Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Embroidery pattern 3 - French Knots Flower

Hello all,

Today I am here to post my free pattern for this month.  It's a simple flower design.  I always wanted to try french knots.  I am very happy that I have stitched this month's pattern with french knots.  So here is the stitched design for you.

Close up of the design


Center  flower – French knots ( 6 strands)
Stem – Stem stitch – 2 strands
Leaves – Leaf stitch and satin stitch(outlined with back stitch) – 2 strands

Thread used
Anchor variegated thread No: 1320

For the next month's free design I will be uploading a kurti neck design which uses this pattern.  So do watch my space.  

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Oh I'm late

Hello all,

I am late to show you my little fairy which I have stitched for the smalls SAL.  Somehow I was feeling lazy to do a blog post.  I overcame my laziness today and I am ready to show you my little fairy for last month.

I have completed 7 fairies so far.  Only 5 more to go.  Also, I have started to crochet a blanket in the Jan 15th of this year.  I have started it in a plan of doing one square per day. As per the plan it is going on.  Some days I used to do more than one square.  And so far I have completed 60 squares.  

In my next post I will be posting the new design for this month.  Till then, Happy crocheting. 

Saturday, 24 February 2018

Crochet Samples to pouches

Hello all

Hope all r having a wonderful weekend. I am also happy because I have two crochet finishes in my hand.

In the school of crochet there are so many stitches I wanted to learn.  One is V-stitch and one Saturday evening I tried it with two colors and I like the way it turned out.  So crocheted another piece of it and at that time my little one came to me asked ma what r u going to do with it? And I asked shall I make a pencil pouch out of it.  He happily agreed to it and that sample became a pouch.

Then my elder one asked a pouch for him and tried this wavy pattern using tapestry crochet.  It took two evenings to do this pouch.  I didn't line it since the tapestry crochet is made of single crochet and it makes a thick fabric with no space.  But the zipper part I find it somewhat difficult and it was not perfect.  But my son was happy with it.  

Both the pouches together.

You can see my previous attempt in tapestry crochet here.

What I learned with tapestry pouch  is, it will be better for a sling bag which needs no zipper.  Next time I will try a sling bag.  Now I am happy with this attempt.  

I have completed neckline embroidery for a kurti.  I am eagerly waiting to post it.  I will be posting it along with my free embroidery design for next month.  So do watch my space.  

Now on my embroidery hoop is the fairy for the smalls SAL.  I will be posting it on Tuesday hopefully.  That's all for now.  Bye.  

Have a happy crafty time.

Friday, 16 February 2018

Granny Square Cushion and Mega cross stitch update

Hello all

Today I am here to show you my granny square cushion and an update in the Mega cross project.  I crocheted these granny squares when I aimlessly sit after doing the house hold chores.  Last year I have done these and when I was cleaning my craft shelves last month I got these squares and I have decided to make it into a cushion and luckily it fits one of my cushion in my home.  And now the granny square cushion in born.  

I have done granny squares with 5 rounds and bordered with 2 rounds of sc's.  Then joined from the back using slip stitch.   For the back of the cushion I done rows of dc's.  

For the opening I have sewed pink color buttons.

Also, I have completed three more cushion covers last year. But for the back I am in a confusion  whether to crochet or to sew onto the the fabric cover.  Will show it once it is completed.

Now onto my mega cross stitch project.  I have completed one more page and I am happy to see a kitten face. 

After. Here I am not showing the right side of the project.  I have rolled and pinned it to keep the project from getting dirty.


When I complete the next page the face of the dog will be come to the screen.  Eagerly waiting for that. 

I have started an embroidery kurti project and a granny a day project for a crochet blanket.  Apart from these two crochet purses are waiting for a zipper attachment.  By this weekend I will complete the purses.

That's all for now.  waiting for your feedback and comments.  Have a happy weekend. 

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Embroidery pattern 2 - Tiny cushion

Hello viewers

I am happy to publish my second embroidery pattern.  I thought of publishing it on 5th of every month.  Again I am late.  Next month I will try to be on time.  

This month I have come up with a pattern that contains quotes and a small flower design.  I have finished into a tiny cushion that can sit on a stand or it can be used a pincushion.  

Some closeups


I have done a mistake while drawing the pattern.  The number of spokes for woven spider wheel should in odd number.  Then only you will be able to wove above and under correctly.

Letters - Back Stitch ( 2 strands)
Center flower - Back stitch with straight stitches in the center) (2 strands for back stitch and 3 strands for straight stitch)
Stem - Stem stitch ( 2 strands)
Spoke flower - Woven spider wheel stitch( 3 strands)
Leaf - Fish bone stitch (2 strands)

Thread Numbers(Anchor embroidery threads)
I have used only 2 colors 

Blue shade  - 530
Pink shade - 65

Hope all of you like my pattern.  If any of have given a try do send me a picture.  I will be happy to post it here and leave a link in the comment section so that I can link back to your page.  

That's all for now.  I will come up with another finish in my next post.  Till then, Happy embroidering.

Thursday, 1 February 2018

Smalls SAL - January, Black and white Quilt blocks

Hello all

 January is going to end and this month my crafting time was going as per my schedule and I have managed to finish a couple of things.  Last year I have participated in two cross stitch SALs , Smalls SAL hosted by stitching lotus and rainbow sal   from Connigeedesigns.  I managed to be on time till may for the smalls SAL and I have stitched only two months charts in the rainbow sal.   So I thought I will continue with those WIPs this year.

For the last years Smalls SAL I was stitching LucieHeaton fairies and luckily I have saved all the charts when they r free to download.  Now it is not free.  For this month I continued to stitch the June fairy and added the backstitched words "Be strong".

So far I have stitched  6 fairies and 6 more to go to complete the piece.  

I am linking this post to Smalls SAL 2018 - January.  Ha ha I managed to join the link party in the last moment.

In the beginning of this year I have bought fabrics to make a black and white half square triangle blocks quilt.  I am doing 1 block per week on Thursday.  So far I have completed the four blocks for January.  Though they are not perfect I like it.  Framing the blocks will be done in red color.

I am following this site  to do the blocks.  I have cut  many squares at a time make half square triangles out those squares whenever I feel to sew.  Then on every week Thursday I will be following the block pattern and sew the block.  

I am happy to say that I am going to finish another page in my mega cross stitch project.  Hope to show that page in my next post.  Some cross stitch cushions and a purse is in the queue to get showcased here.  So do watch my space.  

Happy cross stitching and happy quilting.

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Embroidered hoop - pattern1

Hello all

Thanks for all your comments in my previous post.  Last year I have made some embroidery designs.  The first one is the embroidered verse.  I have finished the piece into a hoop wall hanging.  I was happy the way it has turned out.  

Closeup of the above picture

Pattern in Tamil

English version of the pattern

Flowers and leaves - Lazy daisy stitch with a straight stitch inside (3 strands)
Stem - stem stitch (2 strands)
small rounds - Satin stitch (2 strands)
Letters - Back stitch (1 strand)

Thread Numbers (Anchor embroidery threads)
Big flowers - 298
Small flowers - 528
Center of the flowers - 332
Leaves and stem - 245
small rounds - 225
Letters - 332

I have taken a baby step to design my own patterns.  In future I am looking forward to make these patterns into embroidery kits. Every month I will be publishing one pattern.  This month I am late.  Next month the pattern will be published on 5th Feb. So do watch my space.  If any one of you try this pattern do send me a picture of it.  I will be happy to post it here. 

I am nearing a kasuti work finish. Lot more to show you.  Will come with my black and white quilt blocks in my next post.  Till then, have a happy time with needle and thread.