Thursday, February 23, 2012

Batua bag

My Batua Bags


Heyaa friends I am back with another post. I am really fond of bags . I specially admire batua bags, cute elegant and desi. Whenever I don't have to carry lot of things I use them.


But I don't like to buy them. I like my own personalized ones. They are easy to make and look beautiful. I would love to share with you my hand made batua collection.




golden batua, beautiful bag, Indian ag

 Whenever I find a attractive piece of cloth  I love to make a batua out of it. Shiny and glittery adorable little thing.

This golden netted batua though not hand made by but is one of my favorites.

lovely golden net batua, Indian handicraft, ladies bag


On a special request from a friend I custom made this pink batua. Well she wanted a sparkling batua to be gifted to her sister. I used all sorts of shimmer available and and a silver lace.


pink batua, Indian bag, gift bag


Would love to hear your comments on this.

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Monday, February 20, 2012

Nature's Touch


Well they say time is the best healer..for me it was nature.

Whenever I need to decide something important in life I need support of nature. In case of any confusion confinement of concrete walls doesn't work for me. In such a situation I need the company of nature. Sometimes unrestricted view of sky and natural aura evokes deep thoughts within our minds and calms us down so that logical thinking stimilate. Almost all our problems can be solved with a calm and composed mind.

I am a water person. Anything related to water excites me whether its a placid lake, a flowing river or a booming sea. Well my preferred water destination is sea beach. Whenever I used to visit any beach, I used to start running towards it out of enthusiasm. The roaring sea waves ,the soothing breeze, the open sky and the pale sand always rejuvenate me.

For me a sea beach is one of the most appealing creation of god. Especially at night there is no comparison to its beauty. I enjoy visiting the beach at night and taking a stroll bare footed on the cool sand with only the sound of the waves as background music and the shining moon in the sky. It gives me a high that nothing else can ever give you. I feel like an artist admiring the beauty of her muse. I can spend endless hours in such a state.

On any occasion when I am near any sea beach somehow it washes away all my tensions and sadness.

There is one such incident related to beach that I remember fondly.



I was always a carefree child. I never experienced any moments of anxiety in the blissful days of childhood. After completing my higher secondary education in my home town I opted for engineering college outside my state.

The entrance exam went well. Soon the day came when we had to select a college based on the ranks that we got in the entrance exam.

I was very attached to my father. He always had a major impact on all my decisions.
He wanted me to select a particular college which was nearer to my home town and he knew a lot about it. Though I did not liked that college that much still I agreed.

A counseling venue was selected for college selection procedure and a big auditorium was chosen and all students gathered there. There were pamphlets available for all colleges in that state. We were supposed to provide two options out of all the colleges whose seats were available.

I chanced upon one such pamphlet. Well as soon as I saw it I fell in love with the college. The infrastructure and facilities that the college was providing was admirable. But this college was far away from my hometown. My father wasn't too keen about selecting this.He liked to stick to the first choice he gave me. Moreover we did not have any information about this 2nd college other than the pamphlet .

For two option I selected the 1st college my father wanted and second that I liked. There were seats available for the first college. So we were sure we will get it. We were waiting for our turn to come. When my turn came I knew I will get admission in the college of my father's choice. I moved ahead in full confidence towards the councilor and handed him over the choices for my college.

But something unexpected happened here. I came to know all seats for the first college got booked just before my turn came and he booked the second choice that was mentioned by me. I was shocked for a moment as I wasn't mentally prepared for this college. Though I liked the pamphlet but actually I had never visited the college and I did not have any information about it. As expected my father got disheartened.

He was apprehensive about sending away his daughter to a unknown college which was far away from home. To tell you the truth even I was doubtful. For the first time I experienced uncertainty and uneasiness. We returned to our hotel room perplexed.

Half the admission fee got submitted before the counseling. I was not sure whether to study in that college or not. We couldn't eat dinner that day nor could we sleep. My parents were distressed throughout the night.

Towards early morning I slept for an hour. When I finally woke up I saw my father sitting next to me.There was morning tea ready for me. He seemed to have eased off.

He suggested there was nothing that we could do by worrying and asked me to get ready. My disturbed mind was still confused onto whats going to happen when I join the unknown college.

I got ready and had little biting for my breakfast. Outside the hotel I saw a cab waiting for us. Father had booked the cab to take us to the new college. I felt a sense of relief go through my body. Finally I would be able to see the college where I would be spending four important years of my life.

When I reached the college I liked it. It was appealing.

We returned with better state of mind. We were not that much worried anymore. We knew at least the college was nice. But the place was far from hometown and people were unknown.

My father had another planning for the day. After returning back to hotel we ate our lunch and another cab arrived. There was a famous town nearby which had an acclaimed temple as well as a beach. The cab took us there. First we went to the temple and offered prayers. Next we went to the beach side. As soon as my feet felt the warm sand I felt very relaxed. We walked towards the sea and chose a secluded spot and sat there. We spent few hours or so just by watching the waves come by. The vast sea, the cool breeze and the setting sun the ambiance was beyond imagination. I could see birds returning to their nest and the sky becoming red as if a painter has spilled  red color on his canvas. The natural aroma of wetness all around was heavenly. The water was deep blue in color and was crystal clear. Even venders were not haunting us. I could see few children playing near the beach .Their laughter sounded like music from wind chimes to my ears. I felt as if a fairy has come down to earth and moved her magic to take away all my negative energy and show my light.

I guess nature here was the fairy.

It completely tranquilized me . I decided the there was no point in getting disheartened. The college got selected because of destiny and come whatever may I will finish my admission in the college. I have faith in god and believed whatever happens happens for the best.



We decided to spend another day in the town. The next day we actually had a great time spending countless hours in front of the sea  playing with the sea waves and collecting sea shells. It was like meditation for me.

All our worries had evaporated. We went back to the college with a firm mind minus the confusion. I completed my admission procedure.


The four years that I spent in the college were the most amazing four years of my life and I am glad I took admission in the college. Today I am employed in a good software firm and I can definitely say I have great fun memories associated with my college. Well this 100% real experience did change my life.

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Sunday, February 19, 2012

My first award

Wao I got my first award, Liebster for my blog. Liebster is a German word meaning dearest, and the award is given to up-and-coming bloggers with less than 200 followers.

Its a way to appreciate each other. Its my honour to receive this award from awesome Viji. Visit Viji's Craft for some fab craft ideas.

If you receive the award, you should:
1. Thank the giver and link back to the blogger who gave it to you.
2. Reveal your top five picks and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.
3. Copy and paste the award on your blog.
4. Hope that the people you’ve sent the award to forward it to their five favorite bloggers and keep it going!

 Well here goes my favorites other than Viji herself :-
1. Ingenious Misses
 http://ingeniousmrs.blogspot.in

2. Absolutely awesome Things
http://absolutelyawesomethings.blogspot.in

3. Deepi's World
http://deepijoshi.blogspot.in

4. All Thingz Beautiful
http://allthingzbeautiful.blogspot.in


5. Meeha Meeha
http://meehameeha.blogspot.in

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Coasters

Decoupage Coasters


Hey friends this time I tried my hands on decoupage. Well it was a great experience.
Decoupage art is a type of art form of decorating any object by gluing colored paper cutouts onto it.

A had a pair of boring wooden coasters. So this weekend I decoupaged them to add spice to it. This is how it looked earlier.
 


Now after the makeover this is how it looks.




Well I am loving the outcome.Planning to make few more for my friends.

If you liked the post please add your comments.


 
 

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Monday, February 13, 2012

Home Made Lamp

DIY - Candle Lamp

Hey guys, I am back with another DIY tutorial again. I have made a candle holder cum home made lamp .
I used all old stuff at home to make this.



Things you need :-
An old glass container
Glass colors
A small piece of lace.
Some glitters
Gum and scissors.





This is how I did it:
1. Wash the glass container and keep it aside for drying. Get rid of the lid.
2. Apply any glass color you like on the container and let it dry.
3. Now apply glitter colors on top of the container. You can make any design that suits your choice. I made a simple design, using some glittery dots on the glass jar.
4. Again leave it for a night and let it dry. Now on the neck using any gum paste a peace of lace all around, so that the neck is not visible anymore.
5. On top of the lace stick some glitters and you are done.
6. Lit a candle inside the jar..and get amazed.





Try this at home. I am sure you gonna love it.

Leave comments friends if you liked the post.

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Saturday, February 4, 2012

Flower Vases

DIY-  Painting Flower Vases

Hey friends, I am back with a 'Do It Yourself' tutorial this time. An art maniac that I am, I never leave any opportunity to start painting something.

This time it was some terracotta vases that I got. I painted them in different bright shades. 


 
The warli art: the Warli tribes basically use circle triangle and squares in warli paintings. Tried my hand on Warli art this time. Very simple to do ..but the outcome is always beautiful.

Well painted this vase as per the purple theme of my bedroom.

I love basic colors and solid prints. Have a look at this yellow vase.




This vase is for my bathroom which is in pink theme. So got the pink flowers and painted the contrast vase.


  

This one is a teracotta candle stand but I use it as a vase. Used some sparkling glitters in this. The bamboo flowers I guess suits it perfectly.

I used all sort of acrylic and poster colors and some glitters as well.

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