Monday, July 22, 2013

My Mom's Gift to his grandson

Mom loves Richu. That's so evident from the gift she gave Richu this time she visited us. A hand made quilt. She sew the entire quilt with her hand. No Machine. I just cant imagine to do something like that...coz I am so impatient.

My Mom has been the greatest inspiration ever. Even as a kid I remember she making these awesome things. From soft toys to wall hangings, nib painting, dresses and what not.There was always perfection associated with whatever she does. Fortunately I got like 10% of her talent I guess.
Someday I'll share with you some amazing things my mom has made.

Love u amma for the wonderful person you are. I am so blessed to have you.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Mouse Pad from fabric scraps

When you have fabric scraps lying around, the best way to make use of them if trying out things you have never done before. I did that today. I utilized it to try three things I have never done before - straight line quilting, free motion quilting and fabric painting.

So this is the first one.

Nice one right. But yes I know I have fallen back really bad on the binding end. Yes I need to master that.
Problem with that is it requires patience... ;)

Now onto the next one. This is the one where I tried my hand at fabric painting.

Tried some freemotion quilting. But this was a failure. I know it looks pathetic. So i started using it as a hot-pad.
Lesson 1: If you plan to make a mouse pad, go ahead with straight line quilting. Its smoother and more comfortable to use. Free motion quilted one was a no- no (Certified by dear hubby)

Lesson 2 : Be patient while doing the binding. :(

What have you been up to lately???
Happy Crafting !

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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Gym Bag from Tshirt

My Husband has again decided to go to the Gym. I am keeping my finger crossed that he sticks to his plan this time around. All the other times he enthusiastically goes to the gym, pays loads to money (generally he opts only for 1 year memberships :( )....  and then NEVER GOES !!! I am sure the gym people adore him for that. Every year a mystery guys drops by their gym, pays for a year's membership and never comes back! Have you seen that cool guy ...hahhaaa....

Well so the other day we visited some gyms around our area. He particularly liked a gym very much. I haven't seen him so excited before. He packed his stuff into a plastic cover the day before itself. But then I noticed he was putting his stuff into a Plastic Cover. That's uncool isn't it !
So I decide to make a bag for him. I have never made anything for him before. So this was the perfect time to show some husband love.
I first asked for his opinion about the kind of bag he needs. Ran some searches in the internet. Surfed through pinterest. Finally stumbled upon something pretty.
It was a simple drawstring bag made by Amanda. Check out the tutorial here . It was a smaller version. I made a bigger version and again I decided to cut open one of his T-shirts to get the job done ! :)

I loved one particular TShirt. It had a nice color. So decided to go ahead with it and here is the final product.

Tshirt Gym Bag

Isnt it nice. And the best part is it was sooo easy to make. It took less than half an hour to get the job done.
And when you are using a Tshirt you can do away with measuring and cutting fabric.

Gym bag DIY

I took these pics just before he was hopping off to office.... And the funny part is he didn't go to the gym that day too !! I hope my effort doesn't go wasted... :(

Gym bag from Tshirt

That small label u see in the middle is something i nicked from another Tshirt :)

DIY Gym bag

I love the simplicity of the whole project. Small ties at the bottom to hold the cords together.

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Thursday, July 4, 2013

When a boring stool gets a splash to color

A boring stool gets a makeover. Once upon a time it was a boring plastic stool. It got some fresh fabric and some bright yellow paint and here's how it looks...

I have been wanting to paint some thing for sometime now... this stool sat in a corner and stared at me ...and I decided it was time. Painted it yesterday night. Stuck some fabric carefully on top. Mod podged it again on top to give it a glossy feel.
 Richu loved soon as he got up in the morning...he saw the chair. He stated giggling and hasn't let go of the stool since then :)

The before Pic...


The Beautiful Before After Pic...

What do you think... do u like it??
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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Sewing Machine cover with applique

Hi All... I just finished my first ever applique... I know there are certain problems with it... but yet i am happy.
I sewed a sewing machine cover...nothing fancy... just a small piece of cloth hemmed at the edges. A slit at the top to allow entry for the tread spool. and just 2 quick stiches at the top corners for a boxy look.
This is how it turned up...

Basically the cover was just an excuse to try out an applique...

But I guess my son had a better idea :)

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