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DIY tripod arm extension

Recently I bought a tripod to take better picture and videos of my projects. I bought this on Amazon. It is not expensive at all if you compare it to all the hifi ones online. As I wasn't sure if I'll use it extensively or not, I didn't want to invest a lot of money on it. However, it's very handy and convenient.
Why this DIY project?

Of late I have been thinking of taking overhead shots of my crochet and hand lettering projects and realized that I don't have an extension arm for my tripod. So I researched about the extension arm thinking I could buy just that for my existing tripod and was shocked to find out that the ones available online are more expensive that my tripod. I knew I didn't want to buy expensive gear for recording my videos. This planted the seed for a new DIY project in my head.
I found an amazing idea on this blog and headed straight to Canadian Tire and got all the supplies.
This post is not a tutorial to make this tripod arm extension but …

Calligraphy and hand lettering

We moved again. Not cities just houses. But I'm sure you will agree that's it's not any less stressful and tiring. With a lot of things going on, sometimes the craftsy side of me takes a back seat. We're still settling in and I think I'll take a few more weeks to fully unpack and get back to a stage where I'll not look for things in moving boxes.

Sunrise from our living room window

Our new place is full of floor to ceiling windows and let's in a lot of natural light. I've set up a crochet corner in the living room right by the window. I enjoy waking up early on weekends and sit there with a cup of coffee and crochet. I will take pictures of it and post them here next time. I recently decided to revive my interest in calligraphy and hand lettering. I didn't buy any new stationery at first and started working with whatever I had athand. It's only when I visited India last December, I bought a few hero fountain pens and drawing pencils. Recently I…

Hola mis amigas!!

🙏 When it's gray and rainy outside(which is pretty much the whole Winter in Vancouver), I like to be warm and toasty inside my house and knit/crochet by my window with my cuppa. It's good to be back on the blogland after a long time.  I'm currently working on a knitted blanket which my mum started when my niece was born but couldn't finish it. I have been trying to finish it since a few months and haven't found much time. But today I have picked it up from my basked of abandoned projects. 
A couple of days back I posted a package full of handmade(and other) goodies to my niece. She has outgrown all the knitted clothes I made for her when she was born. I've been busy making new ones for her. :-) 
I made a super simple granny square purse for her :-) This project was made using Craft smart value variegated yarn which I bought at Michael's Canada and I used a 4mm Knit pro waves crochet hook to go with it.
Before I talk about the purse itself, I would  like t…