Wednesday, November 20, 2013

After a break..

I am back after a long break from blogging. A family emergency left me  no time to take pictures, write and post. In the past year I have worked on many projects and I hope I can begin to post them here slowly.

Currently I am working on two baby caps. Knitting two different designs in two sizes. Here is a sneak peak to the cute little newborn sized cap -
I especially love the colors in this multi-color yarn - sweet for a spring baby. Its a soft baby yarn thats knit in a basic knit2 purl2 Rib Stitch. This design produces a fabric that has ribs which give it a little elasticity. For a baby cap this is ideal to ensure a snug fit over the forehead, covering the ears. 

Its fascinating to create something so small for a new born ! Very excited about completing this cute project. Will share pictures of the completed cap.

Monday, December 17, 2012

New Baby Booties and Cap

Here is my latest addition to baby things..
A cute set of Baby Booties and Cap.

The Booties are made to look like Loafers. They are handmade in a combination of knit and crochet design. The combination of knitting and crochet stitches allow for more elasticity in the booties and makes for better wear.  Absolutely adorable !

The Cap is  hand-knit in a rib stitch pattern. Its extra long to double up and fit newborns and babies up to 9 months. Cute tassels add whim to the design and makes for a cute accessory for baby.

This set is available in colors of your choice and in these sizes -
0 to 3 Months
3 to 6 Months
6 to 9 Months
9 to 12 Months
12 to 18 Months
18 to 24 Months

I love experimenting and making new things, so if you have anything on your mind, feel free to share here... I would love to help with your projects !

Friday, August 31, 2012

On the Hook..

Ripples are in fashion again..  be it for a cushion or an afghan. I have been hooked on Crochet the whole month of August, my knitting projects have taken a back seat. Varying between different granny designs and  ripples.. I am kinda addicted to them.. began with trying to create a soft ripple pattern and now I just cant stop!

My first ripple-gan is almost done and its fascinating for me to keep adding more colors to it.. here is a sneak peak..
 Absolutely love the rainbow colors and its so soft to touch ! This one is made with all 100% acrylic yarns so the afghan is hard wearing and can be tossed into the washer-dryer without any problems. Looking forward to some snuggle time on the couch !

Right now I am loving the pastels in my new Ripple-ghan.. This is one of my most favorite color combination for little girls. Its working up fast but I think I will run out of yarn on this one.. A sneak peak for all ripple fans..
 My variation of the Ripple-Ghan pattern will be up here soon.. watch out for the updates on my Facebook Page. Enjoy !

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Baby Item Color Choices

When it comes to picking colors to make something for a baby, its an impossible task !! I love colors and I especially enjoy making baby items.. This month has been all about Baby Blankies.. So far I have made 4 Baby blankets this month and the next one is in the making.. Will share the pictures soon.

Today's post is all about the colors I love to use for my baby projects. Here are my most favorite choice of colors..
If you like anything in my SHOP and would like me to customize it in your coice of colors, please take your pick from here and send it to me in a note. Thank you !

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Hex Motif Car Seat Baby Blue Blankie

Hey Everyone, I am back with a new blankie for the little ones.. in a unique hex shape thats perfect for a cozy wrap and also works great in the car seat. The floral allows the buckles to fit in place without difficulty.

Delicately made with 100% acrylic yarn makes for a great gift thats easy to care for.  I especially enjoyed picking the colors for this one, so cute for a baby boy !! And a little baby girl blankie is in the making too !! This blankie can be customized to any color and with every new change the look changes completely. A very versatile piece thats built to last for generations !

For more details, CLICK here.
Enjoy !!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012


Hi Friends !
I am super excited to announce my FIRST EXHIBITION !!

A friend and I will present a collection of handmade Glass & Zardozi paintings, Knit & Crochet Accessories and Artisan Jewelry at the exhibition.

If you are on facebook, please connect with us at - OUR FACEBOOK PAGE (Click Here)

LIKE our page and stay tuned in for updates and give-aways during the two weeks of Exhibition. Please feel free to pass on the invitation to your Family & Friends and bring them along!
Thanks for your support!! See you there !

Exhibition Details -

Venue: New Park Mall - Cultural Corner
           Newark, CA 94560
Date: May 18th to May 30th
Time: 11am to 7pm everyday, including weekends

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

9 Petal Flower Coasters and Scrubbies

This past weekend was sunny and warm, lots of new colors in the Garden now.. I drew inspiration from mother Nature and came up with these bright and cheerful 9 and 7 Petal Flowers which are so versatile! Use them as Coasters or as Bath accessories... These are lovely !

Colors in this set -
  1. Fuchsia
  2. Lime
  3. Purple

This second set is all about the exciting and colorful treasures beneath the blue oceans! Coral reef inspired set of five flowers. Machine washable and dryable, made of 100% Eco Friendly material, these would make lovely gifts for anyone! 

 Colors used in the set as seen here-
  • Coral
  • Sea Foam
  • Coral Bliss

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Spa Scrubbies !!!

A current hot favorite that has caught the fancy of so many !!! Spring inspired NEW spa scrubbies that you can use to remove make up or with a face wash... so many uses!

These cute scrubbies are in colors of the rainbow… just beautiful! The design is a daisy in white with color surrounds. These scrubbies are hand made with a lot of love and care. I take great pride in my workmanship and ensure that every piece is nothing less than perfect. 

These are made of Eco friendly 100% cotton yarn. After use just toss them in the washing machine with your laundry to wash and dry. They can be reused again and again. This is a set of 10 scrubbies that are Travel friendly (pssst! travel pouches available). Each scrubbie is beautifully finished to last you a long long time.

These are available in a variety of colors, choose yours from the list! Or You can have the whole set of ten pieces in one color of your choice.If you would like to hang your scrubbies, a loop can be added to each one of these on request.
Happy Spa Time !!
List of Colors avalable - 


Colors used in the set as seen in the pictures-
  • Purple
  • Orchid
  • Ocean
  • Aqua
  • Kiwi
  • Lime
  • Butter
  • Tangerine
  • Coral
  • Scarlet
  • Snow - for all center Daisies

Friday, December 23, 2011

Happy Holidays..!

May all your lives be filled with hope, good times and cheer!!! Have a great New Year 2012 !

For the past sometime I have been enjoying crocheting teeny tiny things... embellishments and decorative fringes to add to my projects. And I had a kool idea to make these into jewelry pieces. I adore these! and I hope you will like them too! So cute and perfect for the HOLIDAY SEASON!! Here are pictures of rings I made..

Please leave me comments if you like these.. available in custom colors. Suggestions are always welcome. Click HERE to own one of these beauties.



Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Welcome New Fans !!!

Hello Crochet Lovers, Hope today finds you in the best of spirits !
I want to take the time to thank all of you who have followed me here on Blogger and on Facebook. You inspire me to create.. I feel blessed to share what I love to do with all of you here.. Thank you all for Crocheting along....

Saturday, June 4, 2011

New Baby Blanket

I enjoy using the Ranbow Classics Yarn for Baby things... it was real fun making this one. Using one style of cluster stitch I created a baby blankie that is light and airy and looks adorable! The colors used are bright teal for the body and crisp white for the border.

The stitch is very versatile and could be used for shrugs or shawls and even throws.
The Blanket measures 30in x 30in
Enjoy !!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Crochet Hook Holder

I've received many requests for Crochet Needle cases. I created this pattern after long experiments. This Crochet Needle Caddy is special because it holds every size of hook snug, you never have to worry about dropping one again!  

A  beautifully handcrafted nature friendly crochet needle holder. This bright and lush apple green crochet hook case is handmade in 100% natural cotton. Reminds me of bright springtime.. a fun accessory that anyone would love to have for the holidays season.  :o)   
Could this be on your list for Santa?

It is the perfect addition to your crochet basket. Delicately crocheted to ensure that your needles fit and stay put inside this stylish accessory. It makes a lovely gift for a Crocheter and also a big inspiration for some to begin! Give one as a gift, they'll surely fall in love…

The special motif of this crochet needle caddy is an original design that enables you to put the hooks into each space that holds it snug. You will never have to worry about dropping one anymore. The case has seven needle spaces that can hold needles up to size K (6.5mm). Custom colors and sizes are available.Feel free to write to me, or leave a comment here if you need more information. The closure of the case can be tied up two ways, through the loop or wound like a string around the case.

CLICK HERE for Crochet Hook Caddy.

Monday, November 15, 2010

IVth Online Crochet Class

Hello Everyone...

Here we are again preparing for our next series of online classes. This is FOURTH in the series, and we will have two classes this time -

1. CROCHET BASICS for BEGINNERS - Dec 1, 2010 [12 noon PST].
2. CROCHET for INTERMEDIATE CROCHETERS - Dec 2, 2010 [12 noon PST]

All you have to do be a participant in this class is fill out the poll here. CLICK HERE FOR THE POLL

On the poll we have an option of attending both classes, however, please DO NOT opt for both unless you already know the basics of crochet. If you are absolutely new to crochet, following the intermediate class will be of no help to you at all. And if you are an intermediate lever crocheter, then you dont need the beginners class. A synopsis of the beginners class is available on the blog. Please look that up as a refresher or if you would like to know what will be covered in the beginners class. CLICK HERE FOR THE BEGINNER CLASS SYNOPSIS 

It does not matter how you got to this page, if you are interested in learning about Crochet, just sign up!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Floral Waves Baby Blankie

I really wanted to make a special baby blanket, something different and very intricate. I wanted it to be swirly and to have curls at the edges. For a blanket to have even swirls I needed to begin it from the center and build it out. This is what I came up with...
The center flower is made in avocado-mint and snow white puffs in a granny square pattern. I am calling them Honeydew Squares.  The simplicity of the single crochet rows makes the florets pop! The string of blossoms are crocheted individually and then joined together, they add to the lush feel of the blankie.

I enjoyed the color combination, very fresh and so elegant. The flowers look identical from both sides and can be used for many different projects. Since they are so puffy, for this project, they make the blanket curl up from the center to the end.. how adorable !

The center piece is important, it must be measured carefully and be a square with sides exactly double of the Honeydew squares. This is what makes the base for the rest of the design.

Here is a sample of all the Honeydews together with the center piece. Yes, it needs some more work... and I will soon update with the completed work. I hope you like it...

By the way, is anyone interested in the pattern ??

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Green Swirly Scarf

I had been thinking of making a scarf in Kelly Green. I tried out a few patterns, created a couple designs.... etc..  Although I liked the designs, it was not what I had imagined. Since this green is so vibrant and bright, I wanted to create something that made a real statement. Something bold yet elegant and feminine. I found this pattern by accident. I remember it was part of the designs that were being promoted by Martha Stewart. It caught my fancy. I began making this scarf a long time back... I ran out of yarn towards the end and needed more to make the tassels. I had to run to the stores several times before I found one skein, hence the delay in posting it here. I wonder if Kelly Green was the color of the season!??

The Swirly Scarf... is so pretty and could be customized for anyone.. little girls or young ladies.. it was awesome working on it. I found the pattern on Lion Brand's website. CLICK HERE to visit the link. This pattern is super easy and makes me wonder why dint I think of this? It is just an extension of what I've made several times - crocheted circles ! Its a great project for a beginner, especially because you can finish it in a day ! Instant gratification!   ...well, almost.  :-)
I am glad I looked at the pattern and just started off...

I believe I must have put in about five hours to complete the scarf. I made it extra long for myself because I love to double my scarves when wearing them. I made the scarf in two parts as suggested in the pattern. There is no particular reason why the scarf should be made in two parts. I decided to make it in two parts because it helped me keep the circles under control. If I had crocheted the whole length together it would have been a lot to move around, specially because I like to carry my projects wherever I go. I worked on the two parts separately, got the tassels on and then sew them together. I feel making it in two parts was much easier for me. However, if you are crocheting a smaller length, I think doing the complete length at one go would save a lot of effort.

I made a few changes to the pattern. I used Half Double Crochet stitch for the whole pattern instead of the Double Crochet stitch as suggested in the pattern. I think the HDC looks much nicer than the DC stitches and this also helped me keep the width of the scarf under four inches.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Book Review - Knitting Over The Edge

'Knitting Over The Edge: Unique Ribs, Cords, Appliques, Colors, Nouveau' by Nicky Epstein is a beautiful collection of extraordinary edgings and techniques of creating gorgeous trims that make a statement for every knitted piece. This book is the next in series after 'Knitting on the Edge: Ribs, Ruffles, Lace, Fringes, Floral, Points & Picots' which featured a large collection of Decorative Borders.

I have enjoyed designing my own edgings for every project. However, working with the patterns in this book was just wonderful. The parts that I specially enjoyed were working on different types of fringes and the pretty floral appliques. Some of these patterns looked very complicated, but once I started working through it, the pattern seemed easy enough.

If you are into knitting and are looking for some creative juices to add a special touch to your designs, this book is a must read for you. It is fun to create, the edgings can be easily modified to suit any garment and the instructions are easy to follow.

I am still not done with this book... I will be posting my pictures of all the trims that I ave adapted for my projects. Tune in again !

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Book Review - Vogue Knitting Stitchionary

I learnt to knit first and then I picked up crochet.. between the two I found it easier to experiment with crochet than with my knitting simply because of the ease of carrying my crochet projects wherever I went. It is also the ease of picking up the craft that makes crochet very easy to introduce to first timers. I have enjoyed doing that over the last 3 years and I am glad that I could reach out to over 70 people who wanted to learn and create their own little yarn things.

As I spoke with my yarn friends, I found many of them interested in knitting. However, most of them were apprehensive where to begin, how to go on and how to deal with s many stitches on the needles ! Yes, it can be quite different when you are working with one loop while crocheting.

I began my search for the books that I could recommend to my friends. Books that would begin with the basics of knitting and then help beginners graduate into more complex designs. With that search began my series of experiments with what I read in every book as I tried out the patterns. Here is my series of Book Reviews. Hope you enjoy them and check out the books !

The first book that I have picked out for review is an exhausting collection of patterns which use varying permutations of Knit, Purl and Yarn Overs. The Vogue Knitting Stitchionary Volume One: Knit & Purl by The Editors of Vogue Knitting Magazine is the first in the Vogue Knitting Stitchionary Series. This is a wonderful book for someone starting out with knitting. The patterns are a collection from the original Vogue Knitting Magazine. They have been carefully handpicked to form a gradual progression from the simple designs of knit and purl to lace and then to some unusual designs.

The patterns are well spelt out and are easy to follow. I have used this book to make a couple scarves and a number of swatches. I am looking forward to making many more and I hope to join them all together for a colorful throw, full of texture. This book is a great tool that will see you through projects. Just feel free to try out the patterns, make swatches and mix and match them for your own unique garment.

For Copyright reasons I will not be producing any of the designs here. I urge you to check out the book... have fun and get creative !!!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Wow ! Baby..

Hey Guys...

I've been waiting to put up my pictures and video and like crazy I have not been able to.. Anyways, I thought of writing to everyone here...

I have stayed away from the blog front coz I have been busy setting up my little store online. Its not done yet... once it is populated, I'll put up the link here. Not many yarn projects on for now... just one actually.

Anyways, I have decided that I will knit and crochet along with everyone here rather than finishing my project and then posting here. That ways you all will now see how many times I change my mind about a project and how many times my well thought out pattern changes as it reaches completion. So now on you will get to see a lot of unfinished project pictures, my trials and errors that I almost never post about. I feel those are the real fun things... my projects might seem neat and clean.. but they are never that ways while I am still working on them... :)

Currently working on a Baby Blanket which is a combination of knitting and crochet. Although simple, this is my first time mixing the two. And the project is my own design. This is a special blankie for my best friend Sangi. Yup, she's expecting her first baby in October. And we all just found out that its a baby GIRL !

So wait up for more updates on that and some funky pictures !

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

And we're back !

Hey Everyone..

The blog has been silent for a while.. but that wont be the case now on.
Spring is here and We're back with some old and new projects.

I will be posting pictures and patterns for a few things that I finished making in the last few months that I was away from the blog. That includes a couple scarves, a lot of baby stuff (Yea ! not just crocheted but knitted too !) and some accessories.

Welcome back ! and watch out for the fun stuff beginning this Friday.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

On Vacation..

I have been away for a while... had an extended vacation. I'll be returning shortly with quite a few interesting projects.. Hope you'll be here then.

Best !