Monday, November 28, 2011
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Whoa! It's real long since I blogged anything here. But I have been doing things all along. I didn't click any pics and kept postponing it. That is the sole reason why I have not been blogging anything till now. Even now I haven't clicked any pics. Thought I'll just update you guys on what all I have done till now.
I made a big crochet granny square. The colours are maroon and green. It looks like an accessory for Christmas. Well, I made it atleast a month back and it now is in place for where it was created - on my fridge. I'll click a pic and post it soooooon!
Next were my experiments with my lovely sewing machine. So pathetic of me that I have not clicked a pic of my sewing machine yet. Anyways, the first few days I used it to learn and refresh my sewing lessons. Straight lines, curves, zig zags, and on it went for a few days. Then I sewed up a hand clutch. Yes, I did it! Though not a perfect one, I just loved it.
Then I sewed and sewed and tried to learn stitching necks for dresses. It took me a while to learn it. And once I learnt it, I jumped on to a kurta project, for me. I cut an old big dupatta and within a few hours, my first kurta was ready :-) It is not fit to be worn out because it is a bit crumply at places owing to the nature of the cloth material. But yes, I am wearing it at home :-)
Later I had the courage to create a kurta from a lovely FabIndia cotton dupatta I had for some time now. It did not take me long to finish it and the end result was really pretty. And I wore it out as well. Few said it was nice, though nobody knew I had stitched it ;-) I was thrilled with the result.
After the success of the FabIndia dupatta-kurta, I have now another on In Progress. It is a lovely orange shaded fabric. Only the neck needs to be completed and a little bit of shaping up. Then the kurta will be done!
On the crochet space, I did have some green, yellow, and off-white yarn left from this project. I started making granny squares out of it to make a small throw for the winter coming up. But I am out of yarn now. So I have gone back to my old Big Pink Blanket again. I completed 3 more rows of shell stitched on it yesterday. It is almost over 2 years since I started on the project. I don't know how many more months or years I'll take to finish it. Being a long item, it is a bit difficult to sit on the chair and sew. Let's see how it goes.
Monday, September 5, 2011
The color is a bit different in the photos but still nice.
I love the stitches at the edges and the sides of the spread.
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Then sewed the remaining of the edges.
Then using June's icord tutorial, I created icords to join the flowers. Well, I must say that I loved the icord tutorial and its use. I found this tutorial right in time when I was thinking of ways to connect the flowers. The icord is sturdy, can be made as thick as you want, and holds the flowers in place without letting it twist and turn all the time. Go and check out her neat video of the tutorial.
The flowers, because of the weight, are not in the actual shape now. But still the colours are pretty. The best part is that it is hung right above our bed and I enjoy watching the colours every time I lie down.
To the end of the hanging I attached a small bell also. Simply. Me and hubby, there is not a day, when we are not ringing this bell. It is simply nice. :-)
Hope you enjoyed the project. I know that the pictures are not that great. But again, I AM LAZY :-)
Friday, August 26, 2011
Monday, June 20, 2011
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
- One needs lot of patience to complete such a project.
- Always attempt this craft only in a spare room; never in your living room or bedroom. It leaves behind a lot of mess, which you wouldn't be interested in cleaning up ;-)
- Your hands will be all guey and sticky.
- You need some ones help to arrange and stick up everything on the wall in straight line without putting any marks on the wall.
Altogether I loved and enjoyed this project a lot.
Thursday, June 9, 2011
I have been trying to progress earnestly on my Big Pink Blanket. It was actually progressing well when I ran out of the pink yarn. So had to keep it aside till I went and bought new yarn.
In the meantime, I started with a small project - crocheted table cloth for our small centre table in the living room. As usual, I am creating Granny Squares for this as it the easiest and quickest type to complete a project soon. I am progressing on this project.
Apart from these, I have another new project. Something of the kind I have never done before. We had printed out some of our photographs and want to put them up on the walls. We didn't want to go with the store made photoframes. Instead, wanted to add a personal touch to it. So hubby has bought me the required materials and even given suggestions as well. I am also reusing some of the stuff available at home for the purpose. I am making photoframes for the photographs now. It is a bit of a tedious job actually - measuring, cutting, pasting, pressing, allowing to dry, and afterall the bits and pieces of mess on the floor. But it is really INTERESTING. So far, I have completed to frames.
Hopefully within few days I will be able to post a picture with the wall full of our photos here :-)
Saturday, May 21, 2011
For a long time I kept writing down the tasks on post-its and kept pasting and kept pasting it on the walls and cupboards. Last week, I finally made a small board for myself.
I used a cardboard piece, covered it with a silver sheet. Then I hung it on the wall.
Now I can write on the sheet using a marker and wipe it off using a cotton cloth or tissue. And stick post-its on it as well.
I have kept the markers and pens in a glass just below the board.
I used this to hang the board. Cute right? :-)
Making a customized board for self is very easy and consumes less than half an hour. You can add your personal touch to it by covering the board with gift wrapper, fabric, or even newspaper.
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Yes, I have been crocheting flowers. Remember my flower project? That was made into a small neck scarf.
So now what do I plan to make of these? I am still thinking. I have a couple of small ideas. Let me see what works out. Meantime, if you have any ideas, let me know :-)
Friday, April 29, 2011
A butterfly mobile had been on mind since years. But I never actually made one until two weeks back. Take a look at it.
It may not be a very beautiful work of art, I agree. But I am very pleased with my effort. I used all scrap and coloured packaging papers I could find and made it. The effort to cut out each butterfly with the details was painful, but fruitful in the end :-) Then I wished, if I had a cricut cutter.
It didn't take me very long to finish this mobile. It was pretty quick and easy, apart from the cutting part :-D
Now it is hung up right in our living room and is beautiful when it turns and twists around!
Friday, April 1, 2011
My first attempt at a ripple project.
Does it look nice?
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
And there is one more type of item I did. Three crochet head bands.