Monday, 30 June 2014

Ramadan Gift Baskets ....

Ramadan Mubarak to you all :)

 One of the things I wanted to accomplish this Ramadan was starting a few traditions in our home, getting the girls excited about Ramadan the meaning and a better understanding of the reason Why this month is so special to Muslims.

When I did a search on Pinterest  (because where else do you go when you need some creative inspiration?) I found these awesome Gift Baskets and  i knew I wanted to re-create those for my girls too :)

The contents of each baskets where very similar I just changed the colours up to suit each of my daughters, the older 2 (12,10) had exactly the same and the younger 2 (7,3) had very similar also..

Contents ~ Younger age basket 

  • Ramadan Activity set by the Muslim Sticker Company 
  • Art Journal
  • Colours
  • Stickers
  • Bubbles
  • Paper lantern (to decorate and hang)
  • Paper Garland (to colour and hang) Ramadan Joy
  • Prayer Beads ~ Check out my simple DIY 
  • I also found a Black soap holder , which I thought they could decorate to look like the Kabba
  • Embriodery hoop and fabric 

Contents ~ Older Age Basket 

  • Ramadan Fasting Chart set by the Muslim Sticker Company 
  • Art Journal
  • Water Colours
  • Stickers
  • Bubbles
  • Paper lantern (to decorate and hang)
  • Paper Garland (to colour and hang) Ramadan Joy
  • Prayer Beads ~ Check out my simple DIY 
  • I also found a Black soap holder , which I thought they could decorate to look like the Kabba
  • Embriodery hoop and fabric 

My girls loved them !!! I definitely think these will be a new tradition and I am looking forward to creating with them this Ramadan whilst we discuss what Ramadan means to us ..

Saturday, 28 June 2014

Sugar Cookie Recipes ....

Chewy Sugar Cookies ~ Add a Pinch
Sugar Cookies ~ Our Best Bites 
Simple Sugar Cookies ~ Completely Delicious 

I am looking forward to making some Ramadan/Eid cookies with my girls, so I thought I would share these simple recipes with you too ..

You could quite easily change the simple recipe, by adding lemon , almonds or coco to create a different flavour. 

Happy baking :) 

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Re-usable Favour Bags (Ramadan Makes)

I am busy working on the girls Ramadan Gift Baskets , I wanted to make sure that they have enough activities to help keep them occupied, whilst helping them reflect on this blessed month.

So one of the items that I wanted to include was beads, so they could make their own prayer beads.

It was so much cheaper for me to buy a big box of beads and divide them in to 4 piles, rather than buying 4 individual packets, which lead me onto this quick DIY , re-usable favour/gift bags.

The great thing about these cotton bags is that they can easily be sewn for gifts and then re-used, the hardest part is choosing the fabric :)


  • Fabric
  • Ribbon, Ric Rac or Pom Poms 
  • Pins
  • Sewing Machine 
  • Iron 


  • Cut your fabric ( I cut mine 6" x 14" but you can customise your size).
  • Fold the fabric in half , right sides together 
  • iron, turn over the 6" edges iron to keep the fold in place , you could also pin .. This helps to create a neat finish to the tops.

  • Add any trim across the 6" edge, sew in place 
  • Fold right sides together , pin in place 
  • sew down the two open sides
  • turn right side out 
  • iron 
  • cut ribbon for the bow
  • Add your treats :) 

I added some tags on to each of the bags .... Cute

I hope that you enjoyed this quick DIY !! It is definetley an achievable "nap time" project ..

Linking up @ Live Laugh Rowe  , Sew Can Do

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Blogging Tips and Finding my Voice

Even though my new blog "Oh So Peachy" is less than a week old, I wouldn't consider myself as a blogging newbie. I have been blogging for almost 4 years !!

I have experimented with various blog platforms, designs and names ... each time learning a little more as i go. During my break from blogging from February this year until now I decided that I wanted to find my own voice and share what I love , up until now I never spoke about my religion or the fact that I am a Muslim revert and that I am practising Muslim and have been for the past 6 years Alhamduliallah  ..

So after looking for Muslim mom's voice in the blogsphere, I decided to change the direction of my own blog to fit that bill !!

My aim for Oh So Peachy , is to create a space for like minded Muslim and non-Muslim Moms to come together , relate to each other, share ideas and to create friendships and inspiration .. Insha'Allah 

The most important thing that i have learned these past 4 years is that you have to be true to yourself, blog about what makes you happy !!

I found this awesome "Pin" on Pinterest which i thought i would share with you  !!

Are you new to blogging ?? Do you have any tips you would like to share ??? 

Leave us a comment below :) 


Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Fun Ramadan Craft Ideas for Kids ..

With Ramadan less than a week away, I thought it would be fun to share with you some fun and simple Ramadan Craft activities to enjoy with your children ..

Ramadan Decor ~ Ramadan Joy 
Paper Punch-Out Lanterns ~ Kids Activity Blog 
Eid Cookies ~ Ode to Inspiration
Numbered Flag Garland ~ Ramadan Joy 

I really want to try having a go at a few of theses activities with my girls, I love homemade decor, I think it would be the perfect start of making our own traditions too, Insha'Allah ..

How are you starting to prepare for Ramadan ??

Claire x

Saturday, 21 June 2014

Salaam and welcome :)

Its been almost 4 months since I last blogged !!  To be honest I think I needed the break, time to re-evaluate content and purpose ..

Since I last blogged I have changed my blogs name and look :) something fresh and something that represents my life ..

What you can expect from me , still plenty of creativeness either DIY projects, sewing, recipes ect ..I will also be sharing more of my thoughts about being a Muslim revert and full time mommy !!

With Ramadhan quickly approaching I will be sharing with you some DIY decorations, ideas and inspiration.. 

I want this blog to be a place where we can connect, discuss and get to know each other so please feel free to share your thoughts and feelings in the comments below ..

So with Ramadhan just around the corner I would love to know if you have any family traditions ??

Claire xox