Handicrafts from around the world – Otomi

Handicrafts from around the world – These are the ones that I love and wish to do some day. I know it’s not going to happen very soon. 🙂 For now, I’m just sharing all the info I collected. I hope you enjoy it. Please share your views and ideas too! Thank you!

I’m going to start with Otomi handicraft from Mexico. The thought of writing about different handicrafts struck me when I was reading about Otomi. So started with it.

Otomi Embroidery

Otomi people are an indigenous ethnic group from Mexico. Otomi people were hit by drought in 1960’s and the farming community found a new form of revenue through their embroidery.

Otomi embroidery mostly depict birds and animals. Otomi people draw it free hand and don’t use stencils. These embroideries are colourful and take a very long time to finish.


Otomi embroidered pillow cover Source: http://www.tlallidesigns.com/

Otomi Dress -Image Source: ArteOtomi

Otomi Handbags- Image Source: http://casaotomi.myshopify.com/

Otomi pattern printed fabric is also available. They are used for curtains, table runners, pillow covers and many more. Unlike the colourful embroidery, this comes in single colour.


Printed Otomi fabric   Source: http://www.hyggeandwest.com

The below picture shows a upholstered headboard using printed Otomi fabric . For DIY instructions, click here DIY Upholstered Otomi headboard


Otomi headboard  Source: http://www.designsponge.com

Otomi patterns can also be painted on walls, furniture and fabrics using stencils.


Table top stencilled with Otomi pattern  Source:http://www.royaldesignstudio.com


Wall stencilled with Otomi pattern Source: http://m.cuttingedgestencils.com


Toothbrush Holder Makeover

This is our toothbrush holder bought (by my husband)many many years ago. Plain. Dull. Boring.  😦 Although I was tempted to change the holder several times, I didn’t do it!

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!

Instead I gave it a makeover.I had planned to paint it using acrylics (long term plan 😉 ) but ended up using some stickers/seals from my craft box. It took me less than 15 minutes to do this. Now my LO is all happy with it. 🙂


From a dull and boring toothbrush holder to a colorful one!

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Getting bored with household stuff is common. But little makeovers can make them interesting.

The Sunshine Blogger Award

Thank you Bhavika for nominating me for The Sunshine Blogger award.  This is a great way to know other bloggers.  You should all check out her blog Manikui. It’s quite lovely!

What is the Sunshine Blogger Award?

The Sunshine Blogger Award is given to those who are inspiring and bring sunshine into the lives of their readers and fellow bloggers.


  1. Thank the person who nominated you
  2. Answer the questions from the person who nominated you
  3. Nominate some other bloggers for this award
  4. Write questions for the bloggers you have nominated
  5. Notify the bloggers you have nominated


  1. What is on your left at the moment?
    My houseplant. It’s a Swiss cheese plant / Split leaf philodendron.

2.  Favourite TV show?
None because I don’t watch TV.

3.  Do you like reading? What are you reading at the moment?
Yes, I love reading. I’m now reading “The Finkler Question” by Howard Jacobson.

4.  Favourite word?
Aurora, Ineffable and many more.

5.  What is your favourite drink?
Masala Chai

6.  Chocolate milk or strawberry milk?
Strawberry milk

7. How was your day?
Not bad. Indoors all day because of bad weather.

8. Do you enjoy blogging or is it not like what you thought it would be like?I enjoy blogging and wish to be a regular blogger.

9. Why is your blog called what it is called?
This blog is the namesake of two of our clown fishes (anemone fishes) Chiki and Tiki.

10. Do you have Pinterest?
Yes. But I’m not very active.

11. One thing you can’t live without?
My laptop.

My Nominees

My Questions

  • What’s your favourite place in the world?
  • Are you an introvert or an extrovert?
  • Do you grow plants at home?
  • Your favourite personality?
  • Physical books / E-books?
  • Your hobby?