Monday, May 16, 2016

Weaving is my new love!

Have we talked about it yet? I guess not.

Yes, weaving is my new found love! I cannot stop thinking about integrating reclaimed items in my weavings. Few days back I started experimenting with fabric weaving and just loved the texture and the thickness of the finished weaving. In the end, I decided to make it into a small clutch and now I love it even more!

I think next time I am going to make a bigger one. Maybe something shaggy, I don't know! There are more weavings in my shop if you would like to have a look ;)

Let me know in comments, how do you upcycle? And what do you think about my little clutch :D

Thursday, May 12, 2016

First Ever Clearance Sale!

It seems like running an online shop is a full-time work! After lots of thinking and pulling hair I decided to revamp my shop and start my rebranding.

So, here I am putting up a clearance sale on few items as I won't be making most of them again.

This can be your opportunity to grab some early gifts or indulge in some guilty-free online shopping and pamper yourself!

1) Bohemian Triangle Dreamcatcher :

Bohemian Triangle Dreamcatcher
Detailed Shot
 2) Crochet Ribbed Infinity Scarf :
Ribbed Scarf in Pink and Green
 3) Coral Long Statement Scarf and Earwarmer :

Long Statement Scarf

Pair it up with a matching ear warmer!

4) Crochet Chunky Beanie With Detachable Pompom and Flower :

Chunky Beanie with Flower

With the pompom

Shop link:

All the products are made with much love and high quality yarns. Enjoy and thank you for stopping by!

Chao! ( I met my Spanish neighbours yesterday)

Monday, April 25, 2016

How To Sell Your Product Online!

Ever wondered why your competitor is getting all that ideal traffic from the world of internet? They don't seem to be doing anything special really, right?

No. Most of us are not aware of the technicalities involved in social media marketing i.e. SEO optimization, hashtags, powerful content, playful graphics, target market etc.

Pakistan have quickly progressed towards e-commerce in past few years, saturating the online market even more. Everyone wants to stand out and yell, 'We are the best'. But is your product yelling out for a possible sale?

Team of Entrepreneur Lounge Pakistan came up with this idea of offering a very affordable training event to the entrepreneurs in Karachi, concentrating only on Digital Marketing.

By their constant efforts, they have compiled best possible team of trainers.


Mr. Moosa Hemani ( CEO
Mr. Saad Ahmed Khan ( Freelancer with an excellence in digital media marketing)

Special Guests:

Mr. Tariq Yousuf
CEO - Mixit Technologies

Mr. Anis Uddin Sheikh ( Business Achor/Journalist ARY)

This team will teach you to establish your brand digitally and within your budget, SEO optimization and alot more!

There will be a Q&A session in the end to answer all your possible queries.

Hurry up! Only 50 seats are available!

Registration fee: 1000RS/- only
Venue : Dot Zero, Dilkushan forum Tariq road
Timings : 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Day: 14th May 2016

Go check out their Facebook group for more information regarding this event or join if you are an aspiring entrepreneur. Great lounge for like minded people.

Entrepreneur Lounge Pakistan event page:.

Entrepreneur Lounge Pakistan facebook group:

Sell but sell widely! Who said it? I just did.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Happy Women's Day!

Happy Women's Day!

Although, everyday is your day but this just one day for highlighting it!

To celebrate this day I am offering WOMEN10 as a 10% discount coupon for my shop:

Last week a fellow maker created an amazing treasury of seven beautiful colors!

This is how we support each other, buying from small business owners, who are usually women supporting their families and being a fulfilling their social responsibilities too!

Conclusion, buy from them! Simple ! lol

1) Pastels- Lavender Mist, Pale Lilac, Pastel Rose

2) Yellow Fiesta

3) Magenta, Hot Pink, Fuchsia

4) Blue - Violet

5) Teal, Turquoise, Aquamarine, Aqua

6) Coral, Peach and Light pink

7) Purple and Violet

Curator of these beautiful treasuries is Elena Anisimova, her shop link is:

Hope you love all these products, there is a little something for everyone :D

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Treasury Tuesdays

I will be announcing the winner of oue Leapyear loop tomorrow *YAY*

And looks like I am more more excited then the

Check Instagram @chincbliss for more exciting products, giveaways and coupon code

Well, well, makers should always promote fellow makers ;)

Hence, I will be posting some great collections every Tuesday *fingers crossed*

My love for peacock colors is never ending and I expressed it by making this huge knit cowl

Click here to see more pictures of this cowl.

Give some love to these hardworking makers! Because they make sure that you and your acquaintance doesn't end up wearing same stuff ;) Come out of those big boxes and go all trendy with these trend setting accessories.

Peacock Inspired Treasury

Click here to view them all!

There it is; hand dyed yarn, stone jewelry etc!

Carry your style

Click here to view this treasury!

After all, your style states who you are!

Stay tuned for more....!

Spread love and peace,

Monday, February 29, 2016

Leapyear Giveaway!

This might be a really short notice but I thought probably some of you can still take an advantage of this opportunity.

Some awesome handmade shops have gathered together to host a leapyear loop giveaway on Instagram.

It's quite simple, you can start by following my shop @chicnbliss and the giveaway post and then follow everyone in the loop. Instructions are in the description of the picture.

This competition is open only to US and Canadian residents. Ends tonight at 11:59 EST.

I am giving away this cute mini-weaving bunting. It's a new product and soon it will go to my Etsy shop:

Good luck!

P.S: We are eight shops, unfortunately we had no show from two shops in the loop. Eight shops, eight chances to win!

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Part 2 of 2 : Istanbul,Turkey

I made it back! *happy dance*

Every time I make it back to the blog is an achievement unlocked. *Gamers talking*

So many views on the first part of this post made me want to do this last part and give it all to you guys.

Just wondering, why readers don't leave comments? Maybe a thank you or maybe that wasn't good enough? anything? Lol

Lets talk more about food in Istanbul. Remember, most of the food comes from Ottoman Empire, fancy, isn't it?

Traditional Breakfast:

This is a traditional turkey breakfast! After I got my plate and apple tea, I was thinking, is there anything more? But this is it! Can you see any carbs? And it was a challenge to eat it all.

Fresh tomatoes, cucumber slices and olives.
Boiled egg
Selection of deli meat
Olive paste.
Selection of fresh cheese.
And a nutty spread, I don't remember exactly what that was.

Make sure do order the Ayran - the yogurt drink or apple tea if you are a tea person.

Turkistan Asevi - Turkistan Diner:

Turkistan Diner is a great family style restaurant and looks like it is being operated as a family business. I loved the ambiance, it was little dark but comfortable. Like you are guests of some Turkish family who is very hospitable and cooks delicious food. We noticed the restaurant because of the miniature buildings silhouette they have on the outside of the restaurant. 

I am a die heart fan of Mantu also called as Manti, dim sum or dumplings. This place have some amazing Mantu served with a red spicy sauce and yogurt sauce.

Marriage soup? Lol, not that marriage isn't a soup. But this is an actual soup with a yogurt base, chickpeas, potatoes and some herbs. In the winter it was soup for the soul :D


Marriage Soup

Mantu / Manti / Dumplings

Have a look at their website for more information and more pictures!

Get trolled for ice-cream!

Too bad I lost my backup and cannot share the picture of the most TRICKIEST ice-cream on the face of earth! If you have seen those videos on YouTube where Turkish Ice-cream vendors are trolling people then you know what I am talking about.

They are really skilled tricksters! But the ice-cream is something to bite into, yes its so chewy with a rich stretchy texture. I over heard on the internet that they use a herb called as Salep which makes it stretchy.

I got trolled at Taksim Square!

Taksim Square

Chicken in your pudding!

If you are like my husband and someone told you there is chicken in your pudding, you  might never want to try it. And if you are like me, you would give it a try anyway! 

Chicken Pudding

It is believed that this is one of the dessert from Ottoman empire. The chicken breast is cooked and then shredded into very fine pieces and then they use it in the pudding mixture. Honestly, if I didn't know I would have never guessed that the texture in my pudding is the chicken. It was like any other rice pudding.

Hot Drinks:

Turkish Coffee

Sahlep - Creamy hot drink with sprinkled cinnamon powder

A little more.....

There will be a lot of road side small cafeterias, not all of them are good, they have huge variety of food but not so good!


Well, that's pretty much it for the food part. You may enjoy few pictures below

View from Bosphorus Cruise


Down the street 

It was really cold for me!

Tulip festival and rain

Graffiti at Taksim Square

More Graffiti at Taksim Square

Yes, the love grows!

And here we are!

Well, well, we are done. And c'mon be a sport and leave some comments .. lol

Enjoy the video of live music at Taksim Square, there is live music everywhere, literally!