Thursday, December 31, 2020

Cross Stitch Finishes for Christmas

 Hi all, 

Hope all are doing well.  Our Christmas celebrations are over and happy that everything went on well.  As a part of Christmas, I used to stitch something like ornaments every year.  This year I have stitched two wall hangings.  I have completed one fully and for the other stitching part is over but finishing it into a wall hanging is still pending.  

I wanted to blog about it before this year because in new year I wanted to show new projects to you.  So, onto the cross stitch pieces.

This chart I got from pinterest.  This one I haven't completed into wall hanging.  Now the next  one.

For this instead of hemming the border I have removed 4 rows of threads each sides.  Then glued it to the glitter foam and then glued the glitter foam to a cardstock.  I have placed this in an easel stand instead of tying a ribbon at the back. 

That's all for today's post.  If possible I will try to make a collage of all the projects which I have done this year.  Till then, Happy cross stitching and a Happy new year.

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Crochet Coasters, Miniature frock

 Hi all,

Hope all are doing well.  We are all getting for Christmas.  Today I have come up with two little crochet projects that I have  done to get instant satisfaction.  

Miniature Frock

I love to crochet wearables.  But there is  no one to wear it.  Moreover the climate in our place is hot.  So nobody likes to wear a crocheted item.  Nowadays crocheted shrugs are seen here and there. So to satisfy myself I have crocheted this miniature frock.  I like it very much.  I started by seeing a pattern from the net.  But changed some stitches count in order to get it right according to my taste.  It came out perfect.  

I was not able to stop with one and made another one.  The hanger in the above frock is the one which my friend Mini gifted me.  The frock fits the palm of my hand.  Very cute little frock.  


These are the two coasters which I have crocheted in a single sitting that too for instant satisfaction.  I followed a pattern from crochet n create.   I  was not able to find the pattern in that website now. you can find  more simple and interesting mandala patterns and other patterns too.   

I hope all of you like these two cute crocheted items.  I will be back with another finish in  my next post. Till then, happy crocheting.

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Embroidery Design - Looped Blanket stitch, X-mas Baubles

 Hi all

Hope all are safe and doing good.  Today I am here to share with you the next free embroidery design for this month.  It's related to Christmas. Festive season is nearing and this design will be perfect for a wall hanging or an ornament.  Also, it can be used for Christmas cards also.  

Pattern for the design

Stitches Used
Baubles - Looped blanked stitch
Scrolls - Chain stitch
Lines from the scrolls to baubles - Back stitch
Letters - Back stitch

To embroider this design I have used the left over threads of red and green from other projects.  Any Christmas colors will suit this design and all the stitching is done with 3 strands of thread.  Attached some star shaped buttons inside the baubles.  

Hope all of you like this design.  Feel free to try it and send me a picture of it to me at  

In my next post I will come up another x-mas finish and two small crocheted projects.  Till then, happy embroidering.  

Monday, November 16, 2020

E-Book & KIT

 Hi all

Hope all are doing well.  Today I am happy to share with you a new embroidery hoop I have worked for my e-book. 

 Also, I am happy to share that I have published my first e-book regarding this design in Kindle.  You can view it here and purchase it in your kindle site.  

If you don't have kindle and if you want to purchase the  pdf of the book you can mail me at  I will send you the details regarding the purchase.  

The pdf includes:
   * Completed design
   * Pattern to print
   * Stitch key
   * Step by step pictures
   * How to finish into wall hanging

Also, I have prepared a kit which includes 
    * the fabric with the traced design
    * threads to work, needle
    * an embroidery hoop
    * the backing sheet for the wall hanging
    * ribbon to hang on the wall
    * a hook to hang it. 

If you are interested in buying the kit, do mail me at I will mail you the details.  

Friday, November 13, 2020

Crochet Doilies and MCP update

 Hello all

Hope all are safe and doing well.  In India all are in a festive mood celebrating Diwali - the festival of lights.  I am also doing well and good.  Today I am happy to share with you two doilies which I have made on an order and the MCP update.  I have crocheted two pink and 4 star doilies.  If any of you are interested in purchasing these two doilies I will crochet it for you for a reasonable amount. Do mail me at:

If you know how to crochet do check the links given below and enjoy the pattern.

Pink Swirl Doily

The pattern for this doily is from here.

Star Doily

The pattern is from here.

Both the patterns are made with 4 ply acrylic yarn and 4mm hook.  You will find more interesting and simple patterns in that site. 

Also, I have completed one more page in my mega cross stitch project.  



Within next month I should complete one more page in this cross stitch project.  In my next post I will come up with a embroidery hoop project which I have done.  Till then, Happy Crocheting and Happy Diwali.

Friday, October 23, 2020

Embroidery design - Buttonhole / Blanket stitch

Hi all

Here is my next free embroidery design.  An easy stitch to embroider flowers.  Easy way to fill the flowers.  You can use this stitch to embroider leaves also. 

Pattern for the design

Here, the big flowers are divided into three parts.  The outer part has been worked with buttonhole stitch.  Then worked some straight stitches from the middle of each stitches towards the second part of the flower.  From the middle of each straight stitches, some more straight stitches have been worked towards the center of the flower concentrating the round in the center of the flower.  Then the flower center is worked with french knots.  

The small flower is worked with outer layer of button hole stitches and with straight stitches towards the center and then french knots in the center.  

Leaves are all worked with buttonhole stitch drawing a line the middle of the leaves.  Then the middle line is stitch with back stitch. If you feel the background fabric is shown after stitching the leaves, some straight stitches can be worked with the next darker shade of the thread to fill the gaps.  I have done some straight stitches in the two leaves on top left. 

Flowers - Buttonhole stitch with straight stitches and french knots in the center.
Leaves - Buttonhole stitch with straight stitches 
Stem - Stem stitches

Threads used - Anchor Embroidery threads 
Flower - 74, 66 (3 strands)- Outer layer and middle layer
59 - Inner straight stitches(very dark) - 2 strands
Leaves  - 239, 268 - 3 strands
French knots - 288 ( 6 strands with 1 wrap)

Hope all of you like this design.  In my next post, I will come with an update in mega cross stitch project and about my future project which is also my next step in my embroidery journey.   So do watch my space.  Till then, happy embroidery.  

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Buttonhole stitch kurti Neckline Embroidery

 Hi all 

Hope all are doing well. I am happy to show you all the latest embroidery work which I have done on a kurti.  It's a mulberry silk material.  Done the embroidery using buttonhole stitch and lazy daisy stitch.  Have a look at it. 


Pattern for the neckline

All the stitches are done with three strands of embroidery threads.  Big flowers are done with buttonhole stitch and the small flowers and leaves are done with lazy daisy stitch.  Stems are done with stem stitch which my favourite one for doing the stems. In the centre of the flowers is french knots with 1 wrap.

Hope all of you like this design.  Do try it and let me know in the comments. In my next post I will come up with two canvas wall hangings we have made during this lock down to decorate our walls.  Till then, happy embroidering. 

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Embroidery Design - Herringbone Stitch

 Hi all,

I am here to share with you all the next embroidery design.  A simple and easy stitch. A stitch for beginners.  It fills up a space very quickly.  Also it works up for flower petals and leaves too.  

All the three flowers and its centre are worked in herringbone stitch, the stems are stitched in stem stitch and circles are stitched using satin st. 



Stitches Used
Flowers  - Heringbone stitch
Centre of flowers - Herringbone stitch
Stem - Stem stitch
Circles - Satin stitch

Threads Used - Anchor Embroidery threads(all stitches uses 3 strands of thread)
Yellow - 298
Orange - 925
Bright Red - 335
stem - 267
Circles - 295, 298

Hope all of you like this design.  Do give a try and let me know.  In my next post I will come up with a neck design of a kurti.  Till then, Happy embroidering. 

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Embroidery design - Double daisy & Rosette Stitch

 Hi all

I am happy to share a new embroidery design using double daisy and rosette stitch.  In this design I have used more than one stitch.  For the big flower I have used lazy daisy stitch one over the other.  In the in between gap of the flower petals, pistil stitch has been done to cover the surface of the design.  In the center, I have added french knots of two colors.  

All the three small flowers are worked in rosette stitch.  The stitch itself forms a beautiful petal.  It is apt for leaves also.  Then added some french knots over the stem and the stem is stitched using stem stitch, my most favorite one for the stems.  Now over to the stitched sample.


Stitches used:
Big flower         - Lazy daisy stitch (two layers)
Small flowers     - Rosette stitch
Centre of flower - French Knots
Stem                - Stem stitch
Leaves              - Rosette stitch

 Threads used(Anchor Embroidery threads)
Big flower - 1203 (6 strands)
Small flower -330 (4 strands)
French knots - 298, 330(4 strands)
Stem - 239 (4 strands)
Leaves - 256(4 strands).

Hope all of you like this design.  Do give a try and let me know.                       

Saturday, September 5, 2020

Needlepoint Purse - Oatmeal Stitch

 Hi all

Hope all are doing well amidst the pandemic situation.  In our place we are getting back to normal slowly.  Except schools and colleges all have started working as before.  

Today I am happy to show you my new purse which I have made of needlepoint oatmeal stitch.  The name of the stitch appealed me and it is such a simple stitch so that everyone can try with ease.  I learned the stitch from pinterest.  Let me show  my purse first and then we can move on to the details.

I have started to work in a rectangular piece of canvas. I used anchor embroidery threads - 3 strands.  Then used blanket stitch to cover the raw edges.  Then added a lining around the edge of the purse using hem stitch.   Folded the purse leaving the necessary flap for the opening.  Joined the sides using hem stitch using the same color thread of the blanket stitch so that the joining is not visible.   Then attached a velcro on both the flap and the body of the purse using fabric glue.  Ta daa.... the purse is ready.  

It has enough room to store my mobile phone, pens and keys. 

 I am happy with the outcome.  Will try to make a post on the making of a purse soon.  Hope all of you like it.  See you with an embroidery design in my next post. Till then, have a happy time with your needle and thread.

Friday, August 28, 2020

Kurti Neck embroidery sample - Running stitch

 Hi all

Hope all are doing well.  

I am happy to share with you all a new sample I have tried for making an neckline for kurti.  I have used the simple running stitch and straight stitch.  Atlast I have added a cut bead in between the design.

I have drawn straight lines that form a diamond.

The stitches should not cross each other at the intersection of the lines.  At the intersecting point of the lines the fabric should be seen.

Added straight lines at the intersecting points using orange color thread.

For the outlines I have whipped the running stitch with orange color thread.

Added cut beads on the centre of the diamonds.  I will share with a proper design with correct measurements when I post the kurti.  This is only a stitched sample.

In my next post I will come up with a needlepoint purse. Till then, happy embroidering. 

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Embroidery design - Basque Stitch Flower

Hello all,

Here is my next free embroidery design using the basque stitch.  This stitch when worked in a round forms a beautiful flower.  I have worked the flowers using variegated thread.  For the big flowers I have done alternatively big and small stitches in height.  The other two flowers, the stitches are all same height .  Added french knots in the centre.

Pattern for the design

Stitches used :  Basque Stitch for flowers
                            French knots for centre of flowers
                           Back Stitch for Stems

Threads used - Anchor Embroidery threads

Big flower - 1203 (6 strands)
Small flower(right) - 9,10 (3 strands)
Small flower(left) - 9, 10(3 strands)
Back stitch stitch - 269 (3 strands)
French Knots - 291 ( 6 strands, 1 wrap)

Hope you all like this design.   Do try this design.  Have a great day. 

Friday, July 17, 2020

Crochet Mandalas and MCP update

Hello all,

Hope all are doing well and good. Today I am happy to share with you two small crochet mandalas and the mega cross stitch project update.  Long time back I have completed these two mandalas but they have got their turn to appear in the blog only today.  Also, the next page in the harmony cross stitch also been completed.  

First about the mandalas.  They are very easy and beginner friendly and can whip up in an evening.  I have found the pattern here. You can find more easy and cute patterns in that site.  

I have used 4 ply acrylic yarn and 4mm hook.  

Next is the mega cross stitch project update.  I am happy that I have finished another page.  



Hope all of you like it.  In my next post I will come up with an embroidery design.  Till then, happy crocheting and happy cross stitching.  

Saturday, July 4, 2020

Embroidery design - Chain Stitch Flower

Hi all

I am back with another simple embroidery design using chain stitch.  In this design I have used only chain stitch .

Pattern for the design

Threads used-(Anchor embroidery threads)
Stitch used - Chain stitch
Flower - 1205(3 strands)
Stem and leaves - 246 ( 2 strands)

Do try this design and have a nice day.

Monday, June 29, 2020

Embroidery design - Lazy daisy stitch flower

Hi all,

Hope all are safe in this pandemic.

Today I am happy to share the next free embroidery design.  It is stitched out of lazy daisy stitch and stem stitch.

Pattern for the design

Threads Used (Anchor embroidery thread)
Flowers - 33, 35 (3 strands)
Centre of flower (french knot) - 35 (2 wraps with 3 strands)
Leaves attached to stem - 258 (3 strands)
stem & Detached leaves - 269 (3 strands)

Hope all of you liked the design.  Feel free to try it. 

Friday, June 5, 2020

Crochet Blanket

Hi all

Hope all are safe.  Today I am here to share my crochet blanket which I have completed using the yarn scraps which have been collected over the past few years and still more scrap yarns are left.  

I have done two rounds of granny squares using the scraps and then a round of white.  After making two same color granny squares I have joined them together and bordered the two squares using black.  

Made twenty rows and then bordered them with pink or purple.  

Likewise added six columns with twenty rows each and finally added two rows of border and finally completed. 

These are the two blankets which I am having in my cupboard now.  The blanket which I have started last year is waiting to get joined and I hope I will be able to completed it before 2020 ends. 

One of the goal for this year to completed one crochet blanket is achieved. And I am happy about it.  Now I will be able to concentrate on the other projects.  

I will come up with another embroidery design in my next post.  Till then, Happy crocheting.

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Embroidery Design - Portuguese Stem stitch

Hi all,

Hope all are safe and fine.

Today I am happy to share with you all a simple embroidery design.  It is stitched out of portuguese stem stitch and stem stitch.  I have worked this design as a part of an embroidery sampler for me.  And making small wall hangings out of these.  

Pattern for the design

Threads Used(Anchor Embroidery thread)
Stem - 269
Leaves - 262

For the stem I have used portuguese stem stitch and stitched the leaves using stem stitch.
I have used 3 strands of threads for both the stitches.

Monday, May 18, 2020

Hardangar - Aura Doily

Hi all 

Hope all r doing well.  

Today I am happy to share with  you all my new hardanger doily called Aura doily.  It is a kit I have bought from Anita of Artistic fingers.  I am happy that I have done a proper hardanger piece with the proper threads and needles for it.  It took me a week to complete it and looking forward to do more hardanger pieces.  

But I didn't have the hardanger fabric at hand now and once the lockdown is over and everything comes to a normal I will purchase the hardanger fabric and do some projects out of it.  Now have a look at the doily.

It looks beautiful on a black background.  But I am afraid that it may get stains and I am in a plan of framing my first hardanger piece.  with a black background and white frame.  

Hope all of you like it.  I am ready with two more embroidery designs and I will be back with that post in a couple of days.  Till then, Happy embroidering and all of stay home, stay safe and be positive.