Saturday, December 12, 2009

ETSY Craft Night

Come join us for a teddy bear workshop with Wendy from Scary Stories — whether you're in Brooklyn or anywhere in the world. Stop by for our weekly Craft Night in our online multi-user chat room, the Virtual Labs, for a live online demo at 5 p.m. ET, or in person at the Etsy Labs in Brooklyn anytime between 4-8 p.m. at 55 Washington Street, Suite 512 in Brooklyn, New York. Craft Night is a time to make things, sharpen your craft skills, and connect with fellow crafters.

This week, on Monday, December 14, Wendy Gardner will show you how to turn any old shirt into an adorable teddy bear for a great holiday gift idea. There's no better way to clear out those closets and gain a handmade gift in the process! So, pinch a nice cotton button-down from the closet of your husband/boyfriend/grandpa and come on down to the Etsy Labs for some fluffy stuffy fun!

Friday, November 13, 2009

More Shirt Bears on TV....!

Here is the clip from CBS News yesterday of me sewing some Shirt Bears as Holiday Gifts. They are available for purchase on my Happy Sugar Etsy store.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Shirt Bears

This week I was interviewed by CBS News for a piece about making holiday gifts for cheap. I was filmed sewing my Shirt Bears..Teddy Bears made from my husband's shirts!!
It was supposed to air today on the CBS local news here in New York..and all the affiliates.BUT I think I was bumped by the Hurricane hopefully it will air tomorrow.

You can see the Shirt Bears..I like to call them "Eddies" on my Etsy Store here...stay tuned for more Shirt Bear news soon..

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

SAMPLE SALE..extended!

We've extended the SAMPLE SALE Come and check it out this Wednesday and Thursday

Event: Sample Sale Naughty Naughty Pets - EXTENDED!!!
Wednesday, October 21 from 12:00pm- 6pm
Thursday, October 22 from 4pm-6pm
475 Greenwich St. TRIBECA, NYC
Zinc Building Store, enter on Watts St.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

SAMPLE SALE - Sunday OCT 18th

Naughty Naughty Pets Sample Sale - Sunday Oct. 18th 10am - 5pm
475 Greenwich St TriBeCa, NYC, Zinc Building Store Front
Plush Toys, Handbags, Wallets, Watches, T-shirts, PJs, Stationery
and many one of a kind toys and prototypes..very rare...great for collectors!.
Lots of signage and display items.!
All your favorite characters, Naughty Naughty Kiefer..Dig Ivan Dig,
Heedley Pecked Me in the Eye and many more!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Distracted by a mouse...

I've been sewing new prototypes this week but I was distracted by this little guy I made for my daughter ...

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Vegas Baby!!

I just got back from Las Vegas where I spotted these guys in "The Worlds Largest Gift Store". I guess thats's where Vicious French Bulldog learned to play poker!

Friday, August 28, 2009


I've moved into my new office!! It doesn't look like much yet but stay tuned! I hope I can keep my desks nice and clear like this.

Monday, June 22, 2009


I will be teaching Summer Art Camp Classes at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum from July 14th-16th

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Booth Number

My Booth number at Renegade this weekend is #230
near Bayard St between Union and Lorimer Sts. in Williamsburg

See You There!

Tuesday, June 02, 2009


Don't forget to come and see me at the Renegade Craft Fair this weekend in Brooklyn.
McCarren Park Saturday June 6th and Sunday June 7th 11AM-7PM

My kids will be there too selling these little guys!

Monday, May 04, 2009


Come and see me at the Renegade Craft Fair - June 6th and 7th at McCarren Park in Brooklyn where I'll be selling Naughty Naughty Pets and hopefully some NEW Sugar Birdies...Hope to see you there!

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Kiefer sighting..!

Another Naughty Naughty Pet sighting in a crane game in Hudson, NY. Somebody get him out of there!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Pillows for Passover

Yesterday I worked with my son's class at his school to make these cute pillows for Passover. We used big fabric samples from an upholstery swatch book, combined with nice cotton kid-friendly prints I brought with me. Each child chose two pieces of fabric..and helped pin them together, sew them on the machine and then stuff them. They will take them home to use at the Seder during the part when you're supposed to lean or recline. So easy to make and the kids were very proud of themselves!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Princess Vicki SIGHTING..!

Princess Vicki was spotted in upstate New York in a Crane Game this week peering out the glass waiting to be won! So be on the lookout for more of her Naughty Naughty Pets friends popping up in other Crane Games...there's already been another sighting in a Florida Walmart..
Somebody please WIN her..!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Paper Stuffed Animals

Here's Eddie with his own invention..."Paper Stuffed Animals"

Friday, March 13, 2009

My Amazing Kids...

Today I took my kids to a birthday party at Madame Alexander. For those of you that don't know it, it's a Doll Company here in NYC that's been around for about 80 years. We had a tour of the factory, watched a man making tiny doll hats, saw miniature clothes being sewn and little wigs being brushed. It was pretty neat..and then we had cake!

Back at home later this evening my kids were very busy and very quiet for an hour while I was not paying attention..suddenly they came running out and surprised me with these..! They had started their own doll factory and made these dolls of our family. They only used what they could find..tape, paper and amazing is that!!