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My favourite Craft store - Itsy Bitsy

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Hello friends,
I stay in Bangalore which is the home of Itsy Bitsy the largest chain of Craft stores in India




ITSY BITSY- Art and Craft Megastore is truly a hobbyists paradise, no matter what type of craft you do, you will have something that will catch your fancy here. Whether you are a jewelry maker, paper crafter, mixed media artist, fine artist, scrapbooker, DIY, decoupage party planner, baker etc you will find supplies here. 

My first #itsybitsy haul in 2011


 Itsy Bitsy is focused on providing employment opportunities to women in rural India which is an added feel good factor of this brand.
It is headed by duo Harish and Rashmi Harish.





Itsy Bitsy also has a good online social media presence through its Blog and Facebook page and has given opportunities for many crafter and designers. It has team of wonderful designers who create inspiring projects and tutorials for new crafter to learn from. They also have social engagement campaigns for crafter to participate, connect and share the jo…

IDEAS FOR DECORATING THE HOUSE THIS DIWALI

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Hello friends ,
Diwali is the time to decorate your home so that you give you home the most beautiful and festive look. People decorate the entrance to their houses to welcome and encourage Goddess Lakshmi to enter. There are many ways that can help you to enhance your house's exterior look this Diwali. There is a range of decorative items which can brighten up your home. Rangolis, flowers, torans, diyas, candles, lights can beautify the entrance of your house. Ideas are endless to decorate exterior. 
Here is how I have decorated my home over the years  
Diwali entrance Decoration Ideas.



DIYA DECORATION
Take the earthen lamps commonly bought during Diwali and get creative with paints and glitter. Decorate them the way you like and light up the house with them.


FLOATING CANDLES
It is a theme that never gets old. Fill bowls of water and stick some floating candles in it. Add some decorative items and the bottom or color the water for something different.




FLORAL DIYA
Instead of the usual plai…

7 THINGS for Craft Fair display and How to Rock the Craft Show !

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Hello Friends,


Starting out a crafting business can be scary. Most of us start online through an Etsy shop (or something similar like Craftsvilla, zibica, shopo, snapdeal, ebay etc ). 

A great way to gain exposure for your company is to showcase at local craft shows and fairs. It’s an opportunity to network and give customers a chance to see, smell touch your products.

Going to a show for the first time can be intimidating. I have been participating in craft shows since 2011 showcasing my handmade cards and paper crafts.  Each time I do I learn something new and some place to improve ! I have always been wanting to pen these experiences down but in-vain It wasn't possible till today when many of friends asked me to do so!


I guess this will help newbies and first timers, as well answer many of your questions and doubts about exhibiting !

What you need to take along with your exhibits ?





1. Buntings and Banners

Who are You?  When a customer walks by do they know who you are and what you’re…

Diwali Cards

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Hello Friends ,
Diwali (or Deepavali, the "festival of lights") is an ancient Hindu festival celebrated in autumn (northern hemisphere) or spring (southern hemisphere) every year. Diwali is one of the largest and brightest festivals in India, it is the festival of lights and celebration. 

What happens when the recycler in me beats the crafter in me ! 

I have used old wedding invitations I dint feel like throwing away and convereted them into lovely Diwali cards ! What say ?

I have used 6x6 card stocks and decorated it with pattern papers and adhered the ganesha and embossed elements from the wedding invites



Spread the festive spirit among your friends, family, acquaintances, colleagues and loved ones with our warm and heartfelt handmade cards
Playing along  Addicted to Stamps Challenge #211: Anything Goes
CAS-ual Fridays Challenge: Dimension & Bling

DIY: EMBROIDERY HOOP WALL ART TUTORIAL

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Hello and welcome back Friends 
Today I am here to share an exciting makeover ,  It’s one of the simplest ways to make cute wall art, and the possibilities are endless.

All those who have been following my work know that I am a hobby hopper and here's an embroidery hoop which has been my treasured possession when I did a lot of embroidery.  Today I decided to give it a makeover do Hop over at Itsy bitsy blog to know the step by step tutorial!
I choose to add 
Sizzix THINLITS DIE SET FLORAL WREATH butterflies ,  




Naturals Flowers and Rustic Mini Daisies



Supplies used - 


Vintage handmade flowers  Naturals Flowers Rustic Mini Daisies Boys Rule 12x12 inch Stack Pack Gesso CLEAR STAMPS DREAM CATCHER CLEAR STAMPS HOPE AND SMILE Sizzix THINLITS DIE SET FLORAL WREATH butterflies , DECORATIVE ADHESIVE PEARL silicon glue Scrapbooking glue

Thank you for dropping by today! I love to hear from you & truly appreciate your feedback. Have a crafty day!

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Teachers day cards

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Hello Friends 
Our teachers are always very special. They make learning a wonderful experience for us. But it is not often that we thank these wonderful people who help in building that foundation on which our dreams and desires stand. On Teacher day, reach out to all those splendid people with our cards and tell them how important they are to you and to the society.

September 5, the birthday of Independent India's second President, Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (1888-1975), is celebrated as Teacher's Day in India since 1962. Radhakrishnan believed that teachers should be the best minds in the country.
 My son geared up to make some lovely Cards & Gifts for the teachers , 
Here are a few Teachers day ideas  and Cards we did all these years !

Tag card with wrmk 1-2-3 punch board 
The amazing paper stack is from DCWV , For this card I have incorporated many school elements

Mason jar card with Wrmk 1-2-3 punch board 

Bow tie card with wrmk 1-2-3 punch board
Playing along  Simon Says: Anyth…