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January 28, 2013

Crocheted Puff stitch Beaded Coin Purse

While organizing files in my system noticed this old photograph of a coin purse made by me and then remembered that is not yet posted here.

Made this coin purse some months back.I made set of 3 purses in three different colours but took photo of only this one.

Gifted it to my friend's daughter. My joy knew no bounds when my friend said that her daughter was proudly showing it to her friends saying "My Mira aunty gifted the purses to me.."

January 22, 2013

Decorative Stickers using Gift Wrapper

Used, gift wrapper for this project. This wrapper was with me for the last 4 years which I saved after carefully removing it with a hope it may be of some use in my craft works.

Recently when I was organizing things, I saw this and wanted put it to use. So quickly came the idea of decorating the plain door at the entrance. 

Being an animal lover, decided to bring in the birds and animals into the work as it brings life into it. So surfed the net for some wildlife theme and finally hit upon these beautiful stags. Drew it on a plain A4 size paper and copied the design into the gift wrapper using a carbon paper.

Working with gift wrapper is not an easy task as it is very thin and tears-off easily during drawing, cutting as well as sticking procedure. Very smooth to handle, slips off the hand easily. So should be done carefully & patiently.

I have taken two types of photos. One with Flash and one without Flash. Sharing both the photos here.

Without Flash

The above one is without flash. Giving below the 'with flash' effect... see the beautiful hues of colours reflecting...

On the side panel I made this small decorative sticker....

Our neighbour's grand daughter - a toddler, is attracted by this work and her mischievous fingers do play with these stickings frequently because of the shine & hues of colours this sticker creates.... :-)  But it brings a smile in me as it only brings the picture of 10 little fingers in my mind :D

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Second Anniversary today! :-)

Mira's Talent Gallery @ My Hobby Lounge is entering the 3rd year of blogging today.

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Time flies! few days back My Hobby Lounge touched a milestone of more than a lac views and today  I am entering 3rd year of blogging.... a double dhamaka!

In the last two years, I have made many warm friendship here, Learnt new things and now eagerly looking forward to a more funfilled journey.

I thank you all for your support, encouragement and giving me a wonderful blogging experience.

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January 20, 2013

Cancer Symptoms - Keep a watch

I came across a pamphlet of a NGO called "global Caner Concern India" which works for cancer care in India.

Don't know how many of us are aware of the symptoms. Many a times it is diagnosed at the last stage (except few lucky ones) and it is very painful to see their life ending painfully.

My own MIL suffered Colon cancer and had a painful death. Though she showed many a symptoms associated with it and it was visible in her CT scan, it went unnoticed by the doctor treating her. She could not undergo the surgery as planned as it had already spread to her bladder, kidney and was spreading to other organs....

Healthy Food, healthy living, right body weight etc will help one lead a healthy life.

The pamphlet of the NGO gave a list of symptoms suffered during different type of cancers. Sharing it here because it may help the needy to identify it at right time to take the necessary diagnosis and treatment. But do not panic when you see similar symptoms for some other minor ailments. Keep your cool and take the medical help to diagnose the problem.

ORAL CANCER :- White or red patches inside the oral cavity or difficulty in swallowing or opening the mouth wide, thickening of the tongue.

LUNG / THROAT CANCERS :- Persistent cough ; chest pain ; blood in sputum ; shortness of breath ; weight loss or loss of appetite ; hoarseness ; repeated bouts of penumonia or bronchitis, difficulty in swallowing.

STOMACH CANCER : Indigestion or hearburn, pain in the abdomen, bloating of stomach after meals, loss of appetite, weakness, tiredness, diarrhoea or constipation, blood in vomit.

Diarrhoea, constipation or any other change in bowel habits ; frequent gas pains ; blood in faeces

BREAST CANCER:- A lump in the breast or under-arm area ; change in shape, size or colour of the breast ; discharge from nipple ; dimpled puckered or scaly surface of the breast (like an orange peel)

CERVICAL / UTERINE CANCER :- unusual vaginal bleeding ; pain in the pelvic area, foul smelling or unusual discharge.

KIDNEY CANCER :- blood in urine ; frequent fevers ; weightloss or loss of appetite ; tiredness ; pain in the side ; anemia or high blood pressure

BLADDER CANCER :- The neeed to urinate frequently, painful urination ; blood in the urine

PROSTATE CANCER :- Urination problems

MELANOMA (SKin cancer) :- Change in size shape or colour of a mole or wart

finally the pamphlet stressed :- "Please note that these symptoms could be caused by something less serious too. However it is important that you consult your doctor for a proper investigation if any of the above symptoms persists for more than two weeks".

Along with the above symptoms i would like to mention certain things which we learnt from our experience that are important to be noticed and followed during the treatment.

  • Generally cancer patients lose weight immensely, some have loss of appetite, difficulty in functioning of the affected organs etc.
  • Cancer patients may suffer from an imbalance in their electrolyte level. Hence regular tests need to be taken and the salts to be supplimented with medical advise orally or through IV as per the requirement. Dip in electrolyte if go unnoticed for a longer period will affect the brain cells. The brain cell if affected dies and cannot be revived. The organs related to that part of brain function may fail. The patient may go to unconscious / vegetable state.... slowly they die... [ This we have experienced as the doctor during discharge never mentioned about the importance of electrolyte level cheking in the discharge advice... so she kept talking about old things forgtting the present... slowly she behaved like a child....]
  • Frequent rise in temperature (fevers). In case of my MIL it happened everyday during the last stage of the cancer. As it was winter season all the doctors blamed it on the weather.
  • Here I would also like to mention about a old thread in a community called Indus Ladies (you can see the link at the end of this home page) (a supportive natural therapy) by a member. We didn't had enough time to practice it. Hope it may help you.
    Supportive therapy to cure cancer approved

 To read experience of others on different types of cancers, please do check it here


 My Mother-in-law suffered from colon cancer. The symptoms she experienced were :-

  1. Frequent passing of urine / sensation to pass urine
  2. Sudden immense weightloss
  3. Frequent feeling for passing stool (though large intestine is clear)
  4. Bloating of stomach, Gas formation
  5. Tatelessness
  6. Tiredness (low electrolyte level)
  7. Daily fever during the last stage
  8. Blood while passing Urine
  9. Vomitting after seeing all the above symptoms


January 19, 2013

Mira's Talent Gallery touched a milestone of 1 lac views


With all your support Mira's Talent Gallery @ MY HOBBY LOUNGE  touched

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January 17, 2013

Crochet Free Pattern Diagrams (link shared)


I was casually searching for some patterns and hit upon some interesting ones.

Here is the link to the free Crochet Pattern Diagrams

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January 16, 2013

Why we shout in Anger

This is a nice piece of not just info ; it is an "art of living" that I received as a forward. Would like to share with you.


"Why We Shout In Anger?"

A Hindu saint who was visiting river Ganges to take bath found a group of family members on the banks, shouting in anger at each other. He turned to his disciples smiled'n asked.

'Why do people shout in anger shout at each other?'

Disciples thought for a while, one of them said,'Because we lose our calm, we shout.'

'But, why should you shout when the other person is just next to you? You can as well tell him what you have to say in a soft manner.'asked the saint

Disciples gave some other answers but none satisfied the other disciples.
Finally the saint explained, .

'When two people are angry at each other, their hearts distance a lot. To cover that distance they must shout to be able to hear each other. The angrier they are, the stronger they will have to shout to hear each other to cover that great distance.

What happens when two people fall in love? They don't shout at each other but talk softly, Because their hearts are very close. The distance between them is either nonexistent or very small...'

The saint continued,'When they love each other even more, what happens? They do not speak, only whisper'n they get even closer to each other in their love. Finally they even need not whisper, they only look at each other'n that's all. That is how close two people are when they love each other.'

He looked at his disciples and said.

'So when you argue do not let your hearts get distant, Do not say words that distance each other more, Or else there will come a day when the distance is so great that you will not find the path to return.'

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