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A new look and a giveaway!

July 31, 2017

Hello people! Hope you all are doing good. I guess most of you have noticed the new look of my blog. I was content with the old one but recently i heard someone mention in fb that my site has some malwares and i have to go check them myself if it's true. I scanned using Sucuri sitecheck and found out it's true indeed. Having no idea of how to remove them i googled for some infos related to it and learned that having a third party blogger templates is one of the prime reason for malwares. There are indeed some new and beautiful templates available in blogger but missing some functionality that i liked. So i end up using another third party blogger template but removed the malware manually using this instructions. Now i'm happy that my blog is free from malware. So if you have installed a third party templates in your blog, i suggest scanning your site using any sitecheck for malwares.
My blog is still a work in progress trying to add and remove widgets and getting used to the new look.


Also i have another news to share.. Recently i hit 1K followers in instagram and so i'm hosting a giveaway in instagram. Visit my Instagram profile  if you'd like to enter or know more details about it.
That's it for now. Have a fantastic week ahead! Cheers:)

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!