Monday, 2 April 2018

Tutorial: DIY Halterneck Backless Crop Top from old T-shirt


Hi Everyone!
Summer is soon approaching!
Am here today with a very simple tutorial on how to make a stylish Halterneck Backless Crop Top. That too, re-purposed and reused from an old t-shirt.
 


At times its difficult with kid's clothes. This T just shrank one size after first wash. My daughter just adores the color and 'Bambi" appliqué on it. So here, I just had to do something about it...Can't just throw it away?
 
After having seen and being inspired by many crafters and DIYers do T-shirt refashion, I came up with my plan. So out came the scissors and..
Just neatly cut away the sleeves so that:
a) there is one inch shoulder left, next
b) turn over the T-shirt and chop off the back in a neat line above the armhole level
c) What is left of the back ,cut a vertical line from top to bottom in the center.

Now gather all the chopped off fabric, DON"T throw away.
I picked the stitches and lay the pieces straight flat on floor and
Chop, chop...
Cut horizontal strips of about 1 inch or 2.5 cm thickness
 

Now this is fun part
You just have to do it to enjoy it
Hold the two free ends of the strip and give a good pull
and you have a neat cord with free edges neatly folded in which just don't need to be stitched

Now I sew a cord on each shoulder for the neck tie for halterneck pattern.
I also attached two cords one on each side of the back to secure the halterneck backless crop top.
 

Vow its done...She looks pretty in this. Very Summer-ish.
 
This is the back which shows the two tie ups at the back and on the neck of the halterneck top.

Also made a matching bracelet with the left over cords which can do double duty as pony tail hair band or as of course the bracelet. Look here...

Am a cotton/satin/silk stitched top person, but now am in look out for Ts.
Its so quick...
its addicting...

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Wednesday, 7 March 2018

St Patrick's Day is here: Get LUCKY! Get Shopping lovely products

Hi Everyone!
St Patrick's Day is just round the corner..
Grab some awesome designs on quality product for yourself, home and loved ones..Delivered at your doorstep...


St Patrick's Day Green Shamrock/Clover LOVE
St Patrick's Day Green Shamrock/Clover LOVE
by Artistically_Yours
Plush cushions for spring and even throughout the year..
 
St Patrick's Day Green Shamrock/Clover Forest
St Patrick's Day Green Shamrock/Clover Forest
by Artistically_Yours
can cooler

And many more things to choose from
Not just for one day celebration
But to enjoy the year round...
 
St Patrick's Day Green Shamrock/Clover Luck & Love
St Patrick's Day Green Shamrock/Clover Luck & Love
by Mom Das

Do visit my shop at
www.zazzle.com/artistically_yours
for many more designs and products

Love to meet you there.
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Friday, 23 February 2018

DIY: Table Foosball or Soccer with cardboard at Home

A very big Hi to all of You!
Sometime back it was my son's birthday and I wanted to make him something more than a cake and the Shirt..
I made him a Table Foosball or Soccer..
He was thrilled...

I photographed the steps to share on my blog with you,
But forgot to take measurements..
So, if anyone of you can see me now,
am sitting with the Soccer board and measuring tape while am writing this blog :)

OK! So I started with a big empty cardboard box.
As you see I have cut it open into half,
so that, now my field is 14 inches by 20 inches, and 6 inches deep.
I cut out small rectangles 3 inches by 1.5 inches on either sides along the width of box,
as the goal posts.
And
Cut four small holes just big enough to allow the rods through on either sides along the length, 4 inches from the ground.

Next I covered the walls of the board with white paper using craft glue.

I used green textured handmade paper at the base of the box
to make the field.

You can used dowels, but I had some light weight metal rods,
Which I cut to 25 inches size,
Sanded the sharp ends smooth
Painted them black
Let dry before use.

Next using my acrylic color I painted the markings on the field.

Put in the four rods through the holes across the field.

Next cut out 12 strips of cardboard
8 inches by 1.7 inches.
Stuck them to the rods equidistant to each other using double sided tape.
Folded down the two ends and covered them with white paper to make the players.
Next using some colors and marker pens
I painted the players.

Painted the players both sides.
Make sure you make two teams on alternative rods and don't forget the goal keepers.

Next drop in a ping-ping ball or any light ball
Go ahead and maybe color it and
Your football or soccer ball is ready.

 
As you see
My kids were so thrilled
Couldn't even take a still steady pic..

Hope am helpful and inspiring  enough
for you to go ahead and make one for yourself!

Do tell me how you liked this project of mine on the comment box bellow.
Your visits and comments are always welcome and cherished.

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Saturday, 27 January 2018

VALENTINE'S DAY Gifts for LOVED ones: Part 3

Hello!
Hope you like my creations on zazzle products

Here is two new collections celebrating LOVE

Flaunt in this pair of leggings

Valentine Starburst Red Hearts
Valentine Starburst Red Hearts
by Artistically_Yours

Enjoy a cup of warmth with
 
Valentine Starburst Red Hearts
Valentine Starburst Red Hearts
by Artistically_Yours

Snuggle up to coziness of
 
Valentine Starburst Red Hearts
Valentine Starburst Red Hearts
by Artistically_Yours

And much more from my collection
 
Valentine Love Starburst Red Heart
Valentine Love Starburst Red Heart
by Mom Das

Like to see some more

Say that "My heart beats just for You"
 
My Heart Beats only for You
My Heart Beats only for You
by Artistically_Yours

Or play the game of Love
Its an All win situation
 
Win the Love Game
Win the Love Game
by Artistically_Yours

From my collection
 

Monday, 22 January 2018

VALENTINE'S DAY Gifts for LOVED ones: Part 2

Hi Everybody!

Hope you liked my previous post on my creations on Zazzle for Valentine's Day! Do let me know your opinion in my comment box..Thank you!

Here is some more

Blooming Red Heart
Blooming Red Heart
by Mom Das

And Some More

 
Live & Love with Swan Lace Heart
Live & Love with Swan Lace Heart
by Mom Das

All these products can ordered from anywhere and be received conveniently at your given address.
The design, text and base color can be customized easily as your need.

Do visit my store for other collections too at
https://www.zazzle.com/artistically_yours/collections

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Wednesday, 17 January 2018

VALENTINE'S DAY Gifts for LOVED ones: Part 1

VERY BIG HELLO!
AND
WISH YOU AND YOUR LOVED ONES A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR!

In a months time Valentine's Day is coming.
I have made in new design collection on Zazzle
for all those who want to tell their loved ones
that they are SPECIAL
they are
"ONE IN A MILLION"

Here is a sneak peak...


One in a Million Heart Throw Blanket
One in a Million Heart Throw Blanket
by Artistically_Yours

Aren't they great and useful
Look for the complete collection here
Gift, Bath, Beauty, Apparel..

Friday, 22 December 2017

DIY: Tic Tac Toe from Pebbles & Fabric scrap

Hi Everybody!

Am sharing a DIY project after a long time now!
Its fun project.
Utility project..
Kids friendly...
Super EASY....


Shall we start?
We need few pebbles. These pebbles I picked up from riverside from our last few travel trips. I chose some dark and some light shaded pebbles.
Next we need is a piece of fabric (say15cm x 50cm), just big enough to paint the game and make pouch to store the pebbles.
Two strings about 50cm each ( Well finally I used green colored file tags or shoe lace).
Acrylic or fabric paint (I used white and black) and brush.
Matching thread to sew, scissors and sewing machine.

 Next I painted the Tic Tac Toe frame on the fabric.
Painted cross and "O" on pebbles. One can add a little coat of varnish over the pebbles for the extra shine.
A note on where to paint the frame of the game: Cut the fabric in required size. Fold the fabric just as it would look like as a draw string bag. At the folded base of the fabric, say 1cm from mid line paint the Tic Tac Toe frame.

Once the fabric paint is dry, sew your draw string bag.
Its super easy..
Will share a tutorial some day..:)
Put your pebbles in the bag...
And done....

Carry your game along with you.
Pour out the pebbles,
Stretch out the bag, and
Just start playing...
  
A very rustic old game made in a rustic old way...
Hope you will also enjoy making it with me....

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Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Starfish Nautical Floral Wedding and Home collection at Zazzle

Hi Everybody!
Today I display my latest collection of Starfish Nautical with Floral twist  designs.
Enjoy Nautical Star-fish with floral twist ever fresh wreath in your life. Water color and hand painted design. You can change the color of the background as your need. You can add Name/ Initials/ any text too...
It has products in wedding suite collection and home products to gift and everyday life too...

Hope you like it too!

The collection has complete wedding suite of cards collection
(with custom postage too).
to mugs, posters, cushions,...
Party items like paper napkins, coasters, glass and plates too....
Craft and gift items.....
Even FABRICS!

If you want the design on some other product too, please contact me and I shall try to do so.

Best part: You can customize how the product would look, colors and text..
You can change even the background color to any color that you want...

Starfish Nautical Floral Wreath
Starfish Nautical Floral Wreath
by Mom Das

Do visit my Zazzle shop at
www.zazzle.com/artistically_yours
for many other designs and products
Do ask me to design specifically for you and
I would love doing it through Zazzle just for you!
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Friday, 17 November 2017

Winter Christmas with Bells and Holly on Zazzle

Hi Everybody!
Today I display my latest collection of Christmas Bells and Holly designs. Come celebrate Winter and Christmas with friends, family and even strangers. Say a little prayer, Listen the Jingle Bells in your heart. Enjoy the rich colors of red, gold and green. Don't miss out on the newsprint Black & White style too...

Hope you like it too!

The collection has candles, decoration ornaments..
to mugs, throws, cushions,...
Craft and gift items.....
Even FABRICS!

If you want the design on some other product too, please contact me and I shall try to do so.

Best part: You can customize how the product would look, colors and text..
You can change even the background color to any color that you want...
Winter Christmas with Bells and Holly
Winter Christmas with Bells and Holly
by Mom Das

Do visit my Zazzle shop at
www.zazzle.com/artistically_yours
for many other designs and products
Do ask me to design specifically for you and
I would love doing it through Zazzle just for you!

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Autumn Earthy Ikat Paisley Designs on Zazzle Products

Hi Everybody!
Today I display my latest collection of Hand painted Ikat using Oil pastel crayon designs. The crayon work give a new touch to the Ikat lending it texture and depth. The warm colors of autumn look amazing.

Hope you like it too!

The collection has bathroom items as shower curtain, mats..
to dining space items like tablecloth, runners, napkins,...
to even dinnerwares like plates, soup bowls, cake stand,....
Craft and gift items.....
Even FABRICS!

If you want the design on some other product too, please contact me and I shall try to do so.

Best part: You can customize how the product would look, colors and text..
You can change even the background color to any color that you want...

Autumn Earthy Ikat hand painted Paisley
Autumn Earthy Ikat hand painted Paisley
by Mom Das
Do visit my Zazzle shop at
www.zazzle.com/artistically_yours
for many other designs and products
Do ask me to design specifically for you and
I would love doing it through Zazzle just for you
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Ikat Paisley with Chevron Design on Zazzle products

Hello!
Today I display my latest collection of Hand painted Ikat using Oil pastel crayon designs. The crayon work give a new touch to the Ikat lending it texture and depth. Chevron and Ikat look just amazing. The cool blue, green with hint of purple look amazing.

Hope you like it too!

The collection has bathroom items as shower curtain, mats..
to bedroom or living room items like cushions, coasters, trays,...
to dining space items like tablecloth, runners, napkins,....
to even dinnerwares like plates, soup bowls, cake stand,.....
Craft and gift items......
Even FABRICS!

If you want the design on some other product too, please contact me and I shall try to do so.

Best part: You can customize how the product would look, colors and text..
You can change even the background color to any color that you want...

Ikat Crayon Paisley with Chevron
Ikat Crayon Paisley with Chevron
by Mom Das

Do visit my Zazzle shop at
www.zazzle.com/artistically_yours
for many other designs and products
Do ask me to design specifically for you and
I would love doing it through Zazzle just for you
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Tutorial: DIY Halterneck Backless Crop Top from old T-shirt

Hi Everyone! Summer is soon approaching! Am here today with a very simple tutorial on how to make a stylish Halterneck Backless Crop ...