Monday, 9 December 2013

Hand Embroidery on Bed spread

Embroidering a bed spread has been on my to-do list for a very long time. I did this one in 2011.
I got a plain bedspread from Landmark, Spencer Plaza, Chennai and I chose this design from my long time collection of embroidery designs. I picked by pastel colors from anchor embroidery threads to go with the brown color of the bed spread. I have used satin stitch for the letters and flowers, stem stitch for the stem and french knot for some flowers.

No prizes for guessing what the letters G and P stand for. Of course they are my husband's and my name's first letters :-)

I did not want to leave the pillows empty. So decided on this pattern and did 3 rows of chain stitch.

Thursday, 28 November 2013

Hand Embroidered Silk Blouse

This saree is one of my favorite color, but I was not happy with the blouse piece that came attached with it. It was a bright green color which kept me away from wearing the saree. So I decided to calm down the color by doing some embroidery. When I went to the thread shop, accidentally, I laid eyes on these metallic thread collection from anchor. I picked up peacock green thread for the leaves and golden color thread for the flowers. First, I gave the blouse material to my tailor and got the sleeves and body part marked, then I traced the embroidery design on it and then started embroidering the piece. I have used satin stitch for the flowers and leaves and stem stitch for the stems

It took quite some time to complete the embroidery, but I was pleased with the end result. Then I gave it to my tailor for stitching. And now when I wear it, people ask me where I got it embroidered. Do I need a better compliment :-) ? Needless to say, I feel very happy in saying "I did it myself" :-)

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Quilling Mania

I did this greeting card about 4 years back for my nephew's wedding. Looking at it, you can find out that it was my first attempt at quilling. And then I developed a mania for quilling and did some miniatures.

Some of my quilled miniatures

Monday, 25 November 2013

Wavy Shell Blanket

I made this crochet blanket for my Sister-in-law's baby. I wanted to try a different pattern this time and was impressed by a this pattern that I came across, while browsing. Initially I decided to complete the blanket with alternate white and blue waves. But I was not sure if the blue yarn supply that I had, would  last for the entire blanket. So I decided to crochet the center part with white color and continue alternating the colors for the remaining blanket.

After completing the blanket, I felt that the white part was too blank. So decided on making  a teddy bear applique following this pattern.

Updated on 19-Nov-2014
I will be posting the pattern for this blanket in a week's time. Check back later

Updated on 12-Dec-2014
As promised, I have posted the tutorial for this blanket. You can see it here 


Monday, 18 November 2013

Crochet Blanket - Diagonal stitch

This is a blanket I made for my cousin's son.  I decided on the diagonal pattern and the color of the yarns and started off with the project.

As always with any crochet project, my yarn got over while I was half way and I had to buy them again. But I couldn't get the same color yarn ( both grey and orange ). Only a darker shade of grey was available. So I changed the pattern and continued with the grey color all the way to the end. The result is what you see here.

To match the colors, I made a elephant head and attached to one end of the blanket.

And made 3 circles with orange color and attached them to the other end of the blanket.

Friday, 18 October 2013

Ribbon embroidery on Greeting card

This was my first experiment with Ribbon embroidery. I wanted to try it on paper before putting it on any dress material. So when I planned to make a greeting card for my cousin ( her favorite color is pink, hence the pink chart paper ),  I decided to give it a try and I was pleased with the outcome.

Monday, 14 October 2013


I had been thinking for quiet some time about starting a blog and I finally made it today.
I wanted to share my experiments with various craft  forms with every one. I feel good when I'm done with a craft work and even more good when I give it as a gift to someone else and see them using it. In the upcoming blogs I'll share my craft works that I have done already and the one's that I'm doing currently. I hope someone gets inspired  after seeing this blog.and starts investing time in exploring various crafts.

See you all in my next blog with more crafts, pictures and ideas.