Sunday, January 29, 2012


My father passed away yesterday at the young age of 69.

Since 2003 he has been fighting cancer that started in his lungs, moved on to his brain, and returned to stay in his lungs. He was funny, loving, caring and I will miss him dearly. While I am sad that he is gone, I can take solace in knowing he got to visit his beloved Libya after being away from it for more then 30 years. And for all his fighting in the revolution, I am happy he got to see the removal of Gaddafi while he was in Libya. I am so proud to be his daughter.

As my brother lovely said the other day: If I was twice as awesome as I am, I still wouldn't be half as awesome as dad!

Please make du'a for my family to pass this difficult time.


Foz said...
Inna Lillahi wa inna illayhi rajioon.

So sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my duas
Connie Mitan said...
I may not know of the traditions you hold for the passing of a loved one, but I will certainly light a candle for your father's memory and to send healing and comforting thoughts to your family. It's the least I can do.
Sandra's Fiberworks said...
So sorry. Only reading this now. My own dad died years ago, but I can close my eyes and envision him as if he were still just in the next room. My heart goes out to you.
julietcaesar said...
I'm so sorry for your loss. I'll be making dua for you and your family.

Thursday, January 19, 2012


Here is a very easy top that does not take a lot of supplies to make.

paper plate
coloring utensils

1.punch a hole (with the pencel)in the paper plate.

2.color plate.

3.push pencil through hole.

4.tape pencil in place.


Monday, January 16, 2012

New Arabic Alphabet Magnets

Today I listed my Arabic alphabet magnets in my Zibbet shop.

I had hoped that my next product in my Arabic Animal Alphabet line was going to be the flashcards, but I've been having a heck of a time finding a printer for the type of paper I want. It needs to be sturdy so the kids can't tear them and durable enough for toddler's mouths.

While I'm still doing the reasearch, I went ahead and made these Arabic alpahbet magnets out of the letters from the alphabet poster. I took the five primary colours of the poster and used those as my palette so that the overall line would still stay in coheasion with the rest of the products.

I'd love to hear feedback on these magnets.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

QasiMadHandicrafts Interview

Tell us a bit about yourself?
Hi. I am Mohammed Salahkar, a person who has been surrounded by wonderful art works since his childhood. Currently I am a business student and running a small handicrafts business on Etsy.

Apart from being ‘creative’ what do you do?
I love to travel, eat, hangout and enjoy every moment I am bestowed with.

What inspires you to do the kind of work you do?
Its all about spreading happiness and beauty around the globe...

Do you look up to anyone? Who? Why?
I look towards my father, my biggest support and inspiration.

What other passions do you have in your life?
I plan to expand my handicraft business and amaze the entire world with the extraordinary handicraft products Pakistani artisans excel in.

How do you promote your work?
I promote my work through online and offline marketing channels. I don't follow any specific framework in doing so. Currently I am looking forward towards buyers who are willing to work as partners in Handicrafts business.

In the future I’d like to be… Businessman

Sunday, January 1, 2012

My daughters' work is for sale

My three daughters are entering the Art Challange for the Kids over on Zibbet. They spent the winter break making artwork and decided to submit these three pieces. All three are for sale on my Zibbet shop. Here are the submissions:

If you like them and would like to be their first online sale, feel free to purchase them. I promised to pay their paypal transation fee so they can keep all their money. They hope to spend it at McDonald's book exchange!