Thursday, December 12, 2013

the little things.

it is true. an attitude of gratitude makes just-enough a feast! in the depth of the lowest of days, there always is a reason to be grateful for. and, more enough than not, I find these moments closely related to my family, my kids especially, and my friends! 

my friends are my guardian angels. and, my daughter and son are little cherubs that can make me forget my splitting headache with their soft kisses and chubby arms around me. they are always so warm and smell so snugly that I just want them to hug me forever!

the little miss holds her creation - snowflakes stickers on bands of green and the golden yellow star

chubby dimpled hands have always fascinated me. and, it's always Ashu, Ashvita, who comes to my mind when i talk of little hands that can be eaten. *cruella laugh* i can safely say i have seen her grow from a baby with a curly mop of hair to this poised and calm five year old, through her pictures.

thumbprint trees.   

her mother, also Shilpa, and i met on flickr and have been friends for over four years. we met once, last year when they had come down to India for diwali. it is, and will be one of my most happy memories for years to come. i can also safely say this, we are more than friends. and, the only part not making us sisters is the name. what parents will give the same name to both their daughters!

 with ribbons stuck and baubles drawn.

when i saw this little bundle of creativity in action, it was more than an inspiration. and, i am overwhelmed and grateful that her mother agreed and spent quite some time photographing, for 'the kitchen window.' all pictures in this post are by Shilpa, and all ideas were executed by five-year-old Ashu.

 minimal. whimsical. just lovely.

 no limits to her creativity.
moustache stickers!

here's presenting diy greeting cards that little children can make. can you imagine the happiness such a card would bring grandparents and uncles and aunts and/or parents who cannot make it to the big day. it would feel like the child sent a part of themselves in the mail.

 thumbprint reindeers!
what did i tell you about edible, sweet hands :)

 and, her personalised goodie bag to carry all the cards she made.

the colourful bands tree.

this is where Shilpa records her exotic travels and her colourful everyday life. thank you Ashu, you are a rockstar. thank you Shilpa, much love.

aren't you guys glad that there is something on the blog, other than me :D


Shalini said...

So this is where you have been all morning!

Lovely to see all the cards together. The creativity and confidence is so strong.

Ps. Love how you started the post. Beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!
Lovely ideas, and the best part is all executable by children her age without much fuss. I love the thumbprint reindeer idea so much.
Talented, good-to-eat hands indeed, way to go Ashivita!

shilpa said...

thank you so much Shalini!

yes. with Net problems and all, the post was long overdue :D

thank you, thank you Asha.
Ashu will hide her hands aways from me, next time we meet :D

shilpa said...

thank you so much Shalini!

yes. with Net problems and all, the post was long overdue :D

thank you, thank you Asha.
Ashu will hide her hands aways from me, next time we meet :D

deeps said...

This is so huge and large little things…

Just stopping by

Piya Jayarajan said...

Hi Shilpa,

Great blog and even more beautiful pictures. (Both here and on instagram!)

In fact chanced upon your space via Honey's (Sarah Naveen) Instagram's profile :)

Great Going!


shilpa said...

your stopping by is a little thing for you, but means so much to me. thank you :)

shilpa said...

thank you piya. it is the most exciting thing, for someone to stumble on your blog. and, its humbling when you actually take the time to appreciate it. thank you again Piya :)

kala said...

Lovelyyy creations they are very sweet :) I liked the name reluctant homemaker name moreee ;)

shilpa said...

ohhh. there are others, too, who have mentioned how they loved the other make much :)

thank you much Kala :)

Shalini said...

Helloooooo, Its time to start writing here again. Hugs, Shals