Not much to brag about and here are two doilies that I made during the silence period.
First one is Double Pineapple Doily which I made after getting impressed from this one.
I made it with the cotton thread I bought on Raja Market and it took 2 full hanks. I was left with not even a handful of yarn.
Throughout the last few rows, I was nailbiting and hair scratching whether I will have enough to finish or should I buy one more hank just for the last round. Finally God saved my nails as well as the doily.
The second one is Victorian Rose doily which I have already attempted here.
I actually started with Fractal doily with the group in Facebook. For some reason, my doily was very big(yes, I did with Anchor knitting cotton) and came out of shape. The colors did not work. So decided to rip it out and try in single color. Till that time, I wanted to do something and so did the already perfected ( Oops read attempted) Victorian Rose doily and really liked it a lot.
I have stuck it on the wall and it is very heavy( obviously as it is almost 3 100 gm balls of Anchor knitting cotton). I tried with double sided tape which was not strong enough, so I have used these https://www.amazon.com/Command-Picture-Hanging-12-Pack-8-Medium/dp/B000OF6X48 for extra support.
I got these from my sister in Australia, but I’m sure it must be available in Staples.
I recently came across Vasudha’s blog . The pictures are colorful and droolworthy. Going through her blog, you will get lot of ideas for indoor decoration and DIY ideas.
She has many ideas to Craft with Kid and I tried it with my daughter and yes I got little success.
My daughter is 5+ years. She plays a lot outside and also in group, but at home it is difficult to keep her engaged. How long can she color dora and chotta bheem or do the same puzzles everyday.
So invariably she plays on tab or watches cartoon movies.
This weekend I tried few of the craft things for diverting her and here are the outcomes.
Here are tutorial links from Vasudha’s blog
Heart and Dots
Honestly I folded the flowers and she stuck them on the circles. The Heart and dots was entirely done by her.
I’m no artist and my daughter has less patience that my search time. I was searching for a pic of hers to put in the center of the heart and she wanted to color the heart also. So she won.. that is worth celebrating isn’t it?
I read in my fellow blogger’s post about the dress she stitched for her daughter. And what I remembered? to sew some frocks for my daughter. No I already did that, I remembered that I should take pics of those dresses before it gets worn/torn and given away.
Well, that is the state of my blog and procastination.
These pics are taken today in the bright summer morning (pls read balcony covered with cloth lines) and I’m determined to share them. I already see few threads hanging here and there. I did not have time to look at the photo properly trim the threads and take another pic as I have to leave to work. So please excuse, today evening I’ll trim those extras? And do you really need another pic after trimming, well it might take another week. Pls wait if you can. LOL.
I’m trying to write something before I bombard with the pictures. But let me not test your patience anymore. Here is my Some Summer sewing.
I was hoarding this lace for more than 3 years. I bought a nice cotton saree in Yellow with lace in the border. The lace came for the blouse sleeve part. I forgot why but I did not stitch the lace for the blouse and kept it, waiting for some sewing inspiration. When I bought this yellow printed cotton material from local shop, I remembered the lace and dug it from my cupboard( I was really lucky that day I should say, I never get things what I have bought and stored it for future use). The lace was in 2 panels, I kept them side my side and gave a white cloth underneath and stitched it. The frock is a normal one and drafted from her earlier frocks.
Zipper Back, this is the simplest I could do. Buttonhole and button band are too much effort for me to stitch as well as for usage. So it is always Zipper back for the frocks.
Second one, this was done much quicker.
This frock has embroidered yoke and full circle skirt. It was slightly windy when I took this picture and so the skirt volume is not clearly seen.
You can see this indoor pic taken on the day I finished sewing this dress.
I wanted to do simple and cute floral embroidery. But somehow decided on Kutch embroidery motif with small scrolls and dots to add colour.
Same as above🙂
I’m here after a long time and have news to share.
First, I received my Guinness certificate and here it is.
For documentation, the MICQ group wanted a photo of the participant and the certificate. So, Here I’m again flaunting my certificate infront of the DSLR.I dont own one, one of my friend kindly helped me in taking this picture.
Just a recap, these are my 4 blankets which I did for the record.
I enjoyed making these blankets. When I joined, it was just for the joy of doing crochet along with a online group🙂 I could not meet even the members in bangalore group as I had some or other personal work during those days. But yes we are in touch online, so it is almost the same you could say.
I doubt whether I would participate in another such journey, making the blankets is just one part of the this achievement. A lot of co-ordination and people management required here. I can say it was all well managed. Personally I found it difficult to follow/adhere too.
In Ravelry, there was a Jingle bells swap and I got yarns on the gift exchange.
Yes, the bag is handmade and part of the gift.
I made this sweater from the yarns.
Pattern : Sunnyside
As I mentioned in my previous post about the Blankets made for the Guiness Record.
We acheived !!!
The Crochet blanket we made and joined measured 11,148.5 sq.mtrs. The previous record was is 3377 sq.mtrs. The new record is nearly 3 times of it.
Here is the certificate received in the name of Mother India Crochet Queens. The individual certificates is in the process🙂
Kudos to the team and the Co-ordinator Ms. Subhashri Natarajan.
To read more about the Guiness Record, Here are the links,
Field Work photos- A lot of hardwork and determination here.
Mother India Crochet Queens Facebook page
The Ebook has lot of information on the people behind the scene and also lot of picture of blanket contributors and sponsors.
And my blanket recap🙂
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