like I did :D!! You must be wondering what is the orange doing in there? well, you see my lil princess want to have the orange as a witness on what we are doing and wanted to capture it along!!

Tie a little knot in the beginning and then beginning covering up the¬†balloon¬†with the yarn in what ever direction or pattern you like. If you like to have a light intricate design you don’t have to take up all the yarn. For more sturdier and heavy design go for the full.

And there waits the orange and my lil princess to finish up wrapping the balloon all over with the yarn :)!!

Once you reach the end tie into a knot and that fix it in its place. Leave it to dry, and I mean completely dry, as it was winter it really took along time to dry out. If you pop the balloon before its completely dry your lamp shade might lose the desired shape.

I let it out in my flat balcony on my laundry stand, mind you you’ll have a mess to clean up later on :)!!

Once its dried you can pop off the balloon, or like me try to open up the knot of the balloon and see how it deflates away from the yarn. I was wondering if the balloon would fly up and down like usual when the air goes out of it along with the yarn,testing physics in there I guess!!

 

¬†That’s all the work in there, attach it to the cord if you are making a hanging lamp or just like mine just put it over the lamp stand and turn the lights on!!

I just love the¬†intricate¬†design that makes up on the wall, it is so beautiful,¬†don’t¬†you love it too!!

Isn’t that just amazing, depending on the size of the balloon you can see the design expanding on the wall if its a ceiling you’ll just have a brilliant design to gaze up on there too!!