Completed another cushion just a day before Ravellenics games closed on Ravelry .
Bobble-Shell stitch cushion
Its done with 4 mm hook and Lincraft cotton yarn which I bought from Australia . Free pattern here . Usually it takes ages for me to weave in the threads and sew a fabric cushion to attach it onto but I pushed hard to complete it as part of my Ravellenics games .
The back side
Also did the same for the cushion in my last post - weaved in and attached onto a fabric cushion .
The back side
My capsicum and cherry tomato plants have started flowering. Hopefully, I will get small harvest next month if they survive .
The pigeons destroyed one of my capsicum plants :(
Cherry tomato dwarf
Cherry tomato and spinach
There are no flowers in my balcony garden as of now , got few plants from nursery this weekend , will share once I transplant them .
I have a plan for a challenge which I think I might do in October or November to learn a new type of craft or needlework . I want to do Hardanger, Temari and few other embroidery types , macrame , quilling, clay craft etc. The idea is to create a project, small or medium, while learning . It can't be done without coming out of comfort zone of crochet and cross stitch . I will dedicate one month to the learning and , if at all needed , turning to crochet and cross stitch for few hours only on weekends .
I would be happy if I get a company who would want to come out of comfort zone and take the challenge . You have to choose a project in which you need to learn a technique from the scratch . If you know crochet and need to learn complicated stitches then that doesn't qualify . But if you are still fumbling with basic crochet stitches , then it does .
A rough plan for one month is :
1st Week - Choose a project, search tutorials, gather materials, try your hands at the basic technique
2nd Week - Gather materials, Start the project
3rd Week - In progress
4th Week - Finish
Finishing is not a compulsion and depends on the size of the project but giving most time , sticking with the new craft is important . If frustrated , you can find solace with your old stitching/crochet project for few hours on weekends as mentioned earlier .
Hope you are busy crafting lot of things .
Have a crafty week ahead!