Saturday, May 29, 2010

Cross Stitch Freebies

I stumbled upon a blog that is a treasure trove of free cross stitch patterns:Freebie Gallery
I couldn't find my kind of peacock there though, but some really really kind people have volunteered to put links to awesome patterns and pieces that they have created. Well worth the visit!!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Today is my lucky day!!

Wow, I just mentioned that I want tabs and guess what, I found a way to have the tabs I wanted in the blog!! yay!!
They still don't look refined, but well, you'll have to excuse me. I am a beginner as far as blogging is concerned, and yes, as I have mentioned earlier, a louse and a sucker for quick fix solutions!!
I am going to work on these for sure, plus I have a blog picture coming up, as soon as I understand gimp a little better. Actually I am thinking of getting Adobe photoshop afterall... For any problem I face with gimp, I end up with a solution for the same problem in photoshop. hmm... tempting...
Lets see... Will keep you posted.

Three Column Blogger

I have been fascinated by the three column blogs and small problem, Blogger doesn't provide three column blogs and the free ones are absolutely no good.
The solution: Well, googling and, fidgeting around.
And since morning I have been wrecking havoc on the blog and trying to get a three column outlay that I like and in the process, I nearly destroyed whatever little content I have on the blog, and the layout looked ridiculous.
At 23:45, I had a light bulb moment, and fed the right search keywords to google, and I  found the best site EVER!!!
I could change my humble two column blog into a three column blog, and could even adjust the column width to my satisfaction!!
All this without learning a line of XML or understanding the HTML involved. I am louse I know... But hey I finally got a three column blog made all by myself, well, almost!!
Next goal, to find how to get tabs on the header, something blogger calls pages, but they don't really serve my purpose....

Sunday, May 16, 2010


Here's what I made!!
I tried to make a biscornu as a scissors fob, unfortunately, it is light colored so I am not sure if I can use it as a sciccors fob.. lets see...

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Did you know?

Did you know that you can buy stuff from anthropologie from right here in India and still pay in INR??
I can't tell you how much I love their creations!! but they cost a bomb!! And my husband gets bombs for free, courtesy 'fauj' :(
I mean I am not ready to shell out Rs. 5000 for a tunic I like. Although, if you look at Indian designer creations, their prices seems pretty cheap. I have seen a comparable Ritu Beri creation costing Rs. 15000, so that's a saving of  10000 bucks!!
But hell, if you can make it yourself why shell out so much when, they don't even have my size... I know sewing won't be as good, but I have got all the time in the world to give it a try... hmmm.... lets see....
And sorry, I can't show you any image here.... that's bad manners or worse, copyright infringement, or so the blogger says.

A kurta I made for myself.

I  didn't want to post this project as it shows how much weight I have put on since the last time.... :( But then I thought I must have some inspiration to reduce all the fat I have accumulated for the winter of life... After all, this is one of the big reasons why I started blogging again...
Anyway, the kurta itself is pretty basic, so that pic comes later... The neck I embroidered as I wanted it to look a little different from the rest of it.
I have used herringbone stitch, satin stitch, chain stitch, split stitch, lazy daisy and a little weave I invented.
It looks prettier up close, promise... I have to master the art of taking pretty pictures...
I wanted a little splash of color on the kurta, what with lots of Kendriya Vidayalaya colors on it reminded me of school every time I looked at it...
So well, that's that.... I know I have gained A LOT of weight...
On second thought, I could've made the kurta a little slimmer, then I think wouldn't have looked like a sack of potatoes....probably...

Monday, May 10, 2010

Plastic Canvas

Okay, here something I have been meaning to do for a long long time.... Plastic Canvas!!!

I have't used any pattern here, just figured it out, but later found out that this is one of the most basic patterns in plastic canvas. Oh well!!

Cross Stitch

Okay, so here is another peacock.
I am out to have my peacock fix. I still have one more pattern to make. That I'll mostly make.
Also, I am looking for a pattern of a peacock with open feathers... can anyone help???

Friday, May 7, 2010

Cross Stitch

Look what I made, two days, around 3 hours. And this is only the first one in the series coming up!!
Watch this space.