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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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 can you find me in April 2009

See that little calendar on your right hand side. That tells you when and where you can shop with me in person. In fact, you can see me this Sunday in Brooklyn at the Opening Weekend of the Brooklyn Indie Market.

I’m getting the rest of my Spring/Summer show calendar together for you and hope to see you soon.

Upcoming Events
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Sunday, April 5, 2009 – 11 am to 6 pm
Brooklyn Indie Market
2009 Opening Weekend
Brooklyn, NY
Saturday, April 18, 2009 – 12 pm to 8 pm
Artist and Fleas
Brooklyn, NY

Sunday, April 19, 2009* – 11 am to 4 pm
Go Greenpoint Earth Day Celebration
Brooklyn, NY

Saturday, April 25, 2009
Curves and Cocktails – The Ultimate Girls Night Out for Women with Curves
New York, NY
* Note: On days market with an asterisk, I’m vending with my very talented jeweler friend Yania of Yania Creations. Her jewelry is like wearing little stars twinkling around your neck or floating from your ears. Really delicate and beautiful work. Yania will also be at the Curves and Cocktails event on the 25th.

303Grand/Artist and Fleas Market starts today!

On March 12th, 13th, and 14th, 303GRAND will be teaming up with Artists & Fleas, for a fun indoor market complete with workshops! There will be up to 20 vendors each day, along with some amazing workshops for you to take part in! Please come out to support local designers, have some free drinks, do a workshop, and chill out to some tunes by dj VDRK!

I will be vending on Saturday, March 14th 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Please check me out!! I wanted to do a cardmaking workshop but they decided not to do workshops on Saturday but I plan on doing some soon!

My fellow NewNew team member Nguyen of KnitKnit will be hosting a fabulous needle felting class tomorrow that you must check out. She’s teaching you how to make little birdies like below. Aww how sweet! Details are here.

More details about 303Grand here!

It’s Your LAST CHANCE to see me in person in 2008!

This Saturday and Sunday, I will be vending with my buddy Yania of Yania Creations at the Brooklyn Lyceum.
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The Brooklyn Lyceum’s 1st (of many) Artisans’ Craft Market, falls right before the BIG OLE HOLIDAY that everyone must SHOP for. But this ain’t the MALL. Here you’ll vendors selling wonderful wares, all handcrafted in and around New York City.
SHOP LOCAL THIS HOLIDAY AND FOREVER!
DATES: SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, DECEMBER 20 AND 21, 2008
TIMES: 11:00 AM until 7:00 PM
LOCATION: BROOKLYN LYCEUM + CAFE
227 4th Avenue, between Union and President Streets, Park Slope
Click here for a street map, showing subway station too.
TRAIN: R train at Union St, in Park Slope. We are right atop the station.
15 minutes from Lower Manhattan! So easy.
Click here for a subway map
SPECIAL SHOPPING PROMOTION: Shoppers, spend $100 or more at the market, and receive 2 comp tickets to one of a choice of future Lyceum events. Grab a coupon when you enter the market.
VENDORS: At last count there were 65 other vendors besides Yania and me. Wares will be wide ranging: accessories, jewelry, art, clothing, cards, home goods, and other great stuff
LYCEUM: They’ll be selling coffee, beer and wine and a DJ will keep the crowd moving. This is an indoor show so they have the necessities such as bathrooms and heat!!!
Hope to see you there!!!

Handmade Faire WrapUp – Finally!!!

Well last week I did the Handmade Faire in Waretown, NJ. What an absolutely awesome show! Well organized and great vendors. Abbie and Pola did a first class job! It was my first showing of just my own products and I realize I really have to get cracking on my production and displays. Got to meet more members of the EtsyNJ Team and even picked up alittle something for myself and the kid from Kecia of Lemoncholy’s.

OMG! Can I just say her stuff is AMAZING!! I had to drag myself away from the table with one item for me and one for the kid. I can only hope to be at her level of design with collage/mixed media.

Box for Evie:

Free Pendant

My Pendant which I absolutely love!