I told you about the Daisy Sling bag right. At the same time, I was making some motifs for Inga bag, but I did not finish as I used up the yarn for the sling bag. So with the left overs, this is what I did 🙂
The pattern is Sunrise Sunset Afghan
Remember this crochet piece which I did during Election day. Well I finished it. No , not today, I finished many days before today but many days after the election holiday 🙂
So here is the finished piece.
I made it for my mom as she wanted a pouch to keep her mobile phone. I thought of making mobile phone pouch, but I wanted it to be more useful, so extended the idea of making a sling bag. Who said Sling bags are for young ones, my mom loves this one. But my mom loves everything young ppl love.
I added a zipper and also lined it.
The flap is not functional, only decorative.
After the Kantha SAL, I got inspired by so many google images that I relentlessly searched every day.
I kind of came up with my own design. 🙂
Well, no high expectation, it is just a line drawing.
So I dont have the picture, but here it goes. I took printouts of graph sheet and started making leaf like drawings.The traced it on to the fabric and started embroidery.
I’m using Kantha filling stitch, the one we used for the center flower in the Kantha SAL.
I have progressed more than this pic and will show the latest one soon.
I have got one more completed item here.
Well as the post title says, it is a cross stitch.I started doing embroidery from my college days and do a little bit here and there. But never I have tried Cross Stitch. I have heard that it is very simple. Nothing much, it is only a cross and that forms the stitch. So I was little over confident when I ordered this cross stitch kit from Pony Store.
I love many things from that store, but what I have bought is less. Few hooks ,some needles and 2 kits.
I started very enthusiastically and later slowed down.It is very meticulous. I forgot the count of the aida cloth that came with the kit. But it was fine. I had to look close and insert the needle.
So it came to an halt soon. Then after sometime where I really felt the need to finish this. I picked it up again. Few days and then again halt as I was getting headaches.
Then there was Embroidery Stitch Along in Ravelry Crafty Dozen group and so I picked it up again to finish it once for all.
So finally I did it.
Well, After this, I did the finishing. Seamed the edges and kind of framed it.
Now it is hanging in the door. Will try to get a better pic.
See you real soon with another FO.
Here is the finished version of the Kantha SAL Sampler.
Through this SAL, I have learnt many new stitches. My heartfelt thanks to Anita who has generously shared her knowledge on Kantha Embroidery.
My favorite stitching in the sampler is the Center Flower filled using Kantha Filling Stitches.
In the end, Anita has included diagonal kantha stitches. I tried the same and ended up with Satin Stitch filling. So removed the stitches and made kantha running stitches with inclination.
Stitches Used. I have linked them to the corresponding tutorials on Anita’s Blog. Pls click on the link to know how they are stitched.
Here is a mosaic on my progress during the SAL
This SAL was quite an experience. Since this is a Stitch Along, I must be on time for progress. I work in the day time so my craft time is limited and haphazard, so sometimes I was nervous that I could not either finish or could not take picture of the progress or sometimes failing to post when I have forgotten to transfer pictures from the phone.
But this SAL was not fast paced, it gave me enough time for stitching each part.
The tutorials were neat and explanatory. I’m glad that I took part in the SAL and finished this sampler.
Okie..See you all soon with another FO.