Where to Find The {NewNew} on October 25 + 26

This weekend is really a doozie for Indie Artists and Crafters around town with specail themed shopping days down in Brooklyn and free crafting workshops at the Etsy labs as well as the Flea, let's start with Saturday Oct 25

From 10am to 3pm, Etsy Labs is sponsoring a FREE - that's right, I said FREE - Sock Monkey making workshop. All Monkeys made will be donated to FreshArtNYC.org to be sold to fund their programs for special needs artists. You can RSVP for this FREE event by emailing RSVP@ETSY.COM. And you can meet some of your local neighborhood street team their crafting it for charity.

And also on Saturday - you can find CollectiveElements and ShutterKate at the Handmade Faire in Medford New Jersey from
10 am to 4pm looks to be great fun - with door prizes for shoppers and goodie bags and oh yeah 100 vendors! Sounds great!

Also on Saturday - from 11am to 7pm the Brooklyn Indie Market has dubbed it - Steam Punk day! Plan to be there for their 2pm fashion show - with a steampunk reading - victorian inspired refreshments (!) and victorian photo sitting. Get that corset out of the closet and slip into that petty coat and come on down.

If you don't already know - the Brooklyn Indie Market is a NYC emerging designer market each Saturday and Sunday at Smith at Union - under a nice bright white and red striped tent. I can't promise a corset - but I'll definitely be there on Saturday.

Well if that isn't enough to make, do, watch an buy there' still Sunday!!

This Sunday at our spot at the Brooklyn Flea - we'll have handmade jewelry from Yaniamor, handmade soap from NordeaSoaperie, monsters and plush toys, tees and buttons from KarensMonsters, sterling silver custom nameplate jewelry from CajaJewelry (*new seller with us!), handmade jewelry using vintage findings from AdornmentsNYC and handmade jewelry using colorful glass and brass from Jantar.

-Kimm
KimmChi.etsy.com


BUST Holiday Craftacular - Application is up!

That's right - they've announced it!

This year the 2008 BUST Holiday Craftacular will be on Saturday December 13 from 10am to 8pm at the Penn Plaza Pavillion at 401 Seventh Avenue, between 32nd and 33rd Streets. [1, 2, or 3 subway to 34th Street Penn Station, or N, R, Q, or W to Herald Square].

Vendor application deadline is November 7 and 200 vendors will be chosen - so get your shop in order, get your display out of the closet and go apply!

And the other super best thing about it? It's not the same weekend of the Handmade Cavalcade - so you can do both!


-Kimm
KimmChi.etsy.com


Where to Find The {NewNew} on Oct 18 + 19

Drop by the Brooklyn Indie Market this Saturday and Sunday for decoupaged jewelry by WabisabiBrooklyn and skirts from our very own skirt fairy Fofolle.

Also on SATURDAY see KarenMonsters 9.30am to 4.30pm at 33-01 Greenpoint Ave In Long Island City at Kholer-Kon IV a fundraiser for a boy scout troupe in Queens.

SUNDAY - Drop by our booth at the Brooklyn Flea for jewelry and housewares inspired by the site of New york by CityBitz, hand embellished greeting cards and custom invitations by Fubabee, handmade jewelry by Jantar, silkscreened bags, dresses shirt and skirts by BetterThanJam, silkscreened bags and tees by RedBridge and handmade soaps by NordeaSoaperie.
G to Clinton/Washington. More directions here.


-Kimm
KimmChi.etsy.com

Where to Find The {NewNew} on September 13 + 14

SATURDAY September 13 we are hosting our first event as a Team (look for more on 11.13 and 12.13).

Come out and shop at the Handmade Cavalcade! 20 or so NYC designers descend on Beacon NY for a one day sale from 1pm to 8pm to coincide withe Beacons Second Saturday Art Walks.

Should be great fun - visit www.HandmadeCavalcade.com for a full vendor list, directions and to sign up for the newsletter.

SATURDAY+SUNDAY: The Brooklyn Indie Market is open this weekend - and expanding it's dates to both days on the weekend for the Fall - Sat 11 to 7 and Sun 11 to 6. So drop by and check out Fofolle's skirts and ceramics by MayLuk.

We are back to our full two spots again this week at the Brooklyn Flea. Stop by to shop and chat with BetterThanJam, NordeaSoaperie, Jantar, KnitKnit, KarensMonsters and LuxSugar. Ask to be signed up for our newsletter to be kept up to date on all our craft happenings this fall.

G to Clinton/Washington. More directions here.

-Kimm
KimmChi.etsy.com

Where to Find The {NewNew} on July 19 + 20


SATURDAY: The weekend starts with the Brooklyn Indie Market from 11 am to 7pm at Smith and Union Street in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. Look for fun summer skirts and jacket reinventions by Fofolle and funky decoupage jewelry by WabisabiBrooklyn.

KarensMonsters will be at Artist's & Fleas in Williamsburg on both Saturday and Sunday again this weekend with monsters, tees, buttons, and cards.

SUNDAY: Drop by the Brooklyn Flea to see this week's vendor rotation. We're back by the fence and loving it. We'll having several clothing vendors including original designs for women by Vyphuisdesigns, silkscreened designs in women's apparel by BetterThanJam, and silkscreened shirts and dresses by Kimmchi. Rounding out the day will be handcrafted jewelry by Jantar as well as handmade soap by NordeaSoaperie and delicious jewelry by MetalSugar.

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In other Crafty News, Chantel of Junkprints.Etsy.com will be speaking at the American Craft Council on Thursday July 24 about the complicated relationships among the broad spectrum of crafters. Sounds very interesting. Anyone want to go? From 6 to 7 at 72 Spring Street, NYC.

On the Etsy Labs Class front - July 30th they will host an intro to origami on Sunday from 2-5pm - classes still in stock - 325 Gold Street on the 3rd Floor in Brooklyn, NY. And Monday Night Craft Night on Monday July 21 at the Labs will be iron on stencils on freezer paper to clothing. FREE workshop takes place from 4-8pm at the Etsy Labs.

Make workshop in Soho at XYZ will have the Intro to sewing on Monday July 21 from 12 to 2pm.

-Kimm
KimmChi.etsy.com

Where to Find The {NewNew} on July 12 + 13

Lots to do in Brooklyn this weekend!

KarensMonsters will be at Artist's & Fleas in Williamsburg on both Saturday and Sunday with her troop of monsters in tow and new tees and buttons.

On Saturday at the Brooklyn Indie Market at Smith and Union Street in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, Fofolle and WabisabiBrooklyn will be selling their wares from 11 am to 7pm - drop by for your fix of skirts and jewelry.

On Sunday bringing handmade to the Brooklyn Flea will be unique accessories made from vintage ties and scarves from Beadscarf, paintings, mixed media and photography from SpinachNPeace, handmade soaps from NordeaSoaperie, city inspired jewelry and mirrors by CityBitz, silskcreened houswares from RedBridge, and eye catching glamourous jewelry from AdornmentsNYC.

-Kimm
KimmChi.etsy.com