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18

Mar

Bibliocraft Book Launch

Tomorrow night marks the launch of Bibliocraft, a new book by Jessica Pigza, the rare books librarian at  NYPL and the host of Handmade Crafternoon. It’s a really beautiful book, featuring projects based on researching at the library, including two that I developed and wrote.

If you’re free tomorrow, I’d love to see you there! (Word on the street is that there will be lots of doughnuts from Peter Pan too, just saying.)

• When: Wednesday, March 19 from 7-8:30 p.m.
Where: Brooklyn Craft Company, 61 Greenpoint Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11222
More launch info

12

Mar

Ta da, new business cards!

Ta da, new business cards!

28

Feb

Cat-on-Wheels

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I drew this tribute in colored pencil to Gus the Cat in his favorite posture, transporting his favorite food, riding his favorite style of bike for his BFF’s birthday gift.

24

Feb

Inspired by George and Martha for Larks & Japes

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Recently Larks & Japes asked me to write a piece for their “Inspired By” series, which is dedicated to parties and gatherings inspired by books and movies. My take on the theme features an ode to one of my favorite picture book series in the form of an all cookie tea party.

 

28

Dec

Tea Towel Embroidery Workshop

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Get your year off to a clean start! Join Kim Konen and me for a workshop on embroidering tea towels to kick off our third year of Greenpoint Hand Skills craft programming. We’ll have vintage embroidery patterns on hand or you can design your own imagery.


This free, all-levels craft workshop is open to all levels of embroiderers. Materials and tools will be provided. Feel free to bring a snack to share and a plain tea towel to embroider. (This is not required –- we’ll also have spare tea towels to share with you.)

  • When: Saturday, January 4 from 12-2 p.m.
  • Where: Greenpoint Library, 107 Norman Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222
  • RSVP suggested.

20

Dec

How to Make a No-Sew Felt Garland

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My festive DIY tutorial is up on the Etsy blog –– a cozier twist on paper chains that are easy to store and reuse. This quick holiday craft project simply uses felt + a clever tab system.

Learn how.

19

Dec

10 Spots to Shop in Brooklyn

Small Business wrote up a list of top notch places to shop locally in Brooklyn this holiday season, featuring some of my suggestions from my beloved borough.

For your last-minute gifts, peruse the full list, 10 Great Places in Brooklyn to Shop Local for the Holidays.

(Image: BookCourt)

18

Dec

Love From NOLA Inspired

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What a nice surprise! Today Katie Wohl featured handmade wares from my Etsy shop for NOLA Inspired’s Etsy Wednesday series. 

Check it out!

05

Dec

Totally BUSTed

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I’ve been a fan of BUST Magazine since I was a teenager, so when they reached out to me for a profile piece for their online Meet Your Maker series, I jumped at the chance! 

Read the full interview for my thoughts on eyeballs, small business, and my current inspirations.

Photo by Jessica Marquez.

04

Dec

December Workshops

Crafty holidays to you! I’ve got a busy month of DIY classes kicking off this weekend. Check out the line-up below, and I hope to see you at one of my sessions.

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Stamp Carving + Holiday Cards Workshop 

Learn how to carve your own rubber stamps make a set of festive holiday cards.

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Pom Pom Workshop

Join my craft group for a festive pom-pom-a-thon! For this month’s Greenpoint Hand Skills workshop local artist, designer, and author Sarah Goldschadt will teach us how to make pom pom ornaments and pom pom garlands to celebrate the season in cozy style. Be sure to check out her craft new book on the topic, called Pom Poms!

This free all-levels craft workshop is open to all, and donations to support continued programming are welcome. Materials and tools will be provided. Feel free to bring a snack to share, or yarn from your stash.

  • When: Saturday, December 7 from 12-2 p.m.
  • Where: Greenpoint Library, 107 Norman Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222
  • RSVP here.

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No-Sew Felt Chain Garlands Workshop 

Drawing inspiration from the traditional holiday craft, we’ll make cheery and colorful holiday with nice wool felt that can be reused from year to year (or kept up all year round). I’ll teach you a clever and quick way to make these garland using just felt and scissors, no sewing needed! All skill levels are welcome.

  • When: Saturday, December 15 at 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Where: Bust Craftacular, Metropolitan Pavilion
    125 W. 18th Street, New York, NY
  • Sign up here.