• Art,  Crafts

    Calligraphy Name Pillows

    Happy New Year everyone!   I know that I’ve been MIA from the art section of my blog, I know that I’ve also said that I’d try harder to be posting more numerous times in the past few months but I resolve to actually do it now.  I have been creating a lot of things and posting most frequently on Instagram but the blog has been truly neglected. One thing that I’ve been working on for a few months now are some calligraphy name pillows.  I’ve been trying my hand at hand lettering because I think the modern style of calligraphy is really beautiful and then these manifested and seem to…

  • Art,  Crafts

    Gold Foil- Eid Cards

    So I think I found yet another new obsession, gold foil! I love shiny things (if you’ve been following my blog for a while you’ll know that I love to use gold foil on my paintings) I just didn’t know how to get it onto such delicate designs like I have with the cards below.  Thank goodness for the school of You Tube- I’ve learnt so much on that platform aside from just arts and crafts.  For instance, did you know that there’s a fairly inexpensive way to gold-foil using a toner printer, a laminator, and foil.  For the first set of cards that you see below I used gold…

  • Art,  Crafts

    Diaper Cake

    I love making diaper cakes for newborns, baby showers, and toddler gifts.  I think it’s a great gift because everything is useful and can be filled up with a variety of different things depending on what you feel like giving the baby. I start off by making a base out of cardboard and then I roll up individual diapers.  I used to put an elastic around every diaper until I discovered that a large elastic band works just as well and is a lot easier to put together (and take apart). I made this cake 3 tiered and topped it off with a cute little lamb. I like to wrap…

  • Art,  Crafts

    Painted Wooden Birdhouses

    I wanted to share these cute little miniature bird houses.  They’re made of wood and I painted them into bright spring like colors then varnished the little houses in order to protect them from the environment. For some reason, the little striped roofs remind me of Dr. Seuss…I’m not exactly sure why, but they do.

  • Art,  Crafts

    Baby Blanket

    I’m going to start adding a new category to this blog- contributions.  This category includes contributions to this blog from other people who like to do arts/crafts types of things. So, for the first contribution, I  wanted to share this beautiful baby quilt that my sister Dr. MC made for a friend’s baby.  The embroidery was done using an embroidery machine and the rest of the quilting was done by machine/hand.  The neutral colors  work well for when you don’t know the gender of a child.  The end result is gorgeous and it’s definitely a keepsake for the baby.