Category Archives: Hand-made

“Love Will Find You..”


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“You’ll wonder how, and you wouldn’t have a clue.”

–Vandana, my ex-roommate and favorite contemporary poet.

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T-shirts


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ImageA hand painted birthday gift for two lovely one year-old brothers. 

 

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Quilling: Bits of Paper


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Quilling is the art of turning rolled strips of coloured paper into beautiful designs. It’s deceptively simple, but the end result is worth all the time and effort you put in.
Things you need: a quilling tool, good quality glue, strips of coloured paper (all craft stores have these ready-made in various styles and widths), a design in your mind, and lots of motivation!

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So Long, and Thanks For All the Fantastic Times!


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Yesterday would’ve been Douglas Noel Adams’ 61st birthday, had he still been with us. However, he stays alive in the hearts of millions of hitchhikers-of-the-galaxy, and in the hearts of those who still practice the art of Zen driving (you never ask for directions; you simply choose a car that seems to know where it’s going and follow it. You may not go where you intended to, but you’ll reach where you’re supposed to).

So, in honour of my favourite author, I’m wearing my favourite H2G2 T-shirt today.

Note: I’ve wrongly attributed the quote is to Zaphod, it was actually said by Ford Prefect.

Also, if you haven’t read any Douglas Adams yet, I strongly urge you to get your hands on one asap. You don’t know what you’ve been missing! And a further motivation if you like Doctor Who: Douglas Adams actually wrote a couple of  episodes for the fourth Doctor (played by Tom Baker).

 

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Hand-made


Today I’ve decided to be vain (well, more so than usual), and show-off my prowess with paper and ribbon and glitter and glue. You see, I’m an amateur craftsman, though not an artist since imagination (and therefore originality) isn’t really my strong point. Here are some greeting cards I made this year:

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Peacock feather and golden ribbon on matching blue card stock.

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Put in bits of hand-made papers, sequins, some ribbon and a butterfly-shaped rubber stamp, and come out with this.

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Made using a do-it-yourself card-making accessory kit

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Simple yet elegant

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Made on a 3″X 3″ green hand-made paper

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Last year’s table calendar recycled as a Thank You card

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Ganesha, the Indian God of Success and new beginnings, on a wedding card.

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Made using leftover chocolate wrappers!

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Mr. Darcy


Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy

The 1990’s six part TV miniseries ‘Pride and Prejudice’ starring Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle is the most faithful adaptation of the novel I have seen so far, and the best. My favorite, as of millions others.

This was my attempt to recreate that perfect face and the intensity on it as Mr. Darcy looks on while Elizabeth is playing with a dog.

Of course, you can’t really tell it’s supposed to be Colin Firth.  Even though I cheated a bit, I couldn’t get a likeness.

However, Colin Firth looks absolutely, mind-boggingly gorgeous in this film. And in this scene, which is one of my favorites.

This movie/miniseries is doubly romantic because it has Colin Firth–perhaps the sexiest man alive at the time–playing Mr. Darcy, the most romantic hero ever!

Note: This post is a shout out to my friend Vandana, in response to one of her tweets. Also, I’d like to tell her that what women-around-the-globe truly desire isn’t just Mr. Darcy, but a man who is a combination of Mr. Darcy, Bingley and Wikham, and looks exactly like Colin Firth!

Tell me I’m wrong. Go on, tell me!

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