Monday, December 28, 2009

Bows for Sale on Etsy!

Ladies and Gents!

I've finally started a modest bow headband shop on Etsy! Thanks Keiko for the help!
I hope you check it out!
My two models are both named Elizabeth!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Holiday Crafts

One thing that I hate about attending school out-of-state is not being able to bring and store all of my arts and crafts supplies in my dorm room. I decided to make a Christmas ornament for the FIT athletic director, who did so much for the cross-country team this semester. I also made picture frames with our team picture for my two coaches. Let me tell you, I really wished I had my glitter glue and scrapbook supplies. I had to make do with super glue, glitter, fabric, and cardboard. When I finished, I was actually very pleased with the end result...If you can't tell from the photos, FIT is the home of the tigers. I think only about 40% of FIT students actually know what are school mascot is.
Last week, I also got to go to the Martha Stewart Show. EVERYONE was required to wear a holiday sweater. If you weren't wearing one, you couldn't go and see the show. I picked up this white sweater at the Salvation Army and embellished it myself! Not too tacky... I ended up being disappointed because after all the trouble the show went through to get us to wear holiday sweaters (and after all the work and money I put into making my sweater) the audience didn't even get any air time. None. I think Martha was just exercising her power. That's all.Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Bust Holiday Craftacular

I thought I was going to be one of the first 500 in line...I got to the event around ten, and the line was already wrapped around the block. I was hoping hoping hoping I could score one of the Craftactular gift bags, but I rolled out of bed a little to late. I knew I should have taken my scooter...and a bigger tote bag. Here are the goodie bags that I did not score: (
The Bust Holiday Craftacular was a big event of handmade product vendors with all sorts of cool gifts for the holidays. I love buying handmade gifts. I picked up a pair of earrings by Bonnie English for my Secret Santa game. Shhhh! Don't tell!

I'm so happy I got to see Keiko and Kim! They had a whole bunch of awesome items at their Postlapsaria booth.

Here are just few of my favorite vendors that I saw along the way:
Beacon Bookmarks has these great gifts from the Hudson Valley for your reader friend.
Resurface Design had these artsy lamps for sale. What a bright idea! Okay, I think I went too far with that pun, but seriously, you can find a lamp that would match any room.I'm on the stud bandwagon right now with the rest of fashion. I love the studs. I was so excited by these gloves that I forgot to grab a business card. I am such a bad blogger! I only remember them telling me that they had a booth at the Brooklyn Flea in Fort Greene or the Artists and Fleas in Williamsburg. If you know which vendor this is, please let me know so I can update this info!
These Christmas ornaments are completely adorable by Kristen Bronson.
These earrings by Milkweed and Honey caught my eye. They are lightweight and they were drilled by hand. What sorts of handmade treasures did you find or make this holiday?