Thursday, February 17

Winners of One Heart One World

It's the evening of the 17th here in India and sitting in a little internet cafe at the tip of southern India I have drawn with the aid of the winner of the crocheted doily and the little screwpine heart which were the door prizes on my blog for the One Heart One World event.

Here goes - No 9 wins! and that happens to be Kim . Congratulations Kim.

I was delighted with the response my participation in One Hear One World got - The OHOW post has garnered me the most comments ever and the band of followers have swelled to a healthy190 and besides I've had a great time doing the rounds of so many fantastic blogs which I would have never chanced upon otherwise.

So with all that said I decided to pick another person to win and random .org gave me No. 84 which happens to be Elizabeth. Congratulations Elizabeth I hope this is a pleasant surprise, you win a crocheted doily and screwpine heart just like Kim.

I wish there were little hearts to mail out to all those who came to visit and left a comment but there will be more opportunities to do so. So do drop in and say hello.

Kim and Elizabeth I have mailed you both and asked for your postal addresses so I can mail the little packages out to both of you when I get home from Kanyakumari.

Friday, February 11

Flowers for Kath

Kath in Crete ( so totally exotic I must say) has received the page I made for her so I can reveal it here.
This is the last page I created in the 13 month long book page swap. I rose to the challenge and have completed my end of the bargain successfully. 13 pages made and sent out and all 13 received without mishap. Fell back on the commitement of a page a month a couple of times but there was also the opportunity to catch up.
I got my first page in the swap from Kath as a matter of fact, so we've come full circle.
I've begun work on the cover for my book of Leaves. I hope to have the book ready by the end of March.
Have a great weekend.

Tuesday, February 8

The Princess and the Pea for Ann

I got word last night that Ann has received the page I created for her so I can reveal it here.
Ann's theme is Fairy tales so I decided to illustrate the Princess and the Pea.
I decided to represent the bedroom all prepared with the stack of mattresses and quilts with the pea tucked in between them.
Hard to miss the funky mattresses sort of tribal/folk and that shiny purple carpet - I've attempted some perspective in this funky eclectic bedroom here if you haven't noticed! The pea is a button covered with satin stitch and the mattresses have been stuffed with polyfil.
There's one more page to be revealed, hope to get word from Greece in the next couple of days that it has reached.

Thursday, February 3

One Heart One World

The One World One Heart event is back.


Lisa Swifka is the brain behind this blog open house which has grown to 1000 participants in 4 years and this year is the fifth and final year.
So I just made it as a participant, last year I had a great time travelling the world and discovering a plethora of creative people via their blogs.
I'm a Textile Designer living in Bangalore, India. Embroidery is my passion. I embroider scarves and stoles and I'm deeply involved with design and development of textile based handicrafts in India.

As part of the One World One Heart event I'm giving away a crocheted doily and a little heart made of screwpine fibre. Both are made by groups of craftswomen who I've worked with.

If you'd like to be included in the draw for this giveaway you need to be a blogger, yes this is an event for active bloggers. Please leave a comment on this post only and I'll draw a lucky winner on 17th February. Please make sure you leave your email id so I can contact you. :) Like this maya(dot) matthew(at) gmail (dot) com so bots or trolls or whatever else don't get hold of it.
I hope you enjoy taking a look around my blog.
Thanks for visiting and to see the list of participants in this year's One World One Heart event click here. Bon Voyage!