crochet bookmarks

Crochet roses

July 19, 2017

The Earth laughs in flowers - Ralph Waldo Emerson
 Just looking at flowers brings joy and put a smile on our faces. So what to do when you can't grow them?? you make them of course! I made some crocheted roses recently and really loved it. They are simple and not time consuming. Here are some of the pictures...



You can find the free pattern on how to crochet these roses in here



I turned some into bookmarks with tassels at the end (inspired by pinterest)


This rose will make a lovely embellishment for crochet headbands (Unfortunately my little one hates to wear any headbands) Guess i can make hairclips out of them and use it myself :)


Handmade flowers are just as special as real ones, aren't they?

Hope you all are having a wonderful week. Happy crafting!

amigurumi

DIY headphone holder

July 11, 2017

Hello lovely people! can't believe we are halfway through 2017 already! It's summertime and most of my Instagram feeds are loaded with summer themes and watermelon comes on top of it. Be it a food, toy or accessories, watermelon theme is seem to be on rage now. I think the vibrant colors of watermelon clearly depicts the radiance of summer. So here's a little Diy on how to make a watermelon headphone holder.


Materials Needed:
Acrylic yarn in red and green colors
Crochet hook according to the size of your yarn
Black and pink felt pieces (for eyes) or embroidery thread.
Snap fastner

sl st- slip stitch
dc - double crochet
ch - chain

Instructions:
(With Red yarn)
R1: In a magic ring, chain 3 (count as dc) and 11 dc and sl st at the top of chain 3 (12)
R2: Ch 3 and dc into the same stitch and 2 dc in each of the stitch and sl st at the top of ch 3 (24)
R3: ch 3 and dc in the same stitch and *dc in next stitch and 2 dc in next st* rep ** and join with sl st at top of ch 3 (36)
R4: ch 3 and dc in the same stitch, *dc in next 2 stitch and 2 dc in next* rep** and join with sl st at top of ch 3 (48)
R5: ch 3 and dc in same stitch, * dc in next 3 stitch, dc inc in next * rep ** and join with sl st at top of ch 3 (60)
R6: ch 3, dc in the same stitch, *dc in next 4 st, 2 dc in next stitch* rep ** and join with sl st at top of ch 3 (72)
(Switch to green color)
R7: ch 3, dc in the same stitch
, *dc in next 5 st, 2 dc in next st* rep ** and join with sl st at top of chain 3 (84)

Assembling:
Cut a small round of black felt for eyes and little seeds
Embroider the mouth and add a blush with small pink felt
Sew in the snap fastner inside of the crocheted piece

Your headphones are now ready to  be placed in the new watermelon holder. I'm sure this holder will avoid the headphones from getting tangled and will make your life a little easier. It's easy to carry on your bag too.



Hope you enjoyed this DIY. Have a fabulous day everyone!


bullet journal

Bullet journal: June

June 29, 2017

Hello lovely people! The monsoon season has started here and we've been getting some decent rainfall lately. The weather is nice and cold which makes me wanna stay in bed and read a good book whereas my little girl hates being confined inside and wants to go out and play. Finally we both would settle to sit nearby the windows and relish watching the rain drops forming ripples in the puddle and the soft rain drenched surroundings. How is it out there? I guess it's the start of summer in most part of the world. Are you guys enjoying the summer so far?

Here's a peek into this month in my bullet journal. I try to squeeze in journal and crafting in the little time i have after my daughter sleeps. So i use lots of pictures and washi tapes to decorate. I did managed to draw a little here and there.


 How do you guys prefer to decorate your journals? I love little adding sketches and quotes. I mostly use color pencils but would like to try on watercolors. Which medium do you prefer to use on journals/ sketchbooks?



Hope you guys enjoyed a little peek into my journal. Wishing you all a happy summer! 

crochet watermelon

Currently..

June 23, 2017

Hello lovely people. This month is going pretty good for me so far.  How about you? So i thought why not make a litte list of what i've been doing this month..

Cooking: Masala Sandwiches
Making: crochet tiny watermelon slices
Reading: My not so perfect life by Sophie Kinsella
Listening: to 'Old friends' by Jasmine Thompson


Obsessing: over Korean dramas (it's addictive)
Watching: the Heirs (K-drama ofcourse)
Bookmarking: This beautiful Magnolia mandala
Loving: this adorable amigurmi doll by Yun shu


Reminiscing: Our recent trip to Circular fort near Kanniyakumari.
Looking: For my  little girl's shoe
Discovering: our dog bite that shoe (which was thrown out from the window by my little one obviously)
Marveling: at how my little girl has grown up in a year


Wishing: i have more time for crafting.
Realizing: there's only a few days before my college starts.
Dreading: how am i going to do my masters degree after seven years gap
Craving: for my mom's pineapple kesari


Feeling: grateful for all the blessings Lord has bestowed upon our family.
Enjoying: the change of climate after a hot summer.
Have a fantastic day everyone! Cheers and hugs :)

cloud paperclips

DIY paperclip bookmark

June 05, 2017

Paperclips always come in handy to bookmark important pages in planners/ journals or any kind of books. There are many ways to decorate paperclips such as buttons, ribbons, washi tapes. Today let's make a cute paperclip bookmark using felt material. Keep reading below on how to make them.



Materials needed:

1. Felt material in pink,black and another color of your choice.
2. Paperclips.
3. Sewing thread and needle.
4. Fabric glue.
5. Scissors


Instructions:
1. Draw a cloud shape in a thick paper and use them as a template to draw and cut two pieces of cloud on pink felt.
2. Also cut 2 pieces of small circle in black for eyes and a little rectangle in color of your choice for bow.
3. Sew the back piece of cloud to the top of paperclip.Sew it nice and tight.
4. In the front piece of cloud, add eyes using fabric glue and embroider the mouth using black thread. Pinch the rectangular felt in middle and sew them on side of the cloud head. You can also add blush to cheeks by pasting dark pink felt cut in small circle.
5. Apply a generous coat of fabric glue on the clouds and join them together..



Now your paperclip bookmark is ready to adorn your books and notes. I made a bunch of these and send them to my penpals. Hope you like it. Have a fantastic new moth everyone.

art journal

Bullet journal: May

May 22, 2017

Hello friends. After two months hiatus, I have so much catching up to do both in crafting and journaling. While i'm yet to take my crocheting hooks and yarn, i did manage to journal a few pages in my bullet journal this month.

Here's a little peek into my May journal pages.


I love adding quotes and hope this journal will help me in improving my calligraphy skills.


I also love drawing in my journaling pages..



I'm really enjoying the process of journaling and like the fact that this single note serves as multipurpose use. Have a creative day!





amigurumi pattern

Hello Kittty amigurumi pattern

May 09, 2017

Hello friends! I'm finally back after two months of cramming for my exam. I'm happy to be back and missed blogging and reading all your posts so much. I'll definitely catch up with you all soon.
I'm a big fan of kawaii characters in general and Hello kitty comes on top as one of my favorites. I really wanted to create a mini amigurumi version of hello kitty and happy with the way it turned out. Here's the pattern to amigurumi hello kitty if you guys like to make one too.





Materials needed:
Acrylic yarn in white, light and dark pink colors
Crochet hook according to the size of your yarn
Little piece of black felt (for eyes) and yellow felt (for mouth)

Black embroidery floss
Tapestry needle


Instructions:
This project is worked in continuous rounds unless stated otherwise
sc -single crochet
st- stitch
dec- one single crochet decrease
sl st - slip stitch

Head and body:
R1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)
R2: 2sc in each st (12)
R3:  *sc in next st, 2 sc in next st* rep **(18)
R4: *sc in next 2 st, 2sc in next st*, rep ** (24) 

R5: *sc in next 3 st, 2sc in next st*, rep ** (30)
R6-10: sc in each stitch (30)
R11: *sc in next 3 st, dec 1 in next st*, rep **(24) 

R12: *sc in next 2 st, dec 1 in next st*, rep **(18) 
R13: *sc in next st, dec 1 in next st*, rep **(12) 
stuff the head firmly with fiberfill and switch to pink color 
R14: sc in each stitch (12)
R15:  *sc in next st, 2 sc in next st* rep **(18)
R16: *sc in next 2 st, 2sc in next st*, rep ** (24) 

switch to dark pink color
R17-19: sc in each stitch (24)
R20: *sc in next 2 st, dec 1 in next st* rep ** (18) 
R21: *sc in next st, dec 1 in next st*, rep ** (12) 
stuff firmly
R22: sc dec in each st (6) Fasten off.

Optional: surface crochet with slip stitch at R17 with dark pink color for a neat finish.

The tutorial on how to surface stitch is available here

Dress strap: (make 2)
With dark color pink chain 8 or the desired length leaving a long tail for sewing on both ends to the trousers at R17.

Legs: (Make 2)
with white color yarn, 
R1: 8sc in magic ring (8)
R2-3: sc in each stitch (8)
fasten off  and leave a tail for sewing


Hands: (Make 2)

with white color yarn
R1: 6sc in magic ring (6)
R2-3: sc in each stitch (6)

Switch to pink color
R4-5: sc in each stitch (6)
Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.


Ears: (Make 2)
R1: 6sc in mc 

R2: *sc in next st, 2 sc in next st* rep (9)
R3: *sc in next 2 st, 2 sc in next st* rep (12)
Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing. 


Hairbow:
In a magic ring, ch 1,hdc,dc,trc,dc,hdc,ch 1, slipstitch and again sc,hdc,dc,trc.dc.hdc,sc and close the ring. Wind the yarn around the bow three or four times and attach it to the head

Assembling:
Attach the ears to the head and attach hands and legs to the body. 
With tapestry needle sew the dress strap to the bottoms at Row 17.
Attach the bow at the head.
Use small pieces of black felt for eyes and a small yellow piece for nose. You can also embroider the eyes.
Finally embroider whiskers using black embroidery floss.


Now your hello kitty is ready! Hope you guys like this pattern and enjoy making them as much as i did.





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