Friday, July 27, 2012

Crochet Books

 Hi !!!!

Today I am going to share with you some of my book collections on crochet.

This is a very good book for the beginners. Written by Jane Davis this book is must have for all those who want to learn crochet. It showcases all forms of crochet and teaches you to crochet from the very basic chain stitch to advanced stitches. It also has some lovely patterns of bags, shawls  etc in it. 

This book is by Nicky Espten and it is very special to me. My son gifted this book to me last year on my B'day. If you are a flower lover then this book is for you as it contains various patterns of flowers. For me it is a beautiful book.


I picked up this book from Trade Fair on sale.Written by Carol Alexander, its again a beautiful book with colorful and easy patterns of afghans. You can use these patterns for other projects also like tablecloth, cushion covers etc. Good collection for Afghan lovers!!!!

This book is very old and the designs and the graphs therein are very clear. Unfortunately this is not mine. My friend's mother has been too kind to rent it to me for a while, so that I can copy few designs of my choice. I am putting up this photo for my Blogger friend Sangeetha of  crochetkari who wanted to see how the book looks.  

I hope these books might give you some ideas on starting a new project.

Thanks for visiting my space !!!!!


Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Crochet Bag

Hi !!!!

I have been on a cleaning spree lately and guess what ??????????? I found these yarns which I had bought few years back. I had totally ignored them since then.

I don't know what I was thinking when I got these, but I loved the colors so much that got a set of green, yellow and purple each. Since the size of the yarn is much thicker I have used 5no. crochet of Tulip 

As you can see I have used double crochet through out and for the edging I have used scallops. For the handle i have made a simple braid of yellow and green color  and attached it. Flowers & beads are my weakness and I cannot think of completing a project without using them. So.......... a yellow  & purple flower with black beads in the center. I thought of  attaching beads in the scallops but the bag would have become more heavier so I restrained myself from doing so.

For the linen I have again used yellow color cloth.

Well that's it for today. Have a nice day !!!!!

Do visit my space and leave your comments. It encourages me to try out new things and share them with you.



Monday, July 16, 2012

Complete & Framed

Hi !!!!!

I have finally managed to get my clay painting of Bal Gopala framed. Just wanted to share few pics of the same with you guys.

Have a lovely day ahead .

Thanks for visiting my space !!


Thursday, July 12, 2012

Good to be back !!!!!!!

Hi !!!!!

 I am back after a short break and it feels really great. I have been planning to get away from crafts, blogging etc as it was getting quite monotonous for me. So to recharge myself I had to switch off my creative mind for a while. I don't know about you but I have to follow this regime once a while.

I have spent these days lazying around, entertaining guests and cooking and cooking. Actually cooking is the best therapy to de-stress yourself. I got lot of new cook books, watched videos on youtube and cooked new dishes for my kids. Both of them are just loving it. But I can't say the same for my husband because  the grocery bills have just gone up this month!!!!!!!!!!!

Let's  see what I have got for you guys. I have been planning to give ribbon embroidery a try for a while now but didn't had the supplies for the same. A friend of mine had been kind enough to get me the supplies from Old Delhi and this is what I made.

For this project I have used white cotton matte fabric.I have tried to use as many colors as I possibly could. Ribbon size used are 12 mm and 1/4". Primary Stitches used are :-

1.   Spiderweb roses
2.   French Knot
3.   Leaf Stitch
4.   For the border I have used  Buttonhole stitch

Have used beads at the center of flowers.

 This is a gift for my friend Theresa and I hope she likes it.

Thanks for visiting !!!



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