Sunday, 23 February 2014

Making another....

Saree Quilt 
# 2

This is my second Saree Quilt.  This is the post. , I did sometime ago about my first such quilt.

My mother had collected her saree cut-offs over the last couple of years and handed me the bundle when I visited her last December. She is very pleased that I am making use of these odds and ends and ......


.... I am excited to have all these lovely cotton pieces with pretty prints and colours.

So here is the beginning..................


I have cut them in to roughly 15x15 inches squares. Where there was not enough material for one whole square I pieced several to make enough. I have not  pieced them exact corner to corner like the modern quilts. I would like it have a more of a rustic look.


I am waiting to find batting and suitable backing material, so I can start stitching.

But, you may have to wait for awhile to see the end result, as it will be all hand stitched. Last one I think, took almost an year to be completed.

...here is myself in a saree ... :) . . p.s. this was taken few years ago.


I did these crochet hearts couple of weeks ago for valentine, but was unable to post them as I had problems with my internet connection. Finally, I manged to fix it.

I was inspired to make these hearts after I saw knitted ones over at Wendy's blog; she writes this beautiful blog ;  http://septemberviolets.blogspot.ca/ .


Thank you for taking your time today to stop by,

till next time,
xxx,
Gaia

Monday, 17 February 2014

DiGiTaL ArT-11

These were done, using  the Ipad drawing application Procreate.

Winter inspirations ..................






Have a wonderful day!!

Thanks for stopping by,

xxx,
Gaia

Monday, 3 February 2014

Bits n' pieces mat [learning left hand crochet]

I did not want to throw away these crochet lesson pieces because I worked hard to get them right. I could have undone to use in other projects but instead I tried making something else.


I pieced them, adding extra stitches where it needed. All with what I had, I did not buy any new.
It did not become a perfect square or a rectangle, but that was alright. I added a single crocheted border in couple of different yarns.

A bit of an applique too; one of the flowers I learnt.

Lastly, I sewed a piece of plastic grip (which is available at $1 store) to the back to keep it from sliding. It being a little wonky, does not sit perfectly flat on the ground.

I am just happy with its bohemian charm. Now, I am thinking may be another one.


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Few more new stitches;


In Pink: half double crochet with chain 1 spaces                                      Yellow: Chain 3 lace

In Purple; lace with spaced shells


Finally, an update on my knitted winter scarf too.........  I have been knitting a lot during the past couple of weeks. I really want to finish the scarf before the winter ends.


Thank you for taking your time today to stop by.....
till next time,
xxx,
Gaia