Cupcake Craft Flower Toppers – Try and Top That!

My mother-in-law was babysitting my little monsters on Saturday (I have a 3 year old and a 10 month old) and she sprained her back. Poor thing was in a fair amount of pain, unable to get out of bed and getting very little relief from pain killers. She also ended up missing her weekly golf game, card game and lunch with the ladies. I felt awful and really wanted to cheer her up. Cupcakes would do the trick I thought. Cupcakes combined with craft flowers - simply priceless! I got started on the project Read more...

3 ‘Must Have’ Tools for Crafters

As any crafter knows and probably experienced, without the right tools, a crafting experience can go from dream to nightmare. Your work will not turn out how you imagined, the satisfaction you get from creating it will be minimal and most likely, you will stop crafting. This post is dedicating to 3 must-have craft tools every crafter should have. Best of all, they're all available at ItsyBitsy.in.1. A Cutting Mat During one of my craft projects, I failed to use a cutting mat while cutting a piece Read more...

It’s Amazing What You Can Do With Craft Flowers

As you know, we at ItsyBitsy are focussing on craft flowers this month. We have an interesting challenge going on and so far we've got 5 fantastic submissions. The twist of the challenge is that you must create something other than a scrapbook or card using craft flowers. That leaves a world of options and to give you a taste, we've created this - a craft flower necklace with matching earrings. For more on the challenge, click on on our post - The Itsy Bitsy Craft Flowers Challenge.Original isn't Read more...

Craft Time with the Kids

We recently asked our Facebook fans what got them started on craft. A number responded that it was their mother that got them interested in this hobby. For me too, it was my mother. She introduced me to my first cross-stitching kit, my first knitting set and pretty soon I was hooked. Now I have two little children of my own and I find a great way to spend quality time with the kids is through craft. Not only do they learn to work with their hands and keep themselves occupied in something constructive, Read more...

Give Gift Vouchers Craftily!

A friend of mine turned thirty the other day and we girls all pooled in and got her a bunch of vouchers. She had recently lost a whole lot of weight so the idea was to gift her a new wardrobe. Now I don't know about you but I am totally over the whole 'gift vouchers in an envelope' routine. With a gift so dull, of course I turned to craft to jazz it up. Here's what I came up with. While from the outside it looks like a card, the inside contains an envelope in which I could slip in the vouchers. Read more...

The Itsy Bitsy Craft Flowers Challenge

We are overjoyed to announce that we are rolling out our second challenge. We know how much you love our craft flowers, so what better way to celebrate this beautiful embellishment than to build a challenge around it? At stake for 2 talented winners is a voucher of Rs. 1000 each from www.itsybitsy.in so saddle up and get crafting.Here are the guidelines of the challenge:You can make anything you like as long as it is NOT a card, scrapbook or invitation.You must incorporate craft flowers in the project.At Read more...

Using Craft to Create a Gift

Craft and creative applications of craft have strong transformational properties. With just a few well placed craft accents, you can transform a fairly ordinary item into something incomparable. I had forgotten a colleague's birthday and could only find a box of post-its to give her. It was incredibly dull and drab, hardly something worth presenting or receiving. But with the help of the folks at Itsy Bitsy and their exquisite embellishments, I soon had a treasure to offer.This is what the post-it Read more...