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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Fabric review by Camila from Chile

Camila from Chile has written a wonderful post on her award winning blog about the fabrics that I sent her from Eco Fabric Store as well as from Fibers to Fabric Stores.

She has clicked some gorgeous pictures of the fabrics and plans to use them in really interesting projects in some time.

 

The classic and subtle grey on white print is the Folk Tribal Print. It is a super organic cotton fabric which is hand dyed with herbal vegetable dyes. The fabric lends a soft and soothing touch and is very versatile for most sewing and quilting projects.

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Herbal dyeing is basically the expertise of dyeing/printing with flowers, roots, fruits such as turmeric, onion, myraballams, madder, kesu flowers, dhavadi flowers and natural indigo. This not only prevents water pollution due to replacement of petrochemical dyes with vegetable dyes/natural dyes, but also imparts medicinal value to cloth as many herbs used for dyeing have high medicinal value. This mimics and age old process from Ancient India which was historically done by hand and on a small scale.

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The elephant print on the other hand is printed on high standard pure cotton with regular dyes. It one of our super hit best selling print. I have seen this print used in skirts, tops, home furnishings, wall hangings, linings, toddler rooms, boho clothing, belts, jackets, stoles and even cloth earrings !

The good news is that you have a chance to win a $15 worth of store credit to buy any fabric of your choice from any store. All you can hover back to Camila’s blog and participate in the giveaway at the end of this post.

Good luck !