Last night Liz and I attended an Etsy Lab at the South Street Seaport. It was my first one. It was pretty cool because we got a bag of free stuff from Hancock fabrics and we got to sit and sew for a little while. Etsy provided all the tools and fabric we needed to make a little applique whale or anchor on some nautical themed fabric. I wish it had been longer because we had to take our unfinished projects home to finish. Here are some pics.
From the excess of the shorts I made from pants for Johnny, we were able to make some super cute cat toys and adorable baby rattles. The cat toys have organic catnip in them and they are $5 each. Available cat toys include mice and ears with bell earrings. The baby rattles are $7 each and DO NOT contain cat nip.
This is my intern Liz!!! She is the best ever and I would like to share with you some of the amazing things she makes! She has come up with some brilliant lunch accessories. First there are Snack Sacks. These are little hankies with plastic lining from Ziploc bags that cinch closed with a ribbon and hold your grapes or nuts or any other finger foods. They are available at all of our craft fairs now. The other thing that I'm most exited about are the Sandwich Wraps. I used mine for the first time today. They are the same shape and lined the same as the Snack Sacks but they are for your sandwich. It Velcros in the middle to keep your sandwich secure with out using a different bag every day. They are so easy to wash out. You just rinse them in the sink and set somewhere to dry. They are $5 each. Please let us know if you would like to purchase some!
Last week my cousin Allison came to NYC for a visit. She came to town and immediately jumped in helping out Liz and I making monkeys. I gave her some jobs to do like organize bones and sew button eyes. After working we had a great time walking around the neighborhood and I took her to the thrift store near me called Atlantis Attic. We picked out a couple things and she picked out this dress that was very 70s with long sleeves and stifling neckline and a polyester bottom. She loved the print and I told her that with a little tailoring we could make that dress shine! I ripped off one of the sleeves right in the store and told her we were on to something. I also grabbed a cute belt that I thought we could incorporate to make it better still. I cut the neckline to make it a scoop neck and cut off the sleeves to make it short sleeved. I think she was happy with the results. Here is the before and after!
We went up to Mystic, CT to go sailing on our boat for the 4th. We sailed out to flat Hammock which is in Fisher's Island Sound. We met up with Dan's parent's boat with his brother's family aboard and wanted to go swimming but there were too many Jelly Fish and Dan's brother got super bad stung trying to go clam digging. Dan ended up swimming ashore really fast and didn't get stung. The rest of us were too scared to try. We had a great day and all got nice sunburns being out in the sun all day. That night we went back to Dan's brother's house and we had a lobster feast! I love July 4th!
I found a recipe on Apartment Therapy for lavender room spray. I have always wanted to make my own room/linen spray. I don't know what took me so long! Here is the recipe. I ordered some French lavender from ADKaraomatheray's Etsy Shop. It came in about 2 days! I would go a little lighter on the vodka next time I make this. The spray smells amazing but it is a little boozy, which is fine because I'm sure my house smells a little boozy anyways.
I have been an artist my whole life. I have always loved sewing, collage, typography, embroidery and making things pretty. It led me going to college at Pratt Institute and and from there I worked every job imaginable till i found pre-press/graphic design where i am working currently. I hope to one day open up Brooklyn Craft the craft supply store in Brooklyn. A store that's like a craft fair every day. I love sailing and biking and this blog is all about what takes up most of my time, unless of course I am drinking at the bar.
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