Cleaning

There is somehow no end to cleaning. I am not the best of cleaners (wipe down surfaces, appliances, furniture, glass, fixtures….. etc). So I absolutely have to have a little motivation. One of the things I came across in this really useful blog here helps. Homemade cleaners. To quote from the web post in the blog, … Continue reading

Lattice work for the Garden

The idea is to make it myself. Currently I am thinking, how hard could it be. Guess I’ll know. The images for reference.   Questions are, should it be white or wood colored, and how high. The wood I want to go to a reclaimed wood place to buy. I imagine it will take a … Continue reading

Honey Cake for the New Year

The recipe is ditto from here. This blog is a treasure chest of recipes. I have used them before (for key lime cookies here). And look at this   This means I will keep going back to this blog.

A new project

That will hopefully not take another year to finish. I had decided before my wedding that I would save the blouse pieces. And craft them into something I could keep forever. And while making this patchwork piece, I thought of grand mothers, and their handicrafts, what passes on to us. Handmade bedsheets, quilts and other … Continue reading

Bangalore Craigslist deals to go for

1) Reasonable Leather Sofa on sale here 2) A really cute sofa at a really reasonable rate – here 3) A neat teak wood dining table, price not specified here 4) A bargain, “cod” cane here  (1000 Rs including a thin “matrice”) 5) A wooden “cod” (from the same listing as above) here     … Continue reading

Bottles. Some Painted. Some Not.

All of them are being re-used though. The wine bottles, some of delicate olive green shade, some of a deeper jungle green shade have been put on tables. Those with a slightly more of dark green in them are being used as water bottles, these were also the screw cap variety which helped. There is … Continue reading

Saw Paresh Maity Today

                     what you think? Exhibition is on at Sumukha Art Gallery , Bangalore. Prices = sky high.  

Cleaning the Spice Rack

Or setting it up rather. I wonder if they can be really functional. The space in mine is quite tiny, so that only these 35 rs containers from Total fits in (not the already had boxes for spices). So I got a few, removed the big red and white writings stuck to the bottle with … Continue reading

A Big Yellow Dahlia

Garden Fresh (or was a while ago)

How to give wooden doors a natural shine

That is what went into the google search bar. Some cleaning tips from the internet. http://www.bbc.co.uk/homes/housekeeping/bettystips_index.shtml Lemon and Vinegar are the stars. As for the doors, a simple gentle toothpaste scrub with a thorough wipedown I think. The toothpaste involved cleaning is reserved for the puja cleaning. However, this is what a simple wipe down accomplished. … Continue reading