Thursday, 17 December 2015

Wreaths DIY for Christmas'15

Hello everyone,
Hows the Christmas preps going on! I love this season, we having a peaceful time now. I've decided to take a rest from all busy things this christmas time and enjoy it fully! usually I will be busy with something or other during the entire 25 days and even after that. This year I am taking it slowly and its quite good.
I ve made three wreaths this time and thats the only major DIY this year apart from a few teeny weeny things.
I have mentioned in my previous post how I made these. These are yarn wrapped wreaths. One room I have given blue n white theme and living room is usual red-green-gold theme. I like blue white,every year I want to do that,but then I miss red-gold and I change the idea. This year I decided to do both themes like this way and its nice. 

The snowflakes I crocheted using this pattern .
I glued the snowflakes on the yarn wrapped foam using glue gun. I addded a lil crafter's glue at centre and sides of snowflakes and dusted a lil glitter powder there to have that extra sheen. Then these snowflakes buttons are glued on the sides ,lastly tied silver bells around it. Ta -dah!
This I made on the go without thinking/planning much, but I am so happy about the look and this is my favourtie among the three.
And lastly my pinecone wreath. This dint come the way I wanted , but not bad either. These pine cones I picked from park nearby . My little one and myself planned to paint these with colours/glitter, then I tried it myself  with two and realised its not a good indoor fun with a toddler so I kept it like that. And now its on the wreath.
I am so happy that I made these, I've been trying to make wreaths  last two years and it wasn't coming nice ,this year it shaped up really good. 
So hows it going with all of you. Wishing you a blessed Christmas!I hope I come up with another post on this season.
Till then
Take care
Ninu

Sunday, 15 November 2015

DIY Christmas wreath

Hello everyone

Christmas is my favourite time of year , I have mentioned it many times. The atmosphere brings lots of joy and warmth! I think my little one also learning about it now. I love to do DIY decorations for every Christmas.This time I am not doing much ,I am so spoilt with choices in the stores here. But I have a planned a few easy things for this year and this is the first one.


 This is more of assembling a few things over a yarn wrapped styrofoam ring rather than making everything from scratch. All you need is some scrap yarn, styrofoam ring,a few ornaments  and a glue gun.
-Add a little glue at the back of ring and stick yarn there.
-Carefully wrap the yarn around the ring, this is where you spend time in the whole process.
-Cut the yarn when ring is fully covered and add a little glue at the end and keep it secure.
-With a glue gun carefully glue the ornaments onto the ring
-Ta-daah!!
I loved the wreath very much and totally glad that I made it. It looks very festive! This took less than 2 hours altogether in that around one hour was to wrap the yarn,
See you all later with my next finish.
Till then
take care
Ninu

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Monday, 26 October 2015

For chilly days

The temperature is getting low, the winds blow hard, the days are short ooohh its chilly already! And to add on we are having cold-cough-fever and I have an airy voice. I ve managed to make a few scarves and shawl for us last week. I think I will be making more of it though I dont enjoy the blocking part much. 
The first one is a crochet ribbed scarf for my man. We have agreed on this colour and the pattern is easy and beautiful.I loved working with stylecraft dk and i think i will be buying more of it.  


The second one is a shawl which I started for myself, but the little fellow claimed it in between. I promised her that I'd make another for her,I felt this pattern not good for a 3 yr old girl  but she wasnt giving up.So I stopped at her size. This also in style craft special dk. 



I made a few more things but they are already on the blocking mat and this is the current WIP.


Btw I have an announcement to make, that I have started an etsy shop to sell my hair accessories. Please have a look at it

Till next time
Take Care
Ninu

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

October

Season s changing, colours are changing and its still beautiful! The lil miss started her nursery and there s a two hours me time for me. The weather is getting cold and I am thinking of some cold-crochet stuffs!
Saw these style craft yarns in a store on the trip made to the town we stayed some time back. Grabbed these colours , want to know whats special about this yarn, after hearing all ooh-aah-wows from everywhere.

-Ninu

Friday, 17 July 2015

Summer of '15

I've become that busy lady again, but not much of crafts or crochet this time, I am busy enjoying summer here . haha! nothing like that, but I like to phrase it that way. My always high toddler makes me enjoy the beautiful weather here. 


This time I terribly miss Bangalore and my mind always go back there. But then I think, I came in the right time, beautiful weather , lovely places . I should enjoy this and we started exploring this small town. We - the little one n myself. 


I love walking and I used to walk a lot. After she was born, I put a lot of my favourite things to back seat and now she herself make me restart all those things. I have started walking, with her in the stroller.We go for evening walks regularly if its not raining, weekends we three of us go together. . 


We have covered almost all the parks nearby and its beautiful to walk in this lovely weather. I am glad she enjoys it as much as I do.In India we have hot summer throughout the year, sometimes not so bearable , so we are forced to sit inside. Here though the sun goes a little up ,it doesnt matter to us.


The flowers are in full blooms and lots of colours everywhere , its such a sight! Somedays we get company from our friends to make it merrier. My crochet obviously is in back seat now , where I can work only tht 1.5-2 hours when she sleeps. Though I ve made a big list of things for me myself , now my priority is for the business. Without a dedicated craft room/craft table its difficult, but I am managing it well I think though it takes a lot of time everyday to search n set up.


Thats how life goes here in this small world of ours. I hope everyone is having a good time. See you all next time
Take care
Ninu

Friday, 26 June 2015

Creative space!

Its been a very busy week here . I was all in vacation jolly lazy mood till last week and at times a little low. The sudden change from the busy schedule, I was almost clueless. I think I am back on routine , the week was awesome and I am making most use of time. The little madam got some friends and I am relieved! 
 I finished the crochet part on my coastal Lapghan, now after one week i still got no time to block it. I used blues  and cream on the edging and its pretty!

 
I have never given proper edging on my blankets , I never bothered much about it. Now I changed my outlook, a proper edging on the blanket makes it more beautiful and gives definition to the whole thing.


 And this week its busy with making flowers and thinking about new designs . This is the work in progress which is mostly pinks and purples. I love making it and enjoy the whole process.


I am reading another book, but again night reads. Happy that I restarted another hobby of mine which took backseat in last few years.
Ninu

Monday, 15 June 2015

Happy Monday

Hey,
We're slowly settling down , somehow without Internet n' TV  life's too boring especially when you are isolated from dear n near. Luckily weather is nice and we get to go out whenever we want. Oh! Thats a blessing!!  


And  I opened my craft bag. yayyy!! and see the mess I made. The sight of these make me happy. I am thinking of some new designs for the store. The thinking and planning part is very difficult, fun part comes later when we execute it. I hope i can come with something new soon. Lil one is at home full day and I get 2 hours myself when she sleeps.So my craft time is kind of very less when compared to what it was in India where she had lots of friends and school.


But I made good progress with the lapghan , one more round of all colours and I can start with edging. I thought i could finish crochet part by today, but in between bitten by another bug :Reading . Usually I am a slow reader and takes book only at bed time, but if something very interesting comes I can read it at one go. And I loved the new book I started ' The Help ' and I took all the free time I got for reading it. The movie based on this book is also a favourite of mine. This is the second book I completed reading this year. I started many and stopped when i lost interest in it. Life's too short to read not so interesting books!

Thats it for today.
Catch you all soon.
Ninu

Thursday, 4 June 2015

A new start

A new month, a new start. I ve been thinking of making an afghan /lapghan for long time. One in my big list of to-do's. When I was packing my bags, I packed these pretty colours of yarn with the intention of making one. 


I was doing an all round cleaning in the house in  March-April including my craft room,little did i know that there 's a travel coming and i really thanked God later.  I threw out a lot of trash and re arranged all cupboards. I gave away a giant bag of yarn to some friends coz of storage issues , yes I'm a hoarder. I normally work with cotton and thread for my business and I did not see myself using that much quantity of  acrylic yarn in another year but saved just these with the intention of a blanket inspired by the colours of coastal ripple blanket by Lucy. I do not have exact shades but that blanket is my inspiration.


There are 5 different shades of blue, off white,dark green,dark grey and dark cream. I chose cosy stripe pattern for this, I liked it and did not spend more time searching for more patterns and wasting more time. The progress is quite good in four days. I am loving the shades already. Blue is my most favourite colour, I like pinks , yellow and all jewel tones but if you ask me the favourite, its blue. Coming days I will open my craft bag so you can expect more crafty finishes from me.
See you soon and happy weekend!
Ninu





Tuesday, 2 June 2015

A much needed break!

Yes,I am on a break. break from the business I was doing from all the household chores and it was much needed.



A travel came as a shocking news and there was no rest for me after that until we board the flight. I was too busy with cleaning the house , packing and finishing up my orders And in 3 weeks we are in UK. I had to wind up my business for a few weeks but not closing it , have already made some plans.I am a strong believer in God and i believe everything happens for a reason and for our good only. 


We are not settled fully  and i am enjoying lazy time .. i really feel this break was really needed. There's some crochet happening but im not stretching myself. There are quite a lot of things we miss from our Bangalore life especially the 2-3 evening hours we spent  out with our neighbours and kids which was there in our daily routine for last 1.5 yrs. but I am not complaining or there's no point in complaining. 


Without some crafty updates my post wont be complete. There is this summer beanie cap  which I made last month and she wanted a pink flower, that was the only demand luckily! Finished this two days before our travel and she loves wearing it. And the weather here demands for a beanie too. 


And this is one project on my hook now, a ribbed scarf in shades of blue. This project was in my list for last 2 years. I am enjoying making handmades for family. 
Ok, thats all news here, I am back to blogging .
See you all soon
Take care
Ninu

Monday, 9 February 2015

cuteness overaload!

Hey all,
I admit that my appearance here will be limited as I have very very busy days and I am not getting time to sit n write unless I change my current routine. Today I feel soo lazy, have lots of cleaning to do and I am not in a mood. Most times cleaning n rearranging are therapeutic to me but not today. I am soo soo lazy today.
 Lately I was trying on barefoot sandals, this was in queue for long long time but was a little doubtful of the outcome, mostly about the fit. I have a few friends with new born babies n I gave these to one of them and when she sent the picture back, oh my!! they look sooo cute. I love it. I have plans to make some for my store too.
My craft table is very active this year so far and I am enjoying it a lot! Except for a few days like this life is awesome! My Photo a day is progressing on my instagram, its alot easier there.
 So till next time
Take care
ninu

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

In two weeks

..in two weeks there's not much of progress in my craft room except for that its cleaned and somewhat arranged properly! yes, I have started sooo many things lately but none of them into a finished final product! I hope by end of January I get some finished products in my hands. I am working on spring/summer theme now and all reds greens are taken back including all the Christmas decorations!
 Now going on with the picture a day

9/1 relaxing after cleaning my craft table. phewww!!!

10/1 Doll hanging from jute cottage. Shop finds! fabulous work with a neat crochet edging.

11/1 Decor changed , all Christmas decorations are taken back and more of blue now!
12/1 back to work, in process of making some Tiaras
13/1 Crochet flower wreaths in the making!

Its mid of another week and I hope to finish some of WIP's i started this year soon! Hows your craft life going?Wishing everyone a very good day! 
take care
Ninu

Thursday, 8 January 2015

Photo a day 2015

I ve wanted to do this project for a long long time. I think this is the year. I've already started taking pics on my mobile camera and posting on Instagram. I love taking pictures and what I will be aiming is that small slice from each day.
Posting the pictures of 1st week of Jan.

1/1 New pair of methiyadi

2/1 Brightness on hook

3/1 MasalaDosa


4/1 New project, how its gonna be.

6/1 What I made for myself. A long zari silk chain with silver pendant which I used in college days


7/1 Playing with colours.



8/1 One week of crochet


I hope to upload pics here daily and to take better pics with my camera.Hows your new year going? Have you took any resoloutions? Well, I dont have any. I take resolutions whenever I feel I should do and do not wait for new year. So tell me if you like my pics.
And take care
until next time
Ninu