Saturday, 3 February 2018

Blue, Blue ..

crochet scarf....

 was a birthday gift for my blue loving cousin and, she loved it.

this simple pattern is from Vogue crochet stitches book. Once again it is a thrift-ed yarn creation.

more blue stitching....

let's enjoy a sweet cup of tea !!

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till next time,



Monday, 15 January 2018

Chasing winter blues...

keeping busy with some craft work.

While back at the thrift store I came upon this set labelled "Japanese Tenugui" and, I bought it because I liked the cotton material.  Once home, I googled to find out what "Tenugui" meant, and found out that they are a type of  Japanese hand towels.
You can read more about here.

side one
The set contained, three printed cotton pieces in different sizes. I used the material to sew this bag.

I added a lining, hand sewed the details around the patterns to add texture, then used the machine to sew the two panels together.

side two

learning some embroidery....

winter light is not too favourable for fine needlework..

a bit of weaving .. ..

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Monday, 1 January 2018

Day one ..of ..January...

Watering can pincushion...

A small craft project done during the holidays;
What you think of this watering can make-over? I got the tin can for 0.99 cents from the thrift store.
I filled it almost to the top with rice first, so it will be sturdy and, then added polyfil stuffed body.

It is sitting next to the wheelbarrow, I made few months ago.  May be I will find other garden tools to make a whole collection :)

Thank you for stopping over ...hope you are having a wonderful day,

everything stops for a sweet cup of tea !!

till next time,


Monday, 18 December 2017

To keep warm..

this winter, my autumn colours triangle shawl.

 I am pleased how turned out...once again it is with all thrift-ed yarn. It really does brighten gloomy surroundings.

The only way, I could take few good pictures, (with some light) was outdoors. These were taken Sunday morning at the park; managed take few shots before my fingers went numb. I think it was about -7 or 8 celius.

it keeps me cosy & warm while tying a selfie on snowy Monday morning :) 

Inspiration Pinterest ..... a pair of ankle socks made from a sweater that I could not wear anymore.

I picked  up this Coca Cola tray at one of the Church Christmas sale's recently for 50 cents.  I simply liked the print on it. (not Coca Cola)  It is printed in 1976; a reproduction of 1916 WWI serving girl. A bit of browsing on ebay, I came across the original as well as the same re-print.

December sun 

Thank you for stopping by for a peek,

Happy Holidays and all the best for 2018!!



Monday, 20 November 2017

Autumn colours..

crochet triangle shawl..

I was able to put together, a sort a fall colour palate from my thrift-ed yarn lot. But don't think what I have so far will be sufficient for the size of shawl I have in mind; a trip to the thrift store is coming up  soon :)

I have also managed to add few more lines to the kantha quilt .....since the autumn light is not too favourable, I do most of the sewing on weekend mornings.

Tutorial for this can be found here;
I hand stitched everything; including all the details and used wadding instead of fusible webbing. I think it can be used either as a potholder or a hotpad.

 November sun and a walk in the park, I wanted to show the crocheted scarf I made this summer. 
(I m not good at taking selfie ....)

(a purchase from the thrift store, a pretty fridge magnet $1.99)

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till next time