Friday, September 28, 2007

Sewing Machine Deficit

I recently began subletting an apartment in Brooklyn, NY with a Colombian gentleman who is overly friendly, but very gracious in allowing me to use the entire living room as my own personal space. However, because of my temporary condition at this location, I couldn't bring many things with me. I have, though, managed to pile crap in every nook of this living room.

I have not, however, been able to bring my sewing machine, which makes me very sad. Every time I think of a new project, it inevitably invovles a sewing machine at some point in the process. I've had to find ways around it. For example, I've switched to knitting slouchy legwarmers. They seem to be a hit on Etsy, so I'll premier them officially on the website soon, and get some more up. More will most certainly be on their way, as I'm headed to a yarn store after I get out of work here (armed with the paycheck I received today).

Monday, September 17, 2007

This Weekend in the Fair World

I've been struggling for a while to enter a craft fair that I can really support--past experiences have shown that I can neither pick the right line at the grocery store, or the right craft fair to attend. Two sets of shows are coming up, however, that could prove highly interesting, though I will unfortunately not be able to participate in as a vendor.

The first is this IAMFestival in New London, CT this coming Saturday the 22nd. It's an Indie Music Fest that's also got a craft fair attached. This isn't the first year it is running, but I'm not sure the turnout. A new friend on etsy.com is going to report back, as she'll be selling there.

The second is the weekly Indie Craft Open Market in Brooklyn, NY, in Carroll Gardens off the G train. I'll be stopping by this Saturday to see what good things there are to be had. As I'm new to Brooklyn, and may be here for a while, I'm excited to finally be taking part in the buzz that surrounds this place.

I'll let you know how things go!
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