Friday, 29 March 2013

Flour and water glue


I was on my Papier Machie craft project when i ran out of glue ! This is not what you want when you are fully obsessed with your new idea! 

I thought of more fun :) and decided to make my own glue out of flour and share my recipe of homemade glue with you .,.,

It is easy and non-toxic.
You will need flour and water.... 

To make a flour and water glue follow these instructions:


Boil 5 cups of water in a saucepan.

In a bowl, mix 1/4 cup of sieved flour with a cup of cold water. Mix to a smooth consistency (a bit like making custard). When completely free of lumps, add the mixture to the water in the saucepan. Gently boil, stirring constantly for two or three minutes until the mixture thickens.

Allow to cool before using.

This will make a runny glue. If you prefer a very thick glue (or if you are in a hurry for it to dry) use this recipe instead:

Thick flour and water glue:

Use 1 whole cup of flour to three cups of water. Make using the same method as above.






you can cool it by placing it in ice.
use it as you wish. :)

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Paper Flowers


I have been searching whole internet to know how these flowers are made and finally i got it and i did it.
I simply love flower making, moreover its already spring and flower love is at its peak :D


Here's is how i made them!
They simply look adorable..



Newspapers,water colors,Glue and scissor. :)

Steps to make these flowers:
1. 4 Newspaper pages stacked together.
2. Make a spiral from the center with the constant width with a pen or marker.
3. How large the Spiral would b depends on how large you want your flower to be.
    * i preferred  a spiral wit diameter 10 to 15 centimeters.*
4. Starting from the end of the spiral starting folding the paper inwards, first tightly than loose towards the ends.
5. Here u are done, join it with glue at the back end.
6. Now pick the color of your choice and start coloring the edges of the flower.

In the end you get a beautiful paper flower.

These flowers can be made with Fabric, book pages or any good material you have.
Fix it on a hair pin or as gift wrapping flowers or use it as you wish.These simply look fantastic.


MY TO DO PROJECT:




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Thursday, 14 March 2013

DIY Tissue Paper and Twigs Wreath

I made this wreath in Autumn last year and I'm such a lazy person to share it now, In spring! I thought it is not good but damn it I'm sharing it anyway.

I hope you like it and give it a try.


Materials Required:


Twigs. These can be arranged from any overgrown tree that needs trimming a bit.
Tissue paper or toilet paper.
Ribbon.
Glue.
Cardboard
Little Pebbles. I got mine from our driveway.

Lets Begin:


1. Twist your twig in a circle keeping one end longer. Wrap the longer end over the other end to make a complete circle. I'm using willow tree twigs, they are long shinny and bend easily. Also I've not skinned them, I like them as they are. Natural!

2. Take another twig and wrap it around the previous one( over the first round). First round is important, try to get the shape right.

3. Wrap as many twigs as you like taking one at a time until you are satisfied with the thickness of the wreath.

4. Trim out all the unruly twigs and use glue to fix them if needed.



Now lets make the stone ornament to decorate it with.

1. I found some really good shaped pebbles. For this you will have to search for nice looking pebbles all by yourself. The trick is try to put them together to see if they look good. I have put them to look like hugging couple. Isn't that cute?

2. With the help of Glue paste the pebbles on the hard cardboard piece and cut it around except for the bottom side, so that we can glue that to our twigs.

Decorating with tissue paper flowers.

1. Makes some tiny tissue paper flowers and paste them over the twigs. Simple.


You can hang it with the help of some ribbon. I hope you like my post. Thank you. Bye.





Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Puff Flower



This flower amazes me a lot. I love its puffiness.




Materials:

Crochet hook.
Yarn. 
Scissor.
Faux Pearls.
Tapestry needle and thread.

Procedure:

Step1: Chain 4. Join with first stitch. This is magic ring.
Step2: Chain 1. Yarn Over. Insert hook in the hole of magic ring. Yarn over and pull.
Repeat 4 more times.
Step3: Yarn over. Pull through all of the loops.
chain 1.
Step4: Insert hook in the hole of magic ring and slip stitch.
Chain 1.
This Completes your 1st petal.
Since our flower consists of 5 petal we will repeat the same procedure for the rest of them.

At last knot the 2 ends together and cut out the extra yarn.
Using Tapestry needle and thread affix the pearl in the center.



I use them to decorate my bellies and gloves.
Cute little flower appliques aren't they?

Bye.

Friday, 8 March 2013

Easy crochet key hanger

Hey buddies..

This is an easy way to make a crochet key hanger or key chain  whatever you may call it...
It looks beautiful and stylish and is pretty easy to make...
All you need is a yarn,,crochet hooks,,and a bit of a chain..

1) Make a crochet ball..
*I made 2 of two different sizes.. :)

2) Join it with the chain and a ring to hang it from..

Done...you just made your own key chain.. ;P
That was pretty easy.....!




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This one here is worth a try...






Thursday, 7 March 2013

Spicy Potato recipe..

Spicy potatoes are a great dish to serve for appetizer, snack or side dish.

Recipe will serve 4


Ingredients:


3 medium red potatoes
2 tablespoons oil
1/2 teaspoon cumin seed
1 teaspoon crushed coriander seed
1 teaspoon crushed fennel seed
8 to 10 fenugreek seeds
1 teaspoon shredded ginger
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 green chilis, seeded and sliced long ways
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro


Method:


Peel off some skin in stripes from the potatoes; leave some of the skin to provide color.
Cut the potatoes into bite size cubes.

In a pot, boil about four cups of water; add one teaspoon of salt and the cubed potatoes. make sure there is enough water in pot so potatoes are soaked. Boil the potatoes till they are tender but not mushy.

After potatoes are cooked, drain the water and set aside.

Heat the oil in a frying pan on medium high heat. Test the heat by adding one cumin seed to the oil; if it cracks right away oil is ready.

Add cumin seed, and as cumin seeds crack add coriander, fennel seed, fenugreek seed and shredded ginger, stir fry for half a minute.

Add potatoes and Stir-fry on medium high heat till they are light golden brown.

Add salt, black pepper and green chili and roast another two to three minutes. Turn off the heat and add lemon juice and cilantro and mix. Serve hot.

Adjust salt, lemon, and pepper to your taste.




A light recipe to enjoy.. :)



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Recipezzz--Mutton Kanti

Hey everyone..
Here i present to you a recipe to relish....:)

INGREDIENTS:


Mutton-- 1/2 kg (boneless and cubed)
Onion-- 2 medium size (cut into rings)
Yogurt-- 5 tbsp
Garam Masala-- 1 tsp
Ginger Garlic Paste-- 1 tbsp
Tomatoes-- 2 large
Green chillies-- 5-6

Turmeric Powder-- 1/2 tsp
Chilly Powder-- 2 tsp
Coriander Powder-- 2 tsp
Cumin seeds-- 1 tsp
Cardamom-- 2 no
Cloves-- 2 no
Cinnamon stick-- 2 inch piece
Coriander leaves-- 1/2 cups chopped
Salt-- as per tatse
oil for frying
soya sauce--4 tbsp

METHOD:


Wash mutton pieces and drain well.

Marinate the meat with yogurt, ginger garlic paste and half the quantity of each spices .

Refrigerate it in a container with lid for over night.

Bring the meat to room temperatute.

Take meat cubes one by one and shallow fry them in oil.

In another kadaai, take some oil and add onion rings, tomato cubes and all the spices and saute .

Now add fried meat cubes and green chillies and soya sauce.

Add some water and cover with lid till the water gets absorbed.

Garnish with corriander and serve hot with naan.





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Crochet Balls

An easy peezy tutorial to make beautiful crochet balls.
It wont take much of your time really.



you will need:-


1) worsted weight yarn
2) crochet hook
3) polyfil for stuffing

Abbrevations Used:

sc: single crochet
inc: (increment stitch) 2 sc in one stitch
dec: (decrement stitch) 1 sc over two stitches through the front loops only
r: Round

Time Required:

15 mins

Lets Begin:

Make a magic ring.
R1: 10 sc into ring
R2: inc in each stitch around. You will have 20 stitches now.
R3: inc 1, sc 1. Repeat for the whole round. you will get 30 stitches.
R4 to 9: 1 sn stitch in each stitch.
R10: dec, sn stitch 1. Your stitches will be reduced to 20 again.
R11: dec, sn stitch. You will have 13 stitches.
R12: 1 sn, dec around.
Stuff with polyfil
R16: dec around.



DIY 1 Minute Tiny Tissue Paper Flowers (easy)

You are going to love this. Yes! Today I'm going to show you how I make tiny tissue paper flowers in 1 minute.




You will need:


Tissue paper
Scissor
Glue (if needed)


Lets Get Started:


1. Take a square toilet paper. Fold it in Half. And again fold that into half.
2. Cut out your flower shape.
3. Twist the only edge you will find. (refer picture)
4. Try to open the flower a bit with the help of your fingers.
5 That's it. Make as many as you want.
6. Using glue to paste them where ever you want to.



The only thing that is missing is the fragrance maybe not unless you are using perfumed paper!
Bye!

Crochet Bookmark

Lovely Crochet bookmark.. :)



Its quiet simple and easy to make...

Here is a free tutorial to make this beautiful crochet bookmark..

1) Make a crochet flower... You can check my post on how to make a crochet flower or just simply visit Crochet flowers


2) Now starting with a slip knot make a chain as long as the length of your book!
3) On this chain make a double stitch line( I'm assuming you know how to do double crochet stitch.. )


4) On one end join a fringe of yarn..
like this...

 

 5) On the another end attach the flower you made.. :)

and your bookmark is ready..
really adorable... :)

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few more bookmark patterns you would love..





Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Crochet Flower tutorial..


Well this is a tutorial for a two layer crochet flower..
A very easy way to make one... :)


For beginners, to learn the basics of crocheting (slip knot,single stitch, double crochet stitch etc etc) visit


Ok lets get started...

Top layer....

you got to start with a magic ring!
Round 1 : about 12 double stitches into the ring...


Round 2 : Take a different colored yarn and knot it to the circle made.
                Now make a chain of 4 single stitches.
                Join this chain to the second stitch from where you begin.
                Continue till you fill the circumference of the circle.



Here you are done with top layer of your flower. :)

Bottom Layer...


Again start with a magic circle.
make a circle of double stitches..


Round 2 : Over the circumference of the circle make a round of single stitches.
                 it will make the flower larger.. :)



Round 3 : Make 4 double crochet stitches through single hole to make a petal.
                             

              Continue ... like this...

Now join the two layers of the flower .... 
you can top it with the beads of your choice


your flower is ready... :)
Make as many as you like.

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