Thursday, October 14, 2010

Do something good! Art and kids.

Many of you know that I teach sewing at 3rdward in Brooklyn. 3rdward is getting together with the Art of Elysium, a charity for children.

 Tonight is the night you can learn how to get involved with this incredible organization that brings art and hope to the children who need it most.

TONIGHT, October 14, 2010
195 Morgan Ave, 7 to 9 pm, FREE and open to the public

At this low-key orientation, discover how The Art of Elysium enables hospitalized children to explore a wide range of artistic mediums so they can gain confidence and find an individual creative voice, even in the midst of overwhelmingly difficult circumstances.

Representatives from The Art of Elysium will introduce the work they do across the country, then you can sign up for specific creative events scheduled over the next two months. The projects range from 2-hour craft gatherings to fashion shows to evening music sessions.

We'll provide complimentary whiskey and wine, live bluegrass and an opportunity to be a part of something much larger than yourself.

Learn more about The Art of Elysium at:

RSVP at:

P.S. Plus! Some Open Call updates ... Stay tuned on October 21st, when we're announcing our most recent Open Call winner. And, the deadline for our biggest and most exciting contest yet is coming up soon on October 27th. Art Takes Miami will award the winner $10,000 AND an inclusion in an exclusive feature booth at the Scope Art Show in Miami. Send us your very best work at:

3rd Ward

195 Morgan Avenue

Brooklyn New York  11237

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Crafts in Chelsea One Day Only!

This Saturday, October 16th, is Crafts in Chelsea.
Over 100 local artists and craftsters will be selling their custom made goods and celebrating all DIY.

The Greta Cinnamon Floral- water resistant
Yours truly will also be selling her goods. Come check out my new bags, boys ties, fleece stroller blankets and the houselinens in new patterns!

Am I forgetting anything? ooh yea the new pet beds I have, one side fleece and the other side faux fur. What animal doesn't love these?

Hermes, a happy customer. Looks good with his siamese coat.

Ok so not to focus completely on me. Check out these other cool vendors.
Crafts in Chelsea sponsored by the newnew

Hope to see you there!

Saturday 10 to 5!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Maker Faire 2010 in NYC

The Maker Faire had it's first successful event in NYC at the NY Hall of Science in Corona Queens.
I was fortunate enough to work at the Burda Style booth and receive an all weekend pass into the faire. Burda Style is an online pattern resource center.

The Maker Faire is for anything that is made. It is not just crafts, it's a community of Makers who share their projects and skills. MAKE is what-you-MAKE-it. It's a growing DIY movement of people who look at things a little differently and who just might spark the next generation of scientists, engineers and makers.

At the Burda Booth we were teaching people how to sew up a simple drawstring bag. People who never used a sewing machine made a bag! I think we have turned 100s of people into craftsters!

After my shift ended I was able to walk around and visit many of the creative and inspirational booths.

Not only that but I also learned how to crochet at the National NeedleArts Stitchzone!
Want to learn how to knit or crochet? Visit

Are all of your friends having babies? Too many trips to Babys r us? Get something fun, cute and unique for the little humans. Michelle Jones at Hoosier Magnolia in Boston has thee most adorable items, all made in the USA by her.

If you missed this years Maker Faire definitely try to get there next year and learn how to make something!