New block prints to welcome the new month!
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
New block prints to welcome the new month!
It is hand block printed with crewel embroidery !
Larger images are on my flickr stream !
I am thinking of listing this soon on etsy... hope I can come up with my listing on etsy soon!
Hope you like them! Happy September!!
Friday, August 27, 2010
Just a little bit of color on a white paper ball pendent lamp! all I did was just splashed in some color with a spray paint can!
this is the color scribble ..........
And here it goes all lit up...... just a little bit color to any corner of your house or to your kiddo's room the easy way!!
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
There are little pleasures in life.... may be as small as putting a flower on the table.. yet this small thing has so much presence and beauty.. so just few pictures showing simple pleasures of life.. like to arrange crockery in the kitchen... it may not be ordered display..... just few bowls and plates in bright color can be a soothing sight... so go on and enjoy these simple pleasures!
hope you enjoyed these colorful and simple pleasures of life!
Sunday, August 22, 2010
When we purchased plants, all of them came with plain plastic pots... I had to do something to enhance their look.. though changing pots was an option.. I dont want to disturb the plant unless it overgrows the pot.... so just took some colorful candy sticks and pasted on to them... that was it... just cut out smaller pieces for the top and bottom sides..
This is my first two color lino print some time back! though the prints have lot of flaws in them...there is a lot of mismatch of prints... it still attracts me for the boldness and of course the effort! and it reminds me of suzani..... over I which I drool so much... hope to have a suzani stuff some day!!
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Black walls! the term usually sound awkward to many people and scary to lot many! Hardly few people take up the courage to experiment with black theme for the walls... but black wall can give so much feel to a room! Black color always carries its charm....
Everything in the foreground stands out... the second photograph has minimal furniture and a simple bed ..but the main factor is the black wall that makes everything up there stylish!
Image(1):via elle decor (2)via desiretoinspire
just have a look at how the black wall can accentuate simple arrangement on the wall
I just love the way the jar and glasses stand out distinctively in the black background..
via Living etc
A black does go well with wood as well...
via apartment therapy
I think a bathroom could never be more sleek than this! A black bathroom is definitely on my list... The pictures above made me realize is that any color is not just too much ... but it only depends on how it is used... every color has its beauty and so does black! The best thing about the internet is that there are so many lovely photos floating around that makes you learn new things ... and just gives so much exposure to every kind of color,style and design... so no fear with black paints anymore!!
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Here comes the portfolio of my unfinished quilt......on the process of hand quilting.....
its made of colorful felt pieces stitched all over..... quite a pain staking task....it surely does show that it is far from finished..... with threads hanging all over.............
A lonely chair at the door holds the bright red quilt!!
details of hanging threads:-)
again details of total imperfection!
at 12:39 PM
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Daybeds always attract my attention... just for ,they are comfortable,economic and stylish...If you are low on budget just put in a simple single bed ,cover it with a nice spread or a plain white sheet ,put in some colorful pillows...... and there you go......they get on with any decor ..... and I love them...
Via Metropolitan Home
A simple bed above with an ethnic bed spread and colorful embroidered pillows can look so authentic with little effort.... and each time you could change the look of a day bed... thats the best part!!
via The Society Inc
There so much of weight in this simple arrangement on a day bed by designer Sibella Court!
Simple Indian style bed designed for the farmhouse featured in the movie marley and me.. I just love the look!!
Via Living etc
How about this? Two nicely covered mattress on one over another with lovely pillows makes the arrangement look much more stylish than any designer sofa with big price tags!! Now this makes me think you could really make a nice comfy home without big bucks but only with big ideas!!
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Well, am back again after a month's holiday to my home country India!!! It was a great feeling to go home and be with people you love... We had planned a trip to Jaipur before leaving to India .. the place, I for some reason always wanted to see... maybe because of the art that land is gifted with... and finally I was there...
We stayed at Barwara Kothi, the place had a history behind it.. its a colonial villa that belonged to the royal family of Barwara... It was a nice experiance.. different from the usual stay at professional hotels....
The breakfast table set for us at Barwara... loved the block printed table cloth from anokhi.
We did tour most of the forts of jaipur on day one and once we were done with the sight seeing we visited the the anokhi museum of hand block printing... I loved every bit of it...
The blocks of teak wood being carved for block printing... I was amazed by the intricacy and fineness this talented craftsman has... the image below shows the fine details of his work
Some of the blocks displayed....
Mohammed Iqbal the talented block printer... he is so fast and accurate with the printing... he finishes a piece in no time...
Thats me trying a hand at traditional wood block printing... Though I do block printing , I use lino or foam... it was great to print with large wood blocks.... I could not be as accurate as him.. he was too good!!
Jaipur is a great place to shop hand made stuff and colorful fabrics.... There was a store called Soma at the very next building to the hotel we stayed in... and I could directly see it from our room's balcony... Though I was not aware what it was.. I suggested my husband that we should check it out... and when we went there.. we surprisingly found a very nicely set up block printed textile store which had everything from bed linen to clothes..... It was a nice place to shop ...
I could not leave Jaipur without buying a block printed bed spread... and so was it
A small cushion cover from anokhi...
Black batik bed spread with hand embroidery from Jaipur and patta chitra paintings bought at a craft exhibition in my town..
Miscallaneous buys from my place...
Finally carrying on the memories of Jaipur with a book of Royalty of Jaipur and the piece of fabric I block printed along with the talented Mohammed Iqbal