Monday, February 28, 2011

Oscars!



Hey All.. yuup the oscars.. all over!! I am not usually that interested in oscars.. they are too much of a hype for me.. but the only thing I am interested in is the gowns of the ladies! and here are the two which caught my eye today.. the ones I wish to be in or somehow create a semi version of it!

Anne Hathaway


Gosh! I just looove her gown! And Hailee Seinfield

I am not like entirely crazy about this one, but she looks so cute and so pretty and I love the feminity of it... and I think I can use it as an inspiration for some of my own creations!

I also loved the gown that Amy Adams was wearing.. I think I am totally crazy about this color.. This looks ammazing!!!


What were your Oscar picks?!

All images via wonderwall

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Weekend Find!


It feels so good to be back at work after a long weekend of tending a sick child down with the weather. Just happened to came across this great source save-on-crafts. It seemed to be stashed with AAALLLL my favourite stuff in resonable prices and all under one roof and soo much more to make me crave and amaze and desire for! Hop on over for a wonderful ride.. But here is my crux! Enjoy!


                   


Apothecary jars!!!!!!!!! AWESOME! Love them! and there are trillions (okay not as many) more there! Soooo hard to pick!





Love the color! what an ambience this would create when stringed with its likes!


                                                                 paper lanterns

There are TONS of options in the paper lanterns and other fabulous lights From Led to decorative to chandlieres to rope lights, you name it..its all there.. Aren't these just gorgeous and so fairly priced!

These vintage suitcases are screaming my name! Head over heels in love with them..



                

                                                                      favor bags

How cute is that striped one and so classy! and those chinese take away bags are such a cute twist! and so reasonably priced!

       


Silver buckets! I adore them! beautiful centerpieces..
look absolutely great with foliage as well as fresh flowers!


Looking at this tub all I can think of it being full of ice and on top of it assortment of drinks chillllled!! for a summery party outdoors with snacks and complete with a water balloon fight! Dont you think!


Although i know better resources for naturals but these were some of the cute ones I found! What Can I do.. I just cannot resist!


And there were loooads of other fab stuff which you can find all under one roof and get really creative with! the likes!




                                                              
                                                                       bird cages


             
   
cake stands and cupcake holders           

Monday, February 14, 2011

DIY cushion


When I saw these cushions I knew that I needed to create them! and I did!! And this is my result..


Pretty good don't you think.. I am absolutely in love with them and they look amazing on my black couch in front of the chevron wall.. Here is an easy to-do to create the black and white one..


Things you'd need:

  • white cushion cover or white fabric (stitched or unstitched that is your will.. I worked on a stitched fabric)
  • black velvet ribbon (7 meters)
  • glue
  • scissors
  • pencil and scale
Method:

1. Iron the fabric.



2. With the help of pencil and scale draw random lines on the fabric. The scale and size and pattern is upto you.





3. measure the ribbon with one drawn line and cut it and start glueing.



It will start shaping up gradually..


And that is about it.. complete all lines.. Make changes.. Add more.. Adjust your fabric with your ribbon.. and Voila.. You will have your cushion!



Tips and Tricks:

1. Do load up on ribbons. I miscalculated mine and ended up delaying my project for two days leaving it unfinished, which was pretty annoying! SO buy extra ribbon. You never know what it takes!
2. You can stitch the ribbons instead of glueing, but I chose to glue and it turned out alright for me. A bit messy but works pretty fine. So stitching or gluing is your call.
3. The black and blue cushion was a DIY as well but it was bit more complicated. If you are interested email me and I will send you the pattern that I used.

Let me know what you think and please do let me know if you tried it yourself. You can order me as well and I will design it for you. For details email me at get.samiya@gmail.com



Sunday, February 13, 2011

DIY room makeover



For the last couple of days I was at my moms place for a visit and awaiting some long due paper work.. and was free most of the time, so I took up two or actually one projects to complete during my sojourn.. The wall in my room, which was opposite to the bed! It had a makeshift Inayah's dresser.. which was always a huge mess as it turned out to be the best dumping spot in the room.. It was a real eye sore, not exactly the prettiest sight to wake up to..

Here is the before pic.. in its good days



So my inspiration was..



   image source  madebygirl  

                                                                                               image source  caitlinwilsondesign          

I wanted to do this chevron wall in soft blue and than place the black couch(which i had in the other corner of the room before) in front of the wall and acceroise with these cushions..

So here is the after..








The cushions and the walls are a DIY, whose tutorial I am going to post real soon.. Meanwhile let me know what do you think?

Have a wonderful, cheerful,blissful Monday!