Friday, July 25, 2008

FDF1 in the Boston Globe!

Family Dinner for One is proud to announce that we were featured in the Style Section of the Boston Globe yesterday, Thursday July 24. Check it out here:

We are absolutely over the moon...the pix are awesome and the profile by writer Chris Muther is fantastic. There's also a great slide show of tees and photos of the 5 designers covered at:

Congrats to our good friend Adam Yothers of Dyslexic Press for his fantastic coverage in the article too! Go tshirts!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Another MSR2 Post: What I bought!

Because the quality of crafters at Make Shop Rock 2 (see post below for more info and links!) was so awesome, I found myself unable to resist the urge to not only Make and Rock,

I photographed my purchases to share because I was so thrilled with them!

A sweet, tiny handmade bird from Miaow

Earrings and a feather necklace from Early Jewelry

A hand screen printed tee by Crystala Armagost

A beautiful hand made messanger bag by RayMin Shoulderware

You can find links for all these great crafters in my previous post!

Make Shop Rock 2!!!

I've got a bit more to say about Make Shop Rock 2...although Seth said quite a bit with those 2 pics, haha. First of all, the whole weekend was a blast. We spent some much needed quality time with our good friends from RayMin, and our other crafty pals.

Second of all, you may be wondering what that heck Make Shop Rock 2 was? Basically, in 2007 myself and Minette of RayMin wanted to put together a trunk show for a small group of designers of hand made goods. We added a musical element as well and came up with Make Shop Rock. It took place in April 2007 in Pittsburgh and was a hit, so we decided to invite more designers, add more music, and expand the show to 2 nights this year.

Night 1 this year took place at the home of Ray and Min of RayMin...each designer set up their own area and music was provided by Raymond Morin of Sort of Records.

Night 2 was at the Brillo Box on Penn Ave in Pittsburgh. The night was full of great music from DJ's Pete Spynda and Klaus (from Boston), and local Pittsburgh rock sweethearts Triggers.

And of course, our crafters were in full force!

Built in Pittsburgh

Crystala Armagost

Fresh Popcorn


RayMin Shoulderware

And last but not least, Family Dinner for One: We had a lot of great kids rocking our tees that night, both official MSR2 models and customers!

All in all it was a really great time, and a success for our crafters and musicians alike! Hopefully we can do it all again next year!

Monday, July 14, 2008

make shop rock 2 7-12-08

all I have to say.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

worst bloggers ever...but we have a new house!

I know I need to stop obsessing about what a negligent blogger I am...but...there it is. This will be the last time though, because I do actually realize that it's getting boring.

But, I have a good excuse this time. I've been a little tied up because Seth and I just bought a house. After jumping through the final flaming hoops last Friday in order to close, the house is now officially ours. We are really really excited.

And now a little back story...About 8 months ago when we found out we'd be losing our amazing art studio at Fort Point in Boston, we decided to move out of the city and into the country. The potential loss of our studio was a huge blow to us...Seth does all of his woodworking and sculpture there, and it's where we do all the screen printing for FDF1. He's been there since he graduated from MassArt in 2003. Just about every year the urban condo giants who bought the building have threatened to kick all the artists out and build their evil condos... and then extended the lease...but this year they were serious. We knew we'd never find another space for the crazy low rent, and couldn't do the type of work we do in our apartment, so the decision was made...after 10 happy fun years of city life, we would move on to greener pastures.

I was a little freaked out at first to leave the city...actually a lot. But 8 months of thinking it over has changed all that, and now that our beautiful house has been found and bought, I feel a lot better. But who wouldn't be cheered at the prospect of moving into an immaculate farmhouse near the beach, built in 1889 with a 2-story barn on a pretty lot with stone walls and a slate it.

Our new suburban home on the south shore will also be FDF1 headquarters...specifically the 2nd floor of our new barn!

Here's what it looks like right now:

We've got a bunch of work to do to make it a better place to screen print, but we have lots of ideas! Consider the above shot a 'Before' image...'After' images will be posted in the next few months.

Anyway, that's that for now. We are thrilled to be off on yet another exciting adventure...and promise to blog more!