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

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Felt Peacock

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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.

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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!

Papier-m√Ęch√©¬†

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

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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!!

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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.