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) ❤
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.
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 🙂
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.
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 .