quick robot applique

April 14, 2012

Such a no-brainer

Finished the fabric part and left it on the sewing table. Uvi had a lot of fun playing around with my buttons stash on the appliques. Made me think of making interactive appliques…another project for another day!


Embroidered top-dress

March 29, 2012

Some embroidery after a loooong break.

I had done the same design in 1988 (that’s how old I am) in my eight grade. Itching to compare the workmanship…mom’s promised to fish it out for me.

And just teeny weeny one here

To make this for my 2 year old niece whom I am still to meet.

The dress pattern is 9772 from Burda.

last minute gifts

March 10, 2012

Last month I met my uncle and his family in Goa along with my brother and another cousin. A next generation family get together of sorts.

While I had bought jewellery, home decore and books for the cousins, Uncle and Aunt are not very keen on receiving gifts. I am sure that they would be happy with something hand made and so …

A market Tote

Lined and with a change/phone pocket

A personalised apron for a good cook, i.e uncle


The embroidery motif planned by a friend. Running edge stitch and stem/outline stitch chef’s cap, chain stitched words.

smocked winter frock

September 25, 2010

Had some stripes so- do some smocking.

This is what I did.

Added details with collar embro and lace to make

a full-sleeved winter frock.

Some collar details- embroed bullion flower and french knots with lace on the edge

Used Burda pattern for a frock  9564 (with a box pleat in the front) to create the pattern for this frock.

Must say- enjoyed making it.

smocking update

March 8, 2010

Finished the smocking. Now time to plan the top/dress. I can visualise a strappy something.

Definitely, my camera is not for this kind of photography.

current WIP

February 23, 2010

Some heavy weight knit soaked for a Sweat-shirt for Uvi-Tuvi

A busy/quiet book in progress for Uvi-tuvi

And some smocking in progress for Scooby

There should be at least half a dozen sewing projects but nothing seems to be moving all thanks to the Quiet book!

doodle to T-shirt

September 17, 2009

With the onset of Autumn we went long-sleeves t-shirt shopping one weekend and ended up buying a whole lot of plain ones.  Love to work on them.

And Scooby had doodled all afternoons most of her summer vacations.

Some of her drawings-

A sunflower and a bird


and on a white t-shirt


Next picture that I used is my favourite- a self portrait of Scooby complete with a crown, a wand and a heart

and the t-shirt.


Just traced out the drawing as is and copied it on the t-shirt and embroidered it with a stem stitch or a chain stitch or a french knot!

One way of preserving Scooby’s art for little longer!