For the Giveaway day, I am giving away a handmade pouch. All you have to do to enter the giveaway is
1. Be a follower of my blog and
2. Leave me a comment on this post letting me know why you like pouches.
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May 8, 2013
May 8, 2013
I am participating in giveaway day…a last minute thought of course! Am giving away some craft supplies: thread, ribbon, lace and some glittering sewables
All you have too do is :
1. Follow my blog and
2. Leave me a comment on this post letting me know what you would use the supplies for if you win.
Comments are closed for this giveaway !
April 7, 2013
I have recently been bitten and I am buying crochet goodies by the dozen. My hobby time is also dominated by the crochet hook…no surprise that when I stepped into The Hab—the most amazing crafts supply store in Mumbai, I picked up only crochet related items. Actually I pretty much behaved like a bull in a China shop…and then not knowing what to buy, came home with just the basic necessities—a wool crochet hook, some shiny cording(absolutely adorable0 and Anchor crochet thread !
The Hab is every craft person’s dream come true…the shop has a magnificent glass facade with large pickle bins full of colored threads. The walls are covered with sequins and other goodies. The floor above has quilting, knitting and craft related books. One feels like just staying up back there amidst all the crafty goodness…
My most recent crochet project, is about 3 inches wide now and I have been using a metal crochet hook for it so the new hook is a welcome change and might augment progress on that front…
Linking it to Sunday Stash !
April 3, 2013
Sashiko is a Japanese stitch that comes in designs with repetitive trends and geometric patterns. Surprising how stitches are common across boundaries. In India, the same stitch is called ‘kantha’, a basic running stitch which is usually meant for floral motifs. Its predominant in Eastern India and one can find stoles, tunics and sarees beautifully embroidered with this stitch.
Here is my humble attempt at getting the line straight…which comes only with practice…
Linking it to WIP Wednesday:
March 12, 2013
As my househelp asked for a cloth for dusting, I quickly conjured up a dusting cloth by hand stitching bright hexies into a fat quarter and side stitching the fabric
Love the brightness and contrast of colours.
Next, I tried out a back pattern at it turned out just perfect with some machine embroidery in the handles.!
Its my sewing machine in the background…
And then, a quilted laptop sleeve from a christmas-y fabric that my friend Shahnaz gifted me
Quite a productive week I must say !
Tagging to WIP Wednesday !
February 27, 2013
Its almost the end of the month and my Plus quilt is _finally_ showing some traction. The first row of Plus’ are pieced but then I realized that I hadn’t cut enough of the white fabric yet to take the quilt ahead, so back to the cutting board to cut some more charm squares in shades of blue and pure white. Think the quilt will turn out to be gorgeous.
Linking it to WIP wednesday
February 19, 2013
I have been completely bitten by the crochet bug. After having started the fusion crochet blanket and successfully completed 5 blocks in 5 days, I embarked upon the journey of making a crochet trim for a dupatta.
A dupatta is a long stole worn with the Indian traditional outfit, the Salwar Kameez.
On being suggested by a friend to try adding a trim to a dupatta, I found the perfect specimen required for this experiment at the back of my cupboard, a rather dull black plain cotton dupatta without a border. It looked like it could do with some makeover.In the absence of any real crochet thread at home, I just used some black wool AND was I surprised at the outcome or what !
For seasoned crochet enthusiasts this might look like a humble trim befitting a novice, but for me this turned out to be a real Anthropologie trim…am impressed by my humble attempt and the output.