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.
October 18, 2009
Flapper Girl is participating in an online Benefit Bazaar to help raise funds for a converted wheelchair van for a hardworking single mom in here in Portland. Chloe Eudaly is the proprietress of the awesome indie book store Reading Frenzy, a disability advocate, and the proud mom of an amazing kid who happens to get around in a wheelchair. They’re more than halfway to funding a used converted van and are now turning to family, friends and the broader community to help raise the rest.
So from now until October 31, Flapper Girl will be donating 30% of all our Etsy sales to this cause. To learn more about this cause, make a donation if you wish, or check out the other crafty folks who are participating, head on over to the Wheels for Henry website.
December 2, 2008
I am so excited that Flapper Girl will be a part of the 13th Annual Cheap Art & Craft Show at Reading Frenzy here in Portland. The show, which features dozens of items all under $100, runs through the month of December. So that means you’ll be able to find my signature hand-embroidered cupcake patches and coffee cozies, as well as my vintage-inspired corduroy clutches at Reading Frenzy all month long. The reception is happening this Thursday, December 4 from 6-9pm. Swing by to say hello and stay for refreshments, merriment, and bushels of local, handmade goodies. I hope to see some of your smiling faces there this Thursday evening!
Reading Frenzy’s 13th Annual Art & Craft Show; December 4 – 31, 921 SW Oak Street, Portland, 503-274-1449.
December 7, 2007
The Cheap Art & Craft Show opener at Reading Frenzy last night was really fun! All the local handmade goods look great in there, and last night’s event had a great all-around vibe (what else could expect from Reading Frenzy, though? That place is awesome). By the time I got there around 7 pm, they had already sold one of my tote bags (the one with an ebroidered robot on it). That, of course, made me feel really good! If you didn’t get a chance to check it out last night, don’t worry—the show is running through the month of December, but you might want to go sooner than later if you’re planning on buying gifts.
If you want to help out a good cause while you do your Xmas shopping this year, the Portland Mercury‘s online charity auction is up and running. All proceeds benefit Sisters of the Road, who support and feed the homeless population here in Portland. And hey, check out this gift package—you could win a bunch of really cool stuff, including an apron, tote bag, and two patches from Flapper Girl (actual apron pictured below)!
Lastly, here are some pictures of the latest apron designs that were listed in the shop yesterday:
December 3, 2007
Reading Frenzy‘s 12th Annual Art & Craft show is opening this week. Come by opening night—Thursday December 6 from 6 pm to 9 pm—for cider, cookies and goodies that won’t punch you in the pocketbook. This show features work by dozens of local artists, including felt iron-on patches and fun tote bags by yours truly. Items will be on display and available for purchase through December, while supplies last.