Friday, 26 June 2015

Creative space!

Its been a very busy week here . I was all in vacation jolly lazy mood till last week and at times a little low. The sudden change from the busy schedule, I was almost clueless. I think I am back on routine , the week was awesome and I am making most use of time. The little madam got some friends and I am relieved! 
 I finished the crochet part on my coastal Lapghan, now after one week i still got no time to block it. I used blues  and cream on the edging and its pretty!

 
I have never given proper edging on my blankets , I never bothered much about it. Now I changed my outlook, a proper edging on the blanket makes it more beautiful and gives definition to the whole thing.


 And this week its busy with making flowers and thinking about new designs . This is the work in progress which is mostly pinks and purples. I love making it and enjoy the whole process.


I am reading another book, but again night reads. Happy that I restarted another hobby of mine which took backseat in last few years.
Ninu

Monday, 15 June 2015

Happy Monday

Hey,
We're slowly settling down , somehow without Internet n' TV  life's too boring especially when you are isolated from dear n near. Luckily weather is nice and we get to go out whenever we want. Oh! Thats a blessing!!  


And  I opened my craft bag. yayyy!! and see the mess I made. The sight of these make me happy. I am thinking of some new designs for the store. The thinking and planning part is very difficult, fun part comes later when we execute it. I hope i can come with something new soon. Lil one is at home full day and I get 2 hours myself when she sleeps.So my craft time is kind of very less when compared to what it was in India where she had lots of friends and school.


But I made good progress with the lapghan , one more round of all colours and I can start with edging. I thought i could finish crochet part by today, but in between bitten by another bug :Reading . Usually I am a slow reader and takes book only at bed time, but if something very interesting comes I can read it at one go. And I loved the new book I started ' The Help ' and I took all the free time I got for reading it. The movie based on this book is also a favourite of mine. This is the second book I completed reading this year. I started many and stopped when i lost interest in it. Life's too short to read not so interesting books!

Thats it for today.
Catch you all soon.
Ninu

Thursday, 4 June 2015

A new start

A new month, a new start. I ve been thinking of making an afghan /lapghan for long time. One in my big list of to-do's. When I was packing my bags, I packed these pretty colours of yarn with the intention of making one. 


I was doing an all round cleaning in the house in  March-April including my craft room,little did i know that there 's a travel coming and i really thanked God later.  I threw out a lot of trash and re arranged all cupboards. I gave away a giant bag of yarn to some friends coz of storage issues , yes I'm a hoarder. I normally work with cotton and thread for my business and I did not see myself using that much quantity of  acrylic yarn in another year but saved just these with the intention of a blanket inspired by the colours of coastal ripple blanket by Lucy. I do not have exact shades but that blanket is my inspiration.


There are 5 different shades of blue, off white,dark green,dark grey and dark cream. I chose cosy stripe pattern for this, I liked it and did not spend more time searching for more patterns and wasting more time. The progress is quite good in four days. I am loving the shades already. Blue is my most favourite colour, I like pinks , yellow and all jewel tones but if you ask me the favourite, its blue. Coming days I will open my craft bag so you can expect more crafty finishes from me.
See you soon and happy weekend!
Ninu





Tuesday, 2 June 2015

A much needed break!

Yes,I am on a break. break from the business I was doing from all the household chores and it was much needed.



A travel came as a shocking news and there was no rest for me after that until we board the flight. I was too busy with cleaning the house , packing and finishing up my orders And in 3 weeks we are in UK. I had to wind up my business for a few weeks but not closing it , have already made some plans.I am a strong believer in God and i believe everything happens for a reason and for our good only. 


We are not settled fully  and i am enjoying lazy time .. i really feel this break was really needed. There's some crochet happening but im not stretching myself. There are quite a lot of things we miss from our Bangalore life especially the 2-3 evening hours we spent  out with our neighbours and kids which was there in our daily routine for last 1.5 yrs. but I am not complaining or there's no point in complaining. 


Without some crafty updates my post wont be complete. There is this summer beanie cap  which I made last month and she wanted a pink flower, that was the only demand luckily! Finished this two days before our travel and she loves wearing it. And the weather here demands for a beanie too. 


And this is one project on my hook now, a ribbed scarf in shades of blue. This project was in my list for last 2 years. I am enjoying making handmades for family. 
Ok, thats all news here, I am back to blogging .
See you all soon
Take care
Ninu

Monday, 9 February 2015

cuteness overaload!

Hey all,
I admit that my appearance here will be limited as I have very very busy days and I am not getting time to sit n write unless I change my current routine. Today I feel soo lazy, have lots of cleaning to do and I am not in a mood. Most times cleaning n rearranging are therapeutic to me but not today. I am soo soo lazy today.
 Lately I was trying on barefoot sandals, this was in queue for long long time but was a little doubtful of the outcome, mostly about the fit. I have a few friends with new born babies n I gave these to one of them and when she sent the picture back, oh my!! they look sooo cute. I love it. I have plans to make some for my store too.
My craft table is very active this year so far and I am enjoying it a lot! Except for a few days like this life is awesome! My Photo a day is progressing on my instagram, its alot easier there.
 So till next time
Take care
ninu

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

In two weeks

..in two weeks there's not much of progress in my craft room except for that its cleaned and somewhat arranged properly! yes, I have started sooo many things lately but none of them into a finished final product! I hope by end of January I get some finished products in my hands. I am working on spring/summer theme now and all reds greens are taken back including all the Christmas decorations!
 Now going on with the picture a day

9/1 relaxing after cleaning my craft table. phewww!!!

10/1 Doll hanging from jute cottage. Shop finds! fabulous work with a neat crochet edging.

11/1 Decor changed , all Christmas decorations are taken back and more of blue now!
12/1 back to work, in process of making some Tiaras
13/1 Crochet flower wreaths in the making!

Its mid of another week and I hope to finish some of WIP's i started this year soon! Hows your craft life going?Wishing everyone a very good day! 
take care
Ninu