Friday, September 28, 2012

Paper Bags


Hi all!! Recently my daughter made paper bags in her craft class. They had made paper bags first and then they made this bag using the handmade paper....Isn't it lovely.......It has the eyelets and all.
But it was looking a bit plain..... So we decided to decorate it.



We took an invitation card to make these flowers an it had this leaf .... and I cut it for her.




Then using a glitter pen I drew small lines and outlines .




But before that this is what I taught her and her friends how to make these flowers...
She made flowers from magazines and this is what  it looks like.





Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Swaps

Hello Peeps!!!!

Today I am posting the photos of the items that I received as part of the Swap of July and August....

The first swap is from Khushboo Rathi They are soo pretty , that I keep on checking them out every time I need some fresh ideas ... especially during this month's swap ... which is to create pattern paper..... I just love the butterflies and the yellow flowers :) They are just so cute.



And this is what I received from Asmita Pandya for the second swap... Book marks...Look at that Humpty Dumpty :D Isn't he cute?!! It is a magnetic book mark :) and look at the ribbon book mark.... beautiful!!



Monday, September 24, 2012

Bottle to Hairband Stand


  Hi All!!!
This used to be a juice bottle..... 




Now it is  A Hair band stand :)



I had done a hair band stand earlier too... but since I had used a thin bottle inside, the hair bands used to fall off....  So I used this wider bottle . I tend to forget to take photos when I am doing a craft... But this time I managed to rake a few photos
Cut the bottle to the required length... and wrap it using a cloth....



Apply generous amount of glue and yes... a bit of stitching here and there will make it more secure.



This is what it looks like after the stitching... and you will need some ribbons to decorate it...




And some bling tooo :)


My older hair band stand with my new one..... Much wider ....





The stand with my daughter's hair bands and a few glares...



Linking it to For the love of crafting Pink ,Neutral , Silver
                   Lulupu

Sunday, September 23, 2012

SMILIEYS

Recently I had posted my daughter's creation for Teacher's day...... Today I am posting what I had made for teacher's day... I actually made these envelops for her cards and made these paper clips book marks... All the teachers liked the smileys :) :) 




Saturday, September 22, 2012

Swap and bookmarks

Hi friends!!!! I have been visiting my parents and in-laws in Karnataka. So I have been missing in action from the Blog land....I have not been able to post anything or check out other blogs ..... But now that I am back, I going on a visiting spree to everybody's blog :D

Today's post is a picture heavy post :D
These are the book marks that I made for the Swap of last month.... by Swap Central India

I am loving this whole swap idea!! I am getting to learn and create so many new things every month because of this swap :)
During the diary swap I made a few extra diaries ... and during this book marks swap.... I have gone crazy and have made lots and lots of book marks :)
Will be posting them very soon...






 This is a simple paper book mark.... I have used some punches here....





This one is made of lots of ribbons and a few beads






My favorite one!!! I love the glass beads and the butterfly in this :D I  could help but made one for myself too :D



This one is made of ice-cream stick-pop-sickle.And I have done some Quilling on it.


Two tiny birds....


Paper clip bookmarks and quilling....I have made many book marks like these.... Will be posting them soon




Saturday, September 15, 2012

Spotlight 2 - Rajeswari

Welcome to the second episode of  SPOTLIGHT !!!



Today's guest is Rajeswari  from Diapermum!!!

I was searching for a few crochet flowers to show to my mom and ask her to do them for me when I came across Rajeswari's Blog....
If you love Crochet, home decor, then this is the place. I love her writing style too.. its quirky, funny and engaging.

So lets welcome her... Drumrolls please....
Here comes Rajeswari.....

Hello Rajeswari!! Tell us something about yourself.
               
A former run-of-the-mill IT consultant from Bangalore, currently I am a full-time home maker for my 2 adorably cute and incessantly demanding children. If this wasn't enough, my superior fraction (better ½) is sometimes most of the time even more demanding. The journey of my chaotic life is currently passing through Hong Kong.



When and how did you start blogging ?

Come New Year and resolutions are galore. I too had one resolution - to BLOG. Being an arty type of human being my house, life, art work is generally in a frenzied state of motion. I decided to bring some order into at least my art life through a blog. Started blogging in early 2012, February to be precise (did procrastinate for a month though). My creative desires always had an outlet, but now I use Blogger to showcase it. You will find lots of crochet decor items made to enhance the love and warmth in my home, crochet wearable for little ones, dabbles of paper crafts, home improvement ideas, scrap booking and sewing projects amidst my ramblings in space and time.

You have a very unique blog name....Tell us the story behind it.

One thing you will always find in my purse – any guesses? Not mini make-up kits like most Hong Kongers but diapers J Being a mom of a 3-year old girl and a 1-year old boy diapers are a must have in my bag. You have all heard of Super moms and multi-tasking moms and this-and-that mom. But I am a diaper mum and since my blog is my very own space, it mirrors my thoughts – http://diapermum.blogspot.com. Plus all the good names were already taken by bloggers world-wide and I had to do with this .

Ha ha...Diaper Mum is definitely interesting and catchy.  Tell us your source of inspiration, (a blog or person or anything).




Color, motion and DIY always inspire me. Nothing can beat the personal touch of a hand made item. The Internet age has really bought the world on one big stage. I find daily inspirations from fellow crafters and bloggers all over the world.

A few blogs which have truly inspired me and given me the confidence to start blogging –
v  Lucy from Attic 24 – Her choice of colors and writing is true eye-candy. Here blog -http://attic24.typepad.com/
v  Matt and Dennis from http://accordingtomatt.blogspot.com. Both of them are gifted people and every piece of their work is perfection.
v  Alice from http://crochethealigandraymond.wordpress.com/. She too is an artist, an amazing photographer and an even awesome crocheter and knitter.



Thanks dear for this info... I can find many more crochet designs for my mom now!! So can others .


Do you sell your items? They are soo beautiful!!

Assets currently held are Mr. Smiley, Miss Sunshine, yarns, hooks, paper, buttons, beads, over flowing cupboards of crafty stash and a full time helper. Liabilities are a pigeon-hole sized home, banker who doesn’t do a thing on this own and perennial shortage of time. The priceless (semblance of) balance in all our life is my current revenue. On a more serious note, I do plan to turn my passion into my profession and start my own line of crochet items for sale. Currently my products can only be viewed on my blog. Would love to start taking personal orders .


All the very best Rajeswari , whenever you plunge into business, I hope and wish you success. But do you have any ideas or any advice for other? 


Not sure about business tactics but can say something about blogging as blogging has helped me learn a lot and also earn a lot of appreciation. Be true and honest in what you do and the result will be beautiful .




Simple yet true!!! What are your future plans regarding your blog?

Future plans for my blog include a whole lot more of crochet items and some scrap booking and paper craft too. Also want to get back to more of hand embroidery and sewing projects. Hope time will be waiting for me.

All of us will be waiting for your future projects and all the very best Rajeswari.


Come back again on 15th September and check out who will be under the spotlight .

P.S. - If you have missed the first episode of Spotlight, click here and read about Dr. Sonia.
P.S.S - And if you are interested to come under the Spotlight, do mail me or message me.
P.P.P.S. -  You don't have to be a follower of my blog :)

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Teacher's Day Card

These are the cards that my daughter made for her teachers for the Teacher's Day :)




The Pop-up flower!!




Close up of the card :)


Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Stone to Photo Frame

Hello!!!!!
Yesterday I was just experimenting with paper, watercolor and nail paint ... and my daughter who was sitting beside me and watching me said, Mom!! When I grow up, I want to be like you.... Create things like you do...
It was such a simple sentence and yet it makes all the difference to me.... She has always admired her friends' mothers who work and often asked me why I don't go and work in an office....
Occasionally when I go out and teach in any summer camps or art workshops she is more thrilled than me .... coz she wants me to go out and work like her fiends mothers.... So when she said this yesterday, you can imagine how happy I am :) :) :)
She may want to be something else tomorrow and day after tomorrow she may want to become something else.... But I will never forget what she said to me  :)

And now coming to today's post.... My inspiration is here. As soon as I saw this , I wanted to do it...



All you will need is a stone and wire.... paint is optional...












I am soo loving this... Next time I am going to do the same using a bigger rock and am going to keep it natural and yes... a family album should fit in it.... so I guess it should be a tree instead of a branch..... I am getting soo many ideas.... see ya ...bye...



Linking it to Lulupu's challenge This used to be.........

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Paper Boxes

I have some happy news to share!! Have you seen my earlier post of the 2 boxes ? I won two prizes for that box!!! Yippieeee!!!!!!
Am soo happy !! The first one was in Shopping our Stash and the other in Craft Punked!!! Thank you all for the lovely comments !!!! 

Now to today's post... I made a third Box to make the set complete... I always love a set of three... Whenever I make something it is mostly a set of threeee. 








The biggest box is 8.8cms by 8.8cms.
The medium one is 3" by 3"
And the smallest one is 7cms by 7cms






I have already posted this photo on my Fb.... but was lazy to Blog about this one ...
I love creating things and browsing the net and admiring all other people's work... But when it comes to blog I tend to a bit more lazy..... I have been busy doing a lot of things lately but no patience to blog about it.... Maybe its the blogger's block ... and hope to overcome it soon.....
I have been doing a lot of qilling, drawing, Water painting and yes  Oil painting!!!
I am doing Oil painting after a gap of 3 years.....
Am doing a lot of experiments lately... trying new things and learning new things.... which are out of my comfort zone..... But am loving this phase... I donno  when this phase will end but until then ..............

P.S. Don't forget to come back on 15th of this month for the next episode of Spotlight!!!!