desira pesta Newyears sale

desira pesta Newyears sale


Lots of Cheerful Gift Ideas Last Minute

Buy Sophie Belts in bulk and save over 20%!

Doing Things With My Hands

Is what I love to do most, in any form, (don’t get naughty I mean crafts!)

I just moved from my beautiful studio of three years in Red Hook, Brooklyn overlooking the ocean:

Working on the 4th of July ain't so bad with a view of fireworks over the Statue of Liberty!

I’ve moved into a more modest and cozy dwelling in Bushwick, Brooklyn, but as a transient Sagittarius, this change was much needed.  I had some amazing and crazy times with my studiomates, RHLS, JUNKPRINTS, ZOOGUU, LEDTHREAD, REITER8, CUBIST LITERATURE, KCOLINE, and Mister Rob Kalin, himself, and those walls will always store a ridiculous novel’s work of adventures, mishaps, theft, fire, drama, incest, and siege in our hearts.  Throw a ton of artists in a 5,000 sq ft loft and see what kind of shenanigans occur.  I will miss you all, but onto the new!

With that said, I can hardly move my arms today.  I have taken my first stab at DIY laminate floor installing and although, I can totally do it and it looks great so far, swimming ain’t got nothing on installing floors.  Gahh ! My back! my hands! My fingers! My forearms! Haha!  I can’t wait to see how the space shapes up.  ;o)

Not so bad.

Now onto the beautiful things!  New hand-woven handiwork.  I LOVE DOING THESE, so buy them so I can make more in seriously any color or color combo:

Named After the Great Elia Kazan

Photos by the Great, Elliot Black

The Elia Scarf as photographed in Brooklyn by Elliot Black

The more goth Victoria

It was 29 degrees that day and I braved it.

Farewell for Now.

I made everything here but the boots!

Gifts for All Sizes

Lots to choose from for just about any style…


I Love You Over and Over and Over Again

The print that’s been seen in every which way (garment-wise) is now available in cheap and chic cowl scarves!

Architecture Reversible Cowl!



Wide Stripes Cowl

Wide Stripes Cowl

I Am Cowling in the Corner

Red Italian wool houndstooth cowl scarf only $22 on ETSY

Cowl Me Any Anytime

Lasercut Wool Cowl

Cowl me on the line
Cowl me cowl me any anytime
Cowl me my love you can call me any day or night
Cowl me

A TON of new cowls coming your way today on ETSY

OOOOH Sweet Child Of Mine


amazing shots by Richard Cordero of his beautiful daughter, Isis

Novemba Already!?

It’s already November, ay carumba!  and I don’t know about you, but it’s freeaking freezing in NYC!Yesterday my friends Chi & Rob and I drove through Rob’s New Jersey neighborhood checking out trick-or-treaters.  We happened upon an amazing family dressed as The Incredibles complete with fake muscles and masks, yet couldn’t find them again to snap a picture.

I wanted to go apple picking… that didn’t happen…

I wanted to go camping before it got tooo cold… that didn’t happen…

& I wanted to have at least one dinner party outside in our new apartment’s garden…. NOPE.

Yesterday I worked outside all day and nearly froze… my butt off…

New sweater designs are therefore coming your way.

ANDDDDDDD I am continuing a monthly promotion with a SPEND $50 & GET A FREE SOPHIE BELT! Yeah yeah yeah.



Last year, my cousin Stephanie asked me if I thought she should open an Etsy Shop for her amazingly adorable knitwear for children and adults.

An Etsy zealot, I barely screamed YES!!!!

Girl Flapper Beanie Hat

A little over a year later, she has several hundred sales, wholesale accounts, and a very very very busy schedule, AND she has four kids.

"Little Hooter Owl Hat" by Hookaholic

Her hats and knits are fun, creative, and so freaking cute and what more adorable models have you ever seen?  I am personally a huge fan of the Bear Hats.  I want to buy eight, but I don’t have any friends with kids and I also want the baby in the photos to come with the hat, but I don’t know how Steph feels about that…

With her adorable totally Stephanie-replica girls and boy as hat models, she has managed to create a business from her Pennsylvania home that not only gives her a venue to sell her work, but also extra income AND the ability to stay at home with her little ones.

"Cute Baby Bear Hat With Ears"

I started selling on Etsy just one month after the website started back in 2005 and I can’t even count how many lives it has totally altered because of it’s success.  Stephanie is just one of the thousands of people who have been able to “quit their day jobs” and make a living making things.  It has revamped commerce and retail as we have come to know it.  Plebeians are taking over much of the income from huge companies and businesses.  We are taking back craftsmanship, quality, and reinstituting the relationship consumers used to have with businesses.  You can actually talk to the person who designed and handcrafted what you’re about to buy.  That relationship had become rare since the turn of the 20th century when things were made behind closed doors.

I am so proud of Stephanie and my other friends and peers who have been able to change their lives with their own hands.