Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Happy Onam

Hey all,
 Happy Onam to all malayalees !!
 Today we Keralites celebrate Onam , our biggest festival in Kerala. Growing up I have so many good memories of this festival which all starts after our term exams in school finishes. Cousins, games, swing, sadya and the best part - making pookalam. My mom never allowed to pluck flowers from her garden except for Onam (that too she had reservations). We make a small pookalam with flowers and leaves, there will be sadya which we eat on banana leaf sitting on floor. This Onam , as Im on rest with my sprained leg , there wont be much celebration.

 I made this doily inspired by the pookalam we make during Onam. Thats the favourite thing of mine for this festival, I loved making this one. This is an easy and small pattern. I am in love with these colours now.


Project Details:
Pattern: Winter's breath Doily
Yarn : Anchor Mercerised Cotton size 20
Hook: 1.5mm steel hook
Size :9" 

So wishing everyone a very happy and fun Onam, enjoy!!
till next time
Take Care
Ninu

Monday, 12 September 2016

Reversible Spike Cushion


Hello everyone,
Summer is getting over and it was really awesome! We really had good time this year. The little miss's nursery re-started last week. This summer I did not do as much crochet as I wanted to, but no regrets! I enjoyed time with friends and family.  it was good!! And I realised I wasnt socialising much and how much fun it is when you do. 
 I finished the spring blanket sometime in July itself, but I am yet to find a good photograph to show its actual beauty.After finishing that I did not touch my hook for more than 2-3 weeks and this cushion cover was the project where I restarted. 

I had that inertia and was talking to Nima about it, she was on a cushion making spree and we discussed a few patterns, I tried basket weave stitch with her, but it was not coming well for me. Then she suggested this one. I love this pattern, its easy and I tried with colours from my stash. I am on yarn/craft diet,so far a good girl and not spent a single penny for last 3 months. Its difficult actually!!


The colours are really bright for my liking , Im happy I dint go and buy more for that reason. I love making pillows, I will be making more of it. Im yet to start my colour themed home decor.

Project Details:
Pattern: Reversible Spike Cushion Cover
Yarn : Anchor Knitting Cotton
Hook: 3mm
Size :13" x 13"

Meanwhile, I have restarted my etsy page for hair accessories.

Please have a look  at my page TiaraByNinu

So catch you later with another beautiful update from here. Happy Monday and wish you all a wonderful week!
Take care
Ninu