Tuesday, December 8, 2009

designed: Holiday Fairs in NYC

oh man, y'all where have I been?!?! I've been stamping, of course, and I've been using my visual merchandising skillz (tee hee) at the Holiday Fair in Grand Central Station. Yeah, that's right. Grand Central. What a cool freaking place to work. You can check out a cool article about it in Time Out New York (psst- there is a picture of the shop I decorated in the actual magazine article!) I've been decorating up a storm, pictures of the Christmas extravaganza are on the way, soon.
And until next week when I have time to start eating and sleeping again, the blog will be a little, oh how should I say... neglected. :( All I am doing is getting ready for the 3rd Ward Holiday Craft Fair which is on Saturday. Here is a little info about the Fair for all my NYC peeps that are interested from the folks at 3rd Ward.

Make an event out of holiday shopping this year at:

The Handmade Holiday Craft Fair!!! Where giving really is better than receiving

December 12, noon to 6 p195 Morgan Avenue
- Presented by 3rd Ward & Brooklyn Based,
this year's craft fair will be our biggest yet! We’ll have two floors
full of goods & treats from over 120... local artisans, craft mavens
& culinary masters. PLUS live music from Raya Brass Band, a continuous holiday mix of cult classics in video & audio from VJ Clay Franklin, FREE COFFEE from Gimme!, delicious drinks, tasty treats and free workshops & demos. The first 300 guests to arrive will receive free tote bags specially designed by acclaimed illustrator Fernanda Cohen full
of special gifts from our vendors. (THERE WILL BE COOKIES FROM SHANNA AND ME!) Plus for no extra charge, you can
get your old t-shirts screened with our awesome prints and get your
picture taken & make your holiday wishes at our holiday photobooth.

The Handmade Holiday Craft Fair has something for everyone:

Custom cut clothes
& jewelry, clocks and electronics, bathing suits and lingerie, baby
clothes and toys, furniture & houseware, cookies, chocolates &
cheese, wrapping paper & cards, pillows & soaps, hats, scarves,
gloves and more!

Free Demos & workshops from 3rd Ward's education program will include:

Skincare, Wire Wrapping: Making Old Jewelery New, DIY Printing Methods,
Heat Printing on Fabrics, How to Make your own Textiles with Textile
Arts Center and more!

RSVP events@3rdward.com

For more information visit www.3rdward.com/events

sounds fun, huh? Heck yes it does! I am so excited I can hardly wait. OK, so back to the sparkly glittery grind.
xo Lea