Monday, April 30, 2012

Lots of things

I've got the impression that I did lots of things and nothing ... not really advancing at all ... ;-)

I'm still stitching away on the second part of Serengeti mandala, but it isn't finished yet. Tomorrow is the first of May and then part three will be released ... aaarrrrgh! Oh well, I'm trying to keep up with it as good as I can!

There were/are lots of household chores to do : shopping for groceries, making dinner (we have a long weekend of four days), doing a large pile of ironing, ...

I've also baked brownies with a ricotta mix. After Carin talked about it in one of here previous blogs, I decided to also purchase the book (I knew where to find it at a bargain price). And although they don't quite look like the picture, they taste delicious.



Oh yes ... I promised to give a look inside the two Mango Pratique books that I've purchased recently ... Well, here they are:












Maybe I can tempt you with them?! ;-)

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

HAED discount

Yes ... following to the titel you can already know that I caved in ... Heaven and Earth designs was giving a discount of 50% from 20th until 23rd of April. I didn't want to miss out on it this time, so I ordered ... I admit I was a little bit (over)excited!

Being a Josephine Wall fan (although these are the first ones that I buy :-)

Catch a Falling Star   /   Caught By A Sunbeam  

 Crystal of Enchantment   /   Enchanted Snow Globe

   Fly Me To The Moon   /   Spirit of Flight

 Titania and Oberon

And a couple of other ones that I wanted for some time now

Priestess of Quetzalcoatl
by Jasmine Becket-Griffith

Orchids
by Nene Thomas

The Teamakers Daughter
by Aimée Stewart

There's only one problem ... I don't know how and when I will find the time (and courage) to stitch them! ;-)

Are you a Heaven and Earth fan and/or stitcher (I am, but they are sooo big and thake sooo much time to stitch - sigh)?

Monday, April 23, 2012

Bridal fashion week

Last week I read an article in one of our newspapers on the Pantène Bridal Couture Week from October 15 to 16, 2011 at Pearl Continental hotel, Lahore (I don't know why it appeared this late in the newspaper). All I can say is that I was awed by the beauty of the dresses ...

I love the Indian culture ... that is food, clothes, architecture, nature, ... (not their "casts" system)! Everything is sooo colourfull. Wish I could travel over there! For now it's only dreaming since I don't have the travel budget for this yet ;-)

Look at all those beautifull dresses, colours, embroidery, ... The girl that wears this will feel herself a real Maharani!
 






From another website:





And as I can't put all those pictures on one blogpost (otherwise it would be waaaaay to long) ... here's a link to another really nice galery of pictures (you should really have a look): Bina sultan collection

Who doesn't want to wear such a lovely dress(es)? But as it says "Couture" in the title, I don't think it's for us "normal" folks ;-)!

Hope you enjoyed this colourfull eyecandy!