Monday, January 25, 2010

Exciting News for The Smittens!

Hi there!
I've been a sick girl for the past few days despite having a gig in the middle of it which by the way was super fun! Thanks Cave Bees and Wolff! Today I left work early as I'm still fighting a nasty sore throat and stuffed noise. I was feeling kind of down as one is want to do when your sick and can't get anything done or have any fun but then The Smittens got confirmation tonight that we are opening for Mates of State on February 17th at Higher Ground in South Burlington, VT! We are very excited and honored to open for one our favorite bands. So buy tickets now if you haven't! It's going to be a great night of music. Also on the bill is MT Bearington from New Haven, CT.
Cheers and love, Littlest

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Show this Saturday!

Hey all!
Hope you can make it to the The Monkey House this Saturday night for The Smittens, Wolff and Cave Bees. Dan Bolles music blog Solid State writes about it today here. Check it out! Also here is a video of Wolff. Enjoy!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Todays Outfit

Everything thrifted! Except the shoes they are from Old Navy last year.
xo, Littlest

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Date Night

Last night David and I had a date night. I wore my new BB Dakota navy blue skirt and UE pink tee shirt. Love them both! We went and saw three great local bands. Butterfly Star Power who's singer is only seven! Followed by our friend James's band James Kochalka Superstar and lastly on friend Missy Bly. It was great show and we were in bed before midnight!

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The Bobbin

Local shop The Bobbin Sew Craft and Lounge gets a write up in The Burlington Free Press. I'm so psyched for them. I love my state and the people in it.Read the article below or online here.

Three years ago The Bobbin Sew Bar and Craft Lounge was born in Burlington. Co-owners Rachel Hooper and Gyllian Rae Svensson, both of Burlington, host weekly classes in mending, knitting, block printing and have coined the term “eco-sew” with their Friday afternoon classes designed to educate the community on reusing materials.
“About 67 million tons of fabric hit the landfills every year,” Hooper said. “We live in this disposable culture where we don’t value quality materials and we don’t value the labor that goes into making our clothing.”
This surplus of materials is what brought them to create The Bobbin. All sustainable sewing and crafting classes include materials. “A lot of our materials are recycled,” Svensson said. “Basically, we are here to give people a place to build a skill and recycle. It’s empowering for everyone involved.”
Many people come in intimidated by the sewing machines, but Hooper and Svensson said they are always on hand to show people that sewing can be fun and accessible. After taking a sewing class, machines can be rented by the hour.
“For some, it’s hard to pull the sewing machine out and make space,” Hooper said. “Here we have all the space and material you need to sew and create.” They offer birthday parties for children and parties for adults, too. The space and the guidance of Hooper and Svensson can be booked for an evening, or people can stop by to do some mending. Svensson said The Bobbin is a green business.
“We’re bringing sock darning back,” Svensson said with a chuckle. “As Americans we are going to need to reach a place where we get back to basics.”
Hooper said, “We embrace the Depression-era ethics of mending. Remember ‘a stitch in time saves nine?’”
Along with alterations and custom design work, The Bobbin also has clothing for sale made by local designers. The arts and crafts that line the walls and myriad vintage materials are also for sale.
Last week the two women held a class in crochet, creating models of the shape of the universe — coral-like structures called “hyperbolic pseudospheres” by some scientists.
While holding a red and blue piece of crochet work, Hooper explained that it was a hyperbolic pseudosphere.
“It’s next-wave geometry. It’s about negative curvature,” she said. “See how it folds in on itself and crenulates. That’s because of the properties of hyperbolic space. Scientists are using models like this to figure out how big the universe is.”

Saturday, January 09, 2010

Hey All!
Well last night's show at The Monkey House was super fantastic. Thanks to all that came out.
Here is the latest review of "The Coolest Thing About Love". Click here to go to I Was A Teenage Ghost Cat's review or read below. xo, Littlest

Vermont's The Smittens have turned American twee into an art. They're as soft as Ohio's Bears and as polished as Tullycraft. Three part harmonies utilizing the holy trinity of twee singing: The cute girl, the nerdy guy, and the dopey baritone. The effect is quite fetching. They call themselves "bubblegum," not twee, but this is just semantics.

The Coolest Thing About Love is the kind of album that grows on you. The sound quality may actually be too hi-fi for its own good. Fortunately, the songs themselves are incredibly infectious. I find myself singing "The Interstate" and "Baby Don't You Know" more often than I care to admit.

When the world gets a little too sharp at the edges, it's good to have a record like this in one's arsenal to make it a little softer for awhile.

Thursday, January 07, 2010

EatingWell in 2010

The lovely local lady Eva Sollberger's latest Stuck in Vermont Vlog for this week is about EatingWell Media Group. The theme song for this weekly vlog is by us, The Smittens but in this particular vlog this week all the music is by us!

EatingWell Media Group are a national magazine, website, and cookbook publisher in Charlotte Vermont. This year they are releasing a new cookbook called EatingWell 500 Calorie Dinners which is soon to be featured on QVC.
Make good on your New Year's Resolutions and eat healthy and local in 2010!
Music: The Smittens, The Coolest Thing About Love, "Something Sassy"

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Solid State Music Blog

Dan Bolles writes about our show this Friday with local act Swale on his music blog today called Solid State. Check out his post here.

Monday, January 04, 2010

Smittens Tote Bags!

Check out the new The Smittens tote bags! So cute! We'll have them at the show Friday at The Monkey House. If you can't make it to the show email us at Only five bucks!

Friday, January 01, 2010

Happy New Year!


Happy New Year everyone! Here is a picture of Trena and I last night at a friend's party and another at midnight.Hope this coming year brings you much happiness and love.
xo, Holly Chagnon
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