Weekends in Wonderland

This past weekend Sara Lies and True Stories Vintage were at the Williamsburg Fashion Weekend pop up shop at Bird River Studios.

This was my first time participating in a holiday market. I met a lot of great, crafty new people and made some sales. All in all, it was a success. Lots of thanks to WFW and Bird River Studios for putting together such a great event. And thanks to all those who came out and supported your local designers this holiday season. And for those who couldn’t make it out, don’t worry, Sara Lies and True Stories Vintage will be making the market rounds again in the future and will be up on etsy very very soon.

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Etsy Finds Tuesday (upcycle edition)

Did I happen to mention this event that I’m going to be a part of on Thursday? Did I mention how everyone should come check it out cuz it’s going to be awesome? Cuz you should. Cuz it will.

My Neighbor Totoro Upcycled Plush Toy - $21

Custom Made Upcycled Sweater Leggings - $59

Upcycled Vintage Caftan Mini Dress - $45

Repurposed Book Art - Sloth Love - $6.99

The Upcycled Bag N. 10 - $190

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Putting the Cycle in Up-Cycle

If you haven’t heard, I’m going to be participating in a super amazing event this Thursday night in NYC. I will be a panelist at Re-Invision, Re-Cycle, Re-Store along with a bunch of other inspiring NYC-based designers that incorporate re-cycled or up-cycled materials in their work. I’m going to give a super quick tutorial on how to make these totally nifty necklaces made out of old t-shirts.

Speaking of up-cycling, it turns out that The National Center for Craft and Design has selected the un-knitting machine as one of the best student design projects of 2012.

Designed by Kingston University’s Imogen Hedges, the un-knitting machine helps recycle unwanted knitted sweaters back into it’s pre-knitted form. Check out the video below to see how.

Imogen Hedges from Rachel Mc Closkey on Vimeo.

Story via Unconsumption

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Happy Thanksgiving!

thank you. from Hana Davies on Vimeo.

Thank you Hana Davies for making this amazing video (and for having awesome glasses!).
Thank you to my family and friends for being all the things Hana lists in her video.
Thank you to anyone reading this for just being you and being awesome and caring.

Happy Thanksgiving y’all!

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Etsy Finds Tuesday (Thanksgiving edition)

11x14 Give Thanks print - $22

Bee Thankful Gift Set - $10

Merci. Thank You rubber stamp shaped like a vintage iron - $4.08

Thanksgiving Linen Napkins - $68

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Steven Alan Sample Sale

Steven Alan (swoon) is having a sample sale. And if I had a million dollars (I would buy you a house obvi) this is what I would get. Actually I wouldn’t need a million dollars – maybe just a slightly more stable job. Seriously, if I had a million dollars I could probably afford non-sale Steven Alan.

Cindy Top - originally $225, now $78

Ace & Jig Pleated Mini Dress - originally $189, now $75

Sienna Top - orginally $198, now $58

Demy Lee Roderick Tee - originally $97, now $44

Demy Lee Yuki Sweater - originally $265, now $119

And for my friend, Ben, I would get grown up shoes!

Rancourt x Steven Alan Honey Camp Moc Chukka - originally $288, now $199

Hook yourself up with some Steven Alan sample sale online or at 87 Franklin St between Church St and Franklin Pl if you’re in NYC. Hurry though, you only have 3 days, 6 hours, 48 minutes, and 10 seconds…9 seconds…8….7…6.

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I’m not lying…

Coming soon to an Etsy near you…

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School of Seven Bells

SVIIB at Le Poisson Rouge May 5, 2012
Photos taken by Ben White

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Etsy Finds Tuesday


Ovok eats you, Ovok eats you not 8.5″ x 11″ Print $18


Jornalito handmade journal set of 2 – Beards pack $20


Bear screen printed canvas backpack tote $24


Fox on a Bike Natural Cream White Rug $25

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Etsy Finds Tuesday

Gold Dipped Jade Ring $20

Set of Skinny Bangles $30

Shirt Landscape Digital Print $65.44

MediumCotton Zip Pouch – Coral Market Weave $18

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