Drab to Fab Sneakers get a vintage makeover

upcycle old sneaker vintage

I must confess – I love buying shoes. My closet isn’t enormous by a regular girl’s standards, but yes, it is rather full, and has the standard pumps/flats for work, and dressy stilettos/strappies for outside, and a few sneakers/sandals for comfort, and a couple of boots for a cold day, and some handcrafted finds from India… as I said, a regular girl’s closet! I’m not a big spender however, and am always looking for deals, …[Read more]

DrabToFab Broken, abandoned tray table becomes a bright addition to the living room

DrabToFab | Wooden table transformed

Usually, I don’t go for broken, dusty tables. But, when I saw this wooden tray table lying abandoned in the basement, I couldn’t ignore the fact that it was free, no shipping costs involved, and (no small thing) I had DIY duties to fulfil for Secondsguru! True, nothing had come of the abandoned pallet I had last picked up from this same benevolent venue, nor did my kids really play with the wooden puzzle boards …[Read more]

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Blockprinting fabrics A workshop with Indian artisan Khushiram

Blockprinting fabrics | Workshop with artisan Khushiram

You have definitely seen and drooled over them: the beautiful, delicate blockprints of Rajasthan. Their shapely forms repeat endlessly, creating geometric beauty in their wake. You can sight them on all sorts of drapes – scarves, stoles, curtains, sheets… Step into the fabric markets of Delhi or Jaipur, and you cannot escape the draw of their prints, their hypnotic patterns. What amazes me is how the art form of blockprinting, several centuries old, has evolved …[Read more]

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Kids crafts Make a mini Christmas tree out of egg cartons!

Kids Crafts | Create a miniature Christmas tree out of egg cartons! A fun holiday activity this Xmas season

It’s the season to be jolly, and also the season to start stressing on what to fill the days with  when your kids start their holidays! Some of us will definitely be overdosing on egg-nog to deal with family time 😉 while others will be baking through the month to stock up gingerbread – either way, it’s great coz you’ll have all you need for this crafts activity which is a prefect project for Christmas! …[Read more]