Sunday, December 5, 2010

cozy on up!

Just wanted to share a few items that are super warm + great for this time of year! This cowl is available in my etsy shop. I also have a bunch of smaller ones, button up, + one for the dudes.

Legwarmers made from recycled sweaters! This is a new item in my shop. Find this one + more here.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

it's the bee's knees

bees knees. morrisville, vermont

Pictured above are some of my skirts and patchwork scarves (inspired by the women of Gee's Bend). Those scarves took forever to make but are SO MUCH FUN. To the right is some art by local artist Jess Graham. As I've mentioned before, I'm really excited to be gearing up for this weekend's holiday show Queen City Craft Bazaar. Here are some sneak previews of artists that will be there!

the candy thief bathilde band

subsixstudios fabric earrings

robot dinosaur fiddlehead

skateboard heart pendant by cooboriginals

Like what you see? Come by the Queen City Craft Bazaar!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

the swing of things

My iron bit the dust today! It was a super cheap one from a big box store that I bought after I started sewing. It's probably a good 5 years old. It was a really heavy one and got super hot. Although I understand WHY irons have automatic shut-offs after 8 minutes, it is very inconvenient for me. Enough about that.
I've been photographing and listing so much on etsy. This satellite internet makes it take twice as long to get anything done on here, but while I'm living five miles up a dirt road I've got plenty of time! Hope you enjoy the recent listings and revamped photographs. Reminder that Queen City is this Saturday and I am very excited about it! I also dropped off some new jewelry at Bella Boutique in Burlington, VT and the Clothing Line in Burlington. Stop in to give them some love!
Also if you'd like to see Nicole's Threads in a store near you, recommend them here!

Monday, November 15, 2010

updates from rural VermontI

Since the last post I have moved! I'm now connected through an annoyingly slow satellite internet because it's all we can get five miles up the dirt road that we live on in Wolcott, Vermont. But it sure is beautiful and the sunsets driving down our road are to die for.

I just made a huge update to my etsy store and can now go out in the yard with my tripod and take as many pictures as I want without any visible neighbors looking over and wondering what the hell I'm doing!

Anywho -- I am super excited to re-invent my patchwork cowl from last season. This season I'll be making a batch of super cute scarves as well.. all inspired by the wonderful quilting women of Gee's Bend. They saved all of their scraps and made the most beautiful quilts that sing and dance with color, as I hope to do with my creations.

Here are some of the holiday shows that I'll be participating in...
This Saturday! I'm very happy to be participating in the holiday Queen City.. please come out!
Queen City Craft Bazaar - November 20th @ Union Station from 10-5 Over 40 crafters!
Also this year for the first time Nicole's Threads will be at
Craftland - 9th Annual Craftland show from November 26th-December 31st at the Craftland shop @ 235 Westminster St. in Providence, RI
visit for more information

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Strut! Art hop time!

It's art hop time. This is my first year participating in the South End Burlington Arthop. I'll gladly be selling wares/jewelry at Battery St. Jeans on Pine St. tomorrow evening at 5pm and will be showing at the fashion show 'Strut' on Saturday behind the Maltex building. Models will be walking at 7pm and 9pm. See you there!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Shop Local! Bike to a boutique.

I can't express how important I think shopping local and supporting all things local is. The city I live in makes it very easy to get grass-to-glass milk, local eggs, meat, etc. I know it isn't as easy in other towns and it's easy to take it for granted. I love selling online but I think it's equally, if not more important to push the little businesses that are still supporting local, handmade items. To the right is Heather of the Clothing Line. I love that the places I sell things are the same places I love to shop. I'll be giving away a free pair of button earrings for every comment left with a local boutique you love that you'd like to see Nicole's Threads carried in.
Here is a list of new boutiques that will be carrying Nicole's Threads accessories in the coming weeks!
Nice Things Handmade/1731 E Passyunk Philadelphia, PA 19148
Leo Handmade/22 Frazier Ave. Chattanooga, TN 37405
Tender Loving Empire/412 SW 10th Ave. Portland, OR 97205
Best Friends Boutique/26 Main St. Phoenixville, PA 19460
Verde/108 S. 13th St. Philadelphia, PA 19107
Radish Underground/414 SW 10th Ave. Portland, OR 97205

Sunday, April 11, 2010

DIY Brick & Mortar.. meet Sally & Mud Season sale!!

I recently took a trip to Maine to play music. First stop was the Dogfish Bar and Grille. One thing that made me fall in love with New England when first coming to Vermont was how hospitable and open the community members seemed to be to people traveling through. We had two great shows, the second was at She Doesn't Like Guthrie's in Lewiston. I can't wait to make another trip again. While I was in Maine, I was up to my multi-tasking ways, trying to find local boutiques to carry Nicole's Threads. To the left is Sally of Eli-phant. Eli-phant is a super unique boutique which carries lots of handmade designer goods. I also dropped some things off at Material Objects. Both are located in Portland, ME but I am looking to get some things to Kennebunkport as well. Check out my etsy shop for tons of spring tops and jewelry all 20% off until May 1st.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

organic fabric or remnants that would have been thrown away?

First off.. I'd like to introduce the first item that I'll be making in small batches.. the Vermont Skirt.
A versatile skirt, similar to my one of a kind patchworks. I have been debating for a while whether it's better to use fabrics that are remnants, factory blips, and vintage (making pockets out of old lady nightgowns, etc.... or to start a line using all environmentally sound materials organic cotton, hemp, etc. with soy based, plant based, low impact dyes... The process would be much longer, but definitely rewarding, and I've even found a Vermont based company that supplies organic cotton jersey material. The cost of my items would double if not triple, as the cost of organic cotton and hemp per yard could easily be 10x the amount of my fabric cost now. What I mostly charge for now with clothing is labor. I'd love thoughts and/or comments. I also thought this would be a good post to clear up any fogginess reguarding where my materials come from.. it takes lots and lots of energy to create new fabric, 99% of this fabric would have been trashed if it weren't for scavengers picking apart to look for the quality parts and making do with what you have to work with. Another option for me is to have a small organic line and keep making things with the end of the bolt/blip fabrics that I create things with now. Please notice that I do not use materials that have anything wrong with them, I cut around those parts to create a quality piece. I hope you enjoy the Vermont skirt as much as I do! I'll be doing custom orders for this skirt in different colors and sizes. It's super comfy and versatile!

Monday, March 8, 2010

pottery co-op

I love that Vermont is full of opportunities for communal trade.. I have been looking into joining a ceramic studio since June.. I recently joined UVM's Pottery Co-OP. Expect to see lots of new pieces in the pottery lottery store. I just added some pieces that I had done at Wilkes in Pennsylvania...This one of a kind necklace is available in my pottery lottery shop right now.. hope you enjoy.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Saturday, February 27, 2010


Vermont's spring tease has been reminding me to start making spring tops! I can't believe how mild this winter has been... although I think I've been withstanding the very cold days with help of lots and lots of layers and down coats.. the snow hasn't been falling much.. infact I have heard a record has been set here for the least amount of snow and in Philadelphia for the most amount of snow. so HA to all of you who said I wasn't going to be able to take it...have fun snowshoeing down broad st. ;) Anyway, check out my etsy site here for tons of new tops and jewelry
I also joined a pottery co-op, so as soon as the first glaze firing happens, I'll be adding lots of jewelry to the pottery lottery etsy site.
P.S. I live in this pink house in the background! I think Burlington is the only neighborhood where you'd need to ask "Which hot pink house do you live in? The one with red trim, bright orange trim, or lime green trim?"