Black sheep with Mery

My kids had a fancy dress competition today. The theme was nursery rhyme characters and  they had to dress as their favourite Nursery rhyme character and had to do a small presentation on it- not more than 1 minute. Achu choose “Mary had a little lamb”

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It was super easy, I only had to sew this lamb out of a white towel 🙂

Aaku’s rhyme was ”Baa, Baa black sheep” And here is she before leaving to school

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I made this coat by sewing cotton straps on her old shirt, same for the head. She is looking so pretty with the three bags in her hand, isn’t she?

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So my Mary said that she was one of the selected students from her class, and my Black sheep got afraid and needed help to sing the rhyme!!

about to…. fail?

I have been working on a project for a while. but now when only 10% work is left I am feeling like…I can not do it! I have left it untouched for last two days.

 

sleeves are done and I have to attach them to the body. it is the first time I am working on this technique and finding it difficult to understand how is it done…

Very late..but.. The Cute Pouch

You people may have seen the little purse I made for my daughter using scrap squares.

Today I am sharing how did I made this pouch. I used scrap yarn to create 3″squares in sc (single crochet). Out of the five squares used in this pouch two are of one color and three are of the other color. Now this is how I made thie pouch from the squares;

1) sew the five squares as in the pic below.

2) Fold as directed and sew to get the pouch.

3) For the strap, join yarn at the one top corner of the pouch and crochet a chain as long as desired. Join with sl st to the other end.

 

Loopy Crocheting and recycling

Recently I have crocheted this purse.

The stitch pattern that is used, gave it nice knitty finish. Now most of you want to know what stitch is it? The truth is “I don’t know what stitch is it!”. I saw a you tube video for this and adapted that to make this purse.

Here is the link for the video. The language is not English; I saw it when my speakers were off. That’s why I said I adapted it!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t59pONpEL24&feature=player_embedded

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNgqz-Lq6P0&feature=player_embedded

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JeNKb1O_rE&feature=player_embedded

Enjoy!!

And i was busy recycling some of the old clothes to get a rag rug. This time I tried to have a pattern for the rug. And I think it has a little pattern… doesn’t it??

that’s all for now. see you all soon.

pattern direction for the Rug

As you have appreciated the rug so much, I decided to give a rough idea of how to work on it.  This is not the pattern but it is how I did it…. you are free to use your imagination for the color choices as well as the finishing. so here it is….

Squares: make seven

row1: ch 11, sl st to form a ring.

row2: ch5, *3dc, ch2*,  7 times, 2dc, sl st at the 3rd ch of ch 5.

row3: ch3, 2dc in ch2 loop, *ch1, (3dc, ch3, 3dc) all in next ch2 loop, ch1, 3dc in next loop,* 3times, ch1,  (3dc, ch3, 3dc) all in next ch2 loop, ch1, sl st at the 3rd ch of ch3.

row4: ch3, 2dc in loop, *ch1, (3dc, ch3, 3dc) all in ch3 loop, ch1, 3dc in loop, ch1, 3dc in loop, * 3times, ch1, (3dc, ch3,3dc) in ch3 loop, ch1, 3dc in next loop, ch1, sl st at the 3rd ch of ch3.

work like above for the next rows; (3dc, ch3, 3dc) for ch3 loop and (ch1,3dc, ch1) for other loops; alternating the color of yarn after each 3rd row.

Joining the squares:

when you have made all seven squares, its time to join them.

Follow the chart to join and continue.

joining the squares

Proceeding in this way you will reach the center. When it is finished, add desired edge to the rug by working in contrast color. That’s it!  Enjoy!!

a little tote for my daughter

I made a cute pouch for one of my daughters months ago, and now I am done with one more for the another daughter. it’s a little tote and she is carrying it everywhere with baby doll on the other hand.

I made this one as well with the crocheted squares; that I had made for some project which never got started; and some little crocheted rings.

I took 6 squares; 4 of one color and 2 of other
made 4 rings of third color
joined the squares
attached the rings at the joining points of four squares
made sl sts at the open end with third color
made the handle (dc st) with the third color
made handle (dc st) and it is done.

and she has filled it with her puzzle pieces.

flower and leaves cardboard bracelet

it happen today when i was trying to make a cardboard photo frame. my daughters started playing with the scrap of the cardboard and Achu just wrapped one long strip around her wrist and said, ‘mummy, choodi pahanta hun.’ (mummy, i am wearing bracelet). but the cardboard didn’t took the round shape and it fell down. i asked her that i’ll make one for her and thought to glue the two ends, but it has to take time and so i just stapled the two ends with a cardboard flower to make the bracelet.

the first one

it was so simple and she was happy to have it, so i made one with flower and leaves later. here is how i made that;

i cut the cardboard piece in a flower shape and color it with red.

then i took a cardboard strip and draw leaves like above in green.

next i trim out the strip to get a better feel of leaves.

then i stapled the flower at one end of the strip.

took measures of the wrist and hand and according to that stapled the other end.

it is ready to wear.

Aku is happily wearing it and showing to me.