Saturday, 14 December 2013

Wasteful Art !


When you  buy bread or certain times packaged vegetables [at the supermarket] the plastic bags they come in are secured with  these types of tabs. [may not be the correct word for it]



I have been collecting the tabs for awhile just to see how much of a plastic pile I can make.


While the collection grew, I had sketched few ideas how to use them. This is an experimental mixed media project. Apart from the tabs, I also incorporated used tea bags, scraps of fabric, and lots of acrylic paint.

I thoroughly enjoyed myself doing the project; but I do not know how well my idea is presented here.


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This magazine was featured in many crochet blogs in the past month, and it did look interesting. So, when I saw it at the book store, I wanted to treat myself, and here's my copy. :)



It has a small crochet project included; yarn and a hook to make a snowflake.


The instructions are in UK terms. But it does have guide with all the abbreviations and US terms, in one of the back pages. I think I manged to get it fairly right. There was enough yarn to make two; the second one turned out bit smaller as I made the stitches more tight.


Let it snow ! let it snow !


I am taking little time off from work to visit my mother. My mother is turning 70 yrs. in couple days, and my grand mother(mother's mum), is turning 93 yrs. They both have their birthday on the same day.  

I wish you all happy holidays and a peaceful 2014 !!!
See you in the new year..........

Thank you for taking time to stop by,

..til next time,
xxx,
Gaia

Sunday, 8 December 2013

Crochet lessons continue ... [learning left hand crochet]

Point Stitch...

Learning stitches in a row is still difficult, as I always end up having either extra or less amount of stitches. Counting multiples and then adding the plus number to make the foundation chain still a struggle.

Cross Square



Octagonal Motif [left] and Octagonal shells [right]



Hexagonal motif [left] and Spider's web motif [right]



Lacey Circle [left] and Circular motif [right]


I have completed the all the motifs in the guide book, but there many more stitches that I have to learn.



A very dear friend sent these yarn for me. They are hand dyed merino wool, so soft and I love colours. I am thinking of a scarf but not sure if I want it knitted or crocheted.  So,I will do some practice lessons; hopefully that will help me to decide.


Thank you for taking time to stop by,

til next time,
xxx,
Gaia