Granny Squares - Crochet Project

Sharing some of my mum's crafts again. She made this cute granny square small rug. 
In India we constantly need small rugs(chattai) for sitting on the floor. 
This small rug is used everyday for pooja time (god worshiping time) for sitting on the floor while performing the worships. 

Mum has many granny squares which she has created long time ago and still has not connected them to make rugs... I have shared some samples below...






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Fabric Embossed Painting

Hello lovely people,

Today I am going to share my kit art with you. Since 2000 there's new craze of getting craft kits in India. I got the bug once and I tried this emboss painting kit from the craft shop in 2002. 

So the kit included a velvet cloth with printed picture of this lady. The painting was covered in some grey solution. Some glitter paints in primary colours were provided along with a mediocre brush. One leaflet instructions were enough to get me moving with this project. 

I had to paint all the grey coloured sections of the design with my choice of colours and let it dry over night. The glitter paints could be mixed with other colours or white colour to change the shade.
After the painting is dry , press it from the wrong side with hot steam iron. The hot steam makes the painted area puff and looks like embossed. Looks like magic! 

I got the velvet cloth framed. One of my friend loved it and ask me to make similar thing for her wedding. So I painted a beautiful peacock for her. 

Later I found out that the grey solution is the cloth embossing paint which can be applied to any fabric to get that puffed look.  I used that fabric embossing paint for some project , but was disappointed with the result. 

Now I just don't feel the novelty of using these crafts kits anymore. Now I like to do crafts from scratch.

Do share your kit arts with me.




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Wall hanging made of Beads

Hello crafters,

This wall hanging was made by my mum some 30 odd years ago and is still a part of our house decor.... I like the simplicity and durability of this craft. 

Small plastic beads were woven and intertwined together to form these small hexagons, which were then joined together in the end. 

I have not learned this craft from mum yet, something I would certainly learn in near future... 

Share your old crafts too...

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Parchment Fairies - Sesonal Greeting Cards


Dear crafters,

I sharing my 3D Parchment Flower Fairy cards. I used matching floral printed vellum paper for background in each cutouts. I embossed few important elements of the floral vellum paper to add further effect to the cards. 


The flower fairies are printed on one sheet of A4 parchment which are embossed and cut out. I use perga glue to stick the fairies on cards, so the embossing is not suppressed or damaged. 



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