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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

New Multi Bedford Bags

Mokuyobi Threads' classic Bedford Bag style made in sunny Los Angeles, California is now available in 2 awesome new multi-colorways: coral/aqua and pink/teal just in time for back to school! It's like I planned it or something... snag them here!

Friday, June 20, 2014

The Last Bedford

I got an order for a custom Bedford bag in a midnight/neon green combo. Since Bedford bags are pretty complicated and time consuming to make I decided to not make any more custom Bedford bags. Have to make time for big moves! So this is in fact the last Bedford. Enjoy.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Etsy Craft Party

I was asked to participate in a fun mini pre-event at Etsy for their recapturing old photographs themed craft party. Two other NYC based sellers (Harp and Thistle and Mawusi) and myself were invited to choose a photograph which Etsy printed out on Spoonflower fabric. Then we all met up at Etsy HQ in Dumbo to work on our projects and eat snacks! You can read Etsy's blog post about it here.

The image I chose was a photograph of a neon acrylic/watercolor painting I completed for the Brooklyn Art Library's Penpal Painting Exchange. Here's the work in progress:

We took a photo together after we finished our embroidery pieces in their photo booth. Strangely it didn't work so we tried again and ended up with this amazing doubly exposed image! Couldn't have planned it better.

This was all leading up to Etsy's big Craft Party event that they held in Dumbo. I went with my friend Rob and they provided you with a vintage photograph of complete strangers, four colors of embroidery floss, and a needle. Here are the masterpieces that Rob and I made, mine is on the right.

And some closeups!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Makeshift Society Pillows

Makeshift Society is a super rad co-working space in Brooklyn that just launched after their successful Kickstarter. They have a super neat San Francisco based space too! I was asked to make a pattern for some pillows to go in their space. After working with them on finalizing the design it was printed by Spoonflower on their new faux suede fabric and I sewed it into 4 colorfully coordinating zippered pillowcases!

Here's an older work in progress version:

The printed fabric:

The pillows at Makeshift! I'm matching the minty pillow as usual.

Peekaboo! Go see them in Brooklyn at 55 Hope Street