Monday, November 30, 2009


I'll make this quick, just wanted to let you know about this deal. I'm offering buy 3 get one free in my etsy shop today (free item of equal or lesser value). So go get a deal! more thing, if you're in Chicago I'll be at the Renegade Holiday show this weekend from 11-7 each day at the Pulaski Park Fieldhouse. Thanks!!

- Megan

Friday, November 20, 2009

Shop Handmade TOMORROW at the DIY Trunk Show

Megan Lee Designs will be joining lots of other crafties tomorrow at the DIY Trunk Show in Wicker Park. Lots of new screenprinted items, including bronto t-shirts, new onesies, midwest is best thermals and lots more!! Read on for more details...and there's a coupon at the bottom of the email!

Just wanted to remind you that the 7th Annual DIY Trunk Show will be
taking place on Saturday November 21st from 10 am to 5pm at Pulaski
Park Fieldhouse (1419 W. Blackhawk). The three rooms of fun, fantastic
food, great music, area non-profits, an ATM truck, and even a massage
therapist will be there to greet you and make your day-long shopping
extravaganza the best fun you could expect. If you haven't been to the
park, it is located about 3 blocks NE of the Ashland/Milwaukee/
Division intersection. Parking can be quite a hassle so if you're not
interested in hunting for a parking spot we suggest taking the
Division, Milwaukee, or Ashland bus. Or if the train is convenient,
the Division stop lets you out right at the intersection.

If you're a friend of a crafter, interested in seeing what the menu is
going to be like for the day, or generally just looking for more
information about the show we suggest you head on over to and taking a look. The Participants page
has pictures and descriptions of all of our vendors. The About and
Date/Time/Place page will get you the nitty-gritty details. And the
News page will get you maps of the 3-3-3!!!! rooms of vendors, the
menu, and lots more information you may find useful.

Please join us! We'd love to show you just how crafty, creative, and
cool your local makers and shakers are.

I'll also be participating in Art vs. Craft in Milwaukee, the Renegade Holiday Show, and the Bucktown Holiday Show. Whew!!! I'm going to be ready for Christmas break! :)

Print out this coupon to save on one item at my booth!


Megan Lee Designs

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

First Holiday Show

My first holiday show of the season was yesterday. It was in the Wrigley Building at the ad agency "Energy BBDO" as a way for the employees to buy handmade for the holidays. All of the vendors also made donations to the United Way - a great way to kick off the holiday season!

I really loved the hand logo they made to advertise for the event.

My new display boards - can't wait to use them for all my upcoming shows.

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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Megan Lee Designs 31% Off Sale!

A quick note to my lovely mailing list that I'm doing a one-day-only 31% off sale in honor of my birthday. Its been a great year and I want to celebrate with my awesome customers! Don't be afraid to tell your friends or Christmas shop a little early with this great deal.

Just shop in my Etsy shop and anything you by on November 12th will get 31% of the purchase price (less shipping) refunded to your paypal account.

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31% off sale!

New scarf design.

Today is my birthday! And to share the happiness of one year as my own boss, I'm giving everyone 31% off in my Etsy shop. Tell your friends! Its only for one day.

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Thursday, November 5, 2009

This sockdog is ready for winter

Originally uploaded by de*

This little guy was bought at the Constructor Show in Forest Park earlier this year, and it now all snuggly in his brand new hand-knitted scarf! His owner De*nnis has a blog about all his knitting adventures - check it out!

(The colors in the sock and the scarf go frighteningly well with my banner. Just had to mention that.)

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Hooray! My peacock tote and sockbunny were featured in the Winter 2009 Issue, Best of Show Gift Guide in "Do It Yourself" magazine. Take a peek.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Featured treasury

My sparrow dress was on the front page of Etsy yesterday, thanks to a treasury list by Mon Atelier. I'm starting a new project making headbands / fascinators with my painted birds. I'll hopefully have some in my Etsy shop within the week. Now that my hair is starting to grow out, but not really long enough to pull back, a headband is the perfect solution!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Coterie and Pitchfork

Thanks to everyone who stopped by my booth at Pitchfork. Can you say great people watching? The hipsters were out in full effect :) I met people who came from all over the county, and my favorite Canadians from Winnepeg! Thanks to Coterie for putting on a great show. Check out the photos for some of my favorite vendors / purchases.

Erik (the husband) in his t-rex t-shirt.

Look Mom, its my booth!

Dress rack

Super fun new vendor - Eyesore, custom, unique eye patches. So, I had to buy one.

I'd like to think so, and thanks to Rar-rar Press I can tell the world.

So awesome - a new onesie design from "Rhymes with Twee" - I love her stuff!

And speaking of love, Pockit-palz does it again...I want this guy so bad! But first, I need a room for him.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Go Berwyn! and the suburbs in general...

So yesterday I participated in Constructor 2.0 at Fitzgerald's Bar in Berwyn, just a few miles west of the city. It was AWESOME. really. really. awesome. The weather was perfect, just the right mix of crafters, and the shoppers were wonderful. I had a great time. Thanks to everyone including Fly Bird and Sheriff Peanut for putting on a great show.

Here's the coolest plush ever that I scored at the show:
It's a "Pock-it Palz" - a friend with a friend. Yeah. I love it!

Friday, May 15, 2009

On the Thrillist

So, I meant to blog about this a couple weeks ago when it actually happened, but I'm doing it now instead. I got a bunch of random orders for my "Meet me at the Crotch" t-shirt 2 Wednesdays ago and was wondering, hmm...what's up? Then someone told me I had been featured in Thrillist. What?! Awesome. Here's the little write-up...

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Did I just see that?

Its not everyday that you see a squirrel casually munching on a nacho chip right outside your front door. So, I decided to document this awesomeness and share it with the world. I know I haven't blogged in a while, but I'm going to try and share when any kind of inspiration hits - whether or not "business" related. Who wants to think about business all the time when there are squirrels with the munchies?

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Spring fashion!

So, it actually does feel kind of springy today in Chicago, even though it couldn't be any grayer. But, I found out yesterday that my peacock dress is in an Etsy contest for the best of spring fashion. If you have a minute, give me a click! The voting ends in 6 days.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Ladybird Johnson

This is a design for a Decemberists poster contest. The winner will get printed and used for their show at SXSW where they will peform "The Hazard of Love" (their new album) in entirety. Entirety? Is that a word? I think so. Anyway, apparentally they are obsessed with Ladybird Johnson, so that is why she is front and center.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009


This is my second poster design for Genre-X, the 20's and 30's book club, hosted by the Oak Park Public Library. I love getting to come up with creative ideas when I'm given great themes to begin with. This one is for "Hop on Pop" a pop-culture trivia night that is free and sure to be lots of fun. I'll be there (on March 14th) with my husband where we can finally put all that reality tv to good use! For more info visit

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

The fourth cutest thing on Etsy?

So, thanks to any of you who voted for my pink and red stripey sockdog. It was 4th out of the 60 cutest options (chosen by Etsy admin) for the "Season of Love" Voter on Etsy. Pretty exciting — it's now being featured in the children gift guide on Etsy.

Monday, February 16, 2009

The Handmade Market

My booth at The Handmade Market at The Empty Bottle in Chicago.

Thanks for everyone that stopped by my table at The Handmade Market on Valentine's Day. There was a great turnout on a beautiful sunny day. Lots of Bloody Mary's being served..I was right by the bar. Great spot!

My Lucky Socklets were definitely a best seller...I guess everyone needs some luck!

I'll be there next month also, and most likely all year. Its just so convenient being right down the street from me. I also met a new fabulous jewelry maker - Laura T. Lombardi, who has gorgeous multi-chain necklaces and earrings. And, my friend Alex from Supergirlart was there with her awesome silkscreened t-shirts and onesies. Hope to see you there next time - oh and make sure to get a homemade honey lavendar donut from Bite next door - they are amazing.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Heika's Hoody

Ok, so I feel that the ridiculous weather we've been having warrants me making my dachshund a hoody. I went to Joann's and found the cutest thermal print with colorful apples for the lining, and a nice green fleece to make it nice and snuggly. If there is one thing dachshund's love it is soft and warm things!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Renegade Display

I took some pics today of Renegade Handmade's window display, which includes a couple of Megan Lee Designs products. Yay! Looks like love is in the air.

My "Hearts" hip bag.

My "Giraffe Love" card.

Thursday, January 8, 2009


I love buying new, or in this case, recylced fabric. So many possibilities!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Free Stuff!

Thanks to Amy at Purplepinkandorange for sponsoring a Megan Lee Designs giveaway.

The winner chose this totebag and is also a crafty lady herself. I was just reading her blog and we have some of the same loves, including Marrimeko (although, who doesn't love them... ;)

Anyway, next time I will post about any of my giveaways BEFORE they are over, but I just got back to Chicago from traveling in Columbus, Akron, Salem, OH, and Pittsburgh. Happy New Year!