Friday, December 16, 2011

Christmas trees on a string

I have been pinned to Pinterest and I don't regret, as it serves as a huge motivation! :)

This Christmas, I really wanted to buy a tree and do up the whole house, but could not go till the market to buy it and now I feel it is too late. I wanted it to be all up by Dec 1st itself. When you miss to do some thing on time, you lose the enthusiasm to do it at all, right?

So I just took out whatever little Christmas-y things I have and arranged it. But I felt really bad about not having the tree. So I decided to do something, some little thing to prep the Santa in me up ;-)

I decided to make lil Christmas trees on a string. I cut out a template from a thick magazine cover. I used an old invitation card to cut out the rest. I painted them with acrylic paint, tied them to a string and voila! It is ready. (Ignore the brassy wreath :P) Also excuse for the bad pictures :(



I don't know why they look blue! :)

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

DIY Ladybug Fridge Magnet

I have been away for a long time.. The creative me has been hibernating. Thanks to Pinterest, I am back and hopefully will be active :)

So I kick started all the creativity back again with a fridge magnet made of M-seal. Easy peasy! I know.. :) It does not look all that great, but this is my very first attempt, I shall get better next time :)

Made with M-seal, painted with acrylic colours and fixed a magnet with the help of double sided tape.
(Need to know if I can buy just magnets to fix behind these anywhere in Bangalore. If any of you know, please share. Thanks)



Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Shri Krishna Jayanthi

I have been away from the blogosphere. Some work, some travel, some family time, it is good to be back :) Hope you all are doing great.

It was Sri Krishna Jayanthi / Gokulashtami / Ashtami Rohini yesterday. I love all festivals obviously for the food and fun, but what is so special about this festival is the cute little Krishna feet my mother draws. She draws it with Kolam (Rice Paste) from the entrance of the house till the Pooja room, in a way that signifies Krishna's entrance to our home. 

Usually, very conveniently I just go to my mother's place for all the festivals which involve lot of work :P, but this time I was at home and decided to celebrate it. Though it was a short notice (I got to know only in the morning about it), I managed to make neyyappams and guess what, I drew Krishna's little feet. :-)




Linking it to The Weekly Story @ Colours Dekor

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Award!! Yoohoo!!

I was away for a short family trip to Yercaud. Came back, logged in and was welcomed by awards from Emreen of Liven Things Up

Thank you Emreen. I accept it and I am passing it on too :-)


Rules of the award:

Accept and post them on your blog with the link to the person who gave it to you.
Pass it to other blogger friends to keep the ball rolling.
Let the nominated person know about his/her award.

I am passing it on to the following awesome blogs:

Simran @ Simz Corner
Anu @ My Dream Canvas (I know yours is an Award Free Blog, but I wanted you to know that MDC is an awesome blog)
Kanika @ And another

Keep blogging..

Monday, June 20, 2011

Serene spaces..

Siddhārtha Gautama Buddha said, "However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?"

On the same note, when I read about Colours Dekor's Buddha Scapes, as a Buddha lover (who does not like that peaceful, serene, calm man), 'I had to act on upon it' :-). So I thought I will post few Buddha elements present in my home.

Reflective
(The pic is in fact a mirror reflection..)
In the background is an acrylic painting that I made
I felt the sunshine (sort of thing) is adding to the frame :-)

Imparting blessings..
Awakened one..Buddha..
Buddha on a carved globe 
Tara, the female Buddha as per Vajrayana Buddhism
Oṃ tāre tuttāre ture svāhā
I am leaving you with this beautiful chant, it is amazingly soothing. When I had been to Kathmandu, all you listen to everywhere is this chant, all shops, vendors, temples play this. I was transfixed by this mantra, though I did not know anything about 'Om mani padme hum' then. I came back and researched a lot in Google to find what it is all about. Let this Tibetan Buddhism mantra help you relax and enjoy your day..



Linking it to:
Buddha Scapes @ Colours Dekor
Home Sweet Home @ The Charm of Home
Show and Tell Fridays @ My Romantic Home

Decoupage!!!

After that small introduction to my decoupage mission, here is the post on the actual work I did. :-) I could not wait to share the pictures and I loved all the excited comments I received for the last post. Good to know some friends share the same kind of excitement :-) You all keep me motivated to try something new.

And Thank you Vineeta, you are my inspiration for this.

Here are the pictures, hope you all like it. :-)










Simple isn't it. But don't you all love to see our dear Kaliya, Doob Doob, Shambu and Tantri, the Mantri :-) I wanted the coasters to carry a theme and did not want to decoupage some random designs. My first option was to tear pages of an old fiction which had faded pages, but thankfully I did not find it. While searching for it, I stumbled upon Tinkle (Yes, I still read Tinkle ;) and I am proud of it lol). I did not have to think for too long after that. Sadly Suppandi was not there. I tried to 'cut and paste' some interesting conversations - like Kaliya saying - "I must warn my friends" (I loved it), legendary "I will be the king, at last!" and Shambu blowing his own trumpet saying, "My fame has spread so far and wide".
Hope I lived up to all the excitement and hope you all liked it :-)

Linking to Patty's weekend wrap up

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Simran's Giveaway and my decoupage!

Simz Corner is 100 posts old. Congratulations Simran, 100, Wow!
Simran is giving away awesome handmade pouches made by Kanika Bahl of Anek Designs. Even though I am spreading the word about it, I wish it came to me LOL ;), coz I loved them.

So after my last post, I wanted to do something really "creative" :-). Ever since I found Artnlight and Vineeta's lovely decoupaged trays and other stuff, I have been dying to try my hands on it. I bought my modge podge several months ago and since then tried doing few stuff on bottles and things, but wanted to do something more solid and serious. So few days back I went to Staples and got these decoupage coasters and dumped it into my stationery shelf and happily forgot about it. Then recently I went to Orange Bicycle and found the Artnlight trays and decided to make use of the Modge Podge and the coasters. So today, I finally decoupaged!!!
I am so happy with the result and can't wait to post photos. But unfortunately my camera is travelling (along with my husband), so photos coming up in a couple of days. The theme I chose is very very Indian and all my blogosphere friends who grew up in India will definitely connect with it and hopefully like them, so I believe :-) 

Saturday, May 28, 2011

My grandfather's shelf

This antique piece of furniture belonged to my grandfather. This shelf used to rest on his desk and contained all his tax and work related text books. When my grandfather passed away, my father wanted to keep it just the same way and did not let us touch any of the books. My father was very sentimental about the books and it remained that way for almost 2.5 decades. Then one day, he moved on - don't know how and decided to discard this shelf. The next time I went to my parent's place this shelf was empty and dumped under the bed. How happy I was to see it - I got this to my Bangalore home and it sits pretty in my living room now :-)

Adorned with wooden step box with hand painted ceramic drawers, which I am in love with. Isn't it a fairly new thing doing its rounds. I doubt if it is associated with any state or any particular art, but they are totally gorgeous. The glass jar is filled with shells I got from Ramehswaram and the cute car, which I could not resist buying when I went to some gift shop to buy a birthday gift for a small boy. And of course - books, some read, some waiting to be read.





Linking it to 
'Show and Tell Friday' @ My Romantic Home
'Home Sweet Home' @ The Charm of Home
'Weekend Wrap Up' @ Colours Dekor

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Petals that pep you up

Easiest and cheapest way to add beauty to your decor - Flowers :-)




My recent pick from Dakshinchitra, Chennai

Linking this to Weekend Wrap Up @ Colours Dekor

Monday, April 11, 2011

Painted bottles

I have this thing for glass bottles and tins. I never feel like throwing them away. I had saved from beverage bottles for long and didn't think of doing anything more than that until I saw this.

I decided to give them a break :P , took them out, got rid of all the labels, dried them up, poured some acrylic paint, and went shake shake shake!! Voila, see what I got!!

I have two more bottles left, plan to use some pastel colours. I did not have the patience to wait till I get new colours from the store to paint these, so used the colours I already had. I plan to add some images around the bottle, decoupage or glass paint.. Any suggestions :-)



Pour it, shake it and see what you get =)
So simple, isn't it, yet so nice..


Friday, April 8, 2011

Awards



I am giving my first award to VK from Dish-yumm!!!

This simple award is exclusively designed for VK. Hope you like it :-)


Thursday, April 7, 2011

Award!! Yoohoo!!

VK from Dish-yumm!!! gave me this award, my first ever :).(Yippeee!!!) Thank you soo much VK :) I did not paste the recipe one, as no recipes in this blog, may be in future :)
Unfortunately I do not have 15 blogger friends to pass it on :( I guess I will save it for later..








Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Handpainted Ash Catcher




I went to Eka recently and saw some painted ash catchers and that is my inspiration for this ..

Linking to Weekend Wrap up of Colours Dekor



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