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Behind my silence...

A newcomer to our family.  We are blessed with a baby girl. The whole family is behind her... I cannot spend much time for my creative works. Though I have something to share with you, I'll update it shortly. Thank you for your comments and support though I was not very active.

Girls top and pant

I made this top and pant to gift my neighbour's one year old daughter, for her first birthday. The top is made from silk cotton fabric, the pant is plain pintuck cotton fabric. It is a sleeveless top with back open. I made some flowers using scrapes to embellish the top Flower details...
The closer view of the top...

The back...  Hope you love this... Thank you very much for visiting my blog though I am not very active. Meet you soon with another creative work... I am linking this to the parties here

Art from waste- Coconut shell painting

My daughter is enjoying her summer holidays. At times she is not interested in her regular games and so we are back to our craft work.
This time it is an art from waste- Coconut shell painting.

It is very simple. Take a coconut shell and scrub the fiber around it and make the surface smooth by rubbing it with salt paper.( Children need our help to do this) Apply a coat of white paint. Let it dry. 
Draw any designs of your wish and paint it with the colors you love. I have used simple shapes, so that it is easy for my daughter to paint.   I have used enamel paint. You can also use fabric paint, if so then, give a coat of clear varnish.I have not painted inside, so the bowl can be used as snack bowl.The front and the back view....



I am linking this to the parties here


A new dress

Little busy with some other work and couldn't concentrate much in sewing, blogging or other crafts, but I did some embroidery work. I made this dress for my daughter, after her birthday dress. Hope this suits for this hot summer... 


Sequin work with chain stitch and back stitch. The material is the blouse material which comes along with the saree. 
Details of the sequin work...

Linking this to the parties here.


Her birthday dress...

This year I kept it simple, since I can't spend much time in sewing and  I finished this dress in two days, one day for drafting and the next day for sewing. The material itself glitters more, so no embellishment expect the ruffles at the waist line. Hope you can remember this material, once I made a skirt and top for my cousin with this. I loved the material very much and got the same for my daughter. 
 About the headband, I made two flowers and joined them to make a big one. I like this flower headband and have plans to make some more bands with scraps. If possible I will try to write a tutorial when I am making the next one. Hope you too like this...waiting to hear your comments. Thank You 

Neck design

This week's TAST challenge is detached chain stitch(lazy daisy). It is one of my favourite stitch. I made a decorative neck design using herringbone and detached chain in my blouse. The back ground in the picture is the saree, I have used some matching green color beads.


Close up...
One of my work with detached chain stitch done some time back...

Baby dresses

The dresses I made for my sister's new born daughter. I couldn't go for shopping to buy new materials, so I used the materials from my stash.

My favourite red and white






the back...

Reversible dress with matching nappy covers.  I got the idea for the reversible dress from vani's blog, the link is here











Silk cotton top decorated with hand embroidery. I love the small bows at the shoulders...

Simple cotton tops...





The dress I made for my friend's daughter...

I am linking this to the parties here

பொங்கல் நல்வாழ்த்துக்கள் - pongal greetings

உலகு எங்கும்
வாழும் தமிழர்கள் அனைவர்க்கும் எனது

இனிய பொங்கல் நல்வாழ்த்துக்கள்  இந்த தை திருநாளில் உங்கள் இல்லத்தில்
மகிழ்ச்சியும் நிம்மதியும் பெருகட்டும்.

Wish you a Happy Pongal




I have made something...

Hello friends, Wish you all a happy new year...

I was little busy, so a quite blogger for few weeks. There were some guests and I was sewing some dresses for my sister's new born daughter. We are going to our native to meet her this weekend and will celebrate pongal festival at my mother's home. very excited about it....   I have to make some more dresses ...
Its long since I want to make a purse. I was looking for the tutorials and two days ago, I got an easy one. Today I tried to make it and succeeded...

 I used the same fabric for outer and lining.  Though it was not very perfect, I love it.


If you want to make one, then the tutorial is here. Thank you very much for  your comments and support. It means a lot for me.