Till we meet next time.. take care.. enjoy the new year with loved ones.. Au Revoir..
Friday, December 31, 2010
Till we meet next time.. take care.. enjoy the new year with loved ones.. Au Revoir..
Monday, December 27, 2010
Monday, December 20, 2010
You know something? I FORGOT MY BLOGGOVERSARY!!!! How could I do that?! It was in November and I remembered a good 2 months later :(
Anyway, I really cannot believe that I've managed to post on the blog for 2 years. Thank you all again for all the encouragement from the bottom of my heart.
I have now decided on my next project to be. It would be an ornament for Vaishnavi's room with her initials. She wants it to be done in blue. So, am looking for a nice pattern of the letter V. Hoping to find something soon.
There's a lovely christmas giveaway by KittyCat. Do check it out
Till my next post (hopefully with a new start).. Take care... Au Revoir :)
Monday, December 13, 2010
I have never properly finished up any of my cross stitches other than getting them framed or made them into a greeting card.
So, now am really really happy to finish off the year with TWO new finishes. I managed to finish up the lavender into the sachet.
Isn't it a beauty??!! I really enjoyed stitching it and finishing it. After seeing this, Vaishnavi wants one for her room/wardrobe!! Am planning to oblige her.
I was really really nervous while finishing it up. But am really impressed with the way it turned out. Now am much more confident of taking up projects that involve a proper finishing :) This is what was really blocking me from taking them up. I realized that they are much faster too as the projects are small. And we have sooo many ways of finishing projects up usefully.
Having said (well, blabbered) all that about finishing, here is my second finish.
And this is the inside
I used the tutorial from here. The instructions were very easy to follow. Thank you for the very clear instructions Meari :)
I think that I could have definitely done a much neater job. But am happy that it has turned out as it has. Not bad for the first time. I used some cotton for the padding. So, while I turned the inside out after sewing up the sides, they kind of got rolled together. Took me some time to straighten them out. I also stitched up the sides with my hand as I am not confident with my sewing machine yet. Am thinking of making some lace with black and gold thread for the edges to dress it up a bit.
So, those are my finishes for 2010!!! Please please do leave your suggestions/feedbacks for improvements.
Till my next post, take care... Au Revoir... Happy stitching...
Thursday, November 25, 2010
The mixture was a savoury made by mom. And there's Vaishnavi in her Diwali dress
She sure looks sleepy still, doesn't she? Well, it was about 6am when this was taken and she was up by 4.45 or so!!
This time my tailor spoilt all my diwali clothes (ahem, yes I did have more than one!!)!! The blouse was terribly lose and he decided to make them extremely trendy with cap sleeves and reaaaaall low back (or should I say no back)!!! Excuse me, I am not a fashionista going to the oscars!!! And my salwar kameez were all really lose!! I was terribly upset. Luckily I happened to have a saree which I had not worn earlier and wore that on Diwali morning.
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Monday, November 1, 2010
Also, I managed to try to run a few stitches on my sewing machine. But for some reason, the thread kept getting cut off!!! AAArrrgh.. It was so frustrating. Any tips as to why that would happen??!!
Last weekend I managed to complete a few jewellery for my aunt. She had these beads, which she wanted to be lengthened. She had a lovely bright green and blue. Here's what I did with the green ones
Monday, October 11, 2010
Please excuse me for the poor picture quality as I was not prepared to take a picture and shot this on impulse in my handphone.
There's also a belief that the Goddess meditates over a needle during the period of Navrathri and so are not supposed to use the needle. Well, this is a belief and I do try to follow it. So, have you guessed what I am getting at?? LOL!!
Yes, I have absolutely no stitchy update this time. We had taken a nice vacation to what is called God's own Land - Kerala during Vaishnavi's school holidays. We were in time there to attend Mata Amritanandamayi's (my Holy Mother) 57th birthday celebrations. We had a lovely peaceful time.That is a picture (again taken on my handphone) of Vaishnavi. You can see the ashram in the background. If you strain your eyes just a bit more, you can see the ashram surrounded by the Arabian sea!! Ooh, it was simply lovely. The experience on the whole was awesome.
So guys this is my update for now. See you soon with few more interesting and (hopefully) crafty updates. Till then Ciaoooo.. Take Care.. Au Revoir
Friday, September 24, 2010
I get about an hour a week to stitch. But these days I manage to put in a few stitches every day before going to bed. So, am quite happy with the progress am making.
Thank you for your lovely comments. It's very encouraging to see a few comments every time. So, till my next update, so long, take care :)
Saturday, August 21, 2010
An actual princess!!! That's her barbie in the middle around which the cake has been made. It was a yummy butter scotch cake.
We then went out to have dinner.By the end of the evening, we had a grumpy, tired Vaishnavi.
And now for my new start. I have started working on my lavender sachet from the new stash. It's too little a start to post a picture yet. Will post one as soon as I have a considerable number of stitches.
So, that's all from me for now folks. Till my next post, adieu... Take care.
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Monday, August 2, 2010
I really have been missing my beads and cross stitch. But I do follow many of my favorite blogs and leave comments whenever I could.
Today, when I signed in after ages to finally update the blog, horror of horrors, my background had been moved!! So, am being forced to change the background now :)
Hey guys, guess what. I've got S.T.A.S.H!!!! YIPEE!!! Check this out.
My friends and I have been eyeing stuff on http://www.cross-stitch-centre.co.uk/ for over 3 years and we finally ordered!! I finally have my first Janlynn kit. I plan to start on the Victorian lavendar first.
So, guys hope to update you with a lot more stitchy/crafty updates in my next post. Thank you all for being patient with me. It's very encouraging to see your comments. So, do leave me all your comments :) Till my next post, adieu... Take Care
Monday, May 24, 2010
About my finishes. Here are a few jewellery finishes.And that's not all. YES, I have a stitchy finish. My first finish in 2010!!
Now, to gather the remaining materials required to properly finish this into a needle case.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Here are the peacock and carnations framed
I plan to finish this into a needlecase. This would be my first project which I am not framing and making into a picture. Quite nervous about it. I plan to use the tutorial posted by Meari in her blog here for the finishing. I do not have a sewing machine yet. So, hope hand stitching would do.
So, this is my pictury update for now. And do leave behind your comments/suggestions. If you think I can do something better in ay of my projects do let me know. Would love to hear from you.
Till my next update, so long....
Monday, April 26, 2010
Meari is celebrating 145 followers and what else, celebrating with a giveaway. Leave a comment here before the 1st of May to take part.
Monday, March 22, 2010
Life has now almost settled around the new routine, except that I just am not able to pick up my linen, needle and thread!!! I did manage to do some beading. Mostly coz, it is pretty fast to finish.
This is the project in which Vaishnavi participated in her school project. The entire project was about how our education imparts values to our daily lives. Other subjects that were covered were culinary skills, computer science, arts and crafts, drance and drama, english literature, mathematics..... It was amazing to see so much talent.
Vaishnavi spoke about God and that there is God in every thing we do. It was great to watch these small kids performing so well without any stage fear.
Yes, just one crafty picture for you today :(
I love this and made it to go with a black and mustard saree of mine.
I have decided to make a picture for Vaishnavi's room next and have asked her what she wants. She has selected 6 pictures of flowers!!! I just asked for one picture!!! But they are all small patterns. But with my current routine, wonder how fast I can finish. And this year, I owe a gift too!!! Should I set deadlines or should I not stress it out??
Ok guys, see you all very soon with atleast a stitchy start in hand and more beady updates. Till then, take care.
Sunday, February 14, 2010
I know, I've not been in touch lately. Work has been crazy suddenly. I'm just getting into the grove of things in my new role. Am working in the European timing these days, that would be 1pm to 10pm IST. When I get back home it's about 11.30pm!!! I know, sounds crazy. And have to wake up at about 6am to get Vaishnavi ready for school. DH does pitch in wherever he can, but still am still getting used to the new routine. If I feel very groggy after Vaishnavi leaves for school, I sleep for about an hour before I get ready to leave.
Above all this, our laptop breathed its last. So, we had to get a new one and get it setup!!! We went in for a Dell Inspiron this time in pacific blue. I simply love it. I am still getting used to Windows 7 though. Especially windows explorer is very different.
Yes, you guessed it right. With the above schedule, I am just not able to think crafts. But I miss my needle and the beads a lot!!! I do take out my cross stitch design books and sigh over what alll I would love to do!!!
You know what, Vaishnavi asked me a question which has kind re-kindled my spirit for crafts. She asked "Amma, you have not done any cross stitch lately!! Why??" I definitely am much more inspired by this, and intend to start up something new. So, hope to give you some crafty updates very soon.
No, am not going to say no pictures again!!! I do have some.
I tried my hand at a new DIY dessert. One of the late nights I had a major sweet tooth. When I dug into the fridge, all I could find was 1.5 measly scoop of ice cream. So, here's the outcome.
1. Crumble some cookies in an ice-cream bowl. I used some mixed-fruit Karachi biscuits.
2. Add your favourite ice cream on top. I happened to have mixed fruit ice cream too.
3. I had left over chocolate icing. Warmed it up in the microwave. Poured over the ice cream and top it with cherries.
Monday, January 18, 2010
Just realized that this also goes with the fact that valentine's day is soon approaching. Not that it is very significant in our lifestyle, but it's good to keep the spirit alive all the same.
I know you all must be thinking "WHERE ARE THE PICTURES"??? Bear with me for just a little while more. Have a whole lot of pictures to post
Till then, take care. Sayonara...