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Pillows with Fabric Paints and Quilting Pillows with Fabric Paints and Quilting(4)

During my Textile design studies, I specially enjoyed working with fabric paints & designing,  it’s a really interesting medium for decorating plain fabric with some colors & patterns etc, during that semester when I were studying paints, I work with screen printing, Block printing, silk painting, fabric painting, emboss paints, glitter paints, led work & painting with different types & mediums of colorful paints.

Whenever we friends are talking about the time we spent during our textile & fashion studies.. we enjoy talking about that creative time.. a few weeks back my teacher sent me a text on Whatsapp & told me that She visit my website on & off and enjoyed my ideas.. She feels proud while seeing her student Khadija with a website..oh yeah..I LOVE hearing from her.. my teacher taught me loads of creativity.. And most of my creativity credit goes to Her..She is also a well known Textile Designer!

Well ok..ok.. I dont wanna bore you some more while talking about my student life nostalgia stuff.. but here today I am going to share a project with you which is not any latest project, I made it a few years back, During my textile design studies, I learn about quilting too.. and these pillows were Sample projects of my quilting work, you can say its my very first project with quilting, I design it with zig zag sewing and then I use some fabric paints led outline.

How I Made Fabric Painted/Quilted Pillows

The fabric was thick & self printed too, so I just design it the way it was, I use the fabric paint led outline at sides of the self printed design. Its not accurate according to design, but I design randomly.

You Will Need To Have ;

Fabric, Fabric Paints, Foamic sheet,

First cut the fabric & make zigzag design with sewing machine, then make design on fabric with paints

Later you will add the foamic sheet and lining inside and sew the cushion simply! That’s done..

I did quilting first & then it was looking so simple,, that was the reason I started experimenting with fabric paints.

Here it is Before and After image.. let me know how is it looking?

There can be another reason too.. but promise first that you will not let my teacher know about it ( hehe,, as I already know my teacher will be reading this post.. Hi dear Madam)

Fabric Paint & Design is not difficult.. So keep making and creating!

Reason behind doing this fabric paint over quilting is… because my zig zag design quilting was not accurate & perfect, the lines were going irregular & uneven, So I paint it to hide the uneven design.. haha.. Clever Me…but my teacher is very smart, she caught me at it but she liked the painted version too much..So I released soon!

I hope you will like this random blast from the past kind of post. Now I will be sharing some random stuff from my textile design study! I hope you will be enjoying it.

Have a great day Friends..

Khadija ~

Truck Art Inspired Drawings Truck Art Inspired Drawings(16)

I love working on my freehand Drawings, Paintings, Sketching ..Its fun to make drawings & doodling with color markers, playing with vibrant & bright colors on a sketchbook sheet is simply nice! I enjoy making truck art inspired drawings also, In past years I were making loads of paintings, working with brushes & water based paints is a different kind of my Art Love..but these days I am more in love with color markers drawings..

I made some Truck Art inspired drawings for one of my bestie, Amy.. She was going to decorate her new craft studio & I feel good when she said that she would like to have something for her new craft studio from Pakistan, which will remind her about her Pakistani friend Creative Khadija.. So it would be a pleasure for me to be a part of  her studio this way!!

My Freehand Colorful Drawings

I made these freehand drawings inspired by Pakistani Truck Art. colorful, vibrant & filled with loads of designing!

I design freehand paisleys & added some sharp colors, oh so really fun to made these!!

And here it is my dear Amy! we both are Aquarius & friends from years.. so I hope as I like this customized drawing of her name, she will also be loving it too..( and she did.. she received the package )

How To Draw Freehand

For the making of these wall arts, I draw & design on a thick sheet of my sketch book, I started working with pointer pen, the used the markers for giving the colors to a black & white designed surface..follow the steps above and learn how to draw freehand..

Here it is.. some floral looks, and some leaves plus buds.. lots of strokes with brush markers..

And here I have done all three wall arts.. the sketchbook hard paper is perfect as it is, but it would be great to give it some framing of any black border..

You can also put some washi tape borders.. and if you dont wanna frame, you can paste with washi tape pieces on wall, so simple & quick, I saw that washi tape border idea at pintrest.. so fun!

Handmade For Sale By Creative Khadija

And one of the most interesting thing is always making a signature at your art.. isn’t it a pleasure that your signature is visible behind your work & its your identity..? how nice!! I always feel good while putting these signatures at my work.

I am also selling my handmade designs & drawings, I sold so many as customized wish cards, Eid cards,  as wall arts & also designed this kinda stuff on fabric & shirts.. but there I use fabric markers instead of these normal markers for paper stuff..

If you want to buy any designed card/customized or drawing wall arts made by Me.. feel free to contact me at kkcreativemind @ hotmail.com I ship these worldwide & FREE..

Have a great day friends!

Khadija ~

DIY Independence Day Pendant DIY Independence Day Pendant(12)

Month of August is very special for us Pakistanis, because it’s the month of independence, 14th August 1947 was the day when we got freedom. Too much struggle, efforts, difficult situations around but the whole Nation is working hard with unity for the peace and prosperity of our dear country.. So Happy 67 years my dear Land.. Stay awesome!!

As I am in love with Jewelry & Accessory things, So I like making these too, I made this pendant today with Patriotic theme, Every year I make independence day crafts &  mostly there is any accessory. So this year again I made some accessory thing.. a pendant with the Pakistani Flag theme, Green and White..

Have a look what I have done.. Enjoy the DIY..

I made a pendant with Mod Melts, As you know I received Mod melts from Mod Podge Rocks last month, So I try this simple and easy DIY. see the steps..

I am under attack of CHEVRON these days, Love it simply, I work with Chevron stencil last month, today again I select the chevron design for this mod melts molds.

1-Melt the glue and fill the mold, 2-eject it from mold and trim the extra sides. be careful while working with. and be sure to remember my Craft Fail as well..

I decide to make earrings with these but later I realize that it will not be a cool idea to make some ear accessory again, I have made a stud earrings in 2012 as independence day craft.. So I decide to make a pendant this time!! I fix  the jump ring and chain in it & its DONE but if you want an earring, you can also try it..

Here is the size of the pendant with my whoops long nails..haha

I make the border of pendant with white, I use white acrylic paints mixed it with silver glitter. because Pakistani flag is having white border..

My sketchbook was near so I thought to get this painting as my model of this pendant.. isn’t it fine..??

There we go.. Its Done.. simple, easy and cute.. and Patriotic as well.. So wish you all a very happy Independence day. and in my National Language Urdu, I will be greeting by saying = Jashan-e-Azadi Mubarak..

Here are my other easy and pretty independence day crafts, have a look at these and enjoy my tutorials.I hope you will like to create something like this.

Lots of well wishes and prayers for the peace & prosperity of my homeland, my country..my Pakistan..oh yeah one more thing I have to mention before leaving the page..Last night we enjoy the great fireworks & that was amazing!!

Have a great day Friends, Happy independence day! stay productive and passionate for the peace & prosperity of Pakistan!

Thanks,

A very Patriotic Khadija ~

Nature Clicks Nature Clicks(7)

“Look deep into Nature & then You will understand everything better” This is not Me who is saying these wise word..its by Albert Einstein. 100% agree about what He said.. Life is all about learning & understanding.. if we have eyes and specially inner eyes, we can definitely understand the pretty awesome lessons by the Nature..If we want to learn something genuine about Life, we can always get free lessons from the NATURE…

I will be sharing some random clicks of my smart phone photography again..whenever I see pretty stuff by nature, I capture it & now sharing with you is also a best part for me..so would you like to see what I capture? OK.. there we go..

This was early morning when I capture this pic.. flower is totally fresh..

A rose is giving its essence even those who pluck it..what a Lesson for us..be humble with everyone..although even they don’t deserve..be good with everyone!

These dear rose buds are looking well on plant, that was not even in my reach but I get the branch near me & then it was easy to capture a click..

Some pretty flowers but not so fresh, captured late..!!

Rose and Jasmine flowers contrast is always super.isn’t it..?

We have some flower plants which are giving us flowers everyday! oh dear flowers..we just give you some care and water but you gave us essence, freshness & a good sight..so nice of you dear flowers..

I work with some HDR edit & these pics are so fine!

And this one too.. photography in natural light is just cool.. no need to edit a lot..

Rose buds are so cute.. who don’t like to capture the image?

Besides all these, every flower is going to dry one day! So appreciate it no matter if its fresh or dry! you will need to have an eye to see the beauty inside..even when its not going to give you essence and frehness!

This flower is an egg plant flower.. seems nice..no matter I don’t like eating its food but the plant is OK! haha

Oh yeah we are also having some fresh fruits in the backyard! Green grapes..

Seeing these growing everyday makes me feel good, I learn how to be patient until they get done! hehe

Alhamdulillah..

many bunches! sweet..

One day we notice the its getting tasted by some birds too.. birds visit to take their share from the fruit..we don’t mind seriously!

Well the grapes were sweet and good.. I can not share with you but I can share the images.. isn’t it enough? may be..!haha

I hope you enjoyed seeing these images, the beauty of nature is trying to teach us how to be patient until flower buds and baby fruits turn into complete form..and then enjoy seeing these and tasting their flavor.. So have fun & enjoy every thing around..

Have a fresh and beautiful day!

Khadija ~

Ribbon Flower Headbands #ForSale Ribbon Flower Headbands #ForSale(12)

I sell my handmade creations on & off & its fun to create for others..I create for my family & friends a lot but I specially enjoy getting online feed back of my readers/followers this way! Mostly I sell abroad and sometime in Pakistan too, I enjoy doing everything arty crafty & creative! So here today some of headbands I am sharing which I sold out & some are still for sale. Ribbon flowers are always pretty and look so delicate, Once I design my black & white printed shirt with loads of different colors mini ribbon flowers & that was appreciated by my readers a lot. I love fabric flower making as well, the technique of all types of flowers making is almost same but silk ribbon flowers making is a bit more fun because of their shine and smoothness!

Today I will be sharing some of my ribbon flowers headbands which I made for a customer, There were about two dozen headbands for a little angel living abroad. They ask for different colors and a few designs of their choice, So I work according to their requirements..

Here are all the headbands with small bows and flowers. seems simple but cute & perfect for baby girls..Have a look now!

I were looking for some colorful elastic bands but were unable to find these, so these white/grey are looking fine with these colorful ribbons.

As my customer’s requirement was dim & light girly colors, So I get these ribbons from the local market & width is different but all of these are silk ribbons.

These are so cute, fluffy and fine..I made these fort my niece too.. looking cute..isn’t it..?

Here I make a bow and arrange the other bow over it & fixed the pearl bead in the middle..

So many pretty bows in different colors.. Some Raw clicks..

Simple and colorful ribbon flowers.. their making is not difficult.. if you want to know any of the ribbon flower making among these, you may ask me for the tutorial, So I will be sharing ! actually when I were working on this project, I were having some other projects too, so I were unable to take step by step pics of every flower, I were having this in my mind to click some how-To pics but don’t know where my head was moving that time.. haha

Well I am happy my customers are always satisfied with my every art & craft project, their appreciation made my day all the time.

One of my dear friend is super supportive these days in improving my photography skills, I like getting compliments (from professional people) about my work and specially the critical views about my clicks are appreciated..really! I  like getting suggestion which made me think seriously about improving my work and stuff.

Well I try my best for taking some good clicks of my art & craft work. It feels hectic sometimes but fun too..Let’s see how I come up with some more good clicks of my work..I know these clicks are not super awesome but Not bad at all..

You can see some of my handmade headband DIY’s

Have a look at these tutorials and ignore the poor images quality & random mistakes in the posts, these were from the time when I were newbie at blogland.. so Hope you will not feeling weird while reading these!

I hope you enjoyed the post, Let me know if you want to buy any of my handmade creations or if these headbands in any other color etc.. feel free to contact kkcreativemind @ hotmail.com

Have a great day friends.. Happy Creating & Selling Handmade!

Khadija ~

Eid Mubarak 2014 Eid Mubarak 2014(4)

Holy month of Ramadan is over today! I hope my Muslim readers were having loads of blessings and good times while fasting & praying during this blessed month..It seriously passed very quick..and now the Eid day is here finally! So..I would like to wish all of my Muslim readers all over the world, a very peaceful and blessed Eid day! But BE SURE to remember those  families who lost  their 1050 innocent kids and members in Gaza, Palestine in just last 20 days during the holy month of fasting, May God Almighty save others & bless them with Peace & Love!

May this Eid bring peace and prosperity for all those who are suffering anywhere in the World because of terror…

Let’s Pray..God Bless Everyone!.. No more words…

Khadija ~

Gift Packing Idea with Washi Tape Gift Packing Idea with Washi Tape(19)

Holy month of Ramadan is passing quickly.. Its hard to believe that its ending in a few days now! Very quick..Well my Ramadan days were going great & I had great time Alhamdulillah. Now Eid is around the corner.. Yeah..the Eid festival is like a gift to us after fasting for the whole month. Now many blessings are waiting for us at Eid Day! Eating, Outing, Family gathering & so much more.. and before all these, Shopping too..!!

Well as I have shared in my previous gift pack DIY post,  there I have to give and get some gifts well..(the most interesting part of any festivity) whenever there’s question rising about gift wrapping..Everyone is having an eye on me for this task..( Oh Lord..why these Creative Cells..haha) Well no worries, I am good in handling creative troubleshooting! so there we go! I were having some small goodies to gift a friend & I found this brown packing box (my laptop battery packing ..shhhhh..dont tell my friend..ok!)

See how I decorate a gift box simply in just 5 minutes! Yeah! RECYCLE/REUSE

Do you remember I get some beautiful gifts from Singapore a couple months back? So here I use the same washi tape for designing the simple plain box..very easy and really looking good!

All you need to have is just a few rolls of colorful tape and scissors.. and its done!

I didn’t fill the whole box cap with colorful tapes, I thought it would be a mess, on the other hand I have to write some wishes on the box along with my friend’s details/address etc.. so I left the empty place more..

These were the pretty washi tape rolls I have got from Singapore..so pretty and colorful..I am using these at many projects on & off..always pretty and good!

My friend liked the gift box as well as the inside gift & I am happy she did.. (Oh Lord..Happy to have these Creative Cells..haha)

Washi Tape crafts are always fun & quick too.. you can make things more pretty with a little bit of its usage..I am going to use these tapes for many crafty things & they look really cute and crafty. I hope you will like it.. my this idea is a part of reuse/recycle as well..gifting stuff is good but its more good when the person is happy to have a pretty packing as well.. so whenever you are going to pack stuff, be sure to design with creative cells & smartly!

Here it is my other gift box Design (Recycle) DIY

You can check some of my Washi Tape craft ideas HERE

Have a great Day Friends..I hope you will like my Recycle & Reuse ideas. Go Green and save this pretty Earth..

Khadija ~

Gift Box Design with Stenciling Technique Gift Box Design with Stenciling Technique(21)

As the Eid festival is coming near, now its time to give and get some gifts from family & friends..Yayy.. My family & friends are always expecting something arty/crafty from me & this is kind of a hard Task always! Well I handle anyway..haha. Gift Packing and gift box designing is a really important thing when you are gifting, a person who is going to open the box will be definitely first reviewing the packing. So its necessary to work on the gift pack/wrap before giving it away! a ready-made packing with printed paper sheet wraps is also good but will may be not that impressive as something compared to any hand designed packing! making some hand designed gift wraps are not difficult, just a few time is needed with a little bit of creativity..So this is what I did before gifting some goodies to one of my friend. As my friend is also having Creative Cells inside her, so it was necessary for me to create something in a creative way so She will be enjoying it more.. well.. See what & how I did..

I were having some brown package boxes, ( my laptop charger & accessory boxes were useless now, so why to throw these out to make some mess at this pretty Planet?? Nahh, I would not..!) I reuse/recycle some brown packing boxes in a fun creative way! as these boxes were plain so I were not having any trouble to hide the writing or sticker things etc..

Who don’t Love Chevron design?? I am in love with its zig-zag-ness..really! So I use some stencils of chevron design and make prints on these brown boxes.

All you need to have is a stencil, foam brush or dodge tool & glitter/acrylic paints..That’s it..

I receive these stencils from Amy & Plaid. The Acrylic paint/glitter glue is also gifted by plaid years back. So I am using all in this project.

The Stencil is sticky & made of rubber material, first of all peel off the stencil from its packing carefully and then paste it on the surface where you want to make the chevron design. Nicely adjust the stencil and more carefully remove it from your project when the mod podge or paints are dry!

I try first on a small box, because if there will be any craft fail kind of thing.. so I will be able to adjust it somewhere..haha.. well First I apply the stencil on small square box & then use some glitter glue over it. after 5 minutes when I saw the glue is dry, I peel off the stencil from box. Glitter glue was dry and looking perfect with chevron print..

There after the stencil experiment success, then I start working on the other box but here I choose a different design scheme. first I stencil the sides of the box with black chevron design, and then I use red color for the middle part.

I measure the area and then I place a card at the sides of stencil area and fill the stencil with color.

Sides design is done with black acrylic paint and then I use Red folk art acrylic paints for the middle area stenciling.

And there we go…. Its done..It was all about fixing the stencils and then peeling off carefully. I admit there was a bit of mistake kinda thing when the color was penetrating because of card surface of the box. but it was fine as it gets dry!

I use the dodge tool and make some big polka dots on the sides of the boxes! isn’t it looking fine.. I am happy at this reuse/recycle.. I hope my dear reader will also be enjoying the tutorial as well as the idea..

I will be sharing another gift box designing & a very quick idea in my next DIY post. So don’t forget to visit my next post for some more fun and ideas.

Have a great day ~

Khadija

Recent Craft Fail Recent Craft Fail(14)

A crafty life is filled with some loads of FUN & excitements about making stuff.. We crafters are meeting many arty experiments everyday & we enjoy facing these! isn’t it fun to be a crafter, I enjoy while making, creating, sharing and doing experiments with so many arty things, sometimes the experiment is a hit & sometime its bad flop.. And seriously I don’t mind it ever, am not afraid of my craft fails, sometimes they come up with something interesting! yeah.. believe me.. but I am Creative(clever) enough so I hide the craft fails from my readers..haha..Excuse me friends!

Today I will be sharing one of my most recent craft fail which I like actually.. so I thought why not to share this time with my friends now..may be they learn better through my experience.. As you know I have shared some wonderful goodies by Plaid Crafts in my previous post, So I was very excited to try those supplies..

Mod Melts are very popular these days on blog-land in crafts and things.. I know many blogger besties who are making stuff with these and the result is always great.. So when I got my Mod Melts package, I thought to try this first of all as I have already seen the making on blogs in past.. So I did it but in a dump way..wanna know how..read below!

I fill the molds (which are for mod melts) with collage clay & were waiting to see these dry in 10 minutes but these were not going to dry in minutes…. and wanna see the result..? there we go……

This was the result of my fun Craft fail…..

It was 50% dry and half wet when I try to mold it out..you can see shapes but the middle of the design is missing..aww..I am really weird with crafts sometimes! hehe

This is how I were working! just filled the mold with collage clay of pink..

Make the back side plain with the applicator.. But who knows the result..it was a craft fail but dont think I throw these, I paint these and the were not looking bad. these collage clay molded shapes were very lighter in weight and can be perfect in any scrapbook project..I missed those somewhere before taking a pic.. otherwise it was not a FAILURE.. believe me..

Well we human learn by mistake..? Right.. so I give it another try! but this time with a right way, with mod melts now!

As I told you in my previous post that I were not having the small size glue gun here, so I try with the flame lighter and made these! fill the molds with colorful silicon melts and wait for 10 minutes, and it will be dry and hard. simply eject it out and feel good at your Make.. oh yeah you can crop the extra sides of your design with scissors..

I was happy to see these cuties in my hand..so lovely! I add some glitter puff over the green melts..seems OK!

Now the Special Note..

Keep experimenting and keep creating.. dont stop if you fail.. these failures are teaching us the real lesson which nobody else can teach us perfectly! So dear girls be smart.. be cool & be creative! keep creating awesome stuff..keep doing great in the crafty life as well as the real life..

I hope you will not MIND my craft fails..let me know if you wanna see some more in future too..haha

Thanks

Khadija Kiran ~

Mod Podge Gifts From USA Mod Podge Gifts From USA(10)

Hello Everyone! Holy month of Ramadan is going great here Alhamdulillah, although weather is going hot day by day! but having many blessings too with loads of happiness & goodness Ma’shaAllah. I hope my Muslim readers all over the world are also having a blessed and happy month of holy Ramadan!

My today’s post is filled with some really interesting goodies which I received from one of my bestie Amy Anderson.. is there anyone who is not familiar with her Mod Podg-ED Website which is rocking from years..Yeah Amy of Mod Podge Rocks. She is the one who is giving me Mod-Podge Dose from years..I still remember the very first starter kit along with the shirt ..( so what if that was bigger in size..!)

So here today I am going to show you about what I recently recieved from USA.  Have a look at the Review..

So many goodies in one crafty box! Yay!! the packing of products was so neat and the products are also pretty fine!

I bet you are reading about Mod podge collage clay on blogs these days, I were also checking & curious to know more about it.. so here it is.. I can’t wait to try something with these. there are different nozzles of different designs..Fun!

Clay is in different colors too..very smooth and fine!

Here is a fun task to do.. Fill in the Blanks.. yeah! these metal blanks are waiting for me to fill these! can’t wait to try something fun with these too..

Here it is the pretty pouch filled with some basic goodies which are necessary for a mod podger or any crafter, Scissors, applicators, Brushes & scale/sand paper stick..and the pretty pink silk pouch bag!

And here it is my most favorite stuff, Mod Melts.. Yeah..fun way to create something cool! easy, quick and ready! The user kit is also helping, in this kit you can see a placing rubber material mat and accessories.. everything is helping while working with glue gun! no more finger burns or the other mess with glue strings.. yahoo..

one thing more, These mod melts tubes are thinner as compared to regular glue gun silicon tubes ( available in Pakistan) So when I got these and notice that they will not be working with my regular glue gun which is wider than this one size.. So here I use my Creative Mind & take help with a flame lighter.. and yeah I have done it.. it was working fine! no pain.. no gain.. right? well I will show you my first try/experiment with mod melts but later.. that was really cool..

Here are some pretty templates of some shapes and alphabets too, these cards templates will be really helping in different kind of crafts..they will be helping me a lot in my crafting and as my sister-in law is interested in sewing,(she is having a little baby girl) so I bet she will be enjoying these in her sewing experiments too.. sharing is caring! isn’t it..?

Here are some beautiful stencils & stickers.. OMG how cool..

Different types and shapes of paint brushes are always fascinating me more, and here are the cute brushes from Plaid crafts..for decoupage and for dodge..the foamic brushes are so fine! would love to work with these..

Decoupaging in vintage style is interesting and here I have got these books filled with many sheets and designs for decoupage.. I like the different landmarks and buildings images.. the podgeable papers are cute.

So here is a sneak peek of what I have in my mind about using these two things, podgeble papers with transparent Shapes.. charms.

These podgeable shapes can be used for accessory making as well as random crafting, so many ideas and pretty shapes! waoo

Mod Podge is an all time favorite craft glue, transparent and smooth.. I have got some in big bottles this time..along with some Dimensional Magic and some glitter.. and seriously I have a LOVE STORY with glitter.. shhh.. don’t tell anyone..haha.. I will be disclosing it by myself.. yeah.. I love my hands even more when they are messy with glitter & sparkle while crafting! its in my nature I guess.. as the meaning of my name ( KIRAN ) is Shimmer/Sparkle & rays of hope/shine.. So I bet I am hopeful/shiny & sparkly  just because of this reason! hahaha.. ok..okk.. so much rambling now!

A very BIG Thank you to my dear friend Amy who sent me these gifts from USA, I know its not easy to ship these many things with weight and pricey items.. but She is really sweet and helping in sharing these fine formulas of Mod podge and Plaid crafts with me. Lucky me to get these awesomeness in hand as a gift, so many of my readers are always asking me about the availability of mod podge glues and crafts in Pakistan but sorry girls, Mod podge is not yet available here in Pakistan.. I have talk to Amy/Plaid about it & I hope they will be spreading it here in Pakistan for my Pakistani crafters..

These craft supplies are so fun! I would like to create with these on & off & would love to share my reviews! I hope you will be enjoying my up coming crafts with mod podge.

You can see all of my previous Mod Podge Creations & Tutorials HERE

Have a great day Friends..

Khadija

GlassPaint Jar Vase/Organizer Tutorial GlassPaint Jar Vase/Organizer Tutorial(12)

I enjoy recycling & reusing stuff more than creating something with any new material, Reusing & restyling oldie things are just fun! And the interesting thing about it, you don’t need to worry if the result is not so perfect.. as its recycling! So I always recommend to reuse, recycle & restyle small old thingies, which you usually throw away!

My today’s sharing is also a recycle and reuse idea but in a beautiful way! as its summers going on, everyone is using different juices & drinks, here at home Tang orange flavor is mostly favorite of all. One day I saw an empty glass jar of Tang in our kitchen cabinets, So I thought why not to decorate it with some glass paints, as I have some glass paints in my crafty drawers which can may be dry soon.. So its better to use them..

So here it is what I have done! have a look..

I design this plain transparent glass jar with glass paints of blue & green & then used led of gold color. I just done it freehand & now its fine! And its not bad as a flower vase or any organizer too..

Well matter here with me is a bit different, my mother think I am saving junk & trash, So I can only place these thingies at home corners at my own risk.. haha.. she dont dislike these, but she just think its not good to see these everywhere at home! haha. well if your mom don’t allow you to place this jar as a flower vase at shelf, then you can happily place it in your crafty area as an organizer for paint brushes or any makeup brushes or may be for the other organizer for little crafty things..

For designing a transparent jar with glass paints, you will need to have a few things only, A jar, Glass Paint (any color of your choice) paint brush & a led tube with tip.

First I wash the jar & dry it totally! then I coat the green color first, which was too light shade, so I apply blue over it & then it was OK.. then Wait for an hour until it gets dry! then I took the golden led outliner & started designing on it freehand.

 

Be careful while applying the base color, I notice the surface was having tiny dots of it & they usually dont disappear after washing, so be sure to work carefully!

And the design is done! I put some circles, dots & lines & made it quickly with some fun! isn’t it looking good now?

I also thought to put a candle inside it, the thing in my mind was the Moroccan lanterns once I saw somewhere, they look so fun & beautiful.. so may be I will transform this organizer as a lantern someday! haha..

Well right now this jar is my new paint brushes organizer, so cute & shiny! And for all these paint brushes you can see in this jar, I am thankful to Plaid-USA who sent these my way & I am enjoying the brushes every time!

Here it is the sneak peek of what I share on my instagram gallery & my followers were curious to know what I have done!! haha

I hope you liked my today’s post & if you are going to try this, be sure to send me your version for a chance to get featured at Creative Khadija.

You can see my other Glass Painting ideas & tutorials HERE & I hope you will like it too.

Have a great day!

Khadija ~

Pakistani Footballs in FIFA Worldcup 2014 Pakistani Footballs in FIFA Worldcup 2014(0)

World is having a fun fever of Football World cup these days..Are you also among those who are suffering?? hehe..But do you know from where the FOOTBALLS coming ?? who manufacture these beautiful & perfect footballs for the world? Answer is not something difficult.. it’s my country PAKISTAN who manufacture these footballs for the world-cup from many years.. This year “The Brazuka” is also made by very talented & skilled makers from the city of Sialkot, Pakistan. YAYY!!

Sialkot is a small city in eastern Pakistan, was once the unassailable soccer ball production capital of the world — but now world can see they are exporting about 30 million balls a year, an estimated 40 percent of global production, even our neighbors like China & India are still unable to catch up..

Football is not yet a super popular game in Pakistan, we people are badly in love with our Cricket game..we have been world champions of cricket. so the football is not yet getting the fame here! Pakistan’s football team rank is 159th because of this. here few youngsters enjoys watching the football match on TV only.. that’s it..

This is known that when World Cup’s Chinese supplier Adidas failed to keep up with the demand of soccer balls in Rio de Janeiro, ‘Express Tribune’ said that a Sialkot ball manufacturing company then stepped in and got the contract.” How awesome is this!

Factory owner Khwaja Akhtar is a world known, He has made balls for the German Bundesliga, French league and the Champions League, He is now very excited with the challenge of being a part of World Cup soccer history. He said “The people were chanting all around me. I just thought, this is the real thing. I was part of the crowd. I never had that kind of feeling before”

The Brazuca features a striking new design and new panel system. Six identical interlocking panels make up the ball’s synthetic surface, thermally bonded to keep out moisture.

Among the hundred thousands wonderful things about my awesome country, this one is popular & appreciated by the world these days! And it always makes me proud of my wonderful country! According to the international print & social media stuff, Pakistan is usually known as not a progressive or peaceful land, which is totally condemnable thing, Pakistan is all about Talent & Struggle.

We have talented people in every field of life, They make us proud everyday at worldwide forums. Here students are breaking world records in O-Levels, A-levels & at so many others platforms. we are working hard for changing the stereotype mindset of some people in this world who think we are Average.. NO.. We are NOT! we are doing our best to survive peacefully & successfully in this world.. As we are a part of this World Nation!

So I will request the World to see the brighter side of the picture instead of the dark. I am a proud Pakistani & I am happy to be here..! I am very successful & have enjoyed a lot being here, I have got popularity just because I am from an Asian country..from a small country Pakistan..if I will be in any big country, may be I will not be having this much successful/popular.. who knows..? but see today if I am something Alhamdulillah.. just because of my country. Be Patriot.. Be Proud.. Be successful being Pakistani..

I hope you will be enjoying this random (for you may be..) but very special (for Me) post of today!

Have a wonderful Day!

Khadija ~

p.s images courtesy BBC & wikipedia

Creative Khadija Round Up Creative Khadija Round Up(7)

2014 is going fast, oh really half of the year has gone as its the end of June now! well, Luckily.. it’s wonderful year so far..during these 6 months of June, I create loads of arty crafty thingies & some more loads I have sold out Alhamdulillah..( this is what forcing me for starting a proper brand/ business!!) well today’s post is just a reminder kind of post in which I will be sharing with you just  roundup of these past 6 months creativity & randomness. I hope you friends will not mind having a look at these again! And if you have missed any post, you will may be enjoying some more!

Lets see Creativity from January 2014

Month of January was a bit busy, I were having some work orders along with some random daily home stuff..See what I made even there was buy schedule..

Keychain/Pendant Tutorial

Anthro Inspred Cuff

Craft Planner/Diary Design

When I want to post something but nothing saved in drafts, So I made a quick post with my drawing-designs-doodles etc.. isn’t it easy?

DIY Glitter Hearts Balloon

Oh yeah in January, there was my Birthday too..but I am still not thinking about growing up.nah..never… haha..I enjoy the way I am & I am very happy to have such amazing people in my life who are happily accepting me as the way I am..so why I should be trapped by this growing up kind of things? haha..

DIY Heartistic Shirt

February 2014

During the February month, I work less on blog, as I were having some issues with my wifi network.. how bad it seems when you want to work and the wifi signals show you their tongue..eeekkkk.well here it is what I have done!..

3D Card making Ideas

iPhone KeyRing Making

Spring in Pakistan

At the end of February, weather was getting warm, & there I saw some buds of plants which is known as a symbol of Spring! so here it is some fresh & springy clicks which I have shared!

March 2014

Here are some creations from the months of March..I made some fun thingies during this month, pretty busy & productive indeed..

DIY Anthro Inspired Bracelet

Shells from the beach of Cadiz, Spain.

This gift is just awesome, it will always remind me of my friend Maria from Spain.

DIY Spring Nest With Bird & Clay Eggs

DIY Jute Nest Making

How To Make Dough Rose Flower

Rainy Day Clicks 

Dough Flowers basket Making

April 2014

April Month was a bit more busy, more tired, happy and at the end it was something hectic too..ok let me explain how! I drafted some posts as I were already familiar with this month’s busy schedule.. So.. at start I were tired of drafting so many posts & creating/editing so many things! and then our family was very to have a new addition of a baby girl, my elder brother’s first baby born, I were so happy to have a new addition. So I were busy to. Another happiness was my 4th blogversary too.. but I feel hectic when I get to know about my website page rank down! So I didn’t celebrate it as happily as every year I did..

Well let’s have a look at the productive April month..

Card Making & Paper Flower

Freshness Around Me

Mehndi designs, Henna designs

Washi Tape from Singapore

I got some more gifts from Singapore & Greece too.. simply pretty stuff.

Washi Tape Quick Craft Ideas

Creative Khadija 4th Blogversary/

4 Years were great, but at this blogversary I were getting down at page rank issue but my wonderful blogger friends don’t allow me to do so until they are with me! So many super bloggers are among my very dear friends from years, they help me in boosting up my stamina for blogging.. Super nice feeling to have them all..I am not going to give up..haha

DIY Ceramic Beads Bracelet/

DIY Mirror Decoration With Shells & pearls

May 2014

And the May is here..I were doing loads of fun this month too.. so here are the crafty side glimpses!

Plannr Design with Washi Tape

Smartphone Photography Clicks

I LOVE taking Photographs of such random things.. specially these days! when inside me, my heart is filled with happiness & outside me there are loads of blessings! so why not to capture some of these..I am enjoying  taking pics everyday for improving my photography skills..!

DIY Glitter Phone Cover

Islamic Calli8graphy GlassPaint tutorial

June 2014

June is meeting me hard.. its summer going on at its peek..So I am usually lazy.. but it doesn’t matter when we have a passionate heart & a good manager mind..I manage my time so very very well..and everything is just cool although its hot outside.. haha, who cares?

Handmade Earrings

Weight Loss Tips & Rambling/

SITS Girls Instagram Photo Challenge

DIY Monogram WallArt

 Here is the recap of my previous 6 months.. OMG I just saw the word count of this post while typing which is about to cross 1100 words.. You can see how talkative I am..haha( but not all the time .. seriously!)

You can have a look at my previous years recaps & reviews HERE 2011, 2012, 2013. so have a look and enjoy my journey!

Have a great day friends!

Khadija ~

Welcome Ramadan Kareem 2014 Welcome Ramadan Kareem 2014(8)

Holy month of Ramadan is here again this year. AlhamduLillah. Lucky me to got this blessing as every year..We Muslims are happily ready for this holy month of  fasting. Although weather is warm & hot with humidity & it will be a bit hard, but this is exactly what we have to learn through fasting! This month teaches us how to control yourself from evil & bad things & learn how to be more patient in even hard situations. Another purpose behind this fasting month is to know about the feelings of the people who are facing hunger because of poverty during the whole year & handling it with patience!

I hope my Muslims blogger friends from all over the world will be having a blessed month of Ramadan!

Read more about Islam,

recite more AL-Quran

&

Pray to Allah Almighty much & more.

HE is the ONE who is Always here to forgive us & Always ready to  shower us with HIS endless blessings..Keep me remember in your prayers & I hope you will be having a great Holy fasting month of Ramadan Kareem. Stay healthy & strong & fight the evil of your inner self..Stay positive & optimist. It will be helping you in getting a wonderful life.. In-Sha’Allah.

Although this month is super busy for me as some work orders are also on my craft table but I am an active person as well as blogger.. haha.. last month I have made a few crafty thingies & drafted those for this busy month.. So it will not be a hard schedule..Well.. let’s see..

Thank you!

Khadija ~

Monogram Wall Art Tutorial Monogram Wall Art Tutorial(21)

Today I will be sharing the making of my name KK monogram wall art, You may have guess who is KK..? Yep its the same girl who is typing this blog post super quickly right now.. haha.. I am REALLY late in posting this art as I have made it couple months back. Well today finally its here..

I wish everyone have a monogram wall art in their rooms, & specially crafters should be having something like this in their craft studio walls..or in a craft room, I don’t know why I like monogram letter a lot..the different types & fonts of monogram letter are always interesting! so I thought why not to try one.. or to have one? Have a look now!

ME…Khadija Kiran is mostly known as KK in her friends circle..do you know? well, when I thought to create a monogram wall art, I plan to do it with KK.. not just with a single K.. So this is what I have done!

Now see the simple way how I made it..

You will need to have a wooden sheet, Paper sheets of different designs, Mod Podge sealer, washi tape, knife, cutter & scissors & double tape too.Its a wooden piece of art but designed with Decoupage & washi tape, Now see the complete tutorial..

At first I take a wooden sheet & made a pattern of K over it, then I gave it to carpenter for cutting the wood neatly..

This is how I got two KK.. the one is kinda base & other is fixable piece. I can fix these again too..

It was hard to decide about color selection, there was a base from which I got the K cut out, and the other K was a separate alphabet.

I cut some red paper pieces & then did some decoupage on the separate latter. and the favorite part in decoupaging paper crafts is always Mod Podge.. which really Rocks.. Let it dry & you can paint some more coats for the perfect shine!

Now work on the base sheet from where K cut out is done, Paste the sheet over it & when it will be dry then carefully cut it & fold the edges with glue nicely!

I were thinking about the color which will be showing from the other side, I like green but as the base color was already having green flowers, so I skip it..lets see for any other color..

Yeah Yellow! a bit different & something bright.. yellow color is not much used in my crafts.. you may notice but really, its not something cute in arts & crafts.. so I don’t know why I don’t appreciate it in crafts mostly..

I paste the yellow foamic sheet at the back side of the base sheet. and then fixed the red decoupaged K piece over it with double tape..

Well now there was a question on how to arrange it..? where to fix it on the base..? So I ask my followers at Instagram & they super sweet people were giving me some suggestions Here

Well finally with the suggestion of my readers at social networks, I arrange it..and here it is..

Isn’t it looking fine? Well I am happy with the end result ..

I hope you liked it too.. let me know how is it looking?

Its making was not so difficult, I use washi tape border at the sides too.. you can try with different ideas of your own if you dont style it with paper decoupage!

And if you want to buy this kind of wall art with your Name or just a letter of your name, drop me an email for the further details here at kkcreativemind (at)  hotmail (dot) com

If you want to see my all other wall hangings & wall arts you can check my archives WallArts HERE.

Keep creating & happy crafting friends..Have a good day!

Khadija ~

SITS Girls Instagram Photo Challenge SITS Girls Instagram Photo Challenge(9)

Hello friends..I am back.. Well it was a busy week for me & I were away from blogland..but I were missing you all..So as I get the chance, I just return with a random post with some of my photography clicks of a photo challenge..I hope you will enjoy having a look..

In the start of June month, I were playing along a photo challenge at instagram which was hosted by the very popular & amazing SITS Girls. I have got this photo challenge opportunity several times at instagram but sharing the relevant photo everyday is not an easy job when you have so much to do else instagramming,  I accept this challenge happily because it was just a week challenge.. So how I can skip it?

Let’s see how I were sharing stuff & what I have been up to that past week at intagram..

Here it is the theme for the whole week..  7 days & 7 themes..

Day-1 ; Something sweet..!!hmm.. these jellies were really sweet! you may remember my previous post in which I were talking about the dieting/avoiding & see here I am with these sweet jellies.. haha. good avoiding..

Actually I were searching the alphabet -K- among these..but there were almost every alphabet else -K- Not fair!

Day 2  ; Happiness is.. when my 10 months old niece is sleeping in my lap.. she rarely sleep in my hands.. so whenever she did, I enjoy!

Day 3; Flower..I pluck this flower from our home garden & it was so pretty & velvet-ish look.. simply beautiful & I love it..So why not to share!

Day 4; Sun. I clicked  this pic of shiny sun in the noon, it was a warm sunny day.. I realize after taking a couple pics of it.. haha..

Day 5; Favorite color.. As an artist & a colorful person, I Simply love each and every color, I like playing with color contrasts & stuff like this.. so these are my favorite colors..

Day-6 ; Morning.. Yes I am a morning person mostly but sometimes I enjoy taking other naps too.. sometimes in noon & sometimes in the evening too.. .. well this is the image from my window in the early morning while it was raining too..

Day-7 ; A taste of Summer.. if you will remember my one of archive post in which I were sharing some random clicks of my smartphone photography, so you may notice some grapes wine there.. these days the grapes are almost ready.. and for me it is the real taste of summer.. because its home grown..yummy..sweet & fresh!!

I will try to post more often, I like when you dear ones enjoy reading my random posts more. so why not to post more about ME stuff.. haha…although life is getting busy day by day but I am even more loving each & every day of my life,, Alhamdulillah at every moment.. I am blessed with uncountable happiness & success everyday.. !! it truly feels amazing & makes me more close to my Almighty God.. Thanks for everything dear Allah..

Have a wonderful day my friends..

Khadija ~

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