Thursday, 22 December 2011

Merry Christmas!

Some more of the decorations we have in our home sweet home. 
Snowflakes on my tree.These are all last year's collection.
I love candles, prefer stick ones and love collecting it too.I put two bulky scented candles on the top of the Red Pinwheel Doily .Next, the cutie pie doilies are hung on my kitchen wall.  The Christmas wreath,I made it myself with a plain garland I bought, again last year's.Wrapped it over a circular wire and added some gold painted pine cones with and a bow made with gold sheer lace. I am not too happy with the look, wanted to add/remove/change something from this,but again time constraints.I wonder,where my time goes,i know I waste a lot by just planning things and thinking about it, next year I will be a good girl,promise!!
Some snowflakes are hung on the T.V. Unit,I love this a lot, the idea inspired from pinterest.com.This site is an addiction, you get lots of ideas from there, but it takes a huge of time from you. I limited my time spending there, but I love the site.Regarding this decoration, I posted this pic on my facebook profile this week n' a cousin  commented,"OMG..... all your snowflakes committed suicide..... ?"    ,I burst  into laughter!!.different perspectives I say , LOL!!..Now when I look at these snowflakes, it reminds me of his comment.
I did not buy any store bought items for the tree this year, Wanted to fill the whole tree with snowflakes, but its not even half filled.So the tree is not crowded , but its beautiful!We enjoyed decorating it..
Hope everyone is busy and running around !!Wishing you all a very  very happy happy Christmas!Have a safe one!
Take Care
Ninu

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Christmas 2011-Red Green Granny Runner

This time, its mostly Crochet Christmas around our home, everything has a touch of crochet. I had big plans this time too, but as usual, many of them are still on the paper . But I am happy that I made good progress than last year's.
 After the series of Granny Cushion Covers(not yet over, soon you will see more in different colour combos), I took a small deviation and made this rectangle Doily for this Christmas!Its done in traditional granny pattern ,very Christmassy and looks absolutely beautiful!! 
I made a longer one like this for my shop and its already sold out. This is a smaller version of it with 21 squares, around 20 inch length. I tried to make some more simple cushion covers, but its not completed , and as we go for vacation tommo,I dont think I get time to finish it.
 Wishing you all happiness of the season! Merry Christmas!
till next time
Take Care
Ninu

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Christmas 2011-Crochet Star Applique Table Runner

"One of my Christmas arrangement "
I am decorating our home for Christmas, I believe its still not too late. Although we go to our native place for Christmas,I like the whole fun involved in it,n' I ve all the freedom here to put things according to my like.
crochet star
For the table runner I am speaking, I made 6 crochet red stars and blocked it and Stitched on the two sides of runner. I decided not to do any further embellishment as it may ruin the whole look.From my look, its not a stunner but perfect for the season, thats what I want.
Runner with star applique
I gave plain Red fabric for the back side, its kind of  reversible runner. The red fabric has a sheen to it, which is very festive. 
Reverse side-Red
Star Pattern: Grandma Twinkle
 I am making gifts for the season, will show you one by one later.
Take Care
Ninu

Monday, 12 December 2011

Christmas 2011-Snowflakes

Its been only 10 days after my last post,but I feel I took a long break. I was taking rest for sometime.My Mom was here for some days then both of us went to hometown to celebrate the feast of Mother Mary at our church(Parel Palli Perunnal). It was nice to be at home especially when you run on antibiotics,yes,I got viral fever in between n' I never knew antibiotics could be this strong!.And now back in Bangalore and  back to routine. And I showcase some of the little things I made for this Christmas, all for myself.
red snowflakes
These red snowflakes I made almost one month ago, blocked it yesterday. The larger one is with Knitting Cotton and the smaller ones are with size 20 crochet thread. 
white snowflakes
Then some white ones too. The smaller ones have white beads on it, the pattern I took from a book I recently bought. I thought I'd make all the 15 patterns from it, but only 2 are done now. I want to make some more snowflakes. Check the collection I made last year. 
snowflakes 2010 before blocking,
I realised now, I used to do a lot of tatting then. Now I forgot where my tatting shuttle is?
See you back with some more Christmassy things!
Take Care
Ninu

Thursday, 1 December 2011

hey all!

Oh November!!The super busy,eventful,most happening month of the year.. November is my birthday month, n' we have 3 more bdays in November from my family and some of my good friends birthdays also fall in this month,everything call for celebration, My brother moved to his new house, a very beautiful one,I was in Kerala for a week for that function. My hands and brain were never still, was in working mode all the time, And finally, yesterday evening  a dream came into reality. yes,my online store is open now.

 Click the image and it takes to my store.
Now I have a good enough reason for my absence here. I have to thank a lot of people for their immense support and advice, boost n confidence, what not!!I have irritated so many of my friends with constant doubts, feedback etc etc.Almost everyone gave me green signal and its okay that there are some people who always make sure that your feet are on the ground itself! I made some cushion covers n  runners for the shop, more about it later, I need some time to breathe! :) If you have time to breathe, check my shop okay!
I missed blog hopping a lot, want to check my favy blogs soon, but before that need to clean up my home, its a real mess after all these!
Until next time
Take Care
Ninu