Friday, September 28, 2012

Birthday Cake

Hi Ladies !!!!

Yesterday was my elder son (Moksh's)  Bday. He turned 13 and to celebrate the occasion I decided to bake a cake with proper decoration and all. Nothing unusual about baking a cake, as I  do it every time, but, making an icing topping and decorating it with the same is something which I tried for the very first time.

 Since Thursday is a no non-veg day, I decided to make a egg less Lemon Cake. I picked up this recipe from, Nita Mehta's Eggless Oven Recipes and this is how it turned out.

Front side

Back side

After decoration

Even though the kids and his friends showed appreciation, but I somehow felt that covering the lemon icing with chocolate shavings was a mistake. Because  chocolate and lemon does not  quite blend together. Instead of chocolate if  I would have sprinkled some shavings of lemon rind and replaced the strawberries with sweetened lemon wedges, I think the whole dish would have come together quite beautifully. Well, cooking is experimenting with new things and I think this is how you learn.

Have you ever experienced something like this????????

Do write in. I wud like to hear from you.

Have a nice day !!!!!


Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Hi !!!

Finally, I have managed to complete my crochet cover for the side stool and this is how it looks. I haven't attached any edging to it as I wanted it to be simple.

Thanks for stopping by 


Saturday, September 22, 2012

Open Shell Stitch

Hi !!

This  is a crochet cover which I am making  using open shell stitch. For this project I am using thread size 10 of green and beige color and hook size is 7.

I usually go with bright colors. But this is the first time I am going by this combination of green and beige. 

Do give me your feedback as to how is it coming. Have a nice weekend.


Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Some more embroidery

Hi !!!

These are the few projects on embroidery which I have been working on.

Do drop by with your comments


PS This is my 100th post thanks for your love and support.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Embroidery Work

Hi !!!

Today I am going to share with you my first embroidery project. 

For the outline I have used black beads.

Though the project was a bit huge & tiresome for a novice like me, but I immensely enjoyed making it. For  the embroidery stitches I refered to Mary Corbet's She has detailed info./videos on various stitches which makes learning quite simpler.

Thanks for stopping by and do comment on my project.

Take Care !!


Sunday, September 2, 2012

Craft items from abroad

Hi !!!!!

This last week has not been quite good for me. Reason, I was supposed to get my pack of crochet yarns, which I had ordered online from Pradhan Embroidery Stores, Mumbai. Unfortunately, since the store uses resgistered post to deliver the goods, it seems somebody took out half of my stuff from the package. So I got only 30% of what I ordered, becoz of which I was not feeling so good. Though I have intimated the store about the same, but the matter is in pause mode at the moment.

But yesterday I received a very bigggggggggg  baggage of craft goodies from my dear friend, Teresa from Canada.Wow !!! it felt so good, to just go thru the stuff. I felt like a kid going thru the chocolate and toy boxes. This is acutally a Thank U Reward for the crochet bag and a SRE heart  I had sent her.

The package includes crochet threads, matte pieces of various colors, a whole bunch of silk ribbons, decorative items, like leaves, beads, needles etc. She also sent me few books on crafts.

Wooh !!! so many things, so many projects that I can do now. I feeling good already. 

Thank u so very much Teresa. I don't have enough words to thank u. But I still would like to say THANK U VERY MUCH.



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