Saturday, May 26, 2012

T-shirt to T-shrug!

I'm quite certain that I must be the worst blogger EVA! Post one day and then go on a hiatus for a century :| I was on a 'brain dead,couch potato,watching numerous TV shows' stage and basically enjoying my life 8)There was nothing worth writing about.. read,I was plain lazy.
Anyhoo,ladies,this post  might more or less get your attention, if at all,you are kind enough to still read my blog . ^_^
Most of you must have heard of Pinterest.I'm not yet a signed member but I love looking at beautiful things and mind you it sure is addictive.
So on one of those monotonous days,I came across something in Pinterest and thought I should give it a try.T-shirt Upcycling.Ever come across a situation where you have many bland looking tees and thought of spicing things up.I have just the thing for you.Obviously the idea is not mine,I nicked it from the above site.;)
I picked up an one of R's old tee shirt and started working on it.I'm not an expert in stitching so don't bother judging my rather primitive stitching technique :||

Without further ado..

I couldn't believe how easy it was.
All you need:  An old tee
                     Pair of scissors
                     Basic stitching knowledge
                     A ribbon or whatever you can use for tying the whole thing up.

Step 1: Lay your tee on a plain surface.

Step 2: Cut through the middle.

Step 3: Chop off that neck line.
 how ridiculous does the 'chopping' look!?

 Step 4: Turn the tee inside out and start stitching away so that you can form a casing.Why?so that you can pass the ribbon/string through.

Step 5: Pull the string/ribbon through the casing using a safety pin.I didn't have a ribbon so I took different colored yarn and braided it.

And this is how it looks at the end of all this mess.


Photos courtesy:R
So what do you think? I am pleased with myself. :O More to come in the near future! ;)

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Book Review - Wife 22

Title: Wife 22.
Author: Melanie Gideon.
Publisher: Ballantine Books.
Format: Paperback.
Pages: 400.
Genre: Chick lit, Adult Fiction, Contemporary, Humor.
Blurb: Here.

I had received this book as part of Good Reads First Reads Giveaway. Since this was my first win, I was way excited! The book will hit the stores on May 29, 2012.

My Thoughts:
I have no idea why I didn't devour this book the moment I received the package. Instead, I stack up this book in my 'to-read' collection and try to finish 'Bag of Bones' which I never did. My mind was flitting around, not concentrating on the current book. Frustrated, I close the book shut and browse through my book collection and there it was.
First of all, I loved the cover page. Looked fresh & chic. I straightaway fell in love with the main character, Alice Buckle. The story line is about Alice, middle aged , nearing her 45th birthday, who is not sure whether she is bored of her life or plain tired! She is, wife of William Buckle, mother of Zoe Buckle (15 year old teenager, with all the tantrums and rebellious behaviors in full swing) & Peter Buckle (sensitive and wholly adorable,convincing his mom that her son could be gay!), best friend to Nedra Rao (Has your friend ever advised you NOT to do something, nevertheless you go ahead  and do it and go back to your friend nursing a broken heart and yet she has her arms wide open for you? Well that's the relationship between Nedra and Alice) & a drama teacher in a school.
At this point in her life, her life is more or less predictable. She feels her marriage of 2 decades has lost its passion, her relationship with her kids have seen better days, she still mourns her mother's death as she nears the age when her mother had died. The part where she deals with her mother's death makes the character real.It shows, no matter how old we grow, our mothers are the ones we can always depend on.
On a fateful day, when she feels there is nothing exciting happening in her life and the distance between her and her husband is increasing by the day, she receives a spam mail inviting her to participate in an online study of marriages. Little does she know that this could change her life and her marriage for ever! All she had to do was answer a questionnaire in return for $1000 at the end of the study. As a part of the study she is given a pseudonym 'Wife 22' and her case is a dealt by a 'Researcher 101' with whom an she develops a fervent relationship,online.
What I particularly enjoyed in the book was, side by side to the normal narration of the story, there were numerous text messages, Facebook updates,Twitter updates, playwriting scenes and Google searches!! The readers get a chance to read the answers to the questionnaire, however the questions were nowhere in sight. It was a little frustrating until I flipped through the end pages and voila the questions are all there in the appendix section! The chapters were short and lucid. My favorite character was Researcher 101. Charming fellow! Who wouldn't love him?!
The portrayal of the characters were all real. Imperfect, quirky and yet lovable. I thoroughly enjoyed the ride. Bravo Melanie Gideon!
My rating:

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Wordsy Wednesdays

Working on/Creating
 : On making the perfect avocado hair mask :O

Cuisine for the day : Cumin Rice,Raita& Chicken Roast.

Listening to : 'Already Taken'- Trey Songz.

Watching : F.R.I.E.N.D.S Season 8
               Step Up..The Streets 

Reading : Just started reading Wife 22 by Melanie Gideon.

DrinkingIt's Tea time.

Excited about: -My newly found baking ability..(Naahh..I'm just blowing it all  wayy out of proportion,will soon post about it)
-                           -Oh,Oh,I almost forgot,I can't believe I almost forgot,guess who is the owner of a brand new pink Ipod Nano!!!:D Yea baby! That's me! For those who are close to me know how much of a big deal it is!

Wondering : When R's & my spring allergy going to get over! Achoo!! *Sniff*Sniff*

Thinking about :Either I don't think much or I don't even realize that I'm thinking.Dumb much?? Naah!

Loving : Couple of great websites which a friend suggested.Unlimited TV Shows,Unlimited Movies!!Move over,Netflix! (S,you don't have to worry,I'll be mailing you the links ;) ) 
Obsessing over : Home remedies.
Craving : My refrigerator is loaded!! :O