Monday, 21 November 2016

Hydrangea Granny Sqaures

There was this plan, to make home accessories in a colour/theme , which was on hibernate mode. I love hydrangeas,the colours,the bunch makes me happy. I collect vase flowers, anything and everything with these flowers which are pleasing to my pocket. A hydrangea theme was in my mind for sometime, and last week I gave a kick start for it. 


It was an impulse start and the squares were done in record time.The colours came out really well as I visualised. Teal and blue with a lil pink and lavender worked like magic. The squares are very soothing to eyes.

I was so excited making these squares and one of my favourite projects so far. I want to finish these off as a cushion cover, which I will do later. I want to do it my old way ,attaching the panel to the plain cushion cover. It will have to wait. There are some more things I want to make in hydrangea theme, slowly i will achieve it.

Project Details:
Yarn Anchor Knitting Cotton Shades 50,52,104,130,256,528
Hook: 2.5mm

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Ninu

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Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Red snowflake Garland

I love making snowflakes and ofcourse garlands!! These can be perfect gifts and very christmassy! 


Last week was not productive and then on Sunday Nima showed me her beautiful snowflake garland on whatsapp. I took my hook ,thread and immediately started with this pattern I saved from Instagram. Im thankful the bunch of friends on whatsapp for huge inspiration they give. Its such an easy pattern but very pretty!


 I blocked this using white craft glue.  Then added these jingle bells on it .I love the texture and sound it gives to the garland.


And ta-daah!! Love it!! I think I will be making a few more snowflakes for this year. So hows your Christmas crafts going? Off to my friends blog to see whats happening!!

Project Details:
Pattern: Instagram Link
Yarn Anchor Knitting Cotton
Hook: 2.5mm
Size : 3.5@ point to point
Garland : 12 snowflakes are attached with a chain of 30 in between.

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Friday, 11 November 2016

Incandascence Mandala

The mandala bug bites again!! This time I tested a pattern for a friend and I chose pastels. I wanted to do Christmas crafts week but I did not start! This mandala is the only thing  I did this week.


The pattern is nice and interesting , The mandala is beautiful by itself without blocking ,
I did a small mistake in the final round , so i dint get a good shape. I tried blocking and then also its not perfect ! hmmm...thats okay!! Mistakes happen.


Autumn is in full swing and its is soooo beautiful , loving it totally!! And I am thanking God for this wonderful blessing to watch and experience it!!


Weather is really cold but I dont mind walking a little to enjoy until it lasts!
Till Next time
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Ninu

Monday, 7 November 2016

Christmas Mandala


Have you started your Christmas crafts? I have just started mine. Unlike yesteryears this year i havent planned much. But I will definitely make some handmades this year. Now that every stores started their Christmas stocks , I have a big time pass just  going through all of it after dropping little miss to school. oh how I love watching these!!





 Speaking of this Mandala, i made it for the CAL started by my friends on Ravelry. This pattern being the most popular in the CAL I chose this as my first. Its an easy pattern if you like colour changes. I chose Christmas colours for obvious reasons and this will adorn my table for the season . Love the colours and transition, i stopped the pattern at round 22 when i got the size i wanted. the actual pattern has a few more rounds. Still it doesnt look incomplete and thats the beauty of it.

Project Details:
Pattern: Lucienne's Summer Mandala
Yarn : Anchor Knitting Cotton
Hook: 3mm


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Wednesday, 2 November 2016

October!

I had such a happy month of October. It was month of stash busting and I am soo happy about it. I will share some of projects I did last month. 

 First of all this project bag which was something i needed. I was relying on plastic cover for carrying  my project here which was not cool. With some leftover laura knitting cotton which I wanted to finish off  I whipped up this bag and it came up pretty well and colourful.
For the bag base I followed this pattern , rest of it is inspired from Lucy's bag  but hdc's through out.I loved the way it turned out and is putting good use of it now. You see the pretty flowers on the handles?

Then I made these holiday themed mats with Laura knitting cotton again. The pattern is just dc round and scallop edging. I havent planned much for this holiday season except for some snowflakes. But who knows??

I changed wall decor from Summer to Autumn with this Mandalas and to finish off some leftover yarns.I made up this mandala on the go and dint follow any pattern. In Ravelry my friends started a Mandala cal and I am joining it.

Then there is my large pineapple doily which I am not able to finish as I ran out of thread. I just have 2 more rounds to go but cant help it. The thread was a gift from a friend n now i have to search for it. The doily is big and beautiful but I feel the  pending rounds give more beauty and character to it.

These are my major craft works in October. It was a beautiful month otherwise too. Autumn started and I am so much in love with colours of nature.
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Ninu

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Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Doily love

I love doilies, i love making them , for me its not that old fashioned. I find a way to display them.  When my crafty friends asked for a doily along I dint even think and just jumped in. But then I couldnt stop at one. The first I made was pookalam doily and then i took that along a little seriously.


I had a few Red heart size 10 thread in my stash. When I saw the cluster stitch doily on Threadies Facebook group, i quickly downloaded the pattern and started doing it.I find this pattern an easy one if you like clusters and it grow really fast and large. The doily is very beautiful and huge.

Usually I lightly starch my doilies while blocking it, for this one I just dip it water and pinned to shape. Its still holds the shape nicely. And I couldnt stop it there , i started the second one again in Red heart size 10 in the colour Lavender. My friend Nima  gifted me this thread some years back. I wanted to do a skirt for little H with this , I know thats not going to happen any time soon, so I made a beautiful doily with this.
This is from the Ondori book Pineapple Lace, Oh!! I love this book of doilies, the pictures and pattern in this book are awesome!
The design is pretty and this doily also is quite big and now I am making my third doily which is the large pineapple doily, i think that takes quite some time as I am doing one row a day. but who knows!!
I am stash busting and so happy with my efforts so far, there are a few finishes to come in  this space.
Till next time 
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Ninu

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