Saturday, 22 June 2013

Used tea bags ...

~ Lavender and clove sachets ~

This is another little experiment I did with used tea bags. Well, it did not turn out the exact way I wanted.

The things you need are, used tea bags, soft cotton and cotton thread [or pretty ribbons];


practiced some crocheting as well.... but it is very difficult do so on such flimsy paper.....  I need to be more patient with these, sometimes I am in a hurry to see the end results.


smells so lovely !!!

There are stitches that came loose in some places, which need fixing.



Thank you for always stopping by,

Until next time,
xxx,
Gaia

Monday, 17 June 2013

Granny Squares continued....[learning left hand crocheting]

Part 3
An up date on my granny squares; I have made 41 so far.


..and this weekend I took time to secure the ends and neaten.


I used eight balls of 50g. each in four colours. I don't want to get carried away and make far too many squares then be overwhelmed, and unable to complete properly. What I have in mind, is to make a small throw for a sofa/couch. When I get more confident I will attempt on big projects. So, I think it is time join and add a border.



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Findings;
..... this cute little embroidered picture I found, on one of my visits to the thrift store;  cost 0.99cents



... and this art bicycle is parked in front of one of the the yarn stores in my neighbourhood. I wanted to get a better picture but the shadows were not helping.


Thank you for always stopping by,
Until next time,
xxx,
Gaia

Thursday, 6 June 2013

Kantha Work - a small reversible quilt

Beginning 
I have had a sketch in my mind for a while now for some voile material and for few cotton scarves,  which I got from thrift store/yard sales. Finally, I manged to put the idea into work.

After cutting the material into pieces [not exact measurements] and joining them by hand; I made four separate layers. I wanted it to be more rustic because of that I intentionally did not make them perfect squares.






  

Then I stacked them, and tacked to hold in place and I am working with the kantha stitch. I chose colours which I thought may compliment the printed designs. I am using one strand of cotton thread; after seeing what I have done so far, I am thinking  maybe two strands would have been better?



I have been stitching this almost a month now, along with my other on going projects. It will be along time before I finish this one.
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Lastly, couple of things I found at the yard sales past weekend. A very pretty picture done in paper paste,  I love everything about it; and it was 1$.


.. and this lovely tea pot was $2.


Thank you for always stopping by,

Until next time,

xxx,
Gaia

Sunday, 2 June 2013

Granny Square [learning to crochet left hand]

My Lesson 3 -Part 2



I wanted cotton yarn for my project, and after getting lost in rows of vibrant colours and variety of textures at the yarn store I found these pretty yarn. While I am not a regular at the store, I thought that prices are quite high.  Then again, I have not been there for a long time.


This cotton yarn is called ROWAN ;belle organic aran and the needle I am using is Aero 3mm. I still don't have many needles[only 3 sizes] and after attempts with each, I chose to go with this one.







The purple/grey square is little larger when completed even though the yarn is exact same as the other two. I think I will encounter trouble when it is time to join. I need to learn what to do in a situation like that.

So far the squares are stacking up very nicely.... and I am enjoying making them :)

Thank you for always stopping by,

Until next time,

xxx,
Gaia