Torana, a bunting made with mango leaves and marigold flowers is considered auspicious in Hindu community and is usually hung at the front door/pooja rooms during festivals. My sister asked me to make one for her for the next Ganesha Chaturthi festival. So I decided to experiment as I couldn't find a pattern online.
Update: The pattern is now available for free HERE.
Hang it on your front door and step back and admire!!!!
This was my Diwali project.
If you like this torana, please do leave me a comment, I would be very happy to hear from you. :-)
It's almost Friday guys, hang in there!! ;-) Till I post again! Ranjitha
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How's the weather at your place ? It has been snowing continuously the past week. I like to watch the falling snow, from my living room window. (It was snowing when I started to write this post but was not able to post it. :-P It is not snowing now, but something worse(freezing rain) )
Having started work I miss those days when I used to crochet all day and munch on some snack and watch Jane Austen movies. But the feeling was not the same then. (the grass is always greener on the other side ehhh ??? ;-) )
I haven't dared to start any big (fairly big also) project as I knew I wouldn't be able to complete it soon.
I had crocheted this doily a while back and I didn't know what to use it for.
That's when I came across this post by Matt from accordingtomatt. And hence my crochet doily clock was born. :-)
I had to visit the Michaels store to get the clock mechanism. You can also get it here at Amazon.
(Warning: This post is heavily laden with photos, so you might want to join me with that cuppa coffee!!!)
I have got this yarn addiction, and I would not like to be cured of it.
Came across this while browsing. This is definitely meeee !!! Hahaha. :-D
I remember, before I relocated to Toronto, I'd shopped these beautiful colourful balls of size 20 crochet from a local yarn store. I'd almost bought everything the shop had.
When it comes to wool or acrylic yarn Vardhman brand in India is my favourite. We get them in various colours. I was storing up yarn as if I were moving to the North pole ;-) Hunger for yarn is insatiable, guess every crocheter/knitter agrees.
I finally used three colours from my stash and made this colourful rose doily. The flowers weren't looking as attractive initially as they looked after I assembled all the pieces together.
I'd made a mistake while making the centre white part and still had a space left after attaching all the 10 flowers :-( To…
I know I'm a tad bit late, but here's wishing you all a Happy Canadian Thanksgiving!!! It's the last day of the Thanksgiving long weekend and it's starting to get chilly, here I am snuggled up in my blanket writing this post. As we are approaching the rainy days, I'm looking for ways to brighten my mood by working on some colourful projects.
Of late I have been working on multiple projects simultaneously, giving myself very less time to complete and blog about them. But I sometimes find it easier to switch between projects than get bored and abandon it completely.
This weekend, I have been going crazy crocheting pumpkins as part of my crocheted fall decor. They are small and so quick to whip up that you can make many in a day. I made 6 of them and I'm planning to make more. I think I'll take them to my workplace for some Halloween decorations.
Unlike my other 'show and tell' posts, this one comes with a free pattern for the pumpkins :-)
So go ahe…
I started crocheting many months back and my friends say I have picked it up very fast :-) I crave for Friday evenings so that I can find some extra time to work on my unfinished projects.
I love roaming around the streets of Raja Market(Avenue road) in Bangalore looking for yarn and other crochet accessories :-) Commercial street is my next favourite yarn hunting destination. The last time I visited commercial street with my mum, I found a shop called "Surya emporium". Both of us got some yarn. Btw amma's currently working on a carry bag. Here are some pics of it. Cool na ?
I frequently visit Belgaum as my in-laws live there and my crochet craze continued ;-) I happened to find yarn shops very close to our house. Belgaum being a smaller town than Bangalore, all shops are just 5 mins away from home. How I wish it was the same in Bangalore...
Everything's close by in Belgaum... Schools, colleges, eateries, multiplexes, railway stations, airport and what not!! I envy…