October 26, 2016

Snail mail and a surprise!

Once when i was tidying up my room, i came across a box containing letters and cards that i received from my friends and family during my childhood days. After finishing school, Internet, Mobile phones and texting becomes so common that i rarely send or receive any mails through post. Looking back at those handwritten letters and beautiful cards nostalgia hits me hard and wonder why don't we write to each other anymore. So i started the habit of writing letters to my friends and some new pen pals. It's such a wonderful feeling when you get to open a long awaited mail from your pals.
Here are some mails that i received recently.

A cute letter along with tea and washi samples from an Indonesian friend

Some Heidi Swapp foiled cards, stickers and embelishments that i received from a giveaway contest in Instagram.

Beautiful fabric bag, yarn and some beads to make jewelry from my blogging friend Joy

and finally the giveaway price from Tammy of T's daily treasures The package consisits so much goodies and i loved everything. She also sent a cute little dress for my little one and i really loved the cross stitch magnet apart from the lovely crocheted items she sent. Thank you so much Tammy:)

If you are interested in snailmailing, You can find pen pals easily on instagram under the tag snailmail, penpalswanted.  Now off to write some reply letters. Have a wonderful day all:)

October 18, 2016

Crochet coasters

Hello friends, hope you all are doing good. Having a little baby around means the only time you get to spend for creating or crafting is while she's asleep. Here are some pictures of crochet coasters that i managed to whip up during those times.

I really loved the flower coaster pattern. It's a free pattern from A spoonful of sugar if you like to make one. 

It's perfect to place my mom's delicious Gulab jamun....

..... or to place steaming hot tea that i enjoy in cold rainy days.

I even made some for my snail mail buddies and they loved it.

Hope you like it. Have a wonderful day all. Much love :)

October 7, 2016

Amigurumi Panda free pattern

Hello lovelies! Thanks for all the love you've shown to my Amigurumi teddy pattern. It's a joy to see people make amigurumi dolls out of that pattern and inspires me to create more. Today i'm here with a panda couple pattern. Head over below for instructions.

Materials needed:
Acrylic yarn in black and white colors
Crochet hook according to the size of your yarn
Little piece of black felt (for eyes and mouth) and pink or red felt (for bows)

Tapestry needle

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: 7 sc in magic ring (7)
R2: 2sc in each st (14)
R3:  *sc in next st, 2 sc in next st* rep **(21)
R4: *sc in next 2 st, 2sc in next st*, rep ** (28) 

R5: *sc in next 3 st, 2sc in next st*, rep ** (35)
R6-10: sc in each stitch (35)
R11: *sc in next 3 st, dec 1 in next st*, rep **(28) 

R12: *sc in next 2 st, dec 1 in next st*, rep **(21) 
R13: *sc in next st, dec 1 in next st*, rep **(14) 
stuff the head firmly with fiberfill and switch to black color 
R14: sc in each stitch (14)
R15:  *sc in next st, 2 sc in next st* rep **(21)
R16: *sc in next 2 st, 2sc in next st*, rep ** (28) 

switch to white color
R17-18: sc in each stitch (28)
R19: *sc in next 2 st, dec 1 in next st*, rep ** (21) 
R20: (back loops only) sc in each stitch (21) 
R21: *sc in next st, dec 1 in next st*, rep ** (14) 
stuff firmly
R22: sc dec in each st (7)Fasten off.

Legs: (Make 2)
R1: 7sc in magic ring (7)
R2-3: sc in each stitch (7)
fasten off  and leave a tail for sewing

Hands: (Make 2)
R1: 5sc in magic ring (5)
R2-3: sc in each stitch (5)
Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.

Ears: (Make 2)
R1: 6sc in mc 

R2: 2sc in each stitch (12)
R3: sc around (12)
Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing.

Attach both hands and legs to the body using tapestry needle.
Sew in both ears to the head.
Cut and paste a small black felt for eyes and nose in the head. 

Add a little felt or crocheted bows to the head (for female panda) or neck (for male panda)

Hope you guys like it. Have fun creating :)

September 29, 2016

Little girl's bracelet

Hello lovely people.. Here's a tutorial on how to make a simple crystal bracelet. The cheerful color crystals make it perfect for little girls to wear. Read below for instructions.

Materials Needed:
Transparent glass beads in Assorted colors from Pandahall
Pearl beads
Heart shaped charm
Lobster clasp
Crimp beads
Beading Wire

Take a beading wire of length 30 cm
Add Lobster clasp and crimp bead at one end
Start adding crystal beads with the color of your choice
Add some pearl beads in between
Continue this till you've reached the desired length
Add in the heart charm to the bracelet
Finish it by adding a crimp bead and jump ring. Cut off the excess wire.

Hope you guys like it. Have fun crafting :)

September 21, 2016

DIY rose earring

Hello friends! I'm up here with yet another jewelry tutorial (yes, i seem to make them a lot lately) I love experimenting with different colors and beads and came up with this rose earring. These are made with Acrylic beads which is more suitable for earrings as they are light in weight. Here's the instruction on how to make them.

Materials needed:
Plastic rose beads (2 in number ) from Pandahall
Plastic leaf beads ( 2 in number )
Eight pearl beads
Beading wire
Earring hooks

Take a beading wire of length 15 cm
Place a plastic leaf bead in the centre of the wire and fold the wire in half
Add a rose bead through both the wires
Now add 4 pearl beads through both wires
Finish it off by adding a earring hook at the end.
And your rose earring is done!

Hope you like the tutorial. Have a fantastic day everyone! Cheers and Hugs :)