Thursday, October 28, 2010

Festival time-2

Who does not love festival season? Festivals bring the feeling of joy and warmth… a sudden sense of happiness and freshness come with them. Diwali, the festival of lights not only brightens our houses but illuminates our hearts also. Festivals always pushed me back to the childhood memories… of wearing new clothes, visiting friends& family, enjoying delicious meals and eating yummy sweets without counting :))

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...

Glued the finished shape to the braid...

it's ready now...

can be used for wall decoration...

Your comments and/or suggestions are welcome here. Have a happy weekend everyone and thanks for visiting.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

~ Guest Corner ~

Hello everyone … festival season has already started... Festival of lights, Diwali is just around the corner so I thought how about some beautiful, easy and inexpensive craft ideas for home d├ęcor. Simple things with little this and that can freshen up your home and make your home look charming and festive…believe me… all you need is little imagination. Today I am sharing with you the simple craft ideas from my friend and fellow blogger Satrupa, who not only cooks well but writes well also and to see her photography talent you must visit her lovely blog Food For Thought.

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.

See what a difference little jute scrap and flower make to a simple candle holder...

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

Festival Time

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...

Have a great weekend everyone.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

*~* Maa Durga *~*

** Om Jayanti Mangala kali bhadra kali kapalini
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.

I wish you all a very happy and prosperous Durga Pooja.