Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Amigurumis everywhere

As noted in my previous post, I am part of another CAL/KAL at SAARC group on Ravelry. This time the group has decided to make amigurumis. For those unfamiliar with the word, an amigurumi is the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small stuffed animals and anthropomorphic creatures. You can read more on them here.

For my part I made these birds which were commissioned by a friend as part of a baby mobile.

And this is the entire mobile:

The letters spell the name of the baby and in my language means "the moon" :) I also made a star and a moon though to a lot of folks the moon was just a silver banana . However the recipient loved this and thats what matters:)

I am also in the process of making an elephant but not anywhere near completion.

My daughter on the other hand has crocheted a turtle and 4 of pacman ghosts. I think she has done a great job!

While sitting with her late into the night (waiting for her to finish the shell of the turtle) I finished this little purse and lined it too! Attached a detachable flower to increase its cuteness factor.

Not able to bring out the bling in the purse but its a glittery thread in nice golden color.

Taking a deep breath here as I kept this commitment to post this week. Looking forward to the next week when I can share some origami projects, till then its toodles from corner of the world.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

the prodigal blogger

I have tried !! truly tried to keep this blog active but I seem to enjoy reading blogs than writing my own! And for the nth time I have made a resolution to post once every week be it a long one or a short and sweet one liner :)

So as soon as I made this resolution I decided to come over and type my story for the week! Its been a very busy crafting week at my place and I am thrilled at the results I am about to share with all.

First I joined a Bag CAL(Crochet A-Long for the uninitiated) and finished the Fat Bottom bag that was in my to-do pile for a long long time now! and made it with wool and felted it too! I so loved doing this project and I just had to show it to my sister for it to be taken away:) No amount of its not lined or it doesn't have a button stopped her from taking it. I should know! she is a seamstress and can sew a lining much much better than I can ever dream of ! and the picture above shows what it looked like!

Second my daughter decided to have a go at this but she was very sure that she wouldn't follow any pattern and that she would do her own thing! She stuck with it and came out with a winner!

I then joined a potholder cal hosted on Ravelry at this group

Claudia from Delights Gems blog sent me a personal invite that I just couldn't resist!
Here are the results of that CAL:-

So now that I have let you feast on some of the goodies I have created recently I will be back next week to blog about another CAL that my daughter and I are a part of!

TaTa For Now:)

Friday, September 3, 2010

Not entirely crochet....

Just wanted to drop by and post a few completed projects and also to write about this yum recipe my friend put up on her blog. It was super delicious, very filling and quite a simple dish to make considering I don't really enjoy cooking:) I mean I can cook fairly well but the process should get over quite fast:)

Thats my result... My son just helped himself to a lot of ketchup but daughter decided it was good as it was:). They really enjoyed their dinner though hubby felt the chicken could have been a bit more spicier:)

As for progress on my crochet projects I have these to show you all...

Friday, August 27, 2010


I have neglected my blog for too long and decided that I must start afresh:)
Life seems to be going on quite even steven right now(touch wood!!) though I was down with viral infections and allergies for some time . I have been crocheting away to my hearts content but instead of having finished pieces I seem to be bitten by the start-new-projects bug!! I have completed a few coasters and potholders and some are on their way across the globe to their new homes.

Yesterday I was in a baking mood and made some brownies for my not so little ones and I must say they turned out sinfully good and delicious!!! I followed the recipe from The Edible Garden and really enjoyed the simplicity of the process and the clear way she has put it out in her blog!

Here are some pics for you to feast on:)

I have joined the SAARC group on Ravelry for the Cotton cal/kal that started on Independence day and due to finish on Gandhi Jayanthi. I have planned to make potholders for friends and family and am also planning to learn to dye cotton yarn that my better half got for me from Singapore! This is what I have started to do as my first potholder project.

Off I go to try some different patterns and hopefully will be back soon to share my passion:)
Note to self:- Update the blog once a week:)

Saturday, January 30, 2010

back to blogging after a long time....

Well after a few posts here I got side tracked and stopped blogging . This new year I had promised myself that I would update my blog atleast once a month . So in keeping the promise here is my first post for this year . I have been keeping myself busy by crocheting and picking up knitting. The new year also saw me meet up with my Ravelry friends which I thoroughly enjoyed. I had made roses for each of my friends and my loved them so much that for his last day in school he requested me to make some for his teachers. I made them with acrylic yarn and F hook . The pattern came from a japanese book though you can use any of the numerous pattern one can find online simply visit Crochetpatterncentral and search for roses. It is made as a strip that gets rolled into a rose. You then attach floral wires for stems and add leaves.

My daughter loves to draw and has been learning to draw for the past 3 years. here are some of her latest works.

Friday, May 8, 2009

April flew!!!

I didn't realise that April flew by and I didn't blog a sentence!!! Well exams were over and I was getting adjusted to having kids home the full day! I love them ! In the midst of constant cleaning and feeding the brood(thankfully just 2!!) I managed to get a whole lot of crocheting done! I also started a CAL for the lovely Seraphina shawl on Ravelry and have got 25 rows done! 
Its becoming tedious so I put it down and have since started on the 2009 crochet squares CAL on Ravelry
 and Craftster. I have caught up to April and also decided to do the Calendar CAL found at the 
Dishcloth Diaries blog. 

Middle of April my  crochet student of 3 years returned from her school and asked me ever so 
politely"Aunty may I come for crochet classes?" I was thrilled and said but ofcourse!! so now my afternoons are spent soicialising with 12 yr old girls(my dd also wanted in!) So what do I teach them that would be quick and new to them??? They saw my Waldo Square and immediately wanted that to be their first project except they didn't want a square but would do a garland of linked circles! 

Second was a wiggly crochet mat which gave them more pleasure telling" wiggly crochet" rather than doing it! they did manage to get their foundation mesh done and both of them had the mesh count wrong and didn't want to rip it out! So I told them to improvise and finish the wiggly using their imagination. My dd just did a plain spiral but my student is yet to finish. The pattern came from here.
Here are our almost finished wiggly crochet pieces:)

The spiral that my dd did in wiggly crochet led me to teaching them how to do spiral crochet with the help of the dishcloth pattern found here.
So today we finished the spiral crochet square and much to their delight they said they liked working on it! 
Will post their pictures once they finish:) Here is mine..

Thats it for now more tomorrow as I finish sewing in the ends to my squares  plus my student's works!!!
 In the mean time I hope you enjoy looking at my student's projects that she made the last time she visited me:)

Monday, March 9, 2009

Well March is here and its exam time!!!!

Good day!
February just flew by and now March is threatening to do the same:) Amidst all this flying my son comes down with chicken pox!!! So while he is being quarantined my daughter suddenly feels all mushy and goes "Oh man I so want to hug him now! I miss him!!!!!" What the??????? So after successfully keeping him away from the family for  a week and playing the nurse, I settle down to finish a couple of sampler squares that we are doing as a cal. I also managed to finish the first of the group projects of march... a dishcloth! 
 Enjoy !