Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Crochet Vase Cover.

Remember this Vase cover? I wanted to try the same pattern in another colour soon after that post. That happened only by now. I chose the happy colour-yellow this time. The cover is too big for the glass pot  I have, the reason- I did tr's instead of all dc's given in the pattern. Not intentionally, but towards the end only I realised that. So I bought another pot-a mud one and the cover fits perfect now. This is going to be a gift for a  friend, being a 'crafter' , I am sure she will appreciate the work.
Project Details:
Pattern:  Pineapple Ruffles
Thread:Anchor Size 20 Cotton
Hook: 0.85mm

Its going to be very busy days from now onwards for sometime, I don't know when can I update this space next.When I get time,I shall come and say a "hello" for sure..
Till then
Take Care
Ninu

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Reversible Table Runner

Sewing still is not my comfortable area though I love to do it. I want to concentrate more on it(at least this month), and today I sat in front of my machine. I had to push myself very hard for that. Started with this  reversible table runner  which was in my to-do list from last year after the tutorial was posted.A very easy one, I don't know why I did not give it a try all this time.
The only difference from the original tutorial is the contrast fabric in the middle.I thought it would give a different look other than the printed one/ maroon alone on both sides which would have been really boring.

One side of the runner, I love this blue printed fabric, but without a contrasting colour,it doesn't look good at all.The maroon fabric is from an old dupatta of mine which was in excellent condition, but very old for the current trend. I'vent worn it in last 6 years, so I decided to use it for my sewing lessons. And with this  blue fabric,its a good combo I feel.
The reverse side of the runner.I am very happy with the whole finish. The colours too,though it doesn't go well with the current decor at home, but this is a trial for some serious sewing in future. The tutorial is well explained and an easy one especially for a beginner like me. 

I have so many WIP's going on now, mostly crochet. Will post more about that in the next post. And check the Red granny pillows, which kept me busy during my vacation at home. This was made upon an order, soon I will be making more of it for myself.
Till Next time,
Take Care
Ninu

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Welcome 2012

 Wishing everyone a very happy new year!!!
We are back in Bangalore after a long vacation back home. This time, it was peaceful one. Not too many family functions were there, but enough to have a show off! Christmas, we celebrated it in my brother's new house with the whole family , all of my cousins were there, no need to say how much  fun we had! New Year started as a peaceful one, I want this year to be like that too..  As usual I took some resolutions.Last year, many of them were broke in the initial days itself. Hope this year, I stick with them for sometime. Crafty side, 2011 was a good year for me, I am happy when I look back and tempted to make some collages of my finishes last year.
My granny lovelies, almost addicted making this, and I am still making many more. In 2012, I will be trying out many more in different colours, patterns.Yes, its time consuming, but I love it!!
The doilies I made in 2011, except for the Red Pinwheel and lavender two-tone doily,all others are given away.Majority went to my Mom and Sis-in law. So there's enough reason to make some more myself this year.
The embroidered pillowcases,which I am really happy about.. I love simple hand embroidery,hope to do some more this year.
Some more simple  finishes, which are not in any particular category, but  I am really proud of.  I will be making at least one more scarf this year. And of course snowflakes too. I plan to make two of them every month until December.
And the cross stitch which took almost half a year to finish, still not framed. Need to get it done soon.This year,no big cross stitch plans as of now.
I took some crafty resolutions this year too,many of them  carried over from last year's and the majority is for my home makeover. This year I am a little more determined..;) 
 I want to do more of sewing,want to learn ribbon embroidery,which is the new technique I want to try this year, I think I need a tutor for this, I tried learning it online last year, but its not registering into my brain. 
and  knitting too, I don't have a huge desire to learn knitting, it comes when I see a beautiful finish by others,but goes off  when I close the page.. LOL! but I hope I can learn it by myself. I have plans to do some glass paintings too. And list goes on..
So next post I show my first finish this year, I thank all who come and visit my space here.Wishing everyone a very happy 2012!
Take Care
Ninu