July Team wrap up

Though it was HOT and this summer is 3/4 over we still remained busy as every - being active in the New York markets and looking ahead to fall.

All of July our blog promotion fit a loose theme of Indie
*Pendence which members interpreted in different ways. Posts by KimmChi, BeadScarf and WabisabiBrooklyn gave recommendations to shop indie - supplies, coffee AND designers. PulpSushi reviewed a recent Indie craft book she enjoyed. Fubabee gave us some great marketing tips for your independent business and KarensMonsters stressed why it's important to support Indie designers. LoveForever reported on surviving being a freelancer while MayLuk interviewed Indie Designer Mommies. And CollectiveElements was inspired to conduct a whole series of interviews with several popular Indie design blogs who all gave us some insight into their businesses and tips on getting noticed.

Team Member Press
July 2 - MetalSugar on Cupcakes Take the Cake!
July, 2008 - ThirdFloor on Handbag Designer 101.
July 9 -MetalSugar on WHAT!, reviewed for her great puzzle piece necklace.

July Meeting
Our July meeting was hosted by the lovely Cakehouse where we started our fall event planning for a Team Event in Beacon NY as well as discussed opportunities at the South Street Seaport and got updates on our presence at the Brooklyn Flea and printing of our Team catalog. Dates to put in your calendars - SEPT 13 - Handmade Cavalcade in Beacon - DEC 13 - {NewNew} holiday Event!

Live! And in Person
We continued our rotation at the Brooklyn Flea, including AlmaStoller, SpinachNPeace, RedBridge, and Peppersprouts into our regular vendor rotation.

And we also look to expand our presence in other NY venues and perhaps plan some markets of our very own.

Our very own LoveForever published Complete Embellishing! You can take a look at her recent crafty projects in her flickr pool.

In the coming months look for The {NewNew} to take it on the Road! organizing trips to Philadelphia, DC and hosting our very own event up in Beacon - The Handmade Cavalcade comes to you September 13. Email handmadecavalcade@gmail.com to be kept up tp date with event information.

Also you can look for us on August 24 to be selling supplies in an extra space at the Brooklyn Flea thanks to the driven Karen of KarensMonsters who is organizing the one day sale of fabric, paint, beads, yarn and other crafting supplies.

Fall is right around the corner!