Sunday, July 31, 2011

I feel so blessed and lucky !

And this is thanks to all my wonderful friends and family who have been so supportive of me following my heart and crafting away!
I got a very special gift the other day. It's a picture frame adorned with paper quilling by Atiya Rehman.
Thank you so much Atiya dear. This is the best gift for me. I'll take great care of it. Your work is really good for a beginner who started learning on her own. I'm so proud of you. Insha allah , hoping to see more of your lovely quilling.

Another beautiful gift was a comment on one of my blogpost by Kavya.

This is what Kavya said:

Hi yasmin!!!
I just love your works and quilling... I just created some quilled dolls using your works as inspiration...I love quilling but no time as i am in middle school in dubai...I have made some quilled tulips recently.....thanks a lot!

So here is a little message for KAVYA :

I'm so proud of you , Kavya that you are already making dolls. Thank you, Kavya.It is so good to hear that you are quilling too. I feel so happy and blessed that I can inspire you. This is the best news for me. Kavya, I would love to see your quilling. I have no means of reaching you so please get in touch with me:)I have a little 'surprise' for you!!

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Any one for a cuppa?

Most of my friends know that I have soft spot for making cups and saucers. All this time I was crocheting it. Then I had to try it in my quilling as here it is . My quilled set of cups and saucers ...I think they would make great gifts as trinket holders? What do you say?

Wednesday, July 27, 2011


I'm so excited to have won this amazing giveaway at Benzi's blog. I've been visiting this blog and enjoying all her beautiful creations all this time - such lovely work. And today i won her amazing candy...I cannot help but share the news:) Here is a peek at the goodies :

And while we are at giveaways ....there is another amazing cricut give away. Click Here. Check it out.

And another lovely candy Craft Emma's Store

More candy to be won at Cheryl's Blog.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Knots of Love

That is what I call this shawl- Knots of Love. I had made this shawl some time back but never got around to posting about it. There were internet issues, then blogger issues and then so many other things....Finally I took the pictures today before packing it up to send it to my dear friend.
This is made for a dear old lady with lots and lots of love. This is a very special person to me because she has inspired me so much with the beauty of her knitting. I actually decided to learn knitting after seeing her gorgeous works.

This shawl is called ' Midsummer night's shawl ' and is designed by one of my favourites designers Lisa Naskrent of Crochet Garden. The deisgn has a lot of fine details but as usual the pictures don't show it. I hope my dear friend likes it.

The funny thing is that we never met each other, yet there is this strange bond of love. She made a little book of pattern hand written and even put in actual swatches of the pattern stitches for me. This time she even sent me her own book of knitting patterns - something she had compiled and preserved for many years. I had no idea ...when she heard my sister was visiting us she just gave the package to her for me. Can you imagine ?...I was totally astounded!!! Got a bit teary too :)

I am so touched with her kindness and love. I feel very lucky ! Some people are truly 'kindered spirits' (in the words of Anne of Green gables). Now that it is rainy and cold in Bangalore , I hope she enjoys using this shawl.

Some more pictures :

ETA : the rest of the pictures are not uploading ...maybe later .

Monday, July 11, 2011

Another award for me !

I feel lucky to be honoured with another award. This time , it's from a new friend and fellow blogger Santosh Bangar. Thank you Santosh for the appreciation!
Santosh had amazing blogs herself. Her recipe and food blog has some really lovely stuff. I know where I'll get my recipes this Ramadan!

I would like to share this one with all my visitors- those who take the time to drop in at my blog and sometimes leave such kind and wonderful words.

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

An award for me !

I had a lovely surprise waiting for me at Aruljothi's blog. I'm getting this award for the second time...which makes me very happy but also means I have keep getting better :)
I'd like to pass on this award to :
1. Anastasiasia
2. Arline
3. Paula
4. Mimi
5. Rima
Some of these are old friends who have always inspired with their new and beautiful creations. And some are new friends in the world of paper crafts who are really good and I feel I have a lot to learn from them. There are many more who I admire and get such inspiration from. Thank you , ladies !

Monday, July 04, 2011

Framed in Flowers

It's summer vacation season for the schools it the time to handle bored kids who are happy either playing out ( way too hot for that now ) or play station games! So I have been busy trying to make arrangements for a boredom free vacation.Or at least a week !!!
In the meanwhile , not much crafting is getting done. I get so distracted with all the beautiful crafts I see online that I drive myself nuts. I feel like I have to try and make all the crafts - so many lavely crafts with paper, fabric, polymer clay, wood, paints, beads, glass ....get so tempted to try all different things and I end up trying at least a few. Does this happen to everybody or am I getting crafty mania?
Anyways, I have finally finished assembling and framing my quilled flower bunch.
I have seen so many lovely flowers and designs done with this technique. I decided to make poppies ( poppies are such pretty flowers because the colors are so pretty). So here is my take on it...

My husband thought that the flowers have a carved wooden look about them. He wouldn't believe me when I told him it was paper. I had to ask to see for himself.I guess this paper gives it the look and strength.