Monday, 31 October 2011

Blue Waves

 Blue is my all time favourite colour.I used to have a wardrobe with kurta/tops in many shades of blue,now I control myself from buying anything blue,and try to give space for other colours..When I saw this blue variegated yarn in a shop,I couldn't resist myself, without any particular idea of what to make I bought 3 hanks. Then on the way back home I decided to make a scarf with this.
 After attending Ravelry Bangalore meet, I was so tempted to make a scarf. And this yarn seem so perfect for my desire.I took one easy pattern, which grew very fast and its done in a day's time!'vent blocked this, but soon it will be!

I am so happy with this wavy finish. Already got appreciation from my brother n hubby!This is the first finish that I've done other than home decor stuffs,I think!Some more yarn is left, hope I can make some other interesting things with that.
Pattern: Isar Scarf(free ravelry download)
Thanks everyone once again for the anniversary wishes, we indeed had a great day!
Till Next time
Take care
Ninu

Friday, 28 October 2011

This day..

celebrating 5 years of togetherness!..I just cant believe it though, time sure flies!!.Thank you God,for all these wonderful years!!

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Two Tone

Hope everyone had a wonderful Diwali..We don't celebrate this festival,but I enjoyed watching lights,traditional flowers,rangoli,sweets,fire crackers by neighbours, and the most fun was to watch the sky after sun with colourful fireworks!It was fabulous!In Kerala,we burst crackers during Christmas with all our heart!!Oh!!!I am waiting for December to come!
 OK,now speaking of Two Tones,I am back to Doily making after a short(very short) break!These cute things can be great gifts,I believe!This pattern was bookmarked long time ago and on Tuesday(which was holiday for my hubby) I started working on it. Its a very simple pattern and done in a day's time taking many intervals in between.As always choosing colour was really a task!
 Again I chose one with lavender n yellow,I already have an embroidered bed sheet set,2 crochet cushion covers in this combo, so why not a doily??
 The second one is flesh colour+peach,this was an experiment, but I loved this combo. quite fResh!Which one you like better?
 The pattern was so easy to follow and my doilies came 8 inch diameter after blocking. Without blocking also, it holds a very nice shape and size. If I happen to crochet this pattern again,I will surely avoid blocking part.

Pattern: Two Tone Doily
Thread:Anchor Crochet Cotton size 20

Till Next time
Take Care
Ninu

Monday, 24 October 2011

sweet little

"somethings"! Hope you all are doing well! was away from blogging for a while.No such crafts happened here last week,my creative side of brain was on strike I guess!Then yesterday it called off and slowly getting into action. Today I show off something I forgot to blog about.
I love earrings and I love to collect them. These crocheted ones are made by me n' added to it and my favourite is the blue one. Then the white squares I crocheted long time back during my train journey, Now there are 4 of them and 5th one in half stage. The other day I dig into my cupboard and got these,Now I really don't know why I crocheted that, totally forgot the whole idea behind. And the Coaster is for my friend who wanted a white one when she saw this.
And new additions to my stash.Laura and Anchor Knitting cotton were added last week.
From the fabric loot that happened last week.
Yesterday's attempt-Not so good looking bag,my first try, the lining was not getting right and it's not looking good, but usable.
That's all for the post now. Will come back with a neat and tidy post next time.
Till then
Happy Monday!
Take Care
Ninu

Friday, 14 October 2011

Granny Square Pillow-latest one!

And here's the latest addition to my Granny Cushion Family,for time being last too.I am in no mood to make another one and have enough to put all around my home, but who knows??Once tried colour combo is reused here,I got very good comments about those colours, I also loved it very much.When it comes to home decor,especially for my home,my liking is more towards yellow and its shades + white.( btw noticed that recently only).But we have curtains, sofa covers etc etc in maroon and that's a different story!
I can see good progress from the first one I made and I must say, the purple one and this came out the best !I put buttons for closure with a  narrow crochet edging.I love adding simple buttons, and I am in search of nice simple ones. This cushion is of 16x16 inches size, usually I make smaller ones.
And that's all for the post. Till next time
Take care
Happy Weekend!
Ninu

Monday, 10 October 2011

Star Center Doily

Some of you have already seen the beautiful Star Center Doily by Nima.I loved that doily on first look itself and  immediately searched for a similar pattern,a doily freak I am, but couldn't find one like that. And last week,got a mail from Nima, that she wrote the pattern for the doily and asked whether I could test the pattern. Oh!I happily obliged! Testing was fun, found some minor mistakes  which can happen if you write pattern in a hurry,other than that the pattern was perfect and the doily turned out  very pretty  and I decided to keep this for myself! Thanks Nima!!
 The pattern is an easy one and moves very fast until you reach the ruffle part,there it becomes slow, but the outcome is worth the time n' effort.Love the ruffles part very much! I chose to do with Red and white itself, just like Nima's doily, but omitted beading part,the reason I say-did not have red beads, not that I dint have patience to thread 420 something beads :P
The picture is so Christmassy right??
Thread:Anchor Crochet Cotton Size 20
Hook Size: 0.85mm steel hook
Size: 11 inches diameter(I dint spray starch on the ruffles)
Pattern: Star Center Ruffle Doily or check here 
until next finish,which most probably be another granny cushion cover, all of you take care
Have a wonderful week ahead!
Ninu

Friday, 7 October 2011

..yet another

yes, some more cushion covers.I've started making Christmas stuff.This Envelope Cushion Cover in Red+White is the first one!.I've so many plans for this Christmas Season! hmmm..lets see..
For the back side, I used plain white fabric with a narrow fabric binding. Binding,which is a simple technique for many, is being tried for the first time. Size comes in 40cm x 40cm.There are actually four of it, I dint have a filler to fit the last one in. Love this fabric a lot,but I bought only a small quantity,was not sure whether its colourfast, so not much left now..it looks very bright with this big floral print..
The week was a good one, hope the weekend also will be good!Wishing everyone a very happy Weekend
Till Next time
Take Care
Ninu

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Water My Garden..

Good Morning Friends,
Finally,the cross stitch that I was working on is done!.It came out beautifully and I am definitely going to frame this.. Experts advised me NOT to give a timeline while working on cross stitch,especially when the design is big and has a lot of color change, as it doesn't make the work fun! This one progressed slowly, I took it out when I really wanted to work on it.Overall, a nice experience and a good outcome!!
I love cross stitch, love the way when designs come up from no where(of course we follow a chart, but still).how the design grows!I used to take pictures of how it progressed, but later stage, don't know what happened, I dropped the plan..wanted to.. but.. lazy lazy me!!

The original pattern has got verses from Bible, I wanted to cross stitch that too, but I got wrong when I cut the fabric and  no enough space to work that now :( I realised that when it was half way through. A bit sad about that, as with that verses, the pattern looks more classy and  most liked one from the whole book. Happy that I got to cross stitch the whole watering can though!!Its a beautiful design!!
..Water My Garden
And 
Drench My Flower Beds..
                                        Ecclesiasticus 24:31
Have a nice day!!
Take Care
Ninu