Thursday, February 28, 2013
Friday, May 4, 2012
Yes, it has been an awfully long time since I last blogged – almost a year.
This is going to sound very random; but random is good.
I have come to realise that we don't appreciate one another enough. We don't say enough I love you's, we don't give enough hugs or blow out enough kisses. We just don't. We block our emotions and our impulses because we're afraid. We're afraid of messing up. We're afraid of being judged. We're afraid of reactions. We're simply afraid of the unknown. Maybe it's human nature. But love, in all its different forms, is humane.
Why wait till it's too late? When you wish you had said something? Acted a certain way? Given up the unwanted? Followed a certain dream? Why does it always have to be too late for us to realise what we truly want and need?
So for all the people I had crossed paths with (and I hope this reaches out to as many people as possible):
I love you. I love that you've been a part of my life, in whatever way, big or small. I love our friendships or work affiliations or gossip sessions or love-hate relationships. I'm sure you all added something to what I am today, somehow.
I'm truly sorry I hadn't don't this earlier. I apologise if I had ever done you wrong, if I had ever hurt you, or if I had ever judged you. I hope you can find it in you to forgive me and my ignorance.
Thank you for being there in whatever way or form. Thank you, really.
Monday, June 20, 2011
Deadline, 17 June 2011
My little munchkin had just turned TWO – how time flies…!
She had recently created this adoration towards Minnie Mouse which inspired me to throw her a Pink Minnie Mouse-themed Birthday Party… There were pink balloons, pink table cloths, pink napkins, pink plates, spoons and forks…
I dressed her in a cute Minnie Mouse outfit so she stands out as the “Birthday Girl”… her face was painted so she looks like a little mouse.
The kids got mouse ears and Minnie/Mickey pins to match the theme too…
The birthday cake design was inspired from her Disney Minnie hat…
My mum baked Mickey Ears butter cookies which I decorated with pink marzipan dough and drew a number two. I then put each cookie into a transparent plastic bag and sealed it with a “Salma Turns 2” tag – these were the favours I distributed.
Friday, June 17, 2011
Deadline, 14 June 2011
I hadn't blogged in forever and I'm very far behind with posting the new projects I had worked on but it has been a very hectic summer. Though... it's never too late!
Also born on June 14th, little Kareem (a.k.a. cookie monster) had just turned one. His wonderful parents decided to throw him a cookie monster-themed birthday party and I was asked to create 60 favours that work for both kids and adults.
I therefore developed blue boxes (using the cookie monster blue pantone colour) and illustrated the cookie monster face.
The result was adorable little blue boxes that made cute favours.
May Kareem's coming years be filled with laughs and giggles amongst his loved ones... everyday... Happy Birthday!
Friday, May 13, 2011
Deadline, 13 May 2011:
A group of girls were throwing Ban a bachelorette party… their theme was pink! So, I was asked to create 40 party favours that match the theme.
I decided to create little white boxes which were filled with pink tissue paper and 2 squared chocolates. The boxes had Saleh & Ban's names; and a pink crystal (symbolizing the rock/ring) topped the “i” in congratulations. Finally, a thin pink ribbon was wrapped around the boxes creating a little pink bow on top.
Sunday, March 27, 2011
And after being very inspired by Earth Hour yesterday, and referring back to my commitment card (posted earlier this month)… I decided to create some recycled bracelets - supporting the Earth Hour spirit!
Above: Beads made out of recycled newspaper; Arabic calligraphy gives an oriental touch
The paper beads can be crafted into different shapes and sizes. In addition, I love to add other bead types when forming my handmade jewellery. The results are very fascinating. The possibilities are endless.
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Most of us in the GCC are privileged in having top notch medical facilities, that something as serious as Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus became something of the past. It is never thought of, rarely talked about nor discussed as we are automatically vaccinated against it from birth. We only hear about ‘Tetanus’ when we are cut by glass or step on rusted metal.
Unfortunately, this is not the case in our neighboring country, Yemen. With about 40% of the population having limited or no access to health facilities, Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus and it’s dangers is so much a reality, a very sad and life threatening reality.
Pampers and UNICEF have joined hands to eliminate Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus in Yemen through the Pampers UNICEF Campaign “1 Pack = 1 Life Saving Vaccine” where for each Pampers pack with UNICEF branding sold across the GCC, Pampers will contribute 1 Tetanus vaccine to Yemen.
This is a disease that does not need research to eliminate. This is a disease WE CAN eliminate.
Please join our efforts in spreading awareness on the campaign and reaching the target of contributing 5 million vaccines to our sisters and children in Yemen, to prove, as an Arab nation; We stand united in our efforts to eliminate Tetanus in Yemen”.
Do feel free to copy and paste the above to further spread the awareness.