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Eid Bunting

Hello dears,

I promised and I deliver.

I have been working on a fabric bunting for our upcoming Eid festival possibly on July 18.

For those of you who have visited my blog before, know about my infatuation with buntings. When I have been looking for ideas, I discovered buntings are really ‘in’ nowadays, Fabric, lace, burlap, tule, you name it and you will find bunting of each type and colour at weddings or birthday parties etc.

I had already made a baby bunting out of cotton and completely fell in love with it. You will find the details and my tale of  the ‘ultimate discovery of a bunting’ here.

I tried that same method and this time added letters to it. I struggled with it and using felt had made my other business bunting heavy that I made for an outdoor fair.11329978_870804266318159_6153238584583057219_n

But then I found this blog where the crafter suggested to just sketch out letters with a free hand and cut them out rounded.

bunting cutting  bunting cut

felt letters

I stitched them on to the triangles but then I realized that it needs some bling. Off to Walmart I went and bought a fabric glitter glue to add a shimmery border to the letters. They turned out so cute.

Sew them together and viola! My Eid Bunting is ready.

If you happen to drop by please let me know how it looks. Thanks and till the next blog!

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eid 3

Hello 2014! SFFR March 23.

As December slowly and quietly moved into January, I started to think about this new venture I embarked upon last summer. I wondered if I should carry on with it. I wondered if I could juggle it with my full time job. I decided to take some time off and enjoy the peace and serenity of a non busy schedule until it explodes into complete chaos. A new event came to my attention:  Spring Free from Racism event on March 23 at the Italian Club in Regina. The organizers had been putting it together for 14 years and it was their 15th year anniversary. I decided to submit the application. Not only did I do that, I encouraged the Pakistan Canada Cultural  Association to participate too with a food booth. They happily accepted.

So here we were, deciding on who would do what. We heard there were close to 6000 people in attendance. I and my friend Saima, who usually helps me out with my booth, decided to do this together. I hauled every thing up in my van two nights prior to the event. We got to the venue only to find out the table was too small. So we decided to leave some of our products in our bags as there was no room for them to be displayed. Groups after groups came for their dance performances. There were welcome speeches by the Province, the Mayor, the police services, and Multicultural Council and the organizers.

The event ended with a bang with a music and dance performance by Tribal Vibes. The sales went really well from noon till 3:00 pm and then the event was mainly about parents cheering on their children dancing on stage. All in all, it was very successful and I can’t wait to it again! Notice the flag in the picture? March 23 is also a very special day in our country’s history: the Pakistan Day when a new constitution was written for a new country. What a blast we had!

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