Dec 28, 2012

..heading to a close..

Hello my dear LOVELY friends!

Hope you guys have had a great festive season, lots of special times, amazing food and also wonderful feelings of love :)

The year is drawing to a close, a time to reflect on what i have achieved this year and what i need to do in the coming year! All my goals and aspirations are now tied to my little ones. And i am happy to keep it that way for a couple more years..the time when they need me the most..

Well...i am almost close to finishing a great huge project...

 Have another 3 rounds of the border to hook.
I am waiting to show you guys the finished result!!

Seeing all the yummy photos going round the blogger world, i could not resist the temptation to bake. This is a modified version of the Chocolate chip muffin from Love Food Eat - an amazing website for foodies who are concious of what they eat. The lady writes lotsa food which are yummy and very very healthy!

DO check it out!!
Fair to say that half the cake was finished before it was even allowed to cool down :)

Till then, happy hooking and have an awesome last weekend of the year with family and loved ones..
Don't forget to get some hooky done...


Dec 24, 2012

Happy Holidays!

My dear lovely friends!

This year has been extra special because i have met you all :)
Hope to continue this awesome relationship in the years to come...

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2013!!!

See you guys next year with lots of crochet wonder and crafty delights!
Be merry, safe and give extra love to all your loved ones!


Dec 17, 2012

Crocheted Olek wonder!

Good morning my LOVELY beautiful people!

How was your weekend? Hope you guys had a fun filled, happy and colorful time and managed to get some creative work done too :)

We had been to a mall in our city, Elements and there was a wonderful, faboulous and i am not finding the words to describe..huge and almost immposible crochet piece of work, rather art on display at the mall..

Can you guys imagine this set. It is entirely covered in crochet art. This is done by a lady known as Agata Oleksiak and known professionally as Crocheted Olek. She is a  Polish-born artist living in the US. You can read more about her amazing life and work HERE and find her website HERE. I so wish you guys could come and see this work with me. I was left speechless by her talent and dedication.

 Happiness is an inside job she says! And i agree 100%!
 Any takers for a lunch @ this wonderful crocheted table?
 Beautiful Christmas tree complete with lights and other decorations.
 Check out the details. Even the glasses and dinner ware is crocheted.

In 2009, she stated:
I think crochet, the way I create it, is a metaphor for the complexity and interconnectedness of our body and its systems and psychology. The connections are stronger as one fabric as opposed to separate strands, but, if you cut one, the whole thing will fall apart. Relationships are complex and greatly vary situation to situation. They are developmental journeys of growth, and transformation. Time passes, great distances are surpassed and the fabric which individuals are composed of compiles and unravels simultaneously. 

You can find the same below:
Isn't the philosophy beautiful :) Loved the way she has written about it!

 Another Christmas decoration in place. The tree is made of yarn balls and i wish i could own one such tree :)

Hope you guys had a fun time today in my world!

Lotsa love,

Dec 13, 2012

Rainbow buntings and an award

Hello my DEAR lovely people!

How are you doing today? Hope everyone is in the spirit of the season :) The year end is always special, when we review the year which has gone by, wait for the next year to unfold. Hopes, dreams, aspirations and the like :) Time for resolutions i think. I had a great list of things to be done this year. But maybe all that in another post :)

For now, i am happy - no in fact i am gleefully and super duper pleased with how this little project turned out.
 What started as an idle afternoon's triangle making...
 Turned into a rainbow of triangles, which in turn turned into..
 A happy rainbow bunting of course!! :) I think bunting is one of the cutest things you can do with crochet and i am unhappy with myself for not trying it earlier.
 The wall of the living room now looks festive now, my little girl is super happy with her mommy for getting a rainbow into her home. Ahh...pleasures of a stay at home mom i must say!!
Speaking of pleasures, i was thrilled and super pleased to receive an award from a dear blogger friend Anna of Hindustanka's Sunny Indian Days. She is a very talented lady, living in India but originally from Russia. She has a very beautiful and magical love story:)

Thank you so much Anna!! Will do the questions and the nominations soon!

Till then, take care..lotsa love and cheer,

Dec 7, 2012

Kusudama Flowers Wreath and a new craft love

Hello my dear friends and fellow bloggers!!

How are you guys, i am really missing all the fun and action of blogging thanks to my domestic crisis...but but the end is near..i have less than a month to go now till i can craft more and hook even more! My giant granny blanket is still waiting for me patiently and i am just controlling the urge to put everything else down and have a go at it...**sigh**

Anyways...coming back, are you guys getting sucked in the Christmas Festivities and Jolly Season? Though our family does not celebrate this festival as per our religion i always enjoy this festival. I studied in a convent school and we used to have Christmas plays and i used to soo look forward to those events. Also the carol singing part was my favorite! Times have changed and now i am an adult and a mom so i enjoy the discounts and the sales. Best time of the year to pick up great deals in HK. My favorite brands all on 50% off and the whole decorations and lights makes me cherry and happy. Also the weather is getting colder here, ideal for lotsa n lotsa crocheting therapy! Just missing a fire:)

My girl's school had a christmas hanging 3D decoration competition and this is what i came up with!

These are the Japanese Kusudama Flowers. Done from paper - Origami is my new craft love. It is really amazing what you can do with paper. I rarely do paper craft these days as it is a bit difficult with toddlers around. But stayed up one night and finished this. This was originally my mother-in-law's idea and i am happy to have been able to execute it. I had lotsa fun making this wreath. Did the flowers by following the instructions HERE.

 Made a wreath base from therm-col sheets.  Wrapped the base in brown stretchable crepe paper. Did the flowers and pierced a hole to glue them on the wreath. Tied 2 bows and lo and behold! A simple and so beautiful piece. You must try these flowers. They are very very addictive :)

Let the festivities and shopping begin! Have a great season ahead and much more to come!!