Know how they say necessity is the mother of invention? Well, if that’s true, then it might not be a stretch to call creativity its father. At least, that’s how it went in Dayaneet’s case. A full-time consultant with EY, Dayaneet Kaur started dabbling in DIY projects when she couldn’t find something she wanted online. But when Dayaneet realised pouring her heart into creating something also helped her relax, crafting became her passion project.
“When I couldn’t find something online, I made it myself. And that’s how my crafting journey started. My husband encouraged me to put my projects onto a blog and helped me with the name Craft Huddle.”
Apart from helping her de-stress, Dayaneet says that crafting has also taught her to be patient. Since she doesn’t find the time to invest hours at a stretch in a project, she keeps coming back to them to perfect them. So much so, that if you were to glance at her creations, you’d think they were made by a professional. But Dayaneet has had no formal training in fine arts or related fields.
“When at school, I didn’t craft. I was in a convent school and there was a lot of stress to study and score good marks. I only started post college.”
Dayaneet also firmly believes that creativity is for everyone. When not busy creating something herself, you can find her encouraging her friends to take up a project.
“My friends would always say, ‘You can do it, but we can’t craft.’ I wanted to show them that it’s very simple and can be easily done by anyone.”
Today, Dayaneet shares short tutorials on everything from how to decoupage, to how to paint without paint (yes, you read that right) on Craft Huddle. She’s also looking to hone her skills in the art of creating distressed finished products, and helping her mum-in-law out. More power to you, Dayaneet. We can’t wait for what’s next!
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