Monday, 29 September 2014

I completed the 12 Mile Bike Ride Challenge for Frimley Park Hospital Charity for the Breast Cancer Unit

Back home and recovering from the 12 mile Bike ride for Frimley Park Hospital Charity for their Breast Cancer Unit. I have so far raised £197.00, hopefully will be a bit more by the end of the week. The bike ride took me 1 hour and 24 minutes. Thank you to everyone who have donated and have been supporting me and encouraging me through this as was dreading it!! If you still would like to donate now that I have completed the challenge you can still give to
 — feeling awesome.
Finished my 12 miles and feel proud of what I have achieved and raised £280.00

Start of the race

The start of the race

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Thread a festival of Textiles 2014

The Farnham Textile Network which I am a member of will be at Thread a festival of Textiles come along and say hello we will be in the Crypt.
Friday 26 September 2014, 12pm-6pm
Saturday 27 September 2014, 10am-5pm
Tickets: £5 inadvance*, £7.50 on the door, under 15s free
thread…a festival of textiles is a showcase for the many and varied textile notions. Hear expert talks, attend a range of workshops, see demonstrations by local guilds and be inspired by exhibitions of contemporary textile work. Browse a marketplace bustling with artisan fabrics, haberdashery, handcrafted textiles and enjoy meeting the artists who create them.
We will be publishing information about the talks, workshops and exhibitions programme below so please keep checking back for updates, announcements and new additions!

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Cycling a 12 mile bike race raising money for Frimley park hospital breast cancer unit.

Dear all,
On Sunday 28th September, I will be cycling a 12 mile bike race raising money for Frimley park hospital breast cancer unit. If you can give as little as a £1 I would appreciate your help in supporting our local hospital and making this event a memorable one.
Here is a link to my fund-raising page.....
Thank you in anticipation !!
Kaniez xxx

Thursday, 18 September 2014

First Meeting at the Craft Cafe in Camberley

What a great evening we had at the Craft Cafe. A good turn out for the first meeting. Lots of sewing, sticking and assembling going on and lots of chatting. Look what some of are lovely ladies made from the card and button brooch kits. Well done!!
Lovely button brooch made by one of the ladies this evening

Lovely Card Kits and Button Brooches that are lovely
ladies made this evening

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

The Craft Cafe opens its doors 18th September 2014 7.30 pm

Quick reminder that The Craft Cafe is on tomorrow evening, 7.30 pm at La-di-da Cupcake Co, Park Street. Drop by, even if it's only for a quick hello we look forward to meeting you! I will be bringing some button brooch kits to get your teeth into. Get your needles at the ready! .I have made up 5 kits available to purchase tomorrow night. They cost £2.50 each and contain everything you will need to recreate the design or put your own spin on it. Here is a sneak peek......

Button Brooches

Monday, 15 September 2014

The Craft Cafe has its own Facebook page

The Craft Cafe has its own page on face book, if you would like to get involved and come to the Craft Cafe - Camberley like the page and you will get updates. 

Our first meeting will be held on 18th September 2014, 7:30pm at La-Di-Da Cupcake, Park Street, Camberley.

Facebook Page is Craft Cafe -Camberley

Kaniez Abdi beads at London Fashion Week for S/S 2015

Three Days at Pringle of Scotland Headquarters, I can now reveal the pieces I and partner in crime Yasmeen Kreebani Branton worked on and beaded for London Fashion week. Nice to see the finished product all the hard work was worth while!

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Back in London and seeing some fabulous interiors

Working in London at Pringle of Scotland Headquarters. I am working on the latest collection which will go on the catwalk on Sunday evening doing some embroidery.

Love being back in the big smoke seeing new ideas and inspiration.

Today I saw this fabulous over-sized Lampshade with Fringe trim very burlesque and then a super cool and modern interior with apple green molded seating and lampshades in string molded into a spheres. Love !!

Over Sized Burlesque Style Lampshades 

Cool Apple Green Plastic Chairs with transparent sphere
string Lampshades

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Wonderful colorful cities inspiring images

Wonderful colorful cities as the summer ends and we go into Autumn this makes you feel like escaping to warmer and sunnier climates.

The Craft Cafe Project

Dear all arty and crafty folks,

Some friends and I are launching a new project called the 'Craft Cafe'. This a fortnightly group for creative people of all levels and skill sets and we would love for you to join us! 

Our first meeting will be held on 18th September, 7:30 pm at La-Di-Da Cupcake, Park Street, Camberley. 

The idea is that you bring along any project that you are working on, drawing, knitting, card making...whatever and just work on that whilst hanging out with some other crafty/creative people. It's a chance to meet some new friends, share your talents and maybe discover some new ones. 

You don't need to be an expert just enthusiastic! If you don't have a project on the go at the moment, please come along anyway and see what we are all about. Tea and coffee will be available, hope to see you there!

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Short deadlines always happens in my textile world!

Kids went back to school and I was briefed on a new project. Thought I may have a bit of time to complete the project, but a couple of days to complete the first faze. Currently burning the midnight oil, my work is very time consuming, so this will be a tall order but I am up for the challenge and I will do it! 
Making a grid template working it out before I start
on the fabric