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I'm Ummu Noora,a.k.a Angeliquez, a stay at home wife to one really amazing man, momma to Noora,The Angelittle. I wife,cook,bake,craft and love ruffles,the color pink and creativity in it's various forms, not necessarily in the order.This is where I'm writing what I'm upto while I'm trying to ignore my laundry. welcome,to my corner of the universe.

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I'm Ummu Noora,a.k.a Angeliquez, a stay at home wife to one really amazing man, momma to Noora,The Angelittle. I wife,cook,bake,craft and love ruffles,the color pink and creativity in it's various forms, not necessarily in the order.This is where I'm writing what I'm upto while I'm trying to ignore my laundry. welcome,to my corner of the universe.

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Saturday, July 24, 2010


I tried my hands at ribbon embroidery when i was pregnant.i had satin ribbon and its difficult to get through the fabric.i crippled my hand for a week after this lol.For some reason i never got to finishing this.(OK the design is not completely working for me and i dont want to break my hand again for something that i wont even really like.) Can you give me some suggestions what i should with about this?Wanna do something worth my while..i spent a lot of time on this!(And poor fingers too.their pain should not be in vain right.)

It looks alright if you are looking at the details.the whole thing all of it sucks,but..when you look at it little bits a part at a time..then its ok.

peachy flower=pretty
Roses and buds=awesome

Embroidered..weed is it?

MOre flowers and leaves=alright

bullion knots combined with fly stitch

And finally the whole thing..what the what???see what i mean?
or is it just me?
Any suggestions would be well received!

Angelittle is in my lap pulling my hair.she likes to pretend that mommy is a horsey..so mommy's rein is her hair.uh poor mommy.

steering awayyyyyyyy!!!


Monday, July 12, 2010

Chic Baby clothes

smocked tank and matching bloomersSmocked dressruffle dressTiered tank dress
Button front denim dressBubble romper
Bright dot bow dress

You gotta love that place.

Now to re-create them.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

mini wall quilt

this baby here is a mini wall quilt i whipped up two days ago.
I don't get any quilt batting or craft fleece here,so i just used a piece cit out from an old fleece blanket.clever eh? :o)
i had to see how it looks hung up so badly that i actually did,and i wasn't even done with the stitching on the vase,which i did with hand.nope,was doing.its still hanging there unfinished,but it aint noticeable,but i will get to it soon.

its raw edge applique on linen.first one yet,but am happy with the result.

like it?

Monday, July 5, 2010

Here it is..my first attempt at smocking.I made the pleats by hand using the lines on the fabric as a guide.as you can see a little glitch seems to have happened at the upper left side.They just wouldn't open for some reason.Anyone help me figure out what happened there?I guess that it could be a problem with my cable stitch ..right?
I'll work on that later.

sorry about the dark photos..cloudy cloudy day today..And i usually dont touch my photos.(how does anyone have time for that?)
It was one of the best moments of my entire 21 year long life,(hey that is quite long)the moment i took out the gathering threads and the whole thing stretched and opened..well to me it was more like bloomed!!!(seriously,i thought it was the coolest thing that i have ever done.And i was giddy with joy for two days straight about that.)This should be made into a dress or maybe a bubble romper.........not decided yet..ideas?

And this one,i made last night.Silly me,i was hoping that it would stretch just as much as the one above did..And it didn't stretch much.i would have to use it was a middle panel for a dress or something..it doesn't stretch at all.(How could i have not known that?)

The diamonds are not very even either.This one i hadn't pleated real well.i think the pleats were a little too big,they were folding to a side and that made it kinda hard to keep the stitching even and neat.The technique that i used last night needs to be revised.
I think i would work some bullion roses in betweens and it wouldn't look too bad.what do you think?
these bullion roses were worked on a little sundress i made for my Angelittle.here on this the dress.
I owe you more pictures of the sewing I've done these past coupla months ,don't i..here are some..Another shirred little sundress.embellished with a fabric flower.Here is a close up of the flower.Ruffle butt diaper covers.I love ruffles!

also whipped up these lovelies a while back.Place mats.fusible fleece isn't available here,so i used an old fleece blanket instead.works doesn't it?i have used it for other projects too.aren't they just darling?(first patchwork experience.A good one!pat on the back! :o))
ps/this post three times more time it usually takes me to finish a post,because Angelittle was helping me.You know,reaching out to the keyboard and correcting mommy's typos,adding all the letters and signs that mommy missed.(Why she has to make a thunder storm in the meantime i don't understand.)

Long post eh?

awryty then,i'll be back later.Have a lot more of Angelittle's dresses you have to see.you see,it's totally mommy made!

Hope you are all having a groovy time too!


Friday, July 2, 2010

my newest obsession.

Smocking.That's my newest obsession.I have always been fascinated by it.And I don't know anyone who does it.Not personally anyway.
So when i started thinking about it,i went about and completed my usual obsessed with something routine,thinking about it all day,and staying awake way past bedtime ,thinking about it some more and then virtually doing it,then talking about it to anyone who will listen,(usually the victim is my dear husband),and searching all over the place for anything and everything that i can find on it.
And i didn't have really much luck for a very long time.
you see,one thing is that i dont have a pleater.Everything i found about it always always talked about a pleater.I felt a little discouraged and then realized,the people who invented smocking in the first place,they couldn't have had a pleater.so i got started on a piece of checked fabric,the lines on it being guides for the pleat stitches.and it worked like a charm.
i found some tutorials and introductions to smocking in a few places here and there.my experience with hand embroidery helped a lot.
there isn't much help on the web for a beginner.but i did find some treasure and i have to share it with you just in case you might be interested.
Marie Grace has an awesome introduction for beginners.A hand pleating tutorial and then follows a hand smocking tutorial.It's really really clear and mark my words,get started and you will be hooked.
images of her smocked work made me drool over my keyboard for hours.
The next find is not even a little bit less in the awesome department.they are some video tutorials,all the better for those of us who always have a hard time reading long instructions and following them.
I have already smocked a piece,which i got done yesterday,(after which i was giddy with joy for several hours).
Will come back with some pictures soon insha Allaah.
Angelittle is being a very good girl and taking a long nap.
Gotta go try to do some laundry before she wakes up,for when she wakes up,she will move mountains .(and i gotta be there to help the villagers evacuate or something.)