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!

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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

Spring Handmade Cavalcade Tomorrow!

Coasters by Simplynu
Cinco de Mayo is tomorrow, May 5th  and so is the Spring Handmade Cavalcade. 
Come celebrate with us and do a little shopping! 
35 designers, artists and crafters of the Etsy NY Team will be selling their wares. The market takes place from 11 to 4 and is being held at Littlefield  622 Degraw St (between 3rd and 4th Aves) in Brooklyn.

Mother's day is also around the corner. Pick up something special for the mom in your life. Or why not treat yourself!

Wish by Felicity

cards by myzoetrope

soaps by Nordea Soaperie

All items are designed and made by NYC artists. Come explore what the Etsy NY team has to offer!

 Littlefield can be reached by a number of subways, including the R (Union Street station), the F or G (Carroll Street stop) or the 2, 3

Go Green & Spring Cavalcade :: 2 markets. 1 day.

Saturday is a big day! It's May 5th, which means it's Cinco de Mayo. In our world of handmade goodies, it's also the Spring Handmade Cavalcade AND the Go Green! Greenpoint Earth Day Festival.

With so much handmade-goodness going on in one day, how do you see it all?? First, a visit to Hopstop. Have you used this before? Awesome for getting directions in the city that do not include a car. Holla for public transportation. Click here for directions from one market to the other. They aren't very far apart, but there will be a train (or 2) involved. Travel time is approximately 8 minutes, but you know how the train can be on the weekend.

{Go Green! last year. Hope the weather is as nice}

We have events going on all the time as well as participation from our team members in weekend markets all over the 5 boroughs. Check our events page for more.

One more note - May 3rd, tomorrow, is the start of Shop Your Values Week. If you like to shop locally, ethically and/or sustainably, this is your week to join thousands of others by using the power of your wallet. Support your local markets & business people!

Outright.com, a Spring Handmade Cavalcade Sponsor

Today I am pleased to reintroduce a familiar resource to entrepreneurs, the free online financial management website Outright.com. Jennifer Dunn of Outright is a regular contributor here on the Etsy {New York} blog, and you can find a myriad of her helpful tax and accounting advice in her previous posts.

Outright is proud to be a sponsor of the Spring Handmade Cavalcade which is happening this Saturday, May 5th, from 11am - 5pm at Littlefield in the Gowanus neighborhood of Brooklyn. Not only does Outright provide a great free online accounting tool, it helps small business owners in particular organize their finances in an easy, smart way by pulling accounts into one, easy-to-navigate place. Furthermore, Outright automatically categorizes transactions in a way the IRS expects, so your records are always up-to-date and you can view estimates of what you owe at any time. Hop on over to Outright's excellent website and give it a trial spin, and see how much easier it makes your life!

Many artisans from the Etsy {New York} Street Team use Outright and have raved about it. Jane from Hazel Village writes, "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 to anyone who had to keep small business records."

Kelley from Kelley Gudahl Photography says, "Outright makes it very easy to see where your finances stand for the month and overall for the year. There are so many things that you have to worry about in owning a small business and now my bookkeeping isn't one of them."

Thank you Outright for your wonderful accounting system and for your support of the Spring Handmade Cavalcade!

Windows of Agate

Spring Handmade Cavalcade Coming Soon!

Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 5th, for the much anticipated Spring Handmade Cavalcade! Nearly thirty of the best New York City artisans will be selling jewelry, clothing, toys, paper goods, housewares, and more.

In the next couple of weeks, look out for blog posts from our wonderful sponsors! A special thanks to our overall sponsors, Etsy, Outright.com, Square, and Lion Brand Yarn Company. Each of these companies contribute to the work of handmade artisans in very special ways, and we look forward to highlighting them.

In the meantime, please take note of the event details:

Location: Littlefield, 622 Degraw Street, Brooklyn (between 3rd and 4th Avenue)
Date: Saturday, May 5th
Time: 11am - 5pm

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Windows of Agate

The Handmade Cavalcade is Coming to Town!

It's that time of the year again when we all get ready for the return of the Spring Handmade Cavalcade on May 5th. This time our intrepid artists and designers will gather at Littlefield at 622 Degraw Street in Brooklyn.

Wish by Felicity
From 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. shoppers can load up on clothing, jewelry, accessories, paper goods, bath and body treasures, toys, housewares and more, all handmade by some of the most creative local artisans and crafters in the New York City metropolitan area. Hang out and celebrate Cinco de Mayo with our “Cavalcade Cocktail” from your Littlefield bartender, being served specially for this event.

La Muse Kalliope

As with all our events, you are encouraged to arrive early, for the first 100 shoppers will receive an amazing goodie bag packed with a unique sampling of handmade wares from members our Etsy Street Team and local small businesses sponsoring the event. With each purchase, shoppers will also receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win one of three of our prize packages, filled with handmade donations from our talented members.

Better Than Jam
So come and visit with some of your favorites like Windows of Agate and Aperture Agog and discover some new vendors like Tracey Toole and La Muse Kalliope.


Spring Handmade Cavalcade Wrap-Up

With the fifth and final winner of the Spring Handmade Cavalvade Raffle Boxes announced last week, it's time to say a fond farewell to this year's Spring Handmade Cavalcade extravaganza. "Adieu, my sweet, until we meet again next year!"

Photos by Yichen Lin

Thank you once again to our generous sponsors: Etsy, the bestest online handmade marketplace around and the reason the NewNew exists (yay!); The Ink Pad, Lion Brand Yarn and Purl Soho, three local crafting cornerstones; and McClure's Pickles and Swindle Chocolate Truffles, ...YUM!

Thanks also to Slate for their very hip and happening hospitality!

And special thanks to NewNew member Felicity Stiverson of Wish by Felicity for all her hard work coordinating and organizing and otherwise pulling everything together to make the Spring Handmade Cavalcade 2011 a resounding success!

Free {NewNew} Swag Bag - Sneak preview!

When was the last time you got something for nothing? Like...a beautiful screen printed tote bag with free stuff and coupons inside?

(...yes, that's them below!)
(want to see them in the making? Check out the post "Getting Ready for the Spring Cavalcade")

We've done it again loyal shoppers! Over 40 amazing {NewNew} vendors are participating in this year's annual Spring Handmade Cavalcade. We have put together 100 (yes, 100!!) swag bags that contain handmade products, coupons and giveaways that will be free to the first 100 people through the door this Saturday at our event!
(...I heard that last year there was a line around the block!)

Say what? Yes...you did hear me correctly. Free bag, free stuff. (and did I mention they were screen printed by hand?). We love you guys that much.

Keeping in {NewNew} style, each of the bags will be different and unique, just like us. You'll have to wait and see what you get - don't you love surprises?

So maybe your swag bag will have items in it from Leslie of AstorKnot, who makes cute tote bags....

or perhaps something from Martin, of AdornmentsNYC, who designs stunning jewelry?

Beth from BShorr Handmade, who designs knitwear, is contributing several gadget cozies!

Hop on over to our Spring Handmade Cavalcade website to learn more and to see a list of participating vendors!

When: Saturday May 7th (10am-5pm)
Where: 'Slate' in the Flatiron district of Manhattan
What: Handmade shopping, food, music, drinks and fun!!

...and, if you're not one of the first 100 lucky shoppers to receive a free swag bag, you'll still be eligible to win one of 5 raffle swag bags (with even more stuff inside!). You are eligible for one raffle entry for each purchase you make at the event - don't forget to hand in your ticket near the door for your chance to win. Good luck and happy shopping!

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See you on Saturday! :)