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Jess interviews Jane

My turn to interview Jane!  We had such fun last week that we thought you would want to know a little bit more about Janie.  Have a lovely weekend! - Jess

Photograph by Bryan Gardner

Jane Likes:

Firm handshakes

PG Tips Tea

Boiled Egg and Soldiers

Reading about the Mitford Family

Watching Ice Skating and Ribbon Gymnastics

Hotel beds

Perfume

Bird Chatter

Indian Food

Flat Whites and Cheese Scones but ONLY in New Zealand

Click-tastic Khoisan Languages

Glamping

Daniel Craig in a Tuxedo

Historical Fiction

Winnie The Pooh

Andy Goldsworthy

Marmite

Period Drama

The Archers

Beagles

Goeff Lloyd’s Hometime Show

Walkers Cheese & Onion Crisps

Watching YouTube Marathons of Never Mind The Buzzcocks and Shooting Stars

Hearing anything on the subject of Dogging

Desert Island Discs every Sunday

Dr Hauschka face products - my one weakness

Kath & Kim and Outrageous Fortune TV marathons

Going to the beach

Obsessing about Morgellon’s Disease

Squirrels stealing from vending machines

Bronzing Balls

Mary Portas

Laughing Cow Triangles

Jane Dislikes:

Vocal runs

Getting wet sleeves

Skat singing

Interpretive dance

Cilantro

Lady Ga-Ga

Keira Knightly

Competitive Sports

Ironic facial hair

Litter dropping - bones especially

Massage

Public displays of affection

Any exercise that makes one out of breath

Receiving manicures and pedicures

Poor quality hair pieces

Line cutters in Museums

Open mouthed gum chewing

Smelly food on public transport or in the Movies

Drivers who change lanes without indicating.

Favorite part about being the Owner of Foxy & Winston:
Working in Red Hook, getting to take my dog to work, varied fun and interesting clients, being creative for a living and curating my little shop.

Birthday:
10/01/1972. And I’m a Libra.

Favorite color:
Teal

Favorite drink:
Hendricks Gin

Favorite author:
Somerset Maugham

Favorite Illustrator:
Male : Edward Gorey Female:  Lisbeth Zwerger

Favorite designer: Virginia Johnson

Hero: Frank Lloyd Wright

Movies you can watch over and over again:
Billy Liar, Withnail and I, Babe, Dirty Dancing, Murial’s Wedding

TV Shows:
Mad Men, Downton Abbey, Lark Rise to Candleford, Forbrydelsen (The Killing) This is England,

Guilty Pleasure:
Watching Titanic, Storage Wars, Barbara Streisand Movies

Dessert Island Discs: (You must pick 8 tracks and then decide which one you would keep if all but one washed away)

1. Old Cape Cod - Patti Page

2. Going to California - Led Zeppelin

3. Do you really want to hurt me - Culture Club

4. Stayin’ alive - The Bee Gees

5. There is a light that never goes out - The Smiths

6. Slide Away - Oasis

7. Enjoy the silence - Depeche Mode

8. Disco 2000 - Pulp

I’d Keep Zeppelin if the rest washed away…

What Book would you bring with you to said Island?
Hemingway’s a Moveable Feast…oooh and The Complete Tales of Beatrix Potter

Death Row Food:
1st course: Fried Calamari
2nd course: Penne a la vodka
3rd course: chocolate covered potato chips

Introducing Foxy & Winston's new Studio Director

I’m thrilled skinny to announce we’ve grown! I’ve recently signed on a new studio director to work beside and I couldn’t be more excited. Introducing, Jessica Vanderberg!

Recently, I sat down with Jess and got to know a little bit more about her.

Jess Likes:

deli/gas station coffee
Connecticut style lobster rolls
extinguishing matches in water
ellipses…
the pacific northwest
new toothpaste containers
hyperbole
binge TV watching
carousels
hotel bars
pretending not to notice celebrities on the street
makeovers
IMDB black holes
hand clapping in songs
three part harmony
Jess Dislikes:
revolving doors
onstage all-star jams (however, this does not include “super-groups” like The Traveling Wilburys or Monsters of Folk)
getting out of the shower
thin apartment walls
the beach
waiting in line
line cutters
altoids
teething babies
glamping or camping or having to sleep outside my own bed for any reason whatsoever 
spicy food
Favorite part about being the Studio Director at Foxy & Winston:
Jess: Aside from working with clients, managing the daily operations of the studio and spending time in Red Hook…our Phil Collins lunch breaks and watching old British TV shows on YouTube really make my job the most fun.
Birthday:
9/7/79.  born: 7 lbs. 9 oz. at 9:34 PM (3+4=7). I’m all 9’s and 7’s. And I’m a Virgo.  
Favorite color:
Pink, definitely Pink
Favorite drink:
lemonade and Bailey’s, though not together.
Favorite author:
Maurice Sendak
Favorite designer:
Jane Buck
Hero:
Jim Henson
Dessert Island Discs: (You must pick 8 tracks and then decide which one you would keep if all but one washed away)
Jess: I think the exercise here is to keep your spirits up - so none of these are necessarily “serious” choices of best songs ever…just a disclaimer. 
What Book would you bring with you to said Island?
Movies you can watch over and over again:
Selena, Win a Date with Tad Hamilton, Almost Famous and The Royal Tennenbaums
TV Shows:
Twin Peaks, Mistresses, Fringe, Parks and Recreation

Guilty Pleasure:
See “movie you can watch over and over again” answers one and two.  Additionally, looking in apartment windows and saying “must be nice”, regardless of what it looks like - no, not creepy at all. And anything starring Michael Fassbender
Death Row Food:
1st course: Poutine 
2nd course: Linguini with Clam Sauce
3rd course: Duck confit with some kind of melty cheese gratin
Dessert: Dark chocolate covered pretzels or sour watermelons
(I think I’ve covered all the food groups).
 
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Come stop in and say hello - Jess is looking forward to meeting you all! 
contact: Jessica@foxyandwinston.com

A recent letterpress printed wedding suite for a lovely Brooklyn pair, getting married in the New York countryside. In Pumpkin and Cranberry ink we printed a design of Barn Swallows hovering over a field of Wildflowers, Thistles, Poppies and Fiddlehead Ferns.

A recent letterpress printed wedding suite for a lovely Brooklyn pair, getting married in the New York countryside. In Pumpkin and Cranberry ink we printed a design of Barn Swallows hovering over a field of Wildflowers, Thistles, Poppies and Fiddlehead Ferns.

Excited to be taking part for the first time in this new Market. I will have my Textile Goods this time and once Fall rolls around I will have Fabric Yardage and NEW Market Totes etc..

Excited to be taking part for the first time in this new Market. I will have my Textile Goods this time and once Fall rolls around I will have Fabric Yardage and NEW Market Totes etc..

A few recent Foxy & Winston Letterpress Wedding projects. The First printed in French Blue on Cranes Lettra Pearl stock for a Portsmouth, New Hampshire Wedding. The second in Eggplant and Pumpkin for a Folksy Wedding in Dutch Pennsylvania.

Dear Friends, I hope you will take a moment to read this short message that I write with a heavy heart today. One of my dearest pals, Jewelry and Clothing Designer, Angela Spencer, passed away on Sunday May 20th after a long battle with cancer. This upcoming Thursday evening, June 7th The folks at Treehouse in Williamsburg will be honoring Angie at a trunk show of her jewelry and clothing line, A.S.I.S., to raise money for her remaining expenses. Stop by Treehouse from 6:30 to 8:30pm to help us celebrate her life with cocktails and sweets and purchase some unique crocheted and macramed jewels, and silk shirts and tees printed with her beautiful lace designs - all for a very worthy cause. Also, if you are unable to join us but wish to contribute, you can donate on her Memorial Fund page. Treehouse Brooklyn 430 graham ave btw withers and frost brooklyn 11211 (718) 482-TREE (8733) http://www.treehousebrooklyn.com info@treehousebrooklyn.com Another Trunk Show is in the works at Foxy & Winston this Fall, where we’ll be selling Angie’s gorgeous Hats and Scarves, while serving hot cider and other treats so watch this space for news on that event! Thank you for reading Jane

Dear Friends,

I hope you will take a moment to read this short message that I write with a heavy heart today. One of my dearest pals, Jewelry and Clothing Designer, Angela Spencer, passed away on Sunday May 20th after a long battle with cancer. This upcoming Thursday evening, June 7th The folks at Treehouse in Williamsburg will be honoring Angie at a trunk show of her jewelry and clothing line, A.S.I.S., to raise money for her remaining expenses. Stop by Treehouse from 6:30 to 8:30pm to help us celebrate her life with cocktails and sweets and purchase some unique crocheted and macramed jewels, and silk shirts and tees printed with her beautiful lace designs - all for a very worthy cause.
Also, if you are unable to join us but wish to contribute, you can donate on her Memorial Fund page.

Treehouse Brooklyn

430 graham ave
btw withers and frost
brooklyn 11211
(718) 482-TREE (8733)
http://www.treehousebrooklyn.com

info@treehousebrooklyn.com

Another Trunk Show is in the works at Foxy & Winston this Fall, where we’ll be selling Angie’s gorgeous Hats and Scarves, while serving hot cider and other treats so watch this space for news on that event!

Thank you for reading

Jane

Love Is In The Air Today I am am excited to be able to share with everyone a project that can be downloaded and printed for you all to make. Its a vintage perfume bottle inspired card making kit on The Crafts Dept. Blog over at Martha Stewart. Fun! Happy Valentines! Jane xo

Love Is In The Air

Today I am am excited to be able to share with everyone a project that can be downloaded and printed for you all to make. Its a vintage perfume bottle inspired card making kit on The Crafts Dept. Blog over at Martha Stewart. Fun!

Happy Valentines!

Jane xo

Floral Coasters from Sesame Letterpress

These pretty coasters are new in at the Shop this week and would make a sweet Valentine!

A Recent Save The Date Postcard for Amy & Jake, who’s Wedding will take place in July. I’ll be working on their custom letterpress invitations over the coming months. It’s to take place in Portsmouth, New Hampshire so a French blue nautical theme is happening!

A Recent Save The Date Postcard for Amy & Jake, who’s Wedding will take place in July. I’ll be working on their custom letterpress invitations over the coming months. It’s to take place in Portsmouth, New Hampshire so a French blue nautical theme is happening!

Julian Winter Vanderberg A great name for a great little fellow! This is my most recent Letterpress Birth Announcement. The Design involves a Stork flying over Brooklyn, carrying Baby Jules over (what used to be the tallest Landmark in Brooklyn) the Williamsburg Clock Tower - notice the clock is set to his arrival time! Printed in Squash and Pewter on Cranes Lettra Bright White, cotton stock. Congratulations to the proud parents Jessica and James! xo

Julian Winter Vanderberg

A great name for a great little fellow! This is my most recent Letterpress Birth Announcement. The Design involves a Stork flying over Brooklyn, carrying Baby Jules over (what used to be the tallest Landmark in Brooklyn) the Williamsburg Clock Tower - notice the clock is set to his arrival time! Printed in Squash and Pewter on Cranes Lettra Bright White, cotton stock. Congratulations to the proud parents Jessica and James! xo

Back by popular demand! I have printed a second run of 100 Downton Abbey cards also available in my Etsy Shop. this time in Pewter Grey with a Gravel Grey envelope. The first edition sold so well and so many people are still asking for them, so eventually I broke down and here we are! Downton Forever xo

Back by popular demand!

I have printed a second run of 100 Downton Abbey cards also available in my Etsy Shop. this time in Pewter Grey with a Gravel Grey envelope. The first edition sold so well and so many people are still asking for them, so eventually I broke down and here we are!

Downton Forever xo

Happy New year!

Good morning 2012! I for one am pretty pleased to see the back of 2011 and welcome the new year with open arms!

I never keep (or even remember) my resolutions each year, so this time I thought if I wrote them down it might keep me in check. Hopefully this time next year I will look back and have achieved at least 5 of them (keeping it real) here goes….

  • Learn to use my camera properly and take MUCH better photos (start by reading the manual?) 
  • Hang that blessed CUSTOM WEDDINGS sign outside my shop!
  • Get better use out of my expensive archival inkjet printer (manual??)
  • Buy a Serger and make some use of my Fashion Degree by making a few clothes
  • Have printed running yardage available (upholster a chair for the shop window)
  • Work on a new line of Organic Cotton Voile Crib bedding for next holiday season
  • Create a new digital line of paper goods - cards, calender, journals etc..
  • Finish my Letterpress Weddings Collection once and for all!
  • Formulate a digital template based on my 2010 Family Tree Design
  • Design an Animal Alphabet for posters and small limited archival runs
  • Create a portfolio of prints for Licensing
  • Illustrate a Children’s Book
  • Hire an employee to help with all of the above
  • Take a vacation somewhere warm (England /New Zealand does not count)
  • Practice more Yoga and work less hours

I know! it’s a big list which is why I only aim to cross off 5 of them, then if I achieve more I’ll get a major pat on the back!

This Project began with a small photocopy of Ganesha being brought to me at the Shop. The plan was to take this as an inspiration for a hand printed Wedding Program for a very nice Red Hook couple - Sonal and Keith. I designed an Indian flower motif and created a repeat pattern from it. Made two panels (from and back of program) and re-drew Ganesha adding a few extra bits of detail and placed it center front on the book. I shot the double screen hand printed 100 programs and then scored them down the center. Inside the program were 6 pages of beautiful Indian Ceremonial instruction for the guests to follow (I used a border design of the same flower motif to tie it all together). Once everything was printed and scored, I assembled them but binding them together with a deep scarlet satin ribbon. Voila!

This Project began with a small photocopy of Ganesha being brought to me at the Shop. The plan was to take this as an inspiration for a hand printed Wedding Program for a very nice Red Hook couple - Sonal and Keith. I designed an Indian flower motif and created a repeat pattern from it. Made two panels (from and back of program) and re-drew Ganesha adding a few extra bits of detail and placed it center front on the book. I shot the double screen hand printed 100 programs and then scored them down the center. Inside the program were 6 pages of beautiful Indian Ceremonial instruction for the guests to follow (I used a border design of the same flower motif to tie it all together). Once everything was printed and scored, I assembled them but binding them together with a deep scarlet satin ribbon. Voila!