Wednesday, 23 April 2008

Amateurish artwork


One of my friends is leaving town, and as a farewell present I decided to make her some aonla, or amla, achaar (indian gooseberry pickle). The question was what to give it in.

After some searches online, I was torn between these sweet little jars at Crate and Barrel and some canning jars at Sur La Table. Luckily, the nearest locations for both are almost adjacent. After comparing, I settled on the ones above from C&B, because I had concerns about the metallic lids (achar can be very corrosive). And though the C&B jars a tad on the small side, about 4.5 oz, they're so cute!



Then I picked up some metallic pens in gold and silver from Dick Blick, and drew on some Indian block-print style designs. Two of the jars have achaar, and of the other two, one has my mom's guava jelly (to die for!) and some sweet pickled mango.

3 comments:

Aamena said...

thats so cute, bet your friend would have been pleased... hope to see the recipes soon... and i really like the 'kairies' you have drawn.

Kate / Kajal said...

i want some acchar too !!!
the jars are quite cute.

Hannah said...

I really like these jars, they're so cute! The designs you drew on them are wonderful, too.