craftivism, my pet ...

do you have scraps of fabric hanging around? maybe an old towel or t-shirt that just doesn't serve its purpose anymore? well, bring it along and give it a new life! we will be accepting donations of such items to be reborn as small blankets for the many animals at lollypop farm and other area shelters. help us warm up their little cages as you warm your craftivist heart!

more indie love} gregory paul + baby shiver's boutique!!!

just a quick pip to cheer about the great music second storie has lined up for i ♥ handmade. this is a new element for second storie, and we couldn't be more excited that our handmade valentine's bash will also feature some really terrific local musicians!

opening for our event is the terribly talented gregory paul. we're sure you'll love his unique and super smart folk noir beautifulness. he'll be playing in our downstairs market from 6:00-7:30 p.m. what a great way to kick off i ♥ handmade!

from 8:00-10:00 the always entertaining, guaranteed to make you tap your feet and smile real big, baby shiver's boutique will be up to their usual wonderfulness, also in our downstairs market. there's no better way to round out the evening, in our opinion!

if you've heard gregory paul or baby shiver's play before you know what we're talking about. and if not, we're sure you're going to be swooning and toe tapping, just like us. check out their links in the mean time, and have a listen. you'll be looking forward to i ♥ handmade even more than ever!

type to you soon,
second storie

we ♥ our vendors!!!

we are thrilled to announce our second storie} i ♥ handmade vendors!!! with less than two weeks from call to deadline, we had an overwhelming response to our call for artists. more than double our last call! the result is a well rounded, super talented group of artists we're sure your going to love! there truly is no other event in town this full of local indie talent. we are so excited! now on to the list...

returning artists

new artists

abbey hendrickson, andrew zangerle, attic light media, everbloom,  jim delucia, kerrin pantelakis, kris merolalizz switzer, luna bella designs, ry stephans design, sara dankert, sarah beales, small bird, and sprout head.

**tomorrow it's all about the tunes. our  i ♥ handmade} musical guests = more local indie goodness!  

until then,

i ♥ handmade window is up!!!

the second storie crew is so grateful to marc at :nook for giving us such a great space to advertise and celebrate our latest event. thank you marc! we're so pleased with our little telephone pole. and we're more than pleased {in fact we're downright swoony} over marlene's original of our poster hanging from the line! a limited run of this beautiful illustration will be available for purchase at i ♥ handmade on february 1st, and then afterwards {if any are left} in our etsy shop

speaking of our etsy shop, do keep an eye out for our fabulous i ♥ handmade tees! they'll be listed some time in the next week or so.  these tees are in large part a fundraiser for second storie. we've got some great events planned for this year, but could use a little help making them happen!

the second storie crew will be screen printing our design on some super soft american apparel white tees {men's and women's} and adding an extra sweet touch to each one. we know you're going to love them...and how great would it be to see our supporters show up to the event wearing their tees? really great!!! we'll also be offering them for sale at spot coffee the night of the event.

we'll be posting our vendor list this weekend!!! as well as the musical wonderfulness we have lined up for the event! 

until then, be well friends!
the second storie crew

our poster is here!

don't you just heart our poster, created by the super fabulous marlene heuer!
we heart it to pieces!!! thank you marlene! if you love marlene's work as much as we do {and we're sure you do!},  you'll have to stop by her booth at i heart handmade and tell her so, she'll be there! also, look for another great piece by marlene on the cover of next week's city paper!

valentine's event!

second storie happily presents}  i heart handmade
{give handmade to the one you heart}

we will be having a one day indie market:
200 east avenue rochester, ny
friday, february 1, 2008

{call for entries}
juried on a first come first serve basis. if you'd like to participate by having a booth please go forth and apply here.  All pertinent details are covered in the downloadable pdf application. The deadline to apply is friday, january 18th. feel free to email us with your questions! our address is located in the sidebar to the right.

should you be out of the area and unable to attend, please help to spread the word to those who may be interested!

see you there!

second storie