Friday, October 29, 2010

If you are going to San Francisco...

Make sure to check out the craft market on Market Street.

Unfortunately, we got there on our first day in San Fran just as everyone was packing up. We did come back the next day, and were really pleasantly surprised with the quality of art and crafts offered. One would think, since Market Street is chuck full of tourists, that the only thing you would find would be $5 sunglasses from China. Fortunately, San Fran city fathers and mothers are staying true to their city, and only local artisans and artists are allowed to get permits to sell on the street.

Hooray for San Francisco!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Now, that was something else!

What a weekend! The wind was gusting at 50 mph through the set up and then all day Saturday. Under the circumstances, most sellers were so depressed because the last two years the weather was pretty bad. And bad weather usually translates into bad sales.

Well, not sure what happened this year as opposed to the last few, but people came out in droves, despite the wind and the cold.

Sunday especially. The sun brought out even those that never come to craft shows. At set up on Sunday, we actually had to turn people away and ask them to visit the showroom, because we really needed to leave.

It's a good thing.

Friday, October 15, 2010

This weekend

We are the wonderful Brookdale Park that borders two town in New Jersey, Montclair and Bloomfield. It is particularly exciting, because it is a local show, so family is only 5 minutes away. The second exciting thing is that this show was recently voted one of the 200 Best in the Country by Sunshine Artist, a great honor indeed.

We will be in booth 231, next to the baseball fields. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


This seemed like a too good of a giveaway not to pass it on to you! Hope one of you wins!

This Fall's Crafts in Chelsea event is ramping up to be the biggest show yet! On October 16th, 130 artists and crafters will offer their unique handmade items to the public on 21st Street between 8th and 9th Avenue. To celebrate this day, 13 artisans have generously contributed to a deluxe giveaway. The lucky winner of the giveway will get:

Clockwise from left to right 1. Set of Pinup Coasters from Cards in Stitches, 2. Pillow from Elements 4 Inspired Living, 3. Amigurumi Keychain with Trinket Box from AmiTown Creatures, 4. Pink Cupcake Amigurumi Bear from Amigurumi Kingdom, 5. Copper Lace Earrings from SdVDesigns, 6. Pillowcase Tunic from BShorr Handmade Designs, 7. I-Phone Case from D.S. Lookin, 8. Copper Bangles from Nemesis Jewelry, 9. Reversible Flannel and Polar Fleece Cloche from Ellis Design, 10. Magnet and Bookmark Set from LuCrafts, 11. Silver Earrings from Irene C. Studio, 12. Crystal Flower Earrings from Haru Creations,   13. The Janice Headband from MollyMade, 14. Silver and Suede Tag Bracelet from Charms of Faith,

How To Enter the Giveaway

You have three chances to enter this giveaway by doing one or all of these things before 12 PM EST on Saturday, October 16th.

1. Leave a Comment
Follow the blog by clicking the follow button in the right column and leave a comment describing what you like about craft fairs;


2. Enter on Twitter
Follow The NewNew on Twitter here: and Tweet the following by 12 PM EST on Saturday October 16th:

RT @TheNewNewNY #CraftsinChelsea Giveaway

Leave a comment on the blog that you did this;


3. Enter on Facebook
Login to Facebook and go to the Crafts in Chelsea event page and "Write something". Leave a comment on the blog that you did this.

The winner will be announced on Monday October 18th on the blog. If the prize is not claimed within one week, it will go to the next runner up. So check back HERE next week.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Interesting local event

Just wanted to share this local event with you guys. 

I have been a member of a group called The Creative Women's Collective for a little over a year. The group and its members have been a great resource of wisdom and inspiration during that time. Anyway, they are starting to be a little more aggressive in promoting their mission and their members, which I am very fond of. One of the latest efforts is the series of trunk shows. The first one is tomorrow, Wednesday, October 6.

If you are in the area, you should definitely check it out.