Clay Flower Basket

Clay flower basket that I made with the help of my teacher, Ms.Kalpana (Kalpana Clay Art). Arranging the flowers in a vase/basket is still challenging to me. Making the flowers is far more easier ūüėČ



Felt Peacock


Felt Peacock Wall Hanging

It was 20 years back, when SV & I made a peacock rangoli for a Rangoli competition at school. It was 1996 and we were in the 6th grade.


Peacock Rangoli at School

I learnt to draw this peacock from one of my mom’s embroidery sketches. I drew¬†this everywhere. Mostly¬†in the last page of all my¬†class notebooks. SV, RK and I were the last benchers in 8th grade. RK had¬†added¬†a tree near the peacock neatly sketching the bark. Since then,¬†I started adding¬†the tree to the ‘last page drawing’.

Two years back I found a black velvet fabric board at the dollar shop. That was the time I was too interested in felt crafts. I immediately got the idea of peacock patchwork on the board using felt. I bought the board and it was lying idle for 6 months. Then I started to work on the paper cutting. Another 6 months passed. I started doing it from last week.

I used embroidery thread for the tree bark. I tried to cut the leaves from felt but it didn’t look attractive. I tried the leaf sequins and thought it looked better. I bought few coloured rhinestones during my last India trip. The colours were¬†perfect for the peacock. The little stars are the ones used in nail art. Nail art stars suited better than the regular star sequins.

Hope you all liked it!


These are the baskets my grandma and mom made using Papier-m√Ęch√©. Mom was a little girl then. She painted them.¬†These are more than 40 years old!! Grandma still uses them. ūüôā


40 year old paper basket

Materials required:

  • Bits of paper
  • Fenugreek seeds
  • Water to soak
  • Blender
  • Paint

Soak bits of paper in water with fenugreek seeds. Let it soak for more than 24 hours. Then remove excess water and blend it into a paste. Mould it into a shape or apply it on a bowl or basket. Let it dry for one or two days. Once its completely dry, paint it.

I haven’t tried it yet. I will try¬†it very soon and post the step-by-step pictures.

M-Seal Craft

Home Sweet Home! I made this during my college days and I just can’t believe it was 10 years ago!!


The background is a square wooden piece painted black. I used white M-seal to craft the flowers &¬†leaves and then painted them using acrylic colours. Finally, wrote/painted “Home Sweet Home” .

The pen stand is so special to me.  It was gifted to me by my college friends in the final year.


Little Birdies

I made these little birds using felt and was wondering what to do with them.

IMG_1120Recently, we bought Ikea’s Kallax shelf and placed it below the clock in our¬†living room. I tried this combination on top of the shelf. A photo frame, house, books and the birds on either side of the clock.


The house is a replica of¬†GasshŇć-zukuri Minka¬†from¬†Shirakawa-gŇć, Gifu, Japan. I made the photo frame using shells and corals collected from Miyakojima, Okinawa. ūüôā The two Shisas (lion dogs) are also from Okinawa.

Peacock Pattern Wall hanging

I made this simple peacock patterned wall hanging mostly using leftover scraps of felt. It’s very difficult to organize these scraps and even more difficult to just throw them away.

I cut them into different sized oval shapes, mixed the colors, and glued them together. I added a pearl embellishment/seal at the center. I’m happy to see the outcome :). It looks better than I imagined. ūüôā

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