Friday, December 30, 2016

Round up of 2016

Hi all

Hope u all had a wonderful christmas .  Mine is a joyful one with family and unexpecting met my close friend this week which makes the vacation even more happy.  Also received a gift from my blogger friend Mini.  My joy knew no bounds.  Thanks Mini.  I will blog about it later.

Looking back of 2016 it's an year of productivity.  On the crafty side I am satisfied and presenting to you a collage of all my works of 2016.

Crochet works of 2016

Cross stitch works of 2016

Embroidery works of 2016

Needlepoint works 2016

Also I have tried my hands on needletatting this year.  Three big projects( A granny stripe blanket, kasuti sampler, Mega cross stitch project) I am taking it as a WIP to continue on 2017. 

Moreover, God has been so gracious this year and He's there on my side when there were some ups and down.  He helped me to go thru all the situations and makes me to come more closer to Him. 

I will meet u all in the new year with the plans for the new year.  Till then, Bye.


Saturday, December 17, 2016

Tapestry doily

Hi all,

As christmas is  nearing I want to show you one more finish from my side for this christmas.  Last year when I saw this tapestry crochet for christmas post from Nima I have decided to make one for me this year.   Thanks Nima for the inspiration.   I make doilies but without knowing how to display it, I use to keep it safe in my closet.  And if i display it in a table my kids will surely spill something over it.  With that fear I will not display doilies.  When I saw Nima displayed her doily in a canvas, I was happy that I have found a way to display.  So, finally I made the same doily which she has made. But I made a different edging from a picture pattern from pinterest, as I was not able to figure out the pattern from her doily.  And here is my doily,


This is the chart which I have worked the edging.  It is from pinterest.  I didn't have the link for it.  This is the first time I am working with the chart and it is easy.

Finally I have managed to buy the canvas and painted it with red color acrylic paint.  I have given two coatings.  I didn't get modpodge in my place.  So I mixed 1 quantity of fevicol with 3 quantity of water and fixed the doily with the canvas and let it dry.  And the result is here.

I am happy with the result.  Since the canvas does not have any holes for hanging it, I've simply displayed it in my table.  Is there any idea to hang it.  After christmas I thought of framing it, otherwise it will get dust and the beauty of the doily will go in course of time.

Also, I have managed to finish two cross stitched pieces into ornaments.

Sorry for the picture quality.  I have taken it in night light.  The first one I have stitched for the smalls SAL last year.  The second one I have finished last month.  For the first piece I have simply glued all the four sides of  the cross stitched pieced in a card board and again glued another cardboard for backing.  Made a twisted cord and glued it all around.  Similarly for the second one I have kept a thin batting foam in between the piece and cardboard and then glued it all the four sides.  The second one looks better than the first one.  Using twisted cord it a simple way of finishing such small cross stitched or embroidered pieces.  While displayed it looks super cute.

I am not able to embroider or crochet as I have planned to finish before christmas, since we have back to back appointments with the eye doctor for my mother.  She is advised to take lucentis injection.  Any body have idea about that injection.  I have learned from the net that it may have side effects.  And we are worried since she has sight only in one eye.  Any way we have to take risk hoping postively otherwise the problem will go even worse.  So this week crafting will be minimal from my side and I have planned to take the WIP's to the next year.  But before this year I will come up another final post with all my finishes and some plans I have for the next year.  

Till then, happy crocheting and cross stitching.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Crochet sofa seat cover - Finished

Hello all

It's time for a Ta da moment.  Yes I have finished the sofa seat cover.  

(Click on the pictures for larger image)

This weekend I have joined all the squares and made three rectangular pieces.  I used flat slip st join.

  Then worked 2 rounds of double crochet around each piece and then joined those pieces with slip stitch with wrong sides facing each other(i.e, the sl stitch on the right side).  It gives a nice joined seam for the two pieces.  Then made a round of dc around and crocheted a simple border for the front side.  For the border I followed this tutorial in youtube.  That's it.  Sofa seat cover done.

One last snap of my sofa seat cover.

For the whole project I have used local brand acrylic yarn and a 3.5mm hook.

Want to see the details of the squares used here. Visit here and here.

I am happy that I have completed it before christmas and I have started to crochet the other sleeper seat(It's a L shaped sofa).  For that I am not doing square but started off with hexagons adding a little bit of colour in each hexagon along with brown and cream.  I will try to finish it before christmas but that is not on my priority list.  The next priority is to finish a few embroidered bands which I have started. 

I have finished two of my cross stitched pieces into ornaments and I will come up with that and a crocheted doily in my next post.   Till then, happy crocheting.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Crochet squares - second set

Hello all,

Just a quick post today.  These are second set of squares made for my sofa seat cover.

Here are the links(from top left, flower button granny is repeated once)

I have started to join these squares and expecting to this project will be finished within this week.  After that I will be trying to finish the projects which are halfway within this year end(except Mega cross stitch and granny stripe blanket), so that I can start some thing new in the new year.  Will be back with another finish in my next post.  Till then happy crocheting and have a nice day.