Monday, April 30, 2012

Vacation time ~!

Hi Peeps, back after an amazing fun vacation at New Zealand. The country is soo beautiful, feels like heaven on earth ( I still adore the beauty in India, but this too was superb!). The two best parts of the trip were..celebrating our daughters first bday there and and...we did sky diving!!! hurrray :)) Both me and my DH wanted to do, but were not too sure, but we did go for it, and we just loved it :) Awesome experience..

Wanna have some glimpse of our you go..

Happy Birthday !!

Getting ready for the dive

ultimate!!(why am i jumping from a perfectly alright plane!)

Milford sound

waterfall in the cave

Thanks for stoping by..have a good day!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Recycled DIY photo frame

Hello frnds..I made this photoframe using the cardboard from my baby's diaper box! Covered it with lovely handmade paper and embellished with quilled birds and a vine. 

Aren't my photos improving??  Clicked these yummies in the garden in front of ma apt..

see the missing flaps?? ;)

Posting this in jiffy...coz we are off to NZ today for a week!! :) and we'll be celebrating my daughters first bday there!!! looking forward to the trip..till then keep visiting, keep commenting and keep smiling!!
love ya all...

Entering in the following challenges

Do More with Less: Recycling with Dr Sonia
Sisterhood of Crafters  - Recycle, reuse, renew
Tuesday Throwdown #94 Recycling
crafting for all seasons Anything but a card
divas by design challenge Anything but a card
lollipop crafts Spring fling
ditzy-craftymess Anything but a card
Paper Shelter Challenge #60 wings and things
for fun challenges Anything goes
paper sundaes Anything goes
one stitch at a time challenge Bright
use it tuesday Anything goes
oldie but a goodie challenge On the farm or in the garden
karens doodles netherlands challenge
ooh-la-la-creations bold and bright
whoopsie daisy
cropstop challenge-69-to-birds

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Healthy egg less banana dates cake/bread with almond and sultana


1 cup Wheat flour
3/4 cup plain flour (maida)
1 tsp Baking powder
1 tsp Baking soda/fruit salt (i used eno)
pinch of Salt
10-15 dates
1 cup of warm milk
½ cup of sugar
2 ripe/overripe Bananas
5-7 tbs of cooking oil/vegetable oil/olive oil
2 tbsp each Almonds and Raisins


Warm about 1 cup of milk, wash the dates and soak them in warm milk for about 2-3 hrs. It would be better if dates are pitted. Then make a smooth pulp in a food processor.
Now mix in the two bananas, sugar and oil. And process it well in food processor.

Preheat oven at 180 deg C.

Mix in dry ingredients –wheat flour, plain flour, eno, baking powder in big mixing bowl.
Slowly start mixing the dates+banana+sugar+oil puree with the dry ingredients. The mix should not be very runny. if it is very dry, add some more warm milk.Add the raisin and half of the crushed almonds.

Prepare the cake mould by greasing it with oil and then pour the batter. Sprinkle the remaining crushed almond  and raisins on top.

Bake for about 40-45 mints at 180 deg C or till a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the loaf.
Serve warm or cold. Enjoy!

Sending this to I Love Baking#3 @ Tickling palates
Bake Fest#6 @ Sumee's Culinary Bites, Event by Vardhini of Zestty Palette/Cooksjoy  

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

First Vintage + Quilled smiling owl + CAS card

Made a quilled owl for the first time..that too a smiling one :)
Also this is my first attempt at making a vintage card..Have used a pearl card with a matching pearl envelop. Coffee painted the crush paper to make my distressed vintage paper. Sentiment is hand written on a chip board.

Made this card for the following challenges

case study challenge Card inspiration (Vintage)

friday mashup its a tic-tac-toe (Lace, Ribbon, No stamping)

artsy craftsy mom april-2012. Using googly eyes

Artsy Craftsy
hippity with ippity Using any two colors from the combination below

Thanks for stopping by..Do let me know your opinion...

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Sketch of a toy seller

I dont know abt other ppl/sketches, but the speciality of this sketch is..wherever you are in the room and look at it, it feels like the lady is looking at you! This I made some 11 yrs back. It adornd the walls of what used to be my study room (it is now a study room for all my younger cousins) at my native place.


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