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Toy Hammock

Hi All,

In any household with kids, the space occupied by the toys is more than the space occupied by any living creature of the house.
So Here I’m with a Kids room storage idea. For sometime, I wanted a hanging storage space to shove away the toys after use. We already have cardboard boxes stand but that stands on ground swallowing floor space.
But I found something that is off the ground and moreover easy to toss the toys.
Here is what I’m referring to

Initially I stitched the hammock using a lacy material. My mistake, the material was lacy but not strechable and so it became useless in few days.
Now I decided to try using crochet and here it .. fully loaded with soft toys.
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It is easy to organize, easy to search and all the more, the kid can play aim and throw ๐Ÿ™‚
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It can be made for sale. So if you are interested, pls let me know.

Cheers,
Sangheetha.

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Some doilies

Hello All,
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.
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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.
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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.
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The second one is Victorian Rose doily which I have already attempted here.
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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.
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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.
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I got these from my sister in Australia, but I’m sure it must be available in Staples.

Cheers,
Sangheetha.

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Guinness Record :-)

Hello All,
I’m here after a long time and have news to share.
First, I received my Guinness certificate and here it is.

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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.

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Just a recap, these are my 4 blankets which I did for the record.

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I enjoyed making these blankets. When I joined, it was just for the joy of doing crochet along with a online group ๐Ÿ™‚ 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.

Cheers,
Sangheetha.

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Guiness Record

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 nearlyย 3 times of it.

Here is the certificate received in the name of ย Mother India Crochet Queens. The individual certificates is in the process ๐Ÿ™‚

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Kudos to the team and the Co-ordinator Ms. Subhashri Natarajan.

To read more about the Guiness Record, Here are the links,

http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/largest-crochet-blanket/

Field Work photos- A lot of hardwork and determination here.

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.529242833918557&type=1

Mother India Crochet Queens Facebook page

https://www.facebook.com/groups/468779636631544/

Ebook https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxUpr1kkM4IrSlFtRkktdFNJRE0/view
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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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Crochet Blanket for the Guiness Record.

Hello All,

Mother India’s Crochet Queens is a facebook group which is targeting to create the largest crochet blanket for Guinness Record and here I’m with my two cents to the mission.

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More details on this page
https://www.facebook.com/groups/468779636631544/?fref=nf

Cheers,
Sangheetha.

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Doily Earring Holder

Hello All,

During a casual whatsapp chat, Kavitha one of Ravelry friend shared the idea of using a Doily for earring holder. And I got hooked to it,reason being, I love making doilies. They are fast in the beginning and it is hard to stop towards the ending.
And this time, it is going to be a useful item too.
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So I started with Summer Splendor which was on my list for long time.
I started with the cotton thread which I used for I love doilies .
I skipped many rounds in between considering the size of embroidery frame I have.
Quickly it went and soon I completed and blocked it.

Then came the task of fixing it in embroidery frame. Again during the discussion Vimala aka Vims mentioned it is better to use fabric while fixing in frame. So I stitched the doily on a cloth and fixed the cloth on hoop the usual way.

So here it is finished.
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And adorned.
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Loved the Summer Splendor doily pattern, wishing to do one more.
See you soon with another cushion cover ๐Ÿ™‚
Bye
Cheers,
Sangheetha.

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From Start to Finish

Hello All,

Remember this post, I made a yoke with the Silk thread. The yarn was costliest in my stash and I had little bit more after completing the yoke. I decided to make some laces and attach to my kurta.
So I did the lace following this pattern.

http://sheruknitting.com/videos-about-knitting/crochet-lace/item/568-crochet-lace-stitch-pattern-tutorial-5-part-2-of-2.html

After making the lace, I wanted to make piping to match the lace color.
I was sure that my base fabric will be some dark color but I wanted piping. So I got silk fabric in purple color.( I love the touch and feel of the fabric but it was nightmare making piping out of it.
I went in search of matching fabric and got black brocade kind of material for the kurta.
That is when I shared this teaser pic.

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Later I followed this video tutorial and made a princess seam kurta. There were countless faults and confusion, but I sailed away. This is by no means perfect, but I can be proud that it does fit me ๐Ÿ™‚


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Once the kurta was done, again I went in search of a contrasting color fabric for the bottom pants. My idea was to make a semi patiala salwar. And again I followed the video from FashionforYou and made this set.

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The set is not very comfortable and my sewing is least perfect. But I smile a lot when I wear, being happy with the color combinations, my crochet lace and above all the dress is how I imagined. After all, it feels good. ( not physically but yes emotionally).