Late night creative sparks!

These days I find it a little difficult to crash after work & baby-ma. Since sleep eludes me, I’ve started reading Perry Masons, crocheting and making costume jewellery to while away the midnight hours.

Yesterday, one of my dear friends from Delhi visited. She was interning with a city NGO and it was lovely meeting up with her. She plans to leave soon for Paris on a scholarship for higher studies (sounds so glamorous, doesn’t it?). For lunch, I had invited her and two of my other colleagues – we had a wonderful time just chatting and talking about the good old times. I was also quite pleased that the pasta, salad and sandwiches turned out well, even if the chicken didn’t measure up to standard.

As a little surprise thank-you gift for her, I made this necklace. I hope she likes it!

Emerald n ruby-lookalike pendant encircled with white stones n green loreals - Rachel Chitra

Emerald n ruby-lookalike pendant encircled with white stones n green loreals – Rachel Chitra

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Christmas @ The ChocolateKids Playschool

One of my school friends S Nirmala started the Chocolate Kids Play School in Chennai in 2011 for tiny-tots. The school has seen rapid growth and is now a familiar cornerstone in the bustling, sub-urban area of Guduvancheri.

At her school, they recently hosted their Christmas celebrations and I really couldn’t resist showing you pictures of the  children’s handiwork. Pretty talented wouldn’t you say?

The Nativity scene - pic courtesy Chocolate School Kids playschool
The Nativity scene – pic courtesy ChocolateKids playschool

Tiny Christmas trees all sparkling with the efforts of their bright, little owners - pic courtesy Chocolate School Kids playschool
Tiny Christmas trees all sparkling with the efforts of their bright, little owners – pic courtesy ChocolateKids playschool
Another set of prettily decked up cheery trees  - pic courtesy Chocolate School Kids playschool
Another set of prettily decked up cheery trees – pic courtesy ChocolateKids playschool
A little Christmas village made from paper hats -  pic courtesy Chocolate School Kids playschool
A little Christmas village made from paper hats – pic courtesy ChocolateKids playschool
An Indian Gingerbread house -  pic courtesy Chocolate School Kids playschool
An Indian Gingerbread house – pic courtesy ChocolateKids playschool
A 3-d card paper Christmas tree and a cotton-snowman -  pic courtesy Chocolate School Kids playschool
A 3-d card paper Christmas tree and a cotton-snowman – pic courtesy ChocolateKids playschool