Saturday, 12 August 2017

Our holiday in Wales

Assalamu Alaikum! Greetings everyone!
(MashAllah) we were very happy and grateful when finding out that we would spend sometime in Wales. We've been to Wales once before on a canal boat, a couple of years ago. This time (MashAllah) we spent our holiday in a cottage, in the countryside.
(Alhamdulillah) the place was very private and the garden was full of flowers and large green bushes.  
There was this beautiful cat staying in one of the barns next to the cottage. We named her Mittens and her sister, who was a reflection of her, we named Sock.
(MashAllah) inside the cottage, the rooms were pretty and spacious.
(MashAllah) we had a wonderful time, enjoying the cool rainy weather as we went for walks almost everyday, up the hill of lush green grass and fluffy white sheep.
(MashAllah) it was a great holiday and we are so grateful to have gone. We can't wait for the next Summer Holidays.
~ Maryam ~     

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Handmade journal cover (Altered Book)

Assalamu Alaikum, Maryam here again.

I've decided to make myself a journal to record the best and interesting parts of our holiday. I have used an old book of mine and removed the original pages from the spine.

I then went ahead and decided on what beautiful patterned paper I would use to design the cover.

I ended up with an earthy background and then decided to do a woodland collage with greens and browns.    

This is how it turned out (MashAllah).

I then went in with a white pen and added some highlights and drew a few flowers.

I still felt like it wasn't completely done, so I added a little bit more to it, such as a bird, another tag, more highlighting and I stamped on the word TRAVEL.

Here is the final look. (Inshallah) I will continue to post more pictures of the pages I'll sew in and I may add a few buttons to the cover too.
See you again soon (Inshallah).

~ Maryam ~

Pictures from our holidays

Assalamu Alaikum everyone! Maryam here.

We spent our holiday in the UK visiting family and touring old castles and ships. While staying in the Midlands we visited Kenilworth Castle in Coventry.
We saw the arrowslits through which archers would fire their arrows, and climbed up narrow steps in dark towers to reach the top of incredible views.

It was quite a hot day so walking on hard cold stones through tunnels underground made the experience more interesting.

Here's a link to the castle:

Another great adventure was visiting the HMS Victory ship in Portsmouth. It was great fun working through the many decks, which took us a couple of hours to complete, and seeing the ways in which the people on board at the time would have lived when at sea.   

We learnt about the many jobs on board and that each person had a distinct role to play. Did you know the Victory had a crew of over 800 men?

(MashAllah) we are very grateful to have visited such interesting places and (inshallah) I will be back soon to share with you some pictures of our stay in Wales.

See you then! ~ Maryam ~    

Friday, 30 June 2017

Off on an adventure!

Assalaamu alaykum

Talk about wanderlust. WHAT IS IT    - A digital print with a stamp effect of a mountain range and a gold foil sun that reads Blessed are the curious,
The  are off on their holidays!

When they get back they'll post pictures of
their adventures! They'll also post pictures of
the handmade Eid gifts they made (and received)
this Eid ul Fitr insha'Allah!

Take care everyone!

Saturday, 24 June 2017


Eid Mubarak!
We hope you enjoy your days of Eid!

May Allah accept our fasting, worship and good deeds!

Monday, 29 May 2017


Assalaamu alaykum everyone!

We hope you have a Blessed Ramadan!


Sunday, 16 April 2017

Yummy creative cupcakes!

Assalaamu alaykum

Sumayyah and Zainab had fun decorating these cupcakes
for Sumayyah's class yesterday.

They used:
Chocolate muffins
Strawberry frosting
Gummy worms
Tiny candy balls