Reviewing 4 Best Mobile Money Apps In Kenya: Which One Is Your Favourite?

Money Apps in Kenya have given banks a run for their money and rightfully so. Getting a loan in Kenya for a small business owner or even a freelancer is like searching for a job which isn’t coming by.

Here and on my YouTube we call this day an Everything Wednesdays  where I deal with product reviews, so send in your products for some non biased comments, movie reviews and travel vlogs and blog.

Yes, we’re scheduling this blog to include all of my interests and create a steady income so we can travel. My success is ours because I’m soon starting a Rewarding Programme for all my readers and viewers… Keep sharing the love.

Back to Mobile Money Apps in Kenya. See you tomorrow but start chiming in asap with your favourite apps.

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Sewing a Piping/ Coding: An Easy Guide On How To Sew It Right.

Sewing a Coding/ Piping to a pillow cover seems daunting because one asks:

1. How does the coding stick out?

2. Looks like magic because, how does it just work?

3. It’s so complicated and never a beginner’s tutorial or sewing.

You’re absolutely wrong!.

Would you love to watch a YouTube tutorial on it? Or are you more of both watch and see the step by step tutorials on areas that you simply can’t get it?

Subscribe to my channel at GertieCreativesWorld and here on my blog, join my mailing list so you know when great content is coming.

I have very many planned fun goodies for you.

And my subscribers, get in the know because a cool giveaway is on its way.

 

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Absolute Beginner Free Sewing Lessons in Kenya and The World.

Sewing as an absolute beginner isn’t very interesting because you always need a mentor. I learnt that the hard way!.

Learning how to do anything by self is by far the most taxing thing anyone can do. What if you had to do it on a platform where we all understand your humble beginnings?

My Youtube Channel encourages you to learn, Sewing is just that which I learnt and I have learnt a lot of things, I still am.

In my Sewing Lessons you will learn:

1. How to use a sewing machine

a) Sewing Foot Pedal, this gave me nightmares.

b). Timing and how not to mess with it.

c). Tools for use as a beginner seamstress.

d). Sewing Machines for beginners: How do I buy one.

e). Health struggles. Can I even mention it? Upper Back Pain due to poor posture!.

f). 20 plus beginner friendly projects we will tackle together.

g). Sewing the pillow from scratch.

h). Zip sewing tutorial and coding, piping sewing on the pillow cover.

i). Attaching the pillow cover.

j). Threading your machine and what you need to know.

k). Know your machine: Learning it.

l). Sewing more fun pillows for your home or to sell.

m). Starting a pillow busy, what you need to know, how to get started.

n). Sewing as an art: Exploring and celebrating Mother’s Day Arts.

o) Reusing fabric.

p). Recreating clothes and what you need to know.

q). Taking basic body measurements for starting to explore clothes or garment making.

r). Repairs and how to tackle them.

s). Upcycling projects. Old t-shirts to kid’s clothing, headbands, flowers or bows. Or rugs or t-shirt yarn.

A lot is coming and there is a lot to learn. There’s the majority who’ll feel left out, the creative ones.

You’ll simply create useful and dynamic items with fabrics you already have.

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Currently, I’m learning:

1. Make-up.

2. Embroidery, which I’m a little scared of.

3. About myself.

4. Staying organised and relaxed avoiding spontaneity.

And later in the year I’m going to learn:

1. Piloting as I complete my Forensic classes.

2. Photography

3. Filmmaking, which is quite interesting because I don’t necessarily remain behind the cameras and it was supposed to be so with sewing as well.

What are you learning and are you excited about this new journey of sewing?

Are you ready to stop procrastinating( I’m a victim now a victor) of this weakening disability or disorder that brings money troubles.

Are you ready to shout to the world, I’m here?

Well, stay tuned because I’m coming for you in whatever beginner project you’re trying to learn. Even alcoholism.

Let’s join hands and create a movement of learners. Be in it, stay in it and love it.

Much much love.

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Sewing a 18 by 18 Pillow from Scratch: Absolute Beginner Tutorial

18 by 18 Pillow

Sewing a pillow requires extreme beginner skills. Like, know how to thread, pedal and sew away.

I love making pillows because of that and I’ll teach you so that what you buy is only filling or you can reuse your filling.

I didn’t show how to cut the 18 by 18 square because I know you know what and how to do it. In case it becomes confusing, you know how to get me.

Comments and a subscriber to my blog and vlogs. You’ll learn a lot.

Join your fabric right sides( pretty sides) together. Unfortunately, my pillow’s cover is white and finding the right sides isn’t easy.

TIP: If you have a fabric which doesn’t have right and wrong sides, pick the side that you like. I picked the softer silkier side. It irons without burning. Use cotton it’s an easy beginner fabric.

 

The Opening

After turning through the space you left, fix the corners to your desire. Those that refuse with your seam allowance.

TIP: Iron this fabric when inside out so that you can have the raw edges well managed. You’ll see why( Watch the video).

Time for the Fibre. This is the fun part. Because you’re done.

Tip:

Don’t over fill your pillow with fibre unless you want to hand sew it shut. Or else fill it accordingly or as firm or as limp as you can.

Because we’re going to be closing with the machine, we won’t go overboard. See, when I told you to iron, we need that seam nice and flat like the pic above.

Now, top stitch shut or hand sew shut. If you like to know how to do a ladder stitch, there’s a video on Youtube by Made to Sew which is so easy and beginner friendly. Check her out.

Tip: A ladder or slip stitch is so awesome as it hides the stitches unlike the top stitch which will show. Pick accordingly.

I choose the top stitch as this pillow will be in a pillowcase which can be washed.  Continue reading

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Pillow Business in Kenya: The Love of Sewing and Decorative Kikoi Pillows

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Hair Scrunchies(bands) Made in Kenya for Kenya.

    You gotta have one of this, IN DIFFERENT COLOURS.

 

Those hairs out of the face and you think of hair scrunchies. And they are available near you in Kenya made by a Kenyan mama. Right!. Make an order for this at an awesome wholesale price of half a dollar, save money. Buy one at a time to build your stash.

I have variety of colours available and ready to ship within and without the Kenyan borders.

Hair scruchies(bands) commonly known in Kenya are a hair staple for not only high schoolers but also adults( gym) days.

Black ones easily disappear that’s why building a number over time is crucial as they add a hair statement too.

These are velvet scrunchies. But the varieties is head spinning.

Find us on Facebook at Gertie’S Creations, Baby and Laundry. We love hearing from you. On email too and soonest doing a You tube tutorial so you can make yours.

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Bed Pillows in Kenya: An assorted array of Kikoi fashion and style.

Pillows, not only decorative make a home attractive, stylish and welcoming. A bed pillow makes you want to sleep at night and rightfully so, after a long day.

What if when you want to sleep, the smell becomes overbearing because of the stuffing inside? Or the filling is too thick because of being filled with crap making your head or spinal wonder if sleep is to be painful or painless and relaxing.

A good not too firm pillow allows for you to have a restful night because your spinal cord is well aligned hence no sleep problems, neck pains or any associated errors.

When aging, we need to keep staying “straight” knowing that becomes impossible. What a better way to ensure that than a comfortable pillow.

When filling the fibres, they are evenly and equally distributed. There won’t be any lumps and holes in your pillow.

We also allow for a refill of the former pillows. We do launder and reuse your pillow fabric if you ask us too. To cut down the cost and environment doesn’t need more trash. This is at affordable rates.

You can request for your pillowcase to be as exotic or as simple as possible… depending on what you’re looking to achieve. In your home or hotel.

Furthermore, the more colours you have the better. That creates for a home that’s easily customisable( mix and match).

Pillows add an edge to luxury in your home. Why not make an order? Follow us on Facebook page at GertiesCreationsbabyandlaundry to see the pictures and items we make.

Place your order and ask for detailed customisation that reflect your style, decor. Recommend the fabrics to use too. We deliver worldwide but shipping rates apply.

Allow for two business days please and if sending or ordering for an exotic fabric, three days would be fine.

Create comfort and style for your home or business with pillows. We love you and hoping to hear from you with your pillow enquiries.

 

 

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How Mtwapa Shocked me: Life in Mtwapa 2.

The Cappuccinos. Want that khanga Moby wrap? Give me a call on my Facebook at Gertie’S Creations.

Our Kiddos are cute regardless. Fancy that tailor made blouse? You know it’s only 1500.

Mtwapa is a place to relish a lot of things. But, if you aren’t prepared for the beauty of Sodom and Gomorrah, My Friend.

Okay, I thought I had blogged about Mtwapa 101, like Part 1. No, of course, I didn’t.

I am for all humans to interact while living harmoniously. Mtwapians have surpassed interaction and harmonious. They are graciously spreading their wings globally. The number of interracial kids in this town, CAPPUCCINOS, is too high for any in Kenya.

These babies are cutest, the residents say. “I love cappuccinos because they are very beautiful”, another lady said to me. ” I believe all babies are cute, this is how branding starts early on without us knowing”, I said. “No, you don’t get it”.  She was already speaking of business before I asked her what she really meant.

Then it dawned on me, MONEY. It’s  all for the money. ” I date white men for money, I can’t struggle like you with a tailoring shop making peanuts while I’m used to having half a million monthly from wazungus”. ” Why do you work anyway?”. I felt this an insult because I’m used to working and my hubby isn’t an atm, he would tell you. He never gives money unless it’s  to a charity or I’m in a fix!. Then he would “support” noisily. Also, I believe in working. Those who don’t work don’t get to eat.

This convo kept on, I had a whole day as I was making her pillows and some repair clothes. Mzungus are good because they give money. Which African man gives money like that? That clicked something in me. ” I have always had freedom when I work, I don’t like to be bullied when it comes to finances. When a man’s money is incoming, I wouldn’t say no because who doesn’t need more? The lady thought for a while after I said, “Money you work for will be the sweetest ever satisfaction as a woman, the others just make you feel useless and small. Still she thought I was a joke because after all, how did I meet my mzungu husband? If not somewhere in Kilifi, Mtwapa? She may be thinking.

In broad daybreak, you see very beautiful lasses. Well clad, faces well lit with cakes of makeup well manicured on their lawns. Others have “skin tanned” to be more visible. Don’t forget the men here have well chiseled chests and muscles which scream, “Baby, nishike please, nakutamani”.

Forever looking 21, forever looking manicured. It was a big surprise for them to see me, more than plain Jane, two matutas ( cornrows, lines) and walking as if I live at the beach each day in my flip flops. Darling, no one gives a damn when you look weird, unkempt and a tailor.

They even offer suggestions for my hair, nails, shoes and makeup.

Want to hear more of my tales? Life in Mtwapa isn’t coming to an end soon for me, until … .

YOU STOP READING, MTWAPA is fascinating.

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Upholstery Pillows in Kenya: A good fabric choice?

Upholstery fabric beauty pillows? Really? I thought this was Kitenge?

Upholstery fabric tends to be plain coloured or plain boring. I picked this because it gives a home a feel of excitement and total versatility.

I love the art of mix and match especially with pillows and home decor. Don’t you? One colour tends to be boringly( I coined this one) annoying.

This pillow is 18 by 18 the outer fabric is 16 by 16. I love how tight it appears in that, don’t you?

This sells at 600 shillings only. With the white fabric only at 450 shillings if buying more than two and 500 for one.

Next time you choose upholstery fabric for your home decor choose thicker piping or coding of a different or matching colour. It helps break the boredom and coarse texture in most upholstery fabrics.

NOTE:PIPING: Rope used around the pillow. Or you can mix a kikoi or ankara and upholstery fabric. I am yet to try the yummy mixture.

Give this a try and reach to me.

Two days shipping( business) and it’s worldwide. Shipping charges apply. 

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Crazy Pillow Rage in Kenya : Versatile Kikoi Pillows.

    Kikoi can make pillows? Wooow!I’m in love! How much? Did you know one Kikoi fabric could, can make these cuties?

 

Oh well, a fibre pillow through and through( polyester) covered with quality white cotton fabric for durability. Then coated with kikoi for the beautiful lush elegance. Who would say no?.

They are 18 by 18 selling at a competitive price of 450 when white only, if buying more than two at 400.

Upon using Kikoi magic, it’s 700 per pillow. Being white, means you have a universal colour. That means whether these decorative pillows are for bed, a wall bench or couch, you can mix and match them for their elegance.

The blue edging and the tassels make the room pop in shine and invite.

I doubt you are going to resist the versatility of The Kikoi, more so when used as a throw decorative pillow.

I cannot wait to hear your opinions. Don’t forget I ship worldwide. Don’t be left out.

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