Thursday, September 6, 2018

Flower arrangement

Presenting a short video, demonstrating arrangement of flowers that have short stems in tall vases or in wide mouthed bowls as well. Very simple but equally interesting. Watch the video and let me know whether you find such videos useful. If so, I can work on more of these.

Thank you. Watch it here...
Flower arrangement

For those of you who were unable to watch the video for some reason, here are some steps showing the same arrangement of flowers. Failrly, easy to understand from the images too!

Do you like such ideas? Write to me and share your views.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

A farmers market

Weekends are either meant for stocking up your groceries and other essentials or visiting malls.

But, last weekend we went to a farmers market and enjoyed  thoroughly!
Even my kids did not mind spending time there.
The place am referring to is called 'Raagi kana' and every Sunday within a school premises, a flea market of sorts is set up.

Very basic baskets, can be used as decor accessories in your green space.

These are made with more finesse and can be used as planters indoors or as a laundry basket.
How I love these stuff!

Recycled bags...

Cast iron cookware...

Handmade stuff

There are fresh organic veggies direct from the farm and other stuff that you typically find in a rural set up!
I found the experience of visiting such a market unique and very satisfying.

Some known sellers like 'The Desi' had their handloom products like sarees, kurta, Duppatta and the likes.

There was a eatery stall selling authentic rural Karnataka fare like the jowar rotis and tasty accompaniments.

Apart from that, a school of students learning dance forms like kallaripayattu were showing off their skills.That engaged my kids and they happily sat watching it.

Sometimes, such experiences are much needed to connect you with our real selves.
 Another major attraction for us was the starfruit... have you ever tasted it...A sweet sour combo nd sprinkled with salt, it was just so good!

Another feel good factor came from an old lady showing how to make thread from cotton using a charkha.

If you ever get a chance to visit such market, do not miss out! It is a different kind of fun!

As we are amidst festivals, gearing up in full fervor we are ready with more posts for you.
Keep watching this space for more.
Recently, I started experimenting with videos on igtv, Instagrams video feature that allows you to shoot for more than a minute and share them with your audience.

Next post, I shall share the video in the blog too. It is on a flower arrangement. So all those who love decorating their space with flowers do not miss it.

Monday, August 20, 2018

DIY Bio Friendly Rakhi

 Today, we have Sabitha Sahu from coloraaga with a post on making rakhi with natural materials.

Lets get started right away!

 “Going Green”….”Eco-friendly” are some of the growing buzzwords these days. Its not only the time to understand the true meaning behind this but also to implement them in our own way. Well, I am here today to make “Bio-Rakhi” for the coming festival.I believe this could be like a small effort claiming reduction, minimal or like a simple action for doing no harm upon  the Eco system or the environment. Happiness is always handmade and when you choose handmade you choose true happiness. Let’s make a clay Rakhi, to celebrate the divine and beautiful bond between brothers and sisters. 

For this you only need natural clay and any decorative thread.

Step 1
Roll the clay to ball shape and make a hole at the centre with the help of a pencil

Step 2
Take any seed of your choice to fill in the hole, here I have taken some seed of  the sacred plant Tulsi and filled the hole with these seeds.

Step 3
After this, I have taken the dried flower like pod of plant and fixed this ball on to it. Then secure the clay ball (one with the seeds) with another clay ball using adhesive.

Step 4
Now attach the decorative thread below for tying the rakhi and Lo! it’s ready. You can also color them or have it in its natural form.

The final rakhi looks like this. 

It’s a natural one with seeds that the brother can sow in the soil. As the plant grows, the sis will always be remembered fondly!

That was a lovely post Sabitha. Thank you so much. And, folks that’s not all, we have a beautiful painting print from Sabitha as a giveaway too! The rules are real simple…

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Hope you will try this fab idea for making an Eco Friendly at home. As the festivities begin, we will be back with more posts soon!

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