Bowl Cosies and All kinds of Cosiness

The western world and I mean specifically the ones with harsher winters and longer winters and years that overlap from December to December in a drawl of winter… are the best at making all things cosy. Trust me, I never knew much about cosiness as more from a feeling within my mushy gooey heart than for it to be manifested into so many goods and products that surround us.

I landed in UK two years back and trust me, that though the weather hit me really hard…what wrapped me in all it’s loving embrace was the culture’s way for making everything cosy. And no, cosy did not stay limited to quilts and mittens and rugs and carpets… I saw all kinds of cosy…fuzzy, soft, flanneled, brushed and padded forms of cosiness. Sleep robes, bath robes, flannel onesies, woolly fleecy socks, Sherpa woolly jackets and scarves, and gloves and ear muffs, neck warmers, lap quilts, couch quilts, baby quilts, picnic rugs, tea cosies, mug cosies, bottle cosies and bowl cosies. They just know how to make the perfect and most endeared environment for cosying up in front of the TV set on a long, cold, dark wintry night and no one does it better than the western world.

It’s amazing how magazines and nowadays Pinterest gets loaded with images of warmth with all these images of man made ways of surrounding and wrapping oneself in love and handmade goodness.

So I jumped on the band wagon and started making bowl cosies. And why not. They are amazing cute things of utility. They protect all kinds of hands from hot soups and warm bowls of food, freezing bowls of ice creams or desserts and even better, you can simply use them instead of bowls to serve up cookies, popcorn or crisps. And best of all, you can just wash them up and reuse them.

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I loved making them and soon realised that people need them 🙂

So here’s what I turned out over the weekend.

If you would like a set or two for tiny hands around the house, you can mail me on kaarukriticreations@gmail.com

You can check more of what I make in my shop @  https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Kaarukriti

 

 

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The Quintessential Crossbody Travel Bag

You can never have enough bags… trust me, no girl will disagree 🙂

There has to be a bag for every mood, for every season, for the different people you meet, a big baby bag, a small baby bag, a movie bag, a date-night bag, a coffee-with-friends bag, a walk-in-the-park bag,  I-am-making-a-statement bag, I have  a new bag, a festival bag, a new dress bag, the work bag, the lunch bag… there is never enough reasons to have a bag. And that is my biggest motivation to keep making bags.

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Of late, I have been making a lot of these… Crossbody Sling Bags. Call them what you may… shoulder bag, sling bag, crossbody bag, travel bag, passport bag, mobile bag… it is the perfect go-to bag. Like I keep saying, not all bags have to carry the weight of your world.

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These bags are perfect makes. They come together in a couple of hours. They are big enough to hold all your essentials like wallet, shades, a small cosmetics pouch, keys, a book… or if you are travelling, it is just right for your passport and other essentials. You can have many of these bags to match your clothes. Be it jeans, or skirts, or boho dresses or sarees… these bags are perfect for all occasions. They also make great gifts. Like I said, who doesn’t like a bag.

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This bag is 11″x 10″ and has a detachable strap. It closes with a top zipper closure. I have given it a small slip pocket inside and an inner zipper pocket. It is also lightly padded and quilted to give it a nice structure. Perfect, ain’t it?!

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Should you want one or more of these, you can hop on to my etsy shop here:

https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/648401824/crossbody-sling-bag-shoulder-bag-handbag?

 

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