Thursday, November 25, 2010

Jupiter -For planets day

        This is  for the planets day in my daugter's school. I googled for the colors of  jupiter. I don't know whether it is perfect but somehow I managed to finish it. I used dabble method to make the effects of spots in the surface of jupiter. The colors used are fabric colors brown, orange, fresh tint, prussian blue and black.I am not much satisfied with the picture. I tried to show some depth by adding black color... I might have reduced it...but still happy I prepared it myself for my daughter and I am learning something through it.

          I came to know a lot about jupiter while collecting informations to make this chart. One interesting factor is that jupiter is the planet with largest number of moons 63 moons.

Just have a look.... this is what my daughter is practicing for tomorrow's drawing competition.

One more thing, I am taking a short break for 1 month from blogging . I have to prepare for an  examination.....  something what I am going to do after a long time, so my dear friends wish me all success and also have two important family functions falling in this month. I am sure to come back with more and more interesting projects.Thanks you for support and comments, it means a lot to me.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Karthigai-the festival of light

 Though Deepawali is called as the festival of lights, we people in Tamil nadu celebrate it in the month of Karthigai(tamil month), it is a full moon day.  In this day we decorate our home with lamps.  

In my mother's home, we used to make big kolam(rangoli)and decorate it with lamps, it will look like kolam made of lamps. But in this apartment home I can do only this, a simple kolam...

We use to preserve some crackers for this festival...or we can say it like this... the left over deepawali crackers are finished today. It looks like mini deepawali

Friday, November 19, 2010

Kiko's flower stitch - my sample

This is my sample of kiko's flower stitch. I just loved this stitch. I think it will look beautiful in neck lines.

I made one petal for the bud and worked some pistil stitch to give the calyx effect. You can get the
tutorial in pintangle
This is my 50th post, now I have one word to say to my dear friends
who extend thier ulitimate support


Thursday, November 11, 2010

This little tree is the Queen of the forest

This week  they are celebrating  children's day   in my daughter's school.  This tree costume is for the fancy dress competition . 

 In the top I have used two different shades of brown for the body and sleeve. I painted with fabric colors to make it look like the trunk of the tree.

Then I stitched the top. For the pant I managed with the brown color tracksuit.

The branches and leaves were not that much easy to make. I first made it with a thermocol.

In this I made a mistake, you can notice one side is very thin than the other. when I fix this in her face to check whether it fits, it break down. The thermocol is not very flexible.Then I made the other one with cardboard and chart paper. It will be easy to paint in the chart than the cardboard. So I pasted the chart over the cardboard.

 and painted with fabric colors, outlined it with black.

I also attached a cord behind it, so that it can be  tied  around the head and hands.

I am linking this to Artsy-Craftsy Jan-2011