Thursday, 29 January 2009

How About This?

By Mabi Azefor Fominyen

I was at the market the other day when my eyes fell on this 'Winnie the pooh' fabric.

I bought it and I was inspired to sew a few items using the fabric.

I would like to call them "Winnie The Pooh bedroom accessories for kids" designed by MABI.

Winnie the Pooh shelve-cover (below)

Curtain for kids' bed-room(above)
kids' bedsheets, pillow/bed-cover (above)

Another curtain (above)

kids would love this!

Monday, 26 January 2009

I Thought It Looked Good!

By Mabi Azefor Fominyen

I love to put my imagination to test.

Often I am amazed at the things I end up designing.

A dress, a skirt, a blouse, hats, throw pillows and now these hand-made wall pieces.

It takes a bit of imagination and creativity plus material.

Once I finished, I put them up on the walls of my living room and I thought they looked good .
Black and white wall -mats on a white-background! Not a bad idea at all.

As days go by, I am tempted to do more!

How about you?

Tuesday, 20 January 2009

"It Happened"

By Mabi Azefor Fominyen

And so it happened.

Barack Obama was sworn in at 12:05 pm ET . Tuesday.

His inaugural speech touched on a myriad of issues.
The challenges that await America, the situation in Iraq, the re-making of America......
"Our challenges may be new...."

Among other things he talked about some moments that have defined the times in America.The economy which needs bold and swift action.
Words like faith, hope over fear, freedom, strength of a nation , hard work, honesty, stood out clearly as he went on.

"What is required from all of us now is a new era of responsibility" Obama told his people.

Other highlights of the event included the song by the legendary soul singer Aretha Franklin "My Country Tis Of Thee" . The Poem read out by Elizabeth Alexanda an American poet . The thought-provoking words of prayer from the clergy.

Of course I can't fail to mention the two Obama girls plus Mum, all looked splendid. As I watched them I wondered what must have been going through their minds as Dad- Barack Obama took the oath of office.


By Mabi Azefor Fominyen

My eyes have been glued to my TV set all day.

I do not want to miss a moment. It is thrilling! All of these side stories about the inauguration, make it look like fun.

Imagine: CNN announcing that Michelle and Barack Obama just had coffee with Laura and George Bush at the White House! Not many transitions happen like that in my dear Africa. Hope it comes to be. At least the Ghanaians made a step towards that.

But did you see Michelle's dress as the Presidential couples stepped out for a photo scene!

Thanks to CNN photos for the one on this post

And the coverage continues!


By Mabi Azefor Fominyen

Temperatures read 20°C in Washington DC this January 20 2009. Yet the crowd is braving it. "Yes we can"many are shouting and waving the American flag with pride. Many have covered thousands of kilometers to be part of a great moment. Part of history indeed.

Yes Barack Obama is America's 44th President. Yes he is black.US polls show most African Americans see this as a realisation of Martin Luther King Jr's vision.

There is no doubt this day means different things to different people and communities.
It's a moment of joy
A moment of hope.
A moment of love.
A moment of patriotism .
A moment to put on the OBAMA T-shirt or hat.

Many people have gone to the inauguration ground to catch a glimpse of Obama.Others to immortalise the event.

Thousands more are glued to their TV screens? others to their radio sets. Some are using search engines on the Internet for the latest.

According to CNN all twenty-nine thousand hotel rooms in Washington DC are fully booked for the event.Traffic is tight. Security measures as well .

From the look of things, there's so much enthusiasm in the air. There's hope in the horizon. Aspirations are high. The world is waiting! The people are expecting!Not just to have Obama take office as President but to see the so much heralded "change" come to the United States Of America and perhaps other parts of the world.

The incoming white house press secretary Robert Gibbs told CNN this morning, "Obama will be asking people to step-up and do more to change the country and take it to a better direction." He added that Obama will also talk about responsibilities- both for the citizens and financial institutions among other issues expected to feature in his inaugural speech.

Hopes are indeed very high.Obama is quite aware and "hopeful as ever". He will no doubt need to carry a huge dose of hope along to the white house to accomplish his daunting task.

Let's party as he becomes America's 44th President.