A glimpse into our living room and an announcement

Shop announcement - http://www.etsy.com/shop/VaradaSharma

A big thank you to all of you for your kind and encouraging words about our chai room. All those facebook likes really made me very happy. Continuing the same spirit, let’s take a sneak peek into the next room – our living room. Today I will show you only one wall because I have a great news to share and I can’t wait to let you in on it. So come on in…   The lamp in the left side was plain when we got it. I upcycled it with some flowers made from recycled fashion magazine paper flowers …

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Cherish

This post is long overdue. It’s a confession of sorts. I have this weird (OCD’ic?) urge to always do something – if there aren’t 3-4 projects running side by side for me to chase, I don’t really feel good. It’s like my brain feels useless if it is not solving something. Also, I am always full of worries. Correction, I used to be always full of worries. I used to start a new project – at work or at home (artsy-craftsy stuff) and also start worrying when I was not able to get something done in one sitting. Once I …

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Me thinks, me luvs you… {Wallpaper}

Another of my attempts with artwork in illustrator. I designed thinking of my DH, but I would also like to say this to my little princesses, family, friends, and all of you who read this blog and leave me your kind comments. My gift of the season to all of you … Me thinks, me luvs you… more than cupcakes!!! Another flavour of the same Feel free to use it as you please but don’t forget to let me know how you like it… Cheers,

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Happy Kiss Day {and a printable gift tag}

Wish you all a very happy kiss day Kiss = “Keep-It-Short-Sweety” Taking a cue from there, I’ll keep today’s post a quick one ;) In case you still haven’t figured out how to make your Valentine happy, here are some last minute ideas. {I do hope you won’t HAVE to use them though :) …} Breakfast in bed: Wake up earlier than your partner and cook a light breakfast. Tea or juice, bread toast with jam / butter or Maggie instance noodles if you are living in India would work. Love coupons: Print valentine coupons like the ones below and …

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Happy Hug Day {and a printable card + gift tag}

Happy Hug Day to all of you Friends, here’s a puzzle … On a cold winter night, it gives you warmth When your spirits are low, It gives you strength When you want to share joy There isn’t anything like it It brings pleasure no matter whether you receive it or give it! Guess what is it? Ha ha.. It’s a *HUG* ! On this sweet sweet hug day, here’re some goodies to make your loved ones feel cherished… And here’s your gift tag for today Click here to download. Hope you like them… :) Cheers,

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Happy Promise Day {and a free printable}

No fancy words today. Just a simple promise – to myself and to all of you. That I’ll keep writing, designing printables, sharing goodies and overall making this place a more beautiful one with each project. Happy Promise Day Here’s something you can download (click here), print, sign and give it to the one you love. A symbol of your promise. Looks like the one below when framed: Cheers, Update: Linking this post to Valentine’s link party at: Dear Lillie  

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Happy Teddy Day {and a printable gift tag}

Friends, it’s time to wish you all A Very Happy Teddy Day! Incidentally, it also happens to be my second lil princess’s birthday. She turns 2 today :D My day started as a very happy one. I did spend some time playing with her, wishing her, making her laugh. Post lunch I went out with my friends and got cake for her. But towards the end of the day something happened which is making my heart heavy. One of my close friends lost his job. I’m not feeling good. I want to help him somehow. I know I will help …

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VaradaSharma on SwathiCrafts.blogspot {and a free printable}

Swathi from SwathiCrafts.blogspot.com was kind enough to have me as a guest on her blog. Check out my guest post here. The post also includes a free printable which I put together as a token of thanks. It looks like the one below when framed. Go grab the original from Swathi’s blog and show some love… :) Enjoy!!!

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Breaking the silence {Wallpaper}

I know I’ve been silent for quite some time now. Last couple weeks I’ve been down with Typhoid. Fever, medicines, tiredness. All were a part of my days. But all that is over now. I am feeling better. No fever for last few days. Now all that I want to do is take things a little easy for some time and eat good home-made food so my body can reclaim what is lost. It also means I want to reach out to you again. One of things I missed most for last couple weeks was my blog. My virtual world. …

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Jai Sri Krishna {Artwork}

In my place (Goa) and some parts of Karnataka & Maharashtra, Diwali is celebrated as day when Lord Krishna killed Narakasur and freed the thousands of princesses whom he had captured. Here’s something I put together for my Kanha. Thanks Jassi, for helping me with the background. :) Here’s another something I tried with my Android and the PicsIn app Hope you folks like my attempts at art. May Lord Krishna bless you all…. Cheers,

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Diwali Wishes {Printable Greeting Card}

It’s Diwali again. Lights, sweets, flowers, rangoli and lots and lots of fun.A time to rejoice in the company of loved ones. And also a time to experiment with my new found love for Illustrator / Photoshop. Presenting one of my early attempts at making a printable card.   If you would like to use it, please feel free. – Print the .pdf file from here. – Fold in half first horizontally (across 1st Fold) and then vertically (across 2nd fold). – Give it to someone you love and watch the joy on their faces. Enjoy!!!!

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Just for today {art work}

Warning: This post is a Varada-rambling-randomly one. So if you would rather do something better, please carry on… {May be a healthy dose of Paulo Coelho’s Alchemist will help you understand some of my sentiments here…} Lately I’ve been talking {read questioning, requesting, and you know, generally pestering..} a lot to my Kanhaji. As always he has been surprising me with this responses and also with the sources of his responses. Okay, so I think I am growing up to be a professional worrier (if there’s even such a thing). I worry about a lot of stuff – my work …

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