Spring Forward

Hibernation is over. Some of you know that I do a lot of juggling – I split my time between three businesses, two children, and many cups of coffee. The last few months have been super busy with my design companies, which is great, but the slice of pie chart devoted to Brooklyn Makers has been a frugal sliver. There’s been some cool stuff happening during the never-ending winter months though! Here’s a little update:

  • I co-founded a women entrepreneurs group. It’s crazy awesome, and there are a lot of cool collaborations happening. We are open to new members, so if you’re in the South Slope / Windsor Terrace area and want to network and learn from a bunch of strong & fabulous ladies, please reach out!
  • Brooklyn Makers participated in the Prospect Heights Fair at PS9. We had a fantastic time and saw a lot of maker friends. Also wolfed down two incredibly delicious sandwiches from Gaddy Lane, and tried to replicate them at home. Resolved to only participate in fairs where Gaddy Lane is serving food.
  • Brooklyn Holiday Bazaar 2015 is in the works! For our third year we’re taking things to the next level and having a two-day event, kicking off on Small Business Saturday at our beloved 501 Union. More on that soon!

What else is going on? Oh, we’re lusting over so many new cool things made in Brooklyn. Our Spring Want List is long! These are the top items on our radar, from $12 to $425 (Treat. Yo. Self. You deserve it!):

Spring 2015  Brooklyn Makers Picks

Clockwise from top left:
1. Activist Eyewear sunglasses, designed in Brooklyn & crafted in Japan, $425
2. Dyed Howlite Fan Necklace by Rock That Gem, $60
3. Salted Caramel Pow-Wow Bon Bons by Rescue Chocolates, $14
4. Rose and chamomile facial scrub by Marble & Milkweed, $18
5. Cinnamon coffee bar soap by Meow Meow Tweet, $12
6. Eyelet indigo throw by osxnazosi, $135
7. Q-bot lamp by tightrope, $400
8. Marie crossbody bag by Shana Luther, $295
9. Indigo ikat dot silk hand painted blouse by XSILK, $145
10. Abby satchel in lemon yellow by Lolafalk, $258

Let us know what your fave picks are! Also, do you split your time between different jobs? Do you wear a lot of hats running your business? Please share your tips in the comments 🙂