May 31, 2008

The {NewNew} May - wrap up!

Another busy month for the {NewNew}!
We branched out in our advertising and promotional efforts, wrapped up a solid month of indie wedding posts, had our May meeting, discussed things going forward, and some of us got a bit of press.

The {NewNew} Weddding Blog Promo
The whole month of May we targeting our blog posts and tutorials to preparing for a wedding - giving personal anecdotes and creative ways to solve some standard bride problems. WabisabiBrooklyn, KimmChi, Cakehouse, WaiSze, JoanneTracyDesigns, LoveForever, Bubolina, DewOnAPetalHome, Fubabee, Citybitz and Ikyoto all reviewed some great local gifts solutions, as well as gave some great insight and how-to's.

The {NewNew} is getting the word out!
About 17 members pooled their resources together to participate in the MTV Lounge Sampler and donate items for distribution to celebrities and the media.

The {NewNew} Live and in Person
We continued our presence at The Brooklyn Flea at 176 Lafayette Ave in Fort Greene Brooklyn 10am to 5pm. Taking on some more members into the rotation, bringing it up to 25 participants adding WaiSze, CharlieandSarah, Fofolle, BeadScarf, BirdInHandYarn, Loveforever, Ikyoto and KPetuck to the existing rotation of cakehouse, Citybiz, DewOnAPetalHome, Dripstick, EmilyEJewelry, Fubabee, JTSTitches, KarensMonsters, Kimmchi, MetalSugar, MTLopez9, NordeaSoaperie, Vyphuisdesigns, and Wabisabi brooklyn .

The Brooklyn Indie Market is back for the summer - each Saturday from 11am to 7pm Under the red and white striped tent on Smith and Union Street, Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. WabisabiBrooklyn and Fofolle host a revolving roster of Indie designers.

May 17 and 18 was Etsy weekend at Artist's & Fleas at 129 North 6th Street between Bedford and Berry.

The second Brooklyn Homeshow happened on May 18. Several {NewNew} members; BetterThanJam, Dripstick, Fubabee, KreatedbyKarina, FadingFlowers, CharlieAndSarah, EmilyEJewelry, NewYorkClocks, JoanneTracyDesigns and KarensMonsters participated, selling a wide range of handmade goods.

The {NewNew} in the Press Karin of BetterThanJam was featured on ThreadBanger to promote the Brooklyn Homeshow, on May 9 in a segment where she demonstrates silkscreening with freezer paper.

MTLopez9 was reviewed on Rare Bird Finds on May 12.

Modish features Cakehouse's handmade space on May 27.

Coming up in June we've got Cakehouse and MetalSugar at the Renegade Craft Fair both Saturday June 14 and Sunday June 15.

Also on June 15 will be Park Slope's Seventh Heaven Craft Fair.

And look for Kayte of LoveForever's new book coming out June 1st, it's called Complete Embellishing: Techniques and Projects (available through Amazon).

And check back with us in June for a slew of Dad's and Grads posts as well as travel inspired crafting.


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