Awkward Conversations A Handmade Artist Has To Endure

“So what do you do for a living?” “I am a handmade business owner.” *Blank expression* “What is that?” “I make quilts and sell them” “Isn’t that just a hobby?” Now that’s an uncomfortable situation many of us handmade sellers would try to avoid due to our peace-loving nature. 😉 But there are times when we have…

Unleash the power of creativity with colors

Mix your knowledge of science with art and colors and what do you get? Yes, you get “Color Chemistry”.  That is what Navita likes to do. She unleashes her power of imagination by experimenting with various media, surfaces, colors, design forms and techniques. For someone who had been into full-time corporate job, quitting a regular…

Paint My Shoes, Paint My World!

If you have a burning desire to do something nothing can stop you, even if you are a small town girl. Shailee, who hails from Nasik in Maharashtra, had always been passionate about art and craft. This passion took her to Srishti Design School in Bangalore, where she studied Textile Art, took it up as…

Hooked on Yarn – The Little Yarn Owl

“A crocheted piece is the lovely manifestation of a thought, expressed through hand, heart, hook, and yarn.”  Says Francine Toukou.  Suma, a cheery creative soul, who is the brain behind “ The Little Yarn Owl” finds vibrant colors of yarn and the sentiments of handmade very inspiring.  What she sees and feels around her, the…

When Grit Meets Art Meets Fashion

Not one to be bogged down with situations that don’t let you pursue your dreams, Aarti Verma’s story is that of letting life take its own course. Only to find that everything happens for a good reason. An Art teacher diploma from the prestigious Sir J. J. School of Arts, Aarti worked as an Art…

Towel-made Gifts

Each one of us has gone through the harrowing time of picking a gift for our loved ones. We have spent a lot of time thinking of gifts that are unique yet useful. Well, Priyanka of Gift Bakery has a solution. A simple towel or a bottle of wine is packaged so well that it…

How artist Swati Das finds peace in the chaos of colors and shapes

When we first came across Swati’s work, we must admit we were blown away! Very rarely does one find such stunning and intricate jewelry nowadays. In spite of having worked in 2D animation for close to two decades, Swati had her heart set on art and handicrafts. Jewelry-making was her main attraction. And one day,…

9 Things To Remember While Pursuing A Hobby Business And Holding Your Job

Pursuing a hobby business while holding a job is engaging, and a good source of income. Here are tips to handle a hobby business smoothly. A lot of women today aspire to pursue their passions in the form of home-based businesses along with holding full-time or part-time jobs. Be it making homemade chocolates or teaching a…

Papercuts: A Mindblowing Form Of Art!

Give someone a paper and most likely he will draw on it. But give it to Parth Kothekar our featured handmade hero and he will give it a new life. Close to a 1000 admirers on Etsy, and 79K views to his credit for an article he wrote on Boredpanda, Parth – an artist from…

For The Love Of Colours

Nothing is more satisfying than the beautiful art you make with your own hands, letting the colours flow and create magic. Wait, one thing is. A big smile on the face of your customerth! Now that takes the cake. And for Manisha Bapna, artist and designer at Titlee that is the biggest motivation to make…

Would You Like To Contribute?

If you’ve followed us so far, you know what we want to do. If you can relate to our mission and vision for the handmade community, come be a part of it. We are looking at artists, designers, makers or simply followers of the handmade movement to participate. You can write a tutorial of a…