Saturday, May 28, 2011

Craftsvilla for you crafty folks

Today I am going to introduce you to an online handicarfts store, appropriately name craftsvilla. This is what they have to say about themselves:
We are a young company with a passion and love for our roots. We believe in traditions that hold us and nourish our mind, body and soul. In our endeavour to further our love for traditions, we embarked on this journey, Craftsvilla, where we take you to a new world in the past, where handcrafted and greencrafted (organic) products were just a way of life and not just a fashion statement. We have surely added colours of future to it to suit all generations. Our vision is to create a strong Indian global brand in handicraft space which showcases true colors of Indian culture and are embraced by people of all ages, religion and regions. We are dedicted to providing you with high quality genuine handcrafted products directly from its base and provide fair wages to the artisans.We design, produce, market and sell our own products apart from selling other premium brands. We use best raw material available, minimize use of chemicals, prefer to use natural dyes and make sure that each product is quality checked multiple times. You be rest assured that great effort has been put by our team to make sure the product you get meets your expectations.

We are also dedicated to support social cause for the upliftment of artisans, craftsmen and craftswomen who have preserved our rich and diverse heritage and are now finding it difficult to sustain it. Lets join hands for this cause. Customer delight is our motto. We thrive for excellence in whatever we do. Please do write to me directly if you have any feedback, questions, concerns, suggestions or frustrations.
Do read the description, because it will give you a pretty good idea of the values and objectives of craftsvilla. Their "dedicated to support social cause for the upliftment of artisans, craftsmen and craftswomen who have preserved our rich and diverse heritage and are now finding it difficult to sustain it" tempted me to check out their entire site, one product at a time. I should warn you in advance, once you have visited their site, you will not be able to leave without making a purchase. That shouldn't be much of a problem because their prices are amazing too. You can get some of the most gorgeous items for less than 1K. Sounds hard to believe, doesn't it? A grand is peanuts for the exclusive, unique item you will get. There are so many products I'd love to show you, but I am going to stick to posting the products on my wish-list.

Look at the beautiful mirror work on this bag.

Pair this with a solid-colored kurta and patiala, a pair of chunky metal earrings, kohl-lined eyes, loads of sunscreen (a must!!) and I am good to go this summer.

This dress, worn with strappy sandals would be perfect for a day out in the summer heat.

This is one thing I am never gonna buy. If I have something this delicious looking lying in my washroom cabinet, I am sure I would be tempted to eat it. I am a sucker for anything fruity.

You should visit their facebook page where they regularly post updates and answer all queries and requests. Their customer service is so prompt with the replies, it's almost unbelievable. I have had first hand experience with that. Haven't I raved on for too long now? Time for you to go check the awesome-ness yourself.
PS- Did I tell you they do free shipping?

I have many more online shopping posts lined up for my lovely readers. Don't forget to check back in a few days.

drops of heaven

It's been a long time. It's almost been a year and a half since I last posted. Things have changed, life has dealt me some pretty random cards but my love for everything handmade is still going strong. My etsy-love still remains, though some of it is being replaced by handmade products from India. Whenever I visit a city, I make sure I pick a few pieces crafted by the local artisans. That way, not only do I get to pick up a unique piece, I also save a lot on shipping costs and end up helping, in my own humble capacity, these local comminities of uber-talented workers.

Now, I am back to introduce you to many more such awesome hand-crafted lovelies from the internet. But this time, I am not going to restrict my posts to etsy. There are many more great store out there in the virtual world, and they deserve to be shopped at!

For starters, we are going to stick to etsy for this one post because there are so many beautiful earring I want to show you. I have developed a thing for metal earrings and I want to share some of these beauties with you.

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I hope you guys like these!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009


Its Christmas and New Year season, the season of shopping lists and budgets. Check out brownsco, an affordable gift-shop on etsy. In their own words-

" We are a husband and wife artist team. I work with wood, chalkware, clay and papier mache. My wife works with dried, fresh and artificial flowers and hypertufa. These creative passions led us in 2008 to start Brown’s Country Originals. The name came from our one of kind work, living in the country and our last name. Besides the paper mache and chalkware we have a line of garden items my wife makes country/primitive hypertufa birdbaths, flower planters and flower pots. Hypertufa is a lite weight concrete. I make country/primitive wooden potting benches, planter and garden stakes."

Their Christmas goodies-

Some more interesting items-

Sunday, December 6, 2009


So, this post has nothing to do with etsy or fashion or anything remotely familiar to this blog. But, it is related to something much more important. LIFE. You know when you have been living in a place for quite a while, familiar with everything about it and then suddenly you are made to move. Adding to you tensions is the tension of moving all your stuff from one place to another. I have found a company that could provide a solution for all your moving problems. MoveMe. They will not only help to plan organise the big move, but also help you with conveyancing. They provide free conveyancing quote. After that, you don't even need to worry about your phone connection and gas&Electricity bills. MoveMe takes care of all that. And much more. They have a very comprehensive checklist, which cover essential aspects from 6-8 weeks before you move in to the very first day in your new home. They have guides for those moving with children or pets and also for those moving with disablities.
There's also a page for first-time buyers. For all the newbies out there, moving can be quite unnerving and i am guessing they will find this very useful. This site takes the hassle out of moving so that you can sit back and relax. Plan and organise the move, get local removal quotes, cheap conveyancing, tranfer your utilities like broadband and phone connection without any headaches. Sounds too good to be true, right. I thought so too, but it all looks legit to me! Check for yourself if you don't wanna trust my judgement. Their customers have left such strongly posotive feedbacks that I am sure this site is just the perfect solution to moving problems. Do let me know how MoveMe works for you!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Vintage Yard

Vintage Yard- Today i will introduce you to this amazing Vintage Style Jewelry online store, which is non-etsy and non-handmade, but nonetheless amazing. You know how i am a huge supporter of everything etsy and yet i thought i should tell you about this place. It has some of the most exquisite original pieces you will ever see. They have such a plethora or mind-boggling designs. There is something for everyone. The designing is so versatile and the pricing is quite reasonable too. I fell in love with this store, and i bet you will too. Lets check out some vintage rings.


Or maybe something elegant?

Then there is a Vintage Pendant Section, full of amazingness!


Wednesday, November 18, 2009


I have a great shop for you today- Evihan, a lovely glass and silver jewelry shop on etsy. Let's take a look at the shop, starting with the necklaces there.

Some other adorable stuff in the shop.

There are many more lovely items on there. Why don't you check it out yourself?

Monday, November 16, 2009


I received a giveaway prize in the post today from a wonderful shop on etsy called SpringColors. They make some of the most exquisite beaded jewelry i have ever seen. I would have clicked a pic or two of the necklace i received to post it on here, but my camera broke and well, its a long story, but take my word for it, their work is even more stunning in person. Let's check out the rest of thier shop together!

Aren't these just lovely. SpringColors is neatly divided into categories based on the price ranges. Super-convenient and easy-to-navigate. Check out the shop to see some more beady goodness!