This past weekend I had the opportunity to cover an event for my dear friend Kristin of My Strange Family. The event was hosted by Appaman at Hiho Batik in Brooklyn. The afternoon included crafting one of a kind art with Hiho Batik and cookie decorating with Appaman. It was a perfect activity for a snowy Saturday here in New York City. If you have not had the chance to visit this adorable boutique & creative art studio it is a must for all ages.
Hiho Batik is originally from Miami, and in 2003 Juila Gordon relocated her family to Brooklyn, NY where she and her business partner Robyn Stylman opened up shop in Park Slope. The retail space is a fun and exciting environment with a plethora of unique and lively clothing and accessories, MADE right here in Brooklyn!
My little one and I headed to the “Make your own” art space, where we were greeted with smiles. At first I was a little unsure as to how the process was going to work with my almost 2 year old, however, the staff reassured me it was going to turn out great!
Here is a rundown of how it works.
First, you choose the product you want your design to be created on. We choose a thermal tee shirt. Next, you can use a stencil or create your own design. I am not much of an artist, but before I finished putting my bag down, my little Picasso was already creating his piece of art. The staff said that we could use his abstract art. I was THRILLED!
Once he was done with his drawing, we took it over to the back where it was traced with hot wax. This part can be done by the staff or anyone over the age of six.
After, his art was traced with the wax on his shirt; we gave little man paint, and let him go to town! The final step is choosing the dye color for your item. The completed product is ready for pickup within about a week. I cannot wait to see how the finished product looks!
It was such a fun afternoon creating a one of a kind wearable art & cookie decorating!
While I was there I had a sneak peak of Appaman’s Spring 2014 line which I cannot tell you how excited I am! The pieces are absolutely incredible; I know my little one will look deliciously adorable in them. Meanwhile check out Appaman’s Winter 2013 collection.
Disclaimer: I did receive free services and a gift bag, however, my opinions are completely honest and based on my own experience.