Crafts In Chelsea! Saturday, October 17, 2009, 10am to 5pm

21st street between 8-9 Avenues, Chelsea

I’ll be there selling my holiday cards and ornaments, with my brand new tent!!!

PS 11 is partnering with The {NewNew} – a local NY Metro group of Etsy Sellers, to close 21st Street between 8th and 9th Avenues, to host Crafts in Chelsea. A fall handmade delight of the finest handmade arts and crafts the New York Metro are has to offer. From elegant jewelry to unique upcycled handbags, to cutting edge fashions, artwork, and more! All handmade within the New York Tri-state region.

There will be something for everyone with free food for kids, games, bouncy castles and a petting zoo inside the school – all to occupy the children, leaving the parents free to shop the best handmade goods in the Metro New York area!

Chelsea is a mecca for a fine design aesthetic, attracting much of the demographic that at one time made the West Village the trendiest neighborhood in town. Some of New York’s finest dining can be found on Eigth Avenue, and numerous upscale hotels have opened in the area this year. It is a family friendly neighborhood with a cutting edge night life–a stone’s throw from the Empire State Building and Times Square.

Sunday, Sept 20, 2009, 12 pm to 7 pm — Brooklyn Urban Arts Market — That’s Where You’ll Find Me

From the Myrtle Minute:

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Party and shop locally through out September! The Brooklyn Urban Arts Market returns to Clinton Hill on all four Sundays this September, taking place on Myrtle Avenue between Emerson and Grand near the PrattStore. This is Brooklyn’s answer to those commonplace street fairs that take place in Manhattan – this open-air market will house 50 local artisans, vendors, and entrepreneurs hand-selected for their innovative creations, fresh urban perspective and DIY spirit.

The music is back too, and we’re happy to report that local favorites Soul Summit will spin the closing set at every event! We’re bringing back live music too, with a special treat for the kids – each event will kick off with a youth band, including the School of Rock All Stars!

We’ve added a new dimension to this year’s event – we’re actually closing 7 blocks on Myrtle Avenue from Emerson to Clinton as part of DOT’s Weekend Walks Initiative. Move About Myrtle will take place at the same time as BUAM, and will transform the Clinton Hill portion of Myrtle into an active, pedestrian-friendly public space perfect for walking, cycling, dancing, and people-watching.

As if Move About Myrtle isn’t enough, you can be sure that we’ll be working to help our existing merchants take advantage of this flurry of foot traffic – we’ve got a number of plans in the works to get our visitors to travel the avenue, including the distribution of our new shopping guide and a sort of Myrtle Avenue shopping scavenger hunt (more on that soon).

Check back in early August at the Myrtle Minute or at our partner’s website, http://www.bam.org for the more info and the latest updates. Major funding for the Brooklyn Urban Arts Market was generously provided by Deutsche Bank Foundation.

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Sounds like fun so come join me. I’ll have back to school goodies and some early holiday offerings.

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Where you can find me in June 2009?

Edited: 6/3/09

New month, new calendar!

June shows kick off early. I’m at Bogota Day in Bogota, NJ, Saturday and Jersey City’s Cultural Arts Festival in Jersey City, NJ, Sunday. I’m sharing with Yania of Yania Creations all month so as always you get the best paper, the best jewelry, all in one stop!

Upcoming Events
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Saturday, June 6, 2009 – 12 pm to 8 pm
Bogota Day Flea Market
Olsen Park
Bogota, NJ

Sunday, June 7, 2009 – 1 pm to 7 pm
Jersey City Cultural Arts Festival
Liberty State Park – Central Railroad Terminal
http://www.libertystatepark.org/

Sunday, June 14, 2009 – 10 am to 7 pm
Fine Arts & Designer Crafts on Bleeker Street
New York, NY

Sunday, June 21, 2009 – 11 am to 6 pm
Seventh Heaven Street Fair
Brooklyn, NY

Saturday, June 27, 2009 11:00AM – 3:00PM
Curves in the City – Shopping Soiree
http://www.fffweek.com
Ripley Grier Studios
520 8th Avenue (bet. 36th and 37th Streets)
16th Floor, Room 17D
New York, NY
*** Must have I.D. to enter bldg.

Hope to see you!

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Saturday’s Curves and Cocktails event

That’s me holding one of my new Curvy Girl Cards. (From Masque Magazine’s site)

Sorry for the delay on the recap. I had to finish up a Organizational Behavior paper I had due. 😛
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As usual, I was running a bit late. Wardrobe malfunction. I just could not find a thing to wear. I wanted a red shirt but couldn’t find one that fit right. (Seven weeks into a workout routine and my body is still figuring out where it wants to be.) So I find an old halter top…not my first choice but I really didn’t think I should go for anything where the “girls” would be on display. I’m selling paper here, okay.

I didn’t know quite what to expect. Not only was this my first time as a vendor at this type of event, it was my first time attending one. Plus I had been saving my new Curvy Girl collection to be launched special at Curves and Cocktails.

What can I say…Aja and crew did their thing!

The location was perfect. Intimate but bright and a perfect backdrop for the variety of vendors present. My girl Yania was selling her fabulous jewelry across the room where it twinkled in the sun. Fellow vendors and customers were friendly even some introduced themselves while browsing my table. I spent alot of time speaking with fashion consultant and designer, Darryl Jagga, who was my table neighbor. You really need to look at his design book and he specializes in plus sizes. TO DIE FOR.

I admit I had a moment where I was a bit starstruck. First Maddy Jones of Plus Model Magazine stopped by my table where she was joined by Mia Amber Davis. Aaack!!! She is like one of my plus size model idols. (I promise I’m not a perv, Mia, but you are even more gorgeous in person.)

I also had the chance to meet quite a few people in the blogsphere including bloggers for Luvin My Curves, Masque Magazine, and Style Without Limit. All added to my Twitter and Google Reader.

Best part, the end of the day old school mix by DJ Stealth. Good music always make cleaning go fast.

Great vibe, great food, great fun! And oh yeah, great selling day too! Hey when you can make money and have fun, its “A Good Day”.

I made sure to let Aja know I’m available for any event she wants me. And I absolutely mean it. Great show, well organized, and great people. Would definitely work with them again.

Just some pics:

From Techie’s blog:
http://techieinnyc.blogspot.com/2009/04/42509-curves-cocktails-avenets-loft.html

From Luvin’ My Curves blog:
http://luvinmycurves.blogspot.com/2009/04/on-scene-curves-cocktails.html

From Masque Magazine
http://masquemagazine.com/2009/04/28/curves-cocktails-recap/

From N. Danielle’s Flickr set
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ndanielleimages/sets/72157617273353133/

I managed to snap a few crowd pics but I need to download them from the camera.

Where you can find me in May 2009

It’s that time again…its getting hot. You have to come see me in person. See that little calendar on your right hand side. That tells you when and where I’m selling. In fact, you can see me this Saturday and Sunday at the Anti-Depression Session Craft Market of Brooklyn Lyceum.

Upcoming Events
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Saturday, May 2, 2009 – 11 am to 6 pm
Sunday, May 3, 2009
11 am to 6 pm
Brooklyn Lyceum Craft Market: The Anti-Depression Session!
http://www.bkcraftcentral.com/
Brooklyn, NY
Saturday, I’m sharing with Yania of Yania Creations (my partner in crime). I will have plenty of Mother’s Day cards for you. I may even have a few Graduation and Father’s Day too. Buy a card, buy some jewelry from Yania, you’re set!
Sunday I’m by myself and I’ll be lonely. Come see me!

Saturday, May 9, 2009 – 10 am to 6 pm
Prospect Park Craft Festival
http://www.geocities.com/parkcraft/
Brooklyn, NY
I’m sharing with Yania again. Psst! This is your last chance to get those last minute Mother’s Day cards. You really don’t want to be in the doghouse this year! Again shop with me and Yania and you’re set. Card…piece of jewelry…Mother’s Day shopping done, dude!