Friday, 29 November 2013

Snowflake bed runner and Cushions

I don't remember the last time i did some sewing other than hemming the edges. I avoided reaching towards the sewing machine with the baby and slowly there came a serious sewing-phobia. I wanted to do some, but the sight of the machine-ruler-cutter, the fear arises and i slowly change my plans and happily go to other room with my hook and thread. yes, there was some phobia.

Seeing beautiful projects around, i wanted to overcome my fear towards it and then Nima posted this tutorial for an easy runner. Luckily she made the runner with this beautiful snowflake printed fabric i gifted and i have the same with me too, otherwise i would have wasted another month searching for the right fabric and eventually dropping the whole plan. yeah that happens quite often for me :P

So I decided to the runner, started to cut the fabric, the baby woke up, put it there for some more days and finally done with the sewing after scrolling up n down the tutorial umpteen times.(Nima was asking me whether her tutorial was difficult when i said this, No Nima, its my difficulty I'm overcoming.) I cannot tell the happiness when i was done with it. Thanks that technology is so advanced that we can share the pics on a click so that i could share my happiness.

After a few days again an idea blinked , to put this as bed runner for the plain biscuit coloured bed sheet for our guest bed room. I bought this bed sheet thinking of an off-white colour but after coming back home i realised it was not the one i wanted. Sitting in the cup board for more than a year now, it also now put to use.

So i made another runner, that was done very fast and then later that evening i did the cushions.The cushions is not the perfect finish, but not entirely a flop one also.. Its two pieces joined together with zip at one end. The lil one was with me on my lap when i was finishing these with good concentration.. She still says "haaaaiiii" on the sight of these beauties. What more could I ask for???

And i took some extra time for the pics for an extra dose of happiness, and very pleased to see these beauties in a different way.

So if you want to sew an easy runner with mitered corners, please check this tutorial, this is one of the best picture tutorial that came across my path. And she has a neat tutorial for reverisble runner too if you want. Check it out.

See you soon
Take care
Ninu

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Christmas Garden Doily.

 hello everyone,
How you all doing? started preps to welcome baby Jesus? We have and its going in a slow pace. This year I'm focusing more on our own home decor than gifting.I realised the fact that our home doesn't have much of my handmades and made up my mind to make for our home first and then gifting. I really really hope I get time for everything.
And this is my second doily for the season, my festive Christmas garden, a beautiful pattern and a beautiful doily, yes, I am saying it myself.. I love the outcome..
I still remember the beautiful doily made by a friend on the Ravelry meet and how I loaded questions to her about the pattern. A few days later she had to sent me a mail asking for my address that she had an extra copy of the book. Happy me!  After getting the book i attempted this pattern a few times, but it was not getting right.
I left it then n there and dint ask anyone about it until recently i saw the doily on Nima's page. She was also going through the same mistake. The overconfident me dint notice the ' fasten off' in between the rounds.

After she pointed out the mistake i decided to make it in red and green and was waiting for the right time to start off. Once i started it was growing beautifully and big.I was a lil doubtful that it would be too much of red, that it grew larger than i expected it to be. But the green edging made it look pretty i think.
Anyway I am really happy with this attempt and totally loved this doily.Such a beautiful pattern and moves really fast. I was playing with my camera after a long time and loved how pictures came out.. still a lot more, but there is a limit of showing off!! right??


Project Details.
Pattern : Pineapple Garden from the book Pineapple Doilies by Leisure Arts.
Hook: 1.5mm steel hook
Thread: Anchor Mercerised Crochet cotton size 20.
Size:  26 x 14.5 inches

Until next time
Have fun and Take care 
Ninu

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Christmas Amaryllis Doily to start off

Hi all,
So that time of the year comes, where we see those specific colours everywhere ,and in blogosphere now  whichever blog I check has something to do with Red, green n white. I've also started some preparations and this is my first finish for this season. The Red Amaryllis Doily.

Free-Patterns.com was my on-the-go website until I discovered Ravelry.Some nostalgia brought me back there and I found this pretty doily when I searched for Christmas patterns.I loved the design and start off immediately.

The pattern is lovely except that its missing a lovely edging, but after its blocked you wont notice it at all. Blocking really gives the neat finish to every doily. This is how I pinned it on the blocking board after soaking in water with a lil bit of starch.

I loved it totally and happy with the final finish, very delicate,sharp n' lacy and this one I am keeping for myself. Gearing up for some more Christmas creations and will be back here soon.

Project Details:
Pattern: Christmas Amaryllis Doily
Hook: 1.5mm steel hook
Thread: Anchor Red heart size 20.
Size: 12 inches point to point.

Until next time
Take Care
Ninu