Sunday Smiles: Of Monsters & Mommy

Ever since I landed in Sydney, my Mom has done more research on Australia than I could have ever managed. I have no idea from where she gets all her information, but then, you know how Moms are... they are quite resourceful. She know the places where Dil Chata Hai was shot, the tall structure of Sydney Eye and is often reminding me to stay away from bushes for the fear of snakes and other reptilian creatures. Should I tell her that I go for bush-walking and walk past water-dragons all the time? Naah, a paranoid mom is worse than an informative mom :P

A fact she couldn't fathom is the use of tissue paper for 'you know what' and that we drink tap water. With anxious voice she would often ask me if we use same water for kitchen and bathroom. And when I say yes, she would go,"tsk tsk!! boil the water ok". Moms!!

Here's a picture of Waverley Cemetry where Dil Chahta was shot. Waverley cemetry contains graves of many who shaped Australia. It was opened in the year 1877.


 If I had known earlier I would have shot exactly like that :P Well maybe next time.

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I haven't done much crafting for a really long time. Last night, while I was reading a paperback - Thirst by L A Larkin, I realized I don't have any bookmarks. The papercrafter in me "tsk tsk" for not creating my own personalized bookmark.

So today I opened by crafting bag, and armed with tea and cauliflower fritters, I made a few monster type bookmarks.





Those are my earlier works. I had placed craft glue and bbq sauce together, because "glue" and "bbq" rhymes :) but that only lead to, not one, but three people telling me not to mix them up while eating :) With my history, yeah that's possible!!

That's how my sunday went, how about yours?



32 comments:

  1. That is an adorable bookmark! I want! Yes, moms are paranoid but they're cute, right?

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    1. yeah that's what made them so endearing :) thank you.

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  2. Your craft works in the last photo are too good. The monster too, looks adorable :)

    Destination Infinity

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    1. aww thank you so much. Glad you liked it.

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  3. yeah dont tell your mom she will be worried for you all the time ..

    and that is a lovely bookmark .. I need one toooooooo :)

    Bikram

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    1. I will soon post a tutorial, you can make one :D thank you for writing in.

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    2. I hope you know I am tooo DUMB :)

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  4. That is so cool! Would LOVE to know how you made that cute bookmark. ♥

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    1. thank you so much Kathy. Will post the tutorial soon

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  5. Love the pics, Rajlakshmi. Soulful:)

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  6. My daughter is in the Gold Coast and has loved her stay in Australia. She visited Sydney not long ago, too. I haven't asked her to boil water or do anything special. Am I lacking in my mothering skills? You're certainly not lacking in your craft skills. I love the bookmark.

    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com/2014/06/mm-its-fanta-sea.html

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    1. hahaha don't worry Joyce.. I Mom usually gets paranoid about water becasue in India it's unsafe to drink tap water. and she applies the same theory in Sydney :) Thank you for writing in

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  7. loved the bookmark!! how did u make it?? i want one pleeeassseee :-) n oh well dnt mix up glue n bbq.. that makes four :-D

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    1. Will soon post a tutorial :D thank you so much.

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  8. I can so totally understand what you say about moms, that's the thing that make them our moms! ;) And love your crafts, that bookmark is very cute. :) I wish I could make one like that too.

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    1. That's true. Moms will always be like that :)
      thank you

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  9. THAT MONSTER BOOOOOOOOOOKMARK!!!!!!!!!! I want!!!!
    Your mom is the cutest ever!!!!!!! You are one talented woman!

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    1. hahaha Moms are always cute :D thank you so much Red :)

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  10. Lovely book mark..Wonderful pics Rajlakshmi..:)

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  11. i'm afraid my kids will soon be calling me a paranoid mom....or maybe they already are!!
    btw cute post and cute bookmark! gives me craft ideas for the kids! :)

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    1. hahaha :D cycle of life :D Thank you so much

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  12. Best way to spend Sunday....being creative!! The bookmark is awesome... I want one!! :)
    N moms... Well they'll not be called moms without these characteristics! ;)

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    1. I know, being creative is one of the best ways to pass time. Thank you.

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  13. Moms really do worry a lot :). My Sunday was mundane. I did do loads of cleaning though and helped the kids with homework!

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    1. ahh homework!! now that requires lot of work :D I am sure you must have enjoyed that with kids :) Thanks for visiting.

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  14. What a great idea for a bookmark! I also enjoyed the photos of the cemetery. Would love to visit Australia some day.

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    1. you are gonna love the country :) thank you so much visiting my blog.

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  15. Loved the monster bookmark and your quilling too!

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