Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Lord Ganesh idol painting!

Lord Ganesh idols painted with all surface metallic colors!

Top view of the idols..

I enjoyed painting the idols with those bright colors..

One of my favorite collections :)

Monday, December 6, 2010

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Stone work!

Stone work on OHP sheet..
Can be kept as an embellishment on Pookalam designs or Aarathi.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Monday, November 29, 2010

Neck embroidery!

Neck embroidery on a chudi top..

I have used chain, magical chain, french knot, zigzag stitch, satin/mirror work..
 I learnt this from my sister and still a lot many stitches to explore!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Vegetable Cutlet!


  1. Carrot       - 2
  2. Beetroot     - 1/2
  3. Peas         - a handful
  4. Potato       - 3 (medium sized)
  5. French beans - 2 (large)
  6. Onion        - 1 (large)
  7. Ginger       - a little
  8. Garlic       - a little
  9. Green chilly - 1
  10. Cashew nuts   - a few
  11. Breadcrumbs  - a bowl
  12. Maida        - 2 tsp.
  13. Corn flour   - 2 tsp.
  14. Salt         - to taste
  15. Garam masala - 3/4 tsp.
  16. Chilly powder- 3/4 tsp.
  17. Oil          - a little
How to prepare the vegetable cutlet:

1. Bake the potatoes, mash them well and keep it aside.
2. Cut carrot, beetroot, french beans into small pieces and steam them with peas.
    Cook well and keep them aside.
3. Cut onion, ginger, garlic and green chilly into small pieces.
4. In a frying pan, add two tsp. of oil and fry ginger, garlic, green chilly and onion.
5. Add the steam cooked vegetables and fry the mixture well.
6. Add garam masala, chilly powder and salt to taste and fry well.
7. At last add the mashed potatoes and cashew nuts into it and mix well. Keep it aside until it comes to room temperature.
8. In another bowl, add maida and corn flour and make a thin paste by adding water.
9. Have breadcrumbs ready in a plate.
10.Make the vegetable stuff into small balls and flatten them.
11.Dip them into the maida -cornflour paste and then to the breadcrumbs and keep aside.
12.In a tawa/dosa pan, add a little oil and place the cutlet on it once oil gets heated.
13.Let the cutlet fry on both sides.
14.Get ready to taste the hot, delicious cutlet made in a few minutes.
15.Cutlets are best served with tomato sauce.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Thiru Karthigai - Festival of Lamps!

Sparkling rows of agal vilakkus (oil lit lamps) on the stairs :) ..

Our colorful kolam for Thiru Karthigai..

Kolam with deepam..

Karthikai Deepam is a festival of lights celebrated by Tamil Hindus on the full moon day of Karthikai month. The lighted lamp is considered an auspicious symbol. It is believed to ward off evil forces and usher in prosperity and joy. This festival is also celebrated to commemorate the bonding between brothers and sisters in south India. Sisters pray for the prosperity and success of their brothers and light lamps to mark the occasion.Karthigai festival in Tiruvannamalai hills is very famous. On Karthigai day, a huge fire lamp is lit up on the hill, visible for several kilometers around the hill.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Dhoodh Peda / பால் கோவா

I was thinking for a long time to prepare a milk-sweet recipe and here I go with 
one of my favourite Dhoodh peda/ Paal kova !!

Ingredients :
  1. Milk   - 1/2 litre
  2. Sugar - 12 tsp.
Cooking time : 1 hour and 20 minutes
How to do Dhoodh peda/ Paal kova:
  1. Boil the milk in a vessel.
  2. Simmer the flame once the milk gets boiled and then keep stirring for an hour time.
  3. The milk turns yellowish color and gets thickened.
  4. Now add sugar to it and stir well.
  5. Keep stirring till the milk gets thickened as seen in the picture.
I heard this simple to do delicious recipe from one of my friends..
Try this out and enjoy the recipe!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Sweet little home :)

Pink ..pink.. and pink.. Its the Pink Somethings Challenge from Stamp something!!
I love to participate in this pinkish challenge ! 
And here is my pretty pink card with a sweet little home, a little girl holding flowers and 
a few beautiful flowers at the corner of the card :)

Well!! I used..
  • Dark pink chart paper for card
  • Post-it papers for flowers, butterfly, house and "Sweet Home" tag
  • Match sticks colored with sketch pens for fence
  • Golden thermacoal balls as an embellishment
  • Color pencils to color the little girl
I took this snap in sunlight and the shadows have added a punch!
It was fun to do such a card and many thanks to Stamp Something organisers for offering such wonderful opportunities!!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Blessed nature..

Lovely peacock.. beautiful flowers.. fluttering butterfly.. a kiss of nature indeed!

The golden thermacoal balls added as an embellishment has given a fancy look!
The peacock quilled with shaded feather is simply fabulous!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Quilled birthday card!

A quilled birthday card for my brother!
Also I have weaved pink and yellow color papers at the base for an extraordinary look..

Inside the card..

My first quilled card :)

Saturday, March 20, 2010

World House Sparrow Day!

I am contributing the below story and the bird feeder to Cute Sparrow Crafts Event '10 by Shama Nagarajan in her blog My Handicrafts this day March 20, World House Sparrow Day.

A bedtime story for kids:

Characters: Sparrow (Chintu)
                   Pigeon (Bantu)

                Once there were two pals Chintu and Bantu. They play, sing, dance and eat together. They stayed together in a tree hole. Bantu often listens to Chintu's songs and they enjoyed their peaceful living.
                One day, a man came with a chainsaw ( a machine used to fell trees) and fell the tree in which Chintu and Bantu stayed. They both flew away from the tree and got separated for long days. Chintu and Bantu searched for each other and finally met one fine day.

Bantu: Hi Chintu, How are you? Glad to see you here after a very long time! Where have you been all these days?

Chintu: I am fine Bantu! Yes, as today is World House Sparrow day, I came here to this city. How are you Bantu?

Bantu: I am doing good Chintu. How did you get an idea to come to this city?

Chintu: I can find some food here only on this day and people will take care on us rather than threatening us. Moreover, I donot like the city traffic sound and pollution. There are no green trees found here for protection. I am scared about the people in cities. Anyways, Bantu I am happy to see you again!

Bantu: Hey Chintu, don't worry ..there are some friendly people too who provide us food and shelter. Come, lets share some grains from this bird-feeder.

Chintu: Nice Bantu.. If our Earth is taken care with trees grown everywhere and given importance to all living beings, it will become a paradise! Hoping to get those days Bantu!

Bantu: Sure Chintu.. Some kind-hearted people will save us and we can become free from traffic and pollution one day! Come on chintu.. Cheer up! Please sing a song for me..

Both Chintu and Bantu happily shared their grains from the bird-feeder and had a nice day with chintu singing and Bantu dancing and all plays!
Save the Earth by growing more trees, give shelter to all living beings and get rid of the pollution.

The Bird -feeder: 

Items required to do the bird-feeder:

1. A plastic bottle
2. Two ice -cream sticks
3. Food grains
4. Rope to tie

How to do the Bird-feeder:

 1. Make holes in the plastic bottle for the ice-cream sticks to get inserted as in the picture.
    The birds can stand on it.

 2. Put a hole just above the ice cream stick .
    The hole should be big enough for the birds to feed on grains.

 3. Fill the bottle with food grains.

 4. Tie the bird-feeder with a rope where birds can comfortably feed on the grains.

Friday, March 19, 2010

A feather on my hat!

My face is filled with smiles :)
Little Things Great Happiness to be the first  Indian blog on the Craft Map!!!
 Thanks  a lot Janet for connecting me to the world crafters!
Tons of thanks  to everyone who helped me to update the blog!

A snippet from the Craft Map:

Two Hippos   London

Little Things Great Happiness   Pune, Maharashtra

Abigail's Crafts How to   Nagoya, Aichi

Puerto Rico
Norma's Clay

Friday, February 26, 2010

Crafty towel hangers..

Pretty knots make beautiful towel hangers :)

Hibiscus Ganapathy..

The drawing has come out well.. this is a poster color art..
Have given this to my mother :)

Sweet Puppy !!!!

I love puppies..and I like this work very much :)


Its an Anchor stitch kit craft work started by my brother in his school days and ended by me now ;) 

Sunday, February 7, 2010


These are some of my pencil sketches which may help in any embroidery designs, glass paintings, etc.










Friday, January 29, 2010

Flower basket with plastic craft wire


Items Required:
  1. Plastic craft wire of any color
  2. Readymade flowers and leaves
  3. Soap bar
  4. White sheet
  5. Bell pins
  6. Pink beads

How to do the flower basket:
  1. Wrap the white sheet on the soap bar and fix it.
  2. With the plastic craft wire, put 8s as shown in the picture and fix it with bell pins.
  3. Beads are added to the head of bell pins before inserting. It looks more decorative.
  4. Continue till the whole soap bar is covered.
  5. For the basket's handle, tear the wire into two thin wires and keep folding them in such a way that they form 90 degrees for each fold.
  6. Pin them up with bell pins at the ends.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Happy Republic Day!

Wishing you all a Happy Republic Day!!