Monday, October 20, 2014

Baby girl book - Little lady

Hello Friends ,
I have been busy with a Baby Memory Book 
Tiny handprints, first giggles, nicknames, favorite things, and bright dreams for the future BABY record book is the perfect keepsake book for capturing all the precious memories and mementos of baby’s first year. The interior features a place to capture every miracle and milestone, creating a heartwarming journal of these first, special days. Playful illustrations add inspiration to every page.

Baby record Book from pregnancy record to Baby turns 1 Page by page pictures

Front Page - Hard Bound

0-3 months baby milestones 

3-6 months baby's firsts!

6-9 mns milestones

9-12 months milestones 

Big Girl now !

love notes for the Big Girl

Family pic as the baby turns 1

Hope it was worth the effort!!

BGC#61 - Baby Showers

Friday, October 17, 2014

Diwali Dhamaka - Glass Bottle Lamps

Hello Friends ,

Diwali/Deepavali  is here, The festival of lights ! Here's what we follow as traditions at home, Diwali celebrations lasts for up to five days. We decorate our homes  with tiny electric lights or small clay oil lamps, Bowls of water with candles and flowers floating on the surface is something my little ones loves to do along with me :)

Its the time of year when we make  special effort to clean our homes before Diwali, wear new clothes and give gifts of sweets to family members, close friends and not to forget Fireworks!!

Deepawali or Diwali is a festival of lights symbolizing the victory of righteousness and the lifting of spiritual darkness.  I have been busy making Cards and Gifting bags all these years so for a change thought of some decoration this time !!

Taking you along with the process of making a Glass Bottle Lamp!

Make a light decoration
The first step was to obtain some empty wine or beer bottles.  I needed to remove the labels. Soaking the bottles in hot water makes this step much easier than trying to scrape dry labels off the bottle.After all the labels were off, and the bottle no longer smelled like alcohol, I let it dry over night.

I gathered my supplies.- 

Modge Podge matte finish , 
Paper rope , 
doily tape , 
ready made fabric flower , 
Bakers Twine & 
 a Owl charm!

The basic steps of the process involved putting a little bit of glue on the circumference of the bottle, placing paper rope over the glue, and holding that part down for some time to make sure that it set enough for me to move on to the next section.! 

You can roll up the whole bottle with twine or paper rope but The crafter in me wanted to decorate it .... so I went ahead with keeping the rope as it is with coats of Modge Podge matte finish & added doily papers , ready made fabric flower , Bakers Twine and finally a Owl charm!

Bottle decor Close ups!
With Decoration done, just throw in a strand of lights which you can easily get from any electrical equipment store. These lights are not very expensive either which adds to the fun.If you have a power drill, get a glass drill bit... I went ahead with not drilling it !! 
And then plug it to a power source. Easy and enchanting. Wasn’t it?

Hope you liked my tutorial, let me know in your comments!!
Thanks so much for Stopping by today!