Varalakshmi Vratam 2019

Like every year this year too I made a new Saree & Pallu Set for Lakshmi Deity and the colors I picked matched mine and Sisira’s attire (a closest match though) ❤

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The fabric I used is a silk Dupioni (available in the US in yards) and the gold and green silk border is from etsy.com. I wish I was able to decide on the colors when I visit India – so I can shop the fabric and other embelishments. But I am glad we find some of the silk fabrics and trims here too.

Hopefully, in my next trip I get a bunch of colors that match all of my silk sarees 😉

Well, the backdrop this year was Lotus. I made these using cardstock and here is my tutorial to make paper lotus. I have considerably reduced the size of the flower compared to the one I have posted in the tutorial to match the occasion. Here is a closer view of the flowers.
IMG_1504 (5)I had a grand plan of setting up those flowers as backdrop but with a super active 17month old I had to change everything and set it up in our prayer room and that has restricted me to decorate. Although I was disappointed for a while I was able to figure out a pattern and loved how everything turned out 🙂
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To glue the lotus flowers I have used painters tape and for the teardrop and the little circles a glue runner and it was pretty quick and sturdy too.

Overall, it was a great day with family and friends.

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And last year ( 2018)  was Sisira’s first pooja and I didn’t get a chance to make a new set – here is a pic of us from last year .

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Hi, I am very delighted that you stopped by! Welcome to Creative ME!!! I 'm a wife to an amazing hubby and recently mother to an adorable little munchkin :-), an Asian(Indian) native, nomad for a while and now currently @Portland, Oregan. Recently relocated from The Grand Canyon State and still adjusting to the gloomy weather here... When we first we moved to US(2012) ,our first 2 months of accommodation was in a hotel and that's when everything started. You must be wondering HOW? I was introduced to HGTV and started reading craft blogs. Ohh yes, PINTERST toooo and that is my fav! Well, inspired from these places, I started to DIY on budget and decorate our home. Whenever I posted pics of my projects on Facebook, everyone loved and gave many positive comments. Some of them also said I should not look for a job, instead start a blog or sell some of my projects ;) They thought I was doing something very cool!! That was a great motivation and I decided to tickle my creative senses to tame the stress monster ;-) And then, one day here is my blog , where I share my ideas and projects with friends, family and all other aspiring DIY-er's :) And if you like my blog, please come back and also don't forget to tell your friends :) Lastly, if you have a fun and functional craft or project or even a simple recipe I want to hear….please let me know and I can feature, down the line we will make Creative ME to WE..;)

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