Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Another Happy Customer!

This is a friend of mine's niece who got one of my sockelphants as a gift. ADORABLE!!!!!

Monday, December 13, 2010

My new scarf

I love skinny scarves and ones that are so long they loop around a couple times. I made this one over the weekend. Super easy just purled the whole thing. Its very warm. I'm getting more comfortable with knitting and I think I am ready to move on to some patterns!

Sparkly Glittery Scented Skull Soap!!!!

I spent all day yesterday making these FANTASTIC soaps!!! They will be available for purchase at the Hester Street Indoor Market that you all will be coming to. Each soap set includes one big skull and three mini skulls. The scents are: peppermint, lavender, sandalwood and eucalyptus. The soap is made from a Shea butter base that I have used before here. The molds are from when we made Sugar Skulls in Maryland for my birthday weekend. My uncle bought them to make real sugar skulls and I have been trying to find other uses for them. The molds are A LOT more effective with the soap because you can see more detail in them than you could with the sugar. Maybe I'll make some chocolates next!!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

3rd Ward Holiday Craft Fair

I'm not in this this year but it would still be fun to go check out!! I'll be stopping by on Saturday! See you there!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Balls Deep in Felt

I am trying my hardest to get enough inventory together for the Holiday Market in a couple weeks. The amount of stuff I have to make is more than I have ever made before. Its a little overwhelming but I feel very confident about it which is rare. We have two trash bags full of monkey and sockelphant bodies and last night I made all the felt cut outs for about 50 onesies. Woah. So tonight... more work.

Riddle me this Batman......

The day after Thanksgiving, our friends Josh and Jules came over to play board games, sip aperatifs, and eat leftovers. Jules completely wowed me with this super intricate scarf that Josh's mom had made her. Around this time last year she was sporting another equally amazing scarf from Josh's mom too. I am the picture of jealously again! Check this thing out. It falls beautifully around your neck as the rows varying in length. It is such a cool idea. I have no idea how to make something like this but if any of you out there have any idea I would love to know!!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Another Happy Customer

Here is a photo from Aileen, a happy customer who ordered Bosco!! He looks very hard at work. I love these! Keep 'em comin'!

Monday, November 29, 2010


LLOOOOOOOK! They drew one of my monkeys into the flyer!!!!

This is what I have been getting ready for the past couple months. It is the Big Social Holiday Craft Fair. I will be there every day from 11-8 at the Open House Gallery in SOHO. Please come by and shop all the vendors you know and love (MEE!!) from the Hester Street Fair!!!


When: December 17-23 11am-8pm Daily

Where: Open House Gallery 201 Mulberry Street (between Spring & Kenmare)

A Scarf

So I kind of look like a homeless person in this very special scarf I made myself but its ok because it was sort of like a knitting "sampler" for me. I didn't drop one stitch and I was practicing my stitches and tension.
This weekend I went to a fancy yarn store and now I have some yarns to make some serious projects and maybe follow some sort of pattern. After the holiday market this December (details to come) I will have more time to sit around and knit instead of make monkeys.

Another Happy Customer

This is Jill's niece Sadie, wearing a "big cheese" onesie she recently bought from me. CUTE!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Melangerie Trunk Show Tonight at Brooklyn Collective!

Melangerie is having a trunk show tonight in Brooklyn. They make adorable tote bags and do AMAZING design for wedding and parties. A goody bag will be given out and inside there is a 10% off coupon to Brooklyn Craft among other vendors!! There will be door prizes and other fun things. Please join us tonight!!!!!

Here is the information:

Join us for our first ever trunk show and get a head start on your holiday shopping.

Our tote bags, prints, holiday cards, gift wrapping kits and more will be for sale at trunk-show exclusive prices. Plus, we will be offering custom watercoloring (by yours truly) on our new State-By-Celeb or State-By-Food Prints!

There will be holiday cheer to go around with drinks to swill, snacks to nibble, friends to mingle with, and awesome giveaways...

Win a pair of our new State-By Prints! RSVP to our trunk show the Facebook Event Page and be entered into the drawing (1 winner will be selected. 1 entry per RSVP. Drawing will be held at the trunk show at 8 PM, must be present to win)

Win a sweater tote filled with holiday goodies, including our Scratch & Sniff Holiday Cards, Holiday Sweater Gift Tags, and more! Make a purchase at our trunk show and be entered to win (2 winners will be selected. 1 entry per purchase. Drawing will be after the show and we will contact the winner to redeem prize)

A goody bag for all attendees loaded with exclusive holiday coupons from our fellow Brooklynpreneurs, including Paperfinger, Brooklyn Craft, Nine Cakes, Lion in the Sun and more.

Friday, November 19 · 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Brooklyn Collective
212 Columbia Street (btwn Union + Sackett)
Brooklyn, NY


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Santa Etsy Treasury

Today I got a message from HolidayHooker on Etsy telling me that I was part of her Santa treasury. Check it out! There is my Santa Sock Monkey in the middle.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

NEW!!! Finally There are More Sock Monkeys In My Etsy Shop!!!

Scarves, hats and monkeys now available!!!!! CLICK HERE TO SHOP!!

I knit!? Im a knitter? Im knitting!

The past couple days Liz and I have gone to Michaels 2 times. Naturally I had things I had to buy (like more soap base to make glitter sugar skulls!!!! WHAT?! I know! Wait for it....) but also I found myself wandering around in the yarn isle wishing that I knew how to make this scarf I wanted but can't find. So I was like "Screw It!! I'm finally going to tackle this stuff!" I have dabbled with knitting before but didn't stick with it. I think I made an ugly scarf. So I got some yarn that apparently Vanna White Made? And took it all home and Liz showed me what to do!! Im stoked. Here are my first feeble attempts!

Friday, November 5, 2010

TONIGHT!!! The Annual Prints Gone Wild Show!!

Tonight is the annual Prints Gone wild show hosted by my friend Martin over at Cannonball Press. This is an event that I look forward to going to every year. I collect prints and this is where you get the best of the best. My favorite letterpress house is Yee Haw Industries. I love almost every thing they make and I have a ridiculous amount of their prints. They are all over my house and they make me very happy! Here are some photos of prints I have and 3 I'm hoping to purchase tonight! The first two below I bought and painted frames for them. They were perfect for the wall above Dan and my sides of the bed.

Please check out this show it is Friday Nov. 5 6-12pm and Saturday Nov. 6 12-6pm at 210 Kent Avenue in Williamsburg. Please check this show out. The good prints go quick so get there early.

Head Over to Homebody Boutique!

Head over to Homebody Boutique to stock up on all your favorite Brooklyn Craft merch for the holidays!!! There are some of my fancy pillows in the window and monkeys, napkins, elephants, pot holders and more in stock!!!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Marth Stewart Show Visit

Last Thursday I took 7 other ladies with me to the Martha Stewart Show!! Our group name was "Ladies who make things other than babies". The episode we ended up going to was the "Bones Show". We couldn't have picked a better episode to be on! The whole set was decorated with bones and skeletons. Bones sticking out of the oven, filling the sink, and even ribs as blinds.
The special guest was Ryan Kwanten (mmmm) who plays Jason on True Blood. He made Osso Buco with Martha and it smelled friggin AMAZING!!

HERE is the link to the page on her site of the episode we attended.

The head crafter Kristin St. Clair was on the show teaching us how to make a rib cage shirt, which I promptly went home and made for Liz and I to wear at the Hester Street Fair on Saturday and the guys worse them to a party Saturday. HERE is instructions and downloads to make the shirts.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

The Last Day of Hester Street Halloween Blowout!

Tomorrow is the end of fair season for me (until the holiday fairs that I will tell you about when I know more). Conveniently, the last day of the Hester Street Fair is Halloween! Tomorrow at Hester Street will be a Halloween street party, fun for the whole fam kind of deal. The crazy kid bits will be happening from 3-7pm. I will be there from 11am-6pm selling sock monkeys that look like monkeys and pumpkins and skeletons and face painting. So come on down to the LES and get your Halloween on with me!


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