Dekalb Market

Brooklyn strikes yet again with something that I love about NYC.  In my quest to support handmade, local, and just overall awesomeness I found the Dekalb Market.  Dear friends in Brooklyn, when we come visit, can we please go???  Of course they said yet.

It’s an amazing use of space for pop up shops.  Old cargo containers turned into something practical and actually looks pretty.

The market is open year round.  It would be great if we could support something like this in Indianapolis.  We have wonderful stores that promote local artists, but it would be great for artists to have a place to support themselves.

Check it out next time you are around Brooklyn.

Lotta fun

Saturday I convinced my husband and friends to visit yet another fabric place in NYC.  I couldn’t have been happier that they obliged and we make the trek prior to a wonderful dinner with friends.  Where to?  Off to Lotta Jansdotter‘s wonderful studio.

I walked in and she was there.  She was so personable showed me what she had been working on the for day.  I was giddy.  This was the first time I have met a fabric designer and someone that has inspired my creations.  She did tell me she is working on a new fabric line.  I’m still drooling over Echo, not sure my fabric budget is ready for more.

Can’t wait to design and use the fabrics that I bought for something for hubby and I.  What a great way to celebrate our NYC trip and our Christmas gift.

I did pick up a little something while I was there.  The fabrics in this package will be used for something that does actually leave the house.

NYC Here I Come

Friday we leave for NYC.  I haven’t been there in about three years.  On tap for the weekend is the following:

  • Brooklyn Brewery tour & happy hour festivities
  • Yankees game (I’m either way on this, but excited to see the new stadium)
  • Hopefully some shopping in SoHo and/or Brooklyn.  I’m not a 5th Ave type of girl. 
  • Being a tourist