Some years ago, I made a ghagra choli with yellow and pink cotton fabric, embroidery thread and large silver sequins to mimic Indian mirror work embroidery. Ghagra choli is an Indian blouse and skirt outfit which is usually worn with a stole, the dupatta or odhani.
My handmade ghagra choli is inspired by traditional Rajasthani ghagra cholis
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Crispy roasted chickpeas – a healthy alternative to chips!
Crunchy, low in fat, high in protein and fibre, easy to make and simply delicious! These spicy crispy roasted chickpeas are made from scratch with dry chickpeas. They’re naturally vegan and gluten-free – a perfect snack when you’re craving something savoury. After cooking, the chickpeas are seasoned with salt, garam masala, paprika powder, and roasted in the oven until crispy.
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DIY pom pom sandals – from scratch – made with leather and colorful DIY yarn pom poms!
Pom poms are everywhere right now! These colorful little yarn balls adorn shoes, hats,
bags and the hair! Pom poms add a boho twist to any outfit.
In this tutorial I’ll show you how to make cute DIY pom pom sandals from scratch! 😀 All you need is a piece of leather and yarn.
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I made a pair of wooden stick dice! 😀 Yay! I’m so pleased with how they came out. And DIY wooden dice are way easier to make than I thought: All you need is some scrap wood and some hand tools.
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I turned pajama pants into leggings! It’s really easy, you’ll just need a pair of well fitting leggings as pattern.
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I wanted to make a
game with rocks for a long time! So this Christmas I sewed a fabric pachisi board using river rocks as game pieces. Sewing a pachisi board is very easy and a great way to use up fabric scraps. Continue reading DIY Fabric Pachisi Game Board With Rocks
In this tutorial I’ll show you how to make your own mascara or liquid eyeliner. It’s an
Edwardian recipe for eyelash stain. The recipe is similar to traditional India ink or homemade lampblack calligraphy ink. India ink is made with lampblack, gum arabic and distilled water. The same ingredients which are used for this Edwardian mascara. ‘To Darken the Eyelashes use a little diluted India ink.’ ( Three Meals A Day, 1902) Continue reading DIY Natural Edwardian Mascara Recipe
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I made two new Indian beaded wirework hair clips. 😀
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Black grease paint was used in the Edwardian era as alternative to liquid eyeliner to accentuate the eyes. Grease paint was usually sold in sticks covered in paper, sometimes protected by a cardboard tube. Grease paint sticks looked like wax crayons (here’s a picture of
1930s stick grease paints). This Edwardian black grease paint recipe is from 1916. Continue reading Homemade Kohl Recipe – Edwardian Black Grease Paint
In this tutorial I’ll show you how to make your own natural kohl with burnt almonds at home.
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