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Really behind on posts

5 Feb

Assalaam Alaykum!

I’m here, just really busy with my kids, my daughter gives me no time to do tutorials! I have so many ideas and DIY tutorials planned but have yet to do them. She is almost 8 months and she doesn’t really like to stay with anyone, if she sees me it’s over and she cries for me and this makes it difficult for me to record a video or sew! I have sewn here and there but breaking the pattern doesn’t help. Insha’Allah she gets a little better and ill have posts for you soon!

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Thank you all for understanding, I miss working on my blog very much and can’t wait to start once again. Please keep me in your dua’s.

Zeba xx

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Quickly becoming a MUST HAVE!!!

19 Dec

The Dolman Sleeve Hoodie has become the Top Seller in our shop. This must have hoodie is affordable, loose and long, it’s perfect for those chilly nights ahead. Both colors are popular with our customers, our personal favorite is the grey hoodie, but who says you just have to pick one?! :)

I love to throw the grey hoodie on over my T-Shirt Dress after a hardcore work out at the gym. I designed this hoodie keeping in mind that it will be used for lounging around, working out or as a pull over after a work out. I wanted to make something ready to wear so that when you’re running out the door to throw out the trash or take the kids to school, it’ll be easy and simple. I love to keep warm and I think that the fabric of choice was perfect to keep you and I cozy.

Grey Hoodie $20 zebaramos.com

Grey Hoodie $20 zebaramos.com

x

Zeba

Our day in the CITY

13 Dec

Salaam everyone,

Last week Friday was an interesting day, I took my 3 year old and my almost 6 month old (today she is 6 months Allhumdulillah) to the City. This was the first time my baby girl traveled with me on the subway, I was extremely nervous but the end result wasn’t bad. My son Mr. Social Butterfly was yapping away with strangers while my daughter gazed around. An interesting but nosey lady was all up in my business asking me ‘where are you going, you’re taking your kids, will someone be meeting up with you, will someone help you, is that your sister?’ Lol!  My sister (the lady that Miss Nosey pants was referring to) was smiling at me and she fell victim to my sons show an tell of his cars and lollipop that he went on and on about was Asian Indian, so I guess she had to be my relative! I was really hoping that her stop wasn’t to far away because I still had a long way to go.

We were on our way to meet my sister in law (SIL-that’s not her name) at her job, we had a lunch date. It rained from the moment I left my house, so in the rain with my double stroller we made our way to 23rd St and 5th Ave. Once we arrived at my sister in laws office building this extremely nice man tried everything possible to help my stroller get through the entrance of the building, after what seemed like 50 attempts we gave up and I thanked him for his generosity, he didn’t have to waste his time helping a hijabi in the rain with her two kids! lol…my SIL just met us downstairs. Let me tell you, going around the city with a stroller is a huge challenge, there are many stores that aren’t stroller friendly. We finally made it to the restaurant and upon our arrival we noticed that the entrance had huge steps! Lol, my SIL kindly asked if someone could help us or if there was another entrance, thank goodness for that second entrance! Mind you my stroller isn’t the side by side double but the top and bottom double and to fit the bottom seat in they have to make the back wheels wide, which makes is difficult to maneuver in small areas.

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We ordered guacamole and the best part about ordering guacamole was that it made right in front of us and it was delicious! That was followed by Baja fish, I swear, that was the best Baja fish that I’ve ever had!!!! My son misbehaved the entire time while my daughter nursed under my nursing cover the ENTIRE TIME. I changed my daughters diaper and as soon as I returned my son yells, “mommy!!! I have to be strong!”, which means ‘I need to poop’. This is where my day got a bit challenging and interesting. Once he got out of the booth I had to chase him around the extremely nice and elegant restaurant, once I had him I almost had to drag him to the bathroom and upon our arrival to the bathroom he tells me that he doesn’t need to go anymore, so I force him to pee. Now we’re rushing out of the restaurant because SIL is way over her lunch break.

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Now it’s just myself and my kids! Ones crying, the other one is running around and jumping in puddles, (boy did I ever regret putting sneakers on instead of rain boots!). I try to hold his hand while I’m trying to calm my daughter as we make our way to do some shopping. I thought I’m already here so why not look for some hijab fabric while we wait for my hubby to arrive. There was no way I was getting back on the subway during rush hour with two screaming kids!

Thank goodness that while shopping both of them fall asleep making shopping a breeze. My hubby arrived and we decide to go have coffee while we wait for the 53rd St guys to open up. So we made out way to the coffee shop, bought our coffee’s and had a seat, it was really warm in there so I suggested that we should remove our daughters coat, and so my husband removes her coat, and as he does he somehow yanks one of her earrings out! Ouch!!!! She cried and her ear started bleeding, it was horrible and he felt horrible! Her ears had only been pierced for 2 weeks! Once she calmed down a bit I changed her diaper and found the front part of her earring in her diaper, the backing was never found. We left the coffee shop and hubby went on a search for earrings. We cleaned her ear and sterilized everything and put the new earring in. The nest day I called the doctors office and she gave me a replacement backing.

Next we got our food from 53rd St, ate in the car and my son with a huge smile say, “I need to be STRONG, STONG!!!!!!”, now I’m running with him to the Hilton hotel lol. Finally we ended our day walking around checking out the tree at Rockefeller.

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What an interesting day!

What a blast I had at TexWorld!!

27 Jan

We finally had an opportunity to attend TexWorld, it’s a trade show where you can go and make connections, browse through fabrics for your collection and meet some amazing people. It was really an amazing experience and I can’t wait to attend the next one. My first collection won’t have any hijabs, but as soon as I went to the trade show I fell in love with materials that I totally pictured as hijabs. Each vendor had some exceptional materials and it was hard to walk out of there not spending a dime or making any orders. I will insha’Allah once my first collection is up and running. For now we picked up some swatches and took pictures of future fabrics that I hope to be adding to my next collection for hijabs and garments.

Here are some pictures that we were able to take and I’m posting it to share my TexWorld day with you. I won’t be able to post the pictures of the fabrics, you will just have to wait till I launch collection #2… :)

Entering into the world of Textiles!!!

Check out all those amazing fabrics lined up! "drooling!!!"

Thinking if I should go in or not?? Some of the vendors fabrics won't work for my collection, and so sometimes there isn't a point in entering a booth until you've checked out all of the ones you really want to see and then you can come back to the maybe's towards the end.

Browsing through a selection of fabrics.

I really liked this fabric, the color really stood out.

My assistant/model and myself. Behind us is tables full of swatches from all of the booths, this way you can make your experience convenient for yourself. How that works is that you look at the swatches and write down the booth number and then go to the booth to check out the fabrics. The setup was beautiful, each table was organized by color, fabric styles and they added candies, jewelry and other items to match the theme, they didn't allow pictures to be taken of that area. :(

Rubbing my growing belly :)

Filing out some forms :)

I had an amazing time at TexWorld, now it’s time to contact some of the vendors to possibly place orders. My first collection is on it’s way. There were a few set backs that have been resolved and I’m working really hard with my manufacturer to complete the remaining items so I can finally launch my line!!!

Zeba Ramos xoxo

Facebook FANPAGE info…

29 Dec

I wanted to let you all know that I’ve finally made my Facebok FanPage! There isn’t much content on there now, but soon insha’Allah it will be loaded with stuff…soon to be added are behind the scenes pictures from out photoshoot and also some randoms. You can LIKE my page right from clicking on the LIKE button located on the right on this page or you can go directly to my page by clicking this link>>> ZEBA RAMOS FANPAGE.  A little update on the garments, I picked up some finished styles today, I’m about to go through them!!! SOOOOooooo excited!  By liking my page you will recieve updates on my line and you will also know when the clothes will be available.

Thank you to all my Blog and YouTube subscibers for your support and emails. I promised a few tutorials, as you know I’ve been crazy busy with getting my line together and haven’t done a tutorial in a while. I will very soon insha’Allah, but please do let me know what you want to see in the upcoming videos. I have promised a simple abaya tutorial, so that will be my first…  

xoxo Zeba Ramos

Update….

15 Aug

Ramadan has been great so far in my household. We are trying our best to keep fit while fasing but it seems to be kind of hard. I’ll be heading back to the gym this week. I haven’t gone since Ramadan has started and for all of you that lose weight during this month, you are soooooo lucky!!! I can’t say that I’ve been eating right, because my hubby and I are secret fat kids!! LOL…baking cookies, cake, and kind of taking advantage of this line, “oh well, we haven’t eaten anything all day.” AND “let’s stay up till suhoor, we can eat chips and have slurpees or cappuccinos!!!” LOL…we don’t over do it, but some nights we do and it’s not that we over eat, it’s WHAT we eat!! lol

So you haven’t heard from me this Ramadan yet because I’ve been keeping busy reading the Qur’an and learning surah’s. Doing this is much more important then anything else this month. I have promised a few tutorials and I hope to get one done this week as I have the free time besides the gym and taking care of my little monkey…

I am so pleased to say that I have finally found someone to design my logo and I have to say that I am very pleased with it. With that being done I can have my labels made and Insha’Allah I will go into production early September.

So ladies, what would you like to learn??? Email me at hijabizlovefashiontoo@gmail.com and let know.

xx

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