May you all have a wonderful peaceful year ahead
Monday, December 25, 2017
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
This is Pickles. He is Santa’s absent minded helper. He has lost the all important list that Santa gave him, so he has got himself in a bit of a twist. Unlike his twin who is very meticulous and goes over lists with a fine tooth combe, Pickles is always losing things .
He has searched for it high and low
And in his favourite storing place behind his ears but he cannot find THE LIST.
I suspect he has it tucked behind in his PJs and forgotten about that storing place😄
I took part in a fabric swap where we swap fabrics and make a doll out of the fabrics that your partner sent. This is what I came up with.😄
Monday, November 20, 2017
I am trying to destress. Started several of these dolls just to keep my ming occupied. Mum fell last week. Luckily I had just come out of the shower so heard her call out. She hurt her head but thank goodness nothing serious. Have to get some eye procedure done hope she will be ok.
Too scared to let her alone at home now. But sometimes it is not possible to be there all the time. So I just started these to keep myself occupied 😄.
I hope I will be able to finish them and they won’t hang around too long.
Thursday, October 26, 2017
My craft room is going to be revamped when I am away visiting mum. This is how it looks at the moment. Everything is in boxes in cupboards and I am finding it difficult to find things. Also a lot of space is being taken up by the cupboards so I am going to get just shelves put in to keep the boxes.
These are the boxes I am going to use. I hope to get a work space on top and the boxes will go below. Also going to put some insulation in the gap between the space of the wall and the room. This room is under a slanting roof and doesn’t have an inner wall instead it is boarded up and in the winter it is freezing even though there is heating in the room. so basically I cannot use it in the winter. I think it was used as a storage area before. Anyway I am hoping that the insulation will make it more habitable. Unfortunately I cannot do much about the ceiling because of the way it is built.
I hope all this will help me organise things a bit better.😀
Today I came across a new craft shop in our town. Went in to browse and came out with stuff 😂. Well they had many things very cheaply priced as they said it was not officially open. It was a soft opening (whatever that means) so they had all the items marked at way low prices. I could not resist a good bargain 😀
Thursday, October 05, 2017
Tuesday, October 03, 2017
Ok these were the last of my butterflies and dragonflies before I left. I must explain I was visiting mum for the last few weeks, as some of you might have guessed.
This one looked so much like a face of a tiger. Very appropriate for the place where I was. After a few showers there were so many different kinds of critters coming out. Amazing what a little bit of rain does.
This moth I thought was rather cute
After the thunder showers I saw literally thousands and thousands of these dragon flies flying by. One decided to rest a bit so I was able to catch him on camera.
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Looks like it's butterfly season here. Everyday I see beautiful butterflies flying around. Unfortunately they are not so easy to photograph. I think the best time to photograph them is around midday. I find they seem to want to rest at that time so they linger longer onflowers and plants. Like the black beauty. Isn't it gorgeous and notice the blue dots. They are not so visible in the picture but in the sunlight they are stunning.
This one was not so easy to take so I could not get a picture of the wings spread.
I saw this beetle skittling around. It had these unusual white dots on it but it looks like a stink beetle don't think that's the name for it though. When I was a kid I used to call them stink beetle because if you touch them they give out a very pungent odour. I found this out to my cost when I used to go collecting beetles in a match box😀. I caught one of them and soon my hands started stinking. I had to release it quickly and from then on I was very cautious if I saw one of them 😀. Funny the things we did as a kid. Of course we had no television or computers then, so this was our way of entertaining ourselves. The added advantage was that I lived in a place which was surrounded by forests. I distinctly remember searching for a kind of beetle or another insect in larvae stage perhaps, it had a soft velvety bright red body. They would come out after the first monsoon showers. I used to love catching those and stroking them until one day mum said not to or else I might catch a disease 😀. That effectively put a stop to my beetle hunting and I am sure the beetles were very happy about that😀.
Friday, September 22, 2017
Mid day today this butterfly just sat there even when I got close to it to take a picture. Perhaps it was just too tired and decided to rest. It was good for me as I was able to get a good shot of it.
Then I saw this dragonfly. Again I got very close to it and still it did not fly away. In fact it was just sitting there for ages. Perhaps the mid day sun was too much for it so it decided to conserve its energy by sitting still. I don't blame it as the temperatures sour to 34 degrees in the day time.
Amazingly this bird of prey also just sat there while I took a picture. He was there even when I went close to him and then he flew away. Perhaps he is used to humans. It wouldn't surprise me. It is a common Indian bird of prey known as Shikra. For a moment I thought it was a pigeon.
The high temperatures are sapping the energy of both humans and animals. It should be raining but there has been not much rain. We are all paying the price for global warming in one way or the other.