Thursday, July 30, 2009

learning things new..











































hey do u knw that the beautiful buttoned up furniture is called "tufted".. :D.. i didnt.. :) n thats what i have learnt from the fellow blogger of http://pinkwallpaper.blogspot.com/ pink wall paper.. u can see the pretty post and the blog here..














the other thing i have learnt and loved is lucite.. through the blog.. this is glamorous.. :) this is glamorous indeed.. check it out here.. http://citified.blogspot.com/2009/03/lovely-lucite.html.. its gorgeous.. love teh effect it creates.. :)














and the last but not the least interesting thing that i have learnt today is.. yoyo craft.. !! do u knw u can achieve such pretty results with the sewing skills..!!.. i mean the cushion is adddorable.. i am completely drooled over by them.. :) do check them out here at the design*sponge's blog http://www.designspongeonline.com/.. which has all the related info.. and the links to create them.. :) get inspired.. :)





















according to the link here on design*sponge these yoyos can be crafted with the help of a tool, http://www.designspongeonline.com/2009/07/yoyo-craft.html.. but again a link given by one of the readers and fellow blogger these can be done without the tool this way.. for the picture tutorial.. visit here http://heatherbailey.typepad.com/photos/how_to_make_a_yoyo/hbyoyotutorial0.html














have a great time crafting..:)

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

cheery!!!




i love this sunny room created with the combination of lime and yellow.. :) so bursting with warmth and color.. and it is a playroom!!.. with towers of books on the walls.. :) wat an inspiration.. this is the image of Elizabeth and John Edwards room.. taken from Oprahs magazine.. you can view the rest of the house here.. http://www.oprah.com/slideshow/oprahshow/20090328-tows-elizabeth-edwards-home..


but i ran into this fab image through http://100percentcottam-austin.blogspot.com/.. a blogger with a cute family and really nice post.. worth a visit..:)

Sunday, July 26, 2009

This made my day!!













this is wat i love about blogging.. i mean there is absolutely no dearth of creativity... i had a really lazy sunday.. boring to be honest.. although that is a sentiment i always feel reluctant to harvest.. :) but then i was on this fabulous blog site..Sweet Designs.. where they posted this morrocan themed table full of desserts.. can u fall more in life than this.. :) it was absolutely gorgeous adn stirred up some baking emotions in me as well.. :) and simple plain made my day.. do visit this link.. and her web site.. trust me ul love it.. http://http//amyatlas.blogspot.com/2009/07/more-pictures-of-our-moroccan-inspired_24.html#links

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Sooo.. What are You Doing These Days?






















the other thing on my to do list is to arrange this bookcase with all the books that i took out from the computer table.. again shown in the post.. http://deeppurpleandblue.blogspot.com/2009/06/diy.html#links.. i have three piers of the sort.. lets see where i go with it.. this is suppose to be done today.. i am half way through.. but lets see..


here are some of the images of bookcasese that inspired me.. the top one is from my friend Maria killam of Color me happy blog.. :) you can visit her blog here.. http://colourmehappyblog.blogspot.com/.. great job with the bookcase.. you can see the post about the bookcase here..




anyone has any howtos of creating this bookcase.. i mean i am using my observation completely.. and any ideas abt it as well.. i will definitely use Maria's use of pot and the flower in it.. :) it looks lovely.. these corals add great flavor too.. do let me knw abt the suggestions..




and just as Maria'spost claims .. Happiness is... a Beautiful Bookshelf..


my Happiness ddepends on a bookshelf as well.. :)


my bookshelf suffers from complete lack of creativity.. and is rather boring.. visit this site for a creative doze of bookshelves.. they are totally amazing..http://freshome.com/2008/02/25/30-of-the-most-creative-bookshelves-designs/
and my only question to that rainbow bookshelf creator is that.. HOW the HELL did u do that?? :) its beautiful yes i knw.. but the other thing that i also need to knw is.. how did u do that.. :)http://freshome.com/2008/02/12/rainbow-bookshelf/.. visit to reach the creator.. :)

Sooo.. what are You guys doing these days..??? :) do let me knw which projects and things are in the pipeline for u.. and which of them are keeping u occupied.. leaving u with a satisfactory meaningful answer for all.. :)






Sooo.. What are You Doing These Days??























































































































































remember teh hideous image of the computer table that i used to wake up to.. :) http://http//deeppurpleandblue.blogspot.com/2009/06/diy.html#links.. well here is a reminder.. if u dont remember.. i decided to use the table as a changing table for the baby with the rest of its wide space to be used as wardrobe for the little one..


blissfully for the couple of days.. that the table stayed out at the carpenters.. i woke up to this lovely image... :)..


and then the result.. chocolate brown table with two pull out cabinets.. and one for accessible everyday items in wicker baskets..
it still needs a lot more.. here are what i am craving and aspirign for...

what i am aspiring for is the balck in the nursery look.. well this is not entirely black.. but clearly bordering it.. :) i need to mix it with white and yellow now.. white from the soft shapeless rug... like the one which Ariana of Becoming Homehttp://http//www.becoming-home.com/ has used.. she used balck and white zebra print.. while i want plain white in the same..
her nursery room is an indpiration considerign the effort and thought and work she has invested in it.. :) i feel guilty for not doing that good.. but am trying.. n i knw everything will be ready by the time baby comes.. which means really soon...
i want to make the cute felt hanging mobile the way Ariana did.. :) the cloud.. and the flowers.. and the sun.. :) n i am thinking of adding the felt flowers to it.. which Martha Stewart.. http://www.marthastewartcrafts.com/ go to this link for everything that is Martha.. :) and various ways to make these flowers.. :)
then i want a yellow Love poster by Jennifer Ramos of http://madebygirl.blogspot.com/ .. u can find the lovely posters here http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5352520.. :) i might not be able to get the original.. so am thinking of sth inspired by it.. mayb sth that me and osayed want to say to the baby written and framed.. :)
i love the other two posters as well.. the red one i want to gift osayed for his bday.. so i added it as well .. :)
hmmm.. so even after adding these things.. il still be missing the wicker rocking chair.. and the ottoman.. and .. welll i need more ideas that would lead me to my inspired nuresery.. :) now this is giving me.. some urgent work to do.. :)
Any ideas and more inspiration anyone.. mine is the top right picture of the four nursery pictures i ran into.. :) i want sth just like that.. :) i mean impersonating that.. and again.. where can i get the original picture from.. i think it belongs to a fellow blogger as well..







Sooo... What are You doing these days?










































































































Being nine months pregnant.. and apparaently sitting at home.. i have been frequently asked this question with an air of all sorts.. empathy.. disdain for having no work at all.. curosity.. i mean u name it.. and it has been the hardest for me to tell i have been running around throughout these 34 weeks.. :) here is a little update on what i have been doing..


the first and the foremost was my collage project.. i wanted to seal the first timers of our 1adn a 1/2 year of our marriage in a frame.. before the arrival of the baby.. :) i collected all sorts of things for this project.. coz this project was on my mind even before we got married.. here are a couple of things that i gathered.. first was the long rows of calling cards.. which osayed used to stay in touch after our engagement.. :) we tlked for hours.. litterally hours.. and osayed spent a fortune on international and local calls.. to cover the time we were not together.. :) it was beautiful.. long nights of chatting over the phone.. adn the hardest part to hang up at the end of it.. :) ( awwww.. i can feel my baby curling up in embarrasment and disgust with mom and dad going all gooey.. :)..)
so the collage.. for some strange reason he collected some of these cards.. adn here they are the first two rows of them.. then there is the first flower that he gave me.. over sth we fought.. and which i have photos in my honeymoon.. then the love and hugs token.. the first sea shell we picked up on our visit to osayed's fav hang out in UAE.. his fav beach.. the tag of the first sexy lingerie item he bought me.. champagne colored nightie with a black net gown.. sexxxxxy.. :) the cute cards that he gave me on my first bday wid him.. adn the awesome surprise he gave me on our anniversayr... with a Basking n Robin cake.. n card.. :)
and the best surprise of all.. the our first valentines day gift.. where he home delivered a Nokia Express Music cell phone with a box of choc.. and complete complete surprise.. i still remember my surprise on hearing that there is a package waiting for me.. and.. i went down in my PJ's to recieve it..:) and for the rest of the day couldnt conceal my xcitement till he got back from office.. :) _btw i cooked him up a dessert with candles around and everything.. and he was surprised too.. :)_
there are tickets.. boarding pass whn we went to honeymoon.. the bus ticket which took me to our lovely home for the first time in Islamabad.. :) where we spent our honeymoon period.. and loved every moment of it.. :) Dubai Shopping Festival ticket.. there was the cinema ticket of the first movie we saw as well.. but i misplaced it.. :( .. the recipt of the first coffee shop we went to.. me being a coffe lover.. we went to dozens..:)
I arranged them all on a gift wrap osayed used.. and i punctuated them with our wedding bargains... the designers envelope who designed osayed's outfit for the day.. its comment card.. :) coz they were all in black.. and they looked chic.. :) and that was all the space i had..
Oh i almost forgot.. the most special item of them all.. a heart shaped keychain.. which has a grain of rice with Ussamforever written on it.. :) this was sth he bought from a craftsman.. and unfortunately couldnt fit the frame.. coz that needed depth.. so the keychain n the sea shell are safe with me.. ready to be framed in a gorgeous black frame.. which osayed chose.. :)
coz of the budget restraints this is all i could get.. i wish it had been mounted on black or sth.. so wat do u guys think of it.. holding all our memories together.. :)
there is this niche in my room which i have painted crimson.. with a black leather couch underneath.. u can see the changes.. :) that i have made.. my piece of art looked art only in that crimson box rather thn the bare walls.. :) so thts where it is now..
do let me knw wat u all think of it.. :) eagerly wainting for ur views.. :)
P.S my apologies for the hazy picture quality.. all of a sudden it doesnt look that attractive now.. but it still holds all those precious things for me.. :)

this is one of the things that i did these days..