Monday, 18 November 2013

Crochet Flowers

My mother, grandmothers, and aunts are talented ladies. Just by seeing a design, they can weave, knit, crochet, or embroidery. I have seen absolutely stunning designs that they have made. When my aunt showed me a crochet piece that belonged to my great grandmother, I was astonished. The work is neat and beautiful. Makes me imagine that my great grandmother was not only creative but also a lovely lady.
Most of the younger generation hasn't been involved in these crafts. That's only because of lack of time. In an attempt to learn from the talented ladies, I bought crochet hook and wool. My aunt and mom taught me a design or two along with the basic crochet stitches. I'm still learning and experimenting. It's totally fun especially to spend time with them. :-)
Presenting my humble attempt to crochet flowers...
* Updated on 21-11-2013. Linked this article to Thursday Challenge - "ATTRACTIVE" (Cloths, Hair Styles, Flowers,...)


Friday, 1 November 2013

Terracotta Lanterns - Gifts to Family and Friends

The last set of hand-painted items to come out my workshop/workbench is the gifts for family and friends. The gifts are the beautifully painted mini-lanterns, which are made of terracotta. The painting of these items for Diwali has been a labour-intensive task but a fulfilling one.
I will be packing these gifts and delivering to them soon. I hope they like their little gifts. Also thanks to everyone who wrote to me appreciating the artwork, and for also considering the work as an inspiration.

 Wishing all of you a lovely festival!

Because these designs were inspired by the plants on our terrace garden, I am sharing this post on Fertilizer Friday!