Thursday, March 20, 2014

Shop update and more

I have been rather under the weather these past couple of weeks, but with each passing day and a truck load of antibiotics, I'd better believe I'm improving :) 
Sewing has been at a rather slow pace and I stuck to making the basic tote for the shop this week, instead of tackling more complicated projects. I carry this bag with me everywhere, shopping, to a movie, an afternoon out with the girls. It is truly an everyday, everywhere tote. I love the basic flat construction and yet I manage to stuff alot in there. Sewing the handles on the top adds to the visual interest. Plus the fun part was adding the brass snaps on the top.
Holi was quiet like every year and Gaurav and I spent it at Meera's. We attempted making the traditional sweet Gujiyas this year. These sweet dumplings are made of deep fried flour pastries filled with a mix of khoya ( dried milk more like ricotta cheese), dried coconut, powdered sugar, chironji seeds, semolina and flour. Ma always made them at home, but I've always been a little apprehensive making them on my own. Thanks to the enthusiasm and keenness shown by Gaurav and Meera and accurate instructions from Roopa, they turned out gorgeously golden and yummy. I'm waiting to make my next batch as soon as I get the time.
Franny and Zooey are growing by the minute, but they're just soooo adorable. They now have their distinct personalities and behaviours. We now know exactly how they'd react to a situation. Isn't that incredible? Look at those sweet eyes, let them fool you not I say! They are the naughtiest kids in town. Its terribly exhausting being around them, but I do miss them during the week :)) They complete 5 months very soon.
Hope you all had a wonderful and safe Holi too. I'd love to hear from you guys, drop in a line sometime eh? Don't forget to say a silent prayer each night for the missing Malaysian Airline plane. Its just so heartbreaking to not have any news at all :((

See you soon. 


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