Category: Craft

Watermelon Basket

Chill out during summer with loads of water melons… Easy to carve and best to best the heat!


Quitters Do Win!

Mark Twain said “Quitting smoking is easy. I’ve done it a thousand times”
It takes me by awe at the way smokers have ready-made statements in their defense as you count the ill-effects of smoking. Yes someone rightly said that ‘A cigarette is a pipe with a fire at one end and a fool at the other.’ I have done a lot of research on Smoking and ways to quit smoking in my attempt to help Abbas quit this addiction. But I sadly admit that this is one thing that I’ve failed at in my life. I am not a quitter and I keep trying to make my dear husband a quitter!
When in Kolkata, I told my niece Ummi that I can make a dog out of cigarette packets. And we asked Abbas to get some empty packets of cigarettes from work. Everyday Ummi and I would collect and count daily as to how many we had collected. Ummi would innocently ask, “How many more do you need, Pi?” Once we attained the desired number, I made this dog which I had learnt from my neighbour in Kundapura – Poornima Aunty. This was one of my first early exposures at craft. I’m told I was too small when I actually made my first Cigarette packet dog.
Finally another quote for all those cigarette addicts out there –
The cigarette does the smoking – you’re just the sucker.  ~Author Unknown

Craft | Mural Art

Learnt this at a workshop in Chennai. It’s made with stone powder, cement powder and fevicol. It took a day to dry and then painted it with black colour and dusted with bronze powder.

Craft | Mehndi Art 1

My dear readers,
I’m taking a small break from blogging as I have injured my right wrist. Doc says its due to inflammation of tendons around wrist bones. Phew! I’m prescribed immobility of right hand. Abbas played a movie to help me fight boredom and he couldn’t have chosen a better movie apt for my condition. I could absolutely understand Hrithik’s sufferings in ‘Guzarish’. Keeping one hand immobile for a day was like a nightmare. Uploading some pics of the art work created by my right hand. Hope it will recover soon…