Friday, December 21, 2012

Ready to post

Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, 
   Whispering 'it will be happier'...  by Alfred Tennyson

Do you believe in 'end of the world'? Ah! Me?? O! May be yes, but not today! :)

My New Year cards are ready to post. Are they rocking enough? Do let me know!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

One more @ Neiman Marcus

They call it the 'Imperial Peacock', one more of my beaded runner design at Neiman Marcus :)
Others are here and here. 

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Hello Masterji

Oh Masterji!  I want to know where this masterji is located! He seems to be just superb!
I wanted to blog about this ad since the day I saw it for the first time, but today I do it!

Many would agree with me on how difficult is to rack your brains over the tailor to get things right. You tell him to do one thing and he does the other. You try to be as simple as possible but still he will complicate things on his own. You tell him long length kurta, and he will make it short. Story over! Nothing can be done to it now! You tell him to make a round neckline, he will make a pentagonal and moreover he will add his special comment that pentagonal neckline is in fashion. But, who shall explain him that you need no fashion but basics! You ask him to deliver it on a particular day and he would conveniently forget in-spite of reminding him for several times. And you would have noticed, no tailor notes down the minute instructions you are giving. And when asked why is he not doing so, he will proudly say "sab yaad rahega, madam!" DuH!

I hope this vodafone tailor delivers the net + chikan sleeve and the cris-cross back dori with no faults and alterations!
How I wish I would want this tailor!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Pebbly Thoughts

Over the past month, I've been to Crawford Market thrice and every time I've bought  pebbles for planters in my balcony. I have a few kilos of them now :) I want to make these pebbles into rocks... thinking of what and how the rocky-ness can  happen...?!
Stay tuned...

Friday, November 23, 2012

Diwali Happiness

Its been quite some time since my last post!
Diwali preparations, family and friends kept me busy. Colorful rangoli, tasty faral and pretty patterns all around, what more do you need for a Happy Diwali!

Monday, October 15, 2012


One of my design at Neiman Marcus YaY! :) and more love for paisleys ! Like it?!
Ziaa or Zia means 'design' in Baite language. Learnt this during my two moths of Meghalaya exploration. Biate is a Mizo tribe residing in Saipung area in the Jaintia Hills district of Meghalaya. 

Do you remember one more of my beaded runner here..

Friday, October 12, 2012


Do you also have these uninvited guests on your walls as well? Tell me about them! I get super annoyed by these spirally flying moths and I feel that they will plunge into my ears or just dive in my freshly cooked curry. Aarrghh!! It is ok if they are stranded on the wall but it adds on to the task of sweeping the next morning. So this way or the other they do not stop their annoyance.

Well, the wall at my desk was their target last night. The wall had a scattered confetti look which I liked. But the liking was restricted for few minutes and I quickly took a picture of it.
What do you think? Does it make a different picture?

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Illustrated me :)

I illustrated my name on the cover of my sketch book a few months back! The book is over now and I've started with another one. 

Saturday, October 6, 2012

{Happy Weekend}

These are the beautiful Ajrakh fabrics under process of coloring. This photograph was taken a few weekends back at Kutch, a place I love!
Have a great weekend everyone! :)

Tuesday, October 2, 2012


Sharing one of Gandhiji's thoughts on his 143rd birth anniversary. Jai ho!

Sunday, September 30, 2012

{happy weekend}

A plan for past one point five years has materialized few weeks ago. Planted a tulsi sapling in my balcony, an added company to my croton, money plant and ganesh vel!
Indeed the tulsi fills the home with its holy-ness

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Ganpati Bappa Moraya

Ganpati Bappa Moraya! Pudhchya varshi lavkar ya!
May Ganesha's blessings be with us till his arrival next year!
Miss the hostel days from where we could see all the visarjan @Girgaum Chowpatty!

Friday, September 21, 2012


I would love to have my home surrounded with the flame trees - The Gulmohor; what lovely colors, full of energy!  
Working on some gulmohor inspiration today, the petals?

Thursday, August 16, 2012


Yesterday, I made tri-color salad for a healthy independence evening; using carrots, boiled potato and sprouted green chickpeas, with optimum salt-pepper-sugar and lime juice.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

My New Tactile Resume

I was bored with the boring paper resumes, so thought how about having a fabric resume? 
And yes, the thought materialised with printed poplins backed with leftover khadi, ikats, blockprints and some dobby weaves; to be rolled and tied like scrolls :)

PS: Resume on request :P 

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Keep Calm and Blog

Found this here. It reminds me of my blog...oh how much I miss blogging!!!    *sigh* *sigh*

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Cutting Chai

I love coasters. Recently made these coasters and named them "cutting chai" as they are made of "cutting" wastes :D and I am more of a chai person!   

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Holi & Happiness

In a newsletter from Sanjeev Kapoor, I read the recipe of Carrot Jam. Sounded exciting and healthy as well! Ingredients were pretty basic except from something called as "pectin". In search of pectin, I discovered many other interesting aspects in the world of ingredients. But unfortunately couldn't source the pectin **sigh**sigh** 
Today, being the day of colors, I thought I should make the carrot jam be it without pectin. And here it happens...! I don't want to praise myself, but husband says "it's yummy"! :)
Find recipe here, though I have made my own version of the jam garnished with sliced almonds and colorful sugar balls from Arife La Moulde @ Crawford Market
While I was googling for pectin, I read about edible glitter. Exciting! I wanted to have one pack for myself and in search of this I reached Arife La Moulde, Shop # 556, Crawford Market, a shop that keeps the very famous edible glitter manufactured by Wilton in the US. But **sigh**sigh** it was out of stock. And instead of the edible glitter I bought these edible colorful sugar balls to make my dishes colorful. 

It's the arrival of spring and its the 
Holi Happiness! 
Loads of wishes to all of you on the festival of Colors! 
Happy Women's Day! 
to all the women of the world.

Sunday, February 12, 2012


I've been tassel-struck lately...!! 
Pictures show detail of the shopping bags that I'm currently working on.

PS: Just realized that changed to!!! aarrgghhh !! :|

Sunday, January 29, 2012

SOCH : some new bags

Many of us have grown up with these kitschy colors, typical patterns, gallant textures and strong weaves... 
Yes! I'm talking about the Solapur chaddars

Worked on some new SOCH bags recently...
Unlike the boring rectangles, tried some ergonomic and trendy shapes. What do you think about them?

 More of SOCH here and here.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Pantone COY 2012

Rusty-Orangy year it is, as per Miss Pantone! 
A super energy boost! But, I couldn't find this color in my pantone fan... and then I realized that 17-1463 Tangerine Tango is one of the 75 new colors introduced few months back!! It's time to get updated!!!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

01012012 :)

Wishes for much happiness and awesomeness on the way...
Aarti :)