Thursday, August 4, 2016

Crafter In The Spotlight 9 - Itsy Bitsy

Hello friends!! Itsy Bitsy brings you "CRAFTER IN THE SPOTLIGHT" – a unique way of encouraging and appreciating the talented crafters. We recognize talented crafters week after week, turn the spotlight on them & feature them in our "CRAFTER IN THE SPOTLIGHT"! We love what you talented crafters create & are amazed at each of your unique creations every single day! We love the way you use Itsy Bitsy products & give life to those products.

We are delighted to announce this week’s Crafter In the Spotlight – August 2016 “ SUMAN PANDIT” !  A Commerce graduate by academics, this extremely talented crafter & blogger got into the creative world mainly to help her son in school projects! She is not just a crafter but also a vaastu consultant, a voracious reader & a writer with many best -selling books to her credit! Way to go Suman. Mixed Media is her favourite craft & she loves the freedom it provides! To find out more about her favourite artists, her all – time favourite quote & what she would do if she had magical powers, please visit our blog & leave your valuable comments.

CONGRATULATIONS Suman Pandit! Wishing you loads of success on your creative Journey!

Here are excerpts of my interview with Suman:

Rashmi Closepet, MD, Itsy Bitsy: Tell us a bit about yourself &  your background
Suman Pandit: I am an Economics graduate, a writer (with five best-selling books, all more than ten editions each) and an Astro-Vastu consultant with a busy practice. Wife to a Management consultant and mother to two loving sons Devaansh aged 21 and Ritvic, 14 yrs. I am a voracious reader and we are surrounded by books in our house on all topics !

RC : How did you get into crafting?
SP : I started my blog on March 2013 on an impulse. I had been doing some quilling with handcut strips and trying out with glass colors on bottles before that. Mainly started following some blogs with an idea to help my son in his school projects but then got more and more involved. I am so happy to have joined this beautiful world and for the generous support and love from so many of my blogger buddies. All my learning has been from the generous sharing by bloggers around the world and I like to repay my bit by doing tutorials and WIP pictorials whenever I can.

RC What is your favourite type of craft?
SP Love mixed media for the freedom it provides!!

RC What are your favourite products at Itsy Bitsy?
SP I love the beautiful range of embellishments, handmade flowers and gorgeous products from the Little Birdie Brand of itsy Bitsy. I also love that you have a wide range of simple craft supplies for school projects, hobby kits, party return gifts, baking supplies, home décor………… to the latest gadgets, tools and supplies for scrapbooking and Mixed Media. It is amazing that I can buy everything from a set of Needles for book-binding ……… a Big Shot and latest dies and stamps here.

RC What products from Itsy Bitsy do you think are must have’s for a crafter?
SP For a beginner paper crafter, craft mat, cutters, set of brushes, paper stacks, Black archival Ink, Itsy bitsy stamp sets, sentiment stamps, card stock, stencils, handmade flowers, butterflies and some super value packs of embellishments would get one to a good start. As one wants to explore more, one can go on adding inks, dies, mixes media mediums etc

RC What product would you like to see at Itsy Bitsy?
SP Latest trending designs of Dies and stamps, Mixed Media supplies, in-house developed products in more and more categories (as these are so  reasonably priced, easy on the pocket and great quality )

RC You draw inspiration from?
SP Art for me is more about a personal exploration and learning experience. I enjoy the process of observing, researching, the constant probe within and the dialogue with self while creating.  I have a long list of favorites and I like Andy skinner, Alisa Burke and Betty Krause’s works; I follow a lot of mixed media artists.

RC What are your other interests?
SP Have plenty on my plate….home, kids, friends, reading, baking, face book J and movies!!
If you had magic powers, how would you contribute to the Crafting world?
The magical power to actually create all the projects ideas stored in one’s mind J

RC Your prized possession in your craft stash?
SP My paints, stencils and brushes!!

RC How would you describe your style of crafting?
SP Instinctive, intuitive, textural………….

RC How do you organize your time for crafting?
SP I fit in crafting and art in whatever free time I get, even if I try bit of background making or shaping a petal, I make sure to learn and do something new each day. Some days it can be a start- to- finish project too…esp when the deadline for a Design team project is very close J

RC Tips for people who want to craft?
SP Go with the flow and remain true to your own self. Art is first for your own soul and later for others !!

RC Your all -time favourite quote?

SP “Art speaks its own language –Soul-to-Soul, Heart-to-Heart” Ana Tzarev

Here are a couple of Suman's awesome creations :

Many congrats Suman for being the CRAFTER IN THE SPOTLIGHT - ITSY BITSY :-) :-)

You will receive Rs 500/- Itsy Bitsy gift voucher :-) :-) & a Crafter in the Spotlight badge, which can be proudly displayed on the side bar of your blog.
Also, visit our Youtube channel to view & to know more about this crafter –

Looking forward to many more creations, Happy Crafting!


  1. Congratulations on being on spotlight ! Very happy for you !

  2. Thank you so much Rashmi Harish!! I am delighted and thankful for this opportunity to connect with the whole itsy bitsy family of thousands of artists and crafters. It is indeed an honour !!  

  3. Congratulations dear Suman on the feature. Reading your interview was a delight. So happy to have known such a talented and humble person like you.

  4. Congrats Suman, Glad to have known you through this blog land and hope to meet you in person and chat away to glory and ofcourse craft too!

  5. So Happy to know more about you Suman ji n the thought behind your awesome mixed media creations :)

  6. Congrats your work!! :)
    Suchi xx

  7. Congrats Suman for the feature, loved to read your interview :)

    1. Thanks Shilpa dearest for all the love, hugs !!

  8. Pleasure to have interviewed & featured you Suman, wishing you greater success on your creative journey!:)

    1. Thanks Rashmi, love and cherish the association !! I really enjoyed our conversation,wishing more success to your brain child... Itsy Bitsy !!

  9. congratulations suman mam, happy to read about you in detail. You are a MM queen

    1. thanks dear Shylaa, you are too kind, lots of love !!

  10. Congratulations Suman on the feature! So lucky to have met you along y creative journey!

    1. Thanks Tanvi, most of the fun in this journey is because of the awesome connect with my fellow travelers like you. I love and cherish that the most !!