Thursday, July 24, 2008

Moving Sail

No, not moving sale (sorry).

Literally moving sail. I'm so very happy to say that I have a dedicated work space OUTSIDE of my home! My family was thrilled and only too happy to help me haul sails and everything else that had been slowly but surely taking over every room in the house.

It's better than better to have sewing machine, supplies, work table (on wheels!) sails and computer all in one space. OK so it's a little bit of a mess. But it's my mess and I don't have to clean it up by dinner time so we can eat off the same table that I had been working on.

It's been a long time coming and I'm so grateful for the opportunities that are here today and for those that lie ahead.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

To Flea or not to Flea?

No question at all: To Flea!

The Brooklyn Flea seems to be under some scrutiny by a few of it's neighbors. Eric Demby, Flea Founder has been nothing but courteous and accommodating from what I see and hear as a vendor. Always reminding us vendors in his communications to clean up and that church toilets are not for the public's use. Eric seems to always be aware of making good by the neighbors.

There is a community meeting tomorrow night Thursday 7/24 at 7 p.m. at the Queen of All Saints' Roman Catholic Church at Lafayette and Vanderbilt. I will not be able to attend because I have already committed to attend Summer in the City Salon Series: Connect / (Dis)Connect at the Craft Council.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

I Just Got Bitten!

Ideally, that is.
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Signing up is free and well worth it.
Thanks Ideal Bite!

Monday, July 7, 2008

I (scream) Tunes

Actually, Ice Cream Tunes.
The Summer edition of Edible Brooklyn is out. How I love this local, beautiful to look at, seasonal, free magazine. It's always expanding and I casually hunt for it when I travel. They just announced that Edible Manhattan and Edible Pioneer Valley will be launching this fall.

But back to the summer issue: A visit to the Queen's Hideaway is planned and I'll be on the look out for Hot Bread Kitchen's products the next time at the Brooklyn Flea.

But the quirky joy of this issue was the introduction to Michael Heast's 'Songs for Ice Cream Trunks'. If you've ever spent time near a parked ice cream truck with the 4 note tune on a loop for 15 mins, you will appreciate Mr. Heast's efforts. See him in action building a ice cream cart and playing his tunes here.

Happy Summer.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Stars and Stripes

Hope you all enjoyed the 4th!
The Etsy shop is finally updated - long overdue. More to be photographed and uploaded but that will have to wait till next week.
Enjoy the weekend!

Friday, July 4, 2008


Have a great Fourth of July!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Weather Patterns

Seems to me that every fair I attend ends wet. Really wet.
Renegade Craft Fair - wet.
Brooklyn Flea - wet.
Above is a picture of one of the funkiest storm clouds I have ever seen taken at about 2:15 on Sunday. Then there was the lightning...and thunder....and lightning. The lightning was those classic bolts. All beautiful and slightly frightening as I'm standing under a metal tent in an open space full of metal tents.
It poured.
And cleared.
Instantly the market was back in business. Surprisingly quick.
Then there was the second storm: the soaker. It hit at about 4:30. Close enough to closing time that we all packed up and attempted to get out dry. My attempt was half hearted. With all the bags safely packed in the car, I took my time packing in the tables - the rain was a refreshing way to end the day.