Monday, December 17, 2012

Elegance and style

Shoppersstop and indiblogger are running a contest to create most stylish look using apparel and accessories from Shoppersstop.com. Thought of trying but could give time only on last day of contest. And here is what  I could decide for this Christmas and New year season.


I chose a long skirt with spaghetti top and accessorized it keeping the look simple yet chick. All accessories are black except pendant to add a hint of color in neck.

Chosen products are:
1. Top is Sepia Ladies Spaghetti Top
2. Skirt is Haute Curry Mix and Match Skirt
3. Earrings are Pretty Women Earrings - 1560-195
4. Neckpiece is Ayesha- Red Crystal Heart Pendant
5. Belt is Haute Curry- Womens Fancy Belt
6. Clutch is from Elliza Donatein - ISUFCL1
7. and Slippers are from Haute Curry - Ladies Casual Flat Sandals.


 Shalini

(This post is written as part of Shoppers Stop Perfect Look contest on indiblogger.in)


 

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Relocating.........

Its been long since i've posted any thing and I miss it miserably but another post will take time. We are relocating to Pune and I am busy with everything other than crafts. First it was 'C's school admission, house hunting and now packing.
Fellow Bloggers from Pune.....will need your help locating places/shops of interest. Any body listening..........


Shalini

Monday, April 2, 2012

Summery Kurta for Mother

It is holiday time in school before new session begins and we (me and 'C') went to my parents place for 4-5 days. I love stitching during my visits as my mom also helps me in planning and working on stuff. I stitched one cotton night suit for 'C' and a cotton kurta for my mother as we are gearing up for harsh summer months. Here is my mother's kurta:

 

I used matching blue fabric for design and put buttons made from kurta fabric. Though picture is not very clear. It is showing blue fabric as straight piece while I have made pleats there and then turned them from middle creating 3D effect in pleats. Will ask for a closer shot from my mother and then re-post. 

I loved its final look and now planning for my kurta from same fabric (I had got fabric for two kurtas).

Will be posting 'C's night suit in next post as it still has not got its buttons and button holes. Till then keep spreading happiness........


Shalini




Friday, March 9, 2012

Kadam Baby.....home decor for babies

Shuchi @Lost in Reverie had organised a give away in January from her online store Kadambaby.com and I loved the puppets she was giving away. I'm generally reluctant to enter in give aways but I really liked her puppets as my son likes to tell random stories to himself :-). I entered there and then forgot completely. One fine day, I came to know from her blog that I'm the winner of her giveaway. Quite amused at my luck, as I consider myself not having any chance at lucky draws, I checked thrice. But it was really me. Then I remembered Shahrukh Khan's dialogue from 'Om Shanti Om', 
"Itni shidaat se maine tumhe paane ki koshish ki hai,
hi har zarre ne mujhe tumse milane ki saazish ki hai."

While I'm writing this post, he is busy telling stories to his Grandpa using them. Thanks a lot Shuchi for your lovely giveaway.

 

KadamBaby.com is an online store specializing in baby/kids products.  They have collection of Bedsheets, cushion covers, quilts, crib sets etc. with great designs on them. Hop on to Kadambaby.com all mommies and treat yourself to a lovely collection.



Shalini

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Gift Box Decoration

'C' learnt Gift box packing and decoration for a school competition. Children had to pack a gift box and decorate it in class. He did practice at home and learn step by step method. I gave him a paper, Golden Ribbon (Gota), a fairy, star stickers for decoration and cello tape. He did fairly well in packing (teacher even asked if he had got it packed at home) and pasted all decoration nicely.


I made this fairy using nylon stocking and wires. I already had a small doll lying with me (of course recycled from a Rakhi). For added effect, added some flower petals in magenta color, two green leaves(though leaves are hardly visible) and stamens (used in flower making) with a ribbon and golden lace.Here is a closeup of fairy with petals. This was first time I tried using stockings to make things and found it quite easy and satisfying. I hope to continue this in future.


Here is side view of gift box which is actually empty from inside.




Shalini

Thursday, February 2, 2012

My Experiments in Knitting: 2

Hope all of you lovely ladies (and gents) are doing good. Its been long since I posted here anything. There were many reasons and without going into that detail, I would prefer to show my new creation: A sweater for 'C'.


I had bought wool 2-3 years back and kid has grown since then, so you can easily notice I've used fur wool at some places. 
I had planned to use crochet and knitting together for this. After two strips of crochet in front, I got bored of slow process. So crochet strips are in front only (Originally I had planned them for sleeves also).


Overall, I'm happy with whole look. 'C'  wanted 'G.one' on it (kids latest obsession). I tried but ended up writing 'Gone'. Does not matter as he is happy with this 'G.one'. And I'm happy with his liking for his new sweater.


Shalini

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

I'm on Adithi's Amma Sews....

Quite excited to tell you that Lakshmi@AdithisAmmaSews has published my interview on her blog as part of Creating Success around the World.


 

Just hop on to her blog AdithisAmmaSews to read it.


Shalini

Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy New Year......

video

Welcome Year 2012.......

Shalini