Saturday, 22 June 2019

Aari Embroidery Blouse

Hi dear friends,

This year I learned aari embroidery thru online  and I am happy that I succeeded in it.  So I have designed an aari blouse for my silk saree.  And I am very happy to show it with all of you here.

This is the back neck.

A portion of the neck.

This is the front portion of the neck.


I have used simple chain stitch, line of stone chain, ball chain and zari line.  Then sticked the  stones with glue and outlined it with zari thread.  Click on the picture for better view.

In my next post I will come up with a small needlepoint embroidery and a small embroidered flower.

Friday, 14 June 2019

Ring Knot Kurti

Hello all

I am back again with an embroidered neck for a kurti.  The same design I have done with french knots for me.  But this time I have used ring knots for my co sister and modified the design a little.  Material is the same.  Ring knots is a beautiful stitch which is widely used in aari embroidery for flowers.  It is used as a filling stitch.  I have learned this knot through you tube tutorials.  Many videos are available for the same in you tube.  

This is the motif  in the sleeves.

I have used 6 strands of anchor embroidery threads for the flowers  and stitched french knots for the flower centers.  Leaves are stitched using leaf stitch which is my all time favourite and the stems in stem stitch.  First I tried the stems using portuguese stem stitch.  But it was not that much appealing.  So I decided to do stem stitch for stems.  Overall I like the outcome.  What about you?  Have you tried ring knots.  It is a bit difficult first.  But by practice it will come out perfect.  Tried it out.  I will be posting the design in future and a method to trace design for the neck.  

Now I am doing some embroidery samples and concentrating more on my mega cross stitch project.  I will be finishing another page soon.  So I will come up with that update and a embroidery sample flower.  Till then, Have a happy time with needle n thread.  

Monday, 27 May 2019

Crochet Purses

Hello all

Hope all r doing well and good.  We r enjoying the summer holidays with the kids.  Holidays are meant for enjoying but the heat of the summer makes it irritable. Some how we have managed and within 10 to 15 days the scorching heat will come down hopefully.  My routine has changed since the kids are at home and whenever I get time I used to do something crafty but not got the mood to take the laptop and write a blog post.

Finally I thought let me get into track as the vacations are going to over and today I am writing this post to show some crochet purses which I have done this year, 

The above two purses are done with single stitch rows and the flap is made with shell stitch.

This is a waffle stitch purse.

The above one is a three compartment purse done with double crochet rows.  I followed a you tube tutorial to do this purse.

I have to do two more purses for my kids before they r back to school on June 6th.  As I promised in my last post I will be back with an embroidered kurti in my next post. Till then, Happy crocheting.

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.