Monday, February 1, 2016

Everyone, meet Stacy.

 (Stay+see, get it?) she's a new guest to my #happyplace and you will be seeing a lot more of her in the future ❤️ #jayasplace #blog Everyone, meet Stacy. (Stay+see, get it?) she's a new guest to my #happyplace and you will be seeing a lot more of her in the future ❤️ #jayasplace

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Sunday, January 24, 2016

Oy vey! What is that?! It's my very own leather (!!) mini wallet.

You might have seen this lining fabric before, I ❤️it. Made from scraps, love it to bits. Happy new year to me! #imadethis #jayasplace #blog
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Sunday, January 10, 2016

. Adorable reusable gift bags for Scoopoflove.com

Manju of www.scoopoflove.com  is a fantastic foodie blogger here in qatar. When she asked me to make her some embroidered & reusable fabric gift bags, I did not have to think twice.
This bag was a test run, I made up the lettering on my new embrilliance express software, this was my first try and I am so impressed!





The #handmade #giftbag #madeinqatar #embroidery #reusable #drawstringbags #customised #scoopoflove #jayasplace #blog Something that slipped by my post queue. Adorable reusable gift bags for Scoopoflove.com #handmade #giftbag #madeinqatar #embroidery #reusable #drawstringbags #customised #scoopoflove #jayasplace

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Saturday, January 9, 2016

Something I find amazingly useful: headband holders


. Hang it on the mirror for easy decision making while the princess is getting ready. All her bows and headbands, make a pretty accent in any girl's room. #jayasplace #handmade #qatart #blog #useful #girl Something I find amazingly useful: headband holders. Hang it on the mirror for easy decision making while the princess is getting ready. All her bows and headbands, make a pretty accent in any girl's room. #jayasplace #handmade #qatart #useful #girl
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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Today I play: monogrammed fleece ear warmers.


Because the cold wind these days bring ear infections in my littles. #embroidery #designsbyjuju #monogram #madeinqatar #jayasplace #blog Today I play: monogrammed fleece ear warmers. Because the cold wind these days bring ear infections in my littles. #embroidery #designsbyjuju #monogram #madeinqatar #jayasplace
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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

A sweet little crayon roll for a sweet darling.


 #gifts #handmade #crayonroll #jayasplace #fabriclove #cottoncandydoha
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Saturday, November 21, 2015

Countdown to Christmas, day 36. Crafting with kids, for some handmade gifts.

 Do your kids do the #handmade thing? #jayasplace #hoopart

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Would you like to try making some of these easy embroidery hoop crafts? buy your own hoops, acrylic felt and embroidery thread   on amazon.
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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Countdown to Christmas day 38. Making a minimalist modern advent calendar

tutorialI am making a simple advent calendar using  the fantastic tutorial at make it and love it.
#handmadeholidays #handmadewithlove #sewing #jayasplace #cottoncandydoha #stencil #adventcalendar
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Monday, November 16, 2015

Countdown to Christmas Day 39. Christmas pajamas.


Love this floral-polka dot combination. More to come! #sewing #imadeit #jayasplace #cottoncandydoha #pajamas #handmade #handmadewithlove #madeinqatar #fabriclove
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Saturday, November 14, 2015

Countdown to Christmas : 40 days to go! #reusable #fabric #giftbag

Christmas gifts need wrapping.Wrapping with paper is simply wasteful, however pretty it is. I am a strong proponent of re-using as many items as you can. I made a ton of fabric gift bags in christmas fabrics, so we can use them every year. I used this tutorial from positively splendid to make my gift bags. Try it yourself! Find some pretty  Christmas fabrics at amazon (Affiliate Link).
reusable christmas gift bag
#christmas #jayasplace #cottoncandydoha #imadeit #fabriclove #sewing Christmas fabrics at amazon via Jaya's Place http://ift.tt/1MIWIKS

Using my #christmasinjuly gifts to make some yummy goodies for the next market.

I bought a fiskars cutting set from hobby lobby
I went to the USA last july, and needless to say, had a rather good look-see through their most famous craft stores like Michaels, Hobby Lobby and Joann's. Though i picked up bits and bobs from may clearance sections, this was something that i paid full price for. (and used the instant 40% off coupon for!)

having a large cutting mat was a longtime dream of mine, and actually using it came late.. i went to india, then came back, settled into my work, kids school, etc and its almost christmas season before i bring out the big guns :D

I found today that amazon has a really good deal on this mat and you will pay lesser than i did, if you buy it today: check it out at amazon (Affiliate Link):

I can definitely vouch for how satisfying it is to use a rotary cutter, especially if youre used to using scissors for everything. this time, christmas gifts are so easy!!

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Stay connected! #sewingsupplies #christmasgifts #jayasplace

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Shopping for the holiday markets.

Expect amazing :) #sewingforgirls #cottoncandydoha #jayasplace #fabriclove #fabricshopping #christmasgifts

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Sunday, November 1, 2015

Sometimes, even the best non-girl fabric looks girly.


 Here is something orange in the spirit of #Halloween
 #handmade #jayasplace #cottoncandydoha #dress #sewingforgirlsorange dress 6T
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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

free patterns for children, sewing for summer vacation

pink indian cotton summer dress  by jayasplace
Summer is the easiest to sew for. Short shorts, sleeveless dresses, spaghetti tops, twirly skirts.. everything is a celebration of the summer sun. I have to say, after a few years in Qatar, I have become quite fond of the burn-your-face-off heat blast every time I step outside.

Summer means less clothes in some parts of the world, here in the desert countries we don't shed layers- we choose thinner fabrics. Voiles, rayons,  poplins, seersucker that allow lots of airflow while giving no reflected heat, no stifling humidity. I prefer more modest fashions,  to prevent sun burn. If  we look at the traditional costumes of  the arabs and other desert dwellers, we see them (quite sensibly) covering up as much as they can. It looks like it will be stifling inside, but the type of fabrics they use ensure that they stay fabulously cool!

as I am gearing up for a (very long) vacation with three little ones in tow, I look around and see all the shopping malls having discount sales. yes, everyone knows that half of Doha fly away in the heat of summer. The shops know that we will buy everything new before travel. clothes for ourselves, gifts for our families, this is one time when even skinflints choose the "trendy" stuff. Sorry to say,  I find very slim pickings in my shopping trips.. because I don't pay until and unless I deem a product worth its list price. Shoes, pajamas, sunscreen.. my shopping list is short.

 Not like when i go to the fabric souk, where I find myself emptying my wallet and chasing the ATM for more. (yes, those people take cash. very little cash.) I have quite a lot of the beautiful indian cottons I collected last time I was in India, I have some of the gorgeous arabic cottons from the souk.  planning to make some heavy duty summer wear for some very hot climates, I made up a pinterest board with some pretty free tutorials and patterns for some pretty summer clothes. click through to see them!

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