Posts Tagged ‘Dubai’

Apart from sewing another hobby of mine is reading. I love reading just ask my mum and she will tell you how strong my relationship with books is. My earliest memory of reading books is bedtime stories with my mum. She used to read me stories before going to sleep and when i learnt how to read i would read the stories to her.

Through out out my childhood i always had more than one book on my bedside table and sometimes the books would be in several languages!

There are lots of book sites available but one that i particulary like is Goodreads where you can share book recommendations with your friends. You can rate and review the books you read, and search for books ( a bit like amazon) and find what other people have said about the book. I think its great and i love this site! There are crafty books there too LOL. So if you are a bookworm join in and let’s be friends here is my profile so we can recommend great books to one another!

Oh and if you are in Dubai and want a good bookshop head over to Book World by Kinokuniya in Dubai Mall. Its  the biggest bookshop in Dubai and its book heaven! J000 could have easily spent the whole day there had it not been for the kids getting bored and getting up to no good lol

I bought a couple of sewing books there will talk about them in another post.

I plan on getting some sewing done today! I found a tutorial for a diaper pouch. When i take Dania out i dont need to take that much just a couple of diapers and wet wipes. I am excited about sewing this so i can ditch the diaper bag.

I am officially moving to Sew Chic and Unique on Thursday 16th of July which means my last post here will be on Wednesday 15th of July.


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Earlier this year i participated in a blog party hosted by 5 Minutes for Mom and whilst blog hoping i came across Sandier Pastures you might remember seeing her blog button in my previous blog daily dose of me.

So Grace and i were really glad we met cause we were so close as she currently lives in Dubai so only 4 hours away as opposed to the majority of the bloggers who were partying who resided in the US of A.

Since then we have become what you call “bloggy friends”. I would check her blog and comment and vice versa. She is also a mum to a loving and might i add smart 5 year old girl Pristine.

Grace like most women needed her handbag organised and ordered a Handbag organiser. Once our Dubai trip was confirmed i told her that it would be a great opportunity to meet up and there would be no shipping charges! So we did and had a blast .

The girls hit it off  here are some pics (taken from her site)


The organiser i made for Grace was different as she requested hers to have a strap and a swivel clip for her keys and this one costs 7 RO


Head over to Grace’s blog and read more about our meet up and see more pics

At the end of the day i had friend who was a happy customer and that’s a great combo 🙂

Please check my new website Sew Chic & Unique because i will moving there from the 15th of July onwards so be sure to bookmark it cause i dont want to lose you

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I’m Back

I just got back from a week away to busy Dubai and i am knackered.

I think i need a break from the break lol ( I missed sewing so much and really wished that i had my machine at times, i am so glad to be back and cant wait to get some time to sew)

 No serisously going away with young ones is no joke. Hadeel was not so bad but Dania was a whole different story. She would not eat much and if she did then it would be very little of it. Her routine got messed up she would nap late in the evening which meant staying up late, and that meant no sleep for me oh plus the waking up in the middle of the night hmmm need i go on?

All in all i had fun and got to spend some time with my family.Whilst there i got to meet a bloggy friend Grace who lives in Dubai ( will tell you about her in another post)

I couldnt be in Dubai and not go to IKEA. They have a part sale at the moment which will last up to the 1st of August 2009.

I bought some fabric of course and have projects already lined up for them. I had planned on buying my cutting table and expedit desk but i forgot that we had the girls lol and because of that we didnt have enough space to bring the things back to Oman.

Good news is that J000 aka as my husband might be going back to Dubai and will pass by IKEA to buy them from me ( this is what i mean my supportive – thanks hon)

That is all for now just wanted to give you a quick update

 Cheers 🙂

PS. I have now moved to Sew Chic and Unique and will only post here until the 15 of July 2009.

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Sew many things

You wont believe this but i still have more organizers to sew. It seems that a  lot of women in Oman need thier bags organized lol. I actually enjoy it but i dont get to sew anything else. I did manage to hem some curtains but there isnt much sewing involved.

I have so many things i would like to sew. I have the curtains for my craft room to make with the fabric i bought on my last trip to IKEA. I would like to try sewing a handbag or two 😉 i love handbags!

I cant wait to make my own clothes, and clothes for my daughters.

The one thing i find really irritating is that i cant find what i want here. Dubai might have what i am looking for, but what do i have to go all the way there?  People here are so used to having things done for them, they are too lazy to put a little effort and creativity into thier lives.

Times such as this i wish i was back in Perth, or somewhere in Europe. Just so i can get what i want when i want..i have so many ideas but without the right material i cant do much. (sorry if this post is turing out to be a rant, but i just cant help feeling this way)

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Work in Progress

I have officially started working on my craft room, which i hope will end up looking like Megan’s craft room.

So i first made a list of the furniture which i plan to get from IKEA Dubai, as we dont have one in Oman 😥 i am hoping that my darling husband is going to take me on the 4 hr drive there this weekend.  Yesterday i went to choose BLUE paint, finding the correct colour was not easy, but i think i have found one love it.

Here is proof that work has indeed begun










I just need to finish masking the rest of the room (i ran out) , finish cutting off (painting around the room just like in the pic above) unscrew the electrical plugs so i can start the real painting using a roller. I plan on finishing the room before the end of the week. I hope to start assembling the furniture next week, which reminds me while in IKEA i would also like to buy some fabric to make curtains.

I’m off to the paint shop now, will post more pics as work progresses

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