Let the pictures speak

28 Mar

Pillow cover

Painted Pet Bottle


Pet bottle - other side

Hanging pot on one side of the chime. Money plant is reaching it from the other end of the balcony

Ma's chilli sprouts. Sadly few pigeons hogged on them and today we saw only 3-4 left 😦

Bougainvillea - Buds have appeared just yesterday...

Malabar Spinach

Tulsi Plant - Had brought it home when it was chotu. It's growing too fast, having an affair with our rose plant. Rose plant's branch keeps bending to reach it however apart we keep it. *rolls eyes*

Had got this planter from Dilli Haat from our trip. No plant in it has survived so far. Have sown coriander seeds on Sunday, fingers crossed. Lets see 😀

We had almost lost this plant when I changed the soil, sprinkled compost and now its very much alive and kicking 😀

Curry leaves plant

Broader view

Money plant pot and the other hanging pot

Hanging garden 🙂

Gifts from Scribby. I love her handwriting 🙂


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47 responses to “Let the pictures speak

  1. lifesong

    March 28, 2012 at 11:13 am

    Wow! lovely pictures 🙂
    That pillow cover looks so beautiful. The whole family is so talented 🙂
    The painted pet bottle is lovely. A suggestion – You can put money plant in water in it and hang it inside your home somewhere. Would look beautiful… 🙂
    I liked your balcony garden. So much greenery. 🙂 Looks nice and soothing..


    • Seema

      March 29, 2012 at 3:00 pm

      Thanks LS 🙂

      Even Ma was saying that we could put a money plant and keep it inside home.

      Thanks again. Glad you liked it 🙂


  2. NBose

    March 28, 2012 at 11:40 am

    Thatz the pillow cover made by ur MIL na….so talented duo of DIL-MIL!!!

    Ur plants seem to be scared with that toad-planter….. 🙂


    • Seema

      March 29, 2012 at 3:03 pm

      Yes, that’s the pillow. Will tell her that 🙂

      Haha lol. Arey actually I had kept the toad planter in our living room and planted indoor plants in it. Two plants died. So, now I shifted it to balcony 🙂


  3. R's Mom

    March 28, 2012 at 11:46 am


    I have such a non green thumb..whatever I plant and water dies :(:(

    loved loved loved that pillow cover..I wouldnt want to put my crow hair on that one 🙂

    Yep, Scribby has super handwriting 🙂


    • Seema

      March 29, 2012 at 3:05 pm

      There’s nothing called a non green thumb re. Plants haven’t got anything to do with you watering them or not. There must something else that is wrong.

      Lol on crow hair. You come down, I really wanna see how much you have faked about your looks :mrgreen:


  4. Bikramjit Singh Mann

    March 28, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    Lovely pictures. I liked the first one the. Pillow cover and the bottle too.
    The plants are amazing can’t wait for couple more days fo sun for the plants to start sprouting here toooooo…


    • Seema

      March 29, 2012 at 3:06 pm

      Glad you liked them Bikram.

      Why don’t you post a pic of your plants?


      • Bikramjit Singh Mann

        March 29, 2012 at 3:26 pm

        I will I WILLLLL.. abhi summer aane do .. it has just started to be sunny, plants are sprouting.. sooon very sooon


  5. garima

    March 28, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    Superb pillow cover,so neat.
    You indeed have a green thumb dear…the bottle looks so colourful.You are a one multi talented lwoman 🙂


    • Seema

      March 29, 2012 at 3:07 pm

      Thanks thanks thanks Garima 🙂


  6. lostinmylilworld

    March 28, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    nice pics, especially of all the plants… The work on the pillow cover is really very bright n colourful, liked it!! Oh god you manage twins along with all this arty crafty worls + amazing cooking!! *Kaala Tikka* before i say Hats off seema!!

    Keep it up and u inspire me for sure!!


    • Seema

      March 29, 2012 at 3:07 pm

      Thanks Deepsi. Glad to be of any inspiration to you dear 😀


  7. lifeslittletwists

    March 28, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    Wow! You have so many plants in that balcony. And Im yet again left feeling disappointed that Im not doing anything about buying these plants and investing in a maali – cant do it myself 😦

    And that malabar spinach – we call that dodda patre soppu – is that the one?

    I think I HAVE to do something over this weekend. Let me try…


    • Seema

      March 29, 2012 at 4:05 pm

      Arey RS. I’m sorry if my posts make you feel that you are not doing anything. 😦 It’s okay RS. I too wasn’t doing anything much apart from the usual chores till lately. Also, since I’m interested and enjoy myself to keep myself on toes, I do it. I just can’t sit idle, it does drain all the energy out of me and at times I hate this habit of mine. I wish I could lay down and laze but I just can’t. Please don’t feel low 😦 As long as you enjoy what you are doing, that is what matters at the end of the day right.

      I’m not sure about the name ‘Dodda patre soppu’ but in my hometown they call it ‘Basale soppu’

      Do whatever ‘something’ you enjoy doing okay? Hugs 😀


  8. Ashwathy

    March 28, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    Wow!! That’s some heavy duty gardening…. and pursuing hobbies.
    Sigh…I envy you 😦


    • Seema

      March 29, 2012 at 4:08 pm

      Why Ash? Are you missing any hobby of yours? Oh by the way, you haven’t been blogging much too na?


      • Ashwathy

        March 29, 2012 at 5:16 pm

        Not just blogging. Wanted to take time for pursuing yoga or gym. Maybe a hobby or two. I used to paint. I love music, also dance. Plus cookery classes. I wanted to quit work after marriage (for some time) and concentrate on these things. Stop to smell the flowers on the road side. But never happened due to financial constraints.

        Cooking is something I pursue on weekends. Blogging is once a month, although commenting is others’ blogs is regular. Travel is something I religiously plan as per holidays. Will have to make do with this for now and then work on the rest later.

        Will be now taking time off on weekends to pursue GMAT classes as well.


        • Seema

          March 30, 2012 at 2:48 pm

          Ohhh! I’m sorry Ash but I hope you get to smell the flowers soon. Weekend classes could be very strenuous when you have a full time job to manage.

          Lottts of good wishes and oh, please hang around the blogs. You know how much a fan I am of your comments 😛


  9. My Era

    March 28, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    I absolutely loved the pillow covers, please convey my regards to your mum 😀
    I too had a similar frog family (pots) at my home overseas, I need to find something similar here too 🙂
    Loved the pet bottle painting and good luck with your coriander seeds…I hope they’ll sprout soon 😀


    • Seema

      March 29, 2012 at 4:11 pm

      Will certainly do. Glad you like the pillow cover.

      I have got the business card of the lady who makes pretty pots. She is based in Delhi. Let me know if you need her contact details.

      Thanks… Fingers crossed Era 🙂


  10. anisnest

    March 28, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    wowwwww… the garden is so refreshing to the eyes… I am imaging a chair in the balcony with a book.. bliss…
    And those pillow covers.. amazing yaar.. did you learn all this from the art/craft class? How can you draw so well and Ma stitch so well… kudos to both of you 🙂


    • Seema

      March 29, 2012 at 4:15 pm

      Ya and you must also imagine hordes of mosquitoes too to distract you from the book 😛

      Arey no, I just googled embroidery patterns on the net and looking at the screen, drew on the cover free hand. Ma loves stitching apparently. She is now thinking about what to do next once pillow covers are done.

      Thanks Ani 🙂


  11. Scribby

    March 29, 2012 at 12:12 am

    aww the last pic was a surprise 🙂

    Seema you’ve got such a lovely garden…I’m really impressed…the next time I’m in B’lore I’m certainly coming to your house 🙂


    • Seema

      March 29, 2012 at 4:17 pm

      Hey Scribby, wait and watch! I’ll post pics of the book where they have coloured or drawn okay? Sorry, I missed it in this post.

      Next time, you must come to my place re. 😀


      • Scribby

        March 29, 2012 at 4:22 pm

        certainly I’ll 🙂 and wow waiting to see Man-Tam’s work 🙂


        • Seema

          March 30, 2012 at 2:41 pm

          Sure dear 🙂 Will post soon


  12. summerscript

    March 29, 2012 at 11:42 am

    Wowww..the art work is awesome and loved your mini garden 🙂 looks lovely 🙂


    • Seema

      March 29, 2012 at 4:19 pm

      Thanks SS. Why are you not blogging any more?


  13. RS

    March 29, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    the pillow covers are great…..i wonder if the coming generation will have the patience for this skill…

    and your green thumb is commendable…i cant take care of a single you are great in my opinion


    • Seema

      March 29, 2012 at 4:22 pm

      Yeah true. Dunno about the coming generation. I would like to teach my kids all that I know. Whether they would like to do it or not is upto them 🙂

      I’m humbled. I’m nothing great re but I’m lucky for sure 😀


  14. Gayatri

    March 29, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    Beautiful design on the pillow cover and nicely stitched too. Please share your success recipe for the curry plant please. A friend of ours got two curry leaf plants last year and they are still the same. I’m looking for some tips to make them grow.
    Don’t worry about children wanting to go with someone else. My child used to latch on to his friend’s dad’s legs and say “pappa take me home with you” and we used hide our faces and wonder what the carers at the nursery think about us! Look at it as confidence of your child to be able to say that.


    • Seema

      March 30, 2012 at 2:40 pm

      Glad you liked it Gayatri 🙂

      No success story w.r.t curry plants. I got the plant when it was small from a nursery. I have been watering daily, sprinkle compost once in a while and loosen the soil once a week.

      😯 Your child used to do that? Yeah, I should look at their confidence and rejoice… Learning slowly 😀


  15. Little Fingers

    March 30, 2012 at 12:22 am

    Pillow covers and painted bottles look very nice, whole family is talented, I must say 🙂 You have a beautiful garden, and I do really admire your energy to manage two kids and all these…well done 🙂


  16. Sugar and Spice

    April 3, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    The pillow cover looks gorgeous! And the garden is wonderful. 🙂 🙂

    And seeing the plants makes me wonder what’s happening to ours at Hyd! 😦 😦

    P.S. – Been reading all the posts but not finding time to comment. Please excuse, okay! 😀 😀


    • Seema

      April 4, 2012 at 11:57 pm

      Thanks S&S. Miss you around dear. When will you come back? 😦

      Enjoy your vacation to the fullest. Lottsa luv to K&K. Any plans of covering Bangalore in your travel agenda?


  17. Swaram

    April 3, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    Loved the pillow cover. So pretty and colourful 🙂


    • Seema

      April 4, 2012 at 11:57 pm

      Thank you Swaram and welcome here. Glad you like the pillow cover 🙂


  18. techie2mom

    April 3, 2012 at 11:46 pm

    Wow, nice art work, the paintings & the pillow cover.

    And u have a beautiful garden. Sorry to know that pigeons hogged on your chilly sprouts.

    In our previous home, we had lot of space & an uncle in our flats gave me capsicum seeds. They sprouted & even started having small capsicum. i was really excited, 1st thing in the morning, i used to go and see the plants. But then they got some sort of infection & died. i was heart-broken & stopped working in the garden, except maintaining a few Tulsi Plants (gave them to neighbours, as we shifted to a different city).

    Your pics really inspired me, let me try again, probably i’ll start with a new Tulsi plant.


    • Seema

      April 5, 2012 at 12:01 am

      Thanks Techie2mom. Welcome here.

      Glad you liked the artworks and even more happy to know that I have inspired you to start gardening again. 🙂 Keep me posted as to how it goes.


      • techie2mom

        April 7, 2012 at 12:45 am

        I got a pot & sow the seeds of the Tulsi plant. hope that the heat won’t be too much & the plant will come out. keeping my fingers crossed.


        • Seema

          April 9, 2012 at 11:19 am

          Great. Keeping my fingers crossed too. So sweet of you to come back and let me know. 🙂


  19. techie2mom

    September 20, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    Hey, i couldn’t get tulsi plant out of the seeds so bought one. finally our Tulsi plant is thriving 🙂 and we also got kadi patta and aloe vera 🙂
    Thanks for inspiring me 🙂


    • Seema

      December 25, 2012 at 10:02 am

      Arey wah! That’s great techie2mom… The pleasure is entirely mine to have inspired you 🙂



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