The Phulkari Bagh

My love for the phulkari flower is well documented on the blog, but I’ve never written about my quest to find a phulkari bagh of my own. A bagh is a traditional dupatta embroidered for a special occasion like a…

A New Look for Pink Chai: Inspired by Phulkari

You may have noticed that things are starting to change a little here at Pink Chai. I’ve been making some updates to the look of the site, as well as the navigation and content flow behind the scenes for a…

DIY

Phulkari Inspired Perler Bead Coasters

Last Christmas Zara asked for two items; a Rainbow Loom with every colour of elastics, or a Perler Bead Board and thousands of tiny Perler Beads. I decided to go with the second option, even though I knew I’d be…

My Lohri Tablescape & Decor

This weekend my family will be celebrating Lohri the same way we have for the last few years. I make a pot of saag, and then we bring it over to our friends Johnny & Lisa’s house, where Lisa makes…

Abbotsford BC

Bloom Tulip Festival Abbotsford: In Pictures

If you been hanging out with me online for a while, you’ll know that I love tulips almost as much as I love shameless selfies. So every spring I plan a day out to a local tulip field with my friend…

Feeling Inspired By: 3/4 Painted Walls

Over the last few months we’ve been making some slow but steady progress on our place. The living room finally has some curtains, I painted the bedroom, and the entry room got some art work. There’s one room that has…

My 40 By 40 List

Today is my 36th birthday, which means I have 4 years to finish my 40 by 40 list! A bit of a stretch, but totally doable. A few years ago I took on a 35 by 35 list before my…

DIY

DIY Handwritten Balloons

These DIY Handwritten Balloons are  so simple, I almost didn’t post them. Guys, it’s balloons that I wrote on with a Sharpie!! I know a lot of people aren’t into balloons anymore (how 1990’s), but I kind of secretly love…

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Henna Inspired Champagne Flutes DIY

Many of my friends are observing Ramadan right now, and along with hosting Iftar get-togethers, they are also planning Eid celebrations. When I think of Eid, one of the first things that pops into my mind is gorgeous Arabic henna…


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