Friday, December 1, 2017

Holiday Shopping in Takoma Park

Sometimes the best gifts are the ones that are made by hand. If you are on the hunt for handmade this holiday season and you live in or near the DC area, be sure to visit the 12th Annual Takoma Park Holiday Art Sale on December 9th from 10am - 4pm and the Winterfest Arts & Crafts Show at Takoma Park Middle School on December 16, from 10am-4pm

Enjoy free hot chocolate, snap a selfie with Santa, decorate your hands with Mehendi art from Hennafy and browse over 40+ vendors including Sultana's Crochet, Catylator Makerspace, LuLaRoe Pam & Lexi and KIMBAHU Designs. Proceeds benefit Difference Makers, a non-profit organization founded by TPMS students who strive to promote positive change in their local community. See you there!

KIMBAHU Designs 
Crocheted leather bracelet: Sultana's Crochet

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Walking on Stardust: Glittery Juttis for Everyday Sparkle

It's not often that I crave shoes like candy, but I have a sweet tooth for juttis - the cheerful, glitzy sister to the babouche. 

Juttis go by many names, including khussa, Punjabi shoes, chappals or mojaris. I'm a sucker for all things handmade and the craftsmanship alone is drool-worthy. I'm talking silk thread, tiny mirrors, hand-stitched embroidery, sequins, eye-popping colors, delicious beads and more often than not, 100% leather. The jutti originated in Southeast Asia and Pakistan and are often worn to weddings or eid festivals. They are super comfortable and over time, will conform to the shape of your foot.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Free Printable Lettering Practice Sheets for Beginners: my top 5 web resources

Lately, I've been on a lettering kick. I don't have the best natural handwriting (I admit) and even though I know how to letter "interior design style" with all CAPS and no flourishes ... I sometimes find it so incredibly boring to address every card or envelope with super blocky letters.

I'm secretly in love with beautiful handmade brush calligraphy and I would love to create some quotes worthy enough to hang on my wall. So today, I've compiled a list of all my favorite resources in one post so that we can all learn together (and have a little fun while we're at it!):

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