Sunday, October 31, 2010

Monday, October 25, 2010

Pumpkin Fun

Aren't these the real rockstars?!!

Cauvery Emporium

CAUVERY is the government handloom and handicraft emporium of Karnataka, like the Trimourti of Maharashta, Gurjari of Gujarat, Lepakshi of Andhra Pradesh, Kairali of Kerala, Mrignaynee of Madhya Pradesh, Phulkari of Punjab and many more. My last Bangalore trip was a short, but this time couldn't miss a visit to Cauvery! Like the logo, the elephant is omnipresent in the emporium. Elephants of rosewood and sandalwood, decorative and carved, small and big, all is here! Authentic for sandalwood and sandalwood items/products, all of Cauvery is fresh with the sandalwood fragrance. Unlike the Trimourti emporium of Maharashtra which is located in a corner of Mumbai, Cauvery has a prime location on M. G. Road of Bangalore with all the hustle bustle. It is a lovely place celebrating the crafts of Karnataka and all of India!
PS: I got some sandalwood perfumed sachets and a rosewood elephant.. sandalwood one was too expensive :P

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Scary Cat

What's in there for the coming weekend??!!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Thursday, October 7, 2010


Bebinca - The Goan SpecialityI missed it the last time I had been to Goa. But this time, my mom went and I asked her to get it without fail. Had tasted it earlier when my friend Dj had got it... but this time I wanted to explore it completely and so this pack of :) I like the name 'Bebinca' It so different! A little difficult to remember at the first go..but later that's the only word you keep on saying! This happened with me :D

Bebinca is popularly known as the Queen of Goan sweets, it has a rich golden brown color and an enticing flavor.
A multi-layered sweetness that melts in the mouth. A Goan specialty that is relished all the year round.
Made from maida, eggs, sugar, coconut, butter, salt and spices, bebinca is a real treat! Not to be missed the next time you are in Goa! Available in any local bakery or a grocery shop.

I was googling for more images and found this with a complete recipe here @ Food Lorists
Let me know if you bake & make it!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


I'm featured on The Key Bunch. Yaaay!! :) Thanks to Rekha and Sharon to feature me on their "Designer Spotlight" section. I'm so happy!! Thanks a bunch!

Screen shot of the blog featuring me

And, thanks a lot Patty of Colors Dekor. It is a 'better late than never' thanks :) for featuring me on her first "co-blogger find" in January this year. Thanks so much Patricia!

Screen shot of the blog featuring me

A continued and over whelming response from my lovely co-bloggers and readers (you) gives me a continued enthusiasm to blog and to blog beautiful. Many many thanks :)

Love all,

Sunday, October 3, 2010


Some more napkins.. hand embroidered and Blue :)


Chart 2 for Akshay

And here is Akshay with his colorful chart!
He says to me "Teacher has said very good!"

I'm waiting for the next chart to come... hehe!

Chart 1 for Akshay

Akshay Joshi, St. Joseph's High School, Std I-A, is my cute little neighbor. For his craft class teacher gives 2 projects per week. This weeks first project was 'cereals'! Akshay's mom had too much of workload so she said, "Aarti, will you please do this for me?!". She says, the marks are for the mothers!! <:D> No student does it, it's all the mommy's home-work!

Why are students given projects which they themselves cannot do??
I remember, my mom did some clay fruits/vegetables for me during my primary school! Why such difficult crafts.

Well, anyways...! It was so much fun doing this and the next day Akshay was flaunting all over the apartment that "look this is my chart!" :)
And my excitement for the next chart was building up :D

Friday, October 1, 2010