Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Tuesday tutorial - DIY scarf vest

A scarf vest is pretty simple, you don't even need a sewing machine. All you need is a square scarf and some scissors. (maybe needle and thread, if you're particular.)

I followed this tutorial  for a pretty pop of color to an otherwise drab outfit.

another fun way to make one, here

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Tuesday Tutorial: upcycle a scarf into a skirt

 Some sewing this time, turn a scarf into a skirt. It is easy because the hemming is already done or you. This particular skirt started its life as a QR5 square Rawanaq scarf. one cut, three straight lines of stitching, one bit of elastic: et voila! another skirt! 

a simple skirt tutorial can be found from the megan nielsen blog.

It can be very easy to convert all of those winter scarves into pretty skirts for summer, try it!

if you're thinking of Upcycling one of those churidar shawls, here is a good tute to make a maxi skirt.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015


Welcome to my blog!

 I am a mad scientist who sews in my spare time. After about ten years of sewing little girls clothing, collecting tons of online tutorials on pinterest and general SAHM awesomeness, I joined QatART, that is a community of handcrafters in Qatar (click through for more info!)

Through them,I started giving craft workshops for little ones  and sewing workshops for not-so-littles. I have a facebook page where you can see most of the stuff I make, I have an instagram where you will see snippets that catch my eye.

  I dabble in all kinds of crafts, I do custom work for special orders, I draw, I paint, I craft with paper and plastic and glass and fabric.

On this blog, I hope to post a lot of links and tutorials that spark that creative instinct inside you, something you can share with your kids on the weekends. you will see a lot of sewing, and many other crafts that catch  my fancy.


handmade dresses easter 2015

cottagemama party dress with lace

Easter time was hectic again, as usual. I did manage to make three dresses for my three little pretties for the occasion, the material was purchased locally in doha. The third dress..well, i am waiting for a sunny day(:D) because the material is an embossed velvet that does not photograph well. #jayasplace


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