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Friday, August 27, 2010


Photo of this week

Its been a busy week! Just when I was getting back to blogging regularly, the combination of  festival shopping and celebration made me lazy to write again.  I'm still working on some projects which I like to share with you next week.

Festival season : ONAM
photos from google.

This morning I was working in Kitchen and I couldn't find my garlic pot.  My boy was busy researching about garlic properties.



Saturday, August 21, 2010

Inspired and dedicated to “artsycraftybabe”

I would like to dedicate this wonderful Phoebe bag to you "artsycraftybabe".  The name "Phoebe" defines its beauty.  I would love to say the story behind it.  I found your website while I was browsing.  I was taken away by your photography, attracted by the colour combination, fascinated by your phoebe bag, slow stitch bag, your pregnancy, family etc.  I didn't realize the time I spent on your blog and I forgot to bookmark it.  I was so involved in your work I forgot to read your blog name or your name (sorry to mention this I'm not trying to often u please read through).  Next day when I logged into internet wanted to see the slow stitch, I realized I forgot to bookmark your website.  Neither have I know your name nor your blog name.  But I remembered your kid's lovely name Lily, Alex and Ava. Your photographs were in my head.  How am I going to find your website now???

I started searching in Google by your quote:" a mom likes to make things" the search engine came up with different website but not yours.  I did different searches probably because I'm in India very far away,  I couldn't find your blog.  The search went on and on for two weeks, every time I sat before the computer without my conscious I started searching for your website.  Every night when I was in bed my mind used to wander how am i going to find your blog, if you have changed your title/photo?  Different question was in my mind.

On the third week I gave up the hope of searching.  And I was surfing through Craft hope and I found your blog.  I couldn't believe it;  I jumped from the chair and kissed my mom and my little boy... I was searching from July 2nd till July 19th.  Wow! And I finally found it .

What have I learned?

First- to bookmark something I like;
Second - remember to look for the name of the blog and person;
Third- recall name of project like bag "phoebe bag"

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Wedding anniversary

Today is our 6th wedding anniversary. I look back and think how blessed I’m to have such a wonderful husband and gorgeous son.

I’m married to a wonderful person whom I describe ‘selfless’. One thing I learned from him is ‘Compassion’. My husband always helps people. I speak about people who never turn up when we need them, when we are in great need… This is similar incident; one of his friends embittered him and ended up paying the huge debt. Though it was very tough for us, we managed. The day came when his same old friend ended up in trouble. My husband helped him selling our favourite TV. I was very annoyed. Yes, I was... All he said he need our help. I couldn’t believe my ears. How does this man can forget everything? I sat back and thought for a while... I know how much ever I try I can’t be like my husband. I hate him for this, but I love him with my soul for whatever he is.

‘Positive Attitude’ He is a person of courage to face anything with a smile on his face even when the roof comes off. He is always having something positive to say even in the worst situation. My husband is a kind of guy you love and never want to hate.  I come from a background where I had a happy childhood. My mom and dad had the same perspective of life - living within your means, staying out of debt, and saving for the future. This made us simple and straight-forward. My husband had very tough childhood. He feels everyday is a new begin and look at the positive side of life. We appreciate each other everyday and never take things for granted.

I treasure all memories of our life. Some reason we always think alike and come up with the same thoughts. Probably this is what they call Intimacy, where I never fear to share anything with him including every embarrassment. I believe in open communication that’s what the secret of our marriage is. Yeah! You know it now… He is the love of my life and true soul mate.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Bath toy bag

A simple bath bag rooming enough to keep my small plastic toys off the floor
Am I ever going to get my house clean? I prefer to clean little everyday to save time. But a toddler at home you can imagine…His toys are everywhere.

When I was giving bath to my little boy, I realised this old nylon net scrubbie is lying there for long and ready to bin. Then I just got an idea in my head and I started cutting and sewing.


Friday, August 13, 2010

Thoughtful moment


Follows  soulemama

Toddler Pillow from bits and pieces.


My son loves lion, he watches lion and mouse story and try to recite.  He is bored with his soft toys mickey,doggy,tiger,rabbit,hen..  I was breaking my head how to make it more interesting for him. Something to cuddle during his favourite time (my favourite time too) yeah.. nap time. Its nice to watch him going to sleeping, a peaceful time of the day after so much of running,tantrum, climbing everywhere and pulling everything down.  So yeah I decided to make Lion pillow with bits&pieces.

You need three different fabric two for front and one for backside. Half a meter or half yard each should do and matching thread.

I had this blue fabric less than half yard.  From the bits and pieces i managed to find 8"x8" and did freehand cut&sew a cute lion on it.

 I like this black fabric and it goes well with the blue. I enjoyed making it.

Cut black fabric 10"x10" and place the design on the centre and sew outline.                       

As I said earlier the blue fabric was less than half yard and they were different bits and pieces.
So i took 4 long stripe 18"x 3" and cut both edges.
Sew both edges as below and place them four sides.
This is how it look from backside. Now stich the outline. 

For the thin piping finish cut 1.5" wide long strip of black fabric and stich along the four corner of the pillow. 

Material for the back of the pillow I cut  two rectangle of 17"x 9" and  17"x13" for envelope model.  To stitch the pillow back, double fold edges of each pillow backing piece in 1/2" and press, this hide any raw edges. These will be the edges of the envelope back.

I  placed the backing pieces right sides down onto the pillow front over. Lay the larger backing piece down first on the pillow front and then the smaller backing 17" x9", make sure right sides are facing towards the right sides of your pillow front.

  He loved it he started kissing and licking ...hehheh