Simply Chaos

simply triying to organize my chaotic life…

Thrifty Saturday September 18, 2010

Filed under: Delft Blauw,Kitchen Stuff,Thrifty — Zita @ 4:25 pm

I don’t know what it is exactly, but when I was in Holland, I was never interested in Delft Blue pottery but when I live abroad I suddenly develop this soft spot for them, of course the “real” ones, not ones they sell in big buckets in Kalverstraat (souvenirs street in Amsterdam).

When I saw  this “huisje” looking lonely on the rack, I knew I had to to have it, AllhamdulliLlah it stands now nicely  in my books shelf🙂

Anyhow today was good thrifting, I got the “huisje”, a pyrex bowl, some fabrics and knitted mats.


Eid Day September 16, 2010

Filed under: Eid,kids — Zita @ 8:15 am


I know it’s a belated post, but my internet connection has been giving me a hard time lately, so here is my Eid post.

Made two cakes…visits two houses… the big man is not with us yet…no presents for the kids just new clothes, Alhamdullilah. It’s was A good Eid but we had better ones… Hopefully next year will be better Insya’Allah.

Now, I’m just trying hard to keep up with my prays and Qur’an reading…don’t want to go down the hill.


TaqabalAllah Mina wa Minkum… September 9, 2010

Filed under: Crafty,Eid — Zita @ 7:43 pm


Saturday Again September 4, 2010

Filed under: Eid,kids,Ramadhan,Thrifty — Zita @ 5:48 pm

Not many  founds today, some of the places still have the same things as last week… mmhh, at least the kids are happy with their toy soldiers and the vase is perfect for Eid  fresh flowers.

The green flowery single duvet cover, I haven’t decided yet what I’m going to do with it, but the white table-cloth… I think I’m going to make it the back of my next quilt project🙂


Some Results September 2, 2010

Filed under: Crafty,Eid,kids,Sewing — Zita @ 4:48 pm

The first thing I made for my Eid sewing project is my praying clothes… I have 2 of them (well, now 3) which are already worn out , and this fabric was just screaming to be made to praying clothes.

I made an Eid Garland which makes the little man so excited… “Let’s have Eid Party, lets bake Eid cake, Can I invite all of my friends? Shall I make a list now…and so on…and on”

To continue I  think insya’Allah I’m going to make another decoration item (?) and matching wear for me and little lady…


Time to Decorate August 31, 2010

Filed under: Crafty,kids,Ramadhan,Sewing — Zita @ 2:17 pm

Yippie… We’re almost there, already 1/3 of Ramadhan, time to decorate… my house and my children😉 .  Hopefully my sewing machine doesn’t mind working hard.


Thrifty and A Splurge… August 28, 2010

Filed under: kids,Kitchen Stuff,Ramadhan,Thrifty — Zita @ 5:22 pm

Alright today was supposed to be my thrifty day but when I went  in the town centre I saw this massive ad at Debenhams saying “40% off  all Le Crueset”. I couldn’t resist  to come in. I had always want to have one…yes… just one *for now*… so there I was…standing and trying to make up my mind…I confess I wanted all of them, but finally I took the small oval 25″ blue casserole pot… I know it’s a big splurge for me… but hey… that’s my Eid present for my self (since no-one’s going to give me one )…hehe…

Afterward, as you might already guess I don’t have much more left to spend even for thrifty things, but I found this super cute pyrex with lid and the little lady was mesmerized by this dinosaur pop-up, so I guess spending  £3  more wouldn’t hurt that much.

Btw got a new post over at Simplicious🙂