Invariably every year starts with a bang!! So did this one too. Infact the bang is still echoing....so even after so long life is busy and blogging has taken a backseat. Nevertheless, crafting has not. New year brings new promises hence new projects too for the new ventures.
This is my latest baby dress designed for little princess to wear. I fell in love with all the girly pink of it. It is done in soft baby cotton yarn and the flowers are all handmade. Even the little hairband ! Working on thes eon more colours. Do let me know what you think.
I displayed this one at the Craft fair in Al Ain Mall and was so happy to see that it was well liked and almost instantly whisked away soon after display.
This seems to be a season for babies. We have many little ones joining our families lately and it's been a real joy to welcome these little angels.As those of you who have been reading my blog would know , I love making baby stuff. There is always some or the other baby project on my hooks at all time.so I do not really need a reason...I just cannot resist making them.
These are a pair of booties made for a precious little baby doll.
A little baby bonnet for the wee little baby.
And a little baby beanie style cap with a silk crochet flower.
There is a whole bunch of more baby stuff I will be posting soon.
I have always loved nature. Beautiful landscapes, plants, trees, leaves, flowers, waterfalls .....etc all mesmerize me. I wish I could paint! Maybe I should give it a shot. Anyways, that is a different train of thought all together :)Right now I want to show my latest ( weel not exactly latest but fairly recent ) work. A quilled maple leaf. Maple leaf is probably one the prettiest of leaves....the colours, the shape, it's somehow magical.
Here is my take on it. I've used beehive to play with colors and loved it. I don't know whether you can make it out but the beehiving is really teeny weeny and took forever to complete. The outlining was fast enough. But the filling up with tight beehive was really tough on the hands .I actually ended up spraining my wrist! Until then I didn't even know that it is possible to get such injuries while quilling. Oh well, the things you get to learn!!
For some of you who like to know how it is done ...here are a few pictures of the project as it progressed. At first the outline of the leaf:
And then when that is done you can see how it looks .....
After that is done, I did the veins of the leaf ..I forget to take the pictures at that point :( , sorry ! So we are at the next step that is the filling in with the beehive in different colors. This is the most time consuming and tiring step. Don't be over zealous and try to rush this ....believe me , sprained wrist hurts like hell ( even brushing your teeth or picking up a spoon gets difficult), so be careful ! Luckily I can manage a lot of work with my left hand as well. So the family did not get left hungry.
And finally when all is done take pictures like crazy ....before you get it framed . After framing the pictures don't look all that great and the work is hardly seen in the pictures.
And finally after framing .....all set to display.
Little Princess Dress
I've been working on this little project for the last few days. I fell in love with it as soon as it was done.So glad it turned out exactly as I had pictured in my head. The bodice is done in soft cotton yarn and the skirt part is sheer soft tulle. As usual the photograph does no justice . I cannot explain it but nothing beats the cuteness of little hand made baby clothes. Or I just LOVE babies and all their cute stuff.
I've just put it up on my facebook page too. If you are on FB ,you can check out the page ' Gift A Craft'. All my latest projects are there too.
I am in the doily mode right now so here is another doily.This time a rectangle one. Worked by joining squares and a rounded off with a lacy border. There is no pattern just something whipped up. If only I had the patience of writing patterns!! The gold trim gives it a festive look. This is also a tray doily. With Eid approaching Table settings and servings are on my mind :) And hence such projects.
Here both the tray doilies together:
It has been quite a while since I made doilies.And this one was such fun to make. Its a vintage pattern from the celt's site and was breeze to work through. This is worked in Aunt Lydia's crochet cotton thread. A simple pineapple pattern is always a joy to work. This is going to be a tray doily. Something to pretty up the serving trays.