Thursday, August 19, 2010

Other crafts - QUILLING.

*** Warning : Picture heavy post ***

I had long forgotten the beautiful art of paper quilling. Luckily I met this very talented lady, Amna Al Fardh , who was promoting this craft. Looking at her gorgeous works I was absolutely hooked on.
I was so inspired with her beautiful projects that I just had to learn this once more.I had tried it sometime back but because we do not get the supplies locally and lack of beautiful coloured paper discouraged me from pursuing this elegant craft.
These are some of my very first attempts. Nothing great yet, but I enjoyed making these pieces. When I was surfing online I came across such wonderful resources , tutorials and projects. It would be a crime not to try it out.
This Quilled Snowflake tutorial was very helpful. This is my first attempt at quilling.

And some of the other things I've been playing around with. Maybe I'll use this on my son's scrap book.

And then finally this poppy flower. This was my second quilling project. I found this amazing tutorial by Inna Dorman ,which was very helpful. She has some amazing creations in her site- truly talented. My ' to make ' list is growing by the minute.
I just love poppy flowers ...they are my favourite flowers to make even though I've never seen a real one all my life! Now Roses are what I get to see most and I'm not much of a rose person ..... Find them pretty but not really fond of the smell.
Anyways, here is it is ! I have to seriously take some better pictures.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Bag it - 7 Shimmering Beige
Looks like lately I've been working on so many bags. It's like every night I get haunted by ideas for bags , designs, patterns, colours etc. Or else, how to improve a particular style or pattern. Seriously, I have another bag to show in this post.

This one is very similar to the Silver Bag I had made sometime back with just a few modifications and a shoulder strap added. And ofcourse the rose with gold trim added for the bling factor !

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Bag it - 6 Shimmering Black Elegance

Hello after a short break. Yes, I'm back from my 'little ' vacation. It seems more like a dream. Anyways, still settling down into normal routine and finding it so boring.
And ofcourse catching up with various wips and different crafts. I'm having a good time learning new stuff too.
Here is the latest FO to show off!

I guess one of the most common accessory with every girl is a black bag. Yes , I have yet another bag to show :). What can I say's a crazy bag mode. It looks like all I'm doing id making bags. There are two more going on at the moment ....will post when done.But for now lets focus on this one.
It's done in shimmering black and gold thread. I like the look of the crocheted fabric. This bag is surely much better to look at in person than in these pictures. I know my photography skills are way off from any decent level but in this case I think it's the black that makes it difficult to capture a good picture. I've always found it difficult to get any decent picture of my projects in black.
I'm thinking of more stuff in this thread and combo. Loads of ideas but lets see what materializes.