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my adventurous failed attempt on weaving on a hoop

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I tried the hoola hoop weaving sometime back. You all must have seen those beautiful projects on pinterest claiming to make lovely floor rugs using the hoola hoop as the frame. I was so impressed and tempted to weave one and my bathroom door rug is wearing out. So it was a great excuse to lock myself into making one. With a beautiful outcome in my mind I started and weaved. But as it started growing I felt something was wrong. Couldn’t put my finger on what but I could sense that things are not going the way I want. Also I needed a little oblong mat instead of a round one. And I was determined to make it work. I tried a lot of things, and here was the look of the mat still on frame.

Now the problem revealed itself once I unattached the rug from the frame. It cupped and wouldn’t lie flat. 😕I knew this was happening after the red colour but still kept on working and now I had to undo all my work. I think I’ll stick to my crochet hook method for the rug. They are quick, sturdy and I can make any shape I want. So I have a rag rug coming up soon. For now you can judge the cupping by seeing these photos.

Kids said leave it like this we’ll use it as a wig😃

A new skill

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These cute little cupcakes are decorated by my  daughter. The design is her own. My daughters had a cupcake decoration competition at their school this Saturday. And this was the result of their practice at home. Here is what the other one did

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For the chef cupcake decoration I learned to create modelling chocolate and for that purpose I learned to make corn syrup at home.
About the result… they both didn’t win, but I am happy that they participated. Their decoration in school was almost same to these, so I am happy that they could do all of it in the pressure of a competition.

WIP

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.

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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

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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

Summer challenge

As our summer activities me and kids have taken 30day drawing challenge. We have listed 30 topics and are going to draw accordingly. I am saying we instead of my daughters as they have included me in this challenge and I still have to pick my pencil..(you know how lazy I am!!)
So the first topic is ‘self portrait’ …..
Here are the two drawings that are ready…

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I am sure the second one is what most of you are going to like and praise the kid who drew it, but for me the first one is better in many ways.. Love the confidence of the artist which shows in the drawing.

Two of them


Just finished knitting a dress for my daughter, which completes my New Year gift for both.

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Aaku’s dress was ready by Jan. end  but I couldn’t post earlier.

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Both the dresses are test knit for chashmerejunkie on Ravelry. Simple patterns, seamless designs, top down with a lot of positive ease.  

Quick projects

Showing off some quick projects done over past two months

This pair of earrings was ordered by a little cutie for her mother as birthday gift.

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20160205_111605 made two simple crochet squares in between a long project.

My kids had their Hindi culminating activity this week, and one of them was a bird in a jungle. So on Monday we made these wings for her

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Keeping busy

What do you do on a rainy evening when the kids feel trapped in the house?  You give them something to paint:)

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And they have unexpectedly beautiful results for you..

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And the fun doubles when friends join in..

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Things happen faster..

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And faster..

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