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Sunday, June 29, 2014 awesome flower

I love the Jasmine flower. Our home has these sweet smelling flowers.  Jasmine has an awesome perfume and most of the perfumes  are made from the jasmine extract. There are different kinds of jasmine and the ones that are most pungent are those that are thin and long with dark pink stripes on them. They are harvested as buds in the wee hours in the morning while it is still dark and left to bloom in special factories, to capture the perfume that the buds give out as they open. Every auspicious function such as weddings and so on use Jasmine as part of the celebrations.

One can never get tired of this pretty pure white flower. I did try to make a crochet replica of the jasmine and it was not successful!!
Wishing you sweet moments and keep smiling.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Bunny silk multipurpose case

Hello again!!

Here is my bunny case.....that can be used as a pyjama case or as any other kind of organizer. I have crocheted the edges of the silk together with cotton variegated yarn and hand sewed the entire bunny. My curved sewing needles came in handy. Eyes were fixed after I had made the head of the bunny.
Pretty crisp cotton lace gives this a vintage look. This is the first of my bunny designs and I loved making it.
I have left a flap on the reverse through which the bunny bag can be filled. Left on a bed it makes a neat organizer..

Sari silk scarf

Here is a creation made from my silk sari. The metallic yarn was bought in Singapore and it remains my favorite yarn. It does coordinate well with the gold threads that run through the silk fabric.
Sari silk scarves are very popular and are often made with the kantha embroidery work on them. They make great neck accents.

I used a blanket stitch first to hold the hem together, over which I crocheted scallops in metallic yarn.

Great way to work with saris.

Baby cuddly blanket bunny in pink

..Here is a little cuddly lovie blanket that I had made for a baby.  what I made for baby scarlet. The cuddly blanket is square in shape, which is nothing but a traditional granny square.
 I have sewn the bunny in the middle of the blanket and with a pinafore, and a bow to add to its personality.
I have used Baby Bernat yarn in  white and pink, with  green floss for the embroidery for  this creation. All parts of this are soft and handmade.



French Knitting

Hello time!

This is a spool also known as French Knitting. It makes great knitted tubular pieces, that can simply pass through a long tubular space, that starts with four nails where the yarn is cast on.

It just requires a repetitive activity of looping the yarn over with the use of a needle and a little tugging from the other end. The width depends on the size of the spool, and I have seen handmade do it yourself spools using toilet tissue roll cardboard and so on. I would love to see how this works with beads and metal and indeed it will make great bracelets and neckwear ..I would think.

It is as simple and child's play as seen!!
Here is a little reptile that was made.

If you have not tried French Knitting as yet..well please do...simple and neat indeed.
Until next time
enjoy Happy art moments!!.