September 14, 2007

Toy Story



Any flower- be it real or in a book, Anush immediately crinkles her nose and takes a deep breath!



Madurai was a hectic trip and it was really hot. But I got to buy some really cute wooden cookery set with a grinding stone etc , packed in a woven palm leaf box. Plan to give it to Anushka a little later.

But the price appalled me- just Rs 40 for over 40 pieces!! Why do we under-price ourselves so much- when a horridly proportioned Barbie doll that is machine made costs so much?

12 comments:

Itchingtowrite said...

wow! great stuff u got yourself!! love those cute cookery sets. i had several myself! does it have the chakla belan for making rotis???

timepass said...

Hey are u talking abt Choppu sets. I simply love them...

timepass said...

So Anush likes flowers a lot, is it??

Swati said...

Wow..that sounds exciting ..esp with the price

apu said...

hmm our traditional stuff is really priced low mostly. in any case, most people don't realise how much hard work goes into art/ crafts and crib if the price is reasonable...

Just Like That said...

I played with them as a kid and I loved them- they are so colourfully painted too...:-) Hope Anush has a lovely time playing house with them.
Yeah, these are TONS better than the branded tea sets that are so exorbitantly priced....

Anonymous said...

Oh, oh, i love them!! I have a set here in Austin, which i had my friend in India send me through an aunt of hers who was visiting her daughter in Seattle. So it went from Tirupathi, to Hyderabad, to Seattle, and finally came to Austin. Such is my love for that beautiful set.

It's nice to see that you buy Anushka locally made wooden toys, especially with the toy recalls going on.

Fuzzylogic said...

I got Ina similar one set too during my trip to India with those little grinding stone,the belans and all the cute little stuff. She loves to it to bits!I also bought them pretty cheap. I do think they ought to be priced a lot more for all the hard work the artists put into it.

choxbox said...

the wooden/steel stuff is much more real than the plastic stuff.

can imagine her face when she crinkles it. why do they grow up?!

artnavy said...

glad so many of you agree

Kodi's Mom said...

funny :) just catching up here...my post was titled the same. and neat cookery set!

artnavy said...

Kodi's mom-
yes - i read that one as well on your blog just yesterdaya and thought the same

we must both like the movie