The tradition of onam has moved from a grand festivity to lonely onam in cities these days. Try out these onam crafts & activites to bring up the festive spirit.
As a child, I loved onam more so because of the long holiday and also because of the onam sadya and payasam. Onam was the only day in our lives when we used to have elaborate lunch on plantain leaf and it used to be so much fun. While our mother toiled in kitchen to make different variety dishes, we three sisters would be busy making onam pookkalam and improvising on it till afternoon! Those were the days!
My first post for Onam and this one is on how to make onam pookkalam design on paper, implement it on floor and some design inspirations for home and competitions.
Being a keralite its a shame for me that I have never done a post on Onam so here it goes. Onam is the state festival of Kerala and most of the offices & schools get a weeks holiday for the celebrations. Since I am here in Karnataka, I am working even on Onam day and my celebration stops with onam pookkalam in the morning. A bit about the mythology behind onam festival :
Dont you love how you can make pretty things out of waste? Check out this simple DIY pistachio shell candle holder tutorial, a great diwali decor piece too!
I had been having these pistachio shells for quite a long time and was waiting for my glue gun to arrive. The older glue gun which I had purchased from Itsy bitsy had such huge problem right from the beginning and I am glad I threw it out soon! Well so my new glue gun arrived and I made these pretty little pistachio shell candle holder or rather diya holders. This should make absolutely stunning table piece for your Diwali decor as well! I loved how it turned out to be and they are super simple to make. Read the tutorial and I have some secret tips as always for you guys 🙂
Being a keralite who has survived rainy season for more than 18 years of my life, I think its high time this post came up on dealing with dampness from monsoon!
Few tips for a happy monsoon home : dealing with dampness
This post is a little late but I am sure it would help you in dealing with dampness and monsoon next year. Last year august, we took one week break and went on holiday but by the time we came back, our home was in a havoc state! Monsoon was on its full swing and by the time we returned our bedroom was totally infested with molds. That was my first bad experience with dampness and ever since then, I have been a little more keen on keeping my home not just beautiful but also safe 🙂 Here are a few bit of information that I found while researching about dampness and on dealing with dampness. I am hoping it could be of some help to you guys as well.
When I was a kid, candles meant prayer and power cut! Fast forward to my present life and candles means luxury. Gone are the days when our choices were limited to just white candles, fluorescent colored candles and twisted tapered candles. My love for candles probably started when I first started staying alone and when I earned on my own. The tiny little room in my hostel was colorful, cozy and always scented 😀 And I still have two of the pillar candles I bought way back then – a lavender scented and one rose scented. Since then I have had quite a collection of smaller candles but often neglected and not maintained well.
List of must buys from Jabong Sale for your home. Checkout my choices of bedspreads, cushion cover, kitchen furnishing and carpets & see my shopping bag too.
As you all know I am so much of an online addict but most of the time I end up adding products to my cart and deciding not to checkout ha ha! Jabong is having a sale upto 17th July 2016 (I think!) and I purchased a few items for my home already! I thought why not share items which I added to cart but deleted later due to lack of funds which I liked and few that I also bought 🙂 I’m also linking the items to Jabong site so in case you like them, you can buy them for your home 🙂 If you are too impatient, jump on to this link – they have upto 80% off on home furnishing
A simple one hour craft to bring a little color and life to your walls – how to make simple DIY framed quotes using doodle arts. Read on for tutorial.
No they aren’t life changing quotes! They are simple DIY framed quotes that might bring a smile to your face ( just because you made them yourself :P) Anyways I do not know if you guys know that I stay in a government quarters provided as a part of my job so basically the house layout is not designed by an interior designer but its is practical. Well whats the use of practical layout when none of my furniture or equipment fit in anywhere! The walls are painted peach in some rooms and pink in some other bah! I do not like it but I cannot change the paint neither can I bring any major change in the quarters. So my aim presently is to add little little accents here and there to hide the hideousness of peach wall and also make reasons to buy more paints and craft supplies ha ha !