Finally something to share

Today I finished stitching this Kurta for my friend. She wanted a potli button front neck design. I think it looks good, isn’t it? 

After I pressed and folded it, I remembered that I have not posted here for a long time. I grabbed my phone and clicked this pic. 

I still need feedback on the fitting of it as I have to hand over it to my friend.

It’s not that I am not doing anything at all. I had been busy with kids for their summer holidays. Sadly this year we didn’t do much together. Kids did some crafting here and there but it was all unplanned; so not much to share. 

I started some knitting projects recently, I’ll be posting about them in my next post. Till that time “happy crafting” 🙂

Happy new year

Wishing everyone a great year ahead!!

Live it! Love it! enjoy every minute of it!!

I am leaving you to celebrate the beginning of the new year with my year end roundup. I had listed my craft goals for the year and now is the time to look into the list to find out how much did I manage to do.

1.I am going to again try 52 in 52 i.e. will try to finish 52 craft projects this year. They’ll be published under 52in5 2016

I did manage to do more crafting this year and can proudly announce the completed list is in my page 52in52 2016.

2.Sew covers for dining chairs.  This project is pending for last two years so a must do.

yes I did this too!!

3. Fabric Painted pillow covers; this is mostly to push my kids to paint😛

Not done. 😦 Started but couldn’t follow. not even half done!!

4. Knit/Crochet dresses for the girls. They have been asking for a long time now.

Done!!

5. Knit/Crochet a shrug for sister, it was supposed to be gifted last year.

done! but still need to handover :p

5.Sew dresses with fabric in stash

made a kurta for me and one for LO

6. Not to forget to complete the UFOs

didn’t forget them but didn’t touch as well!! still ufo’s :p

I think I did good, and with all the happenings in the health area I must say I did great.. I didn’t quit and managed to keep myself crafting all year round.

Wishing myself and you all a crafty year ahead. Happy new year again!!

 

Year end craft

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Just finished the edging for a Saree pallu. First ever by me☺ I have done the tassel edging for some tablecloths but never for a Saree. I plan to do a beaded edging for my next saree.. maybe beaded tassels.

Card trick

Here is my next block done

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I did finish it last week itself but couldn’t write about it till now.
I got a bit carried away while doing this block and didn’t check the instruction notes properly. It’s outer edge having six wedges of pattern was also the confusion factor. I joined the middle card circle completely and made ring of the wedges and then joined the two pieces in one. While the instructions say to make the two block halves and join them in two in last step.
Got a lesson to read the instructions in complete calmness before starting to sew.
I still have not decided on my next block. Maybe today I’ll do that and start by tomorrow.

Tried machine applique

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These cute slippers are embellished on my daughter’s tee. She got this tee from her friend just a month ago.  On her first day of wearing it, she dropped  her medicine  on it and spoiled it

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I thought of using liquid embroidery to hide the stain but my local shops didn’t have the tubes. So I used machine applique to hide the stains.
And now she has a new tee

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Evening at the pond

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Finished my evening at the pond block. This is the second block of ’round the year’ quilt blocks series posted on Betukbandihttp://betukbandi.wordpress.com
I had started stitching these blocks last year when the series was proposed on fb, but I couldn’t do more than two blocks last year.
I had taken the layout print last year itself for this block. So all I did for the last three days was to piece the tamplates, cut the fabric and assembled the block. Tried my best to get neat finishing, which is not my expertise.
The block is a square block, but I am planning to make cushion covers . So I am leaving it circular till my next step 🙂

Filling the gap

After more than a month of no craft related activity, I am trying to pick up on my craft goals for the year. I have to finish 52 craft projects in 2016 and I want to complete at least this goal for the year. About other goals for this year, I don’t remember if I did think of any personal goal as I was struggling with health issues..
Coming back to the topic… here is a teaser of my work right now

Along with

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this I am finishing some knitting which I’ll show once done.