Sunday, December 25, 2011


Hi !!!

This is  our Christmas tree. The cute Santa that you can see in this pic has been made by my younger son.

I enjoyed my day very much with family and friends and i do hope that you are also having a wonderful time.

Here's wishing you and your family A very Happy X-mas !!!! On this occasion,  I pray  for peace, joy and good health for everybody.

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Monday, December 19, 2011

Ribbon Embroidery On Crochet Work

Hi !!!

Remember the crochet cover which i shared with  you in my last to last blog post. Well the plain panel in that cover looked toooooo plain to me. So, to uplift it, i have done ribbon embroidery on the plain panel. I have used ribbon stitch to make the flowers and for the center i have used french knot stitch. You can also affix bead  to highlight the center of the flower. For the leaves i have used leaf stitch. Since its my first attempt on ribbon embroidery, so i am going a bit slow. Once i am thru with this, i will show you the finished output.

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Monday, December 12, 2011


This is a tricolor crochet doily. I have used  white, olive green and bright yellow cotton yarns.

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Sunday, December 4, 2011

Crochet Design

Sorryyyyyyyyyyyyyyy1!!!! friends for not not doing any new blog post for quiet a long time. The reason for this is that my computer is giving me problems now a days. I have got it rectified and i do hope that my dear computer is not going to give me any new trouble, hopefully at least for a while.

Through my blog posts i have always tried to share with you various methods whereby you can learn and create different craft items in different mediums, be it clay work,paper craft,beads or thread work. I do hope that  till date whatever tutorials i have shared with you guys have not only added to your knowledge but has also helped you to enhance your creative side.

Today i am would like to share with you my crochet work that i have been busy completing for past few days.This cover as you can see in the pics, is square in shape with multicolored borders in between surrounded by purple colored border.This is a very simple lacy design as you can see in the above pic. which anyone can make with basic knowledge of crochet.


1. Start with 170 chains (ch) . You can increase or decrease the nos according to your requirement.
2. Row 1 - Single crochet (sc) in the 2nd ch. from the hook., followed by 3 ch., skip 2 chains, sc in the next      ch.Continue like this till the end of the row.

LACY PANEL (2-15 rows)

3. Row 2 - Turn,  ch. 3 sc in the next chain space (ch sp), again ch 3, 2 double crochet cluster(dc cl) in the next ch sp., again ch 3, sc in the next ch sp., ch 3, dc cl in the next ch sp.,Cont. like this till the end and then turn.
4. Row 3 - Ch 3, sc in the nxt ch sp., ch 3, sc in the next ch sp.Complete the row like this till the end and turn.
5. Row 4 - Ch 3, 2- dc cl in the ch sp., ch 3, sc in the ch sp., ch 3, 2 dc cl in the next ch sp. Continue till the end.
6. Row 5 - Turn, ch 3, sc in the next ch. sp., ch 3, sc in the next ch.sp. Finish the row like this Continue with this alternate stitches for whatever length you want your lacy panel. 


7. Row 16 - Attach multicolored thread. Ch 1, sc in the first stitch or loop, 2 sc in the next ch sp.,sc in the next stitch,followed by 2 sc in the next ch sp. Continue till you have completed 2 rows of this.Fasten off.
8. Row 18 - Change color white.  Ch 1 turn.Sc in each stitch . Turn 
9.  Row 19 - Ch 3 , double crochet(dc)  in each stitch.Continue till the end of row.
10 Row 20 - Turn ch 1, sc in each dc till the end.
11 Row 21-31 Cont. like this
12  Row 32 Change color. Multicolored thread. Do sc in each stitch.
13 - Row 33 - Same.
14 Row 34 - Change color white. Sc in the first stitch. Ch 3 skip two stitches. sc in the third stitch. Ch 3 skip 2 stitches and sc in the third stitch. Cont.

Continue with alternate panel till the length you require.


1-Row 1- Start from the corner. 2 dc, 2 chains, again 2 dc in the same space. Follow with dc in every stitch till you reach another corner. Again 2 dc the same space, 2 chains and 2 dc in the same space. Cont with dc in every stitch till the end of another side. 
2. Row 2-  2 dc in the ch space created in the corner, followed by 2 ch and again 2 dc in the same sp. Skip 2 stitches, 2 dc in the next sp, 2 ch, 2 dc in the same sp. Skip 2 stitches, 2 dc in the next sp, 2 ch, 2 dc in the same ch sp. Continue like this till you have your required border length. Fasten off.

This is the first time i am sharing crochet tutorial with you. I hope i have been able to convey my pattern instructions with clarity. In case of any problems do let me know.

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011


This is a candle that i have made in two colors red and pink. I hv adjusted both the colors vertically and have tried to give it a different look. For finishing touches, i have painted it with acrylic colors.

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Friday, November 18, 2011

Parchment card

This is a birthday card that i have made in parchment. I  have also used little bit of quilling technique to decorate the sides of the card. Since quilling is something to which i have got acquainted with recently, i have  just used the very basic shapes.

I hope you will like it. If possible do leave a comment.

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Enjoy your weekend !!!!!!!!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Parchment craft

This is a bookmark that i have made on parchment.

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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Beaded flower making (info.)

Today i would like to share info. on beaded flower making  in the form of few videos / links  which i am sure will be quite helpful for you to learn more about this beautiful art form. I hope you will enjoy them as much as i did. 

You can also visit to learn more variations on flower making.

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Parchment craft

Another card in parchment

Method :

1. Trace the design with parchment white ink. Here i have used white gel pen.
2. Color it. You can use parchment crayons or paint or pencil colors.
3. Emboss & perforate wherever required.

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Sunday, October 30, 2011


After such a long time hv tried my hands on parchment. Hope u like this card.

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Had few leftover crochet threads of different colors. Have made a small cover out of it.

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

HAPPY DIWALI !!!!!!!!!





Thursday, October 20, 2011

More Painting

This painting is in mixed medium. Have used water color as base and hv then used pencil colors for detail work.

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Have a nice day !!!!!!!!

Monday, October 17, 2011


Today, I would like to share few of my art works with you. I have used various mediums, like oil pastels, water colors etc to paint them. These art work would not have been possible without the help of my teachers, who taught me various shades and perspectives of art & to whom i would like to extend my thanks through this page...............

Oil Pastels

Oil Pastels

Water Color

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Monday, October 10, 2011

Beaded Blooms

Hello friends !!!!

I had a wonderful Dusshera Break. My family & i had gone out on vacations. I hope u also enjoyed Durga Puja with ur family and friends.

I got hold of this lovely book on French Beading, by Carol Benner. By following very simple and easy steps this book takes you through various techniques of weaving beautiful flowers. This technique is referred to as the French Beading technique, whereby we use only wires and beads and create lovely blooms by just twisting them.Though on surface these flowers might look difficult to create, but believe me once you get acquainted with the technique, there is nothing simpler than this.

One can do various things with this beading craft. Like create jewellery, fashion accessories. Can also be combined with crochet to enhance the look and so on.

These are the few projects that i have learnt and created with the help of this book.

I hope you like them. Will try to  hunt for links on french beading, and will share it with you in next blog posts.

Have a nice day & Shubho Vijoya to everybody !!!!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Stocking/Nylon Flower Making

Hi !!!

Today i am going to share with u the steps to make stocking flowers.Stockings/Nylon flowers, as they call it is not only very easy to make but also another durable mode of filling up ur empty vases with beautiful blooms both seasonal & non-seasonal !

Material required
Stockings (color of ur choice),flower making wire, thick wire for stem, thread,green tape used for flower making

Make rings out of flower making wire. Size - small, medium&large.

Hv used candle molds to make the rings.These will be ur petals. U can use any empty can or containers to do the same.
Tie stockings on the ring with the help of thread.This part is a bit tricky, as u can't afford to hv rings having loosely tied stockings.
After ur rings / petals are ready, u need to make the center of the flower. For this step, u need to take a thick stem wire, and bend it a bit from one end.Tie a cotton ball on this end & cover it with nylon of same color as the flower is or any contrast color.

One can also use ready made pips available in any craft shop.
After this, arrange & tie the petals around the centre in ascending order i.e from smaller to bigger petals
Now u can start giving shape to the petals. For rose, u can bend the wire frm middle, oval, elongated for sunflower etc/
Finally, to give a finishing look, u need to cover it with green tape. U can also make leaves, following the same  steps. Ur flower r ready.

Hope this tutorial comes in handy to get u started in making nylon flowers.

Thank u for visiting!!!!

Have a nice day !!!!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

M-seal face mask

Lately i hv been concentrating on M-seal art. Next in the series are these woman /man wall masks.


1. I already had an old broken mask which i used to get the base for my mask. Tightly wrap  a polythene around the old mask and cover it with m-seal  clay.
2. Let it dry for a while. After that take it out frm the polythene. Now you have got the basic structure of face mask.
3. Then i made a long snake of m-seal & attached it from the top of the mask  till  the center. Then i painted the base & nose.
4. I also painted eyes, lips, mustache, hair accordingly using fevicryl acrylic colors.
5. For the stand on which the masks are hanging, hv used a simple ply, got it cut according to the design u see in the picture. This is entirely optional.
6. Hv decorated the ply with flowers & leaves made of leftover ceramic dough. This again depends on ur choice. U can also use m-seal for the same.
7. Lastly hv colored them with acrylic colors.

I hope this will give u some innovative ideas that u can try out with m-seal.

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Friday, August 19, 2011

For my beloved friend Sylvia

Hv made this card in parchment for my best friend whom i lost recently.Its been quite shocking to hear the news of your sudden demise.Now i won't be able to see ur smiling face nor i will hear u saying "hello madam ji" on phone.You were such a wonderful person, always smiling and laughing & so full of life. I think god needed u more than us that is why he called u to be with him. Thank u soooooooooo much for being my friend, even though it was for a short while. You will be my best friend forever and i will cherish each & every moment that we spent together,  all my life. May god give ur family & kids, the strength to overcome your loss.

May your soul RIP  and you are happy wherever you are. Goodbye!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

Thursday, August 11, 2011


Day after tomorrow i.e on the 13th ,  it is Raksha Bandhan or Rakhi as we call it . I  hv made these rakhis for my brother. Both are in parchment craft. These r for my brother whom i luv and respect very much and i do hope he likes my handmade rakhi. I want to thank u babu,  for being there for me and i feel very proud to be ur sister. I wish u happiness, success and good health at all times.

Would  also like to extend my best wishes to those, who r visiting my blog.

Thank u once again & "Happy Raksha Bandhan" in advance.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Friendship Day

Hv made this parchment card to celebrate friendship day. This card is for all my friends who stood by me thru thick & thin and who hv been supportive of me at all times irrespective of the fact whether i was right or wrong. Today i also miss my school/college friends with whom i had shared a major portion of my life and with whom i hv lost touch. Hopefully, i will find them soon and will try to recreate the lost magic. That would be truely nostalgic.

Once again 'HAPPY FRIENDSHIP DAY" to every body .

Thanx for taking out time from ur busy schedules and visiting my blog !!!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Papier Mache Clay

Today i would like to share with u this video which shows how to make papier mache paste at home. Its very simple and easy and can be used to make various projects like animals, show pieces etc.


Sunday, July 24, 2011

Lamasa Tree

 This is a Lamasa tree with a duck , 3 birds & a teddy bear. Hope you like it. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Papier Mache Mask

This is my first attempt in Papier mache art.The first one is a pirate and the second one is a Egyptian lady

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Saturday, July 16, 2011

M-seal pen stand

This is a pen stand which has been made of M-seal ( white). You can find it in any hardware shop or any craft store. One can also opt for Shilpkar from fevicryl. Its very easy to use. You just have to mix the white and the green portion and can mold it accordingly. You should use little bit of talcum powder to make it less sticky on hands. I personally find m-seal very convenient to use as one can do the molding and sticking simultaneously.


1. To make this i have used an empty container as a base and covered it tightly with a polythene. This way m-seal doesn't stick to ur bottle  and u can take it out easily.
2 After that take small portion of m-seal and mix the white & green part completely.
3. Make long snakes and cover the container with it. Start from the center bottom of the container.
4. Once it dries off, your stand is ready. Take it out from the container.
5. Now paint it with acrylic colors of ur choice. You can also add cartoons/flowers etc to give it more volume.
Note : Always take out required amount of m-seal before u start working on it because m-seal dries off really fast. So u will end up wasting more rather than molding.

Hope you like this tutorial.

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