17th of July was a day when the creative streak of Pakistan was at its best. This event, The Indie Arts and Crafts had it all; you name it, it had it!
It was organized by The Crafter’s Guild and Firefly at The Royal Rodale Club in Karachi and had crafters from the city and other parts of Pakistan.
This event was a splash of freshness amidst the chaotic happenings and it was a lovely sight to see people gathered for nothing but to radiate good vibes and share the common love or I must say a passion for art and artists. Whilst some stations gave an insight to the attachment with their heritage, some reflected the inner sweet-tooth in their products. From home decor with a cultural touch to mouth-watering desserts, it was all under one roof.
One such sugar craft was Terry’s Treats and I kid you not, it indeed had some heaven variety of pastries and cakes. Me and my sister, not being able to resist the temptation, treated ourselves with their best-seller rainbow themed pastries. *Nom Nom*
In addition to this, Isholicious with their Kheer, Delicacies with their Cupcakes and Fiori Cafe’s chocolates added further sweetness at the event.
Fiori, a special thank you for making my nephew’s day with your chocolates 😀
Moving on, the event had some real organic galore! Yes, my lovelies, it had a variety of organic beauty products with Food For Your Face, Seen Meem Enterprise and HeaLiv at the lead. If you didn’t attend this, you missed a great deal of organic dose! 😛
The event had a wide array of crafts, including an exquisite glass painting collection by Sakina’s and breathtaking portraits from Kamaash. Bollywood had never looked this catchy and lively.
Bisera Jewels, where each piece is designed ‘Once’ especially for you, showcased aesthetic jewelry pieces whilst Zed Mars rocked it with their uniquely carved clutches.
The Tuttie Cuttie Boutique, catering the needs of your little ones, exhibited a twinkly and cutie patootie range of clothing for baby girls. It is the first ever tutu store of Pakistan and everyone out there, including me, was genuinely awestricken. How I wish to get back to my younger days, only to wear these oh-so-pretty dresses :D.
Chic Footwear by Walk About and Bee Flair with their home-made beeswax scented candles variety literally got the crowd crazy.
Not only this, there were demonstrations by crafters held in collaboration with the Craft Circus (visit the link for videos) where onlookers were exposed to the basics of card making and what goes behind the art of ink. It was surely a treat for the novice crafters as it gave them an insight to the world of arts and crafts and a cue to begin with their passions for it.
There is a tonnes of stuff I am missing but just for record, the show had embroidered bed coverings,paintings,ralli art (clutches),ajraks calligraphy,various fashion accessories, magnets, keepsakes and ceramic works as well as quirky truck art. Sara’s Henna, based in Hong Kong, was the talk of the event who brought the White Henna Formula with herself for the very first time in Pakistan.
Well guys, this piece of mine might not be able to do the justice to this event as it deserves but surely Happiness is indeed HANDMADE.
The Indie Arts and Crafts Show was multifaceted in it truest sense as it brought forth and provided a platform to many crafters.
It nurtured talent, celebrated passion and united hearts; all at once.
P.s: All pictures are mine. Those not are labelled. 🙂