Way back before we moved to Saudi, I found this awesome cotton fabric at Joann’s:
As soon as my daughter saw it she was in love. With it being a bit of a heavy cotton I had no idea what to do with it, so I just bought a couple of yards and held on to it until inspiration struck. Finally, after at least five months of it sitting around, I decided it would have to be a skirt. There was no other option, a dress wouldn’t drape at all, a pillow would get ruined in about two nights, and I don’t have a clue how to make a pair of shorts using only a serger.
Oh yeah, I should have mentioned that earlier…when we moved we packed light. As in only one-two suitcases per person. So, there I was with two yards of fabric, a zipper, and a serger that I bought after about five minutes of living here. A bit of brainstorming, lots of horrible drawing, and a few measurements later, I cut into the only Marvel fabric in the country. Somehow, I ended up with a skirt I am incredibly proud of. A cute little waistband, a zipper, and pleats for movement!
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Honestly, I’ve tried starting at least 4 blogs at this point. I have a feeling this will be the one that sticks.
Two months ago I found myself living in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. With an origination point of good ol’ North Carolina, USA, Saudi Arabia is quite the change. Back in NC I had a photography business, incredible friends, a knack for thrifty shopping,all kinds of hobbies, and two kids to (over)fill my time. Now, I still have the kids, and I still love everything else I mentioned above, but there is one huge difference here…I can’t drive. Not in a “I should really get my KSA driver’s license so I can drive” way, but a “women are not legally allowed to drive in this country” way. For the first time in years, I am stuck at home all day long. No running out to the fabric store to grab a random pack of buttons, or running to Wal-Mart to pick up a bag of chips and mascara, or even running out to Target to buy “shampoo”.
This leaves me with all kinds of free time. The kids and I spend up to two hours a day at the park, every day! I find myself cooking and cleaning more than I have ever had a chance to do in my life. After all that, I still have an hour plus everyday just watching the clock…enter this blog.
An American Kat in Jeddah is my way to keep my sanity. A place to share recipes, artsy-craftsy projects, the awesomeness of my kids, and some of our Jeddah adventures.
Here’s to the future!