Tuesday, April 29, 2008

recycled paper tags

i wrote a post about my new recycled paper wrap labels over on the {newnew} blog. check it out, plus all the other cool eco-green-recyclistic posts written in honor of earth day month.

Monday, April 28, 2008

cakehouse + dooce!

cakehouse + dooce!

cakehouse + dooce!

believe me, there was some squealing on my end too....

Friday, April 25, 2008

the storque, the etsy newspaper, did a feature on the {newnew} selling at the brooklyn flea. and what did they use to advertise it on the front page?


well, hello! it's one of the goofiest pictures of me i've ever seen! hee hee.

Monday, April 21, 2008

as much as i love my young man, i'm always thrilled when we're invited to a little girl's birthday party, or one of our friends spawns a little girl, so that i can shop for or, more often, make some girly goods....

i bought this (adult-sized) dress at the salvation army a few months ago:

dress for james

i had momentary delusions of wearing it, but really knew that i had just grabbed it for the wonderful fabric...

dress for james

...and put it aside until i figured out what to do with it.

then wile got invited to james's 4th birthday party, and we needed a present. (yes, james is a girl). the dress's time had come. i decided to make a little babydoll dress/shirt, so first i made a simple bodice with straps. i just took in the existing bodice and straightened out the seams in the front that had been curved to allow for, you know, boobs:

dress for james

i had sized it based on a size 4t shirt that i had bought for wile, but it looked a bit small, so i put a hook and eye in the back to space it out a bit. i figured it would be fine, and even look cute, for the back to be open a little bit.

dress for james

then i took one of the skirt layers, cut it a bit thinner, and pinned and then basted in some pleats:

dress for james

all that was left to do was attach top to bottom, and....

dress for james

done and done. (please ignore the stray thread at the bottom....) best part? by using a part of the existing skirt, i didn't have to hem—woohoo!

Friday, April 18, 2008

yesterday afternoon i submitted my work to design*sponge (the most wonderful design blog out there), and this morning....

cakehouse on design*sponge!


Thursday, April 17, 2008

after talking about it for about 6 months, i finally actually made placemats...! they'll debut this weekend at the brooklyn flea. my animals looked too little and lost on the big bad placemat, so instead i appliqued on a motif that i cut from a sheet.

Friday, April 11, 2008

just had to share.... i found out tonight that i got into two awesome summer craft fairs:

the art star craft bazaar in philly,


the renegade craft fair, right here in brooklyn!


more details to follow on the cakehouse site....

i should have posted about this days ago, but here it is now...

{newnew} banner

all this month, my new york etsy team, the fabulous {newnew}, is blogging about all things green and eco, in honor of earth day. the posts so far have been really wonderful, especially the gorgeous recycled crafts, so check it out, right here....

Thursday, April 10, 2008

well, it was windy, it was cold, it threatened rain all day—and 20,000 people showed up! i think the brooklyn flea is going to be a success, you guys....

thanks to marty for the great pics. that's me and kimm in the second one, bundled up against the chill. my great shutter displays didn't quite function the way i had pictured, but thank goodness i had them. if i hadn't, all of my stuff would have blown clear across the yard. but i put the napkins through the slats, lay one shutter down on my table, and tied the other to the fence, and voila. of course, the ones on the table kept blowing open, but it was better than blowing away....

i'm not selling this week, i can't wait to go and walk around and check out all the other vendors.

thanks to everybody who stopped by, great to meet all the new people i met, and see you all there on the 20th!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

we interrupt this broadcast to bring you this important announcement:
vintage size 4T member's only jacket located at salvation army!