Saturday, 13 September 2014

I have barely admitted that the summer is over. I came back from summer vacation only a week ago.

This rainy weather is just unacceptable. Dear outdoors, please don't resemble November just yet!

I might try to pretend that I accept that the Fall will come eventually .... soon. Can we have an Indian

Summer at least?

To me, ever since the school days, the symbol of Autumn are ripe apples and grapes.

I have found these rotten apples in the garden and I thought they are strangely beautiful.

No one really eats them fresh from the tree really, its the sour sort. They blossom in the Spring, turn

into tiny apples throughout summer.

Lots of them fall before getting ripe and then just fall of the tree to finish their journey. Circle of an

apple's life.

Well, at least the slugs like them and my chocolate lab thinks they balls to be played with. ( I dont

like it though as his stomach got upset once and he s not allowed to eat them. )

(P.S, What is with the Christmas pins at Pinterest? They started with Christmas trees in July I swear.

I love Christmas but it's way too soon!!! )

Hello Fall, once again!

Xxx Sonishka

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Meet my (probably most photographed in the world) Chocolate Labrador puppy . He has grown

from little ball of fur to 29 kg adult chocolate darling.

Our home was never the same ever since we got him. The garden is full of this tiny happy creature

that lives there now. He barks only sometimes, loves to pick mulberries and blackberries and is very

fond of soups. What can I say, he is one gourmet dog!

After every walk, he has a bath on his own and he is very demanding to be played fetch the ball

before we turn the lights off and he needs to go to bed.

This post is linked with In beauty and Chaos.

Little fur baby

His first toy

So dreamy

Tired after big walk

So snugly

His IKEA blankie

Playing hide and seek

Mums carnations are the best pillow

Hello handsome!


Fruit is yummy

Take me with you

Please play with me

Mmm whats this

Come out and play with me!

Monday, 18 August 2014

Not so glorious summer so far. But looking on the bright side of things, how else would I be able to take

photos like these?

Raining through the rays of light. It's good for the garden, they say. :-)

Water pouring from the skies, but me and the Chocolate Darling didn't care. We kept playing fetch the ball.

He even jumped into the tiny pool as the storm went on and on.

But as it always happen, every storm must pass. So it did and we dried that chocolate furry coat soon after.

Xxx Sonishka

Sunday, 17 August 2014

With my summer vacation at the end of the summer FINALLY approaching, I have decided to use photos

that emphasize the Mediterranean feel.

Sunny skies, shaded little stone pebbled alleys somewhere in an old seafront town. Sipping fine wine and

nibbling on olives and prosciutto . Can't wait!





Tuesday, 15 July 2014

I feel like summer has finally kicked in!

I could work from home today and finish two hours earlier. It felt like short vacation. Sad true story?

Big Hello to suntanning of my milky flesh! The Chocolate was happy to see me as well. He was even happier

after he got access to tiny water pool.

I ate my weight in watermelon. Ok maybe just one third. I read glossy magazines while listening to iPod.

Now im munching on vegemite toast (yes - breakfast for dinner and I love it) while downloading this

Diane Keaton's Book

The End

Xxx Sonishka

Saturday, 12 July 2014

In last few months I have noticed growing "Shibori efect" on display via blogs and Pinterest. I was intrigued

to try it myself. I have started by collecting how to's and ideas on my Pinterest Shibori Board.

With blue dye ready to use and old linen I spent afternoon having fun creating the patterns.

Here is a quick and easy DIY how to make Shibori at home.

Here is what you will need apart from the fabric dye. I have used blue dye as that was only one I had.

I have folded my linen - this has created even and mirror like pattern once I unfolded these.

With few stitches you can create interesting pattern. Make sure to use strong thread as you need to pull the

thread tight so the dye can't go through the stitched areas. Stitch and pull stitches and tie them properly. You

can create circles and lines. The more lines you stitch, the bigger the pattern afterwards.

For the circle pattern, I have simply used little pebbles from the garden and tied thread around them.

My dye' s instructions were to boil it on 40 degrees Celsius for 30 minutes. I opted to leave the fabrics in for

a bit longer. Afterwards, I have rinsed the dyed linen few times. Then I let it soak for ca 15 minutes with 1

1/2 cup of vinegar diluted in the water.

The moment of truth - unwrapping my Shibori (with a little helper :-)

Tadaa! It worked.

Here is close up for the patterns:

Circle Shibori Pattern:

Stitched Shibori Pattern:

Stripes and lines Shibori Pattern:

I had lots of fun making these and cannot wait to try different patterns and colours.


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