Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Vendor Profile: sparklegarden


Shop description: Sparklegarden features artisan handmade precious metal and gemstone jewelry, personalized items such as guitar picks and pet id tags, bridal/bridesmaid jewelry, and dream necklaces.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Vendor Profile: Ayun Halliday

Ayun Halliday

Shop description: Dare to be Heinie! Read the East Village Inky! Ayun Halliday has been chronicling her family's daily life in NYC and beyond in this award winning, handwritten, hand illustrated zine for over a decade! If you've got 'em all (because you shop at Reading Frenzy, as well you should) or would prefer to upgrade Henry's ride via one of Ayun's self-mocking autobiographies (The Big Rumpus, No Touch Monkey, Job Hopper, and Dirty Sugar Cookies) or her recently published kid's book, Always Lots of Heinies at the Zoo, you can paypal her directly at .

You can buy zines from her Etsy shop.

People can also paypal her directly to

$3 per East Village Inky zine

In stock issues are 15-20, 22-27, 29-30,32-36, 38, 39, 41, 42


$15 per autographed book

The Big Rumpus
No Touch Monkey!
Job Hopper
Dirty Sugar Cookies
Always Lots of Heinies at the Zoo.

Check out her Amazon page to learn more about her books, but remember to buy them from her directly for the proceeds to go to Wheels For Henry.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Vendor Profile: Obsessive Consumption

Obsessive Consumption

Shop description: Kate Bingaman-Burt makes her painfully mundane purchases, well, irresistible or at least gives us something to make us feel less self-conscious about how frequently we spend to fill the void.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Vendor Profile: Jill Bliss

Jill Bliss

Shop description: Nature-inspired paper goods and fabric accessories

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Vendor Profile: Little Cottage Pillows

Little Cottage Pillows

Shop description: Decorative pillows using a variety of hand techniques including, dyeing, painting embroidery & quilting on organic cotton and filled with organic cotton fill.

Vendor Profile: Chet & Dot

Chet & Dot

100 % of the money from the sale of this item will go to Wheels For Henry.

Vendor Profile: Bossa Nova Baby

Bossa Nova Baby

Shop description: Vintage inspired clothing and accessories

Vendor Profile: Robot Candy

Robot Candy

100 % of the money from the sale of this item will go to Wheels For Henry.

Vendor Profile: SNAP Design

SNAP Design

Shop description: One of a kind hand-made shoulder bags, laptop cases, totes, accessories, date planners and more!

$1000 and Rising!

Just a quick note to say that we've crossed the $1000 mark for donations in just one week ($1052.82 to be exact)! That's more than 5% of our goal and doesn't include any proceeds from the benefit bazaar! Donations from $5 to $500 have come from all over the country and as far away as the UK! I can't stop using exclamation points!!! Thank you!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Vendor Profile: Tripper Dungan

Tripper Dungan

Shop description: My paintings are three dee when you look at them with chromadepth 3D glasses. Each piece comes with a complementary pair.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Vendor Profile: Discomedusa Design

Discomedusa Design

Shop description: i am art school grad, retraining in microbiology, taking a little detour to enjoy being a parent and make jewelry for (some semblance of) a living! my designs alternate between an aesthetic i think of as 'industrial-organic' and clean modern lines.

Vendor Profile: Triple Threat

Triple Threat

Shop description: Fun, vibrant fabric accessories with a frayed edge!

Vendor Profile: Jessi Taylor

Jessi Taylor

Shop description: Everything you see here is handmade, individually, and that means that no two things are ever exactly the same, and nothing is "perfect". I love that!

Vendor Profile: Livvie Lee

Livvie Lee

Shop description: My shop consists of some aprons, headbands, and skirts mostly for little girls.

Vendor Profile: Kenton Beadworks

Kenton Beadworks

Shop description: Kenton Beadworks is a one woman shop. I have been creating handcrafted jewelry for over 10 years. Quality affordable jewelry is difficult to find; so I have started this endeavor for others like me who crave exceptional quality jewelry at an exceptional price.

Vendor Profile: Rumpos-Big Imagination

Rumpos-Big Imaginations

Shop description: Rumpos sells mixed media playscapes for children depicting the natural world--small sourced and all natural fibers.

Vendor Profile: Auntie Rumpos

Auntie Rumpos

Shop description: Auntie Rumpos sells housewares and personal goods handmade from vintage and small-sourced all-natural fibers.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Vendor Profile: boolah baguette

boolah baguette

Shop description: Lovely things for babies and children - handmade from soft, mostly recycled fabrics.

Vendor Profile: Woolie Originals

Woolie Originals

Shop description: Woolie Originals is donating a portion of their brick & mortar sales to Wheels For Henry. Please check out their website to see where to buy or to commission a work.

Vendor Profile: Una


Shop description: As with most creative endeavors, Una began as a brainchild. When the line eventually launched at the end of 2007, the idea was to stitch not-basic pieces in organic cotton or reclaimed fabric and then trim it with vintage buttons, lace, or a simple screen print. The other objective was to focus on small-scale, local production. For the most part, it's me. One girl. When I chose the name, Una, I selected it because in Spanish it is simply the female form of "one". But in Latin it also means "in one together". A much more powerful notion and not as lonely as I originally thought it might be. By producing and selling my pieces locally, I have had the opportunity to connect with the community on a more intimate level, meeting a lot of inspiring people along the way.
(It is after all, about the journey.)

Vendor Profile: Criminal Crafts

Criminal Crafts

Shop description: Hip espionage and Pulp fiction crafts for the mayhem minded.

Vendor Profile: Two Sarahs

Two Sarahs

Shop description: I make screenprints, etchings, and waxed screenprinted blocks. I like to use images of birds and animals, floating heads, teeth and bones, and the American Sign Language alphabet.

Vendor Profile: Sprouthead


Shop description: I make illustrated zines with poetry and writing, hand-made prints, bookplates, stationery, pins, and clothing. And for those in the Halloweeny mood, I've made some paper masks and I'm offering Inspiration Card Readings (like tarot readings) from a set of symbolic cards that I created.

Vendor Profile: Rags + Bones

Rags + Bones

Shop description: I have a passion for crafting, a love of rummaging and a need to keep myself busy. My materials are primarily reclaimed, recycled, left over or otherwise unwanted. When I go out looking for materials, I always have certain things I look for but the real fun is stumbling upon something really great or unusual to work with. I never toss anything out without first thinking of the craft potential. I hope to inspire others to do the same.

Vendor Profile: Power and Light Press

Power and Light Press

Shop description: Power and Light Press is born from a love of paper, type, and history, and inspired by overheard conversations, whiskey, the color brown, the Wild West, dogs, the wind, vintage office supplies, tiny things of all kinds, and beards, among other things.

We are a letterpress printing and design studio specializing in music packaging, posters, invitations, stationery, business cards, small handmade books, calendars, and other printed ephemera.

I try to work with scrap materials and paper as much as possible, and when larger paper is called for, I stick with recycled stock. As a maker of stuff, it is important to me to be aware of my own footprint and to tread as lightly as possible.