Skip to main content

Review | Deen Creations- Islamic Cross Stitch Kit

Assalaamu alaikum,

Hope you are all in the best of health & imaan inshaAllah.

Are you looking for a hobbie? Cross stitching might be just what you need over the long summer days. I was recently sent a cross stitch kit from a company called Deen Creations who sell cross stitch kits for beginner and intermediate cross stitchers (if thats what they're called). To be honest I'm not actually that great at sewing but I would like to think I was artistic or creative because I Love painting! So I thought I would give this a go and let you guys know about it too.

The package came neatly packaged with all these bits and bobs that are required to get going with the design. I asked for an easy design because I had never done cross stitching before.

The kit included:
  • cross stitch instructions, 
  • a coloured chart, 
  • a gold needle, 
  • thread, 
  • aida (material)
  • aperture card and envelope.
Everything was very well organised in the package down to the threads which were seperated into the colours on a piece of card.

Once finished the design can be glued onto the card and placed inside the envelope to give to someone as a gift which I thought was an amazing idea. Only minor thing I would say about the envelope is that it was folded when packaged so had a line down the middle, I personally would prefer the envelope to not be folded as it doesn't look nice when you want to give it to someone.

The instructions that came with the kit were not that easy to follow for me as someone who has never done any cross stitching, I did it wrong a couple of times and had to unstitch that part because I did it wrong. I realised that I quickly became inpatient and ended up leaving it, I couldn't finish the pattern because I became busy with organising the charity event and weddings we had to go to, so I think if I was doing it as a pass time during the summer when I wasn't busy then I probably would have been able to finish it. I would recommend clearer instructions and maybe actual photograph step by step rather than diagrams, I would also suggest maybe having video's on youtube or something so that people can watch how it's supposed to be done, I think that would have been most useful to someone like me.

At the moment Deen Creations has 5 different patterns and will be updating their collection with more patterns in the future inshaAllah. These would make perfect gifts for Eid, weddings and other special occasions, it shows that you have really put effort into the idea, the kit itself would also make a great gift for someone creative and wants to try something a little different. Once you have got the hang of the designs by Deen Creations you could even start making bigger and more complex pieces to decorate your home.

The customer service at Deen Creations is out of this world mashaAllah! It was a pleasure dealing with the sister and I would highly recommend this company to anyone looking for a hobby to someone looking for a unique gift.

Check out the Deen Creations FB page and check out their other designs.

Happy cross stitching!

Popular posts from this blog

Hijab Style's To Suit Your Face Shape

So you're trying to follow a hijab tutorial but your hijab just doesn't look like the person doing the tutorial, you get frustrated because you can't get it right. Well to be honest I don't think it's so much you getting it wrong, it may just be that the hijab style being demonstrated looks better on the person doing the tutorial due to the shape of that person's face. Just like when you need to get a haircut, when styling your hijab, you have to consider the shape of your face. I've had many people tell me that hijab doesn't 'suit' them because their face is too round, or their cheeks are too chubby, which is the reason why they don't wear hijab, in my opinion hijab suits everyone, you just have to figure out how to wear it to suit you. Contrary to what many think, hijab wasn't prescribed to make you look 'ugly' it is to make you look modest. In this post I have tried to look at some face shapes and find some hijab style i

Beauty Review | FW Beauty Skincare

I finally got around to writing up this much requested post on the products I bought from FWBeauty, the reason I haven't written something sooner is because I believe it's important to be using a skincare product for a while before reviewing it, as most skincare products don't give significant results after just one or two uses. I've been following the founders of FW Beauty Fatiha and Yasmine's journey online for a while now and I love seeing how successful they are becoming. They talk about their products with so much passion and confidence that I had to meet them in person and try out their skincare products. If you've been following me on Instagram you'll know that I attended the Muslim Lifestyle Show a few weeks ago and picked up the FW Beauty skincare products that I've been dying to try ever since I saw the glowing reviews. They had everything at a reduced price and I picked up the clear complexion bar, the gold elixir brightening facial

10 tips for your online hijab company

Assalaamu alaikum all! I have been having idea's about this post for a while but just didn't how to get my thoughts together so I'm not sure if this will be any good but here it goes anyway! So I don't run an online business of my own, I don't have a marketing degree nor am I an expert in running businesses but I've done my fair share of online shopping and have done reviews for online companies so I will give some tips from a consumer point of view inshaAllah, but please remember these are merely my views and not guaranteed to work Tip 1: Be Unique Do your research and check out other companies out there. At the moment the number of 'online hijab companies' have been growing and there are sooo many companies selling the exact same scarves & accessories claiming to be unique. If you want to be successful think up something different or take a unique angle on the hijab business idea. Brainstorm, pilot your ideas, find out what really