Friday, September 23, 2016

Two Tone doily, New start

Thanks all for your lovely comments on my kutch work kurti.  I like that simple design of diamonds and now my hands are itching to make a kutch work bag with these diamonds.  It's in the planning stage. Should I make the design for the whole bag or should I make it in patches. Not able to decide. If it is done for a whole bag it will be a big project again.  Let me see how it works out.

Here I am presenting to you the two tone doily which is a very famous one in the world of crocheters, Easy to do and with two colors it's wonderful.  I have made it in a day and after blocking I like it very very much.  

The pattern is from here.

I have first seen this doily in Ninu's blog.  I like her Lavender and yellow combo and I will make one more doily with that color combo coz this doily has been sold out in the church sale.  Hop over to her blog. You can see wonderful crochet creations with nice colors.

I live in a hot place and I don't need yarn blankets but whenever I see crochet blankets in the blogland I go crazy and I wanted to make one.  Last year I made Sophie's universal blanket and that too has been sold in the sale.  So I started to make a granny stripe blanket to show case in my bed during day. Also it is a stash buster project because I have sooo many local brand acrylic yarns in my stash which I have collected over 2-3  years. I have finished first set of red and orange colors and started off with green now.  I have decided to make one row in a day but sometimes I go mad and go on crocheting 4,5 row at a time.  It's  nicely coming up.

A small cross stitch project is in the finishing stage. Stitching part is over and I am going to finish it into an ornament.  I will show it once completed.

On the crafty side, I am busy and next week we will be going to my mothers place for a short vacation.  Will catch u all after that.  Till then, Take care, Have a happy time with needle n thread, yarns.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Kutch work kurti finish, WIP update

Hello my dear readers

Thanks for your comments for my previous post.  I have finished a kurti done using kutch work.  It took more time than I expected but I like the final outcome.  I have seen a similar design in one of the online kurti shop.  Then drew the picture in a graph paper, traced on the fabric and then embroidered it.  simple design but forms beautiful diamond pattern upon working repetitively.  

Thread used: Anchor 255 & 167
No of strands : 2

I am trying to put this design in pdf format so that viewers who need it can download it and trace it without altering the scaling of the image.  If I succeed I will put up a link and let you know

Some close ups.

This piece has been embroidered on custom order for my co-sisters colleague.

After a long time I have completed the next page in Harmony Mega cross stitch project. I have completed page6.  Hereafter I have decided to do 100 stitches everyday.  I am sticking on to that decision and that's why I was able to finish page 6.

After - U can see some more leaves, stem and a small flower has been added on the right side. 2 more pages for the first row to be finished.  

Now I am concentrating on the kasuti sampler which I have left unattended for months. I have promised u to show the doilies in this post.  Since my previous posts are related to crochet I wanted to show something embroidered and that's why kutch work kurti came into the show.  One more kasuti kurti is waiting for its turn to get embroidered.  Preparations are all done and next week I will start doing it.

The crocheted sofa cover which have been completed a week before is awaiting for the end threads to be weaved in.  After weaving it will take its turn to show up in the blogland.  Till then, Have a happy week end.  Have a nice time with needle and thread.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Crochet Stitches in purses

Hello all,

Hope all r doing good.  Thanks for the comments on my previous post.  On first Sunday of every September we use to have a IMS(Indian Missionary Society) sale in our church for raising funds for the missionaries.Last year we put up a stall and to my surprise all my crocheted items have been sold out.  This year I didn't have much items to exhibit in the stall so I made some purses in the past week. I didn't search for patterns, instead I have practiced some stitches and then turned those pieces into purse and here are they.

This pattern is taken from  The name of the pattern is Two Tone tote. You can view it here.  For the flap I have followed a youtube tutorial.  If I come across that link I will update this post with the link.

On seeing me crocheting purses my kids asked me to do a purse for their teachers to gift them for teacher's day.  And I have crocheted two purse using moss stitch.  For all the purse I attach magnetic closure.  Only for basket weave stitch purse I attached the zipper.

My embroidery kurti projects are in the finishing stage.  Last week since I am into crocheting these purses I was not able to complete it.  This week I am targeting to finish a crocheted cover for sofa which I have started two three months back.  I need one more day to finish it.  After that I will be concentrating on kurtis and decided to finish it within 15th sep.  So wish me good luck.  My next post will be on two crocheted doilies. So do watch my space.  Till then, Happy crocheting.