Archive for September, 2011

September 28, 2011

Can you tie a sari?

It’s no secret that I still can’t tie my own sari-even though I am nearing the dreaded age of three zero (dreaded for other people, I don’t really care!). But yes, it’s shameful that I have to get my Mom to tie my sari every time I have to wear one.About time I learnt to do it on my own. Ah! If it only were that simple! Do you realise how much cloth you are dealing with? SIX YARDS of it!!! I mean, that’s like an invitation to disaster- think me getting tangled, tripping and probably ripping the sari. I know I am making it sound terribly hard and tedious but how difficult could it really be considering that in the 1940’s my Grandmother came over from England in a boat, got onto a train to Lahore and tied one ALL BY HERSELF in a bathroom which was probably 2 feet by 3 feet big? Granny was much much smarter than I was and very determined (she didn’t even have Google remember?) to somehow figure out how to tie a sari well enough so it didn’t fall off the minute she tried to walk-but I don’t think I can be all that dumb. Right?

As they say-practise makes perfect and I am going to practise till I am able to win every sari-tying competition that exists!

While looking for a how-to-tie-a-sari tutorial, I came across this little pictorial explanation. I loved it because not only does it show you the (seemingly easy) steps but it’s so old school that I couldn’t resist posting it here. My favourite is the quote on the top right hand corner- ‘Possession of a saree will never be a waste. The Cloth is Convertible to any fancy wear like maxis and frocks’ .True that- I got a whole bunch of scarves, and other things made out of old saris. (Oh, just fyi, it’s okay to spell sari as saree as well-just in case you were wondering).Forgive the few typos in this , and let me know if any of you try tying a sari following these instructions.


While looking for a video on sari tying steps, I came across nothing very interesting- all the videos were pretty drab and boring (and from the 1970’s , I think) so I have decided apart from becoming a sari tying expert, I am going to also make a video on how to tie  a sari! Should be fun!!!

Happy Wedding Wednesday!!

September 27, 2011

Tuesday Shoesday : Louby insanity.

Pretending to be a ballerina , maybe? I don’t know about you-but these definitely spell D.A.N.G.E.R for me!



More shoe love on- {Magnolia Rouge}  {Brancoprata} {Postcards & Pretties}{Beyond Beyond} {Niche White} {Marry You Me}

September 20, 2011

Tuesday Shoesday: Bow-tiful!

Did I scare you into thinking that maybe I was going to say good-bye to Shoesday and Purseday forever? How could I even if I wanted to? You all made me feel special with all the love. So this shoe is for all of you bow-tiful people.

Giuseppe Zanotti Via

More shoe love on- {Magnolia Rouge}  {Brancoprata} {Postcards & Pretties}{Beyond Beyond} {Niche White} {Marry You Me}

September 19, 2011

DIY Monday 

Oooh! It’s Monday!!! Yay?!

What are we making today? Well, we are spray painting a bicycle in the Unreal office today but since you guys can’t be a part of that- here is a cute little project to keep you busy this week. Infact, I might ACTUALLY attempt this because I have two sets of scrabble just lying around begging to be used for some DIY type project.

If you thought foodgawker was awesome, wedding gawker is even better! This is where I found this awesome project. Follow this link to Intimate Weddings to read all the steps on how to make these cute little scrabble coasters.

Via Intimate Weddings Via Wedding Gawker

I really try and find simple DIY projects because like I have said a hundred times before-I am terrible at this stuff. I try and I try-but I always mess up. At least with something pretty straightforward -I am (kind of ) confident I won’t make a mess of it! I think these would be nice name plates at a wedding, don’t you?

Have a great week 🙂

September 15, 2011

Thursday Thoughts: Literally just some thoughts.

Haleeoo dear friends! I realise I just fell off the planet and didn’t post for like a week? or more? I am not sure! No, I didn’t take a vacation -I was very much around but I think I needed a breather. When you have lots of things to think about with a little bit of procrastination-it makes for a mean recipe! It IS wedding season though so you might not be seeing as many posts as usual but I will try and keep it going as best as I can.

The last week has been an interesting one and instead of trying to explain it all, I will just leave you with some words of wisdom found via Pinterest and a few other sites (which were probably linked with Pinterest in the first place).

First and foremost- the most important lesson I have learnt this week is…

And if you don’t follow that instinct and have to deal with a not so nice situation, drown yourself in some nice music and find your doggy to give you a cuddle.



The choice is yours at the end of the day. So, what will you pick??


How could I not have a ‘keep calm’ poster to end this post with!Got to keep reminding myself to stay calm!


Actually the last thought is- Dance Dance Dance!

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Hope the rest of your week is awesome!!!

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