Saturday, August 23, 2008

Resident Swan Family, Pine Lake

Awww...they grow sooo quickly:O)
The baby swan is as big as his or her parents now, but still as cute as a button...well, very large button;O)

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Handmade Cavalcade Newsletter

The Handmade Cavalcade is coming to town!

Saturday, September 13, 2008 1pm-8pm Corner of Main St. & North Cedar, Beacon, NY

Bust out your shopping carts because on September 13, The Handmade Cavalcade coming to town! The {NewNew}—a group of sellers from—is setting up shop in Beacon, New York for a one-day shopping event.
The craft fair will take place from 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm, and will coincide with Beacon's Second Saturday Art Walk .The Handmade Cavalcade fair will be located at the corner of Main Street and North Cedar, right in the middle of it all!

Here's a sneak peek at some of the great items you'll find for sale:

Love Gun Necklace by pulpsushi: This necklaces features a thick lightweight metal knuckle duster pendant powder coated in hot pink. Measures approximately 2.5cm (1") in size. Length of necklace is 17 inches with a brass lobster claw clasp. Chain is gunmetal. ($16)

Wooden Scull Bookmark by Beacon Bookmarks: Handcrafted bookmark made from cherry wood with a clear water-based satin finish. Measures approximately 1 3/4 inches wide by 7 inches long and weighs less than 1 oz. ($6)

Hazelnut Earrings by Jantar Handcrafted Jewelry: Made of 15x20mm oval rosewood beads, beautiful large antique brass finish bead caps, vintage brass flower caps and 25mm oxidized brass earwires. They measure just over 1.75 inches (including earwires). ($17)

Foxy Cloth Napkins by Cakehouse: Made with repurposed fabrics and silkscreened with water-based inks. Machine washable. ($40 set of four)

For more information on this one day shopping event, please visit
The Handmade Cavalcade is presented by the {NewNew}

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

The {NewNew} Supply sale at the flea

This Sunday, August 24th, The {NewNew} York Etsy Street Team, in addition, to the two tents, will also offer destash supplies right on the steps of the High School building. We will offer paper supplies, jewelry supplies and much more!

For more info, visit Brooklyn Flea web page:O)

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Bust out your shopping carts because on September 13, 2008, Handmade Cavalcade is coming to town!

The {NewNew} York Etsy Street team — a group of sellers from, the online marketplace for handmade goods — is leaving the city for a day and heading up to Dutchess County to to set up shop in Beacon, New York. The craft fair will take place from 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm, and will coincide with Beacon's Second Saturday Art Walk. The Handmade Cavalcade fair will be located at the corner of Main Street and North Cedar, right in the middle of it all!

Shop through 20 booths for one-of-a-kind items, all handmade by the hippest DIYers around. You’ll find smashing jewelry, paper goods, hand-screened clothing and accessories, unique artwork and items for the home, yummy soaps and body butters, and much much more!

For more info and a complete list of participating Etsy artists, please visit:

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Daylily obsession:O)

My mom's daylily obsession has rubbed of on her oldest child... and I have some cuties to share with you. They are very popular but still absolutely beautiful. I'm planing on purchasing more daylilies next year and I hope to get the multicolor varieties.

Lovely shade of yellow and I love the ruffled edges...

This daylily is my favourite. We took her with us when we moved to Maryland and brought her back to Long Island 2 years ago.

The rain drops look just like little jewels!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Brooklyn Flea

Every Sunday, six members of The NewNew York Etsy Street Team, which I joined a couple of months ago, meets under two tents at the Brooklyn Flea for a fun day of craft selling from 10am to 5pm—rain or shine—at Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, on Lafayette Ave. between Clermont and Vanderbilt Ave. Our flea group rotates, this way each member of the team has a chance to present their handmade goodness and there is always something new and exciting to see and purchase.

Here are some pictures from August 10th:O)

Wai She - - makes beautiful handmade cards and scrapbooks. I especially love the absolutely adorable little scrapbook, which fits inside of a mini tin container.

Nguyen from offers the cutest knitted and felted jewelry with addition of stones and wooden beads. Very creative! Check out also the little felt bags and spooooky eyeball earrings:O)

If you are looking for deliciously scented natural soap, visit It's not only good for your skin and free of harmful chemicals, it has great names also! The "oh! what a man!" is my favourite!

Felicity from creates really delicate sterling silver and brass jewelry with tiny gemstone and glass beads. I really like her new, windproof necklace display:O)

Yania - - creates colorful and sparkly gem and crystal jewelry. Her display is absolutely yummy and the new "rock candy" necklaces are lovely.

And here is my "baby"! My 11 year old son, Benjamin, and my jewelry table at the flea. Ben is absolutely addicted to craft shows and is such a great helper. He made me pinky swear the day before the flea, that I will wake him up the next morning and take him with me. Of course, he was up and ready in minutes and did not need the wake-up call:O). My jewelry can be found at and I will be at the flea again on August 24th.

So if you are from the New York area or just visiting, stop by the Brooklyn Flea. There is so much to see and purchase: handmade items, vintage clothing, old vinyl records, antique furniture, and absolutely insane food. We are all hooked on the watermelon juice, I had 4 of them yesterday, and will probably need to work out some type of volume discount and start buying by the jug -they are huuuuge. The steak sandwiches with avocado are Nordea's favourite, I love them too. The pupusas are delicious, my son's best pick, and the casadias are simply addictive.

For more info on the Brooklyn Flea and latest news, go to: