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Cute and Fun

Have you tried one of those super cute tiny clementines?  AKA: Cuties.

Especially on a hot day after work out, its the best things that anyone will enjoy!   These are little tangerines about the size of 2-2.5″ or so.  And they are seedless!

Well, its a cute snack for lunch boxes and easy to peel for young children.

My Little Handsome Boy looooves to eat these!  So off they go in his lunch box.

But….. A big hurdle..  packing just like that in plain orange color!!

Oh that’s so not me!  Disaster!!!

After all, everything has to be tweaked a little, isn’t it! Wink 😉

All you need:

-a good Sharpie (these are permanent markers)

-and tons of silly faces.

Here is my version of the Cuties.

Sharpie and cuties = fun faces

I know the pictures aren’t so great:(.  My dear DSLR is out of battery as the charger is resting peacefully in Alaska.  I will post some better pictures soon.

FYI: Please dont leave the Sharpie for too long on the Cuties.

Hope you enjoy these as much as we do!

Lovingly,

Maithili.

My love for Angry Birds Continues

I simply love the simplicity of Angry Birds.

I love that they are cute and can be transformed to any art project.

So I decided to transfer my old mason jars/pasta sauce jars to these cute Angry Bird candle holders.

Paint the inside of the mason jar with the color of your choice

Cut foam into circles and the other required shapes.

Stick the foam shapes with E-6000 on the glass.

With a floral wire, make a loop around the neck of the jar.

Place some sand in the bottom of the jar and gently put the tea light in the center.  You can also place a few river rocks around the candle for added stability.

These were perfect in our backyard in the summer time.

I will tweak them a little for Halloween 😉

Lovingly,

Maithili.

Back from summer activities

Hello world! I am back again with tons of projects in my magic pouch!

Our summer was quite eventful and we got a lot of fun activities done!

Our Alaska trip was just superb and mind blowing!!

Alaska Day Cruise

The fun in learning more about wildlife and being safe around them.. well…

Lets make the most of this lifetime!

(P.S.  No Animals or humans were harmed in this picture.)

Now I am back to reality with those wonderful memories of Alaska and ready to start the fun!

I cannot believe the 1st week of October is already finished!

Did you get a chance to relax and enjoy your summer?

Are you now settled in your routine of schools and classes and work and all the blah….

Do you need a good change for upcoming Halloween, Dasera, Diwali?

Lets get ready to make some fun projects.

Share your pictures and your artwork. It will be fun to get to see our crafty minds at work!!

I will try to post as often as I can with the fun projects and tutorials.

Lovingly,

Maithili

Spring is here!

I love all the things that surround spring.

The pink flowers in bloom… with grey cloudy backdrop -I absolutely love this sight!

Clouds make me feel happy!

Many people quizzically look at me when I say that I love rains.

The raindrops have been my favorite since I was in my elementary school.  The hot summer months came to an end with the warm raindrops.  The earth smelled so fragrant that it felt delicious!   Once in a while I remember even being tempted to eat it :)…..ha..haa Now I know that it comes from my vitamin deficiencies.

Nevertheless, monsoon months are so much fun to get drenched!! In this part of the US, mother earth needs to quench her thirst at a completely different time of the year.  It felt quite absurd when it rained in November and again in January and February!

As an Indian born and raised as a warm weather creature, I was used to the cyclic nature of monsoon -June through September.  Rain at other times meant wastage of crop, weird weather, birds not understanding what’s going on.  Even for me it was weird for the first couple of years from India to US to feel this change of weather.  And as days and months went by, as I got acclimated and assimilated, these weather boundaries made no difference to me.

I was still left with my joy for clouds and rain!

During these beautiful months of spring, the flowers are in bloom, shouting out loud that ‘I am alive!’  Little creatures start multiplying!

One day, with my handsome little boy, I was reading an article on Monarch Butterflies and their half year visit to Santa Cruz, California.

This prompted me to work with the theme of Butterflies.  I promptly started on my action plan and made some cute creations.

My little fluttery creatures turned out quite nice.  I loved the simple design of henna and the use of several textures.

My handsome little boy loved the use of metallic buff.

I wonder what you like about it…

Lovingly,

Maithili.

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