Friday, 10 April 2009

Charity cards

I have been thinking about crafting and realised I often feel guilty about the time and money spent on my card-making and jewellery making (although most of the materials are recycled or second-hand). I often think that the time and money would be better spent in ibadah (worship) and charity. But then I think our leisure time and creative time is for us to rest, unwind and grow. I was thinking of selling them in my brother-in-law’s shop and donating the money somewhere. I was about to put this idea to Kooky Little Sis, when she asked me if she could have some cards for a charity event she is planning. I definitely think that sometimes we make a good intention and Allah (SWT) makes it easy for us to fulfil. At the same time, I have also had some serendipitous luck and received vouchers from work for HobbyCraft and WHSmiths, which I enjoyed spending on a Sunday afternoon with Fashionista Sister kindly ferrying me around.

So, I am enjoying making my cards, guilt-free despite the mother-in-law not looking very impressed and hubby sighing loudly to get me off the computer table (that’s where I do my crafting since he stuck his fish tank in the space my craft area was meant to go).

The money raised will be for children in Gaza and the pledge made by Kooks and her friend is £5,000 mash’Allah. The event will be a charity fashion show and bazaar in Whitechapel, more info nearer the time.


  1. Assalamualikum,

    MASHAllah.Lucky you-))

  2. Assalamu alaykum,
    cards looks splendid as usual! I love the one with the butterflies. Great idea for the charity event. I will look our for it, you never know I may finally get to know you at the charity event, insh'Allah and it would be such a pleasure mash'Allah!
    Wa alaykum assalam

  3. Assalaamu Alaikum,
    As you know, I'm a huge fan of your work and these are gorgeous masha'Allah :-)

    Take care,

  4. Awesome for charity!

    But hon you can totally get some nice cash flow (helps ease the guilt of time money spent) by selling these to a reputiable Islamic Company....
    A second more lovable job ;)

    But masha'ALlah for helping to raise money for Gaza!!!