Thursday, September 29, 2011

Happy Navratri




Hello dear friends.....wish you all a very Happy Navratri. Festival season has already started with Maa's arrival. The air of joy and energy comes with the festival of Navratri, the nine days of festivities culminates with the celebration of Vijayadashmi. Festival brings a kind of energy and freshness to mundane life. It is a time to celebrate goodness and peace.

Celebration time also means cleaning and decking up your abode and making yummy sweets and loads of food. This festival season, I am going to share some colourful crafty ideas here in my blog...hope you find them interesting. Here I am sharing some pictures of Maa Durga which I made using home made Salt Dough and painted it with the acrylic colour. Salt dough is made using equal amount of flour and salt. After making dough, you can make any figure and put it into oven for 1-4 hours depending on the thickness of the figure. After it cools down you can colour it. It is a fun project to do it with kids. For detailed instructions, here is the link.




























Have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

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Aren't these roses gorgeous....Their delicate beauty is appealing... isn't it? Would you believe me if I tell you that these are not.... REAL.!!


Yep these are not real roses...I made them with coffee filter and coloured them with water colour. Leaves are real... from a outdoor green plant( I don't know the name). I thought it would add some charm to these delicate roses.




How I made them? I found this amazing tutorial from Martha Stewart. Here is the link.





So I hope you like it....I am off to make some more...enjoy the beauty or make some if you like.....their freshness will stay forever.





Have a great weekend dear all.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Back to Blogging

Greetings to all my friends...I am back to my artsy & crafty world after a long pause. I am happy to tell you that the move went well and now I am nesting in my new abode comfortably. Though there are few things still to take care of... but I am taking things one at a time. Today, I decided to start my blogging again... so here I am writing this post while enjoying the fresh morning sun.



This summer flew by so quickly.. and with this move to a new place, I hardly noticed anything. Now September is half way through already..... soon autumn leaves will be covering the trees and nature will be in a total new colour. This summer, I took up my embroidery project. When I started it, I had no idea how I am going to finish this. But little by little miss sunshine fleece came into shape.... I am so glad to finished it on time. My design inspiration came from Mexican embroidered dresses that I saw here. I love the array of colours and floral compositions in the Mexican embroidery... I am planning to make one more piece soon ....Hope you like my this attempt..


















I draw floral pattern on plain fleece with pen..











After embroidering the pattern I added some pompoms to make it look more fun.










Have a great weekend and see you next week.