Monday, December 6, 2010

Another Cinderella story and a giveaway!

Thank you for all your lovely comments on my first ever adult sweater. Its still growing at a snail's pace. This post is very special to me.. This is my 50th post on this blog. I started this blog in the December of 2008.. 2 years and 50 posts later, this blog has evolved along with my crafty life. It started as a knitting blog and became a knitting/crochet blog. With the entry of a sewing machine in my life, this became a multi-craft blog.. And, its only a lovely coincidence that I am adding a new craft in my crafty life.. EMBROIDERY! Its been almost 10 years since I dabbled in any hand embroidery. I remember doing it in my schooldays as a part of the craft period. But, I got this urge to try hand embroidery last week and that is what I did.. I traced a picture from my son's Disney coloring book and embroidered a Cinderella using only back stitches on a cotton fabric scrap. Here she is:

I wasn't sure if it was a good idea to embroider a character to break a decade-long sabbatical from the craft.Its easier to embroider leaves, flowers and motifs as they don't need to emote. I was worried that Cinderella will look sad or scared but, I think her face came out pretty neat.. Here is a close-up of the beauty..

I am pretty happy with the results and now I have so many plans to adorn my entire home in my hand-embroidered items.. starting with pillow covers.. I am waiting to go shopping for good embroidery hoops. Weekends have been hectic with family visiting us often. So, finding time for hobby-shopping is becoming a luxury.. I am participating in a secret Santa swap in Ravelry..and, I finished the item I made for my swap-buddy. Since it has to be a secret, I can't divulge more info than I already have.. ;-)

Okay.. you must be thinking what exactly is the giveaway.. and why I am still not talking about it?! so, without much ado, I will give you guys the details.. This giveaway is to commemorate the 2nd anniversary of this blog and the 50th post and not to forget the holiday festivities.. I would like to give away 5 PDF copies of  my scarf pattern Lost in Transit . All you need is an email id for me to mail you the pattern and a way for me to contact you on the internet.. your email ID or Ravelry user-name. So, leave a comment on this post and my son will pick 5 random winners on the 20th of December and the lucky ones will be notified.Here is a picture of the finished scarf from my pattern in case you havent seen it..

Hope you guys are having a wonderful holiday season this year.. Seasons' greetings to all my lovely readers..



  1. wow...lovely stitching...looking forward to see more stitchery...

  2. That's a lovely design, clear and geometric - just the way I like it.
    Congrats on your blogiversary and another crafty love!
    ilina (on ravelry)

  3. Congratulations on your blogiversary.
    Cinderella's lovely. What you going for use it for?

  4. Wonderful design! Thank you for sharing!

  5. I love the pattern. It's very neat and Cinderella looks super cute. Congrats on your first foray into embroidery after a decade! I'd love to be considered for your pattern. My Ravelry user name is knittycroc.

  6. congratulations on your 2nd year and 50th post!

  7. Happy Blogiversary Josie The embroidery is soooo neat!
    commented b4 don't know where the comment went :)

  8. Great looking Scarf! Looks like it would be a very satisfying knit!

  9. Awesome! I love the scarf! My rav id is aNewKnitter

  10. Hi! Congrats on your blogavirsary - lol. Awesome embroidery especially after such a long absence. I'd love to be entered to win a copy of that scarf! My RAV id is lynn893. Thanks!

  11. The embroidery looks great! But there seems to be a case of mistaken identity, that's Snow White, my favorite Disney Princess. It's a very good likeness of her and I love how her skirt looks so full of movement.
    Congratulations on your Blogiversary!
    Thank you for hold a giveaway for such a neat pattern,
    KJo on Ravelry

  12. Love your Snow White (at least I think she looks like Snow White!).

    I'd love to win your scarf pattern! Thank you for the contest!

  13. Love this scarf pattern---my Ravelry ID is Holyhormones!


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