Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Things These Two Get Up To

Ruhi has a go at "fierce", to be on her way to becoming Wimbledon's Next Top Model...

...while Maya transforms into Winnie the Pooh, for a fundraising event at school.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

New in the Shop!

Here are the completed works-in-progress, up and available at the MAYA & RUHI Etsy shop.  Two pairs of earrings perfect for Spring/Summer, and a drop-dead unique ring crafted from little wooden nuggets.

Wood nuggets ring

 I am loving the boho-glam feel, from the au naturel woodgrain against the gold-brass.  And how the wire-wrapping is rocking the organic shape of the nuggets.

SMITTEN Drop - agates, faceted glass
SUNKISSED Trio - howlite, carnelian, coral

And aren't these just perfect for the lovely weather we're having right now? :)

Friday, March 23, 2012

My Spring Fashion


It's proper heartwarmer-weather nowsadays.  And I love it!  So glad I don't have to wear my heartwarmer as Super Burly Scarf anymore.  I love how it looks super-chic with a touch of Jane Eyre!

Truth be told, I am not entirely happy with the "fall" of it just yet.  I need to experiment a bit more on the "hugginess" of it.  It needs to be less of a simple triangle, and more of an ergonomic wraparound.  Especially for the adult version, where boob-room is required.  For lucky folk who are boobier than me, that is.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Scenes of Spring

I think it is safe to say that Spring has finally sprung.

For the past couple of weeks, the weather had been somewhat crazy, going below 5 degrees one day, and then well into the teens the next.

But now, it looks like temperatures have pretty much stabilized.  I have even had to whip my sunglasses out to use, and have not worn my heavy coat for sometime now.

The days are getting longer, birds are singing away, bees are buzzing about, and even people seem to have more bounce in their steps.

Here's to hoping Mother Nature does not go bipolar on us again for now...

Monday, March 19, 2012

New Stuff at the Shop

I've been sufficiently productive.

Playing around with old formats in new material, and vice-versa. There are a few more pieces of works in progress on the worktable - you know how I get bored with making one earring and have to come back to making the other side in a couple of days.

Truth be told, my neck is a bit messed up and can't take too much of crafting, crocheting or reading for too much of a stretch nowsadays... But I digress.

These here are up and available in the Etsy shop (just click on the captions to get there.)
Sunburst Swarovski Champagne crystal wrapped hoops
Sunburst Hoops in Swarovski champagne crystals

BLUSH Drop - cherry jade, howlite, aqua blue glass
BLUSH drop in cherry jade, howlite and aqua blue faceted glass

Sunburst Swarovski Cream Pearl wrapped hoops
Sunburst Hoops in Swarovski cream pearls

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Killer Wallpaper


This, my friend, takes some serious balls.

When I first saw these images, I clutched at my collar, gasping for air, in a state of bewitchment over how loud, chaotic and achingly beautiful these are.

This is the genius of Catalina Estrada, who sort of reminds me of my fave Frida Kahlo.  Not just her dark, exotic look complete with flowers in her hair, but also her unabashed, almost reckless, use of colour and mind-blasting form and fantasy.

And I LOVE how there's crochet in her aesthetic.  See if you can spot crocheted items in the set-ups.

Feast your eyes, my friend...



Tuesday, March 13, 2012

No Satisfaction

I have developed a rather unhealthy addiction to Mixed Fruit Tart and Pinterest.  No relation, I think.

For some odd reason, I have now a Sweet Tooth.  Not so much the Chocolate type, but so the Mixed Fruit Tart type.  I have scoured the Village for the best Mixed Fruit Tart, and the best is at Bayley and Sage, with it's not-too-sweet crust and its towering portion of fruit.

As for Pinterest, I started after reading about a fellow Etsy seller's adventures on it.  And since I started, I have found myself having to prise myself off the computer.  Or reluctantly, but determinedly, click the Close Window X.

In case you're (p)interested, here I am  Just a collection of stuff that, I think, says Me.  And ever so useful for Doldrum Days, when I feel like crafting but have no idea what...

And, yes, superb for collecting Mixed Fruit Tart porn... :)

Recipe and photo from

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Spot the Difference(s)

I can't believe this weather.  I mean, I've always heard about "the crazy English weather", but this is seriously maddening.  I don't know how the flora and fauna cope with this place... 

Less than a month back everything was blanketed in snow, and blizzarding at -6 degrees C.  Then a week later it was bright and sunny and well into the teens.  We all thought Spring had sprung, glad to be rid of our big heavy coats and chunky scarfs, traipsing about in the sunshine.

But as of 2 days ago, temperatures plummeted and we're back to blight.  So it's back to trudging across the Common head-on against the wind, complete with tears and snot.  Apparently, it might even hail.  Altogether, not a pretty sight.

Bi-polar of what, huh? O_O

Monday, March 5, 2012

New Stuff in the Shop!

The BOHO Drop
Turquoise, Sandstone, Lavender Jade
Fuchsia Agate, Carnelian, Faceted Glass

I call these my Drops...

Turquoise, Sodalite, Faceted Glass
Rutilated Quartz, Sodalite, Onyx

I love how the Drops are simple, delicate and elegant.  And depending on the colour/stone scheme, can exude and depict such strong character.  They also swing about ever so sweetly on the lobes.  Absolutely dah-ling!

Click on the links below each pic to head straight to the shop for more pics.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Old Dressing

Mexican Embroidered Dress
I love vintage dressing.  There's such a romanticism about it... :)

Vintage 1950s Skirt - 50s Full Skirt - Mediterranean Tourist Print

vintage 1950s dress / 50s graphic floral print cotton sundress (small)  70s Secretary Dress - Office Fashion - Spring Fashion - Mauve Dress - Dusty Rose Dress - Tea Rose Dress - 2 4 XS S

But, because I am no PYT, I can't.  'Coz I know I'll just end up looking like a time-warped nutcase. :S

Click on the images for more details.