Thursday, 26 April 2012

Another set of Doilies

I love making doilies,I find it the easiest thing for me. Most of the doilies I made are given away as gifts, only three of them are with me now.  Let me show off some doilies I made recently. First one is the Spiral Doily with glass beads. I found the pattern super easy when I crocheted the Lavender one, and immediately threaded some beads on the white thread. The pattern progressed smoothly and I love the final look. Big enough, but you wont notice the beads unless told.
 I thought glass beads on white give a different n' classy look, but when I showed it to Mom and SIL they dint notice it at all and I had to tell them about the beads on the edge. 

Project Details:Pattern: Pinwheel Doily
Thread: Unbranded White Thread in size 20
Hook :  Steel hook 0.85mm
Finished size after blocking:12 inches

Next is a Pineapple Doily in pale pink.  The pattern is from a book by Leisure Arts which a friend gave it to me. I am glad that I have many generous friends.Thanks Vims for sending it to me.
Last is the Cutie Pie Doily, this time I crocheted it with Anchor Knitting Cotton, so its big in size than the usual ones. I enjoyed photographing each doilies, it was fun. After some gap, I took some effort in taking pictures and happy with the results.What do you think?
Till next time
Take care
Ninu

Monday, 23 April 2012

Traditional Granny Square Cushion

Blue is my fav colour and I love combo of blue and green. These granny squares were crocheted just after Christmas, which was supposed to be gifts for Mom. But just couldn't find time after that  to sew it up to a cushion cover. These colours go well with the sofa set at home. My mother saw me sewing this, asked me for whom I am making this, I am in a gift making mode these days.I dint give a proper answer,so an element of surprise was there. 
And check what my dear friend Nima sent me on mail. There are some cross stitch pattern books,magazines, kits, fusible seam, rotary cutter blade. I was going all ooh-aah seeing the whole pack and turning the pages of books over and over. My little niece was with me and she was surprised seeing my excitement, later asked me some genuine doubts consists "what? why?" etc and then advised me what/where to start first.You all see more of cross stitch soon, I guess.
She sent me some yummy yarn as well, the variegated yarn are all cotton and others acrylic. I love its feel and soon will be used for some lovely finish. Last week, my Internet was out of order, otherwise I would have posted about this soon after receiving . She really knows how to pamper and sent me right gifts at the right time! Thanks Nima.
I am slowly finishing off my WIP's and almost all doilies I crocheted are blocked. All about that in the next post.Till then
Take Care, 
Ninu

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Happy to be back

:) its been a real long time, eh??missed me?? ha ha! The reason is I moved to my parents home late Jan(for a good reason) and was not into any crafts for sometime ,then as usual it took sometime to set up the things needed to connect to the big world of Internet. Anyway I am very happy to be back , slowly catching up with news from here.
I never thought resume blogging takes this much time, its one thing or another always wrong, and when everything gets ready,I may not be in the right mood! My crafts room/table is full of WIP's. I  keep switching from one thing to another, now I have a dozen of things half way.The only thing I managed to get it to the final finish are these two doilies,both are going to be given as gifts.
 The Pinwheel doily in lavender, its a very easy pattern and I crocheted it in a day's time, but to get it blocked it had to wait. I think I will crochet this pattern again and next time I make sure that I have threaded some beads.
Project Details:
Thread:Anchor Mercerised Cotton Size 20 in Lavender
Hook:Steel hook 0.85mm
Finished size after blocking:11.5 inches.

 Next comes the Summer Splendor Doily which is going to be a gift for a sweet friend of mine. I love this pattern and this is the my second doily in the same pattern,same colour. The thread is size 10 and is a gift from a friend.I have 1.5 balls left and you will see some more thread crochet in white soon.
Project Details:
Thread:Coeur Rouge Mercerised Cotton
Hook:Steel hook 0.85mm
Finished size after blocking:15inches.
 I have some more doilies waiting for blocking, sooo many granny squares crocheted up,a large glass painting with outline done, some embroidery as you see in the pic and moreover want to clean  and arrange my little craft room Mom allotted as long as I stay here, to keep my crafty things so that she doesnt see it all around the house, I make sure that its not scattered in other places but dump everything here and its a huge huge mess.
Thats all for the post and will be back soon, Thanks for all the concern everyone showed when I was away!
take care
Ninu