May 25, 2013

Flower Motif Bolero

My dear lovely people!

How are you?
I have been a very lazy person of late.Tututut!
Actually somehow my days and nights just seem to merge and i am not able to account for any spare time. The kids are fine, the weather is good, i am being crafty and homely..Somehow i seem to be procrastinating a lot..LOT!

Just enjoying my crafty ventures without wondering if i am actually wasting my time :)

Just enjoying the fact that i am not working and DO NOT have any hard deadlines.

Just enjoying the slow motion of everyday-ness - if there is such a word! and not having to worry about what will go wrong as everything seems to move with its correct time and pace.

Just enjoying my daily chores of dropping my princess to pre-school, playing with my son, picking her up from school along with my son and chasing the birds later...

I tell you its so much fun sometimes not knowing where you are heading. I know in general what i am doing, but right now, its priority kids, home, family, cooking, crafting and since these happen everyday and do not have deadlines or an end date - i am safe!

So i was browsing thru Pinterest - my actual time-eater and came upon this link HERE.
The wonderful lady has written a great tut for making this bolero...I wanted a gift for my 9 year old neice and was looking at a flower bolero/shrug and finally decided on this. I had to modify it highly, right from decreasing 1 round of the motif, to adding an extra row of motifs and many other things..But hey! You got to do what to got to do if you like a pattern right?

I am really happy with the final look...

The sleeve with the details...

The back of the bolero. i used my girl's dress to model it so it might look a bit big, but i am hoping it would fit my niece !!

The bolero comes together by a string on both sides. Girlie and fun!

Have a great weekend and thanks so much for such lovely comments on my first tutorial! It made the effort worth it and made me smile when ever you guys wrote to me! :)))

Love ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥


  1. Such a beautiful bolero...elegant and feminine... Your niece is so lucky :)

  2. Lovely Bolero !! Looks more beautiful with a dress in background. Great job!!:) did you use thread or is it woollen?

  3. Aw your children are so cute!! enjoy your time with them while they are young it's lovely that you are able to do that because they grow so quickly! I love the bolero it's so pretty your niece will love it I'm sure. :)

  4. Wow, the bolero is really lovely, great job!! I'm sure your niece will be very happy :-). Beautiful picture of your kids, they are so pretty and cute!!! ♥

  5. Thanks for your comment on my blog, Rajeswari!
    Your bolero is so cool!

  6. This is so pretty! Your niece is a lucky girl! xoxo

  7. Perfect flower motifs for a girl! It looks nice!
    I enjoy being a house wife. I never get tired of it and yes no deadlines....etc. We are the most happy beings on Earth, I believe! :)

  8. this is so pretty! i find myself in the first few paragraphs here.


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