Friday, July 4, 2014

Steampunk Inspired Paper Mache Art Dress

Hello everyone,

                       Hope you had a great Canada day and having a wonderful 4th of July :)

Recently I have been posting soo much Steampunk inspired art and pieces on Facebook than usual, I donno the reason for that lol I've been obsessed over the weird arty facts I guess.

Here I have a sketch I did about few days ago.

I went ahead and researched a bit in to an form of art called Paper Mache Art dresses 
I found few tutorials on Youtube sucha as these,


and also this

And watching these I knew I wanted to make one.

So I recycled a lacy skirt in to this..

I just love how it turned out! maybe in near future I will do a tutorial on how to make one :)

Stay Crafty!


Tuesday, June 24, 2014

DIY Doctor who River Song's Diary

Hello Lovelies :)

      Hope everybody's keeping well..I haven't been able to do much of the Diys past few weeks with work. But summer's coming so I'm planing to do few tutorials of summer dresses :D hope I will get time to do as I say lol (#1 rule Doctor lies! Maybe I do too xD)

Grab your Sonic screw drivers because we are going to save the world with a journal update today.. Yeah hm hum..badass

As you may already know I'm a huge Doctor who fan aka a Whovian.. I was going through Pinterest few days ago trying to find a DIY tutorial for River songs's diary.. But I had no luck. The only tutorial that was there wasn't there anymore..If that makes sense.. 

So here is my take on the infamous Diary :)

You will need..

- A sheet of craft foam 
- Tissue (later I used toilet tissue paper lol)
- Some glue
- Pair of scissors 
- Tardis blue paint
- Ruler
- Blade

And of cause your Sonic Screw driver.. Pfft I mean then whole process would be nothing without it..

Oh and don't forget some epic background music..HERE I found like The most epic mix ever.. I mean EVER!

- This is my boring old Journal I do sketches on

1. First I covered my journal with some watercolor paper so I can hide the binding and provide a great light background for a even paint job.

2. In advance I actually sketched down how I need the structure to be so I could measure out how much foam I will be needing

3. This is how it looked like after I covered it..

4. I went ahead and cut 5 1cm stripes and 8 3.5cm squares for it to look like the design infront of the Tardis 

5. Placed and glued the pieces in order.. My Sonic Screwdriver helped a lot.. Yeah  

6. To make it look worn out and used I used some toilet paper (it's not only to wipe your poop :D be creative with it) and mixed white glue with water to liquidize it..
Lather the mixture and place the paper on top. It will give it a wrinkled texture, make sure you apply few coats of the glue on top as well.. 
I left it to dry over night.

7. Mixed my self few shades of blue with black to get the effect of worn out Tardis blue.. :3

Allonsy!!! :D now wasn't that easy peasy like Fish Fingers and Custard? 
I think the Doctor was pleased!

Till next time :)

- Janani 

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

DIY - Vintage Inspired Jewellery Display

Hello crafters,

                           Today I have an exciting new project to share with you all.. it's a two in one vintage inspired jewellery display. Lately I have been trying to get my jewellery organized in a matter that is handy to gab and wear without trying to look for it every morning. So I have been searching on pintrest of nifty ideas.
That's when I came across this super duper idea :)

I think it's very beautiful and efficient, also it's cheap and easy to make.

You'll be needing, 

- A Photo frame 
- Decorative paper ( Scrapboooking paper)
- Some tiny nails (About 1'')
- A Kitchen wire brush (Or sandpaper)
- Hammer 
- Acrylic paint and paint brush
- Pair of scissors 
- Glue

You can find all these items at your local craft store or a dollar store..

1. First I started by painting the frame. I didn't remove the glass so I will have a guide line where to finish off painting. 
you can also use spray paint. 

2. After the paint was dried I carefully took off the stand attachment at the back 

3. Then using the handy little wire brush (or sandpaper) I scraped off some of the paint to give it a worn out look. 

4. Next I took the glass off and the paper inside. Using the paper as a guide line I cut off a piece of decorative paper for liner.

5. I used my trusty ol' E6000 glue to stick the paper on and also secured the back as well. 

 The paper and the frame went so well together it looked so pretty. At this point of time I couldn't contain my excitement I ran around the house with it. lol 

6. I used the horizontal side and started marking where I wanted my nails to sit. I carefully hammered the nails in place. 

If you are fairly young please get an adult to do this. Sometimes because the nails are delicate it can fly off and you'll end up hammering your tiny fingers.

7. For the empty place with the paper I hammered some nails from the back and when I push them in I put some glue so they will be secured. Also glued some beads to the sharp ends so I won't poke my self.

And there you go :) easy enough.

A wonderful vintage inspired jewellery display.

I donno whether I should call it new or old. lol

Stay beautiful.


Sunday, May 4, 2014

DIY TARDIS skirt and Calgary Comic Expo

May the 4th be with you! :D Happy Star wars day

a good start? nah not really...

                                So last week I told you that I'm going to Calgary Comic and entertainment expo and I sure did go.. Unfortunately I got there too late and couldn't meet Matt Smith nor Karen Gillan :( sob sob.
But while I sob spontaneously I got to see a Tardis what! :D

Well obviously it wasn't a real thing but it was cool enough. I met so many lovely Doctor Who fans around the country. And I did went alone :3 never the less I thought it was the best day I ever spent alone.. lol

Here are some pictures from the event.

Here is how I made my Tardis inspired skirt :)


So first I took about 1.5m of Tardis blue fabric and marked about 3inchs at one side 
These  marked down for the pleats of my skirt. 

I pinched in the pleats and sew them down. Measured it around the waist and cut the extra bits out.

The I cut off two rectangles from a scrap white fabric to make the little windows of the Tardis 
Glued them using fabric glue -_- too lazy and time consuming to sew? may be lol

Then after it till it dry I cut off a long strip of blue fabric and folded in to get nicely edged tapes for to form the windows. Also glued them in like the lazy bat I am xD

And that's pretty much it you lot 

I thought it was simple enough that I could wear it casually.. lol oh boy.. I was so wrong amount of people who gave me the weird eye was bloody too much .. but WHO cares right? ;) I'd wear it often anyways. 

Hope you all are enjoying the weekend...If not enjoyed..

Have creative 


Wednesday, April 23, 2014

DIY - Earring holder (Starring The Doctor(s))

Helloooo :)

                Hope everyone is doing fantastic. Oh I have been busy with work and school.. Yes yes I know I always give excuses. -_-

Before I forget! I'm finally meeting MATT SMITH AND KAREN GILLIAN (11th Doctor and Amy Pond) and at Calgary Comic Expo this weekend! :D

I'm so freaking excited. Finally a Whovian moment to remember!

How many of you have had little bowls full of earrings? and you just dig through it to find the other one of those tiny pair, it's like a never ending dig isn't it? like you are digging a tunnel to China.. ha

What a catastrophe!

 Here I found a beautiful way to arrange your earrings and also to display them very nice and neat!

With this I think I'm more organized. lol

I used some things I gathered from a Dollar store.

So the things you'll be needing,                       

- A Canvas/Frame                               
- Duct tape
- Plastic Cross stitch cavas

easy enough? 

We don't need the Canvas just need the frame..

In that picture I just took it out! And also you can use just a picture frame.

Next you just have to cut around the Plastic Cross stitch canvas for it to fit the frame and glue it down. 

The I just used my duct tape to wrap around the frame so it'll have a nice touch.

aaaaannnddd my duct tape ran out... 
lol then but I found a spare pink one... wasn't that bad was it?

And done :)

Hope you enjoyed my post with The Doctors! lol 


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

7 Spring/Summer outfits from 4 versatile pieces

Hello bees,

                                 Today's post isn't about some DIY project.
           Spring has finally arrive and we are looking to renew our wardrobes. It's been so long since I posted a style post. So here we go,

I have chosen 4 versatile pieces that every girl should already own. These are Just some basic pieces that I wear in regular bases. I'm sure you don't even have to dig deep in your clothing pile to find these items,

What did I use?

- Basic long sleeve tshirt (American Eagle)

- Leopard print black jeggings  (H&M)

- Sleeveless blouse with a collar

- Lace circle skirt ( Jessica Simpson)

Additionally I had few accessories to make the out fits more put together.

It's simple as counting 1 to 7 :)

Here are my 7 outfits I put together using the 4 pieces above.

(sorry I couldn't get the full length pictures. A timer can't full fill every expect of mine :P)

Now that's a week worth outfits. Who said you need to have thousand clothing items to look stylish?



Sunday, April 13, 2014

DIY - 10 Homemade Body Scrubs

Hello Lovelies,

                       First of all I would like to wish all my fellow Sri Lankans a Happy Sinhala Hindu New year. 
I hope the coming year will be full of love and prosperity.

Coming back at today's post it's all about scrubs! yeah! Am I the only one who get this happy sensation when somebody says body scrubs?

I absolutely love scrubs of any kind specially the ones you can make at home. :D

There are so many benefits of using a body scrub in regular bases,
 - It will exfoliate your skin
 - Give your skin a glow 
 - Encourage the natural flow of circulation of bodily fluids 
 - Improve anti-ageing and cellulite
 - It will help you relax 
 - Give skin hydration 
 - Help to fade dark spots

If I could go on I could I mean stay at home spa? who wouldn't want that..

So here are the top ten favourite body scrubs of mine. I have tried many of them.

To a FAQ I don't know the shelf life of these scrubs. I always make a small batch enough for a week and store mine in a dry cold place where there's no direct sunlight.


1.Margarita Body Scrub Recipe

2.Cinnamon Sugar Body Scrub

3. Coffee Body Scrub

4.Brown Sugar Body Scrub

5.Citrus Salt Body Scrub

So there you go :)

Hope everybody had/having a awesome weekend.
See you guys on my next post..