Saturday, June 30, 2012

My own Bra Pattern

When I was a kid my mom used to sew her bra herself. Later she sewed a few bra’s for me too….Later on I myself did some modifications over my mom’s bra’s.
Now  I decided to learn more about bra construction and make the basic bra with crochet hook and yarn. I found a great pattern from!

Having crocheted  the cups of my crochet bra, I started to construct my own bra band and straps based on reading various bra sewing tutorials. The best one I found was Lenna’s Sewing. Another excellent resource is The Pattern School.

Happy crocheting!

Must have Bag !

  click the photos to read the pattern.
Happy crocheting!

Friday, June 29, 2012

Sunburst mirror

This is so pretty and simple. It would take a while to make but those of us whole like repetitive stuff would totally get into it. See the tutorial featured at the blog MeiJo’s Joy on how to make a cardboard tube and sequin mirror.


Monday, June 25, 2012

'Women of Hope

Morley is a composer, songwriter, singer and activist. Recently she sangWomen of Hope at TedxWomen. It is a song inspired by Aung San Suu Kyi‘, and is a wonderful reminder to us all that those who never lose hope can indeed change the world around them.
The clip featured on TED includes images of a number of women who have made a difference in the world.
Morley ‘s words about the song……
This is a song that I wrote after watching a CNN program on Women and war. There are three vignettes; the first is in Rwanda, the second in Mexico, Somalia and Tibet and the third is in Burma. I quote Aung San Suu Kyi…when her people asked her for a message, saying how helpless they feel under military rule, she responded by saying, “If you’re feeling helpless, help someone“. This moved me because it is so brilliant of her to empower her people like that, I found so much inspiration and truth in her words that it got me thinking of all the countless women of hope.
Spend five minutes of your day listening – you’ll be glad you did. :)

 (Here is the  lyrics below the clip, in case you’d like to read them.)
They stood together under a tree in tall grass on TV telling the world their story
We will be left to wander and fade away, soldiers came and took our husbands at the break of day
We will live on then fade away, soldiers came and killed our children at the break of day
I believe the almighty knows each and every one by your name
Women of hope, women of change, women of love, joy, no shame
You’ve got something this little life can never take away
Oh lord won’t you give them a shining armor of light, Oh lord won’t you give them a shining armor of light
Daybreak brings the sign of new life, with the power to stand
Crossing the border she said you will grow free on this land
I can feel your power in these words she said:
If you’re feeling helpless, help someone If you’re feeling helpless, help someone
Nobody knows how far they will go to keep on giving and forgiving
Under house arrest, for her peaceful protest! When her people ask her, for a message she said:
If you’re feeling helpless, help someone
people of love, joy, no shame
I believe the almighty knows each and every one by your name

Women of hope, women of change, women of war and pain,
Running through the darkness of night with her child by her side
Women of hope, women of change, women of war and pain
Nobody really knows how far they will go to keep on living
Aung San Suu Kyi living under house arrest for her peaceful protest
If you’re feeling helpless, help someone
People of hope, people of change

Sunday, June 24, 2012

One Morning in my verandah..

Alone with myselfThe trees bend to caress meThe shade hugs my heart.~Candy Polgar

My Jatropa  and Fangipani  in sky background

 Trees are poems that earth writes upon the sky,
We fell them down and turn them into paper,
That we may record our emptiness.
~Kahlil Gibran

Tree   in front of our gate

Making Umbrella in our Balcony 

Trees are your best antiques.  ~Alexander Smith 

Behind the gate

 The groves were God's first temples.  ~William Cullen Bryant, "A Forest Hymn"

Isn't it beautiful!

 God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand tempests and floods.  But he cannot save them from fools.  ~John Muir

My inspirational Crochet  blog today!

Life is..Dr.KM

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"Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving."
--------- Albert Einstein


Is There Anything More Beautiful Than This?

Is There Anything More Beautiful Than This?

Saturday, June 23, 2012

merete :: en reise med små {s}ting i bagasjen: enda mer kaker :: more cookies

I crocheted these flowers years back... I used a steel hook and embriadry floss(3 strands)

My crochet flowers
crochet flowers with leaves

I am planning to crochet them now using the baroque thread  

"Every flower is a soul blossoming in Nature" - Gerard_de_Nerval


Frugal ways for home deco

I save bottles and tins  for vases from  whisky and the stuff (eatables, paint, varnish cans)  I am addicted to, they make great gifts if you’re taking someone flowers, and an easy way to have a deco, with colour ful vase at home, with the flowers you had in your yard  a stuff(fabric ,upcycled burlop yarn)your choice wrapped around it.

Just to be a little bit different how about using an Thermos flask with an a plant(in plastic bottle) in it like the below example.
This was my Thermos in-olden times i cut the upper part of plastic bottle planted a plant in it unscrewed the flask placed the plant bottle in it and screwed the Thermos flask back.What a beautiful deco? isn't it 

this is plarn braidedwrapped empty paint tin 

Jatropa flower in the whisky/beer bottle

Niche with plants

flower bottle placed on oval shaped braided mat

Beautiful jetropa flowers

I wrapped up-cycled burlap twine on these empty tins and filled them with soil to plant indoor  plants

I cut a big branch with flowers and placed it in the water-filled beer bottle......

Done and done. Simple, colorful table decor complete that won't lose it's pedals after about a week

 Lovely use of both glass bottle and empty Thermos flask and empty tins and plastic container to get a really cottage vintage theme going on.

Such a versatile material and great to put those old bottles, flasks and tins to good use!
What do you think of these ideas? Do you have your own pictures to share? I would love to hear from you….Do  write in comment box.

Reused fabric piece

I have had this beautiful fabric piece forever. It had served as a cover for an antique tin box we have in our village house.I love how it look –the pattern is one of my favourite things in the world( the leaves resembles the Khejari tree leaves).but something always bugged me about how it got soil on it due to its lighter base ( ours is arid area and dust is always there in the atmosphere) and there were lots other boxes stacked on the antique bigger one with this cover.that’s why frequent wash is always must and it makes it lighter weary very soon.

With time its  portions that hang around the box look very weary and in  need to change the cover.
And one day I thought- why have I not just cutout the upper portion which was protected under the stack of several little boxes and was in good condition? I have no idea why this never occurred to me before…O God!

 So I selvedged the inner part of the box cover and I made my computer table cover out of it.........
I’m really happy with how it turned out. I didn’t  able to harvest  real table cover out of it…just the piece that covers the upper part of the table…no skirt part!!
And I figured out how big I wanted to cover the table top of my computer table, then cut the piece into rectangle.i found some muslin piece to make its linning, and sewed it facing right sides of both the fabrics a little opening is must to make inside out ….then I tucked the open area. By putting muslin cloth underneath it will not skid on the table, also muslin makes the fabric smooth to look at.

Yes it turned out perfect for my computer table........
a much better look for my computer......

Friday, June 22, 2012

Gods and GoddessesMa luksmi --Ma Lakshmi

Ma Lakshmi 

The Hindu goddess of beauty, wealth, and prosperity who is the consort of Vishnu, the preserver of the universe. She is often represented as a beautiful young women with four arms sitting or standing on a lotus bud. Her four arms symbolize the four goals of human life: artha (worldly wealth and success), kama (pleasure and desire), dharma (righteousness), and moksha (knowledge and liberation from the cycle of birth and death). She is usually shown clasping a lotus flower, a symbol of purity and fertility, in her two back hands, while gold coins, signs of wealth, tumble from one or both of her front hands. Lakshmi’s association with prosperity is also emphasized by her dress, an elaborate sari often red with gold embroidery, and the fine jewelry that adorns her. Since Hindus believe Lakshmi can bestow good fortune and well-being on the family, she is a common household deity and the focus of worship during the festival of Diwali.
Have a lovely Day! 

Can trees thrive in the room?

by: Joyce Kilmer (1886-1918)
 THINK that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.

A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the earth's sweet flowing breast;

A tree that looks at God all day,
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;

A tree that may in Summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair;

Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.

Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.

My mom wrapped some leftover yarn on a twig  which was laying in our front bvarandah
Still WIP

In the corner of our living room

It stands on the aquarium without the fish a doll is sitting on the roof of aquarium 

A bead hanging and a glimpse of my sitar on the right 

Here is a link for wrapping yarn around the twigs   scrap-yarn-wrapped branch decoration!
I think this is the complete post for easy deco in your living room,eco friendly frugal and beautiful to look at.
Go for a try...

Please Do answer for my question

Summer vacations are on move...and i have this vase full of beads 
 I love beads since I was a kid....

Can any body tell me what to do with these beads??
Please answer me ........
on comment box....Right!

I love to be responded........

I know Turmaric  has several medicinal values but i tasted the haldi/milk  recently and it tasted good ...really i love it ...My mom always used to drink haldi vala dudh but i didn't notice means i never tried it to drink is with Dr KM that i dare to taste.........After all she is a Doctor and an experienced person there is something meaningful in all her deeds..........thats why i decided to make it my regular habit to drink milk with haldi........
Bone apetite!!!!!