Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Paisley Pinwheels

My knees go weak when I see dresses for baby girls, hair accessories, bows and other accessories. Paisley Pinwheels is one such stop that offers a large selection of baby accessories, unique clothes for newborns, play-wear, fancy dress costumes and offer personalized creations.
Koryn Wright, a promising entrepreneur, is the brain behind this venture. Here is what Koryn had to share about her passion… over to you Koryn…

"My name is Koryn Wright. I'm originally from Houston, TX but my family and I have been living in the Middle East for the past 4 years. I'm a self-taught seamstress with a passion for creating new things and love being able to use creative thought in forming new designs for my costumes, clothing and accessories. My "custom creations" are one-of-a-kind and can be suited to most everyone's taste.

My inspiration for Paisley Pinwheels is my daughter. It came about that while we were living in Dubai, people would stop me almost every time we were out and ask where I purchased the hair accessories I put on my daughter, as an infant. These stretch bands were homemade...I've always had a "crafty" side, as this blessing comes from my mother, the queen of all things creative. So afterwards, we moved to Muscat and I figured that there was a need for whimsical accessories and clothing there as much as there was in Dubai...and so Paisley Pinwheels was born."


Click here to view her facebook page for updates and here to access her website. And if you have any enquiries you can email her at .

Images via Paisley Pinwheels

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Winner for The Craft Safari give-away!

It’s time to announce the winner for the give-away from TheCraft Safari!!

 Thanks to all those who participated…… you all did a fantastic job and made Ann’s, Geeta’s and my day!!!  Please continue to participate as there are more give-aways coming your way!

The lucky winner is: Sowmiya Unnikrishnan
SowmiyaUnnikrishnan, please write to to claim your beautiful candle holder.


Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Through my lens: Ancient beauty of Nizwa

The picturesque drive to Nizwa nestled among the Hajar Mountains is perfect for a short day trip. The scorching heat didn’t stop me from appreciating the ancient beauty of Nizwa fort. The souq nearby was filled with earthenware pottery, traditional Omani Khanjar, wooden chests and heavy silver jewelry.



Courtyard in the front

Canons around the fort

Upper Tower of the Fort
Inside the fort
Beautiful pottery
Earthenware pottery at the souq
Traditional heavy silver jewelry
Images copyright: Tickled by Inspirations

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

House of the Month: Vidya from What’s Ur Home Story

I was thrilled to discover a beautiful blog called What’s Ur Home Story by author Vidya, who is a financial analyst by profession, a home décor and a hard core DIY enthusiast. She lives in Northern Virginia, USA and is a busy mom to her two kids. As I was flipping through her blog pages I could instantly relate to her home décor obsession and fell in love with her home where beauty has graced her space in every tangible form. There is so much of inspiration to take away from Vidya’s space…. It’s like a breath of fresh air.

So get ready for Vidya’s beautiful home tour.

Love the pop of red in the living room

a nice corner with a sculpture of Buddha

Beautiful mirror in the foyer

Dining room looks simple yet elegant with lots of natural light

Beautiful handmade paisley art on her dining wall...check out her DIY section to learn more!

Family room with antique furniture and colourful accents

Loving the art on the wall

An office room decorated with vintage finds, cork board map and drop cloth zebra rug

The gallery wall decorated with pictures, posters and movie reels!

a warm guest room with pop of yellow

Love the warmness of the yellow

Love the fabric and the upholstered chair

Kids room... notice the Aladdin lamp on the shelf

Colourful boy's room

Girl's room in pink... fit for a princess

Breakfast Nook... notice the red bamboo table and the plate wall

Notice the flow of the plates on the wall... so well arranged!

Love the tone of red and the framed chalkboard

Thank you Vidya for sharing your warm and inviting home with all of us today!!!

Click here to browse through her blog for more inspirations.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

The Craft Safari And a Give-Away

An initiative called The Craft Safari, started by two craft lovers,  Geetha Mary Jimmy and Ann Thomas, based in UAE has grown as a venture since 2011, bringing the best of indigenous crafts from across India to everyone’s home. Their products range from Terracotta lanterns, Ganeshas, Copper Bells from Kutch, Bastar crafts, Longpi from Manipur, DIY Craft kits, Charmakari Danglers, Paper Machie crafts, Dhokra, Rajasthani Jharokhas and musicians, stone craft , Aranmula mirror from Kerala and Wood block carving from UP. Besides sourcing handpicked products, they also provide craft workshops. Recently they had the Kerala Mural Painting workshop which was a huge success. As of now they sell through exhibitions and fairs.

Have a look at their product range and I am already tempted to buy something from them soon. If you have any enquiries please write to and click here to access their facebook page.



Now moving on to some exciting news… The Craft Safari has offered a give-way – a beautiful Dhokra candle holder for your home.
*The offer is valid for Oman and UAE shipping address. All the other regions, hang on, there are more give-away coming your way in future posts. So stay tuned!
Here is how you can win the give-away
·       Comment on this post on why you like this candle holder (Please log in to your Gmail account while leaving a comment below)
·        Click here to like The Craft Safari facebook page
The last date of the give-away is 25th August. Lucky winner will be chosen and announced soon.
All the best!

Images via The Craft Safari