Monday, July 21, 2014

Let's catch up!

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I know I keep saying this but i really can't believe we are half way through July.  I'm loving this weather and weekend was time to relax and enjoy time with family.  Past weeks were extra long with my work, my son's sports day meet, birthdays, attending weddings, cleaning+organising etc

This month....

* Few gorgeous custom design organisers from past week were shipped out. 

* Aryan was in Drill practice; we enjoyed seeing the little ones performing beautifully for Sports Day.

* Supervised homework
* Lots of laundry- generally i don't accumulate dirty clothes i prefer to wash them off every alternative days.  Only after a weekend trip or holiday out i find lot of clothes 
* Cleaned & organised the bedroom cupboards and aryan's closet.
* Gave away old and unused clothes, shoes and toys. Every 3months i keep a check to clear things instead of waiting till year end.
* July is one of my favourite month with good weather and birthday's (my sweet husband turned 41, my niece turned 8, my mom turned 65)

*Zeus into our family

* Attended wedding in Kerala

* Aryan enjoyed playing with his friend 

*Our 4days trip to Kerala; i enjoy every trip to countryside they are very refreshing.

* 3day weekend

Lately I find it hard to document every moment of my life and blog them. Whenever i enjoy the moment i want to capture and share them. Sometimes it is very difficult to balance both.  I stop forcing myself when i can't do everything.  I try to do whenever i'm able to or time permits. 

Everything was perfect.  I don't know what could have made better for this month.  Before writing this post i made the bed and put aryan to sleep. Poor one very tired after 3days long weekend; he enjoyed & played every moment. 

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Ben 10 Backpack and School uniform

Summer vacation is over and school season kick started. Going back to school after a month's vacation is not very cool for kids. So just a week before the School reopening I decided that Aryan must have his new backpack for his first day of school.  With my shop orders lined up I had very less time to sew a backpack and his new uniform.  I guess sometime you just have to force yourself to make time.  He loves BEN 10 and I had promised to make Ben 10 backpack long back. 

My son was really excited about his new backpack & new uniform and after seeing them he was very happy and geared up for his first day at school

Short sleeve uniform shirt fits him perfectly. I love all details and how it turned out (Front pocket with school label, back yoke, sturdy collar).

I choose to make simple and convienient pattern for bacpack with little time in hand . As you know i love recycling. This backpack was made from an old Jean same like owly backpack                  
This was the first time I was working with pipping.  I had got few plastic pipes long back which i was thinking to use for bags. Gosh! I had a hard time to sew it around. But I'm very happy the way it turned out - Stiff to hold the shape.

When Aryan knew I was making the Ben10 backpack for him ; he was behind me every now and then asking " Mama is it ready"  When the backpack was ready he was so happy to see it and he was wearing it the whole day. It feels so nice to make things for kids that they really like.

I have added the adjustable straps and I padded the strap with cotton batting so it sits perfectly and comfy on his shoulder.  Roomy interior with little open pocket (I just forgot to take the photo from inside).  Ben 10 photos are washable sticker appliqu├ęd on the front.
Overall this was made in little time and fits perfectly for my boy.  It felt great to make for my little one.

Monday, April 7, 2014

500th Sale on ETSY!

Today, I hit my 500th sale! Thank you so much to the lovely people out there whoever bought a little wallet or a bag organizer.  I am so proud and I just can't wait to see what the future brings.

In April 2013 I did my 100th sales.  And now 2014 I have 500 sales. work very very hard, putting in ridiculous hours to grow my business and I am thrilled about this milestone. I still have a lot of improvements to make in my shop but it is nice to know the ones I have made are effective.

My friends, family and Etsyians will be proud, and thank you so much for reading.:-)

Monday, March 3, 2014

Family and work at home!

Print from Whimsey and Wanderlust 
A lovely quotes... After I started my shop on Etsy; I love this quotes even more. Under one roof I make bag organizer which I love to and spend awesome time with my son.

A beautiful reminder...

 I'm so grateful that I can run the business and raise my family at home.  

Do you enjoy working at home?

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

It's Giveaway week

Hi everyone,

[GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED -- Congratulations to Katy (thecountryblossom at hotmail dot com)
for winning the purse organizer!]

I just wanted to pop in briefly to say that Monica from Fresh and organized holding a Giveaway on my Bag organizer right now.

If you'd like to enter, it's really easy. Just head on over to her blog or above link and leave your comment! The contest is open until February 24.

Thank you!

Monday, February 10, 2014

Happy Monday with a bit of Inspiration - Believe & Trust yourself

I took a bit of break from blog posting and other online things.  It's been really busy months with managing orders in full swing; New year celebration, wedding anniversary, birthday celebrations and weekend outing.  

I wanted to share this little bit of inspiration I found on online which reminders more of ME. To be honest, last month has been very difficult with lot of transition in my life - work, health and personal life.  I focused on right direction; goodness I know I'm blessed with a supportive family and very grateful to my loved ones.