Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Heartmade by Tanya

A passion for crochet and knitting led Tanya Lerdkasem to start a new venture for her handmade craft called Heartmade by Tanya. I have been following her work and I found her work filled with passion, beautiful soft colours and lovely designs. Here is what Tanya had to share about her passion… over to you Tanya…

When did you start your crochet work?
"My mum is a crochet & knitting goddess. She taught me simple stitches when I was eight. I remember the coin pouches I made and sold to my friends from school. That was my first sale. I didn't get serious about it until 6 years ago when I was pregnant with my son. I wanted to crochet and knit baby stuffs for him as part of nesting. That was when I really got into the anatomy of crochet and knitting. Again, my mum guided me. It was such a joy doing things together."
  What inspired you to start this venture? And where do you get your inspiration from?
 "I moved to Muscat about one a half year ago. I often uploaded my works into Crafty in Oman Facebook page. People started to notice my work and placing orders. I never thought it would turn into a home business. A very good way to occupy my time when kids are in school.
My inspiration comes from nature. I love earth tone and raw materials. Most of my early works are consist of beige and brown. I also follow seasons, which affect my color and style. You will see more sweet color and flowers during spring, and grey tone in winter."

Tell me something about your crochet classes.
"There are courses for beginner, intermediate and advance. Each course has four classes; meet once a week for two hours. Beginner gets to learn the basic stitches, make apple jacket, and slippers. Intermediate learns to make granny squares, flowers and lace borders. Advance has a choice to choose her own project. It is 20 rails per course including materials.
It has been a great pleasure teaching many talented students. Glad to see my students enjoy and addicted to crocheting. It was a fun and amazing experience to share something you love with others. I have gained many good friends out of this. We share our works and resources by keeping in touch. I’m going to form a yarn club once I get back from a long summer break. Stay tuned if you want to be part of this exciting group! "


Have a look at her beautiful work:

Click here to view her Facebook page for updates and if you have any enquiries you can email her at .

Images via Heartmade by Tanya

Monday, June 24, 2013

Just popping by to say hello

Hello Everyone! Hope you had a wonderful weekend. I have been under the weather and resting and waiting for my body to heal completely. With some flowers by my side, a book to read and calls from dear ones cheered me up. The sudden outburst of fierce summer has slowed down a lot of my activities but hard for me to stay away from blogging… J

Have a nice week everyone! Stay tuned for more inspirations.....
Happy Bloom
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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Elegance of Shangri-La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa

No matter how many times you stay at Shangri-La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa, you always carry back with you a new experience after your stay there. Besides the impeccable service, the panoramic view of the sparkling bay and the mountains, this time I was drawn more towards the beautiful architecture and the interior design of this resort. The shape of the arches and the beautiful Moroccan lanterns added mystery and romance to the whole atmosphere.





Beautiful Ceiling at Al Bandar
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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Royal China Restaurant

I love exploring restaurants, different cuisines and most importantly the ambience and the décor. Recently I visited Royal China Restaurant here in Muscat and besides good customer service and impressive menu, it’s one of the few that serves best Chinese cuisine. The ambience of this place is equally good that made me want to stay and enjoy the place. It has a dynamic red colour scheme, good lighting and has a spread out seating area.

Love these door knobs

Location: Qurum Gardens Complex Shop#13, opposite Qurum Rose Garden Park, Muscat, Oman

Telephone: 24571339


Images are clicked by me

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Rendezvous with Biscotti

Homemade biscotti is just what you need to get you through your day…. and it's a perfect treat for any occasion… love the flavors and the crunch…

These were good and the flavors worked well with my hot coffee…..
When I received these I used to treat myself every now and then… Baking these goodies is definitely my next baking project. Thanks Shilpa for these yummy addictive delights!
Hope your week is going well…  I am looking forward to the long weekend that’s coming up!!

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