My little one is at an age where he loves to pretend play. Now that we're all stuck at home the whole day, he's always dressed up in costume, ready to protect the world from evil villains. From Vishnu's sudharshana chakra, Rama's bow and arrow, Shiva's trishul and Hanuman's gada, to MARVELL Avengers' huge list … Continue reading DIY beach ball Gada/Gadhai/Mace for kids
I've been making personalized pillow covers as gifts for kids, lately. It's a small enough project I seem to be able to complete quickly and it seems to be a big hit with the kids. Just finished making a pillow case with a poop emoji on it!!! This feisty girl who is celebrating her 10th … Continue reading Custom fabric Appliqué
Today I have some news I am thrilled to share with you - I became a second time mom this summer and this time to a darling little baby boy. This pregnancy was such a contrast when compared to my first one. The whole thing went by within a blink of an eye. Funny how for … Continue reading Crocheted baby blanket for my most favorite baby boy!
Becoming a mother is both highly rewarding and at the same time pretty stressful. Two things that are of utmost concern to most moms are lactation and preventing indigestion in babies. The first few days/weeks after childbirth sets the tone for mom-baby bonding, breastfeeding, baby's immunity development and preventing/reducing colic in babies. In India, post natal … Continue reading Spiced Garlic Rice, A Postpartum Super Food!
Little boys and their love for toy weapons..Aah! My son is hardly 5 and he loves to own every weapon toy you can name. I have made him everything, from a bow and arrow, to swords of all sizes and even hanuman's gada :). It has been an interesting experience making these weapons that need … Continue reading DIY Captain America Shield
I am always in the process of finding ways to keeping food homemade. At the same time, I don't want to end up spending the entire day in the kitchen. That motivates me to come up with little hacks that gives me the satisfaction of feeding my family healthy meals, while making everyday meal and … Continue reading Crispy Masala Peanuts – Oven Roasted
Quick recipe to making your own chocolate nut butter spread. YUMMMMM!! Ingredients: Almond flour White Sugar Cocoa powder Coconut Oil First finely grind almond powder and sugar. Mix cocoa powder into this. Melt coconut oil separately and add on top of this dry mix. Mix/blend well. Store in an airtight container. I haven’t tried it … Continue reading Cocoa-Almond Nut butter spread (Vegan)
I always complain that I hardly get any time at the sewing machine. Then came the dreaded COVID and funnily, it brought a lot of sewing with it. Around March 2020, COVID situation was changing so rapidly we hardly got the time to understand it or respond to it. We decided social distancing was the […]
I always like to give interesting and not so common party favors to kids and adults. The lack of unique, good quality party favors in the market often frustrate me. The same old packaged/bad quality (plastic!) favors which generates more trash than being actually useful treats bug me to no extent. My most favorite return … Continue reading Party favor ideas: Color your own bookmarks
Yup! Halloween is back and so am I with a couple of interesting ideas on how to dress your kids up with fun (really inexpensive) homemade costumes. Halloween is THE time for DIY. Its a great opportunity to get your creative juices flowing. I am constantly baffled by how expensive the halloween costumes can get. … Continue reading Halloween special- Bat girl costume and other felt costume ideas
Every time I visit my little niece and nephew, I like to carry something handmade for them. I've made several things from little baby clothes, personalized pillow covers to aprons. Inspired by a few designs on Pinterest, I made them what I call a "pillow lounger". A pillow lounger is nothing but simply a bed made … Continue reading 30 min pillow lounger