Monday, May 2, 2016

Dusting | Household chores

Dusting is a mundane work and a compulsory essential on a daily basis.
There are many tools available in market but they are all reusable. I wish to have something disposable. Hence created my own with plastic bags and newspaper and a thread to tie the Knot!
See for yourself....

Monday, April 25, 2016

Gift basket upcycling

Gift basket made of card paper is transformed into a lampshade. The base is a 2.5L plastic bottle. See the images below!

Monday, January 11, 2016

Foam sheet crafts

The much talked about topic now-a-days but not a single one to cater for a real party woman. So I have conjugated two very famous ideas with hoards of videos on you tube which are milk carton purse plus foam sheet crafts. The result is awesome!
The journey of making party clutches for real women took me to heights of pain and frustration. And I admit right away that it actually made me to create something a new.
What come handy though is all the skills I have acquired all along in crafting different stuff. But what I lack is patience with trials and error prone steps which cannot be avoided at any cost as there is no reference available online. Totally stuck for few days at first then came up with my own  ideas!
Why am I writing all this. It is because never get frustrated in your life if you unable to locate any solution to a problem like crafting. Create the solution yourself. I know it is easy to write than to do but all is well if it ends well. A very old saying!
Enjoy every day of your life, may Lord brings joy and happiness to you, amen.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Tie & Dye

Dyeing fabric, an ancient art form. Vivid hues have enchanted humankind since time begins. Colors found by primitive man through the utilization of different plants' parts such as juices, blossoms, leaves, bark and roots. And applying these substances to primitive fabric was its’ recreation.

Tie-dye as we apply the term prevalent in the United States in the mid 1950's. In one thousand B.C., fabrics, for example, those used to wrap mummies found in colored in Egypt. Tie-dye thought to be a result of ancient implementation of dyes.

Despite the fact that fabric was perishable and crumbled, archaeologists still settled that a range of stamps could have been utilized for printing fabric five thousand years back in Mesopotamia and Indo-pak subcontinent.

China has been making a type of tie-dye following the 6th century. They knew how to turn, overlay, and tie silk or cotton so when the fabric plunged into dye, distinctive parts of the fabric would retain the color. This brought forth diverse parts of the material to show shading more vibrantly than the rest.

Pre-Columbian Peru, Nigeria, and different nations, particularly on the west shore of Africa have delighted in the specialty of tie-dye. North African tribes made spot designs on woolen materials. The Yoruba ladies of West Nigeria produce marvelous indigo-colored fabrics which are composed intricately with the creasing and tritik (sewing systems.)

However, there are thousand ways to dye fabric or combine few to create a masterpiece. Today I have combine two tying techniques before dyeing an old T-shirt. To be on the safe side I have prepared a sample.

The T shirt is...

Friday, March 6, 2015

Tissue Cover Box

Tissue box covers are of many types but I desire to buy something which would accessories my living area. I have searched every market in Rawalpindi but of no gain.
Hence decided to diy. Hence YouTube is of great help. Though it is my first attempt but the result is astonishing see it for yourself.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Wrapping Paper Organizer

Lately, I am organizing every piece of craft supplies. I have bombarded Google and YouTube but again nothing comes up with zero budget storage options.
Thus I have managed to get my hands on milk cartons and voila see the result yourself!

Monday, February 2, 2015

Journey of Bangles' transformation

Bangles are the most desired gift for girls of any age. And close to heart for brides and married ladies all over Pakistan.
But what to do when it became out of size and one doesn't wishes to depart from it.
Well an idea sprang in my mind and then lead me to explore the WWW but all in vain. I was unable to find single idea on Google and YouTube search engines.
So I started chalking out the plan and the modus operandi. My sincerest apologies to those who might have posted something similar but unfortunetly nothing comes up in my searches however, I have rephrase it and have done searches for almost 15 times on the stated search engines.
This post is picture heavy and as it is said a picture is mightier than thousand words.