Sunday, 24 November 2013

For Good Times...

My husband got promoted few months back and with that came a nice big cabin and I was more than happy bcos I knew I could do something for him there!
It is a beautiful cabin overlooking the busy main road in Koramangala, and one side of the cabin has a nice glass wall to capture this view. It lacked the greenery and some cheer and so I decided to make a layout for his cabin, and with great enthu asked him "What is it that you would like to see in your cabin everyday?" And pat came the answer.."Some colors, flowers and my daugher!"   Ok,Ok...I know me and my son got left out in this deal, but who is complaining,my creative brain was already at work!

And so began this LO, "Good Times"...I din't want it to be a mere decor element and so decided to have a clock element which will make him see the LO atleast once a day!

My husband belongs to the garment industry, and I found the perfect PP from the stack8 of We R Memory Makers..This was a big LO, 16 X16 and so I attaced co ordinating PP in checks,stripes and dots and stuck to a neutral color theme which will compliment a 4yr old and a 45 yr old!
I wanted textures too as it was for "his" cabin and so the 2 photo slots had different texture work and all the blooms are with corrugated cardboard!

So for the "sewing man", i hand sewed the different PP together with embroidery thread and used a lot of foam bottons for embelishments. There is also e nice white lace tucked under the PP on one side!

The Tim Holtz weathered clock was a perfect match to this LO denoting good times, and I heat embossed it in gold with a sentiment in the center. I am hooked to heat embossing these days and so i did a few butterflies too and also the heading for the LO has a lovely pattern embossed on it.

Now let the pictures do the talking..I hope to frame it soon and hand over to him next week. Hoping for good times in his work life and to all of you. Do leave your comments about this LO....

 The lovely PP with the dress form in ine corner duely embelished and you can see the how tha PP's have been hand sewed!

 The measuring tape and the lace tucked beneath on thePP and some foam buttons and florishes take care of this corner!
 Thanks a lot for stopping by...
Am linking this project to...
Until then,
Happy crafting and re cycling!
Cheers to "Good Times"


  1. Oh, wow! I just love all the wonderful detail on this layout! I guess the fact that it is a "labor of love" adds to its charm, but I think just the amount of thought you put into capturing the things he wants to see everyday is just amazing! Fabulous idea, beautifully though out and crafted! It was a delight, Rupa, to find this propped against our front door here at 613 Avenue Create! Oh, yeah, congratulations on your husband's promotion!
    Chana, Owner

  2. Wow!! So many beautiful elements in a single project!! I loved clever use of clock, how you hand sewn those pattern papers and every bit of the LO.. ;)
    Every element is just perfect for the cabin! And I am gonna try those corrugated cardboard flowers, they are looking beautiful!! :)

  3. Rupa, this is adorable !! love the stitching, frames for the pics and all other amazing details !!

  4. wow!! great job. Love this detailed LO, with stitching, and co-ordinated PPs. :)

  5. Wow Rupa ..So many amazing details ! I loved the embossing on it..and how clever of you to add stitching,dress form n tape on it keeping the garment industry in mind :) ! I liked the clock on it too..I am sure its going to receive lots of praise when its framed n placed in your hubby's cabin...

    Thanks Rupa ! I just checked the challenge blog.

  6. Rupa such a delight to read your always share a little bit of yourself!!

  7. What a project of love Rupa!! The amazing attention to detail from the corrugated flowers to the hand stitching is a huge plus for me. I love the texture & depth and the colors especially! Congrats to your hubby on his new job, and for having such a creative and loving wife who would do this for him! Thank you for playing “Anything Goes” at our house!
    ~ginny DT for 613 Ave Create
    RubberMAD (

  8. wow awesome LO..Thanks for playing along with catchy challenges..good luck!

  9. beautiful LO, Rupa! Sakshi has grown up..coming over to see u both!

  10. Such a wonderful work of art, love all the details and thought you have put into this beautiful project, thank you for playing at 613 Avenue Create
    Hugz Alex x

  11. Beautiful Lo… and great embellishing…

    Thanks for joining us in Lulupu Challenge #21



  12. Oh that is wonderfully loaded !Love the way it came out !
    Great embellishments with such strong colors :)
    Good to have u at Lulupu challenge #21

  13. Rupa, so so many details in this layout & a brilliant thought to add the clock.Thanks for joining at CC.Good luck.