Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Earrings affair

Last evening , while travelling I was thinking about the stuff I could make in less than an hour.So I came up with an idea .. why not make a pair of earrings ?
I looked for felt earrings on etsy and hooked by a very easy to make pair. This pair was for  $34.99
Idea was copied, little thoughts were put into it and here is the result.

What you need :

Felt pieces 
A pair of earring hooks
Pieces of Gold color chain
Glitter embellishments

How to Make:

Cut felt into leaf shape (3 pieces for each earring). 3 pieces should vary in size .Lowest one should be largest piece and top piece should be smallest. Stack pieces together in a way that top one is smallest piece.
Cut two equal size gold chain pieces and add embellishment on ends of chain.(optional).
In earrings hooks, insert the chain end.
Mark a point on top of felt where earring hanging is to be inserted. Pierce the 3 pieces with a needle or punch and insert the chain part in the hole.
Similarly make another one  to complete the pair. 
You can modify shapes and sizes according to your thoughts.

Now you are ready to flaunt these super light and pretty earrings. :) Oh yes.. I hardly takes half n hour to create a pair if you have materials ready with you.

Let me know if you try one. I would love the pictures of your craft.

 Happy crafting. 

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Baby Block toy

what does a mom makes while watching TV?

A baby block.. - Yes, a play block for baby to explore .
I crocheted 6 sides of block using single crochet and then used felt and fabric and other materials from my craft box.
Its like some unused beads and trims and laces were telling me to use them up . Here comes the result.
I looked for ideas on internet and here's what I created with a mixture of ideas and little thoughts.

Side 1- Nature.. - Leaf and grass to hide the carrot and sheep. Lets see if baby can find them interesting.
Side 2 - A monster.. which actually gives a tribal look because of the other side's ribbons and beads hanging on a side. Blame my rough stuffing into the block.Sides are falling off on other. But I find it OK. I am satisfied with what it looks like.

Side 3. Weather - Rainbow, Cloud and sun. Sun can hide behind the cloud and can also be pulled out of the cloud.
littlethoughtful littlethoughtful

side 4. Various touch and feel things like thread ,beads , ribbon, flowers, wooden beads.


Side 5. A sort of Caterpillar.. I was trying to make a cute one though. This is what I ended up with.


Side 6. Elephant with elastic trunk. Sometimes I become so excited with the things .I pulled it so hard that elastic came out of stitching. I'll have to fix that again.Thank God , baby did not see her momy playing around with her toys.


One side with wooden beads , button and ribbon.

Gosh, Lot of stuff in one block. I hope my baby will love it.But I am sure, It can't keep her busy as she has started crawling and now she does not want to sit steady any more. I am still finding a place to hide onions and potatoes rack in kitchen.