Show & Tell!

In last week’s post I mentioned that I was working on some projects. Well I have finished them and ready to share them! Yay! What was I working on you ask? Eid outfits and Eid treats, but of course! I already showed you this outfit I made for my niece, Lianna. Last week, I made one for my niece, Hana, too! Doesn’t she look adorable in her new dress and matching headband?!

Looks like her little cousin, Fawaz, is loving the dress too!

Next up are the outfits I made for my stepdaughters, Susu and Suraya. Starting with Susu…

It was love at first site with the fabric I used in this skirt:D I love the way it turned out, and so did Susu! Other than just doing a peek-a-book of the lace at the bottom of the skirt, I also included lace in the waist/hip area.

Next up is Suraya…

For Suraya’s skirt I used a pattern by Pink Fig. Her patterns are so adorable! I especially love this pattern… definitely one of my faves!

The cardigans I purchased and embellished with fabric flowers. You already know how much I love fabric flowers from this post! You’ll see more love shortly:) Hehe. I did make Susu’s hair clip, but Suraya’s I purchased about a couple months ago from a boutique in my area.

Other than making Susu and Suraya their Eid outfits, I also made them charm bracelets:) My first venture into jewelry making! They turned out cute! I didn’t get to take pictures of the bracelets, when I do I’ll be posting them on Flickr.

Alrighty, the last thing I want to share with you…

I’m sure you remember these cookies that I made as samples. Well, this time I decided to do chocolate cut out cookies. I used Lila Loa‘s The End-All for Chocolate Cookies Recipe! If you like chocolate cookies, you are going to love these! If not, she may just convert you;) I have to give credit to the oh so inspiring Sweet Sugarbelle for leading me to Lila Loa’s recipe and awesome blog! Go check out Lila Loa’s cookies and her “how to” section. And definitely don’t forget to check out Sweet Sugarbelle as well! See the amazing different cookie shapes she can get out of one cutter!! Talk about thinking outside the box!!

Ok.. so I, along with my sil Suzan, made chocolate cookies and we decorated them with the stencils. How about the packaging? After much thinking I came up with an idea using the following materials: a box, tissue paper, twine, and a fabric flower (told you I’d be showing more love!).

And this is the final product…

I love the way they turned out. Cute and simple!

If you want to learn how to make these flowers, check out this tutorial at Live.Love.Craft. This is the tutorial I did follow but I cut out circles instead because due to time restraints it was faster for me to make circle cut outs. And I glued a piece of ribbon on the back of the flower and tied it to the handle. That’s it!

Hope you enjoyed my show and tell!

3 Comments

  1. August 31, 2011  4:35 pm by susu Reply

    i L-U-V LUV my eid skirt soooo much. i am very picky about what i wear to parties and my uncle is getting married and i want to wear that to his engagement party!

  2. October 14, 2011  6:29 am by Amy Davidson Latta Reply

    These are adorable! You did a fantastic job....and I love the little boxes with flowers too. Thanks so much for linking to One Artsy Mama!!

  3. February 6, 2012  12:18 pm by Jennifer Reply

    I love , love the pink fig skirt! You certainly have an eye for fabrics! It can be a real challenge finding that many prints that work together so beautifully.

    Do you know by chance the measurements for the strips you used? I clicked on the sight and the pattern is no longer available :(

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