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Monday, August 29, 2011


Hope you all had wonderful weekend.  Mine was great! We had a girly get together in  my friends place.  We spent a laughter-filled evening. As I always say August is my favorite month – filled with fun, memories and pleasant weather. Monsoon with cool showers, clearing the air and coincide with fun & celebration (our wedding anniversary and Onam).

Last week I shared about my First interview and today I'm thrilled to tell you all about my first show in Sept.  Exhibition in Chennai by By Hand, From The Heart

Date: 9th & 10th September 2011
Time: 10:00 a.m to 8:00 p.m
Venue: Ambujam Lounge, No.48, Whites Road, Chennai.
(Diagonally opposite to Sathyam Cinemas Parking Lot)

Chennai friends, Please do visit!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

My first interview

I'm so thrilled to share with you all my first interview at " Of Pinks and Fairy Tales".   Its always little weird to blow your own trumpet, but I can't hold this news within myself.  I believe there are few little things in life more satisfying than those huge things.  I always been dreaming about these simple pleasures! 


If you have been reading my blog then I'm sure you know how my journey of blogging started and evolution of Daffysdream bag, pattern, shop etc. Truthfully, I would like to thank you all for making this happen. Special thanks to Janella for the interview.


Today I am introducing you to Daffy from Daffy's Dream. Daffy is one of the creative ladies who linked up to our blog hop a few weeks ago. Daffy comes to us from India.

[Janelle]: Hello Daffy! It's good to have you here with us today! And thanks so much for linking up to our blog hop. It's always great to meet talented people there. Please tell us about yourself and your country.

[Daffy]: Hi, my name is Priya. My blog name Daffysdream is derived from my nickname Daffy. My wonderful husband calls me Daffodil (short & sweet ‘Daffy’). I’m a mamma to one little adorable boy and a wife to very understanding husband.

My country INDIA is a beautiful country with a glorious heritage and rich custom. India being the largest democracy in the world with a civilization more than five thousand years old and boasts of multiple cultural origins. India is known for Unity in Diversity. Though we speak different languages, follow different cultures, customs and traditions yet we are all Indians. To live peacefully has been our motto and this motto has helped us to achieve independence.

I think it's sweet that your husband has a special nickname for you. And the way you described India to us tells me you are very proud of it. India seems like a good place to nurture one's creativity. I have seen several talented Indians like you online and you all make beautiful things. Can you tell us about the things you make and feature on your blog?

Well, my first love is designing and making handbags. But my creativity doesn’t stop in just one field. I believe creativity is a form of expression of your dreams, of your self. I love sewing, craft for kids, Do-it-yourself projects, jewel making, recycle and up cycling, refashioning... Basically, in a nutshell, my blog is everything what I’m into.

You have a lot going on in your blog! I've been there a few times and you do have a lot of cool stuff. What inspires your creations?

Sewing and crafting is in our blood and heritage. My husband, mother, grandmother, sisters, brother, aunt, uncle most of the people in our family sew and craft. I started my blog initially to record my own sewing and craft projects. I was surprised by positive response about my blog from friends and family. Now I find this blog as a great media to share my creativity. I love to share my work in tutorial so everyone can make.

And thank you for that! We all love us some good tutorials. I think that Penguin Backpack (top right photo) is so cute. Thanks for sharing the pattern and tutorial for that. So do you sell any of the items you make?

Yes! I sell my handmade handbag on my eBay store (Within India – domestic customers) and Etsy store (International customer).

How are your online stores doing?

I found my eBay local store is doing good sale. My Etsy store is yet to make any sale, which I'm confident will do soon.

That's good to hear that you are doing well locally. Can you share with us some mistakes you have made with your crafting and what lessons you have learned?

As I said earlier I started sewing when I was a little girl. I had made lot of mistake during the process of learning. I believe in appreciating the mistake what they are and learn lesson in a hard way. My great lesson would be to go for what your heart say; don’t be afraid of mistake. Mistakes are not an option. Your ideas are born from your mistake you make and lesson you learn during the process. Unless and until you try to make something, you never know what you can.

That's a great lesson to share with everyone, Daffy. I agree with you about mistakes and how we learn from them. At this point, how do you define success? And can you say that you have achieved it yet?

For me Success is a journey not a destination. I believe in these famous quotes by our Father of Nation - Mahatma Gandhi:

Your beliefs become your thoughts.

Your thoughts become your words.

Your words become your actions.

Your actions become your habits.

Your habits become your values.

Your values become your destiny.

The hard work I have put would never fail. At the end I’m confident it will be worth it. In my case, my value towards my family and friends are true. And the sacrifice I make by getting up early in the morning or sleeping late. At the end it is worth by making good sale and great blog.

I'm sure your views on success will inspire a lot of people. So what other dreams are there for Daffy's Dream?

Currently I’m working on few e-book sewing pattern which will be listed on Etsy store soon. I working on fine tuning my blog to look professional. I would love to have studio for my creative work and teach people to explore their creative side.

We all wish you well as you work towards making all those dreams into a reality! And thanks so much again for joining us here today, Daffy!


Monday, August 22, 2011

New and fresh Ruffle Clutch

My first Ruffle clutch was such a hit. Ta da! here I'm with new design and colour clutch.

I think I'm in love these clutches...

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Wedding Anniversary

Today is our 7th Wedding Anniversary, gosh it does not look like seven years.   It was a beautiful day August 2004; usually august is cooler with showers, but on the day was sunny and hot specially for us - a very few days in August.

We have shared good and bad times, but through it all, we have persevered. I believe a marriage based on mutual trust and admiration. He is my soul mate.

How blessed Am I, with a one little adorable boy and a very understanding husband.

Now life is so different, I have transformed to a stay at home mom.  But nothing has changed our relation.  My wonderful husband makes my life full with beautiful things each day, he is my greatest blessing.

As we grow older together, As we continue to change with age, There is one thing that will never change. . . I will always keep falling in love with you.- Karen Clodfelder 

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Giveaway Winners

Thanks everyone for your support.  The  3 winners for the giveaway are :

Mita Adindayu -  Zipper Clutch

eyeballlucy -  Bracelet and finger ring

princess210 - Necklace

I will be contacting you soon for shipping address.   Thank you guys so much for all of your comments! This was great fun!

I will have to do this more often. 

Thursday, August 11, 2011

The Fabric made me to do this

Yesterday I came across the spun fabric from my stash. Wow! I love this fabric; it is super soft yet it is cotton.  I can say somehow I have this attraction towards cotton fabric.  But spun gives a soft touch.  In addition the fabric is in nicest shade of cream with green and brown flowery design

It was pretty quick to make this zipper clutch embellished with lace.My mind was set to make a simple curve zipper purse without any darts.   And it turned out well.

 With rest of the fabric I wanted to try Fulki flap but slightly long version.

Isn't it cute clutch?  Zipper purse and clutch is available on my ebay and etsy shop.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Luttaps Lunch bag - PDF Sewing pattern

Some of my fellow-being wrote to me asking if I had a pattern for Luttaps Lunch bag.  And finally I'm excited to share the pattern with you all. So Luttaps Lunch bag PDF sewing pattern is now available at my Etsy store. I want to thank you so much for your support which allowed me to make this pattern.

This is really easy and fun to make.  The drawstring allows the bag to expand to hold the things and contract to secure the your stuff.

 I've absolutely loved writing and designing the pattern.  I believe, if you like my tutorial then I bet you will love my pattern as well.

The instructions are step by step with color photos; so it is easy to understand and to the point.

I  have taken huge time and amount of work to write, to test and put this pattern together.  However, if you have any problems with it; then please do let me know, so that I can resolve it

Enjoy stitching!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Bow Bag

Last month I bought three Polka dot fabrics.  I love Polka dots.  Pink fabric was my favorite out of the collection.

 See what I made with Pink polka dot fabric; a beautiful my own version bow bag.   I love this bag and the clutch and the purse... 

This is a feminine design and stylish bag.  I want to call this as Abha bag meaning beautiful.

 For a different look I added bow on the handle.  This bag will hang beautifully from the shoulder.
 I have added two magnetic snap closure, one on the flap and other inside the bag.

 I just love the way the bag looks.  So my second attempt was to make bow clutch.

This is a simple clutch embellished with bow; beautiful to carry for party or formal get-together. 
There is a zipper pocket inside to keep things secure.

I had little more fabric to make cute little zipper purse. This is keep your cosmetic or money 

There is a matching key lobster clip to hold your key.  How cute is it?

Hope you enjoyed my new Abha bag collection. Let me know if you like it. 
Shortly I will be listing this on ebay and etsy shop, if you are interested please email me.  If you like the same pattern on other two fabric listed above please contact.

 And don't forget to leave your comments on my First Free Giveaways

Sunday, August 7, 2011

First FREE Giveaway!

My first FREE GIVEAWAY to celebrate Total page view 25000 plus and 50plus followers.
3 winners!!! Cross your fingers because you could win a prize...

I made this elegant Zipper clutch with four pocket inside; ideal for any occasion to carry around.  I love the fabric and beautiful lace.

A bracelet and a finger ring with crystal, pearl and multicolor seed beeds  I love the way it has turned out, I have used elastic cord so it can fit anyone's beautiful hand.

I love the necklace; there is a story behind it, probably later you can find it in my post. 

Aren't the prizes amazing?
So ready for it?
Leave me a comment letting me know how you came across my blog. Please drop your comments about the giveaways you like the most.

If you are the winner, then please email me with your info so I can ship this to you. If you link your blog to my site, please let me know in your comment and I will enter your name in twice.

You have 3 ways to win!  Please leave a separate comment for each entry:

FIRST -  Mandatory - “Become a Follower” (upper right hand corner) leave a comment that you are.  

SECOND - Follow my daffysdearm on Facebook and leave a comment below.

THIRD - Follow my daffysdream on Twitter and leave a comment below.

I will keep this giveaway open until August 15th. I will announce the winner on 
August 16th.  Open to all !


Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Wednesday Favorite - What's on the Menu

Today's menu is FACES.  Oh yeah make different faces...
My son absolutely love it.  It is so much of fun to make them.

Things you need to make :
2 cups Flour 
1 cup water
Salt (for taste)
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bottle cap
small bowl 

I guess most of you all know how to make dough - Mix flour, water, salt and knead the dough and roll it .

Heat the oil and fry it... And ready to serve.

Enjoy eating........

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Saloni Bag

I was waiting to make a bag with two storage compartment for long time.  Finally I have finished this bag and love it.  I call this bag as Saloni. This gorgeous Saloni bag is elegant and stylish with two storage compartments.  It is embellished with beaded lace and hangs beautifully from your shoulder while you carry all of your essential. A zipper closure keeps all of your items secure 

The dimension is approximately height 9" width 12" depth 3" strap 23"

Exterior and lining is finished with pure cotton fabric.  There are two side pockets, two compartments and two straps.

I used cotton fabric for lining. There is zipper on one side and other side with mobile pocket.

Now it is available in my ebay store. I would love you to visit Go shopping page.