Sunday, 26 January 2014

Charcoal Eye Drawing


charcoal eye drawing

Over the past few days I have been practicing different techniques with charcoal.The photo above is a collage of my charcoal drawing that I edited in a photo editing program. I followed a YouTube video to give me an idea of how to draw an eye for the drawing below. I hope you like it.   

charcoal eye drawing

The photo below is my first attempt of the eye. On the right hand side of the photo you can see some of the tools I have used to create this drawing.

charcoal eye drawing

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Saturday, 18 January 2014

Hair Designs Of The Week


This week I have been doing some hair designs on my friends' hair as well as my sister's hair. I hope you like them.The photograph below is a picture of my friend's hair which she had already  plaited. I braided into a diagonal french plait which gives it a crown like look.


The photograph below shows my sister's hair which I divided into 12 mini ponytails.


The photograph below also shows my sister's hair. I braided it into 5 across head french plaits.


This is a photograph of another friend's hair which I made into a fishtail design.




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Sunday, 12 January 2014

Crochet Footwear

Crochet Slipper Sandal

This is some crochet footwear I have made over the past week. I have been experimenting with my crochet lately so I have not been following a pattern for this work. The photograph above shows a slipper/sandal I designed as a larger version of the doll slipper/sandal shown below. I hope you like them.

Crochet Slipper Sandal

I have also crocheted a small shoe this week again without using a pattern you can see this in the photo shown below. 

Crochet Slipper Sandal



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Sunday, 5 January 2014

Crochet Hook Roll Tutorial




I really enjoy doing crochet projects and I have a few different sized crochet hooks but I kept forgetting where I put them and didn't have anywhere specific to store them. So I decided to make a Crochet Hook Roll to keep them in safely.


There are quite a few tutorials available on the internet but I wanted to make one in the easiest way possible. I have shared with you how I made my crochet hook roll on this post.

Requirements:

  • I large piece of fabric (main body) 20in x 12in
  • I medium piece of fabric (large pocket) 10in x 12in
  • I small piece of fabric (small pocket) 6in x 2.5in
  • Ribbon
  • Sewing machine / scissors


Step 1: Cut out the fabric pieces that you need for the project (pic 1)
Step 2: Fold the Large piece in half (pattern sides facing) and sew down the 2 sides. (pic 2)
Step 3: Fold in half the medium piece (pattern side facing) and sew down the 2 sides (pic 3)
Step 4: Fold in half the small piece (pattern side facing) and sew down the 2 sides. (pic 4)


Step 5: Now turn the pieces inside out so that you can now see the pattern side. Fold in the bottom hem of all pieces and sew along the bottom securing the bottom where the fabric is open. You can stitch all the way around each piece to secure the fabric. (see pic 5)
Step 6: Add the small pocket to the corner of the medium pocket and stitch down the 2 sides and the bottom leaving the top open. Then stitch down the pocket twice so leaving small pockets. (see pic 6)
Step 7: Then add the medium pocket to the large piece of fabric, sewing down the 2 sides and the bottom leaving the top open. Then sew straight lines down the pocket to make small pockets to hold the crochet hooks. (see pic 7)
Step 8: Then fold over the top piece of fabric to make it look like a flap of an envelope. Make sure it can cover the top of the crochet hooks. Then stitch along the top of the fold so that it secures the fabric to make a permanent flap. (see pic 8)


Step 9: Then attach a folded ribbon to the side of the crochet roll. (see pic 9)
Step 10: Add all your hooks, needles scissors that you need for your crochet projects (see pic 10)
Step 11: To fold the crochet roll you need to make sure the flap is covering the hooks (see pic 11) and then roll it from the opposite end of the ribbon side. Then simply tie a bow around the roll with the ribbon to secure it (see pic 12)

I do hope you enjoyed my first tutorial. Hopefully I will have some more tutorials for you soon insha'Allah.


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Friday, 3 January 2014

Crochet Jar Cozy and Coaster


crochet Jar Cozy Coaster

Here is a picture of my crocheted jar cozy and coaster.

This was the first time using two balls of  wool simultaneously so I didn't follow a pattern.

 Below there are photos of this cozy being made by me.

crochet Jar Cozy Coaster


crochet Jar Cozy Coaster


If you have any tips for me please let me know.






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Henna Designs



I love doing Henna Designs, I like to practice on myself, my sister and my mum.




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Other Crafts


Here are a few different types of crafts that I have done over the past year!







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Drawing Projects


Here are some drawings that I have just recently drawn. I now have some charcoal and have been experimenting with different drawings.




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Islamic Crafts


Here are some Islamic Crafts that I have done with my family during the past year.



































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