Bismillah...I don't have a lot of "womanly" skills. Well, I don't feel that I do. I don't sew, or knit (I kinda know how), and I actually do not enjoy doing most of the things I do at home (laundry, dishes etc).
My list of house-hold dislikes is longer than my list of likes, but I try to balance it out with my charm, lol.
One of Chasing Rainbow's contributors, Amalia, loves to cross-stitch, and I just had to share some of her work here.
Here's what Amalia had to say about her favorite hobby:
I love making personalised baby gifts. There is no more exciting time that when you are expecting a new addition to the family and I love making something especially for the new arrival.
Since I enjoy sewing I often make the parents to be a gift that will be practical and cute! My favourite things to make are personalised onesies and comfort toys.
My favourite type of sewing is cross stitch and a few years ago I discovered a material called waste canvas. It is a special kind of aida that you can tack onto and fabric you wish to personalise. Then you can easily cross stitch your design onto the aida.
When the design is complete, you simply dampen the aida and material and pull away at the strands of waste canvas. The cross stitch is then left behind on your chosen material and voila! A personalised gift for the new little one!!
Here are a couple of things I have made recently for friends.