Sunday, June 8, 2008

No Sleep 'til Brooklyn!

The Renegade Craft Fair in Brooklyn is quickly approaching and I have been sequestered in my basement craft bunker trying to make as much as I can to bring along. My standard Renegade prep routine includes lots of coffee, sugar (i.e. candy + cookies) and The Beastie Boys. I listen to License to Ill (on vinyl) at full blast and shout out the occasional "Yeah Boy!" or "Kick It!" all the while sewing like a demon. Don't know what it is...but it works so I'm sticking with it. I have thrown in a little of The Clash, The Police and X but with songs like "She's Crafty" and "No Sleep 'til Brooklyn", The Beastie Boys seem to be perfect inspiration for New York craft fair preparation.

Piles of pockets waiting to be attached to skirts - I match up thread so I can be sure that I have the right color. I'm proud to say that after years of accumulating thread, I am finally at the point where I *almost* have every color I could possibly need.

Finished vintage fabric Betty Skirts!

Finished Gocco printed skirts!

All of the above skirts (as well as dresses, belt buckles, tin wall pieces and more) will follow me to NY for my favorite show of the year. The Renegade Craft Fair in Brooklyn is a spectacular event that features over 200 talented vendors from all over the country selling their handmade goods at the bottom of a pool! I'll be there sharing a booth with the talented Cathy of California and right next door to fellow Portlanders Berkley Illustration. If you live in the New York area, come on down to the fair for some crafty goodness.

When I'm not craft fair-ing in NY, I plan to go roller skating at Coney Island, visit The Met, shop in the fabric district and eats lots and lots of bagels and pizza. Yeah Boy!


torie said...

I can't wait to hear about all of your adventures! I really wish we could go this year, but I'll have to live vicariously through you and the berkleys.

Bossa Nova Baby said...

I wish you guys were coming too! That first trip to Renegade Brooklyn with you all was special :)