Ever since I moved to my new home, all  I have been doing is order things online!

Back home I had a huge collection of yarns, needles, colors of various types -acrylic,watercolor,poster color,crayons, oil paints, oil pastels,metallic colors,3D tubes,mediums, paint brushes, drawing and painting sheets, charcoal pastels/pencils,crochet needles and much more…

Since there is a weight limit on the luggage, I had to leave all those things behind 😦 😦

So, what would a person staying all day at home,in a new town, who had earlier been crafty ,Do? Yeah, that’s what I have been doing so far…

Seeing the beautiful scenes outside my window , I was tempted to paint.. So I ordered these oil pastels and watercolor.. It took me ages to select as I have no idea what brands are actually considered good here.. It’ll take a pretty long time to figure out which ones are really good..So, for now, I guess I’ll have to work with the ones that I have ….

I ordered these Reeves watercolor tubes on amazon.com..

The colors are not that great for the price..I guess its ok for kids, but I guess its toxic, so thats a no no…

I did this trial painting (copied a picture from a pencil shading book)… The colors are too bright, it was difficult to blend… In short, don’t like this brand so much..

Its a 18 color set…

This could definitely have been better… Now that I know the colors, I can hope to make my next paintings better…

 

I also got these Oil Pastels from Pro Art.. I haven’t got a chance to test them yet, but they seem to be pretty good.. Hopefully I won;t be disappointed…

 

 

 

 

 

 

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8000 miles away!

I moved… and it wasn’t a small one, I moved 8000 miles away from home !! 🙂

The picturesque Seattle is my new home 🙂

 

I love this place, its just too beautiful… Guess I landed here at the perfect time of the year, fall colors everywhere! Never seen such a sight before! ( The place where I lived earlier didn’t have a so-called WINTER, temperatures never went below 18 C ) Coping with the low temperatures is a challenge for me. Nevertheless, I’m quite enjoying the cold weather too 🙂

The cold weather is a great motivation to knit.. When you know you are going to use the things, you get inspired to knit! I still have to search for yarn stores around here, but I guess I won’t have trouble finding one….

Meanwhile, before I flew to the US, I finished off few pending projects…

This doily is worked with crochet thread and the pattern was taken from a japanese design book (I don’t know the name of the book , its in japanese! ) I have used 2 colors, cream and wine red… After few motifs, I decided to reverse the color while working the rows..This is how it looks:

 

 

 

 

 

I have a little cousin who keeps catching cold all the time.. On his mom’s request, I make him a cozy skull cap.. Its a basic hat pattern and took very little time to finish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

After knitting and crochet , it was sewing time!!

I could only sew this pathetic looking thing called a pouch!!

 

 

That’s a pocket that I tried to sew.. I couldn’t even cut the fabric in a straight line!

 

There is the pocket…The pocket comes on the inside of the pouch…

Thats all for now… cya