Saturday, 24 November 2012

10 Things I loved about this November!!

1. Diwali.... no doubt my favorite.... the love affair starts a few days before itself with all the cooking and putting up of lights!!

2. Chilly mornings....... hmmmm!!!!! missed the hubby even more though :(

3. Cooked after almost 10 months...... loved it.... want my own kitchen... oven... fridge.... fancy knives......

4. Spending time with mommy and brother..... feels like pre marriage times ha ha ha!!!!

5. Watched a movie like Argo.... super awesome.....

6. Got to have mum's fried fish and fish curry and undhiya..... ohhhhhh yummy!!!!!!

7. Eating at Sammy Sosa..... can't wait to go again.

8. Getting back to the blog..... and being crafty again!!!

9. Dropped my phone.... enjoyed the peace for two days.... but was overjoyed the day it started ( six days later!!!!)

10. Looking forward to the Life of Pi..... well mainly Richard Parker.... yup.... that should make this month all worth while!!!!!

................................................................................Looking forward to December!!!!!!!!

Friday, 16 November 2012


My strength, My support,
My sense of humor, My sense of reality,
My happiness, My darkness,
My life line, My reason for being,
My past, My present, My future,
My smiles, My baggage,
My warmth, My comfort,
My secret, My storyteller,
For now
For ever,

Friday, 9 November 2012

Happy Diwali!!!

I remember my brother saying “I can smell Diwali” a few weeks before Diwali.

And I always wondered how?!!!!

Now I know he meant that he could smell the onset of winter….. there really is this feeling in the air every morning and evening….. you just know….. you know Diwali is coming!!!!!

As kids of course Diwali is all about the new clothes the endless boxes of mithais and the bags full of fire crackers…..

But now Diwali is so so different for me! The morning breakfast is the most important for me…. Being with family is super important….. then the lights and diyas…. And as little fire crackers as possible!!!

And somehow every Diwali is one of reminiscing!  I don’t know why I get all sentimental during this festival but I do!!!!

SO this year I’ve just made a little board of all the things I love about Diwali!

What do you like about diwali?? let me know....

In the meantime for more diwali inspirations and  love check out some of my favorite blogs as well!!!

From the beautiful Rang Decor: Love the way she has mixed fresh flowers and clay diyas!

From Once Upon A Tea Time: Love the collection of items she has this diwali!

From The KEy Bunch: Some great ideas!!!!

And one of my all time favorite Colours Dekor: Love her Diwali decoration tips!!!!

And here's a link to my own diwali post last year..... still seem to miss the same things today as i did then!!!

These diya stands are from Tresorie at Infinity Mall Versova Link road. They are simply stunning!!!

Happy Diwali people!!!! 

Eat lots! 
Play lots! 
Love lots!!!

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Lust List 002!

Sometimes a lust list isn't just things you can buy..... its just things you fall in love with..... this week I have a love affair with all things gray and purple.....

I find these colors super romantic and beautiful..... and very calming!

It all started with these super pretty flowers...... its heartbreaking that you'll never see these colors on these flowers in India :(

love this beautiful door...... wonder where it goes?!!!

One of my own "inspired" pieces!!!!

So cozy....... if i ever get into this bed I'm never getting out!!!

Taking romantic to a whole other level!!!! super pretty!!!!!

I want I want I want!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, 5 November 2012

DIY Mini Book!

So I finally decided to make the mini book first….. the tougher version!!!

Please to remember people, that I do this to increase my patience levels…. So if you find that the final product is not as neat… well you know why!!!! Even the photography…. I would just like to say that my HTC Google Nexus camera is doing the best it can but my shaky arms fail it once it a way!!!!! Ha ha ha!!!

But over and above everything, I HAVE FUN!!! And that matters most, don’t you think?!

SO lets start…..

Getting all the materials together is number one. Make a list before you start, because I guarantee you getting up from your work station is really annoying. 

Now I have done this tutorial a little different from my previous ones, I have actually worked it all out on Photoshop to get the images and directions together. It was a lot more hard work than my usual method, hope you guys like it!!! 


The following is the binding process. I made three markings and used them, you could make four or even two depending on the size of your page. 


BS and FS before your minds wander simply stands for Back Side and Front Side!!!!!!  Its just to clear any confusion…. I think I was just so confused while making it and during the photoshopping!!

(ps: click on image to make bigger)

I know my book covering isn’t too neat, the edges of the mountboard can be seen…. But well, you live and you learn…..


The whole process including the half hour fevicol drying time took about, two hours…. Since everything is so small you have to be extra patient and calm.


Will I make another??? Hell yeah!!!!

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

What To Do Next?!!!!!

So i started this blog to find my creativity more than a year ago..... in the time from then to now i have made cards, christmas decorations, fabric and paper flowers (about a million), paper lanterns, flower frames, gift tags and gift wrapping papers.... i have sketched, learnt (kinda) how to use water colors... made some fun food..... but here i am again lost and confused!!!!

see i thought i would find "my thing" ....... you know "the thing" everyone is looking for?!!! the reason for their existence and all that...... i thought by doing so many various things i would lock onto to something i thought i was all about!!!

unfortunately we're still not there.... infact last few month i have been so inactive with my blog because i have not been inspired by anything really .... i think, as usual, i stuck my greedy li'l fingers into sooooooo many pots that i didn't really pay attention to what i was enjoying the most!!!

anyhow..... me being me..... i shall start again!!!! he he he!!

I have once again narrowed down a few things on my worlds favorite-est site Pinterest the things i connect to the most .... (at this time)!!!

They are all things miniature..... what is the purpose of things miniature u may ask......Nothing!!! is the answer!! nothing but pure love for seeing something small have so much detail and hard work , and the proof of great eye sight!!! attached to it!

 So here are a few images i'm hoping to replicate..... do pick your favorite and let me know.... since i'm not really going to do all of them!!!

So cute these sachets are!!! my fear is to get a proper square!!! also they are filled with lavender.... where will i get lavender??!!!!

 I know once i start these i'll go crazy!!!! question is do i use paper or fabric.... hmmmmmmm!!!

 matchboxes decorated!!! what an awesome idea!!!!

 small li'l buntings!!! oh so cute!!!

I think i wanna recieve these more than make them!!!

flowers in any form are my favorite (hey did i just figure it out..... "my thing"?!!!) and tiny ones... yayie!!!

this looks like hard work..... hmmmm!!!!!! but it should be worth it don't u think?!!

 Similar to the book but the workings are different.... this looks easier!!!

So sweet.... imagine making lots of these and sticking them on your wall!!!

Again i'm a bit worried about getting the exact shape.... but once i do.... i'll make a hundred!!!!

This will be a big project... maybe if i ever have a daughter!!!!

and this will be the furniture!!! how adorable!!

What eye candy don't you think??? its true the best things do come in small packages.... I'm already excited to start off!!!!!!

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Wednesday - Happy photo of the week!!

There is nothing more alive than dancing..... Letting yourself free.... being one with your body.... it is truly the most amazing thing for me..... So today's picture is one that makes me just feel like getting up and letting go!!!

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Wednesday - Happy photo of the week!!

So many of my friends keep talking about these super adventures things they do or want to do.... like bungee jumping or sky diving or deep sea swimming...
I'm not exactly the adventures type.... more of a sit at home watch TV all day kind..... but sometimes just sometimes.... the crazy in me comes alive.... and this mad picture makes me want to do something as crazy!!!!

I really wonder what she was thinking??!!! 

Friday, 6 July 2012

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Lust List 001

Every time i pin something to My Style Pinboard i get like minor heart burns.....:(

The outfits and the accessories are  just so so beautiful.... I read this line somewhere: I wish I could illegally download all the dresses i find on the internet!!! HA ha... sounds like me!!!

Well so now I've decided to share my heartburn with you guys..... enjoy!!!!

Being in the city of jewelry you'd think I'd get on out there and just make these right? 

hmmm...... !!!!!!

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Wednesday- Happy photo of the week!!!

I'm not great at photography but I love it.... the things one can capture in their camera.... moments that just last a lifetime....

It amazes me.... always..... I recently found this amazing set of images of course thru my pinterest!!! and just had to share it.... for all the photographers in the world.... !!!!!

Aren't these awesome!!!

Just incase the images are too small to view, have a look here.

Monday, 2 July 2012

Tuesday Wedding Tips- Bridezella

Be a blushing beautiful happy shining bride, who enters her wedding smiling..... don't even by mistake take on sooooo many roles before the wedding that by the time you are entering the venues you have already spotted ten mistakes in the decor or the guest seating and are frowning all the way to your poor husband to be!!!

I've met a few Bridezellas and have seen so many similar patterns. So i'm going to try and work thru these situations that crop up that make every bride reach that point where she can cross over to crazy bride and instead help her stop there!!!

1. Fixing the date!

First of all decide a wedding date a minimum of ten months away. You will need that much time to get organized. Actually make that a year! Now understand that you have enough time to work out every important thing you will need for you wedding.

2. Break up the wedding into core parts-

   a. Venues and catering and Decor.
   b. Clothes - jewelry and  make up
   c. Guest lists and accommodation.

Now divide these major parts among your family and friends. Like let your parents decide the guest list and accommodation. Let a close friend help you with you clothes and make up. You decide the venue but let your family decide the menu. Give an over all look and feel that you want for the decor and leave it to the decorator after going through samples.Don't fuss!

Smaller categories like photographers and DJs pick people who are good and reliable but again don't expect them to give you an entire list of songs from beginning to end.

The more leeway you give some one who you are hiring for their specific talent the better they will perform. the more you go into telling them how to do their job the more the will back off.

3. Simplify the planning further.

Find venues that are closer to home so as to make sure you reach on time. For the same reason make sure your salon is close to home, or better still work with someone who will come home and get you ready. Remember in those last few days being at home will make you most comfortable...No five star hotel room will give you the warmth and love as your own home. 

Do make up and hair tests in advance. DO not try to use a make up artist for the first time, or get the test done by the senior and have the junior come on D day. That's a sure fire way of loosing your mind! Do not stress out your make up artist by being madly particular about the shade of lip gloss you want, again remember giving some leeway. Show her images of the make up you like and ask her to stick to it.

Also one of the things that can really take the pressure off is having lesser guests... i know in most Indian weddings that is almost impossible.... but try to convince your parents that maybe other than the reception you could have all small functions.

Wear your wedding shoes for two three day before get used to them ( this point i'm just throwing in because I've seen most girls being super irritable because their feet hurt in their new shoes!!!!)

4. Be organized.

Get a big book and divide it into all the major categories and add the most important one: budget! Categorically go through each and every one and make notes. Have a daily To Do list and make one for any family member or friend you think need one. Don't breathe down their necks but occasionally ask them if they have managed to tick off all the items. 

5. Meditate.

Or run or go to the gym or swim... anything really to get your mind off the wedding. Don't let the wedding and all its little details take over your life. Its an important day but its not the end all of life.

6. Take fun breaks from the wedding.

Party with your friends go for lunches and dinner and long coffee sessions.... have sleep overs.... anything to de-stress.And keep this going till the very last day... you'll come out glowing!!!

7. Be perfect but don't be a "Perfectionist"!!!!

After all these very general points lets come to the one the only which really divides the happy brides and the crazy ones. Deciding what your mehendi design is exactly from finger tips to ankles, picking the threads for your outfits embroidery to matching the shade of your flowers to table fabric to your own outfit these are the dividing factors. 

Who really cares if you have  criss cross lines on your palm or if your "dulhan" is facing the wrong side; Who really cares and notices that your embroidery thread is not exactly going with your nail polish. Don't laugh I know people like this. 

You know the only thing that matters is when you husband to be sees you walk toward him, and the smile in his eyes..

When i got married I had planned everything down to even making some of the decor myself (with mommy dearest) and I was going mad... even border lining on crazy when a friend.... well at that time my cousins friend sent me this mail:

Don't worry 'bout nething, dont' stress 'bout nethign, everything that's to happen will happen properly nd everythign will fall into place as the day(s) zap by. Just breathe!!!  , and yes when u're all tayyar-vayyar wearing u're beautiful weddin outfit and u go around asking everyone if you look ok? Trust me you'll look beautiful no matter what ur wearing! I don't know what this weddin day does to you girls, but in my experience there is this blissful radiance that just makes u all look even prettier than ever!  so again... Alishka.... just breathe...  lol  

And it literally changed everything for me. I especially loved the part that everything that has to happen will happen properly... and about how brides look beautiful no matter what.... heck I'm still smiling!!!!

So come on all brides to be.... sit back and enjoy the process and that will just make you love the day of your wedding to that absolutely special guy!