Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Hello Friends, here is the large snowflake I tried with the craft paper with different colors on two sides. Very easy and quick decoration for parties and such events.Try it out .
The instructions can be found at http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-3D-Paper-Snowflake.

Monday, 14 November 2011

Navaratri Gombe Habba

I have been thinking of posting this from long time. These are the pictures of the Dolls arrangement I had done during Navaratri. Arrangement of dolls is a tradition followed during Dasara festival. For the nine days kids do visit houses in neighborhood to watch the dolls exhibition and enjoy the goodies they get from everybody.
This year theme is the depiction of Egyptian desert with pyramids and sphinxes.

From my childhood, I have enjoyed this festival for many reasons. This was the only festival where in kids are allowed to take the center stage with the festivities where as in other festivals elders used to keep us kids away from all the preparations :) . Unlike now, earlier dolls and other decorative ornaments were not displayed all the time but were wrapped in papers and kept in boxes at attic. I cant forget the excitement I had when I used to open the wrapper and take them out one by one for the arrangement for this festival once in a year.

This festival also was one opportunity for all the womenfolk at home to showcase their arts and skills . I remember visiting home where the stories of Ramayana and Mahabhartha used to get depicted with decorated dolls.

Even today at south India especially in Bangalore, Mysore regions and in Tamilnadu many people carry this tradition of dolls exhibition. At Bangalore Dhaatu is an organization which exhibits unique dolls exhibition every year . http://dhaatu.org/index.php/navrathra-mahothsava > Even at Bimba , the art hut conducts dolls exhibition competition every year.


Here is one hanging Kusudama I tried . I have used the normal craft paper available in stores.Beads are used to make it more colourful.
The detailed instructions are available at http://foldingtrees.com/2008/11/kusudama-tutorial-part-1/.

The challenging part is assembling of all flowers to get a perfect round. If all the flowers are of exact size it is easy to assemble.

I am hanging it in my living room and yes, it is getting lot of attention and approving looks :)

Tomorrow , I am planning to try the large snow flake , one more hanging paper flower.

See you all till then

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

I am becoming a dedicated student of Mary Bond :) ...
Trying out one more frame with flowers. This I am planning for my dear friend Jyothi who is my neighbor for her birthday . Tell me how itAdd Image looks.