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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

Thursday, May 29, 2014

New Patches

Two new iron on patches, Eat Green for all of you veggie lovers out there and Extreme Helmet for the thrill seeker in all of us. Available now on the Mokuyobi site.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Custom Hats

Whoa! I make a lot of hats. Lots of custom ones too. Here are some hats I've made in the past forever including a blue linen hat with a camera crew patch instead of a neon mountains one. It was tricky business because I had to shift the seam of the front panel a bit to make the patch fit. Then all of that seam shifting got me thinking about going crazy with the seam shift and including some color block action.

I also made a crazy color blocked hat for my very good friend who picked the colors for it and the hat turned out totally 90s! (in the best way) So good. And last but not least a super cool lady sent me some Power Rangers fabric and I made her a mighty morphin' 5 panel. Peep those photos!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Storefront Launch Party Los Angeles

I had the amazing opportunity to have a booth and sell my wares at Storefront's Los Angeles launch party. It was a great event and so many people came out. It was so fun to get such amazing feedback and love from the west coast. And the neon camp bag made it's debut at the show! (see previous post) Check out the photos from the event!

Also the talented and handsome Mowgli twins stopped by and were amazingly helpful as usual.

There was a two thumbs up theme that night apparently.