February 21, 2015

QatART handmade market -20 February 2015







For this workshop, along with the learn-to-sew felt stitching workshop, I introduced a tiara-making activity  for  the younger crowd, those who cannot safely use a needle.It was a great success, so much that I did not have any time free even to pick up my phone to click a few pics. these pics were generously shared by my lovely neighbor who assisted me with the workshop.

February 13, 2015

Not-so-little zippy pouches


 for organising all things in your handbag. Bright coloured zips and grey linen outside. A pop of color inside, for a secret slice of whimsy. #jayasplace #handmade #sewing #wristlet #madeindoha #makeupbag #qatart #zipperedpouch @qatartcommunity
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February 7, 2015

A dress made in collaboration with my lovely sis.


 Lace bodice, tulle skirt, satin sash.. And pearl snaps.
I used an adaptation of the free party dress pattern from cottagemama.
A little girl's dream.

#jayasplace #handmade #sewingforkids #notforsale #girlsdress #girlsretrodress #elegant #cute #dresses
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January 30, 2015

a giveaway!

there is a giveaway happening on my facebook page, it's only till 31st January.. hop on there and join the fun :)

January 17, 2015

Palazzo pants



..... make the best pajamas. #madewithlove #buttersoftfabric #palazzopants #handmadeindoha
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January 10, 2015

Skill sharpening: A set of contrast cushions for my couch.


I bought this fabric when i went to India last year. I was on the lookout for furnishing fabrics in light green, and these color changing dots just called to me. I bought just enough for the cushions, browsed a ton of  pillow tutorials, and forgot about it. (thats the problem with pinterest, you get burned out with too much craftiness without even touching a thing!)


six months later, here they are, looking pretty and well-finished. now to find some co-ordinating fabric to cover some more of the dozen cushions on my couch :D























 Can you see the invisible zipper?

 #jayasplace #technique #handmade #notforsale  http://ift.tt/1BXSaZ4
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December 23, 2014

Felt crafting workshop with QatART

Here are some pictures from the felt crafting workshop I conducted on 19th December 2014, as part of the QatART handmade market in collaboration with katara art studios. More pictures of theQatART market can be seen on the facebook page.









December 22, 2014

Virtual Teachers Part 5: Marie Forleo

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuoxrRDDgk3UUnxR4tlkJYQ


(oops. that got published without content. sorry. )
no time to elaborate, but a glorious resource for improving your self esteem, your business, your worldview: marie TV is a set of youtube videos that changed my worldview.

completely  worth it, not only for her stunning costumes and props, but her chat show and mini bytes of wisdom are as happy as they are informative.

this is a blurb from her about page, and describes her to a tee:

Professional Bio

Marie was named by Oprah as a thought leader for the next generation and one of Inc’s 500 fastest growing companies of 2014. Her mission is to help you realize your greatest potential and use your unique talents to change the world. She reaches over 275,000 readers in 193 countries worldwide and leads dynamic training programs that teach individuals to succeed in business and life. She’s the creator of the award-winning show MarieTV and has been featured in Entrepreneur Magazine, Fast Company, Glamour Magazine, Self Magazine, Forbes.com and The New York Times among others. Marie has been interviewed by Tony Robbins as one of the world’s leading lifestyle and online marketing experts and mentored young business owners at Richard Branson’s Centre of Entrepreneurship in South Africa. Her bestselling book, Make Every Man Want You: How To Be So Irresistible You’ll Barely Keep from Dating Yourself is published in 13 languages. Through her Change Your Life, Change The World® initiative, each for profit training program is tied to a non-profit partner who supports women, the environment and entrepreneurship.
With loving yet wisecracking advice, Marie inspires a global community to take charge of their success and happiness by boosting their business skills, shedding BS excuses and injecting massive amounts of fun into each day.

Read more: http://www.marieforleo.com/about/#ixzz3MbvBJpfL
check out the website, http://www.marieforleo.com/ to know more.

go on, click through!

December 12, 2014

Virtual Teachers Part 4: Flylady

http://www.flylady.net
I have been a scatterbrain all my life. If left to my own devices, I always have at least three projects running, a laundry mountain and something burning on the stove :)

 From the time I have been a fumbling new wife who bought twin size sheets for a queen size bed, Flylady has helped me organise my life. If I manage to have a productive day with a full time job and three kids and cooking and sewing/crafting with no outside help,  it is thanks to Marla Cilley, the flylady.

It is curious, having help from someone from another part of the world. Like she taught me, helping people helps you. I joined the mailing list when they were starting out, and their daily reminders helped me to appear always organised by planning my stuff before  it gets overwhelming.

Her weekly menu plan, the family calendar, the daily swish n swipe, etc are genius ideas for sidetracked home executives like me, and her "if momma aint happy" philosophy is what keeps me going and grateful some of these hectic days. (that and the love of my family, but that part is obvious :P)

Even if you buy nothing of the (very useful) products she sells, her ideas are applicable by women in all walks of life and a simple readthrough of the site will improve your life, I promise. so go on, click that wacky image,and get a feel of one of my teachers.

Have a great day!

December 10, 2014

Little zipper pouch of handmade goodness



Made this lovely pouch for the secret swapsies at the qatART holiday party. and guess who got it? Dominika Bozic of Les Cherubins and thats a great honor because apart from being one of the  founders of QatART, a creator of  gorgeous art and a wonderful human being. So happy today.  #handmade #madeindoha #madewithlove #qatart #dohafamily #jayasplace
 #oneofakind #ooak #gift #fabriclove #virtualsewcial
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