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Craft for fun.. Umm.. for Diversion

Hello All,

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
Rainbow flowers

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?

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Cheers,
Sangheetha.

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Some/Summer Sewing

Hello All,

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.

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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.

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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.
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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.
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You can see this indoor pic taken on the day I finished sewing this dress.

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I wanted to do simple and cute floral embroidery. But somehow decided on Kutch embroidery motif with small scrolls and dots to add colour.
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Same as above ๐Ÿ™‚
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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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Some Complete and not so complete crochet

Hello ๐Ÿ™‚

Again a picture post.
Here are some crochet completed and not yet completed.
When I complete, I’ll try to post them again.
By posting this, I can also guess how long a WIP remains a WIP(Work in progress)

Some clips for my daughter and gifting.

Ch4, ring
In the ring (ch2 3dc cd2, slip stitch in the ring) 6 times.
Fold the petals forward and make loops on the backside.
ch4 ss to next ss. Make 6 loops.
In the loops ch2 5dc ch2 ss in the loop.

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Again my own pattern. Make a reasonable big granny square, fold into half and stitch the sides( this you can do at the end also).
Continue 3dc granny pattern in circle( i.e cylindrical). Add handle as per your choice and Finish.
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I tested this pattern for a ravelry friend.
Pattern is free in Ravelry Anthurium Bag by Srividya Ganapathy .
Give a try it was easy and new for me.
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Making this as a cushion cover and the pattern is from facebook/pinterest.
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Cheers,
Sangheetha.