Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Congrats card for sis

Hi all! I made this card for a special li'l girl who's becoming a prettier damsel everyday and is getting engaged! My baby sister is getting married!! How time flies...

I have embossed the floral pattern from an Itsy Bitsy stencil and inked the raised areas. Have added die cut and embossed elements which I have inked and stamped. And finished with the bow.. Hmmm, need a little more practice with bow making isn't it? :)

Hope u like it sis... We are all jumping in joy for you :)

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Wire-form earrings

Wire-form earrings

Hi all.. I made these wire-formed earrings for my sister. This is the first proper wire-forming that I have ever done. I have tried coarse wire-wrapping earlier though. You might have seen my wire-wrapped faux-jade necklace.. Am yet to make the bracelet I had told then... Lazy me :-)

The main challenge in making these earrings was in replicating the shape.. You might notice that they are not exactly similar. And there are tool marks on the second one too.. Hmmm.. I need more practice! And next time I think I should use a light hammer to flatten out the shape properly.. Here I had used just the handle of my pliers to flatten :-)

 But I like the way they've turned out.. Much better than what I expected. The design is like the traditional kolam/rangoli we draw at home, right? Do you like them?

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Fibre-tissue paper earrings

Remember my rice paper earrings? This one was made the same way... From a piece of a new kind of violet-colored paper I found in a bouquet wrapper... It looks like tissue paper but is more fibrous and difficult to tear. Do you happen to know what it is called?

I have used a handmade wire loop of 22 gauge wire, pearl metallic acrylic colors and kundan stones. I have tried to give a rustic look by dabbing the paint rather than applying it smoothly. Have not sealed it yet but hope to do it tomorrow night (read as after my son sleeps.. :))

How is it?

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Thank you Berina!! I cook/click/craft therefore I am…

When Berina of Moxie Craftie wanted to tag me in a blog hop, I was so overcome with joy and agreed immediately..Thank you so much dear!!  But me being me, I completely forgot about it and totally missed her post tagging me :-o !!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Tandoori Chicken

Since I saw this recipe in Madhura's recipes channel on Youtube, de-skinned whole chicken always kept haunting my cooking dreams :)

After a loooooong break!

Hi all! How are you doing? I know it's been a long time since I posted anything on my blog. Joining back at work full time and managing a little one who's ready to roll the moment I put him down do pose their own challenges..

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

It's a Baby Boy!!

Yes, it's a loooong loooong time since I posted. But to make up for the delay I want to share the sweet news of the arrival of Nithilan, my baby boy..