Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Crafty-Crochety People

There are a couple of people whose blogs I visit almost daily to view those lovely crochet and craft posts. I may not read everything but love gazing at those wonderful pics and adore the magic human fingers, a needle, and a string of yarn can do together.

Well, see to believe what I am talking about.

Attic24, Lucy does a wonderful and colourful work every day. Her blog and pics were what actually inspired me to get back to my crochet hooks. Her Granny Squares, Ripples, and circles are simply adorable. Check out her blog for a colourful journey.

Sarah is another colourful and neat crocheter. I love her creativity, colours, and superb neat stitches. Take a look at her Flickr photo album. The wool eater blanket, stars, and Hawaiian flowers are what I love the most.

The next creative person in the line is futuregirl (Alice). Her blog is my latest find and I am loving browsing through the posts. See this wonderful flower purse and Starling handbag. Wondering when I will become super speedy like Alice :-)

Rae does really good stuff with sewing right from buttercup bags to tops for all and even does crocheting.

Well, I adore these wonderful ladies and their creativity. I am indeed happy if this post has inspired someone. :-)

Thursday, November 19, 2009


Last time when I had been to the Commercial Street to buy yarn, I saw a greenish blue coloured yard. It was a bit shiny and was looking pretty. I somehow had this urge to buy it all of a sudden though I was not sure what to make out of it. I brought it home and kept it rolled up.

A light blue shiny yarn also was bought in accompaniment with it.

Few days back I thougth of using it to make something. But kept on wondering what to make. Finally I decided; a new mobile pouch. My old one was worn out and had become dirty. So I started. I was not pretty sure how it would turn out. And I followed the same old pattern. Didn't try any new designs. And here it is.

Look how adorable it is with these yarn rolls. Scrumptious! ;-)

I particularly loved the light blue border on the flap. But it gets dirtied soon owing to the daily use and rough handling. And the button is something I am excited about. At the spur of a thought I got this idea. Can you make out what is it that I am speaking about after seeing this pic?

Well, this button was a plain lilac coloured one. I didn't have any good ones for this pouch and the plain one was looking really bad on it. So I got this idea. I wrapped it in an embroidery thread which seems to match the yarn. And if you observed the centre portion, it is light blue embroidery thread. Doesn't it seem nice to you? I am obsessed with this lovely pouch of mine now. Kindly excuse me for this very blurred image.

And I didn't give the yarn rest right after this project. I used the combination for something more. See this.

A lovely flower. The light blue is at the back. I wanted to show a back view of the flower, but don't dare to. It has become a bit dirty in the rains. :-( Now you must be wondering why I took it out in the rain. It is because the whole flower looks something like this.

Yes, it is attached to a key chain. It is for my new two-wheeler's keys. :-)

Now have a look at this pretty lot.