Crochetkari: The secret inside the feather

Tuesday 16 September 2014

The secret inside the feather

Hello friends, so glad to see you here. I am back after two short trips to Mumbai, which is the reason I could not blog frequently. So, thank you for visiting me in spite of my long absence. I hope I was missed. A warm welcome to new friends who have joined me via Blogger, Bloglovin, Networked Blogs and Facebook.

My latest trip to Mumbai was our annual visit for the Ganesha festival (Ganeshotsav). I love being in Mumbai during this festival as the whole city is vibrant, colourful, fragrant with flowers, noisy with music blaring out from loudspeakers, with huge crowds everywhere as everyone wants to catch a glimpse (darshan) of their favourite deity. And the Ganesha idols (!) in all possible  sizes, heavily decorated with flowers, themed decorations and sometimes even real gold and silver!! Yes, that's right gold and silver. I have lots of photos and I will show them as soon as I am done processing them. You might enjoy this post I wrote long ago regarding the Ganesha festival.

Now on to our favourite topic...crochet! Recently I came across a pattern for a lovely peacock feather and decided to give it a try.

crochetkari peacock feather

Isn't that pretty!! Since my first attempt was fiddly I decided to make one more. Now I had two feathers and I thought they were too pretty to let them languish in my workbasket. So I was looking for a way to use them. While they would make beautiful appliques, I wanted to do something unique with them.

Now, before I continue I must digress and tell you a small story. I love carrying pen drives with me, in my bag, as they are small, handy and a good way to carry my photos and patterns and even ebooks with me.  Over the years I have "lost" quite a few of these as my son keeps "borrowing" them. Somehow the borrowed pen drives never came back to me. Once I even tried attaching a jingly jangly charm with lots of shells and bells to make it look girly enough to prevent the said "borrowing", but no use as he just removed the charm and made off with the pen drive!!! Ufff...these kids, always one step ahead of you.

The two peacock feathers gave me an idea...that I could make a pen drive cozy by joining the two of them. So first I checked whether they will enclose my pen drive properly.

crochet peacock feather was a perfect fit. Another reason I wanted a pen drive cozy is that I had a San Disk pen drive which comes without a cover and are non retractable, and throwing them in my purse made them scratched and dirty. So... two birds with one stone it was! :-)

So I joined the two feathers together leaving an opening just wide enough, then inserted the pen drive attached to a thread. I used a ring from an old keychain. This ring prevents the pen drive from popping out of the cozy and was also handy for pulling it back into the cozy.

crochet peacock pen drive cozy

crochet peacock pen drive cozy

So what do you think? Do you like my crochet peacock pen drive cozy? Do let me know.

Yes, yes, I know the question you are dying to ask... the pattern for the feather. So, my dears, here is the LINK at Living the Craft Life. I think these feathers would be perfect as appliques, jewellery, key chains, purse charms, baggage tags and more.

I also loved the article she wrote about the birth of a crochet pattern... do read it. 

crochet peacock pen drive cozy

I don't know whether this cozy will prevent further "borrowing" of my pen drive but I enjoyed making it and that is all that matters!!  :) After all any excuse to crochet is a good excuse...isn't it?!

Hope to be back soon with some beautiful photos of Lord Ganesh and my next project which again happens to be a pen drive cozy. Yes, I can be crazy sometimes..hehe. Can you hear hubby in the background yelling 'What do you mean sometimes?'......LOL

Until then. Happy Crafting. And do write to me gorgeous ladies, I am really missing you.

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  1. Beautiful,very cute <3!!!

  2. That's a nice idea to convert into pendrive !! It's beautiful :)
    I have seen this pattern and have it on my pinboard but never tried it. You are making it more difficult for your son to borrow it ;)

  3. Very beautiful idea!!!!Kisses!!

  4. Really beautiful !!!!
    Have a nice and creative day !

  5. Beautiful peacock feathers - and what a clever idea to make them into a pen drive cozy. :)

  6. Dear Sangeetha, this is very pretty and so unique! I've never seen anything similar before, well done! I could imagine you could use it also for your keys! Or make a small purse for coins? Lots of possibilities!
    Enjoy your week!
    Ingrid xx

  7. I love it so cute and a great idea, thank you for the links, I'm off to investigate. :)

  8. It is such a cuttee and lovely idea sangs !!! Looks real lovely !! Also the colors chosen are so beautiful !!
    And.. is reminding me of what we spoke abt some mandala a guy was asking for ! hahaha !! ROFL.. Hope u remeber that funny discussion ! hehe :D

  9. hi Sangeetha... This is cute and fast... Instant satisfaction :)

  10. Sangeetha, what an idea ! It really looks cute.

  11. great !
    Greetings from Poland :)

  12. Those feathers are the perfect size for your usb. Great idea to use them that way! I am finding it very hard to keep up with everything, so sometimes blogging has to be pushed to the side. More often than not, it's cleaning that I don't do. Crochet is so much nicer. Have a great week. Tammy

  13. I love your feather motif. I am using your inspiration for my new project!


  14. Great idea will definatelly borrow it thank you


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