The House that Nani Built :
Ready to be discarded thermacol packing is transformed into this...
Her nani remembers to hang the lamp sanah made in school "you need lamps in your house"she said. To cover a hole in the wall, a thick greeting card was used- "you need paintings on your wall"...
Hand made house. It was cherished and looked after for days until the thermacol began falling apart.
Blackboard built by Sarada : She collected buttons to stick on the border. The fish chappal is a favourite.
The rocking horse is from here
The cupboard I made for her birthday ( the falling fairy, with her frumpy dress, has got many snide remarks but the child likes her and did not ask, why is she falling if she has wings? Fairies like the thrill of a free fall!)
In b'by: wooden toys , and the most unexpected, crazy things can be found in chaotic markets and trains.( we found a porcelain tea set for the child in an old furniture market. no, its not bright and plastic, yes, it can break, but it is so so pretty with its little pink roses)
The expected and the branded- in malls and shops that advertise themselves as toy shops ( Read this)