Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Baby Blanket Bags

What do you all do with those receiving blankets that your kid or nephew or niece used it and you don't have anyone to pass it or? Throw them or donate them? Don't! Here is a wonderful idea which you can reuse them.

I had some receiving blankets of my son and then daughter which was in a very well condition and I didn't wanted to give it to any one nor throw them awaysenti girl!).  I had been thinking to give it a use and re-purpose. Finally I found the right use for it. Simple storage bags. I was in hunt for some bags to store my silver wares( here I mean silver bowls, lamps and cups) which gets black when expose to moisture. I used to rap it up in a cotton pieces cut from an old saree but it takes quite a time to wrap it and store and I wasn't satisfied the way it used to look. So I tried to pur them in this small bags made for them and easy to store nd carry and looks so cute.

You won't believe it how less time it took for me to stitch these simple bags. I was done making 5 bags in 15 mins. Isn't that amazing, they r very durable as the receiving cloths are made for babies so the material is soft and thick at the same time. 

You can make as many bags as you want with one blanket, it mainly depends on the size of bag. I made 2 bags in one blanket and 3 in another. I put some simple string pull tape, but you can use elastic or Velcro or buttons or even a zip( some ideas for you to try). It's left to how much you wanna work on it. I kept it very simple and easy for me to put things in and remove. I sure will be trying some other way in my other blankets.


First cut the blanket to your desired size and shape, then fold the top portion on the wrong side of the fabric of one side piece and stitch in order to put the string later, repeat the same for the other side. ( we're still working on the wrong side of the fabric.Now join the sides.( I did double stich to keep it safe and strong). Note it not to join the folder string part of the fabric. Otherwise you will not be able to put the string through to pull. Now reverse the fabric the right side and add the string with a safety pin and Walah! The bag is ready.

So I hope you will give it a try and give me a feel back of how your project turned out and what was your idea and shape of the bag.happy stitching.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Crochet Boys Sweater

Here is one of my other crochet works I did for my son. It's a Baby blue colored which looks very sober and cool on any dark colored shirt.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Newspaper Gift Bag

Good morning all ! Here is an other repurposing project. It's one of simpler and repurposing your old news paper. I love the idea of using the old Newspaper instead of a new paper, as we are recycling and repurposing the paper. It's a very simple project  and doesn't take much time and can be done in desirable size. Here I have made a small 5' size bag. I found this  in a blog and loved it .

Pick a thick paper or 2 sheets of paper so it's sturdy enough to carry the gift inside. Even magazine sheets works well too, or you can mix and match with one sheet Newspaper and one of magazine paper.

Cut out a rectangle that's 15.5" wide and 8.25" tall. If your paper has a fold already then align it with one of the folds  we need to do unless you dont mind to have a fold somewhere else on the bag. Cut the paper and align the one which needs to be outside the bag.

Fold a flap which is 1.25" down from the top.Fold a 2"  Flap from the top so the bag is 4.5" wide and 3" wide on the sides and 0.5" in the end so you get to close the bag and attach it.

Cut 2 pieces of cardboard which is 4.25"x1" and stick them on top of widest side so the bag so it stays stiff. Now stick the 0.5" to the otherside and get the shape of the bag. Now fold the ends down and stick it with a glue stick . Now u have a shape of the bag , cut a 4x2.5" cardboard and stick it to the bottom so it stands where u keep it. Punch some holes on the top and insert the lace/ thread as a handle. Wallah the bag is ready. Wasn't that easy!

After doing this project I realized I didn't take step-by-step photos to help u all more. So from my next project u will see step wise photos . So have fun and get making this now.

Monday, December 31, 2012

DIY Cinnamon Candle

Did you ever wanted to fix a quick gift to someone which u missed out or came to know few minutes before the party? Then this is an easy and quick gift for anyone. You will only need few items to get it started and takes less then 15 mins to get it wrapped. This is one of the gifts I did for my son's Christmas gift to his art teacher.

Things you need:
 A candle
10-15 cinnamon sticks
Hot glue gun
Color tape

Get started:

First cut the cinnamon sticks to the size of the candle with a flower stem scissors. Then glue each cinnamon stick to the candle with curl facing front. Just continue till the candle is completely covered. Tie a colored tape around and Wahlah! The cinnamon candle is ready.

You can do variations with colored candles and even scented candles. Anyone who loves candles would definitely love it. It's a wonderful gift for a neighbor or a friend.

Monday, December 17, 2012

DIY : Magazine Holder

I was in search  of some good magazine holders as I have lot of magazine subscription and I don't want to throw any of them away. Especially the magazines like " Parenting" or " Family Fun", which doesn't get old and has lot of fun crafts or tips to share, but was surprised to see the prices for it and thought how about I do something at home. Then came this idea of repurposing the cereal boxes. It was simple and a fun afternoon project.

The things u need is 
cereal box
Gift wrapping paper or scrapbook paper
Ruler or measuring tape

First cut the top opening of the box and keep all the sides open. Now on the width side of the box mark a diagonal line leaving 5 inches from the bottom on both the sides of the box. Cut through the line and even out all the edges. Now glue the gift paper on the box and let it dry for couple of hours. Tag them Wahlah! the magazine holder is ready to use.

Note: I have given the box a little shape on the top but diagonal works well as its east to glue the paper and it looks well aswell. 

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Hi all....I am back!

Hey all my Blog friends, it's been a while I blogged. I have been doing quite a few projects but haven't got a chance to post them as my 1 yr old princess had kept my hands all tied up. Now I hope will be able to blog more. I very happy to be back blogging and hope to make some more new friends here and know more about you and your hobbies and visit you all often.

I am planning to post one project a week so hopefully it will keep us in loop. Will post every Week and try n keep that going until unless something isn't working. Happy Blogging!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Spring scarf (Free Pattern)

This is one if the easiest and simple scarf i have made. Its so easy and quick that its a perfect one for a beginner. Its one of the nice accessories and goes well with T-shirts aswell.This can be done with any leftover yarn too.
Hook Size I
Ch 143.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across – 142 sc at the end of this row.
Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as dc here and throughout), turn, 2 dc in first sc, *dc in next sc, 2 dc in next sc; rep from * across to last sc, dc in last sc – 214 dc at the end of this row.
Row 3: Ch 2, turn, 2 dc in first dc, *dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc; rep from * across to last dc, dc in last dc – 322 dc at the end of this row.
Row 4: Ch 2, 2 dc in first dc, *dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc; rep from * across – 431 dc at end of this row. Fasten off.