Monday, 28 September 2015

Past Another Birthday...

Life at Thripunithura is surely more hectic for us than in Chennai.. Each week is a new event..weddings, naming ceremonies , family get togethers and other events ..along with our daughter's normal school routine.

In between that we managed to squeeze in a three day - two night stay at a resort in Thekkadi... We had our cousins along with us too..so it was a lot of fun ..and just as we returned it was my birthday... Nothing like birthdays with parents to feel like a kid ..when I am just a year shy of 40 !!!

So it was lot of unexpected gifts ..a lovely home made cake baked by my aunt...card made by my daughter ..my favourite food prepared by mom for lunch..and a dinner treat from hubby !!And absolutely everyone I know seem to have sent their wishes ...

Bliss !!! ..and so humbled and thankful too ..

I did treat myself to a new creation ..made this statement necklace for myself .. It is double stranded link chain It is long enough to go over my head, but I decided to give it a clasp any way. The big oval beads are pastel shades of translucent yellow and pink. Something that could make a casual outfit seem a little more dressy ...

Saturday, 12 September 2015

Anniversary Gift...

Our parents celebrated their 40th wedding Anniversary this month. So I made something special for my mom. It is an uphill battle convincing folks of the unconventional path I am on..especially with my work and education background, in Kerala I seem to be explaining myself to every second person...

It has now reached the stage where I just exclaim that this is what I want to do..and let their remarks go unheeded.. Anyway, this creation seems to have brought some good comments from certain unexpected quarters !! As always I created something that please me ..and thought that the wearer would enjoy...


I made this ring for my mom for my parents' anniversary . It is made from a 16 gauge copper wire. The 4 plain coils were secured with a twist knot. Two ends were then coiled into swirls and secured the way I wanted them. I made one coil bigger than the other and then positioned the coils. The whole ring was then lightly hammered to harden it and to secure the coils in position.

It is a simple design..and mom seemed to like it...

 

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

The Perfect Pairing...

If you have known me a while, you would know that my favourite thing if all, is to give customised gifts..and I got the perfect opportunity last month . A few classmates who came up from different parts of the globe for their annual vacation, decided to get together and host a baby shower for one of us, who is expecting her second baby. We knew that the much awaited baby would be showered with gifts from everyone including a doting big brother as soon as he or she arrived..so we decided to make the occasion all about the expectant mom..

I decided to gift her a necklace. It was not a tough call at all..my friend is the epitome of cool..and every meeting with her makes me feel relaxed and absolutely great ..It is an added bonus that she lives not far away from us... Always great to have someone like this to drop in on...

So I decided to make her a necklace that would fit her to a T.. Refreshing in colours of blue and mint green..with a little smoky and translucent white to add some mystique. It is long enough to wear over the head..but I like to play it safe and added a simple clasp. Let's hope that she mails me her pic while wearing it... Here's wishing the safe arrival of a healthy baby and wishing the mom a speedy recovery...

 

 

 

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Bracelet In Sweet Pink

I got these lovey assortment of pink beads in various shapes on my trip to the U.S.. I am not overly fond of pink, but my little one is... And she had been asking me to make her a bracelet. She picked out the beads too...I just made a simple link bracelet with a lobster clasp as closure.

Lovely translucent beads with stiles of white that are heart shaped , translucent pink butterflies shaped beads and candy pink beads. Made my most 'free'quent customer very happy indeed!

 

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Onam Celebrations

It has been a month and a half since my last post...!!! Unbelievable how time just flies.. I have made a makeshift work station for now.. The biggest issue is storage of my supplies... Anyway I will adjust with what I have for now...while dreaming and planning for my dream work space.

we celebrated Onam well this year.. It has been the best Onam in ages .. The first one that our daughter got to be with her parents and grand parents,.. And stayed at one house long enough to put floral designs all ten days of the festival..


The pookalam or the floral carpet we designed a put for our resident's association competition... Quite a few people, predominantly, the ladies and children

got together the night before and cleaned and separated the petals. We finished the design in two and half hours..and we got the second price too!!


On the tenth day, we took items for the feast and went to have it with my grandmother at our ancestral home.

Now the school has reopened and life, hopefully will get back to normal...