Outright.com, A Spring Handmade Cavalcade Sponsor

Outright.com is already a familiar face on the Etsy New York blog, and today we would like to showcase them again as an official sponsor for the Spring Handmade Cavalcade. As you know, Outright.com is the alternative to Mint for small businesses. They have been a lifesaver to many of Etsy New York's members by providing a convenient, easy-to-use accounting tool that takes the guesswork out of bookkeeping and tax prep.

Etsy New York members have had the following great things to saw about Outright.com:

They make it very easy to see where your finances stand for the month and overall for the year. There are so many things you have to worry about in owning a small business and now my bookkeeping isn't one of them.

Very Satisfied Etsy New York Member

I've used Outright.com for a year and a half, and it has saved my butt at tax time twice now. My PayPal and my business bank account (therefore Etsy, Square, and Big Cartel) all link to it. I'm so bad at keeping up with bookkeeping, so it's been totally lifesaving to have it automated. The interface is easy to use too. I would recommend Outright.com to anyone who has had to keep small business records.

Happy Etsy New York Member 

Outright.com costs nothing to sign up! Hop on over to their website and make your bookkeeping life easier. And be sure to check out the Outright.com tips that come up on this blog! 

See you at the Spring Handmade Cavalcade!

Spring Handmade Cavalcade

The City Quilter, a Spring Handmade Cavalcade Sponsor

Today we are pleased to introduce another Spring Handmade Cavalcade sponsor, The City Quilter! A haven for quilters all over the city, The City Quilter is a one-stop shop for anything you could ever need. Step inside and behold bolts of beautifully arranged fabrics, rotary cutters, books, batting, scissors. Want to learn how to quilt but don't know where to start? The City Quilter offers an assortment of wonderful classes to get you started. Need inspiration? Check out the only Art Quilt Gallery in New York City, which is located right inside their store!

Beth Carney, Chaos and Chasms, Art Quilt Gallery Show from March 5 - April 13

Furthermore, The City Quilter offers a range of beautiful New York themed fabric, including city scenes and skylines.

Susy's New York

Many thanks to The City Quilter for sponsoring our event! They will have a host of materials and class schedules at the Spring Handmade Cavalcade, so please stop by the information table when you're there!

Purl SoHo, A Spring Handmade Cavalcade Sponsor

The Spring Handmade Cavalcade is coming up in less than a month! Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 4th, between the hours of 10am and 5pm at The Space in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

This year we have a host of incredible sponsors, one of which is the lovely Purl SoHoPurl SoHo is a treasure, offering an incredible assortment of luxurious yarns and brilliant fabrics! With their popular blog, The Purl Bee, they offer tutorials and project journals galore. Visit their website or their store and you will never lack for inspiration or creative energy!

Purl SoHo has recently launched a new line of Purl SoHo super soft merino yarn, and they have graciously donated one skein for each swag bag given out at the Spring Handmade Cavalcade! Be one of the first 100 shoppers to score one of the most scrumptious yarns you'll ever see!

After getting your skein of yarn, check out their wonderful tutorials for project ideas. What will you make with your yarn?

Do you need a baby gift? Check out the Super Easy Crib Blanket Tutorial.

What about a new cowl to start off the spring? Take a look at the Garter Gaitor project!

As the weather warms, ditch those chunky mittens and knit up a pair of fingerless gloves.

Many thanks to Purl SoHo for sponsoring the Spring Handmade Cavalcade! Again, be sure to get to the event early to get a swag bag. More Purl SoHo information will be available at a table at the Cavalcade!

Spring Handmade Cavalcade

Op art at the Paris Spring 13 Shows

Op art is hot for Spring 13.  Mod, monochrome, A-line, checkerboard and bee hive hairdos! Marc Jacobs seems to out do himself every time for Louis Vuitton.  H&M is sure to have similar apparel for those of us who can't afford the brilliant Marc Jacobs.

Swoops of color blocking by Jonathan Saunders

Burglar stripes as the NY Times Magazine calls it. 

Michael Kors

I love the way he has the combination of stripes and solids and it is still aesthetically pleasing.

Marc Jacobs above.

If you plan on dressing up as the hamburglar for Halloween you will be spot on!

To see more runway pics check out NY Times Mag online or Vogue online.

Tracey Toole