Thursday, November 25, 2010
Thursday, November 18, 2010
To cheer up myself on one such gloomy day I thought lets do something that will make me feel better, so with a cup of ginger tea in my one hand, I opted to open my sketch book and started doodling something (this is my long time habit I love to doodle and sketch in my free time)…well after a while I was really feeling uplifted and happy.
It was a lesson learned: if you are feeling bored or dull, then do something that you really love doing… trust me it vanishes all your boredom.
I am sharing some pages of my sketch book with you, my blogger friends. I hope you like it…
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Hello Everyone …today I am sharing with you some simple craftwork that I did with my daughter. My six year old loves paper craft… so we decided to make a cute flower hanging for her room using construction paper…it is super easy and she enjoyed it a lot…just few flower shapes cut and glued to a thread …simply sweet!
For this one we used beads and pompoms... easy and colourful!
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Hello everyone …Wishing you all a very happy and prosperous Diwali. May the festival of lights bring happiness, health and wealth to you and your family.
Thursday, October 28, 2010
I remember how the houses were beautifully adorned with lights, flowers and rangolis on Diwali. I recollect my mother busy cleaning up the house, polishing brass lamps,buying new clay figurine of goddess Lakshmi and lord Ganesha…decorating the door steps with aipans, lighting clay diyas and hanging new bandanwaar on the entrance door…so keeping up with the tradition I made a bandanwaar for my home and planning to do some aipans too which I will post later...but for now I am sharing my new bandanwaar idea. Hope you will like it.
First I cut some cardboard shapes…
Then I made some strings with the party streamers by twisting them as you can see in the picture…
Then I glued them on the cardboard shapes.
Then I made some roses with streamer and glued it to the finished shapes...
Braided some more streamers...
Saturday, October 16, 2010
I love her idea of creating easy craft with the material easily available in our homes and can be enjoyed with kids too. So here are some simple and beautiful ways to dress up old candle holders for this festival season... using the gunny sack of rice bag, some potpourri and dry flowers and leaves.
Aren't these candles look beautiful ?
Cozy corner of her living room brightened with dressed up candle holders.
Please feel free to give ideas and /or comments. Have a great weekend everyone.
Thursday, October 14, 2010
So the festival season is here with its warmth, joy and light. I still remember my childhood days when I used to wait for the festival season like anything…and why not festival means joy, celebration, new clothes and yummy dishes not only from mummy’s kitchen but from neighbors also…and visiting market places on Papa’s humara bajaj and bring goodies to decorate home.
Now after all these years, I still have those memories fresh in my heart and sometimes I wish, I can rewind and go back to my childhood days. So keeping up with the festival spirit, I have decided to decorate a simple candle holder with the festive colors.
Scroll down and see...
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Durga shama shiva dhatri swaha swadha namostutae **
Her presence bequeaths power, her grandeur unparallel; her beauty captivates the heart to the core, her glimpse eliminates the evil and with her arrival festival season begins. Such is the splendor of Maa Durga... and the festival of Navaratri lifts up the spirit of joy inside us. There are lots of memories associated with Durga Pooja, the celebrations, sound of drums and aarti, happy faces all around, bright lights, but what has always took my breath away… is the magnificent statue of Maa Durga.
As festival season has started …I have decided to decorate my blog with festive colors too…and what could be better than attempting to paint Maa Durga... below is my humble attempt.
Thursday, September 30, 2010
It was a fine morning and I was so much into clean the house mode. I moved the chair to the side and did the vacuum and there he was watching me with a grin as if saying “You don’t know what you are doing mommy dear” and that same moment my mind instructed me to move the chair from that spot and put it somewhere else but I did not listen and His Highness got his chance.
Then followed … Thank God nothing bad happened to him, next came the guilt that I should have paid attention and the Gyan by hubby dear “Everything Happens for a Reason… may be you can do something with it for your blog”
Hmm…well not a bad idea I thought ... got some glass paint still left from my last India trip. I opened the box… checked the colors, they were fine but the black liner was dried up. So it clicked to me why not use permanent marker to draw and I was all set for this week project. After drawing and coloring all I can say “All’s Well That Ends Well” …Scroll down and take a look.
design made with permanent marker...
colouring finished... outlined the design with permanent marker again...