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DIY Mini-Satchel

This one has been in the making for quite some time now. I started it, but then wanted it to be different from the previous one I made, and not just in design.

So I decided to jazz it up a bit. Also the handle is slightly different (metal wire for the beads). And the structure is also a bit longer than the last one. I think one can also use this as a crafts bag… threads and fabric in the back, needles in the front. πŸ™‚

Cross-stitch Satchel
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Bugs Bunny Pencil-Case

I was just surfing the web for new craft projects, when I found this really cute pencil-case project. It was not only doable, it was a very quick project. And since my nephew has just joined school (albeit playschool) this makes a perfect gist for him!! πŸ˜€

So here goes The Bug’s Bunny Pencil Case:

Bugs Bunny Pencil Case
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Daily Use Mobile Pouches

After my last attempt to make a pouch in wool, I wondered if I could make the same with thread.. this time with knitting cotton. I did buy some knitting cotton, but more for the reason to try and make some tops to wear with jeans (for myself) or to try n make some doilies … again inspiration from the crochet work sis-in-law makes. πŸ™‚

So this is the result from my attempts.

Red Beauties! πŸ˜€

Pouch 1 was done in a single color… I took a guess with the size. It came out a lil squat, but actually fit a Blackberry like a glove. The design is something I came up with myself. Am not sure if it already exists, but I definitely didn’t see it anywhere! πŸ˜€

BlackBerry Pouch

Pouch 2 was my first ever attempt to use 2 colors while knitting. Nice job, even if i say so myself! πŸ˜‰ The design is called Bird’s Eye.

Bird's Eye Pouch
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My First Coasters

Am in process of taking baby steps in making something. This was a bit intimidating to me initially, because in the website I first saw this (, it was just so beautiful! I wasn’t sure I would be able to understand the instructions and do it as well.

Well, I did get the instructions wrong the first time (looking back, I can’t understand why!). But I prevailed. And this is the result:

I mixed 2 yarns to make the stitches tighter. But when I changed the yarn (mauve replaced blue), the size seemed to have shrunk. The yarns are not different… so am not sure exactly why this happened.

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Beaded Bag Handle – DIY

I’d made a cross-stitch mini-satchel for my sis-in-law. I had originally put in a handle using seed beads and ribbon. But that didn’t last too long :(. So the bag came back, and I need to think up something new and fresh for this bag.

Recently, while (finally) organizing my junk jewellery, I came by some old bead chains… the kind that look hip-n-happening if you’re wearing it in your early 20s.. which I’m not. So I decided to put it to work as the new handle.

The main problem with this is that the thread used in these chains are usually poor quality, and also there isn’t much leeway to attach it as a handle. So I re-threaded it.

The Effort

What you need:

  • Long embroidery needle
  • Thread – I used cotton crochet thread
  • scissors
  • Bead chain of your choice
  • Patience

The entire process took not more than 30 mins. You can also glue one end of the crochet thread to the end of the chain. Then you can simple pull the other end of the chain, and the whole chain will get htreaded automatically. This will work only with thick beads through. I had a lot of small beads filling between, and so couldn’t do this.

And here is the new look bag! πŸ™‚

The Bag



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Crochet Handbag – Jute Thread

Found this thread on one of my in-frequent trips to Pune. Since my is-in-law is the one who crochets, gaveΒ  them to her to make what she wants to. πŸ™‚

She made them into handbags using different styles.

This is Bag 1. The rest will follow soon. Hopefully, I’ll be able to complete the finishing on them soon enough! πŸ™‚

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Woollen Sweater

This is my first attempt to make a sweater in about 18 yrs. The shaping wasn’t great, and that’s why its featured folded. But the design was great. And it sure feels comfortable!

Wool Sweater
One more!

Wool: 4/8 NM Winter King wool (Oswal) – 100% wool

Gauge: 10sts per 1″ on Size 12/ 2.27mm needles

Needles: Size 12/2.75mm and 10/3.25mm needles, DPN Size 12

Design: Enlarged Basket Stitch (Multiple of 18sts + 10)