The New look

I had mentioned earlier about the lace collar I was working on; I have attached it to the dress. Have a look


This dress already had lacy collar but they were machine-made. The little girl rarely wore this dress as she found the dress neck too low as well as wide and was not comfortable with that. I am sure now she is going to wear this often:)
Here is the before look



Today I am sharing my wip(work in progress) projects. Normally I prefer to work on one project at a time as that way my focus is only on one work and I can finish on time. But at times I need break from the monotony of the work and I end up having more than one projects in hand.
Right now I am test knitting a tee with beading details on it.


I got a request to fix a dress for my friend’s daughter; the dress has very deep neckline. So I am crocheting a collar for the same


Along with these I am working on a crochet top and a five day workshop with kids in my society.
The workshop includes paper folding, cutting to make gift boxes, basic needlework¬† (running stitches, chain stitches) and to keep kids hooked we have fireless cooking. Till now we made a vegetables sanwich, vegetables salad and fruit cababs (fruits on a skewer). We all are enjoying this and kids even asked why can’t we have the workshop for more days:D

Fandango doily

I have a long queue of dollies in my to do list and when one of groups in revelry started doily-a-long I had to jump in. First, I had been in non productive zone for quite some time and secondly, after my recent thread projects; my hands were itching to do more thread work.
I chose to do Fandango doily which I liked at the first sight. This doily comes from Lilly’s design book no. 201. I got this pattern from celt’s vintage pattern website.


I was busy with other stuff when I was in the third last row and did misread the pattern. So a mistake in the scallops row and that was repeated all the way around. Because of that mistake I got the points out of the inner set of scallops. Also I could not do the edging row due to the mistake.. I could have tried doing the dc row one more time and then do the edges but it was too much of mindwork for me at that momonent and I decided to stop there.

A crafty day

I mostly do craft things unplanned… it’s like anytime if I feel like making a thing I’ll start immediately. If I don’t, the idea or plan never comes to life. Yesterday I thought of finishing some pending sewing. It’s a dress half done. But when I checked the draft I was not able to connect with that, one piece was missing. I started looking for the missing piece and ended up with bringing out the fabric scraps with plan of doing something with them. I started with a small patchwork pincushion


and later started for a patchwork cover for my sewing machine.

I tried doing a bit of quilting as well on the patchwork and I think I did good as a beginner 😆

Revisiting Doily

After my recent thread work (the shrugs) I am gearing up to do more thread projects and maybe shorten my to-crochet-list by two or more. Here is what I have started


Fandango doily by Lily Design Book No. 201
It’s been in my to do list for more than four years and I am sure it’s going to be great. I am using crochet hook 1.3mm for the project.

One little addition

Here is what I made to go with the dress for the little girl


Cute little bolero. I am super happy with this one.. it goes with the dress and also can be used separately. It will surely be used many times before the recipient outgrows this beauty.

living with twin daughters

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