January 27, 2010
Portland’s darling gem of an indie bookstore, Reading Frenzy, is now carrying some items from Flapper Girl’s 2010 Valentine Collection. I went in yesterday and dropped off some sets of Flapper Cupcake Picks, Flapper Ribbon Ornaments, and Make-Your-Own Retro Pinup Greeting Kits.
The greeting card kits are being sold exclusively at Reading Frenzy. You can’t find them anywhere else—not even in the Flapper Girl Boutique.
Each kit contains everything you need to make your own one-of-a-kind valentine:
• 2 pieces of vintage unbleached card stock
• 1 retro pinup cut from upcycled (eco-friendly) paper goods
• 2 trims—1 piece of velvet ribbon & 1 piece of wide lace trim
• 3 various classy vintage buttons
• 1 mini fancy ribbon bow
In other Reading Frenzy news, next week the shop will be hosting it’s 11th Annual Valentine’s Invitational. Dozens of artists have contributed handmade valentines and valentine-themed artwork to benefit the Special Education PTA of Portland (SEPTAP).
Next Thursday, February 4, all the artwork will up on display at Reading Frenzy. You can swing by between 6-9pm to check it all out, and bid on anything that strikes your fancy.
Yours truly has a piece in this show. It’s called Masked Flapper, and bidding will start at $9 (half of the retail price $18). Be sure to check out Reading Frenzy’s website for more details, and a full list of participating artists.
January 15, 2010
The always-wonderful Indie Fixx features the Flapper Girl line in the new winter-themed galleria that launches today. “Winter Love” showcases a great mix of indie designers, crafters, artists, and boutiques who are showing off their stylish “must haves” for the winter season and Valentine’s Day. The gallery, which features lots of adorable items, is on view through February 26.
December 29, 2009
I’ve been working on Valentine’s Day goodies, and I’m so excited about how everything is turning out. I’ve taken a liking to working with paper, and have designed some fun cards, cupcake toppers, and garlands.
What you see to the right is a little sneak peek of what to expect from Flapper Girl this Valentine’s Day: vintage flappers, crepe paper, and plenty of silver, champagne pink, and black glitter!
December 7, 2009
Here at Flapper Girl, we want to wish you a happy holiday season and offer up our latest online special as you’re finishing up your holiday shopping.
That’s right! From now until December 20, we’re offering FREE SHIPPING on all purchases over at the Flapper Girl Boutique. No minimum purchase & no strings attached! Just fantastic handmade items and FREE SHIPPING.
Plus we will be adding NEW ITEMS to the shop throughout the week, so keep checking back to see the latest offerings!
September 26, 2009
I’m so excited to announce that you can now find Flapper Girl coffee cozies at Back to Eden Bakery in the Alberta Arts District. Back to Eden aims to “nourish the bodies and minds of the Portland community by providing tasty organic vegan treats that show what’s possible. A small batch bakery, every treat is hand-crafted with care and baked with love.”
Back to Eden just opened its retail doors this week, and is a wonderful, welcome addition to Portland. Be sure to stop by the next time you’re in the neighborhood!
September 18, 2009
I’m excited to announce that I’m helping out with a fun project—donating a free pattern to support one of my favorite crafty sites in Portland, the Knittn Kitten.
Each week a different local crafter will be offering up a free project sheet (pick it up at the Kitten) to try, and you can find all the supplies for it in the shop to make your own version. There’s also a new flickr pool celebrating the shop—please join and add your photos of treasures you’ve found, projects you’re making with these patterns, or anything else Kittenish!
Here’s a list of the crafters participating so far…
September 22 – Heather Mann
September 29 – Teresa Sullivan
October 6 – Diane Gilleland
October 13 – Joey Groendes
October 20 – Me
October 27 – Susan Beal
November 3 – Lee Meredith
November 10 – Bridget Benton
All of us will post photos of the new projects on our blogs every week and of course you can also see them all in the flickr group as they’re unveiled!
Please help spread the word about the pattern giveaway, and if you’re local and have a chance to stop by the Knittn Kitten, we’d all love to see what you make!
* Knittn Kitten Free Pattern! Series logo by Diana Schreiber.
September 11, 2009
Flapper Girl has finally made it to the east coast!
I’m super excited to announce that you can now find Flapper Girl ruffle bum knickers, retro tulle hostess aprons, and eco-friendly coffee cozies at the lovely indie boutique Bento in Honesdale, Pennsylvania.
Bento is run by the sweet and talented Miss Lisa of Ity Bity Bags. If you find yourself in the Honesdale area, be sure to stop by and check out all the handmade goodness she has available in her shop.
*Image via Bento.