Monday, 13 October 2014

Handmade gifts!!

I wanted to carry some handmade gifts with me for my sister while travelling to the US. She loves all my crocheted/knitted stuff.

She likes decorating her house and is very interested in changing home decor. she would be the first one to notice if the sofa needs new covers or the curtains need to be changed at out home in India. 

Even after she moved to the US, she would shop for stuff for my mum's place. I remember this incident a few years ago; when she was out shopping for curtains (in the US) for our home in India  and wasn't sure of the measurements. Apparently she'd found this curtain set which perfectly matched our home decor. While it was 2AM for me in India, she called me on my cell and begged me to measure all the doors and windows. Yes that's how stoked she is about home decor. :-)

So I felt handmade stuff would be an ideal gift for her. 

Last spring I'd crocheted these dahlia flowers. I made many more of them and took them for her.



Remember this crocheted doily clock??? She'd asked for it the moment she saw it. Well this has also found a new home in Colorado now. :-)



She'd instantly fallen in love with the cushion cover I'd made sometime back. So that was a surprise gift :-)



Few weeks before I traveled, I made THIS cute crocheted elephant face. I tweaked it a bit to make it look like Lord Ganesha (A Hindu deity). Ganesha has a broken tusk and has a tilak on his forehead.




Well, this Ganesha Chaturthi(A hindu festival celebrated in honour of Lord Ganesha) my crochet Ganesha was worshiped too :-)

Do you see my Ganesha at the back ??? :-)

Inspired by the bumble bee made by Anitha of A little love everyday , I made these. One of them is made with fine yarn and the other with chunky yarn. :-) The pattern can be found HERE


Now they are resting on my sister's bedstand.

Will be back with a knitted project soon!!!
Till I post again!
Ranjitha
xxx

11 comments:

  1. wouaaahhh ! I like your stuffs too ! the flowers are fabulous and the animals too !!!! Bravo ! Very very great work ! Have fun with your knitting projects and have a lovely day ! see you

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  2. Lovely gifts!! Your sister is surely going to treasure all of these. Dahlias are my favourite :)

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  3. Your cushion cover is bright Ranjitha! And the crochet Ganesha is cute!

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  4. Those little bees are a real delight and I love the cushion cover.

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  5. Handmade gifts are always a perfect choice to give it to your special ones.. i'm sure your sister will love decorating her house with your wonderful creations.. Lord Ganesha turned out very beautiful and so sweet of you to mention my amigurumi bumblebee.. Your's looks great! Hugs :)

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  6. I love everything you made for you sister. The flowers, the clock, the cushion and elephant head are all wonderful! I know she will love them. Thanks so much for your visit today. Enjoy your week.
    Julie

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  7. All the gifts that you made are so adorable, loved each of them. I think your sister is very lucky!

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  8. wow... ur sister is very lucky to get such precious gifts!! Loved each piece!!

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  9. Wow, so many lovely gifts for your sister! She must have been thrilled. Everything is so wonderful.

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  10. I dont have a sister.... But when I see my daughters together.... their bonding... I wish I had one too.....Its lovely having a sister for sure.... Lucky you and lucky her. She got such lovely handmade gifts....

    Ranjitha.... these little lovelies brightenup the space. Good work....

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