Live for the Moment

Every moment counts. Hence live for the moment to be happy and light

March 11, 2016

Handy Pouch

Yes... One more.... Few days ago, a friend of mine left the city, as she got transferred out from here. Wanted to gift her something handmade.  And she called to say that she'd drop in at 4.30pm.  It was already 3.30 pm....  This struck my mind at that moment that I could churn out a cute little pouch for her.  So off I went to my scrap stock, took out a beautiful print and a matching one for the liner, a zip and a sponge sheet (which comes as packing with new shirts:).

Just as I was about to complete, the bell rang and she came in... Took her to my stitching place and we started chatting happily while I worked to complete the pouch... And it was done.

These were the three layers

I love making these.  And they are very simple and handy to make

No wonder she was extremely happy.

March 01, 2016

Mint Fresh

My friend has a farm and has grown mint on a small patch.  He sent me a big batch enough for days!! What to do with so much I thought. Tried this and have been using it regularly  now. Fresh mint aha.... I pop a cube here and there whenever I need it 

All you need is a lil bit of patience.  I added 7-8 leaves in each of the ice cube tray and poured water.  Froze them and stored in zip locks in the freezer.  They are so handy and remain fresh for a long time.

February 23, 2016

Plant and flower exhibition

I wait for these exhibitions.  I missed it last time.  This time I was lucky.  Got to know though only on the last day.  Had fun.  Went alone and spent nearly two hours there. I love being amidst plants.  So love it :)

We have it once a year in the city.  Had blogged about  plant exhibition in the past also.  Here are a few more lovely colourful pictures.

The main attraction was a map of India created with petunia pots.  That looks so so colourful.

A few more formations

Dahlias.  Each not less than 10 inches in dia

There were flower decorations also.

And bonsais.

The bougainvillea

My favourite. Adaniums

The tall jade plant

Few more

Old tyres used wisely.

Feast to the eyes indeed

There were vegetables on display too

And vendors selling plants and other related products

Main attraction was a tomato plant, granted with a brinjal plant and both bearing fruits.

Needless to say I bought a few plants and thoroughly enjoyed the visit

February 12, 2016

Little heart

 Come Valentine and little hearts pop up everywhere.  We never heard of such a day while growing up though.  Now, its celebration time everywhere.  Specially the youth. So I remembered this little heart that I crocheted sometime back.  I have stitched a press button and kept a small opening so as to be able to stuff a few napthalene balls or potpourri. I could then hang this on cupboard handles or on hangers in the cupboard.

 Crocheted a jasmine flower with a pair of leaves as embellishments.  Easy and fast project.  Learnt how to from Lucy of  attic24.

Today is the auspicious day of Vasanta Panchami, a day dedicated to learning, to Godess Saraswathi bestows knowledge, fine arts, science and music. May the flame of knowledge keep burning and bless you and your family and enlighten with knowledge.  It is also the onset of spring season in India where trees shed leaves and grow new leaves and flowers.

May you all blossom like beautiful flowers and learn something new everyday cause life teaches us something new every day.

February 04, 2016

Pencil pouch making is addictive

Fun project indeed
They are so quick and easy to make and so pretty and functional too.  So called instant gratification.  My lil' one is on the moon :)

I used the scraps at home.  This White red combo I thought would be nice.  Unfortunately it was so small a piece that I had to contend myself in making an 8" pouch.  Serves the purpose.  So its fine.

Umpteen tutorials on blogland and youtube.  Had done a few in the past too.  They never saw the day of light on blogland though :) So this time I thought I must preserve this memory.  Children tend to loose these in school.  This is the fourth one that I made.  And she likes it so much that she does not want a store bought one now.  I love sewing them up.  So its win win for us.

All in I think less half an hour.

This adorable one is mine to hold nick naks.   Hope I inspire my bloggy friends to whip up one.

January 20, 2016

New beginnings is the word!!!

Hi.  Hope the new year has begun in the right spirit and you all enjoyed with your families

New beginnings has been the word for me since June 2015.

 Yes.  We moved to a new home and though the experience was exhausting, it was memorable and fun too.  Been half a year since we moved here.  Shifting, settling and getting used to a new home was a learning.  Not to hoard things that we feel we will need ONE day and becomes so difficult later when we have to move.  Phew.  I must give up on my habit of hoarding things at home.  A clean and clear home ushers positive vibes all around.

Internet connection took few months. Blogland became a distant dream for a while.  Am back now finally!!

Had an urge to stitch something.  Looked into my stash and found some cotton fabric enough for a top.

 Hunted for a pattern on the Internet since am a beginner. and found this.  This tutorial has been very beautifully explained and easy to make.  So I made a peplum top for my daughter.

There is some printing defect on the fabric. So i washed to ensure that the colour does not `run'. 

So satisfying at my effort.

June 22, 2015

A first

She had found the grill to hatch her eggs.  May be a first time mother.. inexperienced.  She landed there the fourth day after we got a grill fixed on the balcony.  I had my apprehensions then itself.  The nest was flimsy and infirm.

Alas, one morning I saw a few of the straws.  The eggs were gone and the bird was gone too!! Hope she finds a firm and secure place the next time.

Hope keeps us going!!