Cool2Craft Creative Play Contributor Khadija’s Creative Mind

Khadij - creative mind 1-2012

Khadij - creative mind 1-2012

Khadija’s Creative Mind is a feast for the eyes!  Khadija’s crafting is full of delicious colors and curves!  She does Zardozi embroidery, quills, makes jewelry, paints henna designs and she loves to restyle, reuse and repurpose.  This is just a peek at Khadija’s Creative Mind.

Here is Khadija’s story:

“I am having a Creative Mind(according to others)So I start a blog with this specific name :) otherwise I am *A University Student,doing EPM(Education planning & Management)*Psychology Grad *Textile Designer.Fashion is my Passion :) I love Recycling,Reuse,DIY.I enjoy spicing up ordinary things,So I share Tutorials & Techniques of my creative stuff.I am a Friendly girl,You are always Welcome at my blog!you will get hundreds of free Creative Ideas here :) So join me & Enjoy!!”

This is the purse that she restyled with Zardoziembroidery.She has a tutorial to show how the embroidery is done.  I just love the color and design!
This fabulous cuff was made from a cardboard tube!  There’s a tutorial for this on her blog as well.
Mixed media is near and dear to my heart.This piece is so charming!

Khadija says:

“This is a mosaic technique basically

I use so many materials for making this wall hanging.

As; glass, mud, wool, stone, paper, beads, ribbons, jute threads, grass, etc.

It’s all about nature and village life, basically.”

Here is a close up of the village women in their tie dye and silk suits.
  I love her jewelry designs!It’s colorful and exciting!  I can just imagine the graceful movement and soothing sound of the beads responding to the movement of the wearer.  That’s what I try to achieve with my jewelry.


I’ve always admired the amazing artistry of henna designs.This one is just lovely!

Thank you so much for sharing your passion with us!

Candace the Muse

Visit Khadija’s Creative Mind for tutorials and eye candy.

Sharing your creativity with Candace can earn you handmade swag from her studio!  Check out the Creative Play page for detials.

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Announcing Rit Creative Challenge Contest

Rit Dye Upcycling Contest

Rit Dye Upcycling ContestYou are invited to  Share Your Creativity! Rit has announced the first Rit Creative Challenge which is themed around UPCYCLING  – defined as: Laying hands on potential throwaways and breathing new life, quality and value into the result.

How do you enter? All you need to do is upload a do-it-yourself upcycling project to the Rit community –  a project that showcases some creative way you transformed a potential disposable to make it cool and new and useful, with at least the partial help of Rit Dye. Share “before” and “after” pictures of the project, the steps you took along the way, and the Rit Dye colors you used.

Indicate that you want your project to be entered in the contest, confirm that you’re at least 18 years of age, and you’re entered. Simple.

Share as many examples as you wish with the community: your fabulous fashions, your brilliant crafts, your crafty brilliance. If the Rit panel of judges finds a project of yours is truly inspired — based on originality, creativity, and color sensibility — you could win $250 worth of DIY supplies. Not to mention some well-deserved exposure within the community and on the Rit site. Click here to read more and learn how to enter at the Rit website.

There will be 3 winners of 3 equal prize packages, each worth a total of $250:

• a $100 gift certificate from our friends at M+J Trimming
• a one-year subscription to Martha Stewart Living magazine
• a one-year subscription to Create and Decorate magazine
• the entire range of liquid Rit Dyes (one bottle of each color)
• two white cotton scarves, ready to be dyed to your whims

Contest Judges
Heidi Borchers, EcoArtist/Author/TV Host
Blerona Kaja, M&J Trimming Blogger
Marisa Lynch, Refashioner/Blogger
Judy Coates Perez, Mixed Media Textile Artist
Kelly Rand, Editor of “Crafting A Green World” blog
Kristen Turner, DIY Fashion Blogger