Revealing the New Itsy Bitsy Design Team March – August 2020

For the last 6 months, we have enjoyed beautiful, unique, and inspirational projects brought to us by our talented Design Team members but now it’s time to say goodbye. Thanks to all our lovely DT members  Anamika Sarkar, Lekha Jain, Manasa Priya, Meraj Zaidi, Ashwini Vinayraj, Priya Mishra, Shantha Prabhu, Roopashree, Daksha Popat, Vinita Jain, Aangee Shah, Vaishali khandwala,Bela Shah and Anila DK.  We really appreciate your amazing creations and the way you enthused us week after week. We will truly miss you!

In this while, we have opened some new stores and the total count is now 24! Our most recent achievements were the store opening celebrations in Ahmadabad and Shivamogga (Karnataka). As usual, we celebrated with loads of deals, free demos, and an exciting gathering of creative people.

Our home-brand Little Birdie has introduced a wide variety of of new products including the much loved  new themed Paper packs, 120ml Chalk paints in 46 shades , Acrylic pouring paint kits, Mini stencils, Fabric decoupage glue, new designs of Thin cut dies, new designs of Clear stamps, Wood stains, Gilding flakes, texture accessories, crafting tools, Coordinating dies and stamps, and a new range of Handmade flowers.

As always, we continue to bring you quality products at par with international standards at pocket friendly prices. We are continuously working towards developing arty-crafty things and you will see a lot more from us very soon.

We welcome aboard our new Design Team members  Jyotirmon Barman, Vidhu Thareja, Sabiha Khan, Chitrali Das, Nithiya Devi, Priya Mishra, DakshaPopat, Roopashree, Tanvi Shah, Harshada Divekar Rege, Vini Gupta Sumedha Gadre., Hema Bhat and  Dr Serene Teres George We are extremely happy to have  Daksha  continuing with us for a third term & Roopashree and Priya Mishra for a second  term.

The new super talented & creative dream team is brimming with ardent professionals who have varied interests & talents with one commonality and that’s….CRAFTING! Every week they will bring you wonderful, out of the box creations with different techniques and tutorials to inspire you in the best possible way!

Hi everyone, I am VidhuThareja. I am extremely happy to be a part of this talented team. I was born and brought up in Delhi and also completed my studies there. I started my carrier as a freelance translator and have also worked in the insurance sector for several years. However, due to some reasons I quit my job and that was the turning point of my life. At this point, I got an opportunity to work with Madura Coats Pvt. Ltd. as a Craft Consultant for their Anchor Thread Craft activities. It gave me immense confidence and a feeling of fulfilment. It actually brought out the hidden crafter in me. I have been interested in crafts since my childhood but the thread craft workshops truly inspired me to start doing DIY activities and explore more crafting techniques. This is when, I came to know about Itsy Bitsy and since then there has been no looking back. Today, I am doing what I really wanted to do. Although every new technique and art form attracts me, but Decoupage and Sospeso are my favourites. I believe, learning never stops and so I welcome every opportunity as a path to learn something new.

Hello everyone, I am Daksha Popat from Kolkata. I am a versatile crafter and I love challenges. I constantly try to improve myself and don’t like to restrict myself to any one form of art. I have been into blogging for the last 12/13 years and am still learning and innovating. I love cardmaking (Specially 3D and different fancy folds), stamping and distressing techniques, scrapbooking, mixed media, Decoupage, 3D projects, Altered art, Gelli art, etc. Crafting is my passion and I love challenging my creative limits constantly. I also do many forms of traditional paintings like Tanjore, Vrindavani, Pitchwai, Minakari, and am into parchment craft, punch craft, clay murals, candle making, etc. I am excited to be in the Itsy Bitsy Design Team and am looking forward to share many inspirational projects with you.

Hi all! I am Nithiya Devi, born and brought up in Pondicherry but live in Chennai now. I am a former college grade math tutor who had great love for mathematics. At present I’m a full-time homemaker and an enthusiastic polymer clay miniaturist. I have a profound interest towards art in any form that involves creativity and intricacy. My passion towards art was there right from my childhood and I call myself a creativity junkie.
I am a self-taught artist and admire all forms of art and crafts. I strongly believe that crafting eases stress, increases happiness, and improves mental well-being. Itsy Bitsy is an amazing store which made craft supplies easily available for people living all over India. I am privileged to be a part of the wonderful Itsy Bitsy Design Team and I am looking forward to do many unique projects this year which I would love to share with you all.

Hello everyone! I am Sabiha Khan, an avid crafter based in Ahmedabad. I am a homemaker, a crafter, and an artist at heart. As a child, I always loved papercraft and painting.
Driven by my passion for hand crafting, I started a small company, initially making pretty objects for my loved ones. Eventually, I expanded my spectrum and made new innovative products like scrapbooks, cards, mixed media projects and other gift articles. My recent love is for Decoupage and alcohol inks. I also love stitching, knitting, and hand embroidery.
My major interest lies in experimenting with various techniques and creating my own ways of crafting. My keen eye towards understanding details and picking up various crafts I see online, helps me improve my skills. I take classes for different craft forms and also conduct workshops. I am happy to join Itsy Bitsy as a design team member. The versatility for their products always interests me. Hope to come up some interesting projects for you all.

Hello everyone! I am Jyotirmoy Barman, an artist from Jalpaiguri, West Bengal. I have been working on mixed media art, clay modelling, crafting for many years. I am very passionate about learning new things and creating something unique. My other interests include painting, making handmade flower, decoupage etc. I am very proud and happy to become a design team member of Itsy Bitsy. Looking forward to share many of my creations with you in the coming months.

Hi all! I am Vini Gupta, a gold medalist in Masters of Child Development. I have worked with corporate and NGO’s for 18 years. Presently, I work as a consultant with an NGO and pursue my passion in the field of arts and crafts.
I teach various art forms that include but are not limited to basic decoupage, mosaic decoupage, volume decoupage, reverse glass decoupage, distressed wood, wood staining, wood graining, resin art, geode, Meenakari, gold gilding, dot art, mandala, hand casting, sospeso, furniture decoupage, mixed media. I am excited to be here and waiting to share my creations with you.

Hi everyone, I am Tanvi! From pursuing the science of microorganisms, I drifted into the world of paper and started transforming it into beautiful art.
My friends believe that I have carved my place among one of the leading Decoupage artists in India, due to my creativity and flawless finish. I pick up new techniques fast and add my own special touches to create exciting and innovative articles. Having a research background, following a protocol to get desired results, comes naturally to me and that might be the secret of the impeccable finish in my work.
Last couple of years have been specially humbling as I have had teachers from outside Bangalore come to me to learn decoupage and new techniques.
It is such a pleasure to return to Itsy Bitsy. Let us all start this creative expedition and produce some fantastic craft on this beautiful platform.

Hello! I am Priya and I live in Thane, India. I am a Human Resource professional turned crafter and I have been into full time crafting since the last 5 years. It has been a wonderful learning experience for me. I don’t follow any particular style and love experimenting with different products and techniques in Mixed Media.
I love making scrapbook layouts, altered art, and papercrafts.
I’m so happy to continue working with Itsy Bitsy for another term.

Hello! I am Chitrali Das, born in Giridih, Jharkhand and presently residing in Delhi. I have always been passionate about art and crafts since my childhood. My mother and father were my greatest inspirations who always supported me. I started my crafting carrier after completing my 12th grade when I began to take classes and workshops. I have graduated in fine arts and have worked as a faculty in Picasso animation college & Arena animation. After leaving my job in 2014, I became a full-time crafter and started teaching classes and organizing workshops. My favourites are painting, mixed media, sculpture painting, murals etc.
I am extremely happy to be a part of this Design Team and am looking forward to share many creations with everyone.

Hello everyone! I am Harshada Divekar Rege from Mumbai. I have a degree in Indology and am a teacher by profession. Crafting has been a part of my life since childhood. My parents have always been a great inspiration in this journey.
My areas of interest in crafting are decoupage, clay murals, upcycling objects, etc. I also enjoy making simple cards, jewellery, and teaching aids. Creating beautiful home decor objects and handmade gifts are my favourite projects to work on. I always look forward to update myself to the latest art and craft trends and try experimenting with different styles and forms of art.
I am super excited to be a part of Itsy Bitsy’s Design Team. It will be a great platform to showcase my crafting skills and I look forward to inspire you all with my creations.

Hello fellow crafters, I am Sumedha Gadre. I work as a strategy leader. I am from Delhi but have lived in different cities like Hyderabad, Mumbai, Gurgaon. I moved to Chennai 5 years back. Apart from my new found love for crafting, I am an avid traveller, love listening to music, read all sort of books.

In school, I was terrible with cutting & pasting, and hated glue sticking to my hands. However, I was good at drawing, and learnt knitting, stitching (dabbled) and embroidery from my Mom. Had forgotten all about them once out of college. Moving to Chennai changed this completely. One of my friend’s wife inspired me to make a yarn lampshade and a paper basket, and that got me into the wonderful world of crafting. Once I started my crafting journey, there has been no looking back. I am extremely excited to be a part of this Design Team and am waiting to share loads of projects with you in the coming months.

Hello, I am Roopashree from Chennai. I am an architect by profession and a crafter by passion. I am a self made artist with expertise in more than 50 art forms. I love experimenting new techniques and mediums. I started my crafting journey from childhood and it’s been 25 years now. Some of the art I indulge in are mixed media, clay murals, decoupage, traditional art, home decor, flower making, upcycling, glass painting, jewelry making etc. Gardening is a newly added interest with handmade garden decors. I am extremely delighted & excited to be a part of this wonderful Design Team & looking forward to motivate my fellow crafters with creative ideas.

Hi I am Hema Bhat. After my PG in English Literature I worked in the corporate world for several years and then I quit my job to take care of my daughter. During that time I realized that my true calling was craft. I also happened to visit Itsy Bitsy and got further inspired by the wonderful materials. There has been no looking back since then.

Itsy Bitsy has grown a lot in recent years and created a place of its own in the craft world. Being an Indian brand it has been recognized for its good quality products and excellent customer service. I feel, I would get a perfect platform to showcase my talent in the Design Team member of Itsy Bitsy. I am excited and happy to be here and am waiting eagerly to share my creations with you.

 

Hello, I am Dr. Serene Teres George, a Pediatrician by profession and ardent crafter by passion. I am based in Kottayam, Kerala. I am a self-taught artist and love experimenting with different media, techniques, and trying out new products. Crafting provides a beautiful creative outlet for me. I love decoupage, sculpture paste art, mixed media, watercolouring, wooden decorable art, paper crafts and many more. I have loved crafting since school days. Discovery of Itsy Bitsy gave wings to my creativity , it’s a Crafter’s paradise . I wanted to create beautiful home decor for my new apartment, and thus came my association with Itsy Bitsy 3 years back. From then on, there has been no looking back. Other than crafting, I have also been designing handcrafted jewellery, working with polymer clay, gemstones, and wire wrapping since 2012. I am looking forward to share my projects with you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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