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:)