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Thursday, May 23, 2013
We’re so honored to be included in such great company in Time Out New York Kids coverage of "buzz-worthy" birthday party spots!

We’re so honored to be included in such great company in Time Out New York Kids coverage of "buzz-worthy" birthday party spots!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother’s Day to all who Mother

This post is really about parenting, and not just mothering, but it felt like an appropriate day to write these thoughts. The other night at Hiho Batik we hosted an allergy awareness event that featured a reading by Susan Weissman, parent, advocate, and author of the inspiring memoir Feeding Eden, and Heidi Bayer, aka Brooklyn Allergy Mom and Board Member of Kids With Food Allergies. Most of the attendees there were parents and the majority were mothers. While Susan and Heidi have slightly older children, a number of the people there had younger kids and were just beginning the journey towards getting a better understanding of what role allergies would play in their lives.

I’ve been reflecting on the discussion that took place because one thing that kept coming up was how much we as mothers (and fathers too) take on emotionally as we watch our children struggle with different things. The biggest take away for me that night was that once you become a parent, you really do become a member of a certain club and it’s so important that we be supportive of each other. We must check our judgements at the door because while not all of us deal with kids & allergies, I’m guessing we all deal with something that is unique to our child and therefore, can impact our mood and day.

When Hiho Batik opened we really wanted it to serve as a community space where people could connect. We envisioned parents doing projects with their kids, friends catching up with friends, strangers interacting with their neighbors, new moms gathering, kids birthday parties, and a million other combinations of people getting together in a cheerful and fun place. The other night really gave me the feeling of being part of something special and I can’t thank everyone enough for coming.

And…if you are looking for some great resources related to allergy awareness and dietary restrictions, I strongly recommend checking out the following:

Susan Weissman

Heidi Bayer

AsthmaAllergiesChildren.com

Monday, April 29, 2013
May is Allergy Awareness Month. Come join us on May 9th for an important discussion.

May is Allergy Awareness Month. Come join us on May 9th for an important discussion.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Happy Mother’s Day Collection 2013 Available Now!

Happy Mother’s Day Collection 2013 Available Now!

Monday, April 22, 2013
Mother’s Day is Almost Here. Personalize It!

Mother’s Day is Almost Here. Personalize It!

Friday, April 19, 2013
Even though we’ve been doing this for a while now, we’re still always thrilled when we throw a really good party. Last week we hosted an event for some members of Yelp and it was such a fun crew. They all made amazing items (just a few pictured above) and happily for us, seemed to have had a great time. Want to plan a party at our space? Call us! 718.622.4446.

Even though we’ve been doing this for a while now, we’re still always thrilled when we throw a really good party. Last week we hosted an event for some members of Yelp and it was such a fun crew. They all made amazing items (just a few pictured above) and happily for us, seemed to have had a great time. Want to plan a party at our space? Call us! 718.622.4446.

Friday, April 12, 2013
Introducing Stories & Crafts for Ages 2-4. Starts Thursday, April 18th and runs for five week. Visit our calendar for more information or call 718.622.4446.

Introducing Stories & Crafts for Ages 2-4. Starts Thursday, April 18th and runs for five week. Visit our calendar for more information or call 718.622.4446.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013
We’ll be at the Prospect Heights Craft Fair on Saturday, April 13, 2013. Come say hi!11am-6pmPS 9, 80 Underhill Avenue (between St. Mark’s Ave. and Bergen St.)Brooklyn, NY 11238Subway: A or C to Washington Ave Q to 7th Ave (Park & Flatbush)  #2 or #3 to Bergen Street Bus: B26; B41; B46; B65

We’ll be at the Prospect Heights Craft Fair on Saturday, April 13, 2013. Come say hi!
11am-6pm
PS 9, 80 Underhill Avenue (between St. Mark’s Ave. and Bergen St.)
Brooklyn, NY 11238
Subway: A or C to Washington Ave
Q to 7th Ave (Park & Flatbush)
#2 or #3 to Bergen Street
Bus: B26; B41; B46; B65

Saturday, April 6, 2013

I have a question - did the month of March even exist this year? It’s strange because on the one hand, winter here in NYC seemed to drag on forever but on the other hand, it feels like March didn’t even happen. Even though it may appear as if we fell off the grid, I swear we were busy! To proof it, here are some pics of what we were up to….lots of birthday parties, an appearance in NY Mag, lots of make your owns, pop up at Chelsea Market, trade shows searching for good finds, craft fairs at local schools, trunk shows generously hosted by friends and family, more make your owns, spring break, spring inventory, oh, and then flat stanley came to visit for Easter ;)

Sunday, March 17, 2013
Wishing you all a Happy St. Patrick’s Day. Select Green Items on Sale!

Wishing you all a Happy St. Patrick’s Day. Select Green Items on Sale!