Friday, May 23, 2008

Who's that hangin' out in the Treehouse?

Why...it's none other than Yours truly! A special selection of original lamps from Yours truly is now available at Williamsburg's favorite cute little shop for vintage and handmade stuff, Treehouse.

Whether you need a new lamp or not, you should definitely stop by...you're sure to find something you want/need/want badly enough to rationalize it as a need. Plus they offer classes from time to time, as well as their latest feature, online shopping (courtesy of Etsy naturally).

Treehouse is located at 430 Graham Ave., Brooklyn, open Wednesday - Sunday.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Ya win some, ya lose some

Today marked my first appearance selling at Williamsburg's Artists and Fleas, and as much as I might enjoy shopping there myself, it was sort of a bust. Nothing against the venue per se, I think it was simply an ill-fated planetary alignment and/or the following:

a. While the weather held out for the most part, it was rather iffy most of the day and foot traffic was LIGHT
b. In general, I'd say it's a venue that caters best to vintage clothing, jewelry and t-shirts (that's what is usually there, and that's what people expect)
c. Except for one super awesome lady, people apparently weren't in the mood to buy lamps today

Oh, but here's something fun...take a step behind the table ladies and gents, and experience...The Seller's Perspective

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Grandma Chic

I, Yours truly, hereby coin the term "Grandma Chic." I've been using the term casually for some time now, but I've finally decided to make it official.

And what you may ask is "Grandma Chic"? Well, that's the beauty of it; I believe the term is quite self explanatory, and does a superb job of calling to mind the precise qualitative nature which it is meant to denote. You see, it refers to a certain type of vintage aesthetic that while reminiscent of a bygone era and a doting motherly figure, remains thoroughly 'en vogue.'

Examples of Grandma Chic:



Let it also be noted that the entire modern craft movement could in fact be characterized as grandma chic.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Can't...stop...buying...fabric




I exaggerate. My fabric purchasing habit isn't nearly as severe as my Target or Forever 21 habits. However, like most crafty persons I know, I just can't help buying a fabulous print, even if I have no idea what to do with it.

But fortunately, I know exactly what I will do with these new purchases - lampshades! - that is, unless I just can't help it, and use them for my own selfish desires.

Update on original post (05.17.08):
Just got my fabric in the mail today - the one that I have pictured on the left is amazing! Love it! Not only is it super cute, but it has a great texture. It would be awesome for just about anything, but it will definitely look really good on a lampshade...yay!

Monday, May 5, 2008

So new?

My goodness...so much time has passed, and yet I don't have much to report. Yesterday I took part in another lovely installment of the Hearts & Crafts Affair over at Cafe Grumpy, and not only did I pick up a few new goodies for myself, but I also sold a handful of lamps along the way.

Thanks to KimmChi for stopping by and snapping a pic of my display! Please ignore the fact that I look like a weirdo however...I don't think I knew my picture was being taken (yeah...that explains it...).


Yours truly can be spotted next at Artist & Fleas' Etsy Day - Sunday, May 18. Hope to see you there!