brooklyn bound.

don’t fret. i’m not moving there. been there, done that! i am happily staying put in philadelphia. but soon, as in tomorrow, i will be setting up shop at renegade craft fair in brooklyn. i’m so excited! i have been working on plenty of new stuff and even a new booth backdrop which i think is going to be really cool. what wasn’t cool about the backdrop however, was making it.

there i was yesterday, in my 3rd floor studio, no air conditioning and just a tiny little fan, in my underwear and a tank top (after you have read this, please erase that visual from your minds eye) sewing together 10 yards worth of strips of fabric. 100 degrees and a pile of fabric on my lap does not a happy jay make.

if you are a new yorker or a brooklynite or just love unique crafted goods and are in the tri state area, stop by and say hi! i will be located at BOOTH #78. heads up! the forecast is calling for rain…so come prepared with umbrellas and rain boots and a wallet overflowing with cash or credit cards. i am also accepting wooden nikels.

hope see you there at the fair!


busy beaver.

i am preparing for the renegade craft fair next weekend in brooklyn.

i have been doing tons of work in preparation for the big event! you guessed it…loads of circle cutting. i did get a circle cutter contraption since my last post, as suggested by a loyal reader. i was so darn excited about it, but it doesn’t cut through fabric and the fusible web i use to secure the circles. i do have another lead on a product that just may save the day, but for the time being, i am more than happy to just sit and cut circles and watch saved by the bell. i do love me some zach morris, lisa turtle and jessie spano!

i am unveiling some brand new skirts, dresses, scarves, ties and headbands which i think are so super fun! also making an appearance will be a rather large amount of my more seasoned stock and about a million screenprinted tee shirts which will be on deep discount!

if you are in the new york/brooklyn area next weekend…stop by and say hi! i will be located in booth #179. randomly, i now leave you with some shots of my pets (woody the cat and vern the dog) for they are the only creatures that can tolerate my “i’m doing work and it’s 90 degrees and i have a stinky armpit” lifestyle i’ve been living for the past few weeks.