Wednesday, November 29, 2006

My first Blog Contest !!!

I have been working , crocheting on a whole lot of projects simultaneously. Hence I do not have the pictures of all the projects but a few are working up really fast and will be over in a couple of days. So for those of my blog friends who are eager ( that is ,if anyone is!) to see the pictures of my is a little teaser for you......

This is a motif from one of the projects. It's done in cotton thread and is about 9.5 inches in size. Can you guess what I'll make using this motif ? C'mon, it'll be fun , make your guess.Okay ,say I'll give a 'little gift' to the first correct guess. There goes ....I have my very first blog contest !!! The contest end on Sunday, 2nd Dec 2006.
I'm sorry but this contest is not open to Swapnae, Jaishree, Pearlin and Shaheen as you gals already know what this is going to be.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Yipppeee Yay !!
Another finish off for me and this wasn't even on the list ! This is a CAL from FIBRE FREAKS. It's a really nice forum and this is the Winter wears CAL. This scarf and hat set is a gift for my cousin. She wanted it made specifically in this yarn and colour.I hope she likes it. As you can see in the picture it's a very simple scarf and ofcourse , I didn't follow any pattern. And here Mr . Garfeild had graciously agreed to pose with the scarf and hat. My refused flatly - He said it was girl stuff!

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Sweet Shari
Sometime back I had seen somebody post in C'ville about a layette made from the book Tender touch Layettes from Leisure Arts. That book just got stuck on my mind !!! I had posted about it some time back HERE .
This morning I had a lovely surprise in my Mail....the same book sent to me by an online 'angel' Shari . Thank you so much Shari . It's real sweet of you. I can hardly wait to start working on the layettes. All the layettes are super duper cute .

Monday, November 20, 2006

It's Raining , It's Pouring ......
And my Dh is snoring !!!! Seriously , it's raining so hard and the weather is so cold and lovely. It's been a looong time since we had rains here. And this is serious rain....there's water collecting on the streets.Okay, I know a lot of you would wonder what's the big deal , but to me it's a celebration. The summer is going and lovely winter is just around the corner.
The smell of first rain ....mmmmmm...lovely earthy fragrance all around. I've put on some lovely music and have all the windows and balconies wide open ...( yes I'm going to mess up the house !!! ) ...and it's such fun. With some coffee and crochet to go with it..... I feel like it's some part of heaven right now.And I had to share it here.
Today Jibbs and me are going to the park to walk in the rain...ofcourse when it slows down to a drizzle.
And on the Crochet front : I have updated the list

1. Little Girl dress for a friend's daughter.
2. A diaper bag
3. A tissue box cover
4. Soap dispenser cover
5. Toothbrush holder cover
6. Trinket Box cover
7. One top for twin girls
8. Mesh cap
9. Project for Christmas competition

1. Edgings for towels
2. Kitchen window curtain
3. Dustbin cover
4. Two tops for twin girls
5. Motifs for a shower curtain

1. Beautiful coasters by Mimi
2. A pair of cushions
3. Fat bottom purse - only if I can manage to get the handles

As you can see , a lot of little projects are done. I have yet to take the pictures. I'll have it up for you all to see real soon.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

New and Improved !

After blogging about the diaper bag last night , I kept getting a nagging feeling about the bag. I liked it but then quite honestly ,I liked only the little ballerina booties and the colours used ! Some how ,I could not get myself to be satisfied with it. It was missing something ........and then , late at night , it struck me - sunny days -- sunny look ! So here is the new and improved version of the diaper bag. Finally I'm satisfied with it - A little change goes a long way ! I think it looks better now , what say you? And in the picture you can have a better look at my favourite buttons closure:).
Another couple of things are done too. But I just have to give the finishing touches and upload the pictures. More pictures to follow.Lol!

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Hot Off My Hooks

Like I said in my previous post , I've been crocheting away . And here is the proof. My FOs.
1. Frilly Tissue Box Cover

The first in the series ...I'm working on a bathroom set. This is done in Ecru , Rust and Purple. Another of my own patterns - nothing much to it except the colour play. I've used Omega cotton mercerised thread.

2. This is the next FO - Another Diaper Bag.

I have decided to call this bag Sunny Days - this is what came to mind when I looked at it all done and complete. I've given it a little pair of ballerina booties as add ons. That's my favourite part about the bag. Except the colours of course. This bag too has a buttons closure. No zips for my bags !!! And the buttons are so lovely and give a nice touch too.
Incase you are wondering what those little spots are on the lavender stripe, they are light yellow ribbon roses. The pictures show them as spots ...wonder why ? Something to do with my photography skills , I guess. In the picture below you can see the little Ballerina booties that I loved making.

Monday, November 13, 2006

Already into November !!
I've been a bad blogger...only one excuse for that ( which might be actually justifiable to some of you : ) )- I've been a good crocheter!!! No pictures yet, but I promise some really soon. I've also been following all my favourite blogs and have stumbled upon a few more interesting ones.
My resolutions, every single year , FAIL invariably! I've once again bitten off much more than I can chew.......though I must admit that I'm enjoying it so much.
Off my hooks:
1. Little Girl dress for a friend's daughter.
2. A diaper bag
3. A tissue box cover

On my hooks :
1. Soap dispenser cover
2. Kitchen window curtain
3. Dustbin cover
4. Two tops for twin girls
5. Mesh cap
6. A project for a christmas competition
10. Motifs for a shower curtain
11. Edgings for towels
12. Curtains

On my mind :
1. Beautiful coasters by Mimi
2. A pair of cushions
3. Fat bottom purse - only if I can manage to get the handles

Desperately needed :
1. An extra pair of hand to finish the above mentioned lists
2. Atleast 24 hours additional in a day.
Now that is one big list. I just hope I don't wind up with many more additions to my WIP list.