This past weekend my dear friend Elizabeth of MommieDe covered an event for My Strange Family, 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 in New York City, while we were flying out to sunny California. If you have not had the chance to visit this adorable boutique and 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 in Brooklyn!
MommieDe and her little one first headed to the “Make your own” art space, where they 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” says Elizabeth.
Here is a rundown of how it works.
- First, you choose the product you want your design to be created on. They choose a thermal tee shirt.
- Next, you can use a stencil or create your own design. MommieDe’s little Picasso created an abstract piece of art.
- Once you are done with your drawing, you take it over to the back where it is traced with hot wax. This part can be done by the staff or anyone over the age of six.
- After your art is traced with the wax; you paint in the shirt, MommieDe let her little one 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. Elizabeth said “I cannot wait to see how the finished product looks!”
It looked like such a fun afternoon of creating one-of-a-kind wearable art & cookie decorating!
Plus MommieDe received a sneak peak of Appaman’s Spring 2014 line which the pieces are absolutely incredible; I know her little one (and mine) will look deliciously adorable in. Meanwhile check out Appaman’s Winter 2013 collection.
Disclaimer: Elizabeth did receive free services and a gift bag, however, the opinions expressed here are completely honest and based on her own experience.