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Crochet Doily Clock

Hi friends,
       How's the weather at your place ? It has been snowing continuously the past week. I like to watch the falling snow, from my living room window. (It was snowing when I started to write this post but was not able to post it. :-P It is not snowing now, but something worse(freezing rain) )

Having started work I miss those days when I used to crochet all day and munch on some snack and watch Jane Austen movies. But the feeling was not the same then. (the grass is always greener on the other side ehhh ??? ;-) )

I haven't dared to start any big (fairly big also) project as I knew I wouldn't be able to complete it soon.
I had crocheted this doily a while back and I didn't know what to use it for.

That's when I came across this post by Matt from accordingtomatt. And hence my crochet doily clock was born. :-)
I had to visit the Michaels store to get the clock mechanism. You can also get it here at Amazon.

I didn't have a base for my clock as it was no…

Welcoming Winter with Woolly Warmth !!!

I have broken the record for having disappeared for the longest period and now for having come back with a new post so soon. But I guess the latter is anytime better :-)
Winter is fast approaching. The beautiful tree in front of our house with lush green leaves has gone bare. Feels like its gone into hibernation ;-)  My NIA class yesterday was also on how to stay active and yet conserve energy during winter. Wondering what Nia is ? :-) Its a fitness program which includes dance and martial arts practised with music in the background. It does make me feel calm and fit after an hour of workout :-)
The clock has already gone back an hour and it gets dark by 5 in the evening. Quite depressing as it gets, crochet comes to my rescue.

Crochet and winter go together so well. Making beanies and scarves for myself and my husband has been so much fun.

These are for me!!! Isn't the cap cute ???  errrr!!! elegant ???  ;-)

The scarf pattern is the same I used for THIS post. I'm wondering i…

A little bit of Crochet and something new!!!

Hi Firends,
      It feels so good to be back here and writing a new post.
Its been three months in Toronto now and really feels like yesterday that I was unpacking our bags. Time is just fleeting... I've been quite busy with a school going husband(yes you read it right ;-) ) and trying to learn new things. I've recently joined many groups on FB where extremely talented people have been posting their work. I had been wanting to try my hand at tatting, but lack of time in Bangalore never allowed me to experiment. But I guess this was the right time for tatting and little bit of macrame too :-)

A few motifs and bracelets I tatted :-) You can find their tutorials on youtube. As a beginner I found the instructions very easy to follow.

I made this black bracelet for a cute little girl in the neighbourhood on her birthday :-)

I added some charms to make it more girlie :-) Isn't it cute ? And it even matched the birthday girl's dress :-)

Another in progress :-)  Which of the…

Tata Bangalore.... Hello Toronto !!!

A warm hello to all my readers. How have you all been? It feels great to write a post after having done the disappearing act. I missed visiting all my favourite blogs too. But I do have reasons for that(What??? Did I hear someone say excuses? :P) .
No excuses this time. I have been incredibly busy over the last few weeks and may be its gonna be the same for a few more to come. We were busy moving out of our old house and then packing stuff to move out of the country (you know how tiring it can be) and then busy moving into our new house. Phew!!!
Yes friends!! I have moved out of India :( :( I'm already  missing my family, friends and all the street food of Bangalore :P
We moved to Toronto.... My husband is here for his MBA and I've come along with him. Its been a few weeks since we arrived and I'm pretty much settled in my new home now. And back to sanity with internet at home.

Here's a look at our apartment in Toronto.

My living room.

Other view of my living room.


Mango Amore and a Mandala :-)

Hey all you lovely people, hope the weather in your city is treating you well :-) Bangalore was blessed with showers a few days back and the city is back to its good old AC like weather. Its so pleasant that I don't feel the need for my jacket to protect myself from the strong sunrays :-) I'm just hoping it continues to be this way.
The other thing I'm enjoying is the Mango season. My dad makes a dessert with mangoes, bananas and honey. Its called "Seekarane". Appa makes the best seekarne!!!! :-)
Seekarane with Chapathi is a great combination. Its high calorie-d, but worth all of it ;-) I and my sister are both Mango lovers. Though my sister is gorging herself on the American mangoes, she is missing the Indian ones, and I don't miss a single opportunity to make her feel jealous :D hahaha. 
My in-laws have sent a boxful of Alphonso mangoes from Belgaum.  BLISSSSSS!!!! :D:D:D

 I love mango in all forms, be it pickles, chutneys, desserts, milkshakes, falooda, …

Colourful Friday

Hi Everyone,
  Yayyyyyyy!!! Its friday and I get to be at home for 2 days. I plan to sleep early and get up late, go out for lunch or dinner with my husband(its been quite sometime since we went out ) , deep clean my house (I promise I'll try ;-)), some crochet accessories shopping, post them all with lots of pics here and ofcourse crochet :-) oh god I'm talking as if I've a week off.
    I always tell myself, that I would write atleast 1 post a week. Sometimes I don't have finished projects to flaunt about and most of the times I don't find time. Never mind, I'm improving... I'm back so soon this time (just one day after my previous post ... hooorrraaahhh)

As promised in my previous post, today I'm going to show you all my new size 20 crochet thread collection. :-) My mum got a shock when she saw me buying sooooo many balls of thread. She had this "Are you sure you need SO many of them ???" expression all along as I was choosing these colour…