Thursday, May 01, 2008

Craft Fairrrr in Brooklyn: May 4!

Just a quick post to tell you about a lovely, roughly semi-annual craft fair in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The Hearts & Crafts Affair takes place this Sunday, May 4 from noon to 6pm in the back of Cafe Grumpy. The coffee's amazing, by the way, so come for the joe and stay for the crafts. I've got new tool belts, aprons and wrist cuffs in the mix so come get 'em (or send a friend) because this stuff sold out at the last Hearts & Crafts Affair last December.



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Happy May Day, all.

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Friday, October 26, 2007

Moving on up

Do you remember your first business card purchase? Well, I just made mine--finally. I'd rather call it my craft card, though. "Business" sounds so corporate. Although I can't say I actually made them.

While I've heard from a reliable source that her cards came out not exactly centered, I still went with VistaPrint for the price and ease of customization. The starting price is $9.99 if you use one of their stock background images; an extra $4.99 gets you a background of your own and another $3.99 gets you a blank back side (a back with VistaPrint advertising is free). Add shipping and it's over $20, but still cheaper and easier to use than other options I researched.

What do you think? Please tell me there isn't a typo.


This is just a crappy screenshot. Many thanks to the awesome Chris (who should write more in that blog) for the polka dot pattern I'm now using throughout the site and now in my promotions. He smartly based it off the fabric I've used in several items in my shop.

Speaking of my site: it's nearing completion, as is the correct CSS for this here blog. In fact, I think my next post will be in the new format. Once everything is launched, I hardly know what I"ll do with myself. Promoting the site and making new things will be the next step, I suppose. I'm thinking: apply to consign with Cut & Paste, submit my stuff to blogs and link exchanges. I'm interested in other suggestions, too.

Off I go!

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Tuesday, May 01, 2007

I'm still alive: Fame and Disgust

I'm back for a moment! Work has zapped me of energy lately, hence the lack of posts in a long, long time. It looks to be calming down now, however, so I'm ready to come out of the stress-induced fog and get cracking. It might be harder than I would like to get out of this slump of inactivity. I noticed that updating this blog helps, so here goes.

Update One: I experienced a bit of Etsy fame last night. Ch-ch-check it out:

Etsy features a different Treasury list every so often, and my mint green tote bag happened to be on this list. No sale, but I got a crazy amount of views and about 20 more people added my shop as a "Favorite". Some lingering Etsy bugs caused me to lose those who "favorited" the bag itself. Le sigh. Thanks to Mellow Being, who alerted me of this and sent the picture. I saw the page in time before it changed--it was really cool to see my bag up there!

I wish my aprons would take pictures of themselves. I need to work up the motivation in the morning before work (and coffee) to take some when there's adequate sunlight. I should make some more, as they make great Mother's Day gifts.

Update Two: Also, I wanted to feature an issue that's really bothering me, brought to my attention via Boing Boing. Todd Goldman, creator of the t-shirt company David & Goliath, is being accused of stealing other artists' ideas and selling them as his own.

Check out the following webpage dedicated to the issue. Pretty unbelievable how Goldman isn't even trying in some instances. No one can say they've never been influenced by another artist's work, but come on! Don't be a jerk; check out licensing before making a derivative work. I know I'll never buy one of his shirts. You shouldn't either, unless you enjoy the idea of someone stealing your ideas and selling them for over $4,000.

Here's one of the Boing Boing articles about it.

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Location: Brooklyn, NY, United States

Crafty to the core, not afraid to talk about mistakes, living by the Girl Scout motto. I'm also a bit of a nerd about a bunch of things.

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