my adventurous failed attempt on weaving on a hoop
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😃
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” 🙂
I had been working on my mandala a little at a time this entire month. I completed till week 7 part.
I’ll try to complete it before my birthday in March ☺
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.
Here is my next block done
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.
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
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
Finally I managed to tuck in the loose ends to say this project a completed one
I don’t have a model for this beauty. I have to post it to the recipient and wait for the modeled pics.
And I am all ready for my next block