camera purse. instagram coin purse

Camera coin purse crochet pattern

December 08, 2015

Having some leftover scrap yarns and wondering what to do with them?? well, here's a simple crochet pattern to make camera coin purses. With festive season upon us, it would make a wonderful gift/stocking stuffer and for Instagram lovers.

Materials needed: 
Some scrap yarns ( violet, cream, black)
Crochet hook suitable to the size of your yarn
Snap fastener
Tapestry needle
A little felt pieces in red,blue, black, green and yellow color
Fabric glue

sc- single crochet
st- stitches
Row 1 to 20 is worked in continuous rounds.
R1: chain 20, sc in second chain from hook, sc in next 17 stitches, 3 sc in the last chain, continue to work on other side of the chain, sc in next 17 stitches and 2 sc in the first chain space. (40 st)
R2: Place a stitch marker at this point and continue to sc around (40). No need to join with slip stitch.
use stitch markers at ends to keep track of rows completed.
R3-14: sc around (40)
switch to cream color yarn,
R15-20: sc around (40)
for the purse flap, we are now going to work on the 20 stitches in the front only. Find and place 2 stitch markers exactly at the corners of the purse. Make sure the length of these corners are 20 stitches.
Your finished stitch in last row  (R20) will be only one or two stitches away from this point. so slip stitch until you bring them to the stitch marker place
R21: chain 1, sc in same space, and sc in next
19 stithces (20), chain 1 and turn
R22: *sc in the next 20 stitches, chain 1, turn*
R23-29: repeat the above ** (20). fasten off.

with black yarn, working in continuous round
R1: 6 sc in  magic ring (6)
R2: 2sc in each st (12)
R3: *sc in next st, 2sc 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)
switch to cream color yarn,
R6: *sc in next 4 st, 2sc in next st*, rep ** (36) on front loops only.
R7: sc around (36). Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing

Sew the camera lens at the center of the purse
Cut thin strips of red, yellow, green and blue felt and glue them at the top left corner
Cut a small rectangular shape in black felt and glue it at the top right corner. paste a little heart in red felt to it.
Sew in snap fasteners at the back of the purse.

You can also make the purse larger or smaller by increasing or decreasing the beginning chain count. The violet purse is made with 20 chains while the pink one is made using 18 chains.

Hope you like the pattern. Do post pictures if you make one. Have fun crafting :)


Strawberry plush

November 12, 2015

I admit it!! I've been too lazy to craft or post on my blog these days.. Sometimes it feels good not to do anything and just relax reading a book or watching your favorite show. Well, at least that's the excuse i say myself for ignoring my blog at times ;)

Here's a little strawberry felt key chain that i made recently. You can whip up lots in a short time as these are very easy to make. Tutorial for this available here. I added eyes for a cute look and used stones instead of beads for the seeds.

 Hope you like this little fun project. Happy crafting!!


Diy Bookmarks!!!

October 09, 2015

Hello lovely people! I love reading books very much. Reading a new book is like going on an new adventure. Although i read eBooks mostly nowadays, actual books are always special and never goes out of style. Whenever i read books, i mostly use cloth tags as bookmarks and got so bored looking at it. So i though why not make your own bookmark?? There are lots of free printable bookmarks available on the internet but making it from scratch all by our self is more fun. Here's a tutorial on how to make easy bookmarks on your own.

Materials needed:
1. Used cereal box or tissue box (or a card stock)
2. Color papers of your choice
3. Glue stick
4. Scissors
5. Black pen
6. Color pens (optional)
7. Clear contact paper

Step 1: cut the cereal box or card stock in the size you want your bookmark to be (mine measured 2"x4")
Step 2: paste your desired base color paper on both sides of the card-stock..
Step 3: using contrast color paper, draw a simple picture that you like using black pen. Make a thick outline so it's easy to cut it out. 
Step 4: Also cut or punch some designs for your bookmark background ( i cut some circles, rectangle and a conversation bubble for the above bookmark)
Step 5: paste the picture that you have cut in your desired place..
Step 6: Now its time to decorate the background. You can also use sketches or color pens to decorate the background.
Step 7: finally cut a two clear contact paper for protection leaving at least half cm around the sides of bookmark.
Be careful when sticking them to the bookmark so that there's no bubble. Then cut of the excess contact paper.
And you're done!!!!

Draw some simple pictures so it's easier to cut them out.
You can also use color pencils instead of color paper for pictures. (The bear holding heart at far right corner in first picture is drawn using color pencils)
You can make it more personalized by writing your favorite quotes or a person's name.

I think this would be a fun project to make it along with your kids.

I really love making this that i ended up doing a lot. Which one do you like. My favorite is the sheep dreaming of donut ♥♥♥ 

Hope you guys like this tutorial. Have a wonderful time crafting! Cheers :)


September 28, 2015

Hello lovelies! Hope you all are fine. I've been away from blogging and from internet altogether for the past few weeks. Some exciting and long awaited thing is happening in my life right now and will share with you all about it soon. For now, time for some activity list!!!

Making: Crochet granny squares from scrap yarns.
Reading : Sivagamiyin Sabadham by Kalki ( a tamil historical novel)
Listening: Feels like coming home by Jetta.
Watching: Old classic movie 'Rebecca'.
Cooking: Masala vadai ( south indian snack)

Admiring: all the lovely crochet blankets from Felted button
Bookmarking: Happy Harlequin Blanket
Downloading: Manga reader apps for my phone.
Switching: between Pinterest, twitter and youtube tabs.
Doodling: This cute little molang bunny which i'm currently obsessed with.

Drinking: lots and lots of water!
Craving: for my mom's Biryani
Wanting: to update a new look to my blog.
Looking: for some cool blogger templates to try.
agreeing: with this.. I have to find everything for my Dh.

Wondering: why all the shops are loaded with winter collection clothing although it's still hot in here.
Wishing: for the weather to cool down soon.
Laughing: at this gif

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Believing: everything will be all right in the end.
Feeling:  loved and blessed!
Hearing: rumbling of my stomach.
Going: to pounce on my meal as soon as i finish posting this...
Have a wonderful week ahead! Cheers:)


Little Amigurumi doll pattern.

August 20, 2015

After seeing the pictures of my amigurumi dolls, I got a lot of request from my friends to make one for them. I wanted to make a doll that doesn't consume a lot of time so that i can whip up more dolls and that's how i came up with my very own pattern. These dolls are small and measures 4.5 - 5 inches. Do go ahead and check it out!!

Since i'm kinda new to this pattern writing, if you find any mistakes, do let me  know.

Materials needed :

Acrylic yarn (skin color, white, pink,yellow, brown)
Crochet hook : Suitable size for the yarn (i used 3 mm hook)
Tapestry needle.
Polyfiber fill.
Safety eyes (optional)

Sc- single crochet

dc- double crochet
sl st - slip stitch

This project is worked in continuous rounds. Don't join or turn unless stated otherwise.

Head: (With skin color) 

R1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)
R2: 2sc in each st (12)
R3: *sc in next st, 2sc in next st*, rep ** (18)
R4: *sc in next 2 st, 2sc in next st*, rep ** (24)
R5: sc in each stitch (24)
R6: *sc in next 3 st, 2sc in next st*, rep ** (30)
R7: *sc in next 4 st, 2sc in next st*, rep ** (36)
R8-9: sc in each st (36)
R10: *sc in next 4st, dec 1*, rep ** (30)
R11: *sc in next 3 st, dec 1*, rep ** (24)
R12: *sc in next 2 st, dec 1*, rep ** (18)
R13: *sc in next st, dec 1*, rep ** (12)
Fasten off and leave a long tail for joining head to the body. Stuff firmly with fiberfill.

Hair wig (brown yarn or with hair color of your choice)

R1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)
R2: 2sc in each st (12)
R3: *sc in next st, 2sc in nect st*, rep ** (18)
R4: *sc in next 2 st, 2sc in next st*,rep ** (24)
R5: *sc in next 3 st, 2 sc in next st*, rep ** (30)
R6: *sc in next 4 st, 2sc in next st*, rep ** (36)
R7: sc in each st (36)
R8: *sc in next 4st, dec 1*, rep ** (30)
Attach the hair wig to the head.
Hair wig is optional but it prevents your doll hair from showing the skin color underneath.


I usually follow these two tutorials for attaching hair to my dolls
Jenny and Teddy hair tutorial for amigurumi doll (used this method for this doll's hair)
Amigurumi doll hair tutorial from YarnYard (for pony tail)

Legs (make 2)
with yellow yarn/preferred color for shoe,
R1: 7sc in magic ring (7)
R2: sc in next 3 st, 2sc in next, sc in next 2 st, 2sc in next (9)
R3: sc in next 3 st, dec 1, sc in next 2 st, dec 1 (7)
R4: sc in each st around (7) 
stuff a little fibrefill
Change color (white/skin color yarn)
R5-9: sc around (7)
fasten off for the first leg and do not cut off the yarn for the second leg.
Stuff both legs.

Hold both legs together and sl st to the other leg, 
R10: ch 1 and sc all around (14)
R11-15: sc around (14)
R16: dec 1, sc in next 5 st, dec 1, sc in next 5 st (12)
R17-18: sc around (12)
Fasten off and sew in the edges.

Arms (make 2)
Use crochet hook a size or two smaller than the one you used for head and body (i used 2.5 mm hook)
R1: 6 sc in magic ring  (6)
R2-8: sc around (6)
fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.


Worked in rows.
with yellow yarn/color of your choice for dress,
R1: ch 16.
R2: 2sc in second chain from hook, sc in each of next 6 st, 2sc in next st and sc in each of next 6 st, 2sc in the last st (18), ch1 and turn.
R3: sc around (18), ch 1 and turn.
R4: *2sc in first st, sc in next 2 st* rep ** (24), ch 1 and turn.
R5-6: sc around (24) ch 1 and turn.
R7: *2sc in first st, sc in next 3 st* rep** (30), ch1 and turn.
R8: sc around (30)
change color (pink)  for shell edging.
sl st the yarn to the last row of the dress, 
ch1, skip one st,5 dc in the next st, skip next st, *sc in next st, skip one st, 5 dc in next st,skip one st* rep **.
Collar: (optional)
with yellow yarn, 
ch 20, dc in 4th ch from the hook, dc in next ch, *2dc in next st, dc in next st* rep till end.
change color (pink):
sl st to one edge and *ch 1, skip 1 st, sc in next* rep ** till the end. fasten off and leave a tail for sewing.


Sew in the head to the body ( i used ladder stitch to join them)

put on the dress and sew in at the back and then attach the arms.

Attach the collar and sew in the ends at the back of the doll's dress.

Embroider eyes and mouth to the doll, trim the doll hair to your desired length add button or embellishment to the dress and you're done :)

Hope you like this doll pattern. Have fun crafting. Cheers :)



August 09, 2015

Hello friends!! I was so happy to see the Baymax amigurumi pattern  that i posted last month got some attention and many posted their lovely Baymax photos made using this pattern in Ravelryfacebook page and instagram. Thank you all :)

 I haven't been much productive lately. All i did was to watch anime shows and read books. Well, at least they were entertaining. When i'm in no mood for anything, i'll take my sketchbook and draw whatever comes to my mind.


airdry clay

A little bit of everything..

July 25, 2015

Hello lovelies!! here are some random projects that i didn't get to show you before..

Chubby cat felt key chain.

 A small flower basket made from Fimo air dry clay. I loved exploring airdry clay and it's quite fun to make. I applied acrylic colors and just coated with clear nail polish for shine.


Baymax amigurumi pattern

July 10, 2015

Recently i watched Big hero 6 and fell in love with Baymax. well, who wouldn't love this huge marshmallow like robot that gives cuddly hug whenever one feels down. After watching that movie, i wanted to make an amigurumi version of it. It's just a tiny one but i managed to make it with a pattern of my own.. yay!!  So do go ahead and check out the pattern if you'd like to make one for yourself :)

Materials needed:

Acrylic yarn - white.
Crochet Hook - suitable size according the yarn ( i used 2.5mm hook)
Black embroidery floss (for mouth and eyes)
Tapestry needle.
Polyfiber fill.
safety eyes (optional)
Red and black felt (optional)

sc- single crochet

dec- single crochet decrease
This project is worked in continuous rounds

Head and Body:

R1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)
R2: 2sc in each st (12)
R3: *sc in next st, 2sc 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)
R6-8: sc in each stitch (30)
R9: *sc in next 3 st, dec 1*, rep ** (24)
R10: *sc in next 2 st, dec 1*, rep ** (18)
R11: *sc in next st, dec 1*, rep ** (12) (now stuff the head tightly)
R12: dec 6 times (6)
R13: 2sc in each st (12)
R14: 2sc in each st (24)
R15: *sc in next 3 st, 2sc in next st*, rep ** (30)
R16: *sc in next 4 st, 2sc in next st*, rep ** (36)
R17-20:  sc in each stitch (36)
R21: *sc in next 4st, dec 1*, rep ** (30)
R22: *sc in next 3 st, dec 1*, rep ** (24)
R23: *sc in next 2 st, dec 1*, rep ** (18)
R24: *sc in next st, dec 1*, rep ** (12)
R25: dec 6 times (6)
stuff the body tightly with fibre fill.
fasten off.

Hands: (make 2 )

R1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)
R2: 2sc in each st (12)
R3: *sc in next st, 2sc in next st*, rep ** (18)
R4: *sc in next st, dec 1*, rep ** (12)
R5-6: sc in each stitch (12) 
R7:  *sc in next 2 st, dec 1 *, rep ** (9)
R8-11: sc in each stitch (9)
stuff just a little fibrefill at the bottom. 
fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

Legs: (make 2)

R1: 6 sc in magic ring (6)
R2: 2sc in each st (12)
R3-5: sc in each st (12)
Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.
Stuff the legs with fibrefill tightly.

Attach the hands and legs to the body.

Embroider the eyes with black thread or use black felt.
Embroider the mouth as a straight line connecting 2 eyes with black embroidery floss.
If you wish, stick a tiny felt heart with fabric glue to the body.
And your little baymax doll is done!!!

Hope you liked the pattern and do let me know if there is any corrections.. Happy crafting! Cheers :)

If you are interested in buying this baymax amigurumi, you can contact me by email given in my profile page.


More plushies..

July 03, 2015

Happy July everyone!! The holy month of Ramadan started last month and will continue till mid july. It's one of the important festival that UAE celebrates. The city comes alive at night time with shops and malls opened till late night and specially made iftar buffets served in restaurants to break the fasting in the evening.. As for me, i'm confined at home during day time as it's too hot to go out and enjoys visiting malls and dining at night times.

well, onto my crafts, i've made some small plushies watching youtube videos and here they are..

Mochi felt plush made using tutorial from Sweetorials 


Believe in magic...!!

June 17, 2015

And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.” 
                                                                                                                                                                                                    ― Roald Dahl

  Amidst our hectic life, we often fail to notice the little yet wonderful things that happens around us. Even the simplest of things like admiring the flowers while walking or seeing a child laughing, making something for our loved ones gives us immense pleasure and will brighten our day. Explore and appreciate those little things and our lives will be joyful always.

This is one of my favorite quote and hence decided to make a page of it in my art journal...


Taking stock: 003

June 04, 2015

Another month has passed and we are already into June. Time sure flies by so fast. It's been a while since I made my activity list. It's a fun way to review what's been going on with your life at the moment and i really enjoy making them. So here goes my list...

Cooking : Kuzhi paniyaaram ( spicy balls made from rice batter ) Recipe here.
Drinking   : apple milkshake.
Loving      : the handbag gifted by my hubby for our wedding anniversary.
Bookmarking : this lovely crochet Panda purse pattern.
Reading    :  The fault in our stars by John Green.


Baby octopus amigurumi

May 28, 2015

While many crocheters loves making blankets, scarfs and doilies, i always end up making cutesy little crochet projects and amigurumis. Guess the little girl in me likes cute stuffs and partly because i don't have enough patient to make big projects.

Here's a look at my baby octopus amigurumi that i made recently..

This is a free pattern from Berrysprite but i've modified a little for tentacles. It's very easy to make and can finish making it in less than an hour. I ended up making them in different colors and attached a tiny bow for a more kawaii look.


Getting back on track..

May 14, 2015

I'm slowly finding  my way back into crafting and have to say I've missed this incredible feeling of creating new things and i'm glad i shunned my laziness to do something productive.

Here's a look my new quilled earrings. I love making these as they don't comsume a lot of time and you can make earrings and pendant to match your dress..

You can find the video tutorial on how to make these here


Sketching time..!!

April 27, 2015

Hello friends, how was your weekend? I had a fun time celebrating my friend's birthday, visiting malls and dining out.. i'm also happy over the fact that Daiso has opened a new branch in Dalma mall which is nearby my place. Now i don't have to travel to interior of the city to get my craft supplies:)

Lately, i've been sketching a lot.. It's both fun and relaxing. I tried sketching a girl using Debbyarts tutorial


Amigurumi Minion :)

April 08, 2015

While people in the west are cheerfully welcoming the arrival  of spring, the climate is getting hot here in UAE and i'm afraid it'll only get intense hereafter. I'm feeling lazy these days and have no motivation to crochet anything new. Think i should have a look at pinterest to get some inspiration and get back on track.

I guess you all know i have a soft spot for making Amigurumis. One of my friend is a big fan of minions from 'Despicable me' and asked if i could make a little amigurumi minion for her. Although it was completed months ago, i only got to give her when i visited her in India last month. So happy to see that she loved it immensely..

You can find the free pattern from snacksies handcraft corner and Pops de milk.

Turns out that my brother is also a minion fan and now he wants one too after seeing this. Guess i should start making one for him :)

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter holidays.. Belated Easter wishes and blessings to you all..  have a fantastic day!! cheers :)


Floral window painting.

March 10, 2015

   Hello my lovelies! how have you been?? I've very much missed visiting your blogs and reading your posts.. I happened to visit India again for treating Jaundice and took a much needed rest. After nearly a month of my mom's care and following lot of food restrictions, i've recovered quite well now.

    During my stay, i spent most of the days lazily watching tv and reading books.The only productive thing i managed to do is floral paint our windows. My mom's been asking for a while to do that and this time i did manage to finish it.

I used acrylic colors to paint them and made own stencils for violet and red flowers. All other flowers and designs are free hand painting.

Also painted this bunch of flowers at my bedroom  window..

Now gonna catch up with all blogger friends posts.. take care. Have a wonderful week!

Grow your blog party

Grow your blog party!!

January 25, 2015

It's that time again... to visit wonderful blogs and make new friends and have fun in the process. Ya, i'm talking about Viki's Grow your blog party.. I welcome you all  to my humble blog.
My name is Anitha. I'm a 25 old, married women from south India. I grew up mostly in my hometown called Tuticorin. After marriage, I lived in Sharjah for 2 years and currently residing in Abu Dhabi.

I've been blogging for two years now and i started my blog to share my love for making crafts. Thanks to blogging, I've got lovely friends who shares similar and varied interests and i get loads of inspiration from them.

I love trying my hands at new things and my interests varies time to time.
From crocheting....

making amigurumis,,


felt plushies..

and painting.

I look forward to visit all your blogs and enjoy the party everyone!

Note: I've been diagnosed with Jaundice and the doctor told me to take Complete rest. So pardon me if i couldn't visit your blog today. I promise to visit all your blogs as soon as i get back to blogging.


Joy is...

January 18, 2015

                  .... seeing someone's face light up when you give them a gift.

I'm happy to say that the felt plushiest i made for my cousins were a huge hit. They loved it so much and here's the entire collection of them..

The plush with cute big eyes is inspired by FD forever and i've no clue what they are.. i think they look like Dango.

The lion plush template and tutorial can be found here and here.

Some funky colorful penguins...

And kept this one for myself..

Have a wonderful week ahead.. cheers :)