Thursday, March 2, 2017

Crafter in The Spotlight 39 - Itsy Bitsy

Hello arty-crafty folks,

How soon Thursdays come back! It’s once again time for me to introduce a talented crafter and her impressive crafting skills. This week’s chosen one is Miti Bhavsar, from Ahmadabad. Miti graduated from Gujarat University and is pursuing interior designing. Among her other hobbies, Miti finds crafting most interesting and loves making something new every time.

Since childhood, Miti has been a craft lover and had passion for collecting wedding invitation cards which she later reused for her creative ventures. Her mother is a great inspiration for her because she too loved making handmade things. A hobby turned to a business, that’s how Miti took her creative skills to a new level.

 There’s no favourite style of craft which Miti restricts herself to. She loves experimenting with new things. However, she is fond of shabby chic projects. Miti finds Itsy Bitsy handmade flowers quite irresistible and the same feeling goes for rest of the products too.

How did Miti get into crafting, what inspires her, what are her tips for fellow crafters, her favourite quote, how would she contribute to the crafting world if she had magical powers? Read answers to all these questions, discover more about her interesting journey and catch a glimpse of a step by step project by Miti in this interview. Don't forget to leave your comments for her.

Rashmi Closepet, MD, Itsy Bitsy: Tell us a bit about yourself & your background?

MB: Thanks Itsy Bitsy team for giving me this beautiful opportunity. I am Miti from Ahmadabad, Gujarat. I am a BBA graduate from Gujarat University and am currently pursuing the last semester of interior designing. My hobbies are dancing, singing, taking selfies (lol), listing to music but my most favourite hobby is making something new every time when I am crafting.

RC: How did you get into crafting?
MB: Well, since childhood I love collecting wedding invitation cards & reusing them for making cards for friends & relatives. I always loved gifting handmade cards; since the time when I was six and till now, on every friendship day, I still make friendship bands & cards myself. The most important role is my mom’s because she used to make handmade things in her times. Sometime her stitching creations gave me new idea as well. In May, 2015 I created a page on Facebook to take my hobby to a business level as well.

RC: What is your favourite type of craft?
MB:  Hmmm!!! I don't have any favourite type in craft as I love experimenting & creating new things which I have never done before. I believe possibilities in craft are endless. However, now I love making shabby chic projects. I have tried my hand on mixed media, cards, stamping, flower making, decoupage and the list is endless (lol)…
RC: What are your favourite products at Itsy Bitsy?

MB:  It is indeed a very tough question to answer!!! I love each & every product at ItsyBitsy. Won’t be able to tell my favourite thing but whenever I am placing orders, I can't resist myself from buying handmade flowers as they are aammaazziinngg…..
The best part is you get everything at a very affordable price and shopping here; you will never go out of your budget.

RC: If you had magical powers, how would you contribute to the Crafting world?

MB: If I have magical powers, I would love to build a school or institute where anybody can learn making handmade things with very low fees and can also earn money out of the skills they learn, so that everyone can live their life happily.

RC: Your prized possession in your craft stash from Itsy Bitsy?

MB: About the prized possession in my craft stash from Itsy Bitsy …..For all times they are handmade flowers… as they come in a huge variety, colours, shapes, sizes & designs. Any of my orders are not complete without flowers….

RC: How would you describe your style of crafting?

MB: My style of crafting is unique as I don’t like to make the same thing repeatedly. I love to experiment and whenever I experiment anything new, it always comes out as a unique piece of craft….

RC: How do you organize your time for crafting?

MB: Wish I have more time for crafting. I have classes from 9 to 3 so, evening & late night are generally my crafting times. However sometimes I continue for the whole night too!!

RC: Tips for people who want to craft

MB: As a tip, I would like to say “Experiment till you are not satisfied with your work.”

RC: Your all -time favourite quote?
MB: Nothing is impossible until you try

 RC: Thank you Miti for sharing your story with us. We look forward to many more gorgeous creations from you and wish you all the best in your creative journey!

MB: Thank you Rashmi!

Here is a gorgeous project by  Miti  & step by step description:

I took a pink polka dot paper from the L'amour Des Fleurs pack and cut it in piece of 6x6 inches 
Then I took white cardstock which measures 6"1/8 x 12" 1/4 and folded it in half

 I took a script stencil & modeling paste and stenciled in two corners of the paper.

         Added hot pink color splash on the paper

    Distressed a doily & glued it in the middle of the paper 

I made flowers using color splash black current & used pollen from the store as well.

Set a layout & glued all the adornments with silicon glue. The leaves were from flower packs.
At the end, added a sentiment that says "Thanks a lot" from the same paper pack.

              And Ta-da....the card was ready!!!

  I hope you all like my shabby chic card

 Here are a couple of  Miti's other awesome creations:

Many congrats Miti for being the CRAFTER IN THE SPOTLIGHT – ITSY BITSY

You will receive Rs.500/- Itsy Bitsy gift voucher πŸ˜Š πŸ˜Š & a Crafter in the Spotlight badge, which can be proudly displayed on the side bar of your blog and other platforms. Looking forward to many more creations, Happy Crafting!