Favorite pictures from February

February passed by too quickly. When suddenly a month passes by and you barely realize it – you’re busy !

Much research and personal philosophy of myself and my husband led us to a Montessori close to where we live. The Montessori method of education is the closest match to our ideal standards of education and we felt it was time to start familiarizing our daughter to the external world in small but secure steps. Thus myself and my darling Amaira enrolled ourselves in the “mother toddler” program.

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February marked the beginning of her stepping out in this small Montessori setting holding her mommy’s hands. Here she is trying out her brand new pink sports shoes for her “nu nu skool” (new new school)

She has always enjoyed her coloring sessions, but with friends at the Montessori its just more … errr chaotic (you thought I’d say fun – didnt you ! ) Its fun too …. for me. Like you can see the parts done by the mother and toddler below (and please dont mind the shadow)

And the excitement of coloring continues even at home … on walls, sheets, furniture and sometimes paper.

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The whole of Feb was also test for Amaira’s immune system as it was getting acclimatized to the new environment and the pathogens ! I read that there are over 100 varieties of the virus – wow !  She had (and still does) several bouts of cold ,cough and sometimes fever. Several visits to the doctor too. Hopefully her health should be better soon – really hoping. I realize how much as parents we read about whats going on with children – can we be called half doctors 🙂 (“quack” laughed the duck)

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Besides balancing home, the trips to Montessori and handling all the emotions and stories after that – there is always something that I do – my work and my passion. Last month bought to life a truck load of both organic fabrics and regular cotton fabrics – some of my best designs that were best sellers were back.

Looking at the fruits of labour of your designing job is beautiful. My eyes twinkle almost each time the design comes to life – whether as a journal cover or as a fabric. Personally a very rewarding moment.

Some of the most sought after prints that came back with “popular demand” were the batiks, kalamkari’s and the block prints.

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Also the herbal vegetable dyed organic cotton lotus print.

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I also loved these images sent by one of my clients Abbi Franki who has an Etsy shop – SewAbbi. She made these gorgeous bags for her daughter using this fabric from my shop.

What’s written in the stars for Pisces this month ? Or how about writing your own destiny

I’d like to end with this post with lovely quote that used to keep coming up on my Facebook feed – and almost each time I would stop and look at it to admire. The whole archival paper ,the color rendering and the soft yellow with the innocence and simplicity – I adore this whole image and the deep message. I even made it my Whatsapp profile display picture.

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Favorite Pictures from January

Right in the first week of January, the apple of my eye met with a small accident. My daughter Amaira fell from a height and had to undergo stitches. For almost the whole January, she had to be taken care of and tended to. With God’s grace she is better now. January hence has a fewer pictures from my side to share.

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In various bids to keep Amaira entertained and positively involved, I had to constantly churn up ideas to keep her mind off the “hurt” (she says “haat”) so that she doesn’t tug on her bandage and pull it off. Thankfully I had bought this book. It has her name with the exact spelling published on the cover ! It is a regular children’s book published by a renowned publisher much before she was born ! Back in October / Nov last year – happened to spot this and many others in the series – bought them all in a jiffy.

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This one’s rather unique. It is my aunt actually, but I had to crop her face for her privacy. She was visiting a relative and probably someone offered her pineapple juice like that 🙂 Maybe some juice bars should take notice – novelty sells !!

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Where there is a will – there is a way ! And we know a way to make non flowering plants flower. Just dig the flowers in ! Simple 🙂 One from the many (many) projects to keep the munchkin involved.

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This one is of a Quartz Crystal. Little did I ever know that there is actually a goldmine of naturally occurring crystals just a stone’s throwaway from where my in-laws live. My father in law knew I value such things a lot – and especially since they have so many healing and metaphysical properties. This image is of one of my father in laws friends who owns such a quarry – he is holding one of the very many crystals that are dug out.

january-in-pictures-bird-in-flight-11-january-2017Truth always comes out – even if it is from a picture. Emotions cannot be hidden. Michelle Obama is hugging Barack Obama after his final speech as the President. He spoke in Chicago, where in 1996 he was elected as senator and started his political career. I can keep looking at this image and cant even imagine the wave of emotions that may have been running through the audience and especially the best couple I may have known. They have both set such a high standard that they are only worth emulating.

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To end January and invite February – here is something for the Vibrant youthful and vivid Aquarians. Available in 3 colors – Aquarius Journals make pretty handy gifts.

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Ending with a little Facebook wisdom that I downloaded in January