Friday, November 27, 2009

Go Gifted

And we're off!
There's a great group of vendors here at the Brooklyn Flea's Gifted Market at 20 East 4th at Lafayette Street in Manhattan. Market hours: today 12-8, Sat 12-8 and Sunday 12-7. Check out the Brooklyn Flea's website for a full list of vendors, additional dates and hours.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Ready, Set ...

Early load in at the Gifted Market today was a breeze (thank you Brooklyn Flea!). It was great to see old friends, catch up, leisurely unpack and set up. Trust me, this is going to be a great market to come to.

Check out the piece that Channel 7 Eyewitness News broadcast this evening about the market:

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Enjoy your Thanksgiving where ever it takes you.

Monday, November 16, 2009

WIP - Sail Messenger Bags

Just completed another batch of recycled sail messenger bags. Couldn't resist taking a few outside today to photograph. It's a beautiful day in Brooklyn -just look at that sparkly water!

I love the sail seam stitching that's an original feature of the sail these bags were cut from. It's got a double row of olive zig zag stitching and a two thin red stripes down the center. These bags a lined with chocolate colored organic cotton canvas. I'm loving this combination and really tried to emphasize it on these bags.

This batch (and more!) will come with me to Brooklyn Flea's Gifted Market where I'll be selling from Nov 27-29 and Dec 2-6. Gifted will be located indoors (yeah!) at the old Tower Records Annex building at 20 E 4th Street and promises to be a fantastic' market. Can't make it there? Additional upcycled sail messenger bags are listed in my Etsy shop.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Feeling Lucky?

Well, are you? I am! Thanks to Kay from lilidrawspictures who choose to feature this 'Lucky Number 7" Reiter8 bag in her post on Cutable today.

She also features this great card from letterpress.

Check out the rest of Kay's picks at Cuteable.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Eco Friendly Holiday

Get ready, get set ... go?

I do like having Thanksgiving BEFORE Christmas, but there's a whiff of Christmas holiday in the air so I thought I'd get these upcycled sail stockings out there for you early birds. (OK the real early birds were shopping in August along side my mom.)

I had so much fun photographing them in Julia Mack's lovely home. Julia is an interior designer - be sure to check out her very friendly and tip filled kitchen redesign video. Her dog Trixi (aka The Trixinator) was a lovely assistant and once the lens was pointed her way, she knew exactly what to do.

Recycled sail stockings in two sizes with red stars or stripes currently available on Etsy.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Reclaimed Sail Messenger Bags

It was a little tricky working with that afternoon sun yesterday, but fun nonetheless.

Finally, a batch of messenger bags are finished, photographed and being updated in the Etsy shop. This batch is lined with navy organic cotton canvas that has been pre-washed and has a lovely broken in feeling to it. Check it out!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Trash or Treasure?

What do you do when your vinyl banner wasn't printed quite right?

If you're Michelle from Cloud 9 Fabrics, you email me. I'm not one for letting something fun like that go to waste; soon it was sitting in my studio staring me down with potential.

Here's a first glimpse at some of the treasure:

Be sure to check out Michelle's collections of organic fabrics. Her current collection is entitled 'My Happy Garden'.

Personally, I'm looking forward to the 'By the Sea' collection which will start shipping in March 2010.