Thursday, March 18, 2010

Handmade with love by Lauren!

Hello there!

Thursday here, and I'm already back at work at the hospital, and so far things are not too bad, hopefully they'll stay like this through the next 4 days on a row that I'm working!

I've been meaning to write this blog entry all week, but I've been quite caught up reading M. Hercule Poirot's short stories, so today, I've decided that before going back to my book, I need to update the blog!

Today I'm not writing about some amazing piece that I've bought (Etsy or otherwise) but about an amazing handmade gift that my very good friend Lauren made for me!

Lauren is a very crafty lady that can sew, knit and crochet, and I'm pretty envious of her craftiness! She's also quite an artist, and made a wonderful pencil drawing of Gaurav & me together (we really can't wait till we have a place of our own to hang it, next to Sheika's super cute drawing of us too!). She's always working on some project or order, maybe a new skirt for herself, a new style of book cover for herself or friends...

Her latest project and gift for both Gaurav & me, were a pair of super nice CD cases! I completely forgot to take a shot of Gaurav's before I left India, but I had a lot of fun the other day taking shots of mine!

Not only is super well made, clearly with loads of love! But also, Lauren used an oriental fabric I've been in love with for ages!

I love the fact that she decided to use velcro for the closure, since it's easier to open and close that way and it doesn't look bulky at all from the outside.

Inside the CD cases there were also 2 CD's, one of them was The Corrs' latest compilation (yes, I'm a metalhead with a love for Hello Kitty AND The Corrs... I'm odd, I know!) and also David Garret's Virtuoso, with many well know songs (classics and modern ones) in instrumental versions with his violin as the main performer, amazing CD I've fallen in love with!

All in all, it's a wonderful, very thoughtful and made with love, gift, and I want to thank my dear Lauren for it! (And also try to convince her to start working on a line for a future Etsy shop!).


  1. I promise to try & take a pair of shots of the Maiden one over the weekend pup!

  2. Omg, I'm so jealous! This is so beautiful. I want a friend like her too... :| Yes, she should open a store in etsy and not keep these beautiful works to herself huh.

    Have a fun weekend, Pili!


  3. It's so pretty! And you're right- that fabric is beautiful! There are so many amazing fabrics available, it makes me wish I could sew better. Your friend seems like a sweetheart. ♥

  4. That is amazing! LOVE the fabric! You are a lucky girl.
    have a wonderful Sunday!

  5. Kudos to Lauren! The c.d. case is lovely, and definitely worthy of an Etsy shop!!

  6. Thanks for the mention, Pili! I'm delighted that you like them. Things have been crazy, but I hope to start selling things by the end of the year. Considering this is mid-April... I think that's plenty of time to develop things, right?

    Love you and Gaurav to pieces!


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