Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Aari embroidery blouse

After getting the hang of the aari chain st I have tried a simple design in my blouse.  only chain stitch has been done and stone lace has been  glued.  Used Zari silk thread.  Have a look at it and give your feedbacks.  

Friday, December 12, 2014

Christmas Ornaments

It has been 4 years I started doing embroidery, crocheting, and crafting. But this is the first time I have made something for chrismas.  Let the pictures speak about my works.

Crocheted snowflakes

Quilled Ornaments

Quilled Wall hanging

Cross stitch Ornaments

Crocheted stars

All these small cuties are now hanging on my christmas tree.  I am not able to get a good snap of the tree since the lighting is not good nowadays.  Will update once after getting a decent snap.  In my next post I will be coming up with an embroidery for the christmas dress. Till then have a happy time with your needle and thread.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Quilling - My first creations

Today I am here to show you some of my quilling creations.  Have a look and give your feedbacks.

A simple card


Quilled star

I have learned to make this star through youtube video.  You can learn it from here.

I have completed some more snowflakes.Will come up that in my next post.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Swedish weaving

Some time back I have purchased a swedish weaving pattern from anchor studio and tried a sample out of it. The result is beautiful and it worked our very quickly. Also a small cross stitch flower is also there in the middle of the sample.  In the new year I thought of stitching a table cloth with this pattern.  Now have a look at the sample and do give your feedbacks.  

For the weaving i have used 6 strands of embroidery thread and for cross stitch i have used 3 strands. 

In my next post I will come up with my new hobby and some small projects. So do watch my space.  Till then, happy embroidering.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Loom knitting

Recently I have bought a set of round of knitting looms from pony craft store.  Then with the help of the youtube tutorials learned to knit using that looms and I came up with these two hats and a small bag to keep my cosmetics.  Have a look and write in your comments.

The second cap I have made along with my sister in law in  a day.

Now the bag. Knitted two rectangular pieces and joined using crochet.

In my next knitted item i will show u my looms.  As my next knitting project, I thought of knitting a grocery bag dispensar. Wish me good luck.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Kamal Kadai Work kurti

It has been so long I have embroidered a kurti.  When I learned kamal kadai work i was addicted to it and tried it in simple plain cotton kurti and a chiffon saree.  This time I want to try the same work with flowers that have curved petals.  I worked the previous ones with pointed petals and with same color thread both for the foundation stitches and weaving.  This time i have tried with two colors and it came out really good.  

In this Project I have used Anchor embroidery thread. 
Stitches used:
     Stem stitch
     Fish bone stitch
     Pistil stitch
     French knots(in the sample piece)

Before going on to stitch it in the silk cotton i have tried a sample in a cotton cloth and the result is this.

Now moving on to the kurti

Hope all of you like.  waiting for your feedbacks.  Will meet u with another sample piece of embroidery.  Till then, have a happy time with your needle and thread.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Crocheted cushions

I have completed two cushions and they are here to meet u today.  Made separate squares and then joined using Slip stitch.  The pattern for the squares are from colorncream. The link for this pink cushion is here

Now the blue cushion.  The link for this blue cushion is here.

The two cushions together.

I am happy to see the way they have turned out.  I will come up with an embroidery project in my next post.  Till then, Happy crocheting,

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Aari embroidery - A beginning

Some years back my DH bought two needles when i asked him to get crochet needles.  At that time i didn't know the purpose of that needle. only last year i came to know that it is for doing aari embroidery.  From that time onwards i am trying my hands now and then practicing the aari embroidery chain stitch.  But i didn't succeed.  I gave up at that time.  Then again i was impressed by the aari embroidery done on the blouses and decided to try again.

  I practiced, practiced and practiced.  Uff....  And finally i got the flow of doing the aari embroidery chain stitch.  But not in a fast pace but in a normal speed. These are the two samples I have done.  But I have the problem of ending the chain. sometimes i am able to end it properly but some other times after ending it the thread is getting frogged.  But somehow i have managed to do these samples and now i am having a hope that by practice i can get it right.  Have a look at the samples and do pass on your comments.

Now some close ups.

I should try more and more and I have decided to do some embroidery in a blouse before the end of this year.  Wish me good luck.  I will come up with another piece of embroidery soon.  Till then, happy embroidering.