Thursday, July 29, 2010

Follow Me Friday


Yepeeee its Friday today! tomorrow will bring a great week end along with some amazing new followers for your blog..................

Its Follow Me Friday (hosted by Still on the verge) This is a great way to find new blogs and make new friends and get new followers. Here is all you have to do:
* Please make a post about Follow Me Friday
* Grab the Follow Me Friday badge(you can get the HTML code from the host site)
* Put the badge in your post so others know to comment and follow
* Spread the word and get others to join!
* Sign in below
* Find new friends and let them know where you found them from.
The rules are: there are NO rules. Follow as
many or as few as you would like.

so what are you waiting for go to this great blog STILL ON THE VERGE and become a part of Follow me Friday ! and please dont forget ME :) take care and have a great weekend

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Yoyo Ribbon flowers Tutorial

A very easy and quick project yet the results are beautiful.....


  • Scrappy fabric circles
  • coordinating colored ribbons
  • needle and thread
  • pony tail holders (if you want to use these flowers on pony tails)
  • scissors
  • buttons or beads for the center


slightly fold the edges of the fabric circle

now with the help of the needle and thread sew all around the edges using running stitch,

care fully pull the thread
and you will end up making a yoyo ,secure the thread and break it off .

singe the edges of the ribbon with the help of a candle flame and sew along one side again using running stitch and pull ......

until a round shaped flower is formed secure and break the thread.

Assemble the flower by adding the ribbon on top of the yoyo and putting a white bead or button in the center ,stitch them together with the help of needle and thread and you are done .

Use these little beauties on pony tail holders,

OR on a wrist band

or simply add a safety pin at the back and make a brooch out of it ..... if you make any then do show them to me :) ,have a great day


Monday, July 19, 2010

Be aware of the neck collar sores in pet dogs

About an year and a half ago when we bought Sasha, she was just four months old and with a lot of behavior problems .At pet shop she was really upset with a complete stranger(the shop keeper) so she tried her best to free her self and in this struggle she learned how to slide her head out of the neck collar so the pet shop owner had to tie the neck collar as tight as possible to get hold of her .The wise shop keeper who was very much willing to sell dogs never realized that he is in a desperate need of a cage to hold such big and power full animals,it also took me a while to learn how to control her but once she realized that i am the friend she is the most loving pet i have ever had (look at the sweet look on her face when i am patting her head ... trust me she does not look that sweet all the times :)........) .Sasha is my first ever dog! had no previous experience of dog keeping .The second day when we brought her home i realized that when we try to get hold of her by the chain that was attached to her collar she would become very rest less and would behave very strangely i had a feeling that may be her neck collar is hurting her so i opened it up ....Oh my GOD .....that was the most pain full sight i had ever seen,the poor thing was having a big soar on her skin under the collar ,the tight collar caused continues trauma to her skin and eventually became the reason for the injury, we had to remove the collar and kept her on our covered terrace , treated the injury with skin ointments ,gave her anti biotics in milk (thanks to my hubby who is a Doctor) and she was all well in 2 weeks .

Sasha is our watch dog and is quite aggressive too, with young kids around we have to be care full and have to tie her up from time to time but now we take care of the following 2 rules
  • the collar should be loose enough to rotate in the neck of the dog .
  • take the collar off every night so the skin have a chance to recover naturally .
Sasha is 1 and a half years old now and just by observing the above simple rules she never had a neck collar injury again . :)

Friday, July 9, 2010

The corn husk flowers tutorial

The texture and feel of the corn husk has always inspired me, i always wanted to experiment with it in a totally new way so hears my latest creation " THE CORN HUSK FLOWERS"
(Corn husk is the cover of leaves that encases the corn ).

  • corn husk
  • bending wire
  • floral tape
  • cotton thread
  • artificial plastic leaves

just boil the corn along with the husk for 10 to 15 minutes to make the leaves soft and manageable ,now separate the leaves from the corn and cut them into rectangles of different sizes

Turn and twist the wire in such a way that a loop is formed at the top.

Fold the husk rectangles in half keeping in mind that the direction of the grain should be vertical.

Now take a small rectangle (folded in half )and start rolling it around the wire loop and secure it by winding cotton thread to it tightly.

Add occasional pleats in the lower ends of the petals, this will help to give a more blooming effect to your flower.

Tie each and every petal with the thread separately.

Gradually add larger petals to the flower.

Keep on adding petals until you are satisfied with the bloom of the flower.

This is how the flower would be looking from the bottom.

Cover the lower parts of the petal and the thread with floral tape and continue to cover the wire as well.

add the leaves to to the wire and thats all you are done now its up to you that you want to make a single flower of a whole basket for some dry arrangements.

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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

chicken rice PULAO (the easy recipe)

Pulao is a hot favorite dish of Pakistan and its pritty simple to make
  • onions .................................. 1 medium chopped
  • tomatoes...........................2 chopped
  • garlic .................................2 cloves crushed
  • oil ......................................half cup
  • chicken ................................ half KG
  • rice ......................................2cups( socked in water for half an hour)
  • black pepper whole ..........5 to 6
  • cloves whole ......................2 to 3
  • cumin seed ........................1tea spoon
  • sinamen whole ..................1 inch piece(broken)
  • black pepper powder .......half tea spoon
  • chicken stalk..................................4 cups
  • salt................................................... to taste
  • Garam misala powder .................half tea spoon
put water ,chicken garlic and salt in a pan boil until the chicken is tender ,measure the chicken stalk with the help of a cup it should be 4 cups if less then that then add some water .

In a separate wide pan add the chopped onions and the oil and fry until the onions turn golden brown

now add boiled chicken and fry for 2 to 3 minitues

add chopped tomatoes and all other spices except Garam Misala powder stir for a while until the tomatoes are fully cooked
add the 4 cup chicken stalk to it and let it boilalso add the socked rice to boiling stalk cook for 5 minutes stirring with a spoon occasionally until a thin layer of stalk is left over the rice (see the picture above).Now is the time to add the garam missala powder and cover the pan with the lid and slow down the heat to minimum and let it cook (with the lid on )for another 15 minutes,please don't remove the lid during these 15 minutes ....... thats it your tasty Chicken rice Pulao is ready

after 15 minutes

eat !

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

arts crafts n hobbies first award

i am so happy to share this news with you all that Rachel aka Parajunkee of has given me a sunshine award well this is a big big honer for me thank you so much for making my day so full of excitement .

To claim this award all you have to do is make a post thanking the person who gave it to you and pass it along to 12 other blogs that bring Sunshine to your life.

As a gesture of thanks i would like to pass this award to the following blogs(in no particular order) for bringing a ray of sunshine in my life ... Thank You All :)

  1. some needful things
  2. fowl single file
  3. blogger chix designs
  4. tea rose home
  5. blue cricket design
  6. hand made mommy
  7. star dust shoes
  8. ruffles and roses
  9. crafts on my side of the room
  10. made
  11. lia's crafty journy
  12. pick up some creativity


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