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My Craftroom Sneak Peek
Blogging, Creative Khadija Photography, My Craft Space, Random Blogging

My Craftroom Sneak Peek

Hey Friends, I have been talking about my craftroom several times in my previous posts, Today I will be sharing some sneak peeks of my tiny space-craftroom. I hope you will enjoy seeing my workspace-craftroom. Its not yet organized wonderfully but I think its okay as simple. I am not sure when I will be changing my mood & will be making this room more colorful. You may remember my colorful Wall Painting I did at start of the spring season..So it is not that simple though.. Let’s see

My Craftroom Sneak Peek

craftroom tour

my craftroom tour

I have a small but organized place! (happy face) At first I were thinking this will be too small for me but later when I set up my crafty stuff there, now I am okay with the size of my craftroom! enough for my hobby as well as small business of handmade crafts.

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wall art of my craftroom

My most favorite wall in the room, I fix my favorite paintings & paper work of my arts at a wall & I just love seeing this. super colorful yet interesting!

You can see some more of the clicks related my craft space in this article as well.

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Small objects photography

Perks of having natural light at craft table :) So I can take better pics of small objects. you can see this miniature glasspainted glass.creative khadija craftroom I told you about good lighting of my room? Ohh I have a big window and two doors in my room which is totally helping me with natural light blessings! my work table is having white surface so its even more bright & refreshing..

pincushion diy recyclingI made this tiny pincushion years back but I am still loving this cupcake design pincushion. very handy & helping while working with needle & pins…Plant Container Glass Paint DIY planter ideasThis mini plant is the only living object in my room..Ohh I want a pet now! haha..

You can see how I painted these bottles with glasspaint.shopping bags organizing idea Once I got some pretty fabric with coarse texture, I made a shopping bags organizer with the fabric! I put it in my craftroom and I am not throwing used shopping bags outside, I fold them and save for using again!spring inspired painting wall artOn the other side of the room, I have painted a wall with spring inspired colorful painting. You can enjoy Tutorial here.vintage planner mod podge decoupage tutorialMy craft journal & iPad is mostly at my craft table, these two things are really helping during blogging. If you are a blogger and not getting these till now, I would forcefully suggest you to get these and start organizing your life more well by saving or scheduling your time!

 

craft table working

My craft room is an interesting place not for me, for the new comers as well as kids.. so many interesting thingies to observe and play with..haha..I dont mind seriously! I allow others to do experiments.

craft table organizersI am in a habit of making organizers with recycled items, like chipped mugs, perfume boxes, tin cans, sweets box etc.

craft supplies organizingAs I have a big collection of beads, sequins and this kinda objects because I also love doing Embroidery.. I am glad my work have been published several times in different international magazines! Yay!

craft supplies giftsI love mod Podge :)

I was asked to share my craft space with Cut Out & Keep, So here is the interview I am sharing with you as well for more details.

Tell us about your space

My craft space is a separate room at home upstairs, Although it’s not a a very big room but enough for my craft work, It’s one door is opening towards terrace while the other door is adjacent to the lounge, I have a big window too which is helping me during day time work at craft table. I am not sharing this space with anyone as it is a separate room for my arts & crafts passion only. Its also my work space, I sell handmade crafts which are mostly done here! I can find my tools & supplies in the rack which is next to my craft table.

What have you done to make your space cosy, beautiful or inspiring?

I have decorated my space with all of my own designed wall arts & paintings, I have decorated one full wall of the room with my paintings & wall arts frames, while the other wall is having a hand painted big design by me with acrylic paints. Then next to window, I have a glass shelf corner which is filled with my craft supplies & handicrafts. I keep my craft supplies in a wooden rack properly!

How do you keep organized?

Once a week I clean & reorganize my craft room. Daily I am working on different projects while things are getting messy but I try to organize my space properly before leaving the craftroom

Any tips & tricks for organizing supplies?

I keep every kind of craft supplies in separate portions at my craft rack, One portion is only for paints, like fabric paints, acrylics, glass paints, poster paints etc. Then one portion is for glue, glitters, beads, charms & jewelry making supplies etc while the other side is for fabric supplies & paper crafts things likewise. I make containers for organizing my tools. Paint brushes, Markers & other supplies like this, I like decorating & reusing jars for organizing my craft supplies creatively!

Which are your favourite possessions and are there any of your own creations on display?

Most of my craftroom things are made or designed by me, I love creating things for my own use, When I enter my room, the keychain is designed by me,  At shelf, I have a glasspaint planter painted by me, My shelf organizer jars are decorated by me as well. The wall is filled with my work display as well, So I have so many crafty items at my display in craftroom.

How do you organise your inspiration and ideas?

I keep my crafty items in my bedroom or craftroom mostly. For keeping the ideas & saving the inspirations, I have my planner & diary with me. I designed it with some vintage style & decoupage it with glitter. I like designing things which I am using randomly. I plan my routine by writing in it otherwise I keep things saved in my iPad notes. Its easy to save & write your ideas when they are in your mind & later on work for these! it truly helps me in organizing my work & life as well.

Where do you look for inspiration?

I love pinterest, It truly helps in getting ideas & crafts, I also visit online craft store for checking what people are creating & selling! I guess there is inspiration everywhere for the people who are interested in.

If you had three wishes, what would you do to make it the dream space?

As I said, My craft room is not a big space, So my first wish would be for making the space bigger. My second wish would be about painting one full wall with flowers designs decoupage beautifully. And my third wish would be about getting a perfect craft table with proper drawers and cabinets in it. My work will be more organized then :)

I hope you enjoyed my craft room tour! I am so happy and satisfied whatever I have. My space is perfect for me & my small business! I have some wonderful plans for the future work..can’t wait ti finalize some & sharing with you then :) Have a great day!

Thank you so much girls..for reading another Long article by me! <3 Thanks a lot for your positive feedback!

Khadija ~

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Creative Collections, Gift Pack Idea, Tutorial

Gift Packing-Wrapping Ideas & Creative Collections #1

I am going to start a new feature at my blog with the name Creative Collections, in which I will be sharing random creative ideas & tutorials for helping those who are looking for inspiration & ideas. Let’s see my today’s collection of Gift packing & wrapping ideas.

Whenever we are giving away something to others, We always meet this basic issue..How to pack the gift item? Gift Packing and wrapping is an art though, but we can try it easily with a little bit of our own effort other than thinking how to do it.. See here some pretty ideas on how to gift pack beautifully!

Best Gift Packing-Wrapping Ideas And Creative Collections #1

best gift packing wrapping ideas creative khadija collections

Best Gift Packing-Wrapping Ideas And Creative Collections #1

Dip your finger in the paint & write any words on the plain packing sheet..wrap it nicely!
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Best Gift Packing-Wrapping Ideas And Creative Collections #1

Cut some washitape triangles & make beautiful bunting!

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Best Gift Packing-Wrapping Ideas And Creative Collections #1

Place a doily paper on gift wrap & cover with fabric strip & twine knot.
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Best Gift Packing-Wrapping Ideas And Creative Collections #1

Get a brown packaging & paste a picture on it. knot with a pretty thread.
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Best Gift Packing-Wrapping Ideas And Creative Collections #1

Pom pom are very smart with gift packaging & styling! make contrast with the wrapping sheet & enjoy!

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Best Gift Packing-Wrapping Ideas And Creative Collections #1

Get a plain gift pack & paste some colorful sequins, not bad to have something monogramming..

Best Gift Packing-Wrapping Ideas And Creative Collections #1

Best Gift Packing-Wrapping Ideas And Creative Collections #1

Potato stamps are the best! as easy as ABC.. super simple & pretty!

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Best Gift Packing-Wrapping Ideas And Creative Collections #1

Make some paper punch dots & place at transparent tape, seal it with another piece & then cut in any shape! these leafs are too cute :)

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Best Gift Packing-Wrapping Ideas And Creative Collections #1

This is so simple yet awesome. Isn’t it?

Best Gift Packing-Wrapping Ideas And Creative Collections

Best Gift Packing-Wrapping Ideas And Creative Collections

An eraser of the pencil can work too well for designing a gift wrapper. pack nicely & then design easily! polka dots are simply cute :)

You can get many more easy ideas on how to gift wrap wonderfully, I got all these from my pinterest collection! So have a look there for the original source of every picture & details.

Here are a few of my own ideas & tutorials on how to pack gifts & design the wrappers!

Creative Khadija's Tutorials

Creative Khadija’s Tutorials

DIY Heartistic gift pack for Valentine’s Day

Creative Khadija's Tutorials

Creative Khadija’s Tutorials

DIY Gift Packing Idea With WashiTape

Creative Khadija's Tutorials

Creative Khadija’s Tutorials

DIY Chevron Stencil Designed Gift Box

Creative Khadija's Tutorials

Creative Khadija’s Tutorials

Textured Gift Wrapper DIY

Creative Khadija's Tutorials

Creative Khadija’s Tutorials

Henna Designed Gift Box

I hope you enjoyed the article & hopefully in future you will be getting more inspirational ideas related arts, crafts & handmade! oh yeah one more thing! Ramadan is coming.. So may be some Recipes?? Let’s see.. InshaAllah :)

Have a wonderful day!

Khadija ~

p.s Images Source- Pinterest

mothers day gift wall art calligraphy lettering art
Calligraphy, DIY, Drawings & sketching, For Sale

Calligraphy WallArt Making for Mother’s Day

Hello everyone, I am back after a tiny break from the blog.. Life is busy these days with work & stuff. During this little break, I were working on several crafty projects, a few were for sale while others were for gifting friends.. I will try to share that work in my upcoming posts or at my social media may be! I made so many wall arts during the past weeks, but one of my favorite was freehand calligraphy lettering wall art which I make for Mother’s Day specially! It’s all about heartily feelings &amp; love.. A mother is not just a person, Mother is God gifted angel who is always helping & understanding us better than anyone else.. I am not a good writer to sum up this wonderful gifted blessing of Allah Almighty in a few words of this article! I am blessed with a wonderful Mother as all of you are having, My sweet Mother is a very creative women.. So you can guess now from where I got my creative genes.. haha

Calligraphy WallArt Making for Mother’s Day

mothers day gift wall art calligraphy lettering art

I did some freehand lettering as calligraphy, It was fun giving it a try with paint & brush. After sharing blogversary giveaway wall arts, I was getting appreciation, One of my blog reader ask me if I can make a calligraphy wall art with free hand lettering as a gift on Mothers Day.. So I was ready to give it a try for Mother’s Day theme. There I share some quotes for writing on the textured painting & the selected one was my most favorite.

– My Heaven On Earth & Beyond –

If we feel like our life is pretty as heaven on Earth.. then we should not be feeling shy to accept the fact behind & giving whole credit to our sweet mothers! Alhamdulillah..

mothers day gift wall art calligraphy lettering art

calligraphy lettering art

Before starting the final project, First I test my freehand lettering skills on a rough page.. after some mistakes, I learned how to do it well.. So this is how I Made it.. You will need to have some acrylic paints, a calligraphy brush or some thin stroke brushes. water & some glitter too..
mothers day gift wall art calligraphy lettering art

freehand lettering art

I cut a thick sheet of my sketchbook, The texture of the sheet is not plain.. that’s an embossed thick sheet. I use Red, Green, Yellow acrylic colors for base & Black for writing text.

I use thick dry brush texture for making a base! Then used foam brush round shape for filling the squares.

It was interesting to share the project sneak peek with the readers/followers at social media during work! everyone was guessing! but I reveal it later.. I ask them to guess the colors I am working on!

mothers day gift wall art calligraphy lettering art

mothers day gift wall art calligraphy lettering art

After completing the painting, I set it aside & give it time to get dry! Ahh..my tea! (after typing a long article post..I need some tea again! haha)

mothers day gift wall art calligraphy lettering art

calligraphy lettering art

My customer’s mother is also a teacher who is teaching from last 35 years. I feel proud to work for such wonderful people.. MashaAllah. God bless her..She is mother of all those students whom she is teaching from last 35 years. (According to Islamic point of views, a teacher is exactly respectable as a mother)

mothers day gift wall art calligraphy lettering art

calligraphy lettering wallart

Every mother is a Heaven on Earth & beyond.. Every mother is wonderful. May God Almighty bless them always..

Here is the video about making this art.

As I have said in my last article (two weeks back), I will be sharing next article after the new blog design which is due from a few weeks but finally done, So here today my blog’s new design working well. I started getting comments & emails suddenly from my dear readers as the new theme installed & started working. I am very happy to know that my new blog design is easy for my those dear fellows who were always complaining me about webpage issues related comment form etc, So it feels great to see them all back again after almost an year! Welcome back everyone! I will be posting more often now! & I hope you will be enjoying my random crafty & creative updates!

On the other hand, My small business of handmade arts & crafts work is growing & spreading Alhamdulillah, I am planning to give it some more time, But I am sure my blogging activity will not be effecting much.. I am a good time manager I guess..! Let’s see..

Have a great day friends :)

p.s If you are still facing any issues with my new webpage design, feel free to drop me a line via Email or contact form! I will try my best to solve it soon :)

Khadija~

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Giveaway, Random Blogging

Happy Mothers Day & Giveaway Winner Announced

win giveaway wall art painting calligraphy art DIY

We Have A Winner Today

Happy Mothers Day everyone! I know I am a bit late in wishing you beautiful ladies but you can’t imagine how busy is this arty crafty girl (I am talking about “Creative Khadija” off course :p haha) I am going to announce the Lucky winner ofCreative Khadija 5th Blogversary Giveaway I am really thankful to all of you dear girls who participated & dropped their sweet well wishes for me & my blog! I am really thankful to all of you who made my day more brighter with their wonderful comments & appreciation.

During past 5 years, I started having a unique relationship with my readers all over the world, I never met a single of them but now as I know them from years, I feel like we are friends from years.. your support means a lot, your emails, suggestion, feedback via comments & critics too are seriously having importance!

I am among those few lucky bloggers who are having readers from all over the world with every age group. As my blog is totally girly & filled with home stuff & feminine interests, So my readers are women mostly! as far as I know..during these 5 years I came to know about my regular readers a bit more, the youngest blog reader of mine is a 9 years old girl from Italy & a 10 years old girl with the name Khadeeja from Malaysia but currently living in Pakistan. as well as the most senior & dear reader of my blog is LV from Texas who is 86 years old & She is a blogger as well. I also love Michelle from Los Angeles, She is an awesome blogger & jewelry designer, I enjoy when she call me “My Online Adopted Niece Kiran” She is such a dear lady. I love my people who find time from their busy routine & write me always :) I respect my every reader & blogger buddies who are connected from years at blogland. I hope we will be connected forever :)

OMG.. I am talkative again today… stop me plz! otherwise I will be writing another 1500 words article as my 5Th blogversary post..haha. Anyways.. Here is the announcement of my Giveaway Winner.. drum rolls……. there we go…

Maryam from Planet Marzz.. No No.. She lives at Planet Universe, but write over Planet Marzz..(her blog name)

Congrats Maryam, I hope you will be enjoying my calligraphy paintings wall art. I will be contacting you via E-mail. So be sure to check & reply me with details :)

 

Here is a Video for you to enjoy glimpse of making this calligraphy art.

P.S- Many readers of my website are writing me via emails & social media about the issues they are facing at my website, some of you are unable to open my blog via smart gadgets, a few of you are facing difficulty in leaving comments as well as a few are getting errors while checking archives! I noted down your complaints & will be soon working on these as well. So until then.. I will not be posting anything here! I will be posting at my twin blog may be. I will update my Social networks, so be sure to follow me there as well. Let my tech team fix these issues first, So I bet you people will be again able to read my article here properly, I am sorry dear readers!

Have a wonderful day!

Khadija

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DIY, Jute & Twine Crafts, Organizing ideas, Reuse, Tutorial

Twine Reminder-Memory Board DIY

Memory boards are important element of our living room walls, I made an easy version of a reminder/memory board for my craftroom wall recently, As I were getting some pretty Polaroid prints from one of my affiliates Printl. So they were sending me Polaroid prints monthly from my instagram gallery.

I were thinking how to manage these pretty Polaroid pictures.. So this idea came in my mind one day! You might remember my that article in which I share about a burlap canvas which was my Earrings organizer previously..& before that Accessory hanger, it was a weaving frame during my textile design studies! So I am reusing & upcycling this old frame several times! but I think (I am not sure though) this is the final version of its reusing!

See how it is done finally!

Twine Reminder-Memory Board DIY

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diy-reminder-memory-board

It was a weaving frame but couple years back I cover it with burlap & make it a jewelry hanger. Few days back when I were painting my craftrrom wall, I paint it a little with leftover paints on palette. I decorate it with ribbons & dough flowers & made it a Memory board now!

See How I made this Memory Board, Feel free to PIN IT..

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diy-reminder-memory-board-ideas

1- Gather Supplies. Frame, Ribbons, glue gun, dough flowers, scissors.

2- Measure & Cut the ribbons according to the frame size. keep one inches extra.

3- Weave it with design,

4- Use glue gun to paste the ribbons.

5- Paste a wide ribbon to hide the glue gun & ribbons from sides.

6- Fix some dough flowers at corners.

7- Let it dry! ( and see where is the mistake… I know the symmetry is not well because I fix the ribbons without measuring distance between ribbons)

Here it is the final look. How is it?

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diy-reminder-memory-board-ideas

I put a few of my favorite prints on the memory board. Will shuffle or change with time :)
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polaroid prints organizing ideas

Don’t miss your happiest moments. Let’s make them alive”. whenever I have a look at my memory board, I can see my favorite crafts, photography & locations updates from my instagram gallery! how fun.. :)

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Polaroid prints by printl

Thank You Printl for sending me these beautiful prints all the way from Russia.

polaroid prints organizing ideasI shared the above click at my instagram & it was appreciated a lot :)

instagram accessory for sale

instagram

I made a little logo of instagram with polymer clay. Now I am going to make a pendant with it.. What do you think?

I hope you liked the tutorial. Here is the video for more step by step details. Enjoy!

 


Have a great day friends :)

P.S Blogversary Giveaway is still open!

Khadija

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