Wednesday, November 30, 2011
This is a warm and fuzzy indoor show that showcases local Baltimore talent with unique handmade work. Shoppers will find one of a kind gifts, clothing, handbags, plushies, felt accessories, ceramics, soaps, kids toys, mixed media, amazing jewelry, and great art! If you are looking for unique items that will be remembered and appreciated for years to come, don’t miss this show. Shop local and expect to find great gifts at this handmade marketplace this holiday season!
You can find the vendor list and preview here: http://merrymartbaltimore.blogspot.com/
As always, it will be held at the Creative Alliance at the Patterson on December 4th, 2011, from 11am-5pm.
Only 4 days until the Charm City Craft Mafia's Holiday Heap, and we can hardly wait!
This year's fair will have 60 of the best local and national crafters, as well as a yarn-spinning demonstration by Three Ravens and a raffle to win a huge basket full of goodies by supporting Arts Every Day! Check the CCCM blog to see vendor interviews and raffle basket sneak peeks.
GrrChe, a local food truck, will be outside for lunch and snacks.
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
By Sara of Heavens to Bessie
Monday, November 28, 2011
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Emporium Collagia, Fells Point Indie-pendant Business
In the spirit of Small Business Saturday, I thought I would post about one of my favorite small shops in Historic Fells Point, Emporium Collagia. The owner is an artist with a distinct eye for the unique. She has been a fan of my electroformed pieces for a while and always has a nice array of necklaces to choose from! This holiday season, I am so very excited that she is offering her shoppers my new bronze collection!
Proprietor and Aritst Luana Kaufmann has a beautiful little shop at 1732 Thames Street along the waterfront strip in Fells Point. Her unique collage art prints are on display and for sale tucked in amongst an exquisite collection of hand picked interesting home goods and gifts from everywhere! Her store is a collage, in it's own right, it's always fun to see what new items she has to offer.
If you are looking for a special item, you can find a great selection in her tiny storefront. There are super fun surprises in every nook. I am happy to encourage you to support Luana and her eclectic adventure. Shop locally, pop in and see what special gift you leave with!
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
So far I have three strings stitched together. Eventually I'll have ten columns stitched up and will begin finagling them into a finished top.
Monday, November 21, 2011
Their retro-inspired motifs are hand-painted and reminiscent of vintage diner ware which I am quite fond of! It's a great way to mix and match the old and the new in our kitchen cupboards.
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Saturday, November 19, 2011
I can't go anywhere without seeing a pair of feather earrings. They seem to be really hot right now so I decided to whip up a pair. They are a very simple peacock feather pair, you should be able to get most of the supplies in your local craft store.
4 peacock eye feathers
1 Set of Wire Earring Hooks
2 Fold Over Crimp Ends
2 Jump Rings
Small Pliers (used for jewelry and delicate work)
- Take 2 of your peacock feathers and trim the wispy eyelash like ends off of the rounded top and cut off the stem about an inch below the “eye” (see fig. 1).
- Trim the two remaining feathers similar to the others, except you will be cropping closer to the eye, see fig. 3 for a reference.
- Use the glue gun and add a bead of glue down the spine of one of the trimmed eye only feathers. Glue this feather on top of one of the larger feathers (see fig. 3). Repeat this step with second set of feathers
- Place a small bit of glue to the very tip of the feather cluster on the front side and glue a fold over crimp bead to it. Make sure the font of the crimp bead is towards the front of the feathers.
Note: This will not hold the feather in place, however it will help to steady the feather when you are closing the crimp ends.
- Using the pliers, fold down the crimp ends so they tightly fit the feathers. Repeat this step with the second set of feathers.
- Using the jump rings, attach the feather cluster to the earring wire.
Written by Kolleen Kilduff from Design by Night
Friday, November 18, 2011
How cool is this? It has a very ethnic and safari like feel to me, and is unmistakably artisan made.
Thursday, November 17, 2011
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written by Dana of whoop
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
found in GallivantingGirls
Vintage Aluminum Folding Desk
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
This year it is being held at the Hyatt Regency in Arlington, VA. It is running on November 18-20. AnimeHatmania is happy to be in Artist Alley selling hats and origami jewelery. I always attend cons with my two girls who are fantastic fans. We always take pictures of other con goers.
Since we have not attended this anime convention before I am including some pictures from other cons so you can visualize the flavor of these events. I am including pictures from two other show I have been in Artist Alley at: Otakon and Katsucon. The cons generally run for three days and have between 5,000 to 35,000 attendees.
Written by: Cynthia Sprehe owner of Animehatmania
Monday, November 14, 2011
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Kale with Garlic and Cranberries
Lemon Garlic Shrimp Scampi with Kale and Polenta
Photos courtesy Cinnamon Spice & Everything Nice.
Written by Rachel of Open Eyes Press
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Need a little something extra for that outfit? Make a folded flower headband from recycled fabric. To find the tutorial scoot over to Design by Night's blog and download the pdf with instructions or click here to downloadable pdf or click here or on the image below.