I come home from school on a regular day and find that my mom has created a brand new piece. She would always find the inspiration to create magically beautiful home deco items, like tissues box covers, baskets and even embroidery. I always loved seeing her do her magic.
Flash forward go 1987, 15 year old me was living in the UK and had inherited my mother’s passion for arts and craft. I taught myself from books as I struggled between Arabic and English, while raising my children at the same time. I also taught myself crochet and knitting. It was difficult, but it was a truly fulfilling experience.
I was always fond of antiques and Victorian style craft work made from laces and ribbon, so I started a dress making shop I affectionately named ‘LACE ART’. However, my passion for colors and brushes kept bubbling and my sister eventually encouraged me to open a shop in the pursuit of my true passion. That was when we opened Crafty Cottage together.
I enjoyed every moment as I attended workshops while raising my two daughters at the same time. Today, I have two beautiful daughters and both of them are artists.
Today, we are a complete family of artists!
Our mission is to enhance and empower amateurs and artists to develop their creativity through access to education and professional independence. We are committed to teach and enhance artistic appreciation and expression, through professional instructors and role models. To provide ideas, skills and inspiration in a fun and safe environment.