Friday, May 30, 2008

Father's Day

Father's Day is June 15th. Don't forget to get your Father Day gifts!

Friday, May 23, 2008

His & Her - Hobbies

We all know what I do for my hobby. Now, husband has a hobby too! He recently purchased a spankin' new mountain bike. I think it's so cute how in love he is with his new sport. I just hope that this isn't another one of his toys that he plays with for a while and then forgets in a few weeks. We can only hope!

Do you ever notice the many different types of clubs you end up joining without actually joining? Owning a dog automatically put us in the dog club. People find it so easy to approach us with Sam and we find it much easier to start a conversation with other dog owners. Upon meeting so many different crafters lately, I feel like I entered the craft/business oriented club. Of course, now that we're married, we're also in the Marriage club. Mike already feels like he's in the bike club and is already planning his next adventure with his biking buddies. It's really interesting how easily we can fit in based on our interests and status.

So my thought for the day: if you want to make new friends; find a new hobby, change your status, adopt a dog and you're automatically in.

I'm always trying to sneak in a photo with Sam in it. Hehe.

Snapshots with Sam

When taking photos with Sam, well any dog for that matter, don't be surprised to take a ton of snapshots just to get a few good ones.
I think this one below is my favorite.
An eventful weekend ahead, have a good one!

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Recap: Artists & Fleas

I teamed up with Amanda from MamaRobot today. It was gorgeous and sunny except for the strong gust of winds and thus knocking our tent over. We started outdoors, but after a few hours the wind forced us inside.

So, this is my second time selling and I already feel like I have a 2nd job. It's quite exhausting to say the least, but I certainly learned a great deal today and I met a few great people too. I feel really good about being a part of the craft market environment. I really like the one on one contact you get with your customers. It's nice to know what works and what doesn't.
Here is Amanda with her lovely onesies. It was a hot item for pregnant ladies and friends of. My favorite is the green tee featuring her own design, robots!
This is a display of our setup before the wind knocked our tent over. We had a promotional table of freebies featuring & {NewNew} Etsy Street Team. People just love free stuff!
A view from the inside at Artists & Fleas

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

May 17th: Artists & Fleas

Just got a spot at Artists & Fleas. Looks like I'll be spending my Saturday in Williamsburg. Come visit me if you feel like shopping.

Photo from: Wallyg

Photo from: Etsy Labs

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Happy Engage-versary

A brief background: My husband Mike & I are college sweethearts. We met through one of my best friends, whom at the time was trying to find me a boyfriend. She didn't however, push Mike towards me because he didn't seem to be my type. I think she was right, he wasn't my type, but lo and behold, he was the One I was going to marry 9 years later.

The proposal happened in the beautiful city of Paris on May 13th. It was right after a horrible dinner at a tourist oriented French bistro. Mike suggested we take a stroll to Notre Dame. We spent some time inside and then Mike lured me towards the garden. Sadly for him, the "gated" garden was closed for the evening! He seemed very disappointed and at the time I didn't understand why.(We came here on the first day of arrival.) We proceeded to loiter in front of the Notre Dame for a good 15 minutes. At this time, I started to wonder if something fishy was going on.After 7.5 years of being with him, I knew this day would come, but I really didn't expect it to happen in Paris (then again, why not Paris?) so I was a bit delusional trying to figure out if he really was planning on proposing or was I really just imagining things. It took Mike another 15 minutes to finally find a spot on a bridge behind the Notre Dame. Unfortunately, by the time he actually proposed, I was in a bit of a daze. (The dude made me wait ½ an hour!) He did go down on one knee, but I made him get up right away (I get embarrassed easily.) The last thing I saw was my rock, I eventually said "yes" and that was that. It was truly perfect.In retrospect, he almost had to propose at the Eurostar rail station 2 days prior(en route from London to Paris) because he hid my ring in his back pack. The security guard thoroughly searched his bags and almost pulled out the ring (stored in a PSP plastic holder) while I was there standing next to him. So.. although I had to wait ½ hour, I'm glad it didn't happen at a rail station!

Oh how I wish I could be in Paris right now.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Brooklyn Flea May 11th

I woke up at 6:45am this morning with one thought in my mind, "What the heck did I sign up for today?" It was so early and I had a moment weakness to just return to my peaceful slumber. Eventually, I made it out the door and to Brooklyn. It started off really warm but as the day progressed it got pretty chilly and windy. All in all, it was a great experience. I made a few great sales and met some interested buyers which is always a plus in my book. It was great being with a team of other vendors. I never felt alone! Thank you: Kimmchi, DewOnaPetal, KarensMonsters and Fofolle for selling beside me and making sure I was all smiles!

I'm so glad I finally did this and look forward to more in the summer. My next show will be Sunday, May 25th. Until then, I think I'm going to be recuperating.

I used photos from my wedding and honeymoon to showcase my scrapbooks and it was really good that I did that because it caught a good amount of attention. Without it, I think my customers would have had a harder time understanding how to use my scrapbooks.
See my bird below in green? Someone offered to buy it but I declined. I think my bird is going to come with me to every show from now on.
Now I must get ready for my 9 - 5 job tomorrow.

Monday, May 5, 2008

I've got mail!

Remember my post, The Magic of Snail Mail? In response to my post, I received a surprise letter in the mail today, all the way from Australia!

Nga, you're awesome for not only reading my post, but acting upon it. I have friends who live right nearby who rarely call to catch up, but you reaching out made such a huge difference!

Not only did she write me a heartfelt letter, she even included a surprise of paper stuff.

I am almost tempted to jump on a plane, return to Sydney just to give you a hug for being so sweet!

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Sneak Preview

I stopped in at the Brooklyn Flea today to check it out. There was a great vibe and I'm feeling good about it. I met a few fellow NewNew Members hard at work. Of course, I did not go home emtpy handed. I bought Strawberry Lip Balm & Herbal Soap from Nordea-Soaperie. I started using the lip balm right away and loved it and the soap smells fantastic. I think I really am more of a bar soap kinda gal (as opposed to body wash).

I was also eyeing CharlieandSarah's Wellie's Tote Bag. It's so darn cute!

There was also a lot of great & inexpensive furniture. Mike & I saw a few pieces but one got sold and nothing else really fit in our place.

I made a mock-up of my table last night and I'm very pleased with how it looks. This is a snapshot for your viewing pleasure. What do you think? I'm so psyched!

I could have just bought some paper bags and left it at that, but of course I couldn't. I made 30 so far. I'm not sure if I'll need more...?

In case you forgot...

Sunday, May 11th & Sunday, May 25th


Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School

Lafayette Ave. @ Vanderbilt Ave. & Clermont Ave.

Fort Greene, Brooklyn

Thursday, May 1, 2008

In the midst of chaos..

I received a rush order request from a very good friend and supporter of my work; so of course I had to oblige. These are card invitations. She asked me to make the cards and she'll handle the invite insert. The soiree is acqua & red themed. With all the work I've been doing, I need a break, so unfortunately, I won't be attending her party. Nevertheless, I wish her party a great success!

Promise to post up a sneak peak.. soon. In the meantime, I've been busy like a bee!