June 23, 2017

Currently..

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 :)

June 5, 2017

DIY paperclip bookmark

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.

May 22, 2017

Bullet journal: May

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!





May 9, 2017

Hello Kittty amigurumi pattern

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 chain, 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.





March 28, 2017

Bullet journaling march

Hello lovelies! March is almost over and i haven't posted for a while. I've been preparing for Teacher's eligibility test and so there wasn't much time for crafting. Here is a little peek inside my march month bullet journal page.


I love drawing illustrations and doodling with bits of quotes here and there in my page.


Instead of habit tracker, i've added a weekly task list and colored them once the task is finished.


Hope you like this little page. Will come up with a new amigurumi project in my next post. Have a productive week :)