Monday, March 26, 2012

Easter egg? Not really! Its Saachi ka ghosla(nest)

My 50th post in almost 1 yr of blogging with some active phases and some not so active..! Didn't realize time flew so fast..this wonderful blog world has given me soo many friends, so many ideas, tips. Most importantly it was a big support during one of the most difficult phases of my life..thank you all my friends out there for reachin out to me through this blog..
May our friendship always grow. May we always try to have a positive outlook towards life and think of everything happening around as a blesing. Rather than finding faults, may we try to find the good in everyone. Try to help the needy in all possible ways..God bless

Made this baby page when I was at my native place with mom and dad..The photo is of my daughter sleeping snugly in her granpa's lap..somehow looking at that photo I felt like a cute eggie.I cut it out into an oval shape. I had this cute little nest which I had brought from US with a golden bird..I thought I can make somthing out ot was 11.30 in the night!! u guessed right..I am noctornal :) Mom and dad were already asleep, I quietly worked on this nest and little egg. Mom and dad were amused in the morning seeing their grand daughter in the nest!!
I had not done the rest of the decoration, but had this brief concept. I had leant basic ceramic work from my dear sister Jyoti during that time and thought will make some ceramic birds to complete the page.
Jyoti was soo excited (me too to show it to her coz we both looove crafting and doing it together is all the more fun...:)!!) and happy to see this and then we both sat and did the ceramic work. Will post a tutorial soon..
I thought this is a good time to share this, so I can send this to the easter challenges..wat say? looking forward to your lovely comments..

Some more details..

Sending this to:
any thing challengeGet ready for easter
dream valley challenges Easter
joanna sheen challenge Spring/Easter
go fish challengesEaster
crafty boots challenges Easter
moving along with the times Easter wishes
delightful sketchesEaster treats
lexis creations Easter
riley and co Spring/Easter theme card or project that included polka dots!
little claires designsSpring/Easter
scrap cards challenge blogEaster
my sheri craftsEaster
scrap creations Easter
crafty sentimentsEaster
digital tuesday challengeyour favorite colour (brown)
art impressions stamps Monochromatic
guylous inimitability Monocromatic
cute card thursday Anything goes
Do more with less Neon challenge creating success around world blog hop weekly story wk-74

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Happy gangaur

Wishing Happy gangaur to all my marwadi friends..

I just love gangaur is so colorfuland vibrant. This is one of the very important festivals for marwadi/rajasthani women. The word Gangaur is derived from two words, 'Gan' and 'Gauri' these meaning are 'Siva' and 'Parvati'. Gangaur is celebrated in the honor of Goddess Gauri; the Gauri is represented as the symbol of virtue, devotion and a perfect married woman.
This festival continues for 16 days , in these days newel married girl’s daily do pooja with Isar and Gauri images, the married ladies pray for the welfare of their husbands, also the unmarried girls worship the goddess to get the husband of their choice.
Starting the festival, the ladies decorate their hands and feet with Mehndi, Beautifol earthern idols of gaur are decorated with small clothes with jari on them.

The story behind this goes like this..this festival is celebrated during the period, goddess Parvati had returned to her parental home to bless her friends with marital bliss. On the last day of her stay, she was given a grand farewell by her loved ones. The festival ends in rejoicing, with the arrival of Shiva to escort his bride, Gauri, home, accompanied by horses and elephants. The Festival involves colorful dances, musical performances and joyful celebrations.

Today is the 16th /last day of the fest..this year me and my daughter did the pooja..yes it was her 1st gangaur :)

Here is the gangaur geet sung by all the women..found it bit difficult to get this...played youtube 16 times for the pooja!! (yes this has to be sung 16 times)
Thought will upload it for my reference as well as if anyone like me needs it! :)

Gor gor gomti, isar puje parvati,
parvati ka aalaa gila, gor ka sona ka teeka de, tamka de,
Bala Rani vart karyo, khero khato laadu diyo, laadu le beera ne diyo,
beero mane chunner di, chunner mane gor udai, gor mane suhag diyo.... bhag diyo.....
tan man 16, isar gora, donyo joda, jod jawara,gefu 11,
rani poojae raaj ne, mein pooja suhaag ne, rani ko raaj tapto jaye, mhaka suhag badhto jaaye
idi khidi jaat de, jaat de gujrat de, gujrata ko paani, le le tapka tani, tani pe singhada, bhade pe pichoda,
hari hari doob le, doob ka dand le, sono ko kachoro le, suraj ji ko lero le, gangor pooj le
mharo bhai, em leyo, sem leyo,sarnari ki sem leo, charjar ki jalebi leo, ghi ka chata ghewar leyo, amli ko chor leyo, nayn bhaave to odh leyo, gangour pooj leyo.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Each day is a gift - create special memories with it!!

This is one of my favourite projects I must say...Made this lovely garden page with a bird house.
The fence is definitely an inspiration from the beyound grey challenge. The birdies looking at each other, cute, are'nt they?

The bird house is a cutout from a paper bag. I love the tree on which the bird house is sitting..I was thinking of using paper stip or ice cream stick for it. But I wanted a real 3D effect. Me and my baby were out in the garden over the weekend, out of the blue this beautiful twig caught my attention..viola! I got my stem for the bird housie :)
I wanted to make the vine, just the way it has come out..perfect, isnt it! ;)

ok enough of bragging!!!
The photo can be changed, got this idea from a dear blogger friend Indira.
I used paper piecing, quilling in this project. I made a frame of handmade paper to give it a compelte look. Thanks K Jo for the lovely paper!
P.S The photo marks the home coming of my daughter..yeh the little one is in my arms..not very visible, I was the happiest day of my life!
Sorry for posting soo many pics..but I think I cant get enough of it :)
Do let me know how you liked it..

Sending it to
beyond grey - CASE challenge
case study challenge CASE study (took the inspiration as bird house and bright colors)
crafty sentiments - Things with wings
digital tuesday challenge Think spring
paper sundaes Feminine flair
totally paper crafts My favourite things(favourite project!)
craftyjc challenge Holi- more than 3 colors
kaboodle doodles Show us some green
s j paper crafts Use any three (the three of us in the picture!)
crazy 4 challenges Spring is in the air
all sorts challenge Say it with a flower
scrapalicious A cut above (paper piecing)
that craft place Anything goes
paper creations ink Spring is in the air
frosted designs Things with wings
stamping with dragonThings with wings
pan pastel uk Flower
totally gorjuss Spring
crafty calendar challenge Spring clean
little claires designs Spring
unity opportunity-challenge Flowers
creative cutter room blog hop
Theme: Create a project incorporating something you would see in a park and must include 4 elements!
hippity with ippity Things with wings
magnolia mania challenge No card
dl art thankful-thursday Spring flowers

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Baby food - home made cerelac

Hello all my food blogger friends! You must be thinking I have completely got out of touch with cooking! Thats not the case dearies. My little baby and my latest craft obsession kept me away from food blogging, but I think I am back now :)

This is a very healthy food for babies told to me by my SIL. I started this for my baby from the age of 6 months. You can prepare the powder and keep it in an air tight container and use it for a month or two. I prefer to prepare in less mentioned below, so that I can make it fresh and often..the addition of jeera makes it quiet tasty for the baby. You can also add 1-2 almonds in this.

Ingredients :

1. 1 small cup rice (uncooked)
2. 1 small cup uncooked Moong Dhal(green with cover would be better, can use washed one also)
3. 1/2 cup Whole wheat
4. 3-4 teaspoon Jeera (cumin seeds)

Procedure :

Wash rice, daal and wheat separately and let it dry for about a day or two till it is completely dry. Dry roast rice , dhal, wheat and jeera separately. Cool and then grind all of the above into a fine powder.
Store this in an air-tight container.

While preparing for the baby:
Take a small frying pan and a teaspoon of pure ghee. Roast about 2-3 teaspoon of the above powder in ghee.

Add water. Let it cook for 3-4 mins till a paste is formed.

You can keep teh consistency of the paste thick or liquidy depending on how the baby would be comfortable in having it. Add little salt/sugar as per taste. needed.

Though I am a bit late, want to send this to
Healthy Food for Healthy Kids - Lentils ( 8 to 10 Months ) guest hosted by Kiran.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

On your special day!

Made this bright wedding CAS card using the old wedding card of my besties as the red backgroud..scrapped it a little from all sides to get the effect.
This is my first card complying to any skecth on time!! ha ha

Entering in the following challenges:
1. pie lane - Wedding theme
2. incy wincy designs - Something OLD/NEW
3. 365 cards - day-3-pretty-in-pink
4. hippity with ippity - challenge 16 - sketch

5. craft your passion challenges Anything goes
6. card positioning systems -sketch
7. crafters cafe blog challenge - Ribbon or lace
8. http://the sisterhood of crafters - lets celebrate

Monday, March 5, 2012

Fridge Magnet - Believe in your dreams!

A quick post, wanted to share a magnet I made recently. I upcycled a magnet we get at doctors place, with emergency numbers on it(dont worry I have the emergency numbers safe :))
I did paper weaving with my 1cm strips to create the mat. Used some punched flowers and a quilled bird. The sentiment is a sticker.

I am entering this card to following challenges...
1. the paper players - Spring
2. Crafter's Companion - Spring
3. craftyjc-challenge 15 - Many colors holi

Friday, March 2, 2012

Quilled Earrings and Pendant

Arent they lemme know if you like them..thanks

sending it to:
4craftychicks - challenge-79-anything-but-card
paper crafting journey Anyhing made of paper


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