Saturday, June 25, 2011

Turtle Green Napkin Holders

It's amazing what a few pieces of wood and some plastic bags can create, i designed three cool napkin holders for Turtle Green Tea Bar that i just finished, at this moment exactly, that's how excited i am to show the world :P
 a lot of you know that i fuse plastic bags to create some cool items, here i used colorful ones to stick to the identity of the place..

Princess Taghreed Institute upcycling program

i've been working with the Princess Taghreed Institute for Arts and Handicrafts development, the organization supports orphans and the underprivileged to secure their careers and provide them with constant sources of income through their work on one of the institute’s crafts, i'm now teaching them everything i've done last year, i needed more than just creating something and selling it, i felt there's no point, of course i want my products to be mass produced and i also want other people to benefit from making them, so far we have worked on the upcycled leather jewellery and newspaper crafts and other projects that i will post later, i hope that when we have enough items we will launch a small exhibition for people to come and support them.

Wa3ed working on the leather rings

Farida enjoying her time :)

zikrayat's rings

the girls working

all the rings and bracelets

the bracelets

upcycled leather rings

Crocheted t-shirts

I learned how to crochet by watching a few youtube videos it's very easy and the options you get are endless, to learn how to crochet follow this link, it teaches you step by step instructions for single and double crochet, i hope you enjoy it and here's what i did with some t-shirts i got from Abdali Market, a t-shirt is only 1 or 2 JDs


t-shirt coasters

t-shirt coasters

t-shirt rug

close-up on rug

dress made 100 % out of re-used t-shirts, perfect for summer

close-up on the dress