Thursday, June 27, 2019

It all starts with the seed, how food grows

Hello Friends ,

I'm happy to be sharing a new series on my blog , that would be basic life skill activities I do along with my son along apart from crafting. This series would include an Activity and a book recommendation or a Book review and here's to start with it....

It all starts with the seed, how food grows. .

 Teaching our children to grow their own food would be a priceless lesson isnt it? 
Dhruv showed keen interest in starting our own balcony garden last year in July. We have grown our own ladies fingers , tomatoes, chilli, coriander along with the flowers so far. .

See here how our garden grew. The kits are from @upajfarm #giykits

We found these kits interesting on amazon so we picked up the  Grow it Yourself Kit

Upaj Grow It Yourself Veg And Flower Small Mix Bag Kit [Pack Of 8]- (Tomato + Okra + Chilli + Cucumber + Marigold + Cosmos + Sweet Sultan Mix + California Poppy Mix) Seed with Biodegradable pot for Home,Kitchen and Balcony Gardening

That's the actual part where the work begins, within 20 days ie when we saw the thin stems we shifted the plants into bigger pots with drainage holes in the bottom so excess moisture wont build up in the soil. 
Next we added potting mix to it, Best soil for growing vegetables on balcony is potting mix. Its organic compost with cocopeat, red soil , vermi compost and other nutrients. 
Watering them daily , ample sunlight, cleaning them once in a week for dust and dry leaves helped. We started keeping weekly record of the growth and added organic fertilizer that came along the kit every 15 days.

I saw Dhruv being more responsible in taking care of the plants
The lesson we have taken over the year from this activity is 
🍅Understanding – they learn about cause and effect 
🌶Creativity – discover new and exciting ways to grow food
🥒Nutrition – learn about where fresh food comes from
🥦Self-confidence – they achieve their goals and enjoy the food they have grown
🥕Cooperation – their work includes shared play activity and teamwork

Im sharing a book that we chose to showcase for this activity 

THE SEED (Beeja)
By -Deepa Balsavar @tulikabooks

A little girl discovers a seed one day. She puts it in a pot — and then begins the thrill of watching it grow. Will it grow tall? Will it have fruit? Or flowers? The wonder and excitement of emerging new life comes through the minimal text of this skillfully conceived book.This is recommended for Age:2+ and we still have treasure this book.

Grow your own food

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That's all for today !

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

DIY Quote Magnets

Hello friends ,

I'm on the Mudra blog with The QUOTE Magnets -
The are easy makes and make wonderful gifts for lovely events. 

The First one is a love theme Magnet , with decoupaged Mdf background layered with 
Mini Flower#2 Chipzeb and fussy cut flowers. The center stamp used here is from Together Forever Stamp set 

The second one is an Masculine creation for the traveler in you ! 
I have used a decoupaged background on which I have layered the Geary Circle Frame Chipzeb  in such a way that it complements the stamped image. I have used the Beautiful Destination Stamp set here as the inspiration.

The last one is one for a perfect beginning !! I have used the Home is Stamp here for the creation.
Keep watching this place for more inspiration

Supplies used 


Sharada Dilip

Friday, June 14, 2019

Father's Day Mixed media Workshop

Hello friends ,

Here are some glimpses from Fathers day Workshop conducted by me

I was thrilled to see the kids enthusiasm for crafting and proud of their crafting skills !! teach them early what we learnt late isn't it ?

Methods Covered were Painting techniques, mixed media skills and stenciling.

The participants took home the masterpieces Fridge magnet canvas and Fathers day card created by them

We even made a stenciled creation as Fathers day card  with Distress Ink  and watercolor embellishment 

Thanks to all the participants for being a part of this endeavor. I hope to come up with many more fun, creative & interesting workshops in the future.

That is all for today , Thank you so much for visiting & taking the time to comment on my blog. I love to hear from you & truly appreciate your feedback. Have a crafty day!

Sharada Dilip

Monday, June 3, 2019

Father's Day Mixed media creation

Hello Friends ,

Today I'm here to share an canvas art creation made for Father's Day celebration and I am hosting an Workshop where you shall get to make something like this .

Supplies required - 
Canvas Panel - Heart
Alcohol inks
Modelling paste / Texture paste 
Paint brushes
Chipboard embellishments

  • Once you are ready with your supplies, start with adhering the stencil on the canvas as to where you want the image to be made on the canvas.
  • Next step is to create the texture image using the stencil. This is the fun part of the creation using the Texture paste and the spatula.
  • Kids will love create the textured image in a jiffy! Slowly remove the stencil and wash it right away and save it for later.
  • The textured image needs to dry for further steps. You can heat dry as we needed to add more to the creation.
  • Next we did was add Alcohol inks to create the background we needed
  • Once the image is dried I have added chipboard embellishment that is coloured in gold.
  • We decided to finish off the canvas wall art with a picture from our trip to Dubai where the boys had fun doing stunts !! 
  • The sticker sentiment goes perfectly in for the creation.

Me and my Kiddo enjoyed making this Mixed Media Heart wall Decor for Father's Day .

If you are in Bangalore, do join me make this Fathers Day a Memorable one for the coolest people in your life!Father's Day Workshop for children (Age 5 and above) with Painting techniques, mixed media skills and stenciling.
Workshop Details 

Date SUNDAY - June 9th - 11 am - 1pm


HappyMomentzz By Sharada Dilip

opp Carmel Acadamey

Bannerghatta Main Rd,


Karnataka 560083

All required supplies to make your own canvas will be provided. 
Fees: 800/- per person (includes all material costs)

Thank you so much for visiting & taking the time to comment on my blog. I love to hear from you & truly appreciate your feedback.

Have a crafty day!
Sharada Dilip