This Saturday find me at the Brooklyn Indie Market with just my “Simple T Dresses.” I will actually be there to sell wonderfully fun and delicious mini cupcakes made by Nine Cakes.
Sunday I will join my fellow NewNew members at the Bell House for the next Handmade Cavalcade!

Celebrate a {NewNew} Season with the Spring Handmade Cavalcade

NEW YORK, NY – March 13 – Spring is in the air, and with it come the
social affairs that take advantage of this beautiful time of year.
With this in mind the {NewNew} heads to the Bell House in Brooklyn on
May 9th and 10th to host the Spring Handmade Cavalcade. This two-day
shopping affair will feature gifts for grads and moms, fantastic
housewares and pretty paper goods for hosts and hostesses, and apparel
and accessories for any occasion.

Since its inception last September, the Handmade Cavalcade events have
built a loyal following, and helped launch the {NewNew} as a
collective that introduces a steady stream of emerging independent
designers and artists to the local community. Recognized as a leader
in local happenings, the event has already garnered major sponsorships
from Yelp and Etsy, two major forces on the local and handmade scene.
In keeping with tradition, the Spring Handmade Cavalcade will bring 30
vendors to the Bell House, a magnificent two-room music and events
venue in the Gowanus section of Brooklyn.

“We’re thrilled to be able to hold this event in such a gorgeous
setting,” said Kristen Couse, who is coordinating the event. “Like our
Holiday Handmade Cavalcade at the Knitting Factory last December, we
hope to establish lasting beneficial relationships by bringing the
local communities out to support local businesses. Shopping from
independent artists keeps money in our communities and makes an
investment in our neighborhood.”

This local focus extends to the event’s collaboration with charity
partner St. John’s Bread & Life, which addresses the issues of hunger
and poverty in Brooklyn and Queens.. A limited edition artists’ book
will be available for sale to benefit the charity. In addition,
shoppers who make a donation will receive a surprise handmade gift.

Free, limited-edition tote bags are available to the first 200
visitors who RSVP on the event’s website, and can be picked up by
visiting on either day of the event up until 1pm, Sunday May 10. And
everyone who makes a purchase at the event will be able to participate
in a raffle for one of ten artist-embellished totes chock-full of
handmade goods.

To add to the fun, DJ Joshy B will be spinning Brooklyn spring-time soul, hip hop, funk, and indie rock while you do some unique, handmade weekend shopping.
What: The Spring Handmade Cavalcade
When: Saturday May 9 and Sunday May 10, 2009. 10am–4pm both days
Where: The Bell House, 149 7th St. between 2nd and 3rd Aves, Brooklyn

About the {NewNew}

The {NewNew} is an eclectic group of independent artists devoted to
fostering a creative and supportive environment among its members. The
group encourages a spirit of camaraderie through craftsmanship and
collaboration, and strives to help its members achieve success on both
a personal and professional level. Created in the summer of 2007, The
{NewNew} brings together Etsy artists from NY, NJ and CT to share
resources, search new marketplaces, and seek out business
opportunities in the tri-state area.


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