Wednesday, February 10, 2010

An eventful weekend and some fun cards

Hello girls!

Been waiting to write this long post but couldn't. A lot has been going on in my life. My son, Aaryan, had a big fall on Saturday (think he was trying to be Spiderman or something) and got a few stitches on his chin. So, Saturday just flew past in related events.
On Sunday, my brave prince told me he was feeling a little better. So I decided to visit my city's (Mumbai) most prestigious  art & literature events called the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival. They had loads of stalls selling handmade  stuff; live bands performing; movie screenings (in many languages); theater; kids workshops; art masterpieces; photography and art exhibitions... and a zillion other things for art & craft and literature lovers. I met up with a cousin there and had one of the most memorable times of my life there! It was just t eh sort of place I could get lost in... and since DH's not too keen on these things, I liked the fact that I had gone alone.
On my return journey, I took a train ride back in Mumbai's 'famed' local trains. I had traveled by train before but what I experienced on Sunday had never happened to me before. I was sandwiched between God knows how many women; my left hand was holding on to a bar above my head, the right hand was holding on to shopping bags (paper bags of course! since I was at a handmade items fair!!!!); the bags tore open; hands crushed...phew! it was a nightmare. And I was claustrophobic amidst that mad mad crowd!! But I finally managed to get off at a station. Reunited with my son and husband :D...
Monday morning: I wake up to find that my hands are nearly dysfunctional. Couldn't move them much. Managed to pack DH's tiffin for work, pack Aaryan to school, buy some necessities and ready to collapse in the afternoon. But my DS had asked me to make a card for his classmate's birthday party in the evening. Can't refuse your little man when he so lovingly shows off his mom's work ;-) This is the card and tag set I came up with for the little girl:

My back still hurts and we are leaving for our hometown - Kolkata, the city of joy!!- tomorrow.

But the good things are - I got a good back massage yesterday ;-) and sat down for some serious crafting last night. And what did I make? Some cards that DH's aunt wanted me to make for her to gift away during the year:

1) Hubby's favorite (he liked it inspite of being fed up of my pink obsession...yay!):

2) I love the blue here. Aaryan liked it too :-)

3) Hubby's 2nd favorite ;-)

4) My favorite. Still waiting to write a beautiful sentiment that I have in my mind :-p

5) Well, didn't like it half as much as my previous flower pot, but it is ok.



  1. wo.. that was a super busy weekend... hope ur son is better now... i loved your cards a lot... specially the blue one so elegant... & the one wid flower cup... basically i loved them all.. :)

  2. I'm so happy you enjoyed it! Isn't it something else?! It's incredible how they manage to do so much in such little space! I wait for this festival all year round :)
    I saw the cards you sent for Papa! They're even more beautiful in real should REEALLLY get a stall there next year!

  3. Oh my goodness Smita! The festival sounds fabulous, but what a nightmare coming home! Glad everyone is feeling better. Your cards are beautiful! Love the card and tag set, well actually, love them all! xxD

  4. woah!... its like a burst of creativity.. aww, hope Aaryan is f9 nw.. nd u too.. have loads of fun in Kolkata!.. my fave card is the loghtblue one without a sentiment!.. :)

  5. wow.. thats a lot of lovely cards. esp love the one u made for DS :))

  6. wow Smita... dats like a lot of cards... well done... love them... specially the blue one and the flower one... i love the shape you give the flowers:)hope Aaryan is doing gud... have fun...

    P.S.: theres little something for u on my blog:)

  7. Smita,

    I read all your posts today and scrolled right till the end! I really enjoyed your cards mainly coz they are so unique and very colourful in a subtle manner. just the way i love em. Really liked few of the patterned paper used by you. Waiting to see many more cards now!


  8. lovely cards.. I liked the blue glitter square card the most.. simple and stunning.. great work with the other cards too