Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Cakes That I baked for the New Year's Eve

Here I am after a long break.  Had been to my native for my Niece's wedding.  I would like to show you some of the cakes I baked for the new year.  I know its late but anyway just do have a look..........  This was a recipe I took from Divya's easycooking. 

The cornflour cake was not all that good, but yes the eggless cake did taste good.

I underestimated on the time and hence this little black design on the top of the cake?!!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

This is a little bit of smocking that I have tried out........

A door mat made with some left over material, designed again with some waste pieces of Badhini cloth.

A rug made with Jute material, on which I have done some patch work.  This is again some recycling done!!

Hope you like it, do let me know of your impressions..........

Sunday, January 2, 2011

The Little Frocks I made

This is a Body Frock with simple gathers. It is made from a blouse piece.

A Yolk Frock made with about 1/4 meter of cloth.

An 'A'Line Frock, very very simple to make.

Romper with a Jaddi, this is slightly complicated but not difficult.............

Pleas do ask me for the tutorials I shall publish it...........if anyone is interested

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

what is craft

Craft is actually a number of separate skills. You could have several Craft skills, each with its own ranks, each as a separate skill.

A Craft skill is specifically focused on creating something. If nothing is created by the endeavor, it probably falls under the heading of a Profession skill.

Let children paint. Put them where they will cause the least damage, spread newspaper on the floor, drape them in old shirts and stick around to check that they don't tramp paint about the place - but don't stop them.

The discipline that needs to be developed is that of organizing.......... the rest of your surrounding knowledge, work to make its evolving nature more visible. The tools make that more manageable.  All that remains is for you to believe that it's worth doing.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Embroidery Basics

Try all these basic stitches; in fact make a sampler of them, using heavy dark material, linen is best, and white or golden yellow embroidery thread.
Stem Stitch:  This stitch is worked from left to right. Bring needle up through fabric to right side on the line to be outlined. Holding the thread toward you as shown , take a short slanting back stitch along stamped line. Make the next and each successive stitch from right to left and bring the needle out to the left at the end of previous stitch. Repeat along Line, keeping stitches small and uniform.

Whipped Stem Stitch: Outline design in stem stitch; then, in contrasting thread, whipstitch over the stem stitch.