Monday, January 28, 2013

A Box for Khushi

Now here's another project with a cute story. This past Saturday, my building played host to a Republic Day Carnival. Residents were invited to put up stalls to sell food/ products or anything they chose. I had such a stash of cards and crafts that I decided to put up a handmade cards stall. 


I was interested to find that my market consisted largely of young girls, ranging from age 5 to 14. The younger ones brought their mama's to buy them something while the older ones dug into their pockets for money for their purchases. One little 5 year old called Saanvi came by and got her mom to buy her a card which came with a decorated box. She was delighted with her purchase and ran off to show her friends. 


One of Saanvi's friends was little Khushi. Khushi brought her mom by and carefully scanned all the items on offer. Sadly she turned to her mother and said, 'All the boxes are over, Mama. I  want a box like Saanvi" . Her mom replied, "It's alright Khushi, why don't you take this pretty card, it has a box envelope. That's just like a box." Khushi reluctantly accepted the compromise and took the alternative. 


A few moments later, Khushi and mom returned. Khushi had tears in her eyes and was clinging to her mother's hands. Her mother told me, "Sunehra, Khushi really really wants a box, she's so sad she's crying. Would it be possible for you to make a box especially for her?"
I looked at sad little Khushi, all teary-eyed and said, 'Of course Khushi, don't be sad. I'll get you your box on Monday'. Khushi immediately ran off to tell her friends.

So this is the box for Khushi. All pinky, frilly and girly - not exactly my taste but clearly what the little ones want. As I created this box, crafting till the crack of dawn, I was struck by how early the stress of 'Keeping up with the Joneses' begins.

Have a great week folks!

Linking to: Whoopsidaisy Challenges - For a Child

32 comments:

  1. Lovely story Sunehra... I am sure Khushi would be delighted..the box is so girly and beautiful! :)

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    1. Thanks Sindhu... as with all 5 year olds, she was 'over it'.

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  2. it is so pretty ..n happy for the lil khushi that she is gonna receive a cute n beautiful gift just like her....

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  3. Lil girl will be delighted to see this...!!!

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    1. Actually her mother was more impressed haha

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  4. Lovely story.I am sure Khushi would love to receive this.Its all girly and frilly.very cute creation.maybe you should show us your stall picture too.

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    1. You know I didn't take a photo of my stall... but a friend did, will ask her for it and share it. Thanks

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  5. Very pretty.............liked the PP a lot

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    1. Yes the PP is really bright, wouldn't have found any other use for it... haha except for a little girls project

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  6. Wow ! Sunehra Apart from seeing your gorgeous creations I love to read the story you share in each post ! This story and the box both are very cute !

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    1. Thanks so much Pooja - ya I love to write maybe as much as I like to craft which is why a craft blog works so well for me

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  7. Aww your post is just lovely...am so glad Khushi got to have her box finally and what a pretty box it is too :) Am sure her little girly heart was very happy on receiving something which was especially custom made for her !!

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    1. Actually Hussena... it being 2 days later, Khushi was kind of 'over it'.

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  8. Sunehra it is so beautiful and awesome to look at no wonder your young customer wanted it!! and once your daughter is older this is going to be your everyday style!!

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    1. Haha - good one Sonia! Can't imagine Kyra wanting anything like this. At present her goal in life is to destroy everything.

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  9. such a lovely Box ! and a cute story too!!

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  10. Oh so girly project....Pretty pinky one...Love the box!!!

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  11. This is beautiful Sunehra i can see why any child would want to own this beautiful box.

    Joan x

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    1. I was so impressed by your story i forgot to say Thank you for joining us over at Whoopsi Daisy this week.

      Joan x

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    2. Hi Joan, thanks for your sweet words.

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  12. you are sweet heart dear,lovely box !!!!

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    1. Hey Megha, no man... anyone looking into teary eyed Khushi would've gladly made that box.

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  13. Cute story and awfully sweet of you.You made a little girl happy.Its all adding up in your good Karma list.lol

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  14. Aww!! Lovely story!! and so super sweet of you for making a adorable box like this!!

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  15. What a fabulous box with a lovely butterfly papers!

    Thanks for joining in our challenge at Whoopsi Daisy! Hope to see you again soon!

    Hugs, Sande (DT)

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  16. Wow!! Thts beautiful!!

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