La Poste { Little One’s Doodles }

123 La Poste { Little One's Doodles }

You know how much fun it is to enter a giveaway contest, and more importantly, how nice it is when you actually WIN! I’ve always been one of those unlucky children when it came to winning at a game of Bingo or Housie (hey, remember how they used to call out the numbers, you know, one fat lady is supposed to be the number eight, and all that? *giggle*), or anything really. Anyway, this February, Little One’s Doodles ran a simple contest on their page, I participated and lucked out only after the actual WINNER didn’t claim her prize. I’m sorry that the concerned person didn’t respond but I can’t say that I’m not happy for me! :-)

I don’t remember exactly when I first heard about Little One’s Doodles but in the last year, I saw the label’s wares on so many platforms online and I grew fond of the stationery and home accessories. The label was brought to life by Maheswari Janarthanan, an illustrator who lives in Chennai, and I’ve written a couple of stories featuring her pretty products on STRUT120 in the past. Last December, I even purchased the cutest set of Christmas gift tags aptly titled Ho! Ho! Ho! (see picture) from her. Fourteen tags come inside one packet, and I just paid a measly sum of Rs. 239 for them (the tags are very darling, you must buy them this year before Christmas).  

About Maheswari’s doodles generally, they’re certainly more than just doodles, as you can see in the pictures. I think she creates some of the most beautiful illustrations, in fact, her artwork inspires my set of skills when it comes to illustrating (the Lady in the Water piece of work is my favourite of hers!). 

Finally, here are the details of the lovely loot Maheswari sent me! The package came to me around the time of my birthday, and I thought of it as one of my little gifts though it seems silly now. There were so many nice things that she posted across: the Dreamer tea towel, a sea green elephant print cotton coaster, a cotton-lined storage basket (yes, that would be the orange elephant print contraption in the picture), a set of four Love postcards, pocket calendars and an extra set of coasters (the Little Women ones). It certainly was a very generous giveaway, and I liked everything she sent! It was very sweet of her. If you like her stuff, write to her at maheswarijanarthanan@gmail.com, to order one of her wares or in case, you want to find more about her work

P.S. I’m extremely happy with the set of pictures I took for this post! For the backdrop, I used a white canvas board, and Tana, if you’re reading, you helped because I thought of one of your most recent posts as I did so.

{ All the illustrations seen on the products and stationery are Maheswari Janarthanan’s original works. Please do not steal them, use them anywhere, or promote them as your own. }

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Artwork and pictures by Roanna Fernandes 

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10 thoughts on “La Poste { Little One’s Doodles }

  1. I remember you mentioning the store before, all the stuff is so whimsical + darling! I’ll have to check out the postcards & tea towel though I’d be too afraid of ruining the latter.
    On a slightly related note, I hope you can make this kind of lovely stuff with Rosecraft!

    1. Yeah, I think so too! I LOVE the postcards so much that I’ve only used one of them, haha. The tea towel is very pretty, I might use it for other purposes though where it can be displayed, perhaps. She even makes notebooks + stickers. Her work really inspires me, Magali… I’ll work on it. Thanks for the thumb’s up, M. ♥

  2. Congratulations on winning! This collage looks even better than the last! Good work on picking the colour palette. I don’t remember how I heard of Maheswari. I think it was through Ori’s Art Umbrella. I loved her stuff instantly. She’s very talented!

    1. Oh yeah, they had covered her as well, I remember! :-) I had a lot of fun shooting and editing these pictures, I was very thrilled with the results. Maheswari is very talented, I love her artwork and stationery. You’ll dig her Christmas gift tags too, Eddy!

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