Have we mentioned that we love knits? We talked to Alicia of Birdy27 about her hand-made hats, scarves, and ear warmers for a little preview of what she’ll bringing to the Holiday market tomorrow!
GP: What inspired you to start Birdy27?
Alicia: I am just one big ball of creativity! When I started thinking about starting a business, I began creating slogans for t-shirts and that jibed with my writing background. However, when I was a young girl, my mom taught me to sew, knit, and crochet. So when I decided to expand my business beyond tees, I went back to my background and family traditions. When I offer handmade items, I feel as if I am honoring my mom and grandmother. And my mom is proud of me, too. Continue reading
Winter is upon us and you know what that means– it’s time to cozy up in our favorite hand-knit scarves and hats.
Peacock & Pineapples is just the place to satisfy all of those seasonal knit-wear needs.
We chatted with Suzanne, our fellow Greenpointer, who creates these comfy, yet stylish, winter looks.
GP: How did you learn to make these beautiful knit creations?
Suzanne: I learned how to knit in 2003 while living in remote town in eastern Washington State. My Grandmother had always knit, and it proved to be a good way for us to spend time together when I came back to New York and began visiting her in a nursing home. She had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s a couple of years prior, but, as with all patients with memory loss, she retained the knowledge of the things learned in her youth. Continue reading
Of course the G train isn’t running to our neck of the woods tomorrow for our Holiday Market. The last stop is Nassau Ave but there will be Manhattan Ave shuttle buses running between Nassau Ave and Greenpoint Ave and to LIC and back.
Once you get off the bus, at Greenpoint Ave and Manhattan Ave – walk towards the East River. Once you hit West St (right before Transmitter Park) make a left.
The address is 67 West St, 5th Fl. (between Noble St and Milton St) in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
Cherry Monkey Pimp is clearly not a conventional name. And the ceramics they make aren’t your average bowls, either.
But if you’re looking for a skull mug or a spoon that gives you the middle finger, you’ve come to the right place. We expect no less from Brooklyn.
Now you can drink your coffee from a ceramic cup with a freaky eye ball on it! Cool. Continue reading
Michelle Meronek of Acre Goods, a featured vendor at our Holiday Market said, “Jewelry is wearable art. Who can say no to that?!” We agree!
We chatted with this excitable designer about her gorgeous “fiber, stone, and metal jewelry for dreamers” all made by hand right here in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Continue reading
Aida Markiw retired from software development to pursue her dream of painting and making beautiful things. The best part (for us) is that these beautiful things are also wearable.
Her company, Llyallya Creations is a one-woman operation.
“I named my company after an endearing Ukrainian word that my husband calls me at times.” Aida explained, “Llyallya in Ukrainian means ‘doll’.” Continue reading
Featured vendor at our Holiday Market, Sarah (pronounced SAH-RAH) Goldschadt a graphic designer + crafter has published two books: Craft-a-Day and Pom-Poms! (Quirk Books). She was a proud Girl Scout growing up (earning the Gold Award with her sister) and always enjoyed making things. She loves to knit, sew, crochet, and make simple paper projects and blogs about it at sah-rah.com. Continue reading
Quilting is a hobby that runs in the family and the Scrappy Little Aprons idea initially came about after I made a quilt and was left with scraps that weren’t enough to make another quilt.
The following poem inspired her to start Scrappy Little Aprons: Continue reading
Metal Atelier, a featured vendor at our Holiday Market, is a one woman show, creating jewelry using precious and non precious metals in Greenpoint Brooklyn. Anna Butwell strives to make pieces that stand the test of time.
We interviewed Anna about her love for jewelry making and Greenpoint. Continue reading