I have had an on-and-off relationship with writing about my life. Be it blogging or journaling, I'd have phases of doing lots and then nothing. I had to find a purpose and its meaning in my life. Recently as I got back to blogging, I also got back to focused journaling. The past few years… Continue reading The what, why and how of journaling
It feels great to pick up a new skill (and hobby) every now and then. It had been a few yeas since I did so. I had always wanted to work with yarn and learn knitting but had not taken the concrete steps to gets started. But on a Sunday afternoon, at work, an unexpected… Continue reading A stitch in time..
In the list of my successful and enjoyed embroidery projects, I add Francine the Floral Fox. I picked up this design online, part of a series of cute animals and recreated the picture using similar threads and stitches I found most appropriate. Stitches used: 1. Stem stitch-for outline and some stems 2. Lazy Daisy- for… Continue reading Threadventures: Francine the Floral Fox
Crafts, handiworks and handmade goodies, all bring the delightful waft of yesteryears as we remember stories from our grandmothers and mothers. When we think about handmade dresses, gifts and items, we think about the ethnic creations of East and envy it from afar. Perhaps, we even pay an extra buck for the exquisite products… Continue reading Hand Embroidery: Reviving a popular creative hobby from the past!