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Crocheted Snowman

In Crochet on November 11, 2010 at 4:02 pm

Hi blog,
I made my first snowman for this year even though there is no snow in Toronto yet.
I crocheted a snowman!!!

Isn’t he cute?
I got the pattern from Lion brand.com. It is a free pattern.
I just followed the pattern. But I didn’t use the type of yarn they suggested. But still it turned out soooo cute. May be I will hang him on my door knob.

Added links of fellow artisans

In Bindu Designs on November 9, 2010 at 4:01 pm

I was playing with the word press settings to add links to the fellow artisans. Finally I am able to do it today.
I had a lot of fun playing with it. The bad thing about me is I will soon forget how I did that about these kind of web things.
If anyone wants to know, on the dash board, one can add link categories. Once a new category is added, just go to add links. While adding the links, make sure to check on the correct link category so that the links will appear where you really want them to be.
I still have to learn how to arrange the categories in the left side instead of the right side. It needs more time.
May be another day….

DIY Photo Tent: Ideas

In Photography on November 2, 2010 at 10:06 am

We all heard of how useful a photo tent is to take pictures of small items. I was looking to see one. I came across some useful websites to make one of your own.
I found one at Photography school.com
They used a cardboard box, bristol boards and some muslin cloth to create one. I tried with some cereal boxes and it was not that great. It was not looking good at all. I have to blame my abilities.
I found another one using CPVC pipes and things like that. It does not belong to my taste. (I knew, I need to get help from hubby to get the things and to assemble.Why bother, if I can find something easier?)
So I did more searches.
Thee is one Photo light tent available for $20 at DealExtreme.com. Looks cool. But when I wish to get something, sometimes I wanted to get it yesterday!!!!
So I decided to go further. I found an interesting video on youtube. It is very nice and very inexpensive and the photo is taken using natural light.
mightyohm has explained an easy method in his blog. There is a collapsible light tent making tutorial is created by Jeffery Bail
Finally, I made one of my own from an Ikea storage bin. It was a beige one. I cut one side off. Then slide a bristol board in it, like the one they did in the cardboard box light tent. Covered the cut off side with a very thin polyester shawl I had.
I took one picture of the finished product.
I took a picture of a coaster using the tent.

New Crochet motif

In Bindu Designs on November 1, 2010 at 4:17 pm

I was working on a new crochet motif. I was playing to make it looking good. First I made using double crochet and swtitched the middle to to the half double crochet.
The half double crochet is good to make earrings.
white crocheted earrings.
I will write the down the pattern soon.