Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Block stitch purse

Today i am happy to present my block stitch purse. This stitch was in my to do list for a very long time and finally i have learned it and made a 👛 purse out of it. Very happy. I have also attached the zipper and lining and it is perfect now. It has room to hold the necessary things like keys, mobile, money etc.



I have used local acrylic 4 ply yarn and a 4 mm hook. 

Learned the stitch from here. You can learn so many stitches in that site.  I am planning to make a bag out of this stitch with black and red.

I have completed a crochet table runner and a cushion cover and a mandala.   Now i am focussing on kutch embroidery kurti and almost the neck part is over. Will come up with my projects one by one. So do watch my space. That's all for now. 

Have a nice time with your yarns and hooks.  Happy crocheting.



Thursday, 2 November 2017

Something here and there

Hello all
Thanks for your comments in my previous post. I feel like 💃 coz God has been so merciful to us and we are having moderate rainfall past three days. Usually we get low rainfall every year. This week i am in a mood of doing something sort of small projects. And this is what i came up with.

Crocheted some flowers to form a wreath. I followed the youtube tutorial here to make the flowers.

I am going to make a wreath with these.  I have place it in a canvas to see how it looks. I liked it.

What color background can i give for the canvas. I thought i will paint it with light cream. What do you think. Which color suits the best. Please do tell your suggestions.  Or will it look good on a hoop.

Another thing i have embroidered is needlepoint quilt blocks. I have pinnef so many images and patterns in my pinterest board and from that i have done these three blocks to see how it looks on tapestry canvas. It was nice and i will be hanging it my cupboard door.  Finishing is pending.


I will finish both the projects and come up with another post.
My embroidery needle and threads are busy with the following project.


 Thats all for now. Have a happy time with needle and thread.


Saturday, 28 October 2017

Crochet hotpads

Hello all
Hope every one is doing good.  I have done with some projects but not able to show case it here. Being lazy to write a post.  Today i have been here to show u two hotpads which I have made it for my Christmas collection. Already i had a big hotpad in red color. Here i have used the christmas colors and whipped two of these. The first one is a free pattern called summer waves placemat. Pattern available here

                    

The second one i have played with the yarn in order to create a log cabin block. And I ended up with this. It doesn't look like a log cabin. And it tell me that Shami, u r not able to create a pattern. He he. Anyway i am happy with it.


For both of theses hotpads i have used 4 ply acrylic yarn of local brand and used a 4mm hook. Also I have decided to crochet a wreath for christmas. I am also in the process of making a quilted table runner. More over on my embroidery hoop lies a kurti which is nearing the finish of kasuti embroidery. Next week i will be starting a kutch work kurti for my co sister. My mega cross stitch project is also growing up nicely. 

We are nearing the year end. Where does the time flies. Its running sooooo fast. So i will try to finish the WIPs which i have started in the beginning of this year. No more new start this year. Eagerly waiting for 🎄 christmas to come. What about u. I would like to hear from you.  

Monday, 9 October 2017

Praying hands - A cross Stitch Finish

Hi all

 Hope all r doing good. I am doing good and busy with my embroidery projects. This is a short post to show u one of my cross stitch finish. 

It is a famous picture which u can see in most of the christian home that tell about the tells the importance and value of prayer. It is a free design from christiancrossstitch.com.  I have added the text in it.


I have stitched on 14 ct aida with 2 strands of dmc threads. This is the first. Time i am using dmc threads. But i didn't find any difference between anchor and dmc threads. 

I am planning to stitch one more to office it in my home as this one is hanging in our office.

On my embroidery hoop is a kasuti saree and an embroidery stitch sampler. Will give details about that in my next post. 

Have a nice time with needle n thread.

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Button hole stitch sample

It's been so many days i have posted here. My laptop is not working and i have to wait till my new laptop comes. I don't know when i will get my new laptop. So before that i thought of posting about a small sample i have embrobefore from my mobile.  This is just a sample before proceeding to a big project.

Yes, I am planning to make an embroideref yoke for myself. The pattern, fabric and threads all r ready. Tomorrow i will be starting that project. So before that have a look at my sample piece along with the pattern.


I have used button hole stitch for the flowers, back stitch for the stem, lazy daizy and straight stitch for the small leaves.

I have some more projects to show which i have done for the sale in the church.  Will come up with those one by one when i get a new laptop.  

Have a happy time with needle n thread.

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Smalls SAL - July Fairy, MCP update

Hi friends,

Although I complete the fairy on time I was late in posting.  I took only one day to complete it nearly 3 hours.I am happy with the finish.  For this month I am aiming to finish two fairies because I haven't stitched 2 fairies out of 7(jan- july).  So here is my fairy


Also I have completed one more page in mega cross stitch project.  I have moved to second section. Doing 100 stitches a day makes a good progress in a large project like this.  But this month I am not able to do 100 stitches a day since I have a deadline to finish two kurtis.  So after finishing that I will be concentrating on this large project.


After.  Sorry for the wrinkles and creases in the cloth.

Before

In my next post I will come up with an embroidery and its design.  Till then watch this space.  

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Crochet Hexagon baby blanket - Ta......da.....

Hi friends

Hope all r doing well.  From my side I am busy crocheting for a sale in my church in September.  I have completed some projects and one is a hexagon crochet blanket.  Whenever I see a hexagon in crochet it tempts me to start something on it.  This time I started with a plan of doing a blanket for a single bed.  But I ended up doing a baby blanket. I like to crochet hexagons.  But I didn't like the joining part.  So much to join and so many odd ends. So I finished it into a baby blanket.  On the whole it is a relaxing process.  This is my finished blanket.



I made 5 hexagon flowers with 7 hexagons.  Each hexagon is a of 5 rounds of solid granny hexagon .  Around that I added 12 hexagons to make another round.  Then made half hexagon flower to bring the blanket to rectangle shape.


For joining I place two hexagons with the right sides together and sew then thru the corresponding back loops. 



Yarn used : 4 ply acrylic yarn from pradhan.
Hook used : 4 mm
Pattern: Solid granny hexagon.  

I am happy that I have completed this blanket within a short period  concentrating only on this.  One more crochet bag is completed.  Waiting for a zipper to get attached.  It will take only an hour to do it.  But it is getting postponed.  I don't know why this happens with most of my projects.  Final touch takes a long time.  Now a days I am addicted to see the videos of creative grandma in you tube.  She teaches crochet stitches that creates a nice texture and have done some swatches watching her videos.  As my next crochet project I am planning to make another bag with one of those stitches.

On my embroidery hoop now

Will come up about this in my next post.  Till then, Happy crocheting and embroidering.