Monday, March 24, 2008

SPECIMEN @ Brooklyn Flea

i am getting more and more excited about the upcoming opening weekend of the BROOKLYN FLEA in two weeks, and it seems every day i find out another person i know will be selling there! for example, my friend carrie will debut her new jewelry line, Specimen:

Hello friends!

Come kick off spring by checking out "specimen" at Ft. Greene's all
new Brooklyn Flea: happening in exactly 2 weeks! It's rumored to be
the hottest thing next to molten lava.

A quick specimen sample:

(Supposedly specimen will get a shout out in the NyMag that is
released tomorrow....)

SUNDAY, April 6th is the big kickoff of the Flea, located in Ft.
Greene at the corner of Lafayette & Vanderbilt. There will be plenty
of food, freaks and fun to last us through the summer.
Here's the official blog:

I will be sharing a space with the one & only Melody Baker:

hope to see you there-under my new red tent. ride your bike!


Thursday, March 20, 2008

Lola Staar's DREAMLAND Roller Rink

my friend and fellow local independent designer (i used to sell her t's in my shop, back in the day!), dianna carlin a.k.a. LOLA STAAR has miraculously persuaded one of the Coney Island developers to open a roller rink! the first incarnation is temporary, but if it proves successful it will hopefully become a permanent fixture in the 'new' Coney landscape. dianna has had a souvenir shop on the boardwalk for 8 years now; definitely check it out next time you're there! you can read her whole inspirational story in this NY Observer article.

the opening party for the skating rink is saturday from 6-9; the basic deets are in the flyer above (click to see it bigger) and the full-on scoop is here. it's totally FREE, but don't forget to RSVP! see you with skates on!!!

Friday, March 14, 2008

embroidery @ treehouse this sunday!

embroider away this sunday!
at treehouse 5-7pm.
embroidery stitches at treehouse

treehouse craft corner

*Stitch Away*
this Sunday 5-7! (only a couple spots left)
In this one session extravaganza, you'll learn 12 classic embroidery stitches and be off and running to custom-decorate everything you own! Like that basic slip dress that begs a little something perty for spring...After making a basic stitch sampler, Cal will guide you through planning your own personal project. All supplies included ...including tasty treats!...Stitch away!
Sunday, 3/16- 5-7pm, $40
sign up today!

kisses from the branches,
siri & rebecca treehouse*

psssst.... don't forget about the winter sale on everything warm, fuzzy, and /or with 30% OFF!
treehouse brooklyn
430 graham ave
btw withers & frost sts.
brooklyn, new york 11211

(718) 482-TREE

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Bazaar Bizarre at the Maker Faire in California

Bazaar Bizarre Maker Faire is now accepting Vendor Applications!

Applications are being accepted from 3/1/08 to 3/12/08. You will be notified as to whether or not you are accepted by 3/16/08.

The Bazaar Bizarre is a juried craft fair that selects vendors based on various elements such as:
· Individuality
· DIY-sensibility
· Quality of work
· Diversity of Products

Each year we have a different guest panel of judges from diverse organizations and backgrounds to ensure a unique and quality showcase of crafters and products.

Traditionally we have received more vendor applications than there are vendor spaces. So the more information you provide in your application-the more we'll be able to consider when making our decision.

One vendor space may be shared amongst more than one crafter. Just be sure to give us information about all the crafters involved on the application.

Where and When Is This Event?

This is a two-day event being held the following weekend:

Saturday May 3rd, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday May 4th, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

This Bazaar Bizarre event is happening as a part of Make Magazine and Craft Zine Maker Faire 2008. The entire event takes place at the San Mateo Fairgrounds. Last year's Maker Faire drew over 40,000 attendees.

Please see for more program information

What promotional opportunities are available?
Cross-Promos, Giveaways and Advertising opportunities may be available. Email us at if you have any interest participating in these kind of opportunities

Are you looking for volunteers?
Yes! Please contact us for more info at
Please put VOLUNTEER in the subject title.

Thanks again for all your support! We are excited to put on this event and look forward to reviewing your application! And please help us spread the word about Bazaar Bizarre and Maker Faire!

Bazaar Bizarre Maker Faire Organizers