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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 🙂 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 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 🙂

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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.

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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 🙂

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Continuum

Hello All,

Are you thinking What a Strange title?
Yes there is story behind. Pls hang on.

I read this word first in a technical document in my first year of work. I did not understand much and just deciphered it something like continuous and remains continuous.

Recently when I showed my sling bags , I received a comment saying “How did you do that in your limited hobby time?”
Yes, I do take care of family, cooking, full time job and yet try to do something or the other in spare time.
Infact when I post something here, it was as in-progress for months together.
These sling bags were made in various 15-20 mins sitting. And it took long time for me to finish them. When I say long, it was really long time. Say the first bag took me 2 weeks though it is simple zipper with 2 seams which people finish in less than an hour. And when I made many such bags, it took long long time ( I can go on putting many longs here 😀 ).When I did that, I learnt many things, like making the handles for all the bags in one go( yes it took me a week) and then attaching zips for bags, similar to the Assembly line in factories.

So now coming to the point, that my hobby activity is just similar to the title.
continuum -a range or series of things that are slightly different from each other and that exist between two different possibilities

Every day I add a bit of work so that the project moves slowly towards completion. The start and the finish are just the extremes and my everyday work is just a stone moved or stitch made and it goes on.
I’m putting this in my post, not for boasting or showing off that I manage hobby and work. No I’m posting it to encourage people to take a hobby and enjoy doing it.Don’t get bewildered or anxious looking at the end product. One thing at a time id definitely doable by all and when you do it, your FO will be just the same as the one inspired you. Finishing is definitely important but it is just a milestone, what counts more are the innumerable moments you spent on it.How you learn, how you understand the way things work.. sometimes silly and sometimes intelligent.
Making is fun.

Cheers,
Sangheetha.

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Festive Wall Hanging

Hello All,

Quick Post to wish you all a Happy Navarathiri.

I made this wall hanging is the smallest possible time.Not that I was very busy. It took very less time.

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Inspiration came from

Long back I have seen this video and it was in my most fav list( do you have levels of favorite list and levels of To do list.. I have fav, must do fav, always fav, to do list, to do immedietely, to do whenever time allows,to do if you need) and well as we all know, it is only in list. In reality, lets not talk about it.. We know each others secrets 😀

During my last visit to Raja Market, I picked up these boards with the similar project in mind.
And within few days, I made this.
Mine is nowhere close to the original and primarily not neat, but I learnt few tricks when I made and ready to use next time.
(One being, not to keep so many dots everywhere)

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I did not notice that the Mirrors has reflected so many details of our balcony. Otherwise I would have taken in more open space. Anyways better work next time..

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AllKraftz- Online Store for Craft lovers

Hi All,

Recently AllKraftz online store is launched. You can see a variety of crochet hooks, needles and yarns which are otherwise available only in other countries.
AllKraftz is based out of India and brings all the quality supplies at reasonable price for Indian Crafters.

The good news is they host a giveaway every week in their facebook page.

And I won Rejoice Pom Pom Maker. It is very good and easy to use.
Do participate in their giveaways and get lucky.
Also check out their various products.

And about the pom pom maker, I tried them out immedietely and it took less than 10 mins to make these 2 pom poms and believe this is the first time I used a pom pom maker and it is super easy.

ETA pic 🙂 I have made more.. this was taken on the first day.
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Just in case you are not able to follow the instructions, look at this youtube video.

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There is no right or wrong when it comes to making Art

Hi All,

Yesterday I was watching Mickey Mouse Clubhouse with my daughter and this song caught my fancy.

“There is no right or wrong
when it comes to making art.
Making sure that you have fun
is the most important part.”

“Splash a little paint,
draw a little line.
Just make sure that you have fun
each and every time.”

Lovely isn’t it. 🙂

Loved Goofy and his crafting trials.

Cya Real Soon.
Sangheetha.