Monday, April 30, 2012



Butterfly - magnet or pen (3 colors)
Supplies needed:
# 10 crochet cotton (colors of your choice)
6 mm bead (s)
# 24 gage craft wire
pen back or magnet
# 6 steel crochet hook 

chain 7 slip stitch to form a ring 

ROUND 1 chain 3 (counts as a double crochet), 2 double crochet, chain 2, 3 double crochet, chain 2, till you have 8 groups of 3 and chain 2 spaces between all double crochet groups. Finish off. 

ROUND 2 attach thread in any chain 2 space, beginning shell, shell in all chain 2 spaces around, slip stitch in 3rd chain of beginning shell. Finish Off (8 shells) 

ROUND 3 attach thread in any chain 3 space of any shell, chain 3 (counts as a double crochet) double crochet 11 more times in same chain 3 space, single crochet in space between shells, double crochet 12 times in chain 3 space of next shell, single crochet in space between shells, repeat around to last space between shells, slip stitch in this space, slip stitch in 3rd chain of first stitch of round. Finish Off and weave in end. ( crochet over the first two ends) 


Beginning Shell: chain 3, 2 double crochet, chain 3, 3 double crochet.

Shell: 3 double crochet, chain 3, 3 double crochet. 

Swallow Tail Picot: chain 6, slip stitch in top of # 6 double crochet
(put picots in first 2 scallops, regular scallop in next two, picot in next two scallops, regular scallop in last 2 scallops)
Fold in half so tails line up. 


Cut length of wire, bend in half like a big "V", put bottom of butterfly into bottom of "V", grab ends at top of the butterfly and twist tight 3 times. Put together the ends of antenna and slip bead over both ends and down over the twists. Take a small pair of needle nose plyers and curl the ends of the antenna. 

Attach Pin Back or Magnet. 



Sunday, April 29, 2012

Front Yard

I was sitting in the front yard today enjoying the rainy day like weather and looking for something to take a picture of. I looked up and saw  in front  raw of trees in the park, they look like   just waiting for the next big wind, which will result in my yard being covered with Manjries they got recently. I guess manjries  fall in the spring; seems like in my front  yard they fall all year this and that.

ladies sitting for there evening bhakti sangeet
this is Monkey's  time for swinging 
provided with black grams ..there feast

my previous post will be for THE FLOWER BED   go get it!!!!!!!!
Happy Day!

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Fabric covered boxes

Few days ago I received some card boxes filled with laddus and Amul ghee I ordered. Although not sturdy enough like plastic boxes, but I immediately noticed that they would be perfect for stacking my Yarn stack, which is growing with each purchase. It seems I am always looking creative side for the packaging material, and what better way to stack something colorful INSIDE something special/green, right?   So I tried my hand for my first fabric covered boxes with some used fabric pieces……….what is the appropriate word here up cycled/repurposed/recycled/reused…………please suggest? 
 Salwar Kameez  SUIT FABRIC

They are easy and fast to make, one big rectangle of fabric is needed. This one comes from My old Rajasthani cotton Salwar Kameez, this one fabric piece was once the cover of the chair, but I liked the design of Rajasthani shirt and the micro check, big check and the condition and colour of the fabric is good. None of my boxes is made with wadding the big card boxes of Ghee and 1 kg Amul Ghee  see HERE  were reused  to make these boxes. here is an INSPIRATION

Friday, April 27, 2012

Wall Hanging Bonanza.......

Yesterday I have dug out one of my cross stitch project that I started ……….and abandoned on the way of completion…………many…….many years ago……. when my children were little. It’s the third time I dug it out …….to give it some time and complete it myself!
I made this scenery for wall hanging on Aida_cloth using Cross-stitch . The design I was fallowing …was my own scenery cross stitched by me using long armed cross stitch i.e using four squares for one cross stitch…so my first scenery was of bigger size………….don’t know why when I made my first scenery of this design …….with 4 squares ..I was not only one ……………… several class mates made it ………may be for ease of finishing quickly or for bigger picture!!!!!!!!!!! Or something else!

We(along with my friends) bought a book from our University Nehru library ……where the design was featured…….didn’t remember the book………………..the scenery was so popular within the campus (home-science) that one of our English teacher …tear (stole)the page of the book of library for making the scenery later on may be ….at her home town.
I will tell you where is my original scenery that was framed with beautiful flower engraved frame had gone? It was left and confiscated by  the father of my children when I got divorce from him.
See the blank spaces .it needs direction which are nowhere not in library book ? Whereabouts of my previous crafty items  can’t be traced …..its a back..Long…long ago story…………..
Any way I will trace out some solution and will complete it very soon……………
Again I will bring another new fabric  and Embroidery thread for making this scenery using long arm  Cross-stitch and will frame that in time to decorate my living room wall.

what colour i should use for the plinth of the house ?

several stitches to make ............where is the direction?

what colour of floss for the half open door?

suggestions are WELCOME!!!!!!!!!

Happy Cross stitching! 

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Zipper door almirah and cake to be....

A few month back my handy man made these two wooden racks for me...........

recycled material is used along with leftover fabric pieces for covering  the rack

its 72 inches in height 32 inches in width and 17 inches deep

fabric covered yarn boxes are well placed along with a stack of fabric pieces on the upper part

 they are just arrived in the picture above and not loaded with the stuff they were being built for...........

then i got the idea to transform one of  them into a closet to  stack my crafty things........ 
door can be opened and closed   with the use of  zipper

So, my hat is off to Gideon_Sundback the Swede credited with the invention of the

  Zipper a complete story and tutorial for this wonderful almirah/closet/dresser for crafty 

things will take some time to create and post therein 
cake to be....
my son's BODY is approaching so i am haunting for a delicious and funny looking cake for the is First ONE in the LINE  rest will bein the next!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

An English poem,Hindi Poem- पहली बार: विपिन चौधरी

In the name of those Empty Days

When even the slower pace of life, could not be hold,
Just unknown activities,
Hopeless problems himself were to harass.
The riders of mind were not provided with proper nourishment,
Those dull days, wake  the strong desire to become an ascetic.
 In Sad days, mind was automatically mapping the Himalyan.

In those very days, we stepped out in unlustful and clean premises,
Without any warm wrapping.
Bereft of father's protection and mother's love,
Those days were the orphan days to live our own.
Beyond the softness of  love and any confession,
A far spreaded, scattered day,
Somewhere, far away from the mildew days.
Away from everyday scrimmage and Tam ladder dredge,
Clean and, tidy.
Sprawling days like the clothes hung on ripcord.
Even the nights settling down at the edges of those days,
Forgot, the paths of dreams.
Then only, revealed the common strategy of world and dreams.
We were sitting with our back toward worldliness, in those days,
And there was a secret agreement between worldliness and dreams

With deaf ear to every knock; the days of solitude stubborn yogi,
Then we had donated the entity of, all the worries.
Making proper distance; Like table-cloth laid straight, in wait,
In those days we drank enough geriatric rosy-evenings.
Slept with firmly tied corners of white sheet. 

Relentlessly to target on Stone Age;
We wanted to blow up our pet dreams, one by one,
In those, very days. 
Also, we wanted to see; How Big is the sky for those dreams?
Blood was dripping for years, in the courtyard of our soul.
And the resulted anguish of not realized them was reduced in compunction.
Nevertheless, the dreams have left their footprints.

When the turn of choosing something come up;
In queuing times, never falling short in the series,
We chose those peerless days.
So far, we did not have chewed a piece of them,
The days with head tied scarf,
Go by looking at the sight of squirrel’s agility.
Yet there was not any compunction on;
Losing of noon of the day.

The smell of gas gulped in the arteries, and we are certain.
On otherwise days we might be packed into a bundle, with died of fear.
But those were unsurpassed days.
The pleasure to sit close to those days was delight and frowzy,
When in any exercise; those days will be recorded,
The same days will make NOISE in our ACCOUNT. Vipin Choudhary

My lovely daughter

पहली बार: विपिन चौधरी: आज का हमारा यह दौर रचनात्मक रूप से इतना उर्वर दौर है जितना पहले शायद कभी नहीं रहा. विपिन चौधरी युवा कविता और कहानी के क्षेत्र में...

In Dilli Hatt


With Her SIS at HOME


Cricket with Click

Okay, before we get started, the title of this photo laden post is a lie. It should be Cricket and a stitch, but they don’t rhyme, so I took poetic and changed stitch to crochet.
I stole these photos from my niece’s folder she will kill me noticing here……
It come SO Fast that I quickly loaded them and posted here ……….
My son has just launched his cricket academy in university premises to train youngster’s CRICKET….
Let see the progress…………….results…………outcomes…………….and what?

my little daughter is in driving mood here

 My son has just bought this roller for his cricket academy ground at University Premises....

I think just posing for a shoot 




staring the cricket ground  from the  outer wall


In front of the ground with her class-mate


With her another friend while the other one is on camera/cell-phone

Now for the crochet part I did hauled the local shops for yarn, thread, floss to do something creative my inspiration to day is HERE I know, the girl went all out and set the...


Akshaya_Tritiya, Gili for gold, on my hand today

Did some traditional buying ..........

Akshaya_Tritiya also known as Akha Teej is a Hindu and Jain holy day, that falls on the third Tithi (Lunar day) of Bright Half (Shukla Paksha) of the pan-Indian month of Vaishakha. It is an auspicious day of the birthday of Lord Parasurama who is the sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu. On this day Veda Vyas and Lord Ganesha began to write Mahabharata. The meaning of the word Akshaya is infinite that which never recede. 

 got earrings for my niece from gili today  will post the pics later on
In Jain and Hindu calenders, some days of the month are absent in counting and some days ( tithi as its known in lunar calendar) come extra, but Akshay tritiya is one day which is never "absent" from the lunar Calendar.

on my hands today
i crocheted a beautiful book mark today and found the history of book marks if you are interested in pioneers go for it  HERE


Yesterday was "Earth Day" my daughter featured something from our house to commemorate the day…आज 'पृथ्वी दिवस' है, दुनिया को एक बडे कूडे के ढेर से बचाने के लिये पुरानी चीज़ों का रचनात्मक प्रयोग एक सकारात्मक प्रकिया है और इसी को अंजाम देते हुए बनाया गया है यह 'रैथ' रेडीमेड होती जा रही दुनिया में पुरानी चीज़े कचरे में तब्दील होती जा रही हैं, रचानत्मक चीज़े श्रम मांगती हैं और श्रम से हम दूर भागते हैं. आज इस दिवस पर हमें खुद सोचना है हमारा इस धरा को योगदान क्या हैं
 for details click HERE  and HERE
My writer daughter

Could today be a SEWING Day? Would be cool, ha? But it turns out, today is 132nd birth anniversary of Gideon_Sundback - the inventor of the ZIPPER! So, it is still related to garments and sewing! Although some of you may not realize how valuable and important the invention of The Zipper is (of course it's not a discovery of bulb!), I dare say it involves more imagination and creativity. Indeed- Gideon came up with a solution to a problem. He did not discover something which was already there, created by nature!
I think it is a pleasure to know the great minds and people through Google’s  search engine. Today  it created ripples with its latest “DOODLE”, a giant zipper running down the centre of its homepage featured by me above. To experience this Doodle, Visit Google Homepage Below-

Yes!!!!!!!! the Zipper doodle is Google’s tribute to commemorate 132nd birth day of Gideon_Sundback who perfected the zipper. Today, i.e. April 24 is Sunback’s birthday. Gideon Sundback was a Swedish-American businessman. Born in 1880, to a wealthy farmer of Smaland, Sweden. His big bet would be to radically improve an already made Zipper
When the humans began to dress, a need arises to open and close the clothing. The invention of different Velcro closures and clasps grew the idea of front zipper.
He was trained as electrical engineering in Germany. Then he migrated to the US in 1905.
After a stint at electric company in Pennsylvania, joined the Universal Fastener Company in New jersey. A zipper design was developed in 1893 by Whitcomb Judson, but was designed for shoes. Even earlier, already in 1851 an American sewing machine designer, Elias Howe, received a patent for design of “locking Slider.”
In short engineers have been working to develop a fastener interlocking for over 20 years before Sundback perfected the zipper.
His innovation revolutionized the clothing industry- gone were the days of cumbersome butons and hook-and –eye fasteners. Sundback’s smart design-a dimple on the underside of each tooth and a nib on the top-ensured that no single tooth has enough room to come apart, hence making the zip strong.
Yes!!!!! the best version of the zip was released and patented on August 24, 1914 asSeperable Fastner‘. In 1931 in Sweden the usage of metal zippers has been increased . The business expanded and Gideon Sundback became rich. He died in 1954 he left a fortune of USD $ 13 million.
Happy Birth Day !Great Man!