The {NewNew} on September 20 + 21

The Brooklyn Indie Market is open this weekend - Sat 11 to 7 and Sun 11 to 6.

Drop by to see what the skirt fairy will have for Fall with Fofolle's shop. Also with decoupage jewelry by WabisabiBrooklyn, ceramics by MayLuk and monsters plush toys, cards and pins by KarenMonsters.

Drop by our booth at the Brooklyn Flea for our last flea appearance for a little while by LittleTileGnome (get 'em while you can, this side of the Atlantic!) also with hand decorated tin albums and cards by WaiSze, abstract silkscreened totes and pillows form RedBridge, soy candles from
DewOnAPetalHome, handmade soap and lipbalm from NordeaSoaperie and beautiful handmade jewelry by Jantar.

G to Clinton/Washington. More directions here.


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, 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 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 For more information on the {NewNew}, please see

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


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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 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.


Where to Find The {NewNew} on June 7 + 8

Lookin to shop Indie this weekend? We're staked out in Brooklyn for you!
SATURDAY Check out the Brooklyn Indie Market with stylish skirts by Fofolle and vintage-inspired decoupage jewelry by wabisabi brooklyn as well as unique ceramics by MayLuk and handbags and ceramics by PresenceOfColor at Smith and Union Street in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn from 11 to 7.

SUNDAY we continue our Brooklyn Flea presence with NordeaSoaperie, Beadscarf, KMStitchery, WaiSze, Fading Flowers and Luxsugar. The Brooklyn Flea is at 176 Lafayette Ave in Fort Greene Brooklyn 10am to 5pm.


Where to Find The {NewNew} on May 31 + June 1

Check out the Brooklyn Indie Market with stylish skirts by Fofolle and vintage-inspired decoupage jewelry by wabisabi brooklyn at Smith and Union Street in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn from 11 to 7 on Saturday May 31. UPDATE:Brooklyn Indie Market is POSTPONED until Sunday June 1 this week due to impending hail storms.

On Sunday we continue our Brooklyn Flea presence with Fubabee, MTLopez9, ikyoto, CityBitz, DewOnAPetalHome, KMStitchery, PresenceOfColor, EmilyEJewelry and Luxsugar. The Brooklyn Flea is at 176 Lafayette Ave in Fort Greene Brooklyn 10am to 5pm.

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:

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 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.

Where to Find The {NewNew} on May 10 + 11

Come out and browse around Brooklyn and shop for Mother's Day.

This Saturday continues the Brooklyn Indie Market at Smith and Union Street in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. I went last week and it was a great fun atmosphere with music and a variety of vendors, it was great! You can catch Fofolle and WabisabiBrooklyn there from 11 am to 7pm, for directions please visit their website

Also on Saturday is Park Craft Fair in Prospect Park from 10 am to 5 pm our very own CharlieAndSarah and KarensMonsters will be there.

We continue our presence at the Brooklyn Flea on Sunday May 11 with Dewonapetal, Fofolle, KarensMonsters, KimmChi, and WaiSze

The Brooklyn Flea this Sunday from 10am to 5pm at 176 Lafayette Ave in Fort Greene Brooklyn.

Etsy Labs has reopened!

Starting tonight Etsy Labs is open again for their weekly craft nights! Etsy Labs was closed for the past few weeks due to a move from the 6th Floor to the 3rd floor of their 325 Gold Street building. The move is complete and the space looks great:

Julie [below] hosted a live chat on Etsy and gave instructions on how to make a pillow.

Danielle [in the photo below] and Christine worked on sewing the pillows. Check out all the Labs' sewing machines and sergers!

If you'd like to visit the Labs, the space is open to visitors every Monday from 4-8:00. The building is at 325 Gold Street in Brooklyn, which is right near Downtown Brooklyn, a close walk to several subway stops.


Where to Find The {NewNew} on May 3 + 4

This Saturday marks the inauguration of the Brooklyn Indie Market for this season at Smith and Union Street in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn with a unique Indie Fest with musicians, temporary tattoos for the kids, face paintings, kids crafts workshops by Stars and Sprinkles. Come out to see the wares of Fofolle and wabisabi brooklyn 11 am to 7pm, for directions please visit their website

We continue our presence at the Brooklyn Flea on Sunday May 4 with

The Brooklyn Flea this Sunday from 10am to 5pm at 176 Lafayette Ave in Fort Greene Brooklyn

Oh my, and I almost forget the Hearts & Crafts Affair at Cafe Grumpy at 193 Meserole Avenue (at Diamond St.) from 11 to 6. You'll see our very own YoursTrulyXoxo, NewYorkClocks and Stereoette. I heart Hearts and Crafts.

Coming up this week.....

--Check out the {NewNew} at the second week of the Brooklyn Flea in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. The Flea is on Sunday from 10 - 5:00. At the right: DewonaPetal's photo of Cakehouse at the {NewNew} booth on April 6th.

--Visit the MJSA (Manufacturing Jewelers and Suppliers of America) Expo on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday at the Javits Center. Hoover and Strong and Rio Grande will be among the exhibitors of jewelry-making tools, supplies, and components.

--See 75 international photography galleries in the AIPAD Photography Show this weekend at the Park Avenue Armory (at 67th and Park). The show runs from Thursday the 10th to Sunday the 13th.

--3rd Ward in Williamsburg, Brooklyn is hosting an open house party all day on Saturday the 12th. The party will include an arts and crafts swap, art tutorials, and evening performances.

--{NewNew} members: don't forget April's meeting on Monday the 14th. Drink wine, snack on homemade goodies, and swap craft supplies and handmade items. I'm hosting this month--- let me know if you have any questions.


Re-cap of the Brooklyn Homeshow

Yesterday was the Brooklyn Homeshow, a unique event brought together by Michelle of Chelleline who graciously offered up her apartment to nine other vendors to host a one day shopping event. We set up shop early in the day, and opened the doors to shoppers by 10.

Despite pouring rain, many people came from New Jersey, Queens, and even Conneticut to support the indie community. It was really great. It was fun to chat with people and find out about how they heard about the show.

The vendors offered products ranging from original photography, gocco prints, collage cards, hand made jewelry, felted pin cushions, crocheted pins, scarves, neckwarmers, silkscreened shirts, unique dresses and bags, and even original photography. It really was quite a range, that all worked really well together, something for everyone.

AnnWilkinsonPhotography - Original Photography
BetterThanJam - Silkscreened Apparel & Accessories
Chelleline - Collaged cards
FadingFlowers - Gocco Prints
feille - Crocheted Accessories
Fubabee - Stationary & Invitations
joannetracydesigns - Jewelry
Kimmchi - Silkscreened Apparel
KreatedByKarina - Soap
MsKittyFantastico - Crafts & Accessories
TheHandOfFatima - Vintage Jewelry

Coming up this week.....

--This Saturday from 10-5 is the Brooklyn Homeshow, a small craft show put on by a dozen Etsy sellers. There will be food and drinks, shopping, and most importantly, several members of the {New New} group! It's in Park Slope, Brooklyn at the corner of 11th Street and 4th Avenue; there will be signs pointing to the building.

--On Sunday from 12-4:00, Craft Magazine will be holding a party at Make Workshop at 195 Christie Street in Manhattan.

--On Thursday, March 6 from 7-10PM, the Museum of Arts and Design and the Church of Craft will be hosting a DIY salon at the Museum of Arts and Design. The event will include crafting (embroidery, buttonmaking, fiber art) and a live DJ, as well as a guided tour at 8:00 of the museum's new embroidery exhibit.

--3rd Ward in Brooklyn is hosting a free class in vector graphics using Photoshop Illustrator. The deadline to sign up is today, March 5.... the class is Monday, March 10 from 7-10:00. Upcoming free classes include stenciling (class title=These Ain't Your Momma's Stencils) and Macintosh computer tips and tricks.

--If you're into fashion design or a fan of Project Runway, check out Tim Gunn at the 92nd Street Y on Tuesday, March 11, discussing design and fashion.

--Make Workshop in Manhattan has an ongoing schedule of crafting classes. Coming up this week they have two sewing classes, a soldering workshop, and a wallpaper-making workshop.

--A series of six nature photography classes starts Thursday March 6 at Wave Hill in the Bronx; a single class is an affordable $20. Throughout the spring there continues to be a variety of classes focusing on nature and art.

Connecticut Team at the Brooklyn Homeshow

Woooo! It has been quite an afternoon! I have been a busy little beaver, working on all sorts of exciting new projects. One of them being my table display for the Brooklyn Home Show! I think if I were any more excited about this I'd wet myself.
Aside from being a devoted member of the {NewNew} York Etsy Street Team, I am also team leader of the CT Team. So my little fantasy is to have these teams work in conjunction with each other. One big happy Etsy Team family! In my efforts to do that, I have offered the CT team my table to display some of their handiwork at this upcoming event, as well as my own. It took a lot of blood sweat and tears, but I think I am finally getting somewhere with this.
I have included some pictures as a sneak peek of what my table will offer! But by all means stop by the show! The ladies on this New York team are incredibly talented and saavy crafters! I am constantly inspired to make my work better. So stop in and say hello! We'd love to see you there! (More details are available at

Brooklyn Homeshow Treasury

The fabulously awesome MsKittyFantastico snagged an Etsy Treasury for our Brooklyn Homeshow participants.

You'll find shirts from KimmChi, jewelry from JoanneTracyDesigns, soaps by KreatedByKarina, that great monkey brooch as well as knits and accessories from MsKittyFantastico, botanicals by HamsaCustomCrafts and illustrations by FadingFlowers.

The show itself will take place in Park Slope Brooklyn on March 8 - mark your calendars and check out the Brooklyn Homeshow website for more information and to register for a free gift bag. More to come as the date approaches.

-Kimm aka

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....


*New* Brooklyn Flea!

"With the April 6 launch date of the Brooklyn Flea just over two months away, we've decided to launch a blog that will serve both as a way for you to stay up on news about the Flea and as a way for us to solicit feedback about the many decisions we still have to make. In case you're just tuning in, for the past several months we've been planning to launch what we're hoping will be the biggest and most interesting flea market in the city on the Bishop Loughlin schoolyard on Lafayette Avenue in Fort Greene (map). It's a 40,000-square-foot space, so we've got a lot of room to work with.

We use the term "flea market" with both affection and a wink and a nod because, as you'll see from perusing the preliminary vendor list to the right, while the Brooklyn Flea will offer plenty of flea market meat-and-potatoes (vintage clothing, music and furniture), it will also have an exciting mix of local designers, artists and crafties. Eric Demby, Marty Markowitz's former speechwriter and general man-about-Brooklyn, has been working full time since December pulling all the details together (he'll also be writing the lion's share of posts on this blog going forward). If you have questions, suggestions or gripes, you can reach him at Or feel free to leave a comment below. If you're a vendor that wants to sign up or get more information, please do so here.

Happy Hunting!

Mr. B"


The NewNew at the Atlantic Antic

Come Join members of
The NewNew Etsy Street Team

at various locations along Atlantic Avenue
The 33rd Annual, Atlantic Antic,
Sunday September 26, 2004, 10AM - 6PM
Atlantic Avenue between Hicks Street and Fourth Avenue in Downtown Brooklyn
Will be on Atlantic between 3rd and 4th Aves - Will be at 394 Atlantic Ave, in front of LAYERS Boutique, between Hoyt + Bond