Friday, September 6, 2013

We meet again, Fall

Fall is around the corner. I know..I hear the groans from around the world.
We had a good time soaking in all the sun this summer, watching the sunset, feeling the ocean breeze. 
However, now it's time to cuddle up in our cozy fall goodies. 
One look at the organic cotton scarf and  I'm like, summer who? No, I will still miss summer but I am sure the warm scarves, socks, and boots will make up for it pretty soon. We will meet again next year though!

Until then, revel in the goodness of nature, with the colors changing and the warm coffees setting the mood for a cozy day. 

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

BRIKA feature!

So proud to share this with everyone!
Ichcha is now available on
You can check out a variety of Hand Block Printed scarves and curtains on their site and for 7 days they are being featured at a special price. Love the site and love the various hand made products featured. 
Visit for more!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013


It's been a while since I blogged about natural dyeing but I think it's time to start again! 
My sister and I recently visited the Natural Dye garden started bye the Textile Art Center in Brooklyn. I must say it was truly beautiful. 

It's a community garden space that accepts volunteers to come and tend to the plants. It not only has natural dye plants but also vegetables! What more could you ask for. 

I participated in the Indigo dye class and will definitely be trying it myself at home now that I have a bit more confidence. The Indigo dye bath has always been a tricky project for me and after my first failure I just never tried again. But, I think that will have to change. I also have lavender in the backyard that I could stock up for some dyeing projects, not to mention the onion skins that are overflowing from the kitchen drawer. It's going to be a fun end to the summer. :) 
Till next time, enjoy the pictures of the garden. 

Thursday, June 20, 2013

The sound of stillness

Brilliant Purse Organizers !

So, how many of us have rumbled through our purses ?!  I know I have! Its annoying to look for my phone, when it's ringing mercilessly or to look for keys when you are standing right outside your home!  And I've always wanted something to organize my purse!  And then someone came up with something that looks like this and many variations of the same:
From Plaid Doctrine

While some may prefer the above, it fell short of a few things that were my requirements.  One, with this kind of organizer, I was limited to big purses only!  Secondly, when I went with my friends for a night out, I had to pick out from the purse organizer, the necessary credit cards, cash, keys, my license and my phone!  And it would be such a hassle to remember to put it back into my purse bag for work the next day!  So, I decided to create an organizer that
1. organized everything
2. is movable from my work purse to my party clutch, and
3. is small enough to fit any size purse, and
4. could close to prevent things from falling out

and lo and behold:
a set of 3 :-
S - this smallest size has 5 pockets that can separately hold the cash, the cards, the phone, the keys and some makeup too and most importantly it is small enough to transfer into a party clutch !
M - this size is good to hold papers floating around in your bag, books, makeup, receipts, etc. This has 2 pockets.
L - the largest can hold an IPAD, books, chargers and it has 7 separate pockets for eye glasses, sunglasses, pens, etc,

From Ichcha
From Ichcha

Transferable & Small - Easily move the smallest size from your work purse to your party clutch and back to your work purse!
Keep it opened or closed - These all have zips so you can either keep it opened if you like to see everything, or closed, if you don't like to see the clutter.
Professional - So what if it's inside the purse! It doesn't need to look ugly, just because no one else is looking in!  Made in tweed, it give a professional look.

And the bonus is that it is cheaper for so much more!  Why wouldn't anyone want one?
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Saturday, May 18, 2013

So the journey continues to our final destination, Karnataka.

Along with work, we had time for a little bit of playing. Check out Hampi! It is spectacular! An ancient empire ruin, still untouched, spread across acres of land. The bright blue sky truly made the view amanzing. I hope you enjoy and one day get a chance to go visit it yourself. Highly recommended.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Part 2 - a bit of inspirational tour

Our adventure in Jodhpur brought us to new artisans and a little bit of sightseeing. 
Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur, Rajasthan
Words are too less to describe it's awesomeness.
See for yourself.

Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur

City of Jodhpur, Rajasthan

Monday, May 6, 2013

2013 - Travels Through the Streets of India Part 1

Travel through the streets of India, face the reality of the world, and soak up the treasures of an ancient country. Each year our trip starts off with anxious nerves and excitement of new cities as well as old friends. Soon, without knowing it, the time is up and we're packing up our goodies for our way back home. And now we unveil all we saw to you, our friends. ENJOY!

The beginning...

Working on the next round of inspiration! Will share them shortly. 

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Sale at Ichcha

Hi Everyone! We're coming out of our hibernation period. Winter markets were good and now we're preparing for our next trip to India to work on our next collection. Loads of new prints and handmade products to look forward to. In the meantime, we're going through our inventory and putting up a sale as a THANK YOU to everyone's support in 2012.

The curtains are hand block printed with natural dyes. The natural dyes come from Indigo, Pomegranate skins, Flowers, Leaves, barks, and other natural products found in nature. They hang beautifully in homes, letting in the natural sunlight. The colors change through the day as the sun rises and sets.

There are two types of scarves. Block printed as well as embroidered. Both are hand made and carry with them the story of the artisan who helped create them. They are a product of an artisans love in his/her art.

Other various goodies include purse organizers for those who need some organization in their purses! This also comes in handy when you switch your bags a lot, the smallest pouch can go from your day work purse to your night clutch without the hassle. Our necklaces are all handmade with recycled fabric! They're so cute worn with any outfit and feel comfortable against your skin.

Thank you again 2012 for such a good year. We hope 2013 is just as good as you!