shire city holiday shindy!

i love it when the past circles around into the present. many many moons ago, when i worked in the fashion industry, the sales reps would come back after trade shows with these incredible rugs that looked like giant potholders made from recycled sweaters, by a mythical person named Crispina. zooming forward nearly twenty years, […]

make way for spring S A L E !

i would really love to make some space in my studio for the new spring clothes i’m making, so i’m reducing prices on lots of crochet hats, wraps, and some pieces that just seem to be lingering in the *hodge podge* shop. why don’t you take a look and see if there’s anything that speaks […]

new in the shop + SALE!

i have been posting new CLOTHES in the shop (finally!) and to celebrate the end of the craziness season and thank y’all for your support over this year, i am offering 15% off ALL ITEMS in my shop + FREE PRIORITY SHIPPING all weekend long to you, my dear blog readers! you will have to […]

last chance to ship before the holidays!

tonight at midnight is the deadline for orders to ship before xmas, as i leave tomorrow afternoon on a 12-hour train ride to cleveland! there are lots of cozy gift-able items in the shop, and a whole bunch on SALE, and what the heck, i’ll throw in FREE SHIPPING too! just write it in the […]


ok, so remember how the highlight of last year’s Craftacular was when a certain someone bought one of my dresses (the one i secretly hoped no one would buy so i could keep it myself, to be exact)? well, all year long i have regretted not having the nerve to ask for a photo as […]

weekend update

on sunday i will be carting my wares over to the biggest, baddest mama of all the nyc holiday sales: the 2008 BUST HOLIDAY CRAFTACULAR! you don’t want to miss this one! come early to beat the crowds and score a goody bag (first 500 in the door). last year the line was around the […]

elastic shirring tutorial

hope you had a happy thanksgiving! just wanted to let you know that my latest CS post is about shirring with elastic, a handy and very cool technique. i can think of so many ways to use this, and i love how ‘pro’ it looks.

i think i’m going to have to whip up a few […]

black friday-cyber monday DEALS!

i know that times are tight, and we are all keeping a close eye on our wallets. but if you will be shopping this weekend, please consider buying handmade and supporting independent artists and makers, rather than greedy corporations…

on that note, i am running a special sale this weekend in the shop, in conjunction with […]

ready for renegade!

oh yes, try as i might to hold back time (i want to make more stuff!) it is here, the big mama, the one that started it all, the 4th annual Renegade Craft Fair! if you are anywhere within range, you simply MUST come and support your local indie makers. this is what it’s all […]

it’s nearly time again!

oh yeah, mark your calendars! it’s exactly one month until the 4th annual Renegade Craft Fair, june 14-15 in the McCarren Park Pool and all your favorite SAPLINGS will be there: hodge podge (but of course!), treehouse, callieco, bobbi clothes, raeburn ink, a.s.i.s., 31 corn lane, and probably more but i’m just reading off […]

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