Awesome news: JennySold Designs is going to have a table at the Punk Rock Flea Market in Philly on Sunday, May 13! The $3 entry fee goes to support R5 Productions, a Philadelphia music promotion agency that puts on all-ages shows in the city’s smaller and medium-sized venues. Vendors will be selling anything from their used goods flea market style, homebaked treats, handmade crafts and jewelry, music, and artwork. There really are a variety of things to look at, some great one-of-a-kind products and an overall good time to be had.
From R5 Productions:
PUNK ROCK FLEA MARKET / PHILADELPHIA RECORD RIOT – This Sunday May 13th from 10am to 5pm. We have expanded to TWO buildings at 9th & Spring Garden Sts. “The Punk Rock Flea Market Dome” hosts 250+ tables of various vendors selling everything from old furniture to instruments to vintage clothes to laptops and bicycles. Across the street at The Starlight Ballroom we have over 50 record dealers selling their findings from all over the east coast. We also have six food trucks and loads of other small food companies, a full bar at The Starlight and a couple thousand people throughout the day. It’s by far the most positive and fun event of the year. A $3 admission donation gets you into both events / buildings all day long (re-entry is cool!) . The best part is – the proceeds from the flea market help us keep up with insurance, maintenance, and other weirdo costs from doing shows in some weird spaces.
I will be selling posters, totes, wristlets, scarves, pacifier clips, headbands, and whatever else I can sew up before then. The posters and butterfly totes are also currently for sale on my Etsy page; sewn items will be up on Etsy after the market.
THE PUNK ROCK FLEA MARKET-DOME
461 N. 9th St.
Philadelphia, PA, 19123
May 13, 2012
10am – 5pm
Spread out with my materials on a bunch of newspapers like a bird waiting to take a turd in its cage, a few years ago I experimented with screenprinting in my apartment kitchen. With a crappy light exposure setup and not as much equipment as I should have had, it just didn’t turn out the way I would have liked, the main issues being some detail getting lost and the ink laying either too thick or too thin, but not Goldilocks “just right”. I wish I had spent more money and research on creating a more proper setup, but there just wasn’t the room in the apartment. When the basement is straightened up (ha), I’d like to get a more professional arrangement going. Ah, pipe dreams and overachieving.
I’ve had the product, specifically these tote bags, stashed away for years, not sure what to do with them but certainly not wanting to abandon them either. I ran across the box-o-goods the other day and, since I have been sewing alot lately, had the idea to add some appliquéd fabric to the designs. It was just the extra spice they needed! The additional material and more involved prints brought the totes from flat to funky, perfect for a small shopping trip, quick beach jaunt, or anywhere you want to carry something in style.
Making appliqué fabric is completely simple; all you need is Heat’n Bold Ultrahold Iron-on Adhesive and a small patch of fabric. Cotton/quilting weight fabric works best, so luckily that’s the kind of fabric that has all the best prints. Cut a piece of fabric slightly larger than you will need to fit your design just to give a buffer, and iron it onto the adhesive. Tape/pin a printout of your chosen design right-side up on the fabric side of the sandwich – or freehand draw it on if you’re that good – and cut out the design. Peel off the waxy paper backing, and iron the appliqué onto whatever you want that will hold it (flatter material is better; I have a feeling corduroy wouldn’t do so well). Pillowcases, baby onesies, t-shirts, tote bags – go nuts! You can even sew a decorative stitch around the edge of the appliqué if you want to add an extra decorative touch.
The bags are now up in my Etsy shop, click here to browse and order.