Pumpkin Spice cake

With the festive season upon us, it does feel like winter is here and one tries to feel the nip in the air during the early morning walks; soon to realise that its more a childhood memory than the actual weather change in Mumbai. We used to call it winter then and just about then,... Continue Reading →

Hand Embroidery

This month as I sit down to write my Creative goal for October, I feel like I could pick up a needle and thread and work on some hand embroidery projects. First among them is this line drawing I downloaded from the net. Its the Gateway of India in Mumbai. I hope I do justice... Continue Reading →

Summer School Baby Quilt

Summer school is a free pattern from Missouri Star Quilt Company. I had saved it for a day when the quilty aunt would make a new quilt for new born in the family. The time has come, and suddenly I have 3 nieces (one yet to be born) and a nephew. What more joy than... Continue Reading →

What to send in a pouch swap!

Have you always wondered what to send in a pouch swap (beyond the designated pouch of course)? Well then, here is a little note to help you decide on the 'extras'. You can definitely send just the swap item, but where is the fun in that! Pouch Swap package So Step 1: Put a fair... Continue Reading →

Applique- a Magazine article

This year has been good in terms of magazine publications. Real happy to see my article 'Applique-an introduction' published in Quiltstories Magazine's newest issue. The article touches upon the various kinds of machine and hand applique methods pursued in different parts of the world. It is India's first Quilting magazine and am so super happy... Continue Reading →

Lemon Yogurt cake

When life gives you lemons, why not make a lemon cake!! This super lemony, tangy cake was real easy to make. If you want to make one for your family, please read the entire recipe before you start, especially the Notes section. Lemon Yogurt Cake Notes: I used juice of 2 lemons for the glaze.... Continue Reading →

Easy Chocolate Cake

Once a year the kid and I bake a chocolate cake with frosting! This special annual cake event comes in June on my husband's birthday. This year we used a new recipe to make a super moist layered chocolate cake. It was pretty good, if I may say so! Proof of the pudding(rather the cake)... Continue Reading →

My owl basket

These are stressful times and quilting remains that one wonderful hobby that keeps me sane when all around are losing their minds to fear and anxiety. It calms the mind, builds focus and best of all, produces a finished product at the end of the day. I learnt to make this cute owl basket in... Continue Reading →

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