Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Head bands Mania!

Hello dears,
Good Day everyone! Like I said in the previous post, this year I am totally addicted to hair accessories, all my creativity goes there mostly n' I am loving it. These cute lil things are so much fun to make and I love when my cute lil model wears(?) it too..

Seeing the headbands in stores, I always think I can make it better and cheaply , the problem of having a creative mind. But it took a while to start off and no stopping afterwards. I bought some lace kinda elastic after a lot of search and just attach my flower/bow to it.  

I love the fact I can do these with my baby and very satisfying that it wont take long time to finish.  Have a look at some of it. I post all the pictures on my facebook page.

This big bow is one among my favourite,  Two plain pieces are joined together with lil filling inside.I love the drama/cuteness when she wears it ...

Three small flowers and pink buttons, All the buttons I saved for all those years finally found some use. 


Three lil flowers in different colours, I am making these in different colours. Some for friends and some I'm selling too


The plain crochet bow!

Flowers of different colours.
Now I ve started playing with ribbons too.. so much fun!!will show all that n some more in my next post.
Till then 
Take care
Ninu

Thursday, 20 March 2014

In 2014

Dears,
Just realised that its been almost four months since an update here from my side. Hows 2014 going for everyone? For me its just okay okay, not tht great, not tht bad too.Now that I learnt to count on my blessings more, days are going happily and easily.


About my crafty rides, I started this year with a doily from my new book "Pineapple Lace with Complete Diagrams" with much enthusiasm, but it was a tough ride all through,  after a certain stage the pattern went dead slow and I almost lost interest in working on it.. The only reason I took an effort completing the doily is I did not want the first project this year to go into WIP box.

The doily came out quite pretty and large after blocking. I decided to keep it myself  but gave to my Mom last time I went home. 

I wanted to sew curtains ever since I bought sewing machine. Somehow for certain things there s always a mind block.( like I simply cannot make a wearable. I really want to make dresses for my lil one , but its not happening!) And one fine day, when my baby was asleep, I suddenly decided to make curtains and it dint take too much time although there were hiccups in the start. I wanted and all-white thing, but there was not enough fabric and  later put the red polka fabric in between. its just the basic method , but I am happy when I see these in my drawing room. I really really hope I can overcome all my fear towards sewing gradually. 
This year I am totally into making head bands, at least till today, new ideas are pouring in and my google searches are also about these things mostly.  I started making one for my lil one for Christmas and later it became more of an addiction. I think I have to take count of the finished ones now,seriously!
Will post more about my hair accessories in next post. I really do not want to leave this space unattended, will come back soon. 
Till next time
Take care
Ninu

Friday, 29 November 2013

Snowflake bed runner and Cushions

I don't remember the last time i did some sewing other than hemming the edges. I avoided reaching towards the sewing machine with the baby and slowly there came a serious sewing-phobia. I wanted to do some, but the sight of the machine-ruler-cutter, the fear arises and i slowly change my plans and happily go to other room with my hook and thread. yes, there was some phobia.

Seeing beautiful projects around, i wanted to overcome my fear towards it and then Nima posted this tutorial for an easy runner. Luckily she made the runner with this beautiful snowflake printed fabric i gifted and i have the same with me too, otherwise i would have wasted another month searching for the right fabric and eventually dropping the whole plan. yeah that happens quite often for me :P

So I decided to the runner, started to cut the fabric, the baby woke up, put it there for some more days and finally done with the sewing after scrolling up n down the tutorial umpteen times.(Nima was asking me whether her tutorial was difficult when i said this, No Nima, its my difficulty I'm overcoming.) I cannot tell the happiness when i was done with it. Thanks that technology is so advanced that we can share the pics on a click so that i could share my happiness.

After a few days again an idea blinked , to put this as bed runner for the plain biscuit coloured bed sheet for our guest bed room. I bought this bed sheet thinking of an off-white colour but after coming back home i realised it was not the one i wanted. Sitting in the cup board for more than a year now, it also now put to use.

So i made another runner, that was done very fast and then later that evening i did the cushions.The cushions is not the perfect finish, but not entirely a flop one also.. Its two pieces joined together with zip at one end. The lil one was with me on my lap when i was finishing these with good concentration.. She still says "haaaaiiii" on the sight of these beauties. What more could I ask for???

And i took some extra time for the pics for an extra dose of happiness, and very pleased to see these beauties in a different way.

So if you want to sew an easy runner with mitered corners, please check this tutorial, this is one of the best picture tutorial that came across my path. And she has a neat tutorial for reverisble runner too if you want. Check it out.

See you soon
Take care
Ninu

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Christmas Garden Doily.

 hello everyone,
How you all doing? started preps to welcome baby Jesus? We have and its going in a slow pace. This year I'm focusing more on our own home decor than gifting.I realised the fact that our home doesn't have much of my handmades and made up my mind to make for our home first and then gifting. I really really hope I get time for everything.
And this is my second doily for the season, my festive Christmas garden, a beautiful pattern and a beautiful doily, yes, I am saying it myself.. I love the outcome..
I still remember the beautiful doily made by a friend on the Ravelry meet and how I loaded questions to her about the pattern. A few days later she had to sent me a mail asking for my address that she had an extra copy of the book. Happy me!  After getting the book i attempted this pattern a few times, but it was not getting right.
I left it then n there and dint ask anyone about it until recently i saw the doily on Nima's page. She was also going through the same mistake. The overconfident me dint notice the ' fasten off' in between the rounds.

After she pointed out the mistake i decided to make it in red and green and was waiting for the right time to start off. Once i started it was growing beautifully and big.I was a lil doubtful that it would be too much of red, that it grew larger than i expected it to be. But the green edging made it look pretty i think.
Anyway I am really happy with this attempt and totally loved this doily.Such a beautiful pattern and moves really fast. I was playing with my camera after a long time and loved how pictures came out.. still a lot more, but there is a limit of showing off!! right??


Project Details.
Pattern : Pineapple Garden from the book Pineapple Doilies by Leisure Arts.
Hook: 1.5mm steel hook
Thread: Anchor Mercerised Crochet cotton size 20.
Size:  26 x 14.5 inches

Until next time
Have fun and Take care 
Ninu

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Christmas Amaryllis Doily to start off

Hi all,
So that time of the year comes, where we see those specific colours everywhere ,and in blogosphere now  whichever blog I check has something to do with Red, green n white. I've also started some preparations and this is my first finish for this season. The Red Amaryllis Doily.

Free-Patterns.com was my on-the-go website until I discovered Ravelry.Some nostalgia brought me back there and I found this pretty doily when I searched for Christmas patterns.I loved the design and start off immediately.

The pattern is lovely except that its missing a lovely edging, but after its blocked you wont notice it at all. Blocking really gives the neat finish to every doily. This is how I pinned it on the blocking board after soaking in water with a lil bit of starch.

I loved it totally and happy with the final finish, very delicate,sharp n' lacy and this one I am keeping for myself. Gearing up for some more Christmas creations and will be back here soon.

Project Details:
Pattern: Christmas Amaryllis Doily
Hook: 1.5mm steel hook
Thread: Anchor Red heart size 20.
Size: 12 inches point to point.

Until next time
Take Care
Ninu

Monday, 14 October 2013

My pretty Doilies

Hello everyone,
How you'll doing? Its true, I cannot update this space properly. Past few weeks I dint even try it also, I feel guilty when I still get comments for some old posts here.Fact is I am more than happy with my facebook page which I can manage somewhat effortlessly. But somewhere within me I regret  when i neglect this space which kept me going once. So I am back here showing off some of my Pretty Doilies.


Craft wise I am fully active and now I focus on my thread-crochet especially doilies.Making doilies never tire me.  I am hooked to this book 'My crochet Laces' by Yoko Suzuki(which was a gift by my SIL). I love almost every patterns in this book, it has got many many pretty pretty filet crochet patterns which I am yet to try. I started with some doilies which I loved totally. Let the pictures speak.
 Another thing I loved here is all the patterns are in diagrams and there is a brief written bit too. Crocheting with diagrams was always Greek to me, here I had this written pattern to clear my doubts and now I changed to other side, I think in written pattern simple things can become complex. :P
 This particular pattern which was my first choice among doilies, I already made this in red and white too. A

 I love the oval centre here.These doilies are good in size too, it all come up to16-17 inches in size.
 These patterns I rate  between easy- intermediate range.
I recommend this book if you love thread crochet. I already posted these pics on my facebook page, so some of you are familiar with these. Others,  please do write what you think about these pretty things.
til next time
Take care
Ninu