Monday, 15 April 2019

Saying Bye to Fairies

Hello all,

I have started doing this fairies project as a part of smalls SAL in Jan 2017.  At that time the patterns were free in this blog.  Luckily I downloaded the chart for all twelve months.  After that it became paid pattern and now sorry that page doesn't exist.  

On 2017 I was regular till May.  After that I left these fairies unattended.  Then again picked it up and completed 5 more fairies.  And finally in 2019 I completed the last three fairies and one project in my work basket left its place.  I added these quotes to add some positivity in me when I see this frame.  It's already framed with black frame and it is adorning my living room wall.

(Please click on the image for better view)

I am so happy that I have completed this project.  Next the rainbow SAL which I have started again in 2017 is waiting for its turn to finish it.

In my next post I will be coming up with a embroidered kurti.  Till then, Happy cross stitching.

Wednesday, 3 April 2019

Kutch work motif and crochet clips

Hi all

Hope all r doing good and busy.  Heat of the summer is horrible and v r afraid to face the coming weeks.  In this climate doing embroidery is not enjoyable.  But to be more productive doing our passion make us more satisfied at the end of the day.  From January I was doing a kutch work saree for my sister in law.  I have completed that and have tried to embellish that motifs.  Sticking pink stones in in the plan.  But as of now I have only pink sequins.  So tried a motif with sequins and it looks like this now.  

After buying pink stones we will be sticking it to the saree. 

Also I have crocheted some small flowers and glued it to the hair clip.  They are lined up here.

These are all for now.  In my next post I will be coming up with the completed cross stitched fairies.  Till then, Have a nice day.  Have a happy time with needle n thread.

Saturday, 23 March 2019

Some crochet creations

Hello all

These are some of the crochet creations which I have done some time back.  They are pending for a long time. If I show them one by one in separate posts  I will take the whole year to put it in the blog.  So I am showing them all in one post.  

This is a small table mat which I have done in 3 ply acrylic yarn purchased from pradhan embroidery stores.

These are small coasters.  It is a free pattern from here.

This is a table centre piece done in granny rounds.  

These are snowflakes done looooooong back.  Done in 4 ply acrylic yarn.  

This is a small table cloth made for a coffee table with the traditional granny square.

This is again a granny rows.  First I thought of making a bag with these but after that I have changed it into two placemats for the dining  table.

This is another coaster.  I missed the link for the free pattern.  Once I found I will update here.

That's all for today.  In my next post I will be coming up with a embroidery sampler.  So do watch my space.  Till then have a happy time.

Tuesday, 5 March 2019

So far So Good

Hi all

This is going to be a small post.  I am happy to give an update on my ripple blanket and the cross stitch cushion.  So far I am doing as per the schedule doing one row per day and 2 block in the cushion.  Here they are at the end of February.

In my next post I will be showing  some crochet finishes which I have completed earlier.  Till then have a happy time with needle n thread.  

Thursday, 28 February 2019

Embroidered flowers

Hello all 

Hope all r doing good.  On the crafty side everything is going on well.  Mostly I am crocheting and doing kutch work embroidery.  In between them I have embroidered some flowers which I have like on seeing some dresses in an idea of doing it in kurti in future.  

The first one is a simple stitch - Woven spider wheel stitch.

The big flowers are woven spider wheel stitch and the dots are french dots.  Now a days in pinterest I am seeing so many pins with french knots used to fill  a design.  And it looks good too.  Instead of going for beads or stones it will be well and good to use french knots.  I love to do french knots after purchasing aari embroidery stand.  It is very easy to do if we fit the embroidery frame on a stand.  Moreover the flower looks cute when done in  variegated thread.  Important point to note here on doing woven spider wheel stitch is there should be odd number of spokes.  I used all the 6 strands of thread and for french knots I wound the thread once around the needle.

Next one - Cast on stitch

Here I have used variegated brown thread with all the six strands.  Leaves are lazy daisy stitch with 3 strands.  This flower needs practice to get it's shape.  Initially I struggled with it after a couple of stitches I succeeded.  

Next one - Ring knots

This is a variation of french knots with a ring.  In aari embroidery this stitch is used widely for flowers.  Here also I have used the 6 strands of thread.  The stem and leaves are done using aari technique just to practice.  I like this stitch .  Embroidering a flower with ring knots and outlining it with beads gives an elegant look in aari embroidery.  

Tomorrow I will be giving the update  on the ripple blanket and cross stitch cushion.  Also, Crochet purses are in line to appear here.  So do watch my space.  Till then, Have a happy time with needle n thread.

Wednesday, 6 February 2019

New projects

Hi all

On the first day of 2019 I have started a couple of projects so that I can work on it in a daily basis.  One is a Ripple blanket and the other is a cross stitch cushion cover with a simple pattern that doesn't need a chart.  Have a look at them.

I am following the Neat Ripple pattern of Lucy from Attic24. It is a know pattern in the crochet world. I am Using 4 ply acrylic yarn and a 4mm hook.  I am doing one row per day.  It took me 15 to 20 mins  to complete one row.  So far I have completed one row each day till yesterday.  

The next is a cushion cover with a simple pattern in cross stitch.  I am doing 2 blocks per day.  Somedays i will be stitching more than 2 .  Maximum 4.  Not more than that.  Using 2 strands of different anchor embroidery cotton.

I will be finishing this into a 16 inch cushion cover.  

This year I have decided to take concentrate on one project at a time apart from these two.  B'coz having more projects in the work basket is sometimes stressful.  I have planned to finish a project, then shoot photos , update in the blog and then move on to the next one.  I have some crochet projects which I have completed last year in which I haven't blogged till now.  Some of them need some finishing touch.  I will be doing them one by one before moving on to a new start.  Mainly I am focussing on my UFO's in my work basket and the stash I have collected in the last few years. This year I have also decided not to go for shopping craft items unless and until necessary.  

I will be updating the progress of these projects every month.  In my next post I will be showing the crochet projects which I have missed to show here.  That's all for now.  

Have a happy time with needle n thread.  

Thursday, 31 January 2019

Kutch work saree motif

Hi all

Last year I have started to embroider a saree with kutch work motifs.  It was a very slow project and this year I am managing to do atleast one motif per day and I have completed one third of the saree.  It is a simple motif done on a cotton saree.  

A portion of the saree.  Sorry for the wrinkles in the saree.

I have to add beads or stone in the center of the motifs.  Done with two strands of anchor embroidery threads.  Inside kutchwork line done a line of herringbone stitch.  

This year  I have joined an online aari embroidery course thru whatsapp.   It is going on well and  I will be back with the stitches what I have done so far.  

Thats all for now.  Do watch this space.  Have a happy time with needle n thread.