Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Interactive Pen Holder

Since I have started blogging I have some favorite blog sites and one which prominently features in that is, Lessology. I am totally amazed at their work and the DT members. What makes them stand out for me is, their challenges are not typical, they have twists which makes you think out of the box. Not to forget their recycling rule for every challenge. I was desperate to participate in their last challenge but I missed :(. So this time making sure I take up their Zip-me-up challenge.

For this challenge I am recycling a box and making it a pen stand for my kid. I was sure I am not using zip as an embellishment, I wanted to use its movement mechanism.

First I created few painting on the paper which is an exact fir for the box. As you can see the paintings are simple, no complicated techniques just to depict certain places. I have used water color to paint it. I have used only different shades of blue to depict different time of the day.
Next stitched the zip at the bottom and added a character on top of it which can move over that zip.

Close-up on how I mounted that cute boy

You can see as you pull the zip it closes. The picture is not clear but half of the zip is closed and the forward is open

I asked my son to name that boy, he chose his best friend's name, Vihaan. So the story goes like this, on a Sunday Vihaan steps out of the house on his skate board, goes to the garden to play( added few more details while telling the story which my son likes to hear or does when he goes to garden and play :)).
After playing he is hungry so stops by his favorite shop to have candy, ice-cream and chocolate. It starts getting dark and then he moves back to his home to have good night sleep!!!

This was my short story and my son liked it :).
Planning to make some other story as well.

Do let me know your suggestions/comments on my project. It really helps to improve and grow .

Some close-up.

 I am entering this to following challenges: (box is recycled)




  1. What a fun project for your son, not surprised he liked it.

    Many thanks for joining in at Allsorts challenge this week.

    B x

  2. Lovely project great recycling.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'Recycling' challenge this week and good luck x Susan x

  3. Oh wow. Such a clever project! I love your creativity!

    Thanks for joining us at LESSology!

  4. Wow!!!! Such a cool project and so creative with the zipper. Thank you for playing with our challenge at LESSology :)

  5. Great make. Love the zipper idea it works really well. Love the bright colours and bold backing.
    <3 & hugs
    lisa xxxx

  6. WELCOME to Craft Rocket Challenge Good luck with the blog candy ..........Lis CRC DT

    1. Thanks. Eagerly looking forward to your challenges :)