Saturday, 3 December 2016

Ripples of hope blanket..




I finally finished it. The blanket measures approx. 65 inches x 36 inches. Another one of my thrift-ed yarn makes.

Just what I need for the sofa...




Blooms of Spring;
A new project for the winter. I found this crochet book the thrift store for $1.(retail price is $25) It has many techniques, ideas and stitch patterns. I thought I will try this flower motif.




Over the last few months,I have manged to collect quite a number of different coloured yarn from the thrift stores. And, this would be a good project for use them.






Thank you for stopping by,

till next post,

Gaia


Saturday, 26 November 2016

Weaving continue..




I completed another small weaved piece. I experimented with different textured yarn. I, think I should have used a more contrasting colour for the bottom trims, it would have added more of a balance to the whole piece. On to the next one..





 Couple of more tea bag crafts over many cups of tea on a gloomy rainy afternoon.





Thank you for stopping over,

till next post,

Gaia


Saturday, 19 November 2016

Used tea bag..

crafts...



I did couple of projects before with used tea bags.  You can see them here and here. For, these pieces I used embroidery thread and, also bits of lace.


I quite enjoyed making these and, I have a whole stack to experiment with. These tea filters are  bit bigger than regular bags which I like, because it has space to work a pattern with more embellishments etc.


Have to be careful when working with such flimsy paper, I pricked my finger few times.. :)




Winter is just around the corner..


Thank you for stopping by for a peek,

till next post,

Gaia


Sunday, 13 November 2016

Marigold and Saffron Flower..

quilt is finally done.


All hand sewn
I wanted to add blue for the border but didn't have enough material so I went this maroon colour.





I am pleased with my effort. Although in some places I feel that I have rushed.

Although, I have never actually calculated how many hours goes in to a hand sewn project, I think I may have put in approx. 100 hours. or more for this one.


It was a sunny sunday morning to for these pictures and a walk around my neighbourhood park.





Thank you for stopping by,

till next project,
xxx,
Gaia

Sunday, 23 October 2016

More weaving..





I did another small project. I went from the cardboard loom, to a loom made out from a picture frame.(instructions via youtube) It worked perfectly for this piece. I used some colourful Beehive tapestry wool which I had.


a bit of embroidery as well.





Thanking you for stopping by,

till next time,
xxx
Gaia