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Friday, December 30, 2011

My pillows

Today I was organizing all my photos for 2011.  I realized few projects i made during the year are forgotten. This is one of my favorite pillows, which I sewed early this year but not blogged about. 

I was very happy the way the pillows turn out.  It was a simple plain cotton fabric, nicely embellished with patchwork.  I have piped all around the pillow.

This one with ruffled all the four sides. There is a hidden zipper on the bottom of the backside. It is so easy to make and simple to change the pillow covers.

There are great for my bedroom and living room.

I will come back soon with few more forgotten projects for this year.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Thanks to all

I hope you all had Merry Christmas!

Thanks to everyone for supporting me throughout this year and for a great holiday sale.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Fancy Dress

For some reason, I'm thinking its already Saturday.  It is a long week with lot of work.  Only two more days for Christmas, its been busy working on the holiday orders and Christmas sale exhibition and son's fancy dress.

My son had fancy dress at his playschool.  The theme was animal or leave.  Aryan dressed up as Lion and he was super excited about the costume. 

He also learned to say " I'm the King of the Jungle".  I rented the costume, didnt have the time to prepare something for him.  I had to force him to take off the dress to give back.  He was so attached with the character.

It was nice to see all the kids having fun.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Great weekend

Last week my little boy turned 3. It is hard to believe, he is no longer a baby but ready for his school by June 2012.

He requested for Choota Bheem birthday cake and wanted to wear tie like his daddy.. I made him tie and a reversible vest.  I found a lovely boys vest tutorial from make it and love it.  You see I'm always happy to find "boy" things to sew...

 I'm so glad that I did something special.  My little buddy jump out of happiness and wore it for the whole day. In fact I'm planning to make one more in different color.

He got lot of gifts, but this was special from his big sister.  A lovely drawing by Aashu.

Aryan! you are so special...lot of love from all of us 

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Okra yogurt curry/Dahi Bhindi curry

Yummy yogurt!  This is one of my favorite dish, I serve this curry with hot rice or hot chapathi. You should try this one it is so simple, easy and healthy.

2 cups of yogurt
1 tspChilly powder
2 tsps besan powder
1/4 tsp Turmeric
250 gram of Okra
1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds
1 tsp mustard
2 Dried Red Chillies
Curry Leaves
Salt to taste
Chopped fresh coriander to garnish

Remove top and tail of the okra and then cut into pieces. Heat 2 tsp of oil in a pan; add the okra along with salt and saute till its light golden brown. Cover the pan with the lid for a minute, the okra will tender with the water release. Then keep it aside. 

Yogurt mixture is simple

Take the yogurt, add besan, turmeric powder and chilli powder. Whisk until smooth.Cook the yogurt mixture in another pan until becomes thick, if you over cook the yogurt it will curdle , so remember to keep the flame low.
 Now the add the okra to the yogurt mixture, and remove the pan from the heat. Its ready for my favorite part of garnishing.  In the another pan  heat 1tsp oil, add mustard let it splutter,then add red chilly,curry leave. Pour it to the okra yogurt curry and garnish with cilantro leave.

Your curry is ready to serve.

What did you try this weekend?

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Pleated cuties

OMG, its december... Do you know I love december for two reasons.  Its the month when my son was born and its last month of the year.

Truely inspired by the rainly weather, I made a cute and small pleated stylish bag along with mini pleated pouch for coin or small essential. The handle is so convienent with key lobster, which can be worn as wrislet or carried as shoulder bag.

I like this fabric, but left with less than half a yard.  This pleated bag measures 8"x 8" and strap length is 17".  I used two magnetic snaps for flap and recessed zipper to secure things.  The mini pouch measures  4"x 4" and  easy to open & close with velcro.

One more pleated cuties of slightly different size. The bag measures 8"x6" and the pouch of 4"x5". My favorite is this fabric; very flowery.  And the lining is very cute with small prints.

Pleated cuties are available for sale.