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!!

 

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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

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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

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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

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.

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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.

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

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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

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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.