Wednesday, November 27, 2013

A quick recycling finish


Hello everyone,  the other day I was organizing my son’s cupboard and I came across some old pair of  jeans, which had become quite small for him.   As I  kept it aside, I remembered something that I had come across online about recycling old jeans  into some fabric baskets.  I had bookmarked that particular blog and so after finishing my cupboard organizing,  I went to check it out.  And I really thank this blogger for coming up with this wonderful and quick tutorial.  The result of which are  these lovely fabric baskets…..


It was  just an hour long project and I was really thrilled with the outcome.  I have used iron on interfacing with the lining fabric.   If you too want to make some with an old pair of jeans, which I am sure everyone will have, please check out this blog by Pam from threading my way.  Its quite a simple and  quick  finish.


Sorry about the picture quality, its very cloudy over here and I am not able to get some good pictures.

What is happening at your end friends,  loving all the festive finishes in  blog land. Looking forward to your lovely comments and suggestions. Until  my next post. Do take care all of you…  Preeta.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Some new cushion covers…….


Hi friends,  We here in gulf  had a lovely weekend, with beautiful weather, and some rains.   Last week I had a lovely time in my sewing room whipping up some colorful cushion covers. 


I made six of these and was very happy with the outcome.  I kept the backing plain and attached some wooden button for the opening.


This was the first time I used the sensor button hole facility that I have on my new Janome sewing machine. It was very convenient and easy.

One  final look at all my cushion covers……


Hope all of you are busy in your sewing room making some lovely things ….. Looking forward to all your   finishes.   Till then do take care…. Bye from Preeta.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

A prayer book cover, and a new beginning……



Life is full of choices and compromises,  and we have  control on it till we make our choice, But once you choose, then the choice takes control over you.   And I as a person believe in the power of prayer and faith.   Prayers help us in making the right choices.  I used to maintain a prayer book in which I wrote  some shlokas  ( hindu prayers verses) everyday.   It is believed that every verse, that you say or write has its own positive vibes. 

So as a new start, I decided to give a positive look to my prayer book.  Moreover it made me feel auspicious to start with something connected to prayers and the almighty.

So this prayer book cover……..


There were many journal cover tutorials online and I just looked up a few of them to get an idea.  I have added a cotton lace which was gifted to me by my dear friend Nima.  I  have also added a ribbon book mark.


I hope to continue coming up with more creative projects, and request all your support and suggestions. Until my next post, Take care and keep making right choices…….

Monday, November 18, 2013

Change brings progress….



   Hi Everybody. Its been a while since I have posted anything on my blog. This was because I was on a long vacation of two months,  after which I got caught up with several other priorities that came up, giving me hardly any time in my sewing space.   Then there was also this lack of mojo, which made the creative side of  my brain very lethargic.

But during these past few months of absence, I spend a lot of time thinking and introspecting as to how I can strike  a balance between my creative interests and the other challenges that come up in my daily routine .   And it was a realization which made me understand where I was going wrong.

  I was always focusing on   a time  consuming or a large project which eventually remained  incomplete due to lack of time and continuity,  and later my interest on that particular project dies. I also had this thing of trying to finish a project the same day I started it, which wasn’t easy and so I used to wait for the  day I had lot of  free time which was not practical at all.

Finally, after a lot of  self motivation and  convincing myself that it is  better to do little little things that I enjoy, rather than focusing on something big . I decided to start afresh.   But before I plunged into my creative world with my new found wisdom, I needed some change.    Change in my blog,  which would be  a new look, a new name to which  I can relate  to, and many other things…. Because I believe Change brings progress….

So dear friends,  From now on I am switching over to my New Blog  name,  and  Inspirational Art will now become Creative Moments.   Because it is during my creative moments I come up with a creation.  It can be anything small and creative.  I am now going to focus on  consistent blog posts.  It may not necessarily be a crafty post.   It can be a simple home d├ęcor that I have added or changed.  Phew….. now I feel good and motivated to enjoy my creative moments.

I hope, all of you out there will support and encourage me,  and all my friends who follow my blog will take notice of this and make changes in their  blog lists. Please continue giving me all your support and suggestions and look forward to the all new CREATIVE MOMENTS.