Wednesday, 31 August 2016

One more down and an up-cycled project :)

Thank you for your comments on my last post . My cushion marathon continues and I completed one more adding stars to my crochet collection :)

Crochet Polish star cushion

This is known as Polish star pattern and I first saw it here on the blog of my blogger friend Lisa from 'My world of crochet'. I found it complicated then but after trying , I got a hang of it .Thank you Lisa for sharing this pattern and helping me clear my doubts . I have used edc(extended double crochet) stitch and ch-12 loops in my cushion .

I made it with yarns : Patons Cotton DK (purple), Tivoli Cruise cotton DK (cream) and 4 mm hook . I had completed crocheting last month and only the last row was left but I found a mistake in a row so I had to unweave those loops which I did last week . I sewed it on to a fabric base cushion, haven't taken any pic of the back , it is same as previous ones . I also referred to a post by another blogger here  which again points to Lisa's post but there are some detailed English instructions about how she did .

Anshita made this sketch in school in her drawing & painting activity . They are given a topic and based on that they have to creatively represent a message within the art . She got the topic as 'furnace' and here she represented it with a brain processing thoughts into words that can hurt someone . Her painting sir was very impressed with her creativity :)


I have this Godrej Almirah , a large  size iron cupboard commonly known by that name in an Indian household . It has lot of storage space and is still very sturdy even after 15 years . Also, since it was gifted on one of the festivals by my parents so I did not feel like selling it . But this was the only color mismatch in my craft room and it wasn't possible to paint its smooth surface .


So with Raj's help , I covered it with self adhesive printed wall/shelf paper . I love seeing the new look whenever I enter the room :) There weren't enough choices at the stationery store from where we got the paper and this was the nearest match to my colorful craft room . For those who haven't seen my craft room post earlier, they can see it here .

Also , I would like to thank some of my blogger friends who showed interest in taking part in the challenge I mentioned in the last post . I have emailed to those with queries . There are no such rules like CAL or SAL to link back to me . You are on your own , just mention about your project and stick to that one mostly . It would be great if you show a weekly progress mentioning your success/failures and sharing tips on the same . I will start in October and I have chosen Temari balls from Japan . I had purchased a book long back but never had time and patience to try . I will wind up my near completion projects in September .

Happy crafting !!
Preeti :)


35 comments:

  1. You're Polish star cushion looks amazing! Well done.

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  2. It turned out great. Pretty color combi.

    Hugs
    Lisa

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  3. Another Star in your crochet treasure Preeti. The cushion is beautiful.
    Wow, Anshita's interpretation of the art topic is wonderful.
    Good work with the upcycling .

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  4. Nice cushion and sweet makeover on your furniture

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  5. The Polish star cushion looks fabulous! Anshita is quite an artist. You've done a nice join with the almirah.

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  6. Preeti pillow is wonderful! Anschita has a huge imagination, the image I really like. The idea was brilliant with the case. It looks like new, cheerful!

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  7. Beautiful pillow, congratulations!

    Ashita is very talented!

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  8. I love that Polish star cushion, beautifully done! And great way to make your cabinet part of the room too. I think I'd like to tackle crochet again. It might be October or November, still not sure and it will have to be something simple. :)

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  9. your cushion looks very beautiful. I tried to understand the pattern so many times before but not able to understand. After looking yours I thought of giving it a try. I don't from where to start from that chart given in that site. If u have any tips please give. Anshita is really creative.,Very well done. Your almirah make over is perfect.

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  10. Love your cushion !!!! The pattern and the colors are gorgeous !!!!!
    Great relooking too !
    Hug
    Anna

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  11. Congrats on another wonderful finish. Anshita's work is really impressive, what a talent. Love how you've redone the cupboard😊

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  12. That's a beautiful cushion and you chose lovely complementing colours to crochet with. Your furniture makeover looks fun too.
    How old is Anshita? She made a very meaningful interpretation of the brief.

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  13. Wow, Preeti Anshitha drawing is really good. I love your new Almirah. I too have the same one, but we have made a special place among our wardrobe and not quite visible at first glance.

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  14. The pillow is really pretty Preeti. I love the pattern. Your cabinet looks great.

    Linda

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  15. So great, your new cushion. You seem to be on a roll :)
    I love what you were doing with the cabinet, it looks gorgeous how you changed it.

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  16. Wow your cushion is so striking it's beautiful Preeti, I love what you have done with your cupboard it's very pretty and just perfect for your craft room. :) xx

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    1. I forgot to add, your daugher has a lot of talent she is obviously very creative just like her mama. :) x

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  17. Vankúšik je nádherný, to je háčkovaný?
    Pekný deň,
    A.

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  18. Your Polish star cushion is gorgeous! Love the stitch and the colour choice is very pretty. Thanks for the link....off to check it out! :)

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  19. Your Polish Star pillow pattern is amazing! I admire your skill! Anshita is a thoughtful, gifted artist! I took a beginner's watercolor class on Saturday. Instead of sketching images we used graphite paper to copy a pattern and then used watercolors to fill in the pattern and learn about shading. I really enjoyed the class :) Your cleverly decorated furniture piece looks happily at home in your craft room, Preeti. xx

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  20. Your Polish Star pillow is just beautiful!! I am so impressed with Anshita's creativity. I taught for 30 years so I do have some credibility.

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  21. Ooo I saw this WIP on ravelry and loved the stitch! Glad to see it in its final form. :D

    I googled the almirah! Is is similar to our wardrobes, I think. Although the wardrobe is usually wooden instead of metal. Love the way you prettied yours up! It looks much happier now.

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  22. The cushion is gorgeous! Your daughter has inherited your creativity, her artwork is very impressive

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  23. What a pretty new cushion, Preeti! I love the colors in your Polish Star. And the way you've changed the look of the cupboard is amazing--it looks wonderful.

    So impressed by Anshita's drawing--wow!!

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  24. Preeti: Your cushion is beautiful, perfect color combination, love the design in the stitching.
    The cupboard is amazing, how creative to use the type of paper you used and to have your Husband help is wonderful.
    Anshita's drawing is also amazing, so much imagination and creativity.

    Blessings
    Catherine

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  25. thats a lovely cushion Preeti..and i love the steel cupboard makeover..

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  26. That drawing is stunning, she has a great eye for art and ideas too.
    Love the cushion and the repapered cupboard.

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  27. I like your cupboard makeover, what a good idea and how different it now looks. Gorgeous cushion, looks rather complicated.

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  28. beautiful cushion.Lovely color combo as well.Your daughter's sketch is absolutely stunning.

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  29. Love the cushion stitches. Awesome makeover to the almirah

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  30. Your cushion is so pretty....and your ironing cupboard is so pretty! Well done!
    xxx

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  31. The cushion is pretty.Your daughter is as gifted as you are.The almirah?I have 2 at my house.They're strong and durable but when you look at other modern furnitures, they are complete eyesores.Your idea in renovating yours gives me an inspiration.May copy it soon.Cheers!sorry for not following your blog for a long time.

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  32. Wow, what an interesting pattern! Super colors, too, the cushion is a real beauty :-). Happy Sunday!

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