Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Kid's Clock and Help Issues

My daughter had to make a clock as an assignment......And we were supposed to do the clock using a cardboard.
My daughter made this.....and I helped her. The clock hands are movable and I hope it helped her teacher while teaching  ......
I didn't want to help her too much in the process of doing this clock and at the same time I wanted it to be simple enough for my daughter to do it on her own....
BTW can anybody advise me when should we stop helping our kids...
She is 7 years old . I wnt to know how much should we interfere and what are the limitations?
I am scared that if I help her too much she will become too much dependant on me.....on the other hand I cant stop myself from helping her whenever she is struggling either on a craft or any drawing or sometimes playing too..... Sometimes I think that I interfere too much .....
I need serious help here...







My kid in the process of doing the clock...
We used,
* cardboard,
* old invitation cards,
* glue
* push pins
* kundans for decorations
* sketch pens









Monday, January 30, 2012

February...:)

Hi all!!!
We have followed through our Resolution of Drawing a Monthly Calender this month too :)
Am happy    :) :) :) 
Though failed to keep up with health related resolutions .... :( :(
Didn't walk or did yoga on any day throughout January... :(
But happy that my parents had visited us in Guntur and stayed for 10 days.... Gr8....
Was happy happier happiest........:)









Saturday, January 28, 2012

Abandoned...........


This week's theme in Suzy's Artsy Crafty Sitcom is Abandoned....
I didnt have to search for any abandoned building or vehicle or anything else ...
Last summer when I was visiting my Paternal Grandfather's house, my father took me here...
I like these kinds of places and monuments I took a lot of photos.....
I couldnt decide on any one photo... so I posted these four photoes...
Its a Shiva temple and is said to have build some 700 to 800 years old..........

I did a bit of photoshop on these photoes..... ;)









Thursday, January 26, 2012

Hair bands......

Hi All!!!
I know that I have not posted any craft items recently.....
The photoes are not upto my expectations..... but I am very lazy to take photoes again.. (*yawn*)

But it has become a very handy stand for my daughter's hairbands.... :) 

The main things that I have used is 

* an old bottle
* some colourful ribbons
* glue
* a sheet of sponge
* glue 
* fabric of your choise

Here I have used my hubby's T-shirt... 
Well its not really old, since I like grey a lot, I keep on buying grey T-shirts for both of us...
Last time I counted the hubby had half a dozen grey T-shirt... :) and me .....more than that.. ;)
So I decided to use on of his T-shirt   :) ;) :) ;)



















I had done this in the last week of November but I didnt blog about it.....
P.S.  Actually I had got this idea from the web... but I dont remember in which blog....I googled a lot .... But I didnt find it... so if anyone knows about a similar craft, please inform me...

Monday, January 23, 2012

Rock!!

I know ....I have not been posting any craft work recently.....:)
But today I am posting this photo and linking for Suzy's Artsy Crafty Sitcom'
This week's challenge is Rocks....
And I had taken this photo last October near Chitradurga....
Chitradurga is in Karnataks is very famous for its fort and rocks.....
A must visit for all of those who love history, trekking and art...........


Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Auto.....Auto...........

Are you interested in Photography or photo editing........
Well I like Photography... and I had taken this photo  from the top of  Char Minar... when we visited Hyderabad in August....
I am posting this photo and linking it to Suzy's   Artsy Crafty Sitcom 

This week's theme was Fine Art...
So I edited it using Photoshop....
Usually I post my photographs on my other  blog ..... But since I have edited it I thought of posting it on this blog...
But I have been a bit laaaazy and have not been updating it regularly.... But I have made up my mind to keep on updating my other blog tooooo..... :-P



Wednesday, January 11, 2012

January 2012 :)

My daughter finally agreed to do this!!
She does very good drawing but she never draws....
Lately while I was browsing I saw that many of them have posted personalised calendars ....
So I requested my daughter to draw a calendar for each month of this year...
And she is going to design and draw a calendar each month....  :)
I am sooo soooo happy.....
And you can see that she has written some imp dates too....
like her friend's birthday, Republic day and Sankranthi...
And I have pasted it on my Fridge!!

Have you planned some craft project for your kid?
Please share it with me so that we can get inspired from each other!! :)






A close up of the calendar






Friday, January 6, 2012

My 2011 Inspirational Blogs

Happy New Year Dear Friends!!!!
I know I am a bit late... but what to do..........some unexpected and sad news in the family. We lost someone in our family which came as a shock to us...:(




I want to share my blogging experience today. Actually I had started this blog in 2010 but I had not paid much attention towards its design and other settings....
I hadnt added ( hadn't bothered) any widgets or any information in any of my art work.... and I had added only some of my drawings and nothing more......(as it is I am not good at words )


One day I came across this blog Celebrate Creativity in all its Form by  Lisa Tutman Oglesby. She has an amazing blog which deals in everything from crafting to cooking to home decor....All her projects are very beautiful, easy and most important very stylish . Her tutorials are very easy to follow.
I had left a comment on one or two of her projects and she came back and checked my blog... Since my blog's settings didnt allow her to leave a comment, she sent me a mail about that matter.....
That was my first comment and my source of inspiraton.... I changed my blog design and settings.... and now my page view has gone up to 10,000 plus.... and 32 followers........... :)
(This may sound insignificant compared to others but I am totally happy)


The next blog from which I was totally inspired was, is and will be.... Anne Martin's  All Things Paper . She is a quiller and she features other paper quillers as well as other artists who create amazing things using paper. Her blog is very very amazing and I started Quilling after browsing her blog... Even in her Facebook page you will find loads links to some amazing crafts.  Her blog has been a very great source of inspiration for me..... Go check out for yourself .....and enjoy crafting..............



Do check out Janelle's lovely blog Of Pink and fairy Tales. She blogs about crafts, her stitching experience , crochet, her life and her cute daughter. She featured me in her blog!! It was the first time I had been interviewed by someone...It was an amazing experience . And I can say that she has become more of a friend than just a blog pal.... Thanks once again Janelle.



Dr Sonia S V, an ENT Specialist, a crafter and a blogger.....You can find a lot of beautiful and yet stylish doable projects for your kid's school projects. Also her Pop-up cards are amazing and I have been wanting to try a few of them in the near future ( I have been saying this for a lot of time.... :(  ) If you are interested in recycling, or do you want to make some floral projects, paper quilling, pop up cards, salt clay dough projects head over to Cards, crafts and School Projects



If you love drawing and painting like me, then head over to Kleurrijk Aquarellen and Helen Strom.
I wish I could paint and draw like these two artists...  Whenever I visit their blogs I wish to work more hard towards improving my drawing skills but sigh... Iunfortunately I dont... I am hoping this year I will stick to this resolution...




I recently came across this blog My Owl Barn If you are a lover of owls, then this is the place you want to explore.....You will find owls, owls and more owls.....There are some lovely owl pictures, paintings, owl ornaments, owl household articles and much more....




I want to write about many other amazing blogs too, but will restrain myself from doing so for now, because of the shortage of time.... Will do that in the near future...
Am getting busier by the day.......... have done a few crafts and drawings hope to post them soon......
Also all this would not have been possible if not for my family and friends. They have been totally supportive throughout my bad and good times.........and encourage me to experiment in my life........
More of that some other time....