Arab Festival 2013 {Outing}

Recently, I had a booth at the Arab Festival, which occurred at the Seattle Center.  I was really excited to try out my new grid wall unit.

I had gotten eight walls at a sale this summer, along with about a dozen six inch hooks, four T-shirts holders and a lamp that was broken.  When I was at my monthly Crafting at Crossroads event, I mentioned to my friend Kacey (the super mom over at OnAWhimm) my excitement at using my new walls.  I also expressed concern at what to need to buy to be able to use the walls with my crafts.
So Kayce offers up her grid wall baskets to borrow.  How awesome is she?
I got to play around with layout of the wall for a few days.  I even payed my friends Laila, Oraib, and Jill in snacks and products to come over and re-arrange.  The best part of the brainstorm session was little adorable Maya, who just turned two, was reciting the animals on the Arabic Alphabet poster, in Arabic no less, in front of Jill, who spent over a year drawing them.  It was an amazing full circle moment.
After the grid wall unit got to where everyone was happy, I grabbed suitcases and packed it all with only a day to spare.  I didn’t end up using all the baskets and hooks, and also left two walls at home, but here is the finished product.
I’d love to hear what you think about it.
And if you want to come see it in person, consider this your reminder that the 7th Annual Homemade Harvest is coming up second Saturday in November.
Stop by A Crafty Arab on Pinterest to see how you can purchase these products for sale.



Startalk Arabic Camp

Today was my last day teaching Arabic art at the Startalk Arabic Camp at Aki
Kurose Middle School Academy in Seattle.
Seattle Public Schools Startalk 5 offered Beginning Arabic summer language
camps for elementary school students, grades 3-5 June 28-July 8 with July 4
off. The Arabic camp was designed for beginning speakers of the language and
students were introduced to modern standard Arabic and progress through
thematic units designed for young, beginning Arabic learners.

Since I concentrated on the Arabic arts, I decided to do an emphasis on
Ramadan, since it’s due to start next Friday. Here are the crafts we did at the
camp. I’ll be offering tutorials for these projects as part of the 2012 – 30
day Ramadan Crafty Challenge, so be sure to follow this blog to see them!

On our first day we made an Arabic clock

We also made a Star and Moon Mobile

For paper crafts, we made both Hanging Stars and Paper Lanterns

And today we finished off our crafty week  with some Eid lambs