Friday, 19 February 2010

Pineapple Doily


I've made one more Crochet Doily and this time it came out the way I wanted it to be. And as my friends suggested, this time I blocked it. :) Pattern you can find here.

Wishing everyone a very happy weekend!!
Take care
Ninu

Thursday, 11 February 2010

Crochet Doily

This year, one of my crafty resolutions was to learn crochet. Though I know how to make some edgings n' all, I am not good with this techinique. Whenever I tried some bigger patterns, it never worked. Most of the time the whole thing would get crumbled up.
This week, I got a pic from my friend, Sunitha , which was a Doily which she made.She was brushing up the skills and I was asking her to send a pic. She only taught me all these techinques, while in college. Here's the pic of her Doily in pretty peach colour.

I was really motivated by this and wanted to give a try. Without much hope I took hook and thread and was experimenting my own,after sometime I realised my skills were getting better. Then I tried to make a Doily,the pattern which I saved in my system long long back. And it came pretty ok,Dont know how. For a perfect finish, I still have a long way to go. But on one glance its just too good. Here's the pic of my latest finish.

Doilies are something I love to make. The one thing still I dont know is where I went wrong all these times, as I did not try out any new techinques this time too..But,I am happy with the progress. Thanks to Sunitha.

Till next time,
Take care
Ninu

Friday, 5 February 2010

Fluttering butterflies

Hi all,
Stitching part of my latest project is done. I added beautiful butterflies to the floral heart. Now the finishing part is left. I stitched two motifs on the two ends. To be frank, I dint enjoy stitching this one. My eyes were not fond of doing cross stitch and the whole project was lagging because of that. I did not want to stop it in the middle as this is my first project this year..sometimes I am very superstitious!!!

Eventhough Cross stitch takes time,atleast in my case, I really love the final finished piece. Here also, I am very happy with the outcome. Now I need to finish it to be used as a table runner, hmm huge task. :o
Another pic of the completed motif. The fabric is actually yellow, not the color in the picture.

So thats all for now,
till next time
Happy Stitching!!