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Monday, February 24, 2014

Of crochet and the simple joys!

Today, after what seems like ages, I have something crafty I like to share with you. After moving to Sydney, all I had with me, in terms of craft supplies, was my quilting tool and my crochet hooks. I couldn't get anything else along. I still have some of my stash in my Mother's house in Mumbai and am hoping to have access to it soon.

In the first couple of months after we got here, once we had found a place to stay and had sort of settled in, the job hunt began. It took a while for something to come up and I felt I had some time on my hands and not much to do. So after a search on the internet, I decided to check out a few craft stores. I went to one called Morris & Sons and Lincraft, both of which are in the heart of the city. Honestly, I have never been to craft stores this big and with this much variety all under one roof. Morris & Sons has an overwhelming range of options, but I found them expensive and didn't end up picking anything there :(

Lincraft, on the other hand, has products that better suit my budget and a good variety as well. I think I probably went around in circles for the better part of an hour at first and finally settled on the ruffle yarn. I had seen so many ruffle scarves online and this yarn wasn't available in Mumbai. I was so excited that I picked up a ball to try out. And the rest, as they say, is history.

Can you tell that I ended up going there a few more times and picked up a whole bunch of yarn. Fast forward to last weekend, I finally finished registering with - the Aussie take on Etsy and my shop is now live and has products listed and ready to post. We post globally, all you have to do it tell us where you'd like the package sent and we'll send you a quote with the postage. Do stop by.

I have also created my facebook page specially for these products. I'd love for you to stop by and "Like" us -

The simpler joys in life - 
Today I woke up to find a mail from the awesome support team at Madeit, telling me that one of my handmade ruffle scarves were being featured on their Home Page, under the theme - Violet Vibe. This totally made my day.

Of course, I still go to Lincraft for my yarn needs, but am eager to find more options. Do any of you have any suggestions for craft stores or yarn stores in and around Sydney. Leave a comment and let me know please. I'd love to check them out.

Disclaimer: I have not been compensated in any way by Morris & Sons or Lincraft for this post. This is NOT a sponsored post. 

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