April 30, 2008

The {NewNew} In April - wrap up

The {NewNew} York Street Team has been very busy this spring combining their resources to promote Earthday, sell together at the new Brooklyn Flea market, donate team gift baskets to two local schools and meet up on April 14 for the team's first ever Team SWAP.

The {NewNew} live and in person!
Kristen of Cakehouse has done a fantastic job of leading the team's Brooklyn Flea efforts. Coordinating tables and tents for the 14 or so vendors that will be rotating participation throughout the month of April. Despite freezing cold weather the first Brooklyn Flea group sold on April 6, with more participants rotating in and out on April 13, 20 and 27. The Brooklyn Flea is located in Fort Green Brooklyn at 176 Lafayette Ave. Rotating shops include: cakehouse, Citybiz, DewOnAPetalHome, Dripstick, EmilyEJewelry, Fubabee, JTSTitches, KarensMonsters , Kimmchi, MetalSugar, MiraArtz, MTLopez9, NordeaSoaperie, Vyphuisdesigns, and wabisabi brooklyn.

Besides the shared table at the Flea, the team had a shared table with Etsy at the inaugural BUST Spring Fling Craftacular where Kimm of KimmChi and Josh of Dripstick manned a table full of Team and Etsy goodies, some giveaways and an eclectic mix of handmade merchandise - necklaces, tee shirts, tote bags, wristlets, art and jewelry.

Ania of Honorata and Danielle of CollectiveElements did the first ever Handmade Faire in Waretown, New Jersey on April 20th.

The generous Joanne of JoanneTracyDesigns kindly opened up her house to the April team meeting which was designated a supply, clothes and merchandise SWAP. It fit right in with the theme of recycling and conserving for Earthday with members bringing everything from ribbon to wine bottles [empty of course *wink*]. http://www.flickr.com/photos/joannetracy/

The {NewNew} loves the Earth

To promote Earthday and Green living in general the team filled their blog during the entire month of April with various tutorials, tips, and products that emphasized green living and materials. YoursTrulyxoxo, BeadScarf and Cakehouse featured their product's green appeal and KimmChi, BrooklynSoul, Hamsa Custom Crafts , MTLopez9, PulpSushi and Cakehouse gave us tutorials on re-using materials like junk mail, scrap fabrics or aluminum cans and transforming them into something new and totally usable. And NordeaSoaperie, WabisabiBrooklyn and Cakehouse all gave us great natural solutions for kitchen and personal cleansers.

The {NewNew} hearts Schools
Kristen of Cakehouse, Kimm of Kimmchi, Wai Sze of WaiSze, Iris of ArtByIris, MaryAnne of wabisabi brooklyn, Ania of Honorata, Karen of KarensMonsters all joined together to create a donation basket of their products that was included in as silent auction to benefit Hannah Senesh Community Day School.

The {NewNew} in the Press
Craftzine picked up Kimm of KimmChi's tutorial on paper making that highlighted the group's Earthday promotion on re-using materials on April 3.

10 Days later, they picked up Angie of BrooklynSoul's craft tutorial on turning aluminum cans into elegant jewelry.

9 Days after that they featured wabisabi brooklyn's tips on using making green cleaning agents.

And then 3 days after THAT they picked up PulpSushi's great tutorial on re-using old magazines and bottle caps to make magnets.

Kristen of Cakehouse was featured on DesignSponge which made me realize that DesignSponge, like Kristen, does not use capitals.

wabisabi brooklyn was mentioned in a Brooklyn Flea review by Only The Blog Knows Brooklyn on April 28.

Kristen of Cakehouse was reviewed on Docce.

And Lisa of of Fubabee's notecard's were listed under Mother's Day Gifts in the Chicago Tribune.

Beth Shorr of bshorr has volunteered to learn the ins and outs of code copying and keep up our myspace presence.

MaryAnne of wabisabi brooklyn has volunteered to be a blog admin, doing general maintenance, adding tags as well as helping to organize blog promotions.

Marilyn of PulpSushi will be helping out with web graphics to advertise the group and promotions, like our great "We Ship Internationally" badge.

Stephanie of Bungaloe has offered to help with any hand drawn graphics as well as the mailing out of press releases.

And Jen of JTStitches has assumed more new member responsibilities; checking the team email as well as sorting their Etsy Minis into the appropriate categories.


For May, look for the {NewNew} at the new May Brooklyn Homeshow on May 17 at 170 Tillary Street, Suite 706 as well as Sundays throughout may at the Fort Green Brooklyn Flea. As well as at the Hoboken Art and Music Festival on May 4 and Spring Crafts at Lyndhurston May 2, 3 and 4 and the Village Crafts and Small Artwork Fair on May 17 . May 16 and 17 mark this summer's Etsy Weekend at Williamsburg's Artist's and Fleas, so check us out there as well. Check back for our month-long wedding promotion with lots of tips, tricks and personal stories, as well as our match up the the California Crafters of Etsy for a nice little mash up.



brooklynsoul said...

We're pretty awesome, huh!

KimmChi said...

we are like INSANELY busy!! it is quite awesome

DripStick said...

Wow! We're a lot busier than I realized. It's just go go go. Good work guys!

Joanne said...

we really do all of that??? hmmm, impressive!