Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Badamwari: The Almond Orchard.

Hey all crazy spring lovers.
Spring is sensuous, Spring is colorful, Spring is beauty, Spring is picturesque.
We Love Spring!

Alright in this post i'm taking you to Badamwari Kashmir, for a change, I know you will like the place as i liked it. It was kinda family picnic with flowers showering allover you.

Situated at the foothills of Koh-e-Maran hill in the downtown area in Srinagar, Kashmir, the garden is dotted with the almond trees and various flowers all over.It is a bliss to be in such merry company of almond blossoms.
For centuries this garden was prepared for the yearly spring festival although the tradition died slowly as did all the other good things.
So it was for people to assemble in the garden to celebrate the beginning of the spring for few days along with the Maharaja[king]. bringing their own food and other necessities.

Nowadays the garden is open all year round but is most beautiful at the spring time......

Take a look yourself..

Spring Flower Wreath

Spring is on and so is our love for crafts and flowers. So what else can be better than making a flower wreath for the beautiful season.....

Wreaths are easy yet difficult to make, you got to have a lot of patience to deal with all the minuscule things you are going to use in it and for the newbies it is a bit of a job to get it all done cleanly!!

Well i can help ;)
I choose to make a wreath out of an old vintage decorative plate, few tiny bells[for that super cute jingle], and ribbon.
It is a quick project to work on.

How to do it ?
Make few[in my case 6] flowers from the ribbon, if you don't know how, check my post on The Diy easy ribbon rose

Use glue to hold them[flowers] in place at the center.
Scatter some bells and beads over the plate and flowers, Of course you are going to glue them up!
Make a ribbon string from the backside of the plate and hang it up.

Here is your easy pezy flower wreath done clean and beautiful. 

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Easy Apron Making Tutorial

Hey everybody i'm Bella again and i'm going to show you how exactly could you do it without spending too much and if you are a craft queen as i am ;) you will love to do this simple project apart from using it. Design your own stylish apron to look more elegant while you work.

Ladies, this is one piece apron with no complicated stitches or cutting that even a beginner can do it like a professional. :)

Here we go:-

STEP 1: Gather materials:
--Waterproof fabric of some beautiful color ,  i picked black. Prints may look even better.
In my Opinion, problem with the cotton or other fabric is that stains don't come off easily and are not waterproof either. So waterproof fabric or Rexene can come to our rescue.
--Cotton fabric[i choose blue] , few meters long and 1.5 inches wide or else you can use a ribbon of width=1.5.
--A scissor, your sweet sewing machine , tapestry needle, thread, few buttons and a bit of craft dust!!

STEP 2:  Measurements:
--Take your measurements around chest and waist and mark on waterproof fabric. When you feel the measurements are absolutely correct it is time to use your scissors and start cutting along the lines.
--measurements totally depend upon the person going to wear it..

STEP 2:  Piping up the edges:
-- Fold the blue fabric as you see in picture below to get i/4th of a fabric.
--Sandwich the apron fabric in between the two folds of blue fabric and start stitching[refer to pic below]

--At corners fold the fabric diagonally and keep sewing.
--Tip: Start up from one of the bottom corners and continue till the other. Hence 3 sides are covered.

STEP 4:  The ruffles for the bottom.
--I'm making ruffles to give it a vintage touch where as black fabric make it look bold!
--Take some of the blue fabric of the same width. Sew the two edges to avoid threads of fabric to come out.
--Fold the fabric in layers and start sewing in the middle as can be seen from the pics.
--Make it long enough to cover the bottom of the apron.
--Sew it to the apron along the mid stitch ans Ta-Da you are done!

STEP 4:  Strings :
--Now make strings and sew them to the apron to make a neck area and a back knot.

STEP 4: Floral twist:
--Decorate your apron with pretty flowers and i'm here sharing one simple method to make quick flowers from fabric.
--From same blue fabric I took a round piece of fabric of diameter about 15cms. People who used ribbon can use any matching fabric to make it look beautiful.
--Take your tapestry needle and a thread and go on stitching along the circumference of the circle.
--Pull the thread and flatten out the fabric.
--Put a button on top and secure it firmly.

--The beautiful flower is formed,, can you not see it?

--Sew it to your apron wherever you may like and the project concludes!

Flaunt it out ladies! :*

Thank you for visiting!