I made this Amigurumi Dinasaur for my daughter as her birthday gift.
As I was doing it, I was forced ( by her) to tell that it is for her and it is a Dino , so no more surprises there.
But yet, she was expecting a Brontosaurus ( long necked dinosaur) whereas the one I made was a Triceratops.
That’s a surprise for me that she expected a Brontosaurus because I was very confident that she likes Triceratops and always seen her playing with her Triceratops Dino toy.
Pattern from here: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/plod-the-african-flower-triceratops
Wishing everyone a Happy New Year.
I visited “The 7th Annual Handmade Collective” and here are some pics.
There is so much eye candy that you loose track of all the things you see.
Coconut Leaf toy making workshop
I made this felt hanging few weeks back and wanted to post immedietely and so after few weeks, I was under the assumption I had blogged this. After scrolling up and down and clicking next, I realised I did not 😦
So here is the better-late-than-never post about this felt hanging/mobile made for a new born in family.I made this greatly inspired by Crib mobile of Josie. I just added pompoms because it was there in stash and I liked them and I did not do enough number of felt circles 😀
So I made circles in 3 sizes and glued( only hot glue works, fevicol did not work for me) them in concentric circles and then glued 2 pieces back to back.
Hope the kid enjoys seeing those vibrant colors.
I have been blogging for a while and have recently started a facebook page
Delightful DIYs to show case the DIYs I do and to reach to more people. Come and have a look when you can 🙂
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 🙂