• Jul
  • 25
  • 2014

FREEBIE #4 | Eid Gift Giving!

RAMADAN FREEBIE WEEK #4

Eid gift box, gift tags & money packets!

*You may download this printable at the end of this post*


  • Jul
  • 21
  • 2014

FREEBIE #3 | Eid Dessert table!

RAMADAN FREEBIE WEEK #3

DIY Eid Dessert Table printables

*You may download this printable at the end of this post*

I absolutely love this colour theme and design combination! Its just so Eid-y, lol if thats even a word. In this week’s free printables, its all about Eid sweets/desserts. I have also made some cake flags, but just didnt have time to make a cake and decorate it! If you do use the cake flags, please show me a photo, I would love to see it :)

1. Eid Poster 8×12″ (A4 size)

2. Cupcake toppers

3. Cake Flags

4. Straw flags

5. Bottle wrappers

6. Table Buffet Cards

7. Cupcake wrappers

 

Do you want the step by step photos on how to contruct these? They are so easy but if you need assistance, please refer to this post from last year.

 


  • Jul
  • 09
  • 2014

FREEBIE #2 | Eid Bunting Flags

RAMADAN FREEBIE WEEK #2

Printable DIY Eid Bunting Flags

*You may download this printable at the end of this post*

Ever since my cousins wedding, my love for mint green sparked! Also, a few months ago I released my “Gold Collection” prints and they were a big hit alhamdulillah so I thought of offering mint + gold themed printables with a Marrakesh inspired pattern. I hope you enjoy crafting these bunting flags, they are so easy to do and take under 30mins to get done!

Materials needed for this project:
1. This printable template
2. A4/8×12” White paper (200gsm/110 lb +)
3. Ruler
4. Cutter and scissors
5. Hole punch
6. Ribbon or string

Cut the flag template using a cutter/scissors and ruler.

Use a hole puncher to make 2 holes on each flag.

Arrange them to make “EID MUBARAK”

Cut your string to the desired length (measure where you want to hang them first). Thread the string/ribbon through. The first letter, you need to put the string from the top (see pic above).

As a tip, once I thread the ribbon through, I put some sticky tape at the back to hold its position so when I am hanging these up, the ribbons and flags stay put in place :)

Start decorating…

Eid Mubarak!


  • Jun
  • 29
  • 2014

FREE | Printable Eid Lanterns

RAMADAN FREEBIE WEEK #1 

Printable DIY Eid Mini Triangular Paper Lantern (Template)

*You may download this printable at the end of this post*

 

RAMADAN MUBARAK to all my readers! May Allah, the Exalted, bless you and your family with this beautiful month of fasting and nearness to Him.

As promised on my facebook page, my party package printable is now available to download and I will be releasing 1 printable weekly throughout Ramadan until Eid. This year, 2014, the party printables theme is “Golden Marrakesh”. And for week 1, we have our popular Eid mini lanterns (DIY printable template). By the last week of Ramadan inshallah, you’ll have a complete “EID party package” to make your celebration as joyous as it can be- all in the ‘Golden Marrakesh’ collection!

If you wish to download last years party package (Confetti collection), you may visit this page to see all the FREE printables.

Stay tune for next week as I reveal our 2nd Free printable, which will be ‘EID MUBARAK’ bunting flags! If you like these, can you pretty please share this blog post on your Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest (or any social media)- I’d really appreciate that, thanks guys!

 

 STEP BY STEP GUIDE

These are the materials needed to make this DIY Paper Lantern Eid Project.

You need:

1. This printable template
2. White cardstock (preferably thick)
3. Ruler
4. Cutter (or scissors)
5. Double sided tape (or glue)
6. Hole punch
7. Ribbon or string

1. You will need to download this printable PDF (found at the bottom of this post) and using a colour printer, print as many as you like! This template can be printed on an A4 (8×12?) paper. The constructed size of lantern if printed on the suggested paper will be 17cm/6.6? long and 8cm/3? wide.

2. Using a cutter or scissors (I find using a cutter/knife easier), cut out the template carefully. Please cut along the SOLID lines and SCORE/FOLD on dotted lines.
3. Use a hole puncher to make 2 holes, as marked on template.
4. Put a ribbon/string through the holes but do not tie them as yet. Make sure when you insert the string, that it goes in the hole from the top (where the design is printed)
Grab the feeded string and bring it from behind to front (as show above). Make sure each side is equal in length.
5. Score lightly and fold along the dotted lines and put double sided tape
6. Now carefully construct your paper lantern, starting from the top left and make your way across, and then below (clockwise)
Now that you have constructed your paper lantern, you may decorate as you wish! I hung them across the arch in our living room just as we enter the house.
Please click the Download button below and you will see a PDF document with 2 pages. Page 1 of 2 is intructions and 2 of 2 is the template.


  • Jun
  • 27
  • 2014

Freebie Friday | First Printable for Ramadan 2014!

Assalamualaikum!

Ramadan is just a few days away inshallah and I am so excited!  Firstly, it will be my first fasting Ramadan since 4 years ago, simple because…

Ramadan’10 (nifaas)
Ramadan’11 (breasfeeding-low milk supply)
Ramadan’12(nifaas)
Ramadan’13 (pregnant)

So inshallah this Ramadan’14, even though I am still breastfeeding, I have Doterra’s essential oils to thank for to boost my milk supply (please say Masha’Allah!) Alhamdulillah! I really need this Ramadan as an iman boost so please keep me in your duas :)

CLICK IMAGE TO DOWNLOAD KIDS COLOUR-IN-ACTIVITY

To kick start our Ramadan at home, I have made these printables for myself and for girls and I’d like to share it with you guys too! I’m sure your children would love some colouring in activities and for the bigger kids, they can read the breaking fast duas before iftaar, inshallah! *

May Allah accept our fast and our good deeds, may He increase our imaan and make us better Muslims, ameen!

*Please note that I have consulted with a qualified sheikh regarding dua’s before breaking the fast. There are a couple of duas that are weak, but the sheikh informed me this one is authentic and that we should be consistent in making duas at the time of breaking fast, because this is the time when duas are answered by Allah, so we should also make our own personal dua.

CLICK IMAGE TO DOWNLOAD BONUS POSTER

 


  • Apr
  • 22
  • 2014

{giveaway} submit your creative work!

 

I absolutely love creative work! Drawings, paintings, model making, soap making, digital illustrations, photography, patchwork etc- pretty much anything pretty gets me excited. I also love seeing creative designs out there and encourage everyone to get crafty and imaginative.

So… I thought hey won’t it be cool to showcase your work with in my studio! If you’ve got talent, and would like to share your creative work, please email or message me your photos and you’ll be entered into our competition for a chance to win 2 wall decals courtesy of Simply Impressions! It doesn’t matter if you don’t have any background in design! You can be a mum, a student, a lawyer…everyone’s invited to participate. Lets make this fun! So what are you waiting for? Look through your art piles or creative something new; you have until Sunday 27th April to send in your work to me. All the best and I’m super duper excited to see your creations xx

PRIZE INFO

Winner will receive 2 wall decals, chosen by Simply Impressions worth up to $30. This prize is not redeemable for cash. This competition is sponsored by www.Simplyimpressions.com and is not affiliated with Facebook.

 

SUBMISSION

Terms and conditions:

Submissions are open from 22nd April to 27th April 2014. You MUST own copyright to the work, meaning, the work was made by YOU and not someone else.

All submission photos must be emailed to iva [at] inmystudio.com.au OR send via Facebook message.Do not upload it on Facebook and tag us. Strictly via email or message.

Entries are open worldwide. More than 1 entry per person is welcomed.

 

VOTING

Terms and conditions

Voting will commence on 28th April to 2nd May 2014.

All photos will be published on In my studio’s Facebook page  and the public may vote.

The photo with the most amount of ‘likes’ will win the prize.

Only 1 Winner will be chosen & will be announced on Saturday 3rd May AEST.


  • Nov
  • 11
  • 2013

the day i will cherish forever…

This was what I walked into on Saturday afternoon, thinking it was just a casual lunch at my auntys! Oh My God- was my first reaction. I was definitely surprised and shocked but absolutely blown away! Only God knows how I felt inside, I was left speechless…even until today as I type this. Alhamdulillah I am so grateful to Allah, having bless me with such a beautiful sister (my one and only sister) and amazing relatives and friends who worked tremendously hard making this garden tea party a huge success.

As I walked in, I wasn’t quite sure what this party was for lol! It took me a good few seconds to sink in, and realise what is it that we are celebrating? ‘is this my almost there party? or a baby shower? Don’t think it would be a baby shower since I’m expecting my 3rd, so I’ll take the former :)

Very cute vintage party props, I cant believe my sister who has 1 year old twin boys managed to organise all this for me, Mashallah! Of course with lots of help from relatives and friends-you know who you are and I am forever grateful to have you all in my life :)

Its ‘Spring’ season here in Melbourne and the table setting was reflecting just that- spring colours! I absolutely love the table decor setting. Its so pastelly cute and girly. My Auntys house was the perfect location, whoever thought of it was a genius! Thanks Aunty Nola for being the words bestest host!

And of course, my talented and amazing friend Eda from Plaited Heart made this fondant cake. Did I mention she is super amazing? Mashallah, everyone was not only impressed by the look of this cake but also tasted delicious, soft and moist :)

This is absolutely brilliant! There were a few flavours of tea in here and the caption was “Find your Flavour”. I wonder how long it took to cut, and paste them onto each tea bag. Again, I’m just so grateful for everyones help in putting this party together :)

Last but not least, we all had lots of fun taking silly photos at the photo booth. I wont be uploading any photos, its just too embarassing lol. Alhamdulillah I enjoyed heaps myself despite my condition, and it was really good to get together and see familiar faces and of course, being kid free (thank you hubby for babysitting!).I can never repay those who have sacrificed their time and love into this, but you guys will be in my prayers. Thank you to everyone who helped, who came and to those who wanted but couldn’t make it, I love you all for the sake of Allah!

*Photographs by Eda from Plaited Heart

*Event styling and props by Elcin from Jellybean in my closet, and of course not forgetting the master of this event: my sister and relatives!


  • Oct
  • 11
  • 2013

{Freebie Friday} FREE DIY Eid Gift Tag Printables

{EID AL ADHA}

FREE  DIY Gift Tag Printables in assorted designs & colours!
*You may download this printable at the end of post*

This is a freebie Friday, because why not?!  The weekend is coming up, so its the perfect day to launch my FREE DIY PRINTABLES just in time for Eid. I’m sure many of you will be busy this weekend wrapping up gifts for Eid. Consider this my little Eid gift to you, fellow fans :)

To be honest, I wasn’t really planning to do printables this Eid, as my FREE EID printables are only an annual thing. But, as I was shopping one day to look for supplies for my personal Eid gifts, I fell in love with these paper strings and washi tapes! So I thought, since I’m doing it for myself, why don’t I share them with you?

Materials needed for this project:

1. This A4 (8×12″) printed template. Print as many as you wish
2. Ruler
3. Scissors and/or cutter
4. String or ribbon
5. Hole puncher

I love gift wrapping. I can unleash my creative side and go wild, there are so many options. Though, I only like to use kraft paper (brown paper) as the base, and then decorate it with different coloured strings, ribbons, washi tapes, flowers, doilies, pom poms etc…ahh your imagination runs wild. A quick search on Pinterest will get you quite excited about gift wrapping.

Once you’ve cut them out, use a hole puncher and punch some holes as shown.

Now you’re ready to wrap, decorate and thread your gift tags. Its superrrrr simple! And go crazy wrapping, you can find lots of ideas on Pinterest if you do a search for ‘Gift Wrapping’ and lots of inspirations will come up. There are so many ways you can wrap a present, so mix and match!

This one is for the males! Don’t be scared to use black wrapping paper, often, black makes a present look outstanding and unique, especially when combined with one of this black and white gift tag ;)

This gift tag was inspired by washi tape! I absolutely love them. This particular one, was inspired by the ‘Coloured airmail’ washi tape. I love the vibrancy of the colours in it!

And of course, teal is my favourite new colour. Inspired by the washi tape (sitting above it).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


  • Sep
  • 10
  • 2013

I’m featured on Silver Envelope’s website!

Q & A with Iva from In My Studio on Islamic Design & Wall Art.

Click here to be directed to their website to read more about our interview.


  • Aug
  • 06
  • 2013

scones for eid breakfast anyone?

Eid is tomorrow In Sha Allah! As we say goodbye to Ramadan (In Sha Allah, this wont be our last Ramadan) we say hello again to Eid. As sad as I am to leave the holy month of Ramadan, I am also equally excited to welcome Eid. I have everything ready, from kids dresses to shoes, to presents and the list goes on!

Do you tend to cook/bake on the morning of Eid? What is your typical Eid breakfast? Being a malay, in my culture, we’d wake up with a feast. Usually there’s rendang, lontong and sooooo many kuih raya (Eid cookies) to choose from. But since I’m a busy wife and mother, living abroad + my small little family is not used to eating a huge breakfast, I’d choose scones as the next best thing! These babies are done and dusted in under 30minutes (from start to finish) so you know you wont be late for your Eid prayers.

These scones are extremely soft! Thanks to my Italian brother in law for recommending the recipe to us.

Scones are best served warm straight out of the oven with strawberry jam and cream…mmm yum!

 

 

RECIPE FOR SOFT PLAIN SCONES
Adapted from Cooking from the heart

Serves: 12
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 10-12 mins

 

Ingredients

3 cups self-raising flour
4 tsp icing sugar
1 ½ tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
½ cup single cream
2/3 cup milk
1/4 cup cup hot water
Whipped cream (simply whip thickened cream)
Strawberry Jam

 

Method

1. Preheat the oven to 230°C.

2. Sift all dry ingredients into a bowl 6 times to aerate.

3. Make a well in the centre and add the cream, milk and water. Mix with a knife. The ingredients should come together easily without too much effort. If the mixture is too stiff add more milk, but don’t overwork or the scones will be tough.

4. Turn the dough out on a well-floured surface. Flour your hands lightly and shape the dough into a ball before patting down gently to a height of 3cm. Cut with a 6cm pastry cutter, being careful not to twist the cutter, and place each scone barely touching one another onto a baking tray lined with baking paper.

5. Place in the oven for 10-12 minutes until risen and just browned on top. Serve warm with whipped cream and strawberry jam!

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