Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Latest happenings

I've been a little obsessed with nails lately. It's largely due to youtube. There's so many awesome ideas to try out it's hard to decide which ones first. Every night Aanya and I sit down and watch a few (or more) nail videos and talk about which ones we like the most. Polka dots and flowers win pretty much every time. Add glitter and you've got a true winner! We're both such girly girls. My friends used to tell me I very much needed a daughter and how much fun it could be. A little bit of pink was way overdue in this house. When we went for the 20wk u/s I was so beyond happy to find out we were having a girl. I would have been happy either way and had fully prepared myself for another boy but we were thrilled it was a girl. Mehul and Aanya get along well and have enough in common to keep each other busy. Life is good!

On to the nails :) 

First there were wraps. I had another one before this but don't have a picture of it. It's Jamberry. These wraps stayed on my nails for 4 weeks! They are super strong and when I removed them my nails were longer than I've ever had them. It's like they made my nails stronger.


Crazy long nails. I was loving the length but one broke and it was difficult to type with this length. I enjoyed it for a week and then trimmed to a manageable size. Here's a few Gradient tutorials on youtube.




Leopard nails. There's tons of tutorials on this as well.


Black and White dots. I got some dotting tools and brushes from ebay for cheap.


And my current one. I used some striping tape for creating the lines. It looks great and is my current fave. I like that it's sophisticated enough for work and is still fun.


These are the only nail pics I have on my phone. Now I'm trying to decide what to do next. Flowers probably :)

Since I have it uploaded, here is the latest quilt in progress. Block design is based on One Block Wonders book.The block design is the same hexagonal shape but the fabric cut makes it different. The brilliant and unique way of cutting the fabric makes these kaleidoscopic patterns automatically. Blocks have been half sewn at this stage to make placement easier. Once I have all of them completed and am happy with the placement I'll start sewing in columns. This will be a queen size quilt for our bed.

2 comments:

Erin said...

Fun! I love the slanted teal tips with the white dots. I haven't tried much nail art yet, but I do try to post my manicure each week in the sidebar of my blog. I can't believe Aanya is so big now! And how are our boys about to be 10??!!! Can't we make it stop?

Shalini said...

I know, right? I can't be old enough to have an almost 10 yr old. I've missed reading your blog. Added you to my list :)