Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Every Hobbyist's Dream Come True!

I am sure there is no crafter a.k.a. hobbyist in India who has not heard about Itsy Bitsy (well incase you still haven't, do check out their website here). The Store has to be one of the best things I like about living in Bangalore :P
I have been a regular shopper with them since 2009...their handmade embellishments have been my all time favorites.Another hot favorite of mine is Die Cuts with a View patterned paper stacks - they have a HUGE range
And what I like most about the store is....well of course the sales!!! With offers like 50% off on DCWV paper stacks and handmade boutique elements....who wouldn't?
So when one such awesome sale was announced by Itsy Bitsy to celebrate the opening of their new store at JP Nagar 7th Phase I knew I just had to go even if the place is 30 kms from my place, and I am sure glad I did!
 I was there at the shop, spot on at 10 am on 10th August, the opening day.
I was the first customer to get there, the opening preparations were still ongoing. I got a chance to meet the store's owners Rashmi and Harish Closepet and was pleasantly surprised when they requested me to cut the inaugural ribbon!

As soon as I stepped into the shop, aisle upon aisle of craft goodies beckoned!

I headed straight to the patterned paper rack and picked up 12 stacks of gorgeous DCWV stacks! followed by some handmade paper, Thai paper, tons of embellishments and lots more.

And while I was busy shopping to my heart's content (and burning a BIG hole in my pocket) DH kept our little one busy at the scrapbook workshop.

And here's a glimpse of what I got

So if you are in Bangalore do head out to Itsy Bitsy at JP Nagar for the most amazing deals in craft supplies, the sale is on till 24th August.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Handmade Rakhi cards for 2014

I just searched my blog and discovered that I hadn't made any Rakhi cards in the last couple of years and wouldn't have made any this year too if an old customer hadn't coaxed me into making some. Took me one whole Sunday of playing with colors and handmade patterned papers to come up with these......
All cards come with detachable Rakhis
These are my rakhi cards from previous years

Here's one way you can make your own Rakhi

Paris Diaries

I am back with a post on my long neglected blog.....some of you must be aware that I am more active on my facebook page, so if you want to catch up on my latest projects do visit it here (be kind and like it too :P). I got back from our vacation to Paris last week.......and my what a visual treat it was!
Enjoying fresh berries at 

Marche aux Puces de Saint-Ouen

Gorgeous flea market at Versailles
A pretty underwater themed toilette in a cafe
Kriti had an awesome time going wild in all the big and small parks and playgrounds

I did craft a bit after getting back, but more about that later......
Thanks for visiting!