Monday, September 16, 2013

Lunch Bags

 Lunch bag sets are in the shop yay!! I had lots of requests pouring in for lunch bags after the write up in the Mint on the 31st of August. Last week was spent picking out some of my favourite fabrics from my stash and putting them together for these bags. Each bag uses 5 various patterned and coloured fabrics. In the last two years, I made these as gifts for alot of people. Even Ma and Meera carry them to work, and believe me they look adorable. 

 I tweaked the cutlery roll this time using a pattern from Amy Morinaka's Zakka Handmades. Rolls up neatly for easy carrying. The hardest and the best part had to be picking out fabrics for these bags. Its actually hard to pick a favourite, but the Kitewala and the Fishwala bags make me really happy the way they turned out. I haven't been able to make one for my self though :) These bags are extremely spacious and just the right size to sling around the arm. I'd love to carry little sewing or knitting projects around while traveling in one of these. I'm hoping they find houses for themselves soon. That reminds me am eagerly waiting to watch Lunchbox next weekend :) 
Gosh! all this lunch talk makes me hungry already and I've already chewed on yummy homemade chocolate cake Meera made for me last evening :)) Sunday was spent lazing at Meera's house drinking endless cups of masala chai and listening to music and ofcourse I had Jhumpa for company too. The train journey is about an hour one way and that gives me ample time to pull out my kindle. Oh the kindle has been quite a blessing, I do miss the smell of paper but aah...I just don't have the space at home anymore. 
Back to work I say! I'm working on a new loads of planning to be done. See you later. 
Happy Monday ;)


Sunday, September 8, 2013

New Products!

I spent the whole of last week putting together various coloured fabrics and making these bright iPad cases and clutches. These are up in the shop for sale. They are an excellent way to store and carry the iPad and different and colourful too. I hate the usual boring stuff available in the market.

I especially loved making these patchwork zippy pouches. Lots of fun fabrics and patterns. These can be used any side. The zip helps keep the iPad from falling out into your bags. I made these using old sari borders that a friend gave me a couple of months ago. The zari borders sure add just the right bit of glam and bling to the pouch

These are my favourite too. Made using the brilliant pattern from Michellepatterns. These can be used to store alot more than just the iPad. There's space enough to keep a book or even a magazine along with the regular accessories that accompany your iPad.My favourite has to be the pleated pocket in the front. 

 Look how lovely these fabrics are, aren't they? The "paisa print" was bought from the fabulous store at itokri. If you all really love hand printed fabrics, this shop is a must visit. I splurged on fabric this week too, despite promising myself not to :)) More on that in my next post.These cases also have a neat zip pocket in the front for extra storage.

These iPad clutches are super practical and fit more than the iPad too. I actually use one of these to store my paper patterns :) You could use them for your iPad or even as a cool office or college accessory. Its exciting to make stuff that is multi-functional.

I missed my Friday deadline to stock the shop with new products, but I'm glad I managed it over the weekend. Its extremely challenging to get the dishes washed and dinner on the table in time along with the piles of sewing...but its terribly exciting too. Must make a special mention for the Mister, who's been chipping in with the house chores, I love you :) 
Looking forward to spending a relaxed Sunday evening and yes planning for the next update in the shop. I'm thinking lunch bags...what say? Would be lovely to get a line or two from you all sometime.

Happy Weekend!