busy days

after our recent long break the house had become full of dust and dirt and I have still not finished the dusting as I am too busy with my daughters or I should say busy in solving the equation among them. they keep me busy all the day either by asking for something or by asking me to join them in their activities.  sometimes one doesn’t want the other one to follow her and at the same time the other one wants to play with her, sometimes they are searching for each other, they do want the same things, new things, new tasks…..  the list is endless.

just a few hours ago they both were asking for my purse. I gave them their worn out socks as the penny purse, I said it is sock purse, so that they have the same purse. my SIL laughs out at my such efforts saying I am fooling the kids.  am I ?

flower bonnet pattern

in my earlier post I have shown the picture of flower bonnet. I posted the same pictures here and some of you asked me to share the pattern. so I wrote it down for you. this will be the first time I am writing a pattern so if there are any confusions feel free to ask me.

flower bonnet
flower bonnet

I used a 3.25mm hook

start with chain 5, sl st to form ring

row1:  ch3, 13dc in ring, join to 3rd ch with sl st .

row2:  ch3,  dc in same st, dc in next dc, 1 fdc,* 2 dc, 1dc, 1 fdc* repeat in same manner, sl st at the end.

row3:  ch3,  dc in same st, 2dc, 2dc, 1fdc, *2dc, 2dc, 2dc, 1fdc* repeat in same manner, sl st at the end.

row4:  ch3, 2dc, dc, dc, 2dc, dc, fdc, * dc, 2dc, dc, dc, 2dc, dc, fdc* repeat around, sl st at the end.

row5:  ch3, 2dc, dc, 2dc, 2dc, dc,2dc, dc, fdc, * dc, 2dc, dc, 2dc, 2dc, dc,2dc, dc, fdc * repeat around, sl st at the end.

row6:  ch3, hdc in next 4 sts, dc in next 4 sts, decrease 1, decrease 2, decrease 1, *dc in next 6 sts, decrease 1, decrease 2, decrease1,* repeat 5 times, dc in next 4 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, dc, turn

row7:  ch3, hdc in each hdc, dc in each dc, work around turn

row 8: ch3,  4 hdc in next 4 sts, dc, 2dc, *dc in next 4 sts, 2dc in next sts,* repeat 11 times, hdc in next 4 sts, dc, turn

row9 – row 15:   same as row 7

row16:  ch3, hdc in next 4 sts, dc in next 4 sts,  *5dc popcorn with second color, dc in next 5 sts with base color,* repeat 11 times, dc in next 4 sts with base color, hdc in next 4 sts with base color, dc with base color. turn

row17:  working with base color ch3, hdc in next 4 sts, *dc in next 2 sts, 5dc popcorn with second color,* 22 times, dc in next three sts with base color, hdc in next 4 sts, dc, turn

row18:  same as row 16.

row19:  same as row 7.

now work for the strip

row20-row40:  ch3, hdc in next 4 sts, dc turn.

stitch a button at the other end to attach the strip to.

that’s all it is. good luck.

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my yellow panda

I saw sweet panda in different colors here they are really cute. yesterday when I saw one of my daughter’s winter set (they are useless now) I imagined a panda in that color. and I was so much exited to imagine that couldn’t wait to make one. this is the final result

my yellow panda

check  how to make this panda here

both the girls loved it

playing with it
playing with it
playing with it
playing with it

isn’t it cute.

Back in action

we are back in Bangalore. the girls are full of new experiences and so am I. they enjoyed every moment there with their grandparents be it dada-dadi or nana-nani. their days were full of new achievements and adventures. I am happy, as by this trip my girls learnt a lot and not by some book or media but by experiencing .

sharing some memories of the trip.

Aakanksha enjoying pooja

view of Himalaya from our home

Achala enjoying video game

Aakanksha at the coloring table

and I want to say something to my papa:

they both remember the rhyme you made , do you remember it

dog kaise ?    bhoo bhoo

cow kaise ?  maa maa

cat kaise ? mew mew

crow kaise ? kaa kaa

and I added a line to it ” achu/ aku kaise ? mummy mummy”  🙂