Thursday, 4 February 2016

Something yellow


This pattern is one among my favourite. I started many a projects in this pattern and never able to finish a single one. This year , I have decided to use up all/half of yarn I have collected before buying anything new. Its going to be two months and I still stick to what I decided though tempted to buy many a times. This project I started as a stash buster.



One fine day I just started making yellow flowers , I was not sure if I could complete this cushion , but then that evening I completed all squares. Then I ran out of yellow(mission accomplished evil grin) and took  green just like that to join the squares. And I believe it worked beautifully!


Third day I started with the back side of pillow which is good ol' granny square. And then I had to wait for right buttons which I bought last week. I really feel the different patterned buttons give a rustic look to the whole thing.


I usually work with cotton yarn for my pillows, but this yarn though its acrylic, gives a really good finish. I was not sure if this colours would work, sometimes things work beautifully than we ever imagine , you just have to give it a go!

Project Details:
Pattern: Something pretty
Yarn: Stylecraft Special DK  in colours Silver, Citron, Meadow
Hook: 4mm
Size: 15" x 15"

Till next time
Ninu

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

World's largest crochet Blanket

Hey friends,

One month down in 2016 and I feel it went superfast! The first month brought so much happiness and a Guinness record for which I am part of .The record is for the Worlds largest crochet blanket which is 11148sqmt.It is on the name of the group 'Mother India's Crochet Queens'.

Its surely a proud moment and I really appreciate everyone who took part in this mission and admire the leaders who coordinated  really hard on this. They did a commendable work. The blanket is really huge and here is a view of it.



All ladies crocheted 4 ft crochet blankets and later joined to make this big giant. The event was held in Chennai. The blanket is now divided into small little blankets and given to charity. I am so glad that i am also a part of it. The record is ours!
Meanwhile I am crocheting a cushion cover which is almost finished now, I want to take a picture outdoor to show it here. Dont know if that happens.anyway that will be my next post.
Till next time
Take Care
Ninu

Monday, 25 January 2016

Crochet flowers on canvas

Hey everyone,


Every crafter will have a big list of to do things always on their notebook, I'm no different. I add new things every now and then , and priorities also changes accordingly. Sometime back I planned to make a few home decor things according to colours I love. I listed down what all things to make, but then it stayed in the planning stage itself.
 There was this canvas frame(s) on the list , but couldnt finalise one design, I want to make a doily frame, applique , mosaic, painting, and so many other things. Then I put the whole idea aside and started planning something else.
 Today that canvas idea again came to my mind after dropping little one to school, I bought some acrylic paint from the store and gave it a try . Everything was done on the go. And here is the result.


I painted yellow acrylic paint on a plain canvas and glued flowers on it. I have a fairly good number of crochet flowers always, all leftovers after some projects I do. I wanted a very pastel yellow background but this is a little brighter for my likes. Everything selected on the go, I dint spend much time to select flowers and buttons.  But happy with the overall look and it was a good project for instant gratification. It took hardly one hour to assemble the whole thing and I'm sure I ll be making more canvas works from now on , based on my colour theme. 

  In between, I joined a  all year CAL on ravelry and I made this Katherine rose square  this month, The colours were chosen randomly but there is all possibility that I try same pattern on different colour combo. 

So how do you like my colourful post. Do let me know. 
So until next time
Take care
Ninu

Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Happy 2016!

Hi,
Wishing everyone a very happy 2016! Wishing you all happiness and success for all your efforts!
Are you all back after vacation/holidays? Christmas was lovely and happy,we went for carols and midnight mass and it was really nice and peaceful followed by good food! We shopped crazily for boxing day and the little lady was the luckiest. We went for a trip to meet friends and family afterwards and it was a nice break for me. Little lady also had really good time with lots of games, fun , friends and very less sleep. And now we are back home, had proper rest and sleep for a day and started our work  from yesterday.
Thinking of last year, it was nice but had hiccups in between , but  it was a good year overall,craftwise too. But i made too many wips' towards the end of year which will be my priority this month. I forgot to show off (or too lazy to blog about it) my blanket for MICQ  - a mission to break the Guinness record for  worlds largest crochet blanket. I'm happy about it even though my contribution is just one. The ladies are working really hard and it inspires when you see the updates and pictures from the group. 

 I want to document this simple decoration i had for Christmas 2015. This is just pom pom hangings with some silver bells. This is the first time I made pom poms. Do you believe that? I find it very therapeutic. Now I want to make some pom pom garlands soon!

I used the yarn bits while shaping up pom pom as false snow for this glass baubles. it looks very cute to me.

I made some hair accessories too which will go live soon on FirstCry. I made these flowers for that purpose. I will post about my products soon. 
So till next time
take care and happy 2016!
Ninu

Thursday, 17 December 2015

Wreaths DIY for Christmas'15

Hello everyone,
Hows the Christmas preps going on! I love this season, we having a peaceful time now. I've decided to take a rest from all busy things this christmas time and enjoy it fully! usually I will be busy with something or other during the entire 25 days and even after that. This year I am taking it slowly and its quite good.
I ve made three wreaths this time and thats the only major DIY this year apart from a few teeny weeny things.
I have mentioned in my previous post how I made these. These are yarn wrapped wreaths. One room I have given blue n white theme and living room is usual red-green-gold theme. I like blue white,every year I want to do that,but then I miss red-gold and I change the idea. This year I decided to do both themes like this way and its nice. 

The snowflakes I crocheted using this pattern .
I glued the snowflakes on the yarn wrapped foam using glue gun. I addded a lil crafter's glue at centre and sides of snowflakes and dusted a lil glitter powder there to have that extra sheen. Then these snowflakes buttons are glued on the sides ,lastly tied silver bells around it. Ta -dah!
This I made on the go without thinking/planning much, but I am so happy about the look and this is my favourtie among the three.
And lastly my pinecone wreath. This dint come the way I wanted , but not bad either. These pine cones I picked from park nearby . My little one and myself planned to paint these with colours/glitter, then I tried it myself  with two and realised its not a good indoor fun with a toddler so I kept it like that. And now its on the wreath.
I am so happy that I made these, I've been trying to make wreaths  last two years and it wasn't coming nice ,this year it shaped up really good. 
So hows it going with all of you. Wishing you a blessed Christmas!I hope I come up with another post on this season.
Till then
Take care
Ninu

Monday, 16 November 2015

DIY Christmas wreath

Hello everyone

Christmas is my favourite time of year , I have mentioned it many times. The atmosphere brings lots of joy and warmth! I think my little one also learning about it now. I love to do DIY decorations for every Christmas.This time I am not doing much ,I am so spoilt with choices in the stores here. But I have a planned a few easy things for this year and this is the first one.


 This is more of assembling a few things over a yarn wrapped styrofoam ring rather than making everything from scratch. All you need is some scrap yarn, styrofoam ring,a few ornaments  and a glue gun.
-Add a little glue at the back of ring and stick yarn there.
-Carefully wrap the yarn around the ring, this is where you spend time in the whole process.
-Cut the yarn when ring is fully covered and add a little glue at the end and keep it secure.
-With a glue gun carefully glue the ornaments onto the ring
-Ta-daah!!
I loved the wreath very much and totally glad that I made it. It looks very festive! This took less than 2 hours altogether in that around one hour was to wrap the yarn,
See you all later with my next finish.
Till then
take care
Ninu

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