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It has been more than 2 weeks since i have made something until yesterday.

I finally made the tissue box cover which was intended for the last Sew IT tutorial which i missed because i was in Dubai.

This is how mine turned out

Tissue Box Cover

The tutorial was easy to follow however, this was not perfect. I think i need to make a couple more. The good thing is now i dont have to search high and low for a tissue box cover i simply make my own for every room!

The fabric looks familiar?! I used my IKEA fabric which was intended for curtains for my previous craft room.

You can make this and other cute things too by simply joining Sew IT 🙂 and dont forget that i have moved to Sew Chic and Unique


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For Sew It last wednesay i posted a tutorial on how to cover a tissue box so it can finally match the rest of the room 🙂

This is what Nima from Made to treasure made

I unfortunately havent been able to participate this week cause i have been away and didnt manage to sew the tissue box cover 😦 however, I plan on sewing it once i get back – i promise

I have added Nima to my crafty mama list as well as other women who sew in Oman. Check out the list here

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Today is Feature it Wednesday which means you get to see what we have created for Sew It.

Last Wednesday i posted a tutorial on how to sew a pillow slip cover.

The first and only participant for this week Nima from Made to treasure made this

Click here for more pictures because she made not 1, not 2 but 3 pillow covers lol good on you Nima 🙂

I would like to thank Nima for participating in Sew It as she was the only one 🙂 apart from me of course. ( Thank you so much for your support )

This what i came up with

Sew IT 01

You can read more here

Stay Tuned for next Wednesday for another tutorial for Sew IT

I hope this encourages some of you to try sewing 🙂

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Here is my slip cover for Sew It 

Sew IT 01

I made it last night and it took me about an hour to do. I think i would have taken much less had it not been going up and down for the iron.

As i moved upstairs the iron is not so close anymore lol

This lovely pillow and its new cover will go to my niece’s room (which reminds me i need to show you her room which i recently painted)

I like the fact that i now can very easily make my own slipcovers so need to hunt down for that perfect shade lol just buy some material and sew it up 😉

Dont forget to check back tomorrow for  feature it wednesay too see what others have made

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Sew IT

Its finally here

You  should have bought your sewing supplies by now which means you are all geared up to sew.

This button is the official launch for Sew IT (thanks to my supportive husband for creating it for me) .

If you are participant and have a blog grab the button and have it up on you sidebar so your visitors know you are getting crafty lol and i would really appreciate it if you link back to me 🙂

Now lets get down to business

Tutorial 1


I have chosen for our first sewing project a basic sqaure pillow because they are great as you can spice up a room with different colored pillows and they are easy to make.

The  tutorial is from About.com there are 2 versions the text version and a step by step with pictures which i thought is great for beginners.

This tutorial allows you to create pillow covers depending on the size of your pillow. So find a square pillow and with your tape meausure the width of it in inches to find which instructions to follow.

Other than that I think its a straight forward tutorial and you shouldnt have any problems however, if you do please leave me a comment on this post so everyone can benefit 🙂

Note to Participants:

Once you’ve completed the tutorial blog about it on your blog and send me the link. I will feature all creations on feautre it wednesday (which is when we show off our creations) i will link up to your blog (and have all the participants creations in one place)

Anyone can join in the fun all you need is your creativity and remember take it a stitch at a time

Looking forward to seeing your creations Happy Sewing 🙂

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Arghh am i the only who who wishes we could have more hours in a day? because 24 hours is not enough for me.

I have so many things going on, so many projects waiting to be started and others waiting to be finished. I was talking to my husband about this and he is right that i take on lots of projects, trying to be super woman. What can i do? i love keeping my self busy!

In addition to the above  i am currently renovating my niece’s room. I know, I know, but its high time i did her room and she is going to be travelling soon and there is no way i am cleaning out a teenager’s room on my own!

So as i was saying she loves the colour blue and instead of it ending up looking like mine which blue and red as you know, i am having the opposites wall in dark chocolate brown mmm. I started painting and finished the brown walls just the blue walls left.

We bought a day bed and it will be delivered tomorrow, so i better get busy and finish painting.

I have 4 sewing projects that i need to work on

  • Another version of a organiser with velcro
  • Business card holders
  • A tote bag for me
  • A buttercup bag again for me 🙂

Another thing that is keeping me busy is that i am currently working with a designer on my web page for my company Sew Chic & Unique. So there will be big changes soon and i am so excited and will keep you all posted on the progress.

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They are done and they look great in my craft room. But dont take my word for it have a look for your self.

IKEA Curtains


Ikea curtains full

Just in case you are wondering, no i didnt make these i wish i did though but i know it would have taken me ages to complete. So i had them made and i will probably make my next currains in a couple of years time ( I promise)

I love how they turned out, really looks good. I bought this fabric at IKEA for 150dh per meter equvilant to apprx 1.500 RO and bought 6 mtrs which added to 900 dh. I had them made for 5 RO so i spend approx 15 RO in total .

I still have some leftover fabric and i am thinking of making my self a buttercup bag.  Check out all the cute buttercup bags that have been made by clicking here.

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