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!


Here comes the Cavalcade!

The Handmade Cavalcade Rides into Beacon
New YorkArea Etsy Vendors Throw an Indie Craft Fair

(Beacon, NY) The {NewNew} York Etsy Street Team—a group of sellers from Etsy.com, the online marketplace for handmade goods—is leaving the city for a day and heading up to Dutchess County to set up shop in Beacon, New York. The craft fair will take place from 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm, and will coincide with Beacon's Second Saturday Art Walk (see http://www.beaconarts.org/ for more info). The Handmade Cavalcade fair will be located at the corner of Main Street and North Cedar, right in the middle of town.

Shop through 20 booths for one-of-a-kind items, all handmade by the hippest DIYers around. You’ll find smashing jewelry, paper goods, hand-screened clothing and accessories, unique artwork and items for the home, yummy soaps and body butters, and much much more.

Meet the artists and crafters who made the stunning wares for sale, and be sure to grab a souvenir. You can sample free refreshments throughout the day while you’re taking it all in.

For more information, please see www.handmadecavalcade.com. For more information on the {NewNew}, please see www.thenewnew.blogspot.com.

EVENT: Handmade Cavalcade
WHEN: Saturday, September 13th, 1pm-8pm
WHERE: The corner of Main St. and North Cedar, Beacon, NY
WHAT: 20 art and craft vendors, free admission, free refreshments, indoors


Sellers at the event will be...



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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.

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.


The {NewNew} Team Events

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Nov 13 - Teams Around the World Trunk Show in The Etsy Virtual Labs. 7PM SHARP!
Nov 16 - {NewNew} Day at the Brooklyn Indie Market from 11 to 7
Dec 6 - Holiday Handmade Cavalcade, at the Knitting Factory 10am to 5pm - 74 Leonard Street

Each SATURDAY two of our members, Fofolle and WabisabiBrooklyn bring you the Brooklyn Indie Market at Smith and Union Street, Carroll Gardens. The Indie Market is open from 11am to 7pm.

Each SUNDAY our members can be seen rotating participation at our space at the Brownstoner Brooklyn Flea at Lafayette between Clermont and Vanderbilt. A/C to Lafayette Ave, G to Clinton/Washington Ave. The Flea is open from 10am to 5pm.

Where to Find The {NewNew} on June 21 + 22

Saturday is the Brooklyn Indie Market at Smith and Union Street, Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, with stylish skirts by Fofolle.

Off of Fort Greene Park, you can find CityBitz at the Artisanal Market.

And if you are in Philadelphia - you can stop by and see CharlieAndSarah at The Philadelphia Independent Craft Market.

On Sunday, in Fort Greene, Brooklyn Flea continues, reachable by bus and subway. This week's {NewNew} members will be KimmChi's bold abstract tee shirts, unique accessories by Beadscarf made from vintage fabrics ties and scarves, Kopah's handmade soap, EmilyEJewelry will have her line of brass and gold modern jewelry and BeaconBookmarks will be there with their customized monogram bookmarks made from scrap hardwood wood.

Also on Sunday is the Smith Street Fun Day where you can find NordeaSoaperie at on 231 Smith Street between Butler and Douglass.

In terms of classes for the upcoming week, here's what 3rd Ward, Etsy and Make Workshop have to offer

Make Workshop will be hosting an off-site quilting workshop on Saturday June 20.

The Etsy labs over at 365 Gold Street in Brooklyn will host a Print Gocco class on Saturday June 21 which looks to be sold out, but it looks like you'll have a chance still to take their Plush Character workshop from 11.30am to 5.30pm, or their Extraordinary Embroidery class from 10am to 3.30pm. On Monday - drop by for free instruction on How To Make Paper at the open crafting Night from 4-8pm. Next Wednesday June 25 from 6pm to 9pm Etsy will be having a Bookbinding class - and though it seems sold out, might be worth it to try the waiting list.

3rd Ward is also offering a Textile Design class this Sunday from 3.30pm to 6.30 pm in their space at 195 Morgan in Williamburg Brooklyn.


Renegade Day 1

Well, I just got back from The Renegade Craft Fair, and after a quick tour around - had already seen several of our members selling. I checked out Cakehouse's new napkins - oh stripes! and made my way to see BetterThanJam's unique silkscreen dresses, bags, aprons - you name it (shh I think some of it was on sale) and NewYorkClocks fab creations. Then rounding the corner I came upon MetalSugar who had worked out some very clever display ideas for her fun line of jewelry.

I also picked up some great freebies - Etsy is giving out limp balm and temporary tattoos, and Readymade magazine is giving out free magazines and CHEAP-O one year subscriptions for only $5 - that's right, one year $5 - I got mine :)

It's HOT out there folks. Go out and show your New York Team your support (and bring water)


Where to Find The {NewNew} on May 17 + 18

Wow is it ever a busy weekend for the {NewNew}. You can find us scattered throughout Brooklyn Events this weekend.

Saturday is the second Brooklyn Homeshow sponsored by our very own Karin of Better Than Jam at 170 Tillary Street, suite 706 from 10am to 5pm. Go and check out a wide variety of items from handmade monsters, silkscreened shirts and totes, handmade jewelry, clocks, artwork, soap, ceramics and greeting cards and invitations.

While you're down there, stop by for the second weekend of the Brooklyn Indie Market with stylish skirts by Fofolle at Smith and Union Street in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn from 11 to 7.

In Manhattan, you can stop by the Village Crafts and Small Artwork Fair at Barrow St & Commerce St to see handmade jewelry by WabisabiBrooklyn and accessories by Beadscarf.

And then on Sunday we continue our Brooklyn Flea presence with Beadscarf, JTStitches, NordeaSoaparie, BirdinHandYarn, MTLopez9, Dripstick and Better Than Jam. The Brooklyn Flea is at 176 Lafayette Ave in Fort Greene Brooklyn 10am to 5pm.

If that's not enough handmade for you - you can take the L on over to Williamsburg for the Etsy Artist's & Fleas weekend at 129 North 6th Street between Bedford and Berry. And that's both Saturday and Sunday.

Brooklyn Homeshow May 17

Brooklyn Homeshow to take place May 17, 2008, in Downtown Brooklyn

On May 17th, 2008 a local artisan will open her downtown Brooklyn loft to the public for an intimate shopping event. Thirteen local artists and designers have been invited to showcase their handmade goods and to meet with shoppers for the one-day-only shopping event at 170 Tillary Street #706. The event's website is: http://freewebs.com/bkhomeshow.

The Brooklyn Homeshow will showcase a variety of locally-made goods including home decor, art and prints, toys, bath and beauty products, jewelry, paper goods, and apparel and accessories. A limited number of goody bags with free samples will be made available to shoppers who pre-register to attend. Refreshments will be served throughout the day.

First debuted in March 2008, the Brooklyn Homeshow is run by a group of sellers from the Brooklyn-based website Etsy, which is an online marketplace for handmade goods. The Homeshow is a grassroots extension of the online Etsy marketplace. One of the goals of the Homeshow is to support conscious consumerism by encouraging the purchase of locally-made goods. The show on May 17th will be much like the first Brooklyn Homeshow, with some new sellers participating in order to offer a larger variety of items for sale.

Karin Persan, who is hosting the event, says "It's really a pleasure to be hosting our second Brooklyn Homeshow. I have been doing larger craft shows for some time now and it's really nice to be a part of a smaller, more intimate event. It has been a great experience bonding with these extremely talented artists through Etsy. We are all very proud to be working together to create this unique show, where you can personally meet with buyers, and have a really fun time!"

To register for attendance, visit the Brooklyn Homeshow website at http://www.freewebs.com/bkhomeshow. Admission is free of charge. A limited number of goody bags are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The event will take place on Saturday, May 17, 2008 from 10:00am to 5:00pm at 170 Tillary Street, Suite 706 in downtown Brooklyn.

The {NewNew} on Sunday April 27

We've got a busy Brooklyn weekend ahead of us! On Sunday April 27, BUST Magazine is hosting it's first Spring Fling Craftacular at the The Warsaw in Williamsburg (though it's really Greenpoint) at 261 Driggs Avenue. Come out to see Kimm of KimmChi and Josh of Dripstick who will be selling their items as well as other items by team member shops BeadScarf, JTStitches, MiraArtz, and MTLopez9. We'll have some etsy freebies, lip balm buttons and Lab Schedules

Also on Sunday, our team will be holding down the fort at the Brooklyn Flea this Sunday from 10am to 5pm at 176 Lafayette Ave in Fort Greene Brooklyn

Our vendors for this Sunday's Flea will be:

The {NewNew} At BUST!

YIPPPEEEEEEEE! - well, we've heard and we will be happily sharing a table with Etsy at this year's first ever BUST Spring Craftacular.

Representing our team will be Kimm of KimmChi and Josh of Dripstick who will be selling their items as well as other items by team member shops BeadScarf, JTStitches, MiraArtz, and MTLopez9.

This will be the first year that BUST will have a Spring event, so be sure to come out and say hi.

DATE: Sunday, April 27 from 11 am to 9 pm

LOCATION: The Warsaw in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, 261 Driggs Avenue

We'll have tons of Etsy freebies, lip blam, stickers, pins and class schedules for the labs, drop by and say hi


Street Team at the Summer Fairs

With all of the summer fairs coming up: the Brooklyn Flea in Fort Greene, the BUST Spring Fling Craftacular at the Warsaw in Greenpoint, Renegade in Williamsburg, and everything else in between, our {NewNew} Team members that hope to be vendors at these events came together to work on some signage for the team to use at the events and hang in our booth.

Cakehouse was lovely to host as Beadscarf, DewOnAPetal, Dripstick, EmilyEJewelry, Fubabee, HamsaCustomCrafts, Honorata, JTStitches, KimmChi, Metalsugar, MiraArtz, Mtlopez9, and NordeaSoaperie came together with sewing machines, fabric scraps and fusible web to make their Team Banner.

Everyone, cut, sewed, ironed or placed the banner together to create this fantastic striking piece - a lovely blue patchwork with decorative appliques with the New York City Skyline rising above in a bold black. Can you believe Martin hand painted those perfect letters!


renegade rolls back into town...

the renegade craft fair—the massive indie craft market that has been taking over williamsburg's mccarren park (last year moving into the mccarren pool) for a weekend for the past 3 summers—is gearing up for it's 4th annual brooklyn show, which will be on saturday june 14th & sunday june 15th.

renegade was started in 2003 by a crafter named sue daly when she couldn't find a craft show or market that reflected her DIY aesthetic. the first renegade was in chicago, where they now have a brick and mortar shop in addition to two annual fairs—one in the summer and one for the winter holiday season. and this year they'll be pitching their tents in san francisco for the the first time too.

you can read a piece from the ny times about renegade here, and see pictures of past shows here.

and the applications for the brooklyn show are up! just go to their site and click on the brooklyn link to find the online application. good luck everybody—i put my application in yesterday....


NYC Saturday Dec 8 EVENTS

It's a busy Shopping Weekend in NYC
The {NewNew} York Street Team will be busy at various events


Bust Craftacular
10am-8pm. 125 West 18th Street at the Metropolitan Pavillion. Event price is $1.





You can Continue on UpTown to LaSuperrette's final Shopping weekend at Chashama at 112 West 44th Street, Noon until 8pm



After that you can take the L train over to Brooklyn, and Go to another Etsy sponsored event, 3rd Ward's Holiday Craft Fair at 195 Morgan Ave in Brooklyn


Alright now go out and SHOP!

Greenpoint Hearts & Crafts Affair

Greenpoint, Brooklyn
Sunday, December 2nd, 2007
The Hearts and Crafts Affair, a network of young, bright and promising craft creators, will offer a selection of their latest work at Café Grumpy’s Greenpoint location (193 Meserole Avenue at Diamond Street) from noon to six pm. Back for a fifth time due to its unwavering popularity, The Hearts and Crafts Affair has become an opportunity that can’t be missed for the Brooklyn DIY set. Hostess Kira Birney curates a diverse and talented selection of local artists that promise a myriad of original styles. This winter the craft fair will showcase jewelry, paper goods, knit ware, confections, clothing, candles, journals, ceramics and drawings by 18 local independent artists and crafters. The event will also feature musical entertainment throughout the day by Mannequin Circus and friends.
Café Grumpy is located near the Nassau G stop as well as the B48, 43 and 61 bus routes.