Grandma - More than just an Inspiration !!

For most of us our grandparents would have been a great source of inspiration or their love and affection would have kept us going to reach our goals. For me my grandma is really special in all ways.

Those days most of the ladies used to attend schooling only till their primary or at the max they would have reached the middle school. My grandma was born and brought up in a little village where none of them studied more than 7th class.
They get married right away and their lives change drastically. All that they have to do at home is to cook and then spend their time doing some art work or so. No television to entertain and no time killing serials to cry over. So she used to tell me that each and every lady she knew in her place had learnt at least one fine art. :) Wow.. Thats interesting isn't it.

My Grandma is a super active person who always wants to keep her brain and hands busy. She learnt loads of fine arts and also created lot of artistic things herself. Remember its all with the minimal facilities that were available those days.


She is in her late seventies now and she is still active with her creativity. Thats exactly what amazes me always. I love her. :)

She is good at Crochet, Matty, Hand embroidery, Bead work, Wire work, Flower making, knitting etc... the list goes on..

I am presenting few of her creations here for you to take a look. Most of them are around 50 years old. :)


Wire and Bead work


Wire flower vase and flowers




Bead work on a glass vase and cloth flowers




Bead table mat(I really wonder how good she was in mathematics)



Suitcase covered with beads (This is an amazing piece for sure)



Purses and Bags

Those days there was this fashion of carrying matching bags and purses. Here is my mom's collection that grandma made. :) I preserve them as my treasures.


Pinky bead purse :) ( I don't think you would ever get one of this kind now)



Woolen purse



Bead purse again (Too much of fashion trends those days na!!)



One more Bead purse ( I can't dare to try all these! )



Bright red bead purse



One more (A very cool combination and looks so neat isn't it!)



One other master piece ( Detailed designing)




A hand bag made of wire



Crochet and Knitting


Woolen Table mat




Crochet Sweater set(oops got to learn patience from her!)



Crochet frocks and sweaters (Some are that I wore when I was a kid and others are for my kids)




Crochet table spreads



Matty work


Matty work incorporating beads for the parrot




Matty bedspread(I remember her teaching me all the items in the spread when I was a kid :) )




Miscellaneous Creations


Aarathi plates that she made for my sister's wedding



Bride and groom decorated by grandma :)


Ufffff.. This is just a sample of her creations.. There are loads more of mom's and grandma's works.. Would surely collect more pictures and feature them later. :p



32 comments:

Chow and Chatter said...

wow impressive beadwork love it

Geetha Achal said...

wow...so nice collections...Superb...

Great...really great...

Sarah Naveen said...

OH Jeez!!! your grandmother is marvelous in creating all these beauties 50 yrs back....
My special regrds to her....WIsh her good health and gods blessings
Girl u r lucky :)

AshKuku said...

Awesome works of dedication & interest.... I simply loved the suitcase..which is really unusual & a rare piece....

hats off to your grandma... Truly blessed to have her as your grandma..

TREASURES FOR LIFE...

Ash...
(http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

ஹர்ஷினி அம்மா said...

wowwwww.......super grandma....nithi super colletions

Vibaas said...

truly amazing! your mom's work too... now i know where you get this from :)

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Very motivating....How old is she? You must try to learn from her.....excellent neat work

Swapna Sree said...

awesome creations......fantastic collection......I loved Bride and groom decoration

Vinnie said...

This is some awesome collection!
Lovely beadwork there.
You have a real treasure there with you.
Love to your gmom, mom, and to you for being so talented!
Vinnie

sree said...

fantastic creations....gr8 treasure to keep .u must have inherited the creativity gene from them....:)

Avisha said...

Oh My ! those creations just awesome and lovely pics too.
Do we ever realize how much we are missing with all the time that we give to TV, comp etc. We do learn a lot from them but we are losing a lot too. Most of all these creations are disappearing as we have no time to make them.
I guess you have this wonderful talent from GRANDMA. Love it. Keep it up!

Abhilash Pillai said...

oh... so pura faily creative...

I knew it... you might have inherited it from somewhere...

Awesome creations...
Thanks for your comments. Also sad to hear that you are also sick.

My friend switched fan at night while watching TV and forgot to keep it off. I got up at 2 AM due to heavy cough and I am unable to sleep again.

So thought of visiting blogs.. and as always yours is the first.


Now its 5:30 and I dont plan to sleep again... god knows what will happen to this sick fellow...

Convey my regards to your grandma for these creative and attractive designs...

Just add her name in place of 'x'

"kalikeetinga x"

HaRy!! said...

suitcase, bride and bridegroom simply made me stunning!!..btw which pic are yu mentioing in ma blog:D..dont tell me the monkey!that not me..

sarusriraj said...

nithya nice works , we cant imagine the suitcase cover at all ,no words to express,

Chicas Inteligentes said...

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great work!! ur grandma's works r fabulous!! no words to describe thm!!
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Pam said...

What an incredibly talented grandmother you have.

Parita said...

Hats off to your grand mom, mom and u too..no wonder the talent flows in blood..love ya!

? said...

It was treat coming across pictures of your grandma's creations...it represents an entire range of popular crafts of an era!

Suvaiyaana Suvai said...

wow wonderful amazing!!!!!!

Rohini said...

Gosh Nithi.. I love ur grandmom too!!! :D
Amazingly creative mind...!! Now I know which gene in you has made you too so creative! Hats off to both Paati and Pethi!!

Anil P said...

Scintillating stuff. This is heritage at work, and so beautifully done as well.

Have you tthought of actually creating a video of when she's working on her designs. Would be interesting to see the hands move as the design takes shape.

Hats off to your granny.

artpearls said...

I am amazed to see how prolific a crafter your grandma is! Yes, you must treasure each and everyone of them as heirloom. They are worth it!

nima said...

wow...they are amazing pieces of work....

AvanthiRao said...

I loved those aarthi plates looks creative and simply superb can u tell me how to make them and whats d stuff ur granny used 2 make dem......

Vandana said...

too good, seems you got your talent from her. Everything is in perfect finishing glow.

♥LOVE2COOK♥ said...

Ur grandma is one in a million ya!!! I guess U inherited the creativeness from her. The kutty dresses are sooooo cute! The bride and groom, wow!

These are all valuable stuffs U can't replace for money! Heritage...;)

Send my lovely regards with hugs to Ur granny! <3

PriyaVaasu said...

Superb!!!! Love those sweaters and beady purses!!!! Superb!!!!
Grandma's are really a source of inspiration!!!!

Srividya said...

this is super good work.

Samira said...

First time here and simply loved all your arts... This post specially reminded me of my mom and grandmom.. all the stuff u posted, m quiet familiar with it. Have seen mom doing all that in our childhood. Those wire bags, beads work, wired flower vases... It all felt close to the heart... Love the bygone era... Cheers to our grandmoms and moms

Ramvino said...

very nice works of your grandma and mom........loved all very much!!

saheli said...

wow...., grandmaa .now we know where heridity comes.

G.AruljothiKarikalan said...

wow.... i loved all the purses.... lovely..... grandma's are really great.... and i want to know where u buy the woolen stuffs????????