Friday, July 29, 2011


Gosh i was desperately wanting to finish this dress in 30mins but ended up doing it in parts but Im glad with the final result!!

                                                             front look

The backside of the dress!!

 I just love the colour & the material i could find for this dress it looks out well!!

I got this dress done reading tutotrial from AMY:) i just loved the way it has come out n thanx to AMY for sharing such a beautiful creation enjoyed every bit of making it:)
for the tutorial check out : Sweetheart Halter Tutorial by

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Summer Camp 2010- QUILLING & ORIGAMI for Kids

Hello Friends,
I have been learning a new art called quilling.  Along with designing dresses & quilts  I am learning  quilling online through different bloggers :)

Quilling or paper filigree is an art form that involves the use of strips of paper that are rolled, shaped, and glued together to create decorative designs.

The paper quilling craze caught me when I was taking up “summer camp” for kids aged 5-10. A glimpse of the projects prepared by the kids @ summer camp 2010. We had to plan 2 different craft projects for the kids and we finalised on  Origami project on sea animals and thats when  Quilling came up in our search.  I had seen my cousin prepare quilled envelopes n cards so I took up the project and it came out well.

Here are the details from the Summer Camp / Workshop conducted

Handmade pamplets for the summer camp displayed at the baords in the society.

Origami Project 
This project has a whale on the top fish swiming through, crab & turle in the shore,
 with dough shells:)

This child wanted to make a dough turtle too along with the shells

Since origami was easy we needed to teach them something new n unique which is not taught in schools.

Quilling came up in our search I had seen my cousin prepare quilled envelops n cards so took up the project n it came out so well.

Quilling was a great hit and here are All the lovely kids with their creations on the last day of class
It was loved by the kids & very much appreciated by the parents.

thanx for dropping in
Good day

Saturday, July 16, 2011


Hello Friends 

Sharing Something about me here 

I like sketching, painting, embroidery, patchwork, applique, sewing, reading & blogging… apart from being a fulltime mom to my 19months old son I would prefer to spend my time doing something creative !! 

Following my dreams now I have started fresh…and I  am looking out for people around with same interests so I started to blog .

I have been surrounded by many creative housewives all my life, they inspired me and built my dream stronger for being a care oriented women.

 My maternal grandma inspires me even today ; the grandma patch quilts I learnt from her, to make all the flowers patiently matching colors n patches. 

My mom who inspires me and pushes me into all such activities ... she has  supported me for everything I wanted to do and learn!! I have learnt it all because of her from painted bed sheets,  tanjore paintings, glass painting, ribbon work, kamal kadai n what not…

My aunt [mom’s sis] designs dresses, does embossing, engraving & embroidery on sarees n dresses. 

My sudha madam was my first teacher, she introduced me to the world of thread n needle, she taught me embroidery stitches, designing n my love for it.

My neighbour aunty who gave me an opportunity to embroidery on a sari which she sold at her boutique and strengthened my dreams.

However, none of this would have been possible if not for the immense love, companionship and support of my husband who is the reason for who I am and where I stand today creatively. He is my strongest critic who has always believed that I have it in me to do better and pushes me to open up and go for it.

Thanks to all these people for being a part of my dream now I want to make it big. 

Goals 2012

I am planning my workshop by next year so the preparations are on. 
Here I am sharing some of my work and looking out for people from same interest to learn some more…….since learning is a never ending process.

 I intend to introduce you all to few of the work of those ladies who have  inspired  me  through my blogs.

thank you!!

Quilled Name plate

Hello friends,

I am learning to quill these days all by myself, wanted to make the first ones for my son.

Made a paper quilled name plate for my son's room!!

This art is also called Quilling Typography

 It requires a lot of patience and nurturing, just as you would take care of a baby. Moreover since it's paper, making corrections is extremely difficult.  Everything we do is a learning process and paper has its limitations because it is very fragile.

Name board craft for kids room

 However, there are also few crucial points I would like to add in keeping your typography neat and tidy:

  • I like to use PVA white glue for all my typography works. It dries faster and hold your paper pretty nicely. A quick tip: I usually put a dash of pva glue on a paper plate and leave it for a while. By the time I started quilling, the glue would be sticky enough to hold the quilling shapes and dries faster. It would also be easier for you to clean if you mess up.
  •  If you’re just starting typography, use thicker paper for the typography outline.
  • The bigger the letters, the easier it is to quill. So start with big-sized letters. Once you’re familiar with it, you can give smaller-sized letters a try.
  • Practice makes perfect. With lots of practices, and researches, I’m pretty sure that you’ll find your own favourite style :)
  • Typography quilling is one art that requires lots of patience, and sometimes it took me days, or even weeks to finish (and few papercuts here and there). Don’t easily give up. The above tutorials are THEIR ways of doing it, but you can always bend the ways, and create your own. :)
Give it a try, and  good luck!

Entered the quilling for kids contest - 

Thanks for dropping in:)

If you make something inspired by this do leave ur link on my comments will love to have a look:)

Thank you so much for visiting & taking the time to comment on my blog. I love to hear from you & truly appreciate your feedback. 

Good day

Thursday, July 14, 2011


Hello Friends 

For all those who are looking out for cute lil dresses for their lil ones here is a sweet and easy to make strappy romper along with the Tutorial so all the work you need to get is the measurement of ur lil one!!

I made for my neice who is 3months old

I personalised it with the bug applique on it

Inspired from naptimecrafters  tutorials 
I have come out with this romper...........happy its come out nice.
Do drop in for the tutorial at 

good day

Pillow Case Baby dress

Hello Friends 

"Pillowcase" dresses are popular because they are so simple to make, the measurements aren't super important, and they can grow with baby from a dress into a top.  I guess they are often made out of pillowcases but I used regular old fabric.  Thisl one pictured here fits about 0-3 months.If you are new to sewing and want to try a dress, this is the one.

I just love this dress wanting to make many more:) 
happy that it fits ria well:)


Tuesday, July 12, 2011

RIA's Jumper Dress with Spaghetti Straps

Hello friends 

Yahoo........Finally done with it........
2hrs a day for last 3 days n 2 weeks of reading tutorials n blogs...

Finally i complete the dress I was planning for Ria :)

Thanx a lot to TO SEW WITH LOVE for the wonderful tutorial on
I would be completely lost without this !!


Applique for BABY dress

I am a Busy BEE these days, the BUG to stitch lil dresses has bitten me...
 I am doing applique & reading loads on tutorial blogs....

Strawberry for baby doll
                                          Lovely Birdie
Bugging BUG

Happy that all seem to have come out nice.... will make cute lil jumpers for my Sis In Law lil baby doll.
 She's 3months old lil doll RIA............


Thursday, July 7, 2011


Hello friends,

This is my very first write up in the bloggers land :)

Quilts n quills, as the name says it all…. I love to quilt & the new craze is paper quilling!!

I quilted my first quilt for my baby when I was expecting !! 

It is an applique baby quilt measuring 35”/21”.

I have used 4 different cotton materials along with felt cloth which stands out.

Each patch piece measuring 7”

The animal pattern has been designed by me.

Though the colour I choose was pink my son loves to use it, m happy making it

The inspiration for this quilt came from a gift from my aunt who does wonderful quilts; this is one among her best pieces…

I just love the appliqued caterpillar on it, that’s the main attraction of the quilt.