The first piece of news that I feel the need to report is that I am working on a new pattern.

You can see it in a yet to be assembled state.

Would you be able to say what it’s gonna be?

Easy to guess? Or not?


In other news, we are moving. Which makes me glad. And nervous. All at the same time.

Glad because we are moving to a nicer and bigger city and we’ll have so many new things to explore (and take pictures of, and share with you). And nervous because I have yet to pack my kitchen.

Mars bars. Many. They help. That is all I can say.

The day ‘D’ is happening on Friday. Most of all, I can’t wait to see what the light in our new place will look like. Gosh, has my looking at things changed in the past few years. I now value good light better than anything else.

So yeah, stay tuned, there are new adventures ahead of us!

And back to the picture above – what is your guess then?


Mushroom And Cheese Chicken

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I love chicken recipes.

I always have.

When I was a kid I preferred the taste of chicken to any other kind of meat.

And now, when I’m a kid no more, not only has my love for the taste of chicken remained but I’ve also developed deep love for simplicity of these meals.

With addition of few basic ingredients you can create a nice dish in almost no time.
And this recipe is exactly of that kind.

It’s tasty, it’s quick to make, and it’s flavorful and comforting just like a good home-made dish should be.

If you are interested, here’s the step-by-step recipe…


What needs to be said first, needs to be said first – the ingredients.


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1. Slice each chicken breast in half horizontally.

Crocodile Stitch Set

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(Update: To see more of my patterns, please visit my ONLINE SHOP!)


First of all, I promise that from now on I will try my best to stop talking about that darn cute crocodile stitch.

But before that, I’d like to inform you there’s a new item in my online shop.

Actually, for the first time, it is a pattern set.

It includes all three crocodile stitch patterns that I have created so far – the bag, the scarf, and the fingerless gloves. For a good price!

You can find more details HERE.



(Update: To see more of my patterns, please visit my ONLINE SHOP!)


Photography ~ My Photo Editing Process

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I’ve realized that although I have already posted a bunch of photo editing tutorials here before, I have never described my entire photo editing process – step by step.

And since many of you have asked about it, I’ve prepared this little post describing my usual workflow.

Some steps you may be familiar with, some steps may be new to you. Some steps might even look strange, especially if you are a trained photographer. Which I am not. But what I am offering here is the knowledge that I’ve gained during the last two years of my photography and blogging experience. So if you have anything to add, please do so in the comment section of this post.

Learning new things is good.

That is what I’ve heard some people saying so there’s probably something to it.

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