Monday, April 30, 2012

Historic Governors Island!

This summer be sure to visit historic Governors Island!
LMK and a whole bunch of other great, one-of-a-kind handmade items will be found at the Better Than Jam Summer Handmade Gifts Shop.

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Better Than Jam 
Summer Handmade Gifts Shop

Governors Island, NY

This summer, the Bushwick boutique, Better Than Jam is once again journeying to the historic Governors Island, and bringing the creations of New York City's most talented artists and crafters. From May 26 through September 3, one of the island's historic apartment buildings will be filled with the work of local designers, artists, and crafts people, who have turned their creative eye toward the island just off the shores of Manhattan and Brooklyn for inspiration.

In coming to Governors Island, Better Than Jam hopes to create context around artisanal processes and inspiration. Better Than Jam’s gift shop will complement and add to the Island’s growing popularity, allowing visitors to take home a tangible memento from their Governors Island visit—a souvenir that was designed and crafted with the island in mind. With the help of the Etsy New York Team, the shop will also host demonstrations and workshops on Saturdays, to show and teach visitors some of their skills.

Short History of Governors Island
The Native Americans of the Manhattan region referred to the island as Pagganck ("Nut Island") after the Island's plentiful hickory, oak, and chestnut trees. In June of 1637 it was purchased by the Dutch and was called Noten Eylan . In 1664, the English captured New York, and took the island, however, the island switched hands between the British and the Dutch over the next 10 years until
the British regained exclusive control of the island for the "benefit and accommodation of His Majesty's Governors,” and officially it became Governors Island in 1784. Defensive works were raised on the island in 1776 by Continental Army troops during the
American Revolutionary War, and fired upon British ships before falling into enemy hands. From 1783 to 1966, the island was a United States Army post. From 1966 to 1996 the island served as a major United States Coast Guard installation. On January
19, 2001, 22 acres of the Island was proclaimed a National Monument, and in 2003, the remaining 150 acres of the island was transferred to the State of New York for a nominal fee of $1.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Baby Dragon Monsters - what don't they do?

Everyone loves a Baby Dragon Monster (BDM). Each one unique and comes equipped with their very own individualized charming personality. But it doesn't end there:

Each BDM is interactive. You give yours its wish of creative, fun spikes by making your own wishes and designing your BDM's spikes any way you want!


  Cute as all get out. (Ferocious too!)

A BDM stands on its tippy-toes to increase it's Musebility

BDM is small and compact. So much fun in such a diminutive package.

Each BDM has a hand-sewn hoop that a keyring or bag charm or any ole type of hanging device canbe attached. So easy to have your BDM with you at all times!

Some BDM are trained in the secret art of the  Ninja!

You can find a baby Dragon  Monster on baby clothes!! Still interactive and always adorable!


We are sure there is a Baby Dragon Monster just waiting for you. Out there. Somewhere. Make your wishes come true with a Baby Dragon Monster!


Busy May for LMK! But we wouldn't have it any other way!

Come visit us like you are voting at Tammany Hall -  early and often!!

 MAY 2012

Saturday, May 5, 2012 

Spring Handmade Cavalcade

Littlefield, 622 Degraw Street

Brooklyn, NY btwn 3rd/4th Avenues

Sunday, May 6, 2012 

Hoboken Arts & Music Festival

11am to 6pm


presented by Mayor Dawn Zimmer and The City of Hoboken

takes place on Washington St.
between Observer Highway to 7th St.
Over 300 Artists, Crafters, Photographers,
Sculptors, Local Businesses, Restaurants,
Food Vendors, local non-profits & more
Rain or shine – Admission is Free
With 3 Stages of live music

Saturday, May 12, 2012 

Not Yo Mama's
 Beautiful Historic Downtown Van Vorst Park 

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Everything Jersey City Festival
Central Avenue Shopping District
Jersey City Heights

Thursday, April 26, 2012

LMK is "Springing" to Action!

A weekend to catch our breath...and then off to Brooklyn and Hoboken!

The Spring Craft Fairs have begun in earnest!

See our Upcoming Events page for more info!