Friday, February 12, 2010

Working with Hands

So, what's new? I have been making things with my bare hands whether its cooking, baking, drawing with Santiago, mixing up skin/hair products and most recently relearned the art of crochet in Mikael Playgarden. This is the Waldorf inspired school where I take Santi to toddler-parent days every Mondays and Tuesdays. More on Mikael Playgarden here.

Now back to my crochet obsession, I even went to the crafts store (Dreams in Glorietta 5) and had the boutique owner teach me how to knit! These things are therapeutic, they say. Perhaps, I'm psychologically and emotionally preparing myself for the move to Palawan. During the transition period from the city life to island life, I will busy myself with all sorts focusing energies to yoga and creating things from scratch.

Do you see the lovely colors of yarn and cotton? I can't wait to turn them into something beautiful and of use :) You can download free patterns in Ravelry, a knit and crochet online community. You're sure to get lost in a maze of creative hand-made masterpieces by artists and homemakers. My next target is a Singer sewing machine and do some Burda Style projects...ooooh ;)

9 comments:

gene + experiments said...

They are therapeutic! I'm teaching myself how to knit but been a long time crocheter.

Hey, what's your Ravelry username? I hope it's okay, I'm geneinthebattle there. :)

dharmadreams said...

Hello Gene!

Thank you for commenting :) So nice to know that I have other creative mom readers like you ;) My username is dharmadreams but I haven't posted anything on ravelry. I just use the site for free patterns for now hehe. When I have made something tangible that I can be proud of maybe I can start sharing :)

fifi said...

hi:)
i would like to ask: why are you moving to palawan? you seem to have a beautiful life in the city..

dharmadreams said...

Hello Fifi,

I know where you are coming from. Most people (this includes my family & friends) don't understand why we are moving. But when explain about moving away from pollution in the city, going back to basics to be able to appreciate things that matter in life, living our dreams in paradise...then they begin to see WHY :)

Shunning away from the BIG BAD CITY may not be the answer for all, but we only live life once so we are going to try it out :D

Anonymous said...

hi dharma!! what will happen then to your jobs?? IndigoManila and your husband´ś job??Sorry, it would just be so sad for you and Denise to part, and to your family as well.

dharmadreams said...

hi anonymous :) I will start teaching yoga at www.bahaykalipay.com and still be in charge of INDIGObaby's PR & Marketing, answering online queries. My husband on the other hand will help build the Palawan Eco center with my aunt. They sell electric vehicles :D

Pat Grace said...

Hi Monica! When I read about your bringing the Indigo Baby goodness to Palawan, I thought it was just because you're there on vacation. You're moving na pala. :) Good luck! This time, I'll be seeing Denise na siguro at the Legaspi Market. hee

dharmadreams said...

Hi Pat,

Yup moving for good end of the month but I will be flying in and out of Manila to visit family and do some other work too :D

Anna Patricia said...

OOOH I wish I can crochet... I used to be a knitter, spent my first year here in USA knitting! It is therapeutic, the clicking sound and the rhythm made me relax.

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