About

Hello, welcome to Crafty Spell! I am a yarn-aholic on a mission. As of 2016, I decided that I will curate my wardrobe with pieces crocheted, knitted & sewn by me. I am pretty good at crochet but slow at knitting & at a love-hate relationship with my sewing machine. In spite of it, I know I will get it done. One day, I will show you my handmade wardrobe 🙂

**The short story**

I am from India but currently live in Finland with my husband referred to as ‘TH’ here. Crafty Spell is my happy place where I show off my creative side that was dormant for as long as I can remember!

Welcome to enjoy my crafts with a bit of photography, travel, cooking & snippets from my life! I love sharing them with you. Have fun 🙂

**The long story**

For more than 25 years of my entire life, I haven’t been the artsy craftsy person! At school, during our crafts period, I used to sneak under my desk to read an Enid Blyton or Nancy Drew. The scarf I started to knit then (as part of our lesson) is still at my parents’ home, unfinished.

In the last few years, I tried out jewellery making at a workshop I came across. It was the beginning of my journey into the hand-made world. Then, I came across textile printing (kankaanpainanta) and sewing while learning Finnish. A couple of years ago, I learnt to crochet. Currently, I am re-learning to knit but in Continental style.

At the same time, I have been cooking many recipes & trying out new-to-me ingredients. Luckily, TH loves whatever I cook which has been immensely encouraging to experiment! As we captured our moments & creations on camera each day, I began paying attention to taking beautiful pictures. I am an absolute beginner at photography but I am usually happy if it looks pretty 😉

This is one of my favourite pictures. So serene & beautiful!

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When I look back & realise how different crafts & food occupy so much of my time now, I can’t help wondering if I am under a spell (yep, very much into fairies, magic wands & all). Hence the name of the blog!

*UPDATE July 2015: Although I started with a few categories in my blog, after the 1st anniversary, I am happy to concentrate mainly on craft related posts. The remaining categories & the current Thought for Tuesday posts will still be available via Everything Else on the menu.*

If you would like to get in touch with me & talk about my blog, topics, places or just a hi – I would love to hear from you!

You can :

leave a comment on my blog,

reach me at craftyspell (at) gmail (dot) com,

message me on Facebook,

add me on Ravelry or

find me on Pinterest

Want some more? Read some random silly facts about me here! Hang around & have a pleasant time 🙂

13 thoughts on “About

  1. Reading your About Me page reminds me of my self haha. lemme give you an example. I will read a book that I really like and half way thru, and because I will be busy with lots of stuff, the book will be buried somewhere in my room and then after a few months, I will realize “hey im reading a book…”

    😉

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  2. I was born into a crafty, thrifty, hand-work oriented household in Texas many years ago. I have no idea how many articles I have made for others over the years, but it was wonderful having the skill to use for people. Looking back, I wish I had saved some of those handmade things–the quilts, sweaters, shawls, embroidery and tailored clothing, but someone else appreciates them I am sure.

    If I had those years to relive, I would try seriously to learn another language and to cook regional foods. Our family has lived in several states in the United States and five foreign countries. We have to admit there is no food in the world as addictive as Indian food. I know a few recipes, but not the overall knack of throwing all those spices together.

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    1. How lucky you are to be making crafty stuff from a young age! Although I was taught, I could never learn them or be interested until my mid 20s.

      I am glad to know that you like Indian food. I do post some recipes now & then. Hope they will be of use to you 🙂

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