Friday, January 30, 2015

DIY idea/reusing (sewing elastic band from pant to skirt)

Its almost more than a month, we didn't do any crafts or sewing. I have hard time managing my tiny tot, house hold chores, crafts, sewing, so something I can keep quite for some days is craft and a result no updates. Slowly started doing some work and hopefully, there will be more updates hereafter...

*This project is for those with sewing knowledge i.e those who know to sew a skirt already*
And for now, I have a DIY idea. Some sort of reusing. 
we use pants from knit fabric for the kids, some times the pants will be in good condition but cannot wear( we have some holes or torn while playing)...we can make use of such pants for this project and some coordinating fabric.It is a quick project and you can finish off in 1/2 hour.

You'll need
Elastic band from a pant(here it is knit fabric)

 And a coordinating fabric

Cut 4'' or 5''  from the elastic and discard the legs, we don't need them
 Measure the width of the elastic band. Take 3 times the coordinating fabric i.e
 width of the skirt fabric= 3Xwidth of the elastic band
             Here the width of the band is 20'', so the skirt width is 60"

Length of the skirt = length need - length of the elastic band. here length needed is 24", length= 24"- 5"(length of the elastic band)

Make pleats and sew like a normal skirt. Now attach the skirt part to the elastic band from the pant. The skirt is done. 

And my dd loves skirts...yes she loved this one too...
Linking to A Round tuit

Thursday, January 15, 2015

இனிய பொங்கல் திருநாள் வாழ்த்துக்கள் .

இந்த தை திருநாளில் உங்கள் இல்லங்களில் நிம்மதியும் மகிழ்ச்சியும் பொங்கட்டும்

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Terracotta jewellery making and baking - Tutorial

On seeing the beauty of the terracotta jewellery sets on the net, I wished to make one. Making a set is  easy for me but baking process is something difficult. Many said to bake it in an oven or kiln, I don't have either.

 One lady in a television program said to bake it in microwave oven. Hey... I have a microwave.
 So I made a jhumki  and pendant and  baked it in microwave... but it was a disaster, it busted. Then I keep on searching the net and finally got one tutorial.

 This time I kept the designs very simple since I am not sure about the out come. I don't want to waste my efforts. But  it was a success. It really worked and I made my first terracotta jewellery set.

 Thanks for the person who shared this. I can not find that link now but the tutorial in this link also uses same technique.
You can go here and check for the tutorial
Edited: All details about making, baking and painting terracotta jewellery is here....

I baked some small pendants and beads and made a necklace, earring, bracelet for my daughter and a jhumki for me. I love jhumkis...I like the way they dangle. Waiting to make many such lovely jewelries . 

Edited on 6/4/15
Another link for baking tutorial....