Friday, December 25, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
Here it is, folks! Your last weekend to buy something from your favorite crafters in person in 2009. Everything from our president fighting zombies on a tshirt to these sweet felt flower brooches.
Come visit 20 of our favorite crafty pals and our friends The Craft Mutiny at the Design Within Reach store in DC on Saturday from 10-5. As if Design Within Reach wasn't a cool enough store to shop in for holiday gifts - now it's also going to be chock full of hand-makers of soap, jewelry, apparel, scarves, toys and papergoods. Oh...and did we mention baked goods? There will be free holiday treats too. Name one good reason NOT to come! We dare you!!
Holiday Booty Market
Saturday, December 19 from 10am-5pm
Design Within Reach store
1838 Columbia Rd. NW
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Thursday, December 17, 2009
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU
to all who came out to shop, sell, gawk & support at Holiday Heap this weekend. We are truly a lucky little bunch to have such a supportive city around us, full of such talented folks. We had an absolute blast - from a punchy & hilarious 5am setup - through seven hours of glorious shopping indoors while it snowed outside - right up to our celebratory hot toddy's after 6pm cleanup. We had the best crowds to date, and the most fun to date. We're so glad you're all here to share this fine city with us!
Miss Holiday Heap on Saturday?
NO SWEAT! Here's a list of some upcoming fairs our members are taking part in:
Squidfire's Holiday Art Mart
Saturday, December 12 - 11-6pm
1301 S Ellwood Ave
Saturday, December 12 - 12-8pm
3506 Ash Street
Baltimore, MD 21211
Saturday, December 12 - 11-8pm
324 Emerson Street
holiday gift bazaar in Hampden
Sunday, December 13, 2009 - 9 - 3pm
623 W. 34th St.
MICA Art Market
December 9th thru 12th - 11-6pm
MD Institute College of Art
Mt Royal Ave
last minute maul
December 13th - 10am-5pm
School 33 Art Center
1427 Light St.
Holiday Booty Mart
Saturday, December 19 - 10-5pm
Design Within Reach
1838 Columbia Rd NW
Craftland Holiday Shop
December (all month) - open 10am-6pm
7 days a week
One of a Kind Show & Sale
Friday, Dec. 11th
Saturday, Dec. 12th
Sunday, Dec. 13th
12th Avenue & 55th
New York, NY
(have a local DIY fair we didn't list? email us! email@example.com)
Posted by Red Prairie Press at 9:40 AM
Friday, December 4, 2009
"Jennyjen42 is a unique line of handmade gifts that are fresh, practical and have a fun sense of spirit and nostalgia to them. Featuring narrative pillows and tote bags inspired by the bird parties that are frequently held around JennyJen’s bird feeder in her back yard in Baltimore. Jennyjen products accessorize wardrobe and home in a fun range of campy to classic at affordable prices.
When she isn't teaching high school kiddies, on her bike, working on the yard, or hanging out being lazy, jennyjen can be found in her sweat shop!"
It is no secret I love Jenny's work. My living room is full of her pillows, and my etsy favorites keep even more of them in good company. I love the lightheartedness of her illustrations and the whimsy in her colors & subject matter, and the fact that she's also the full time head of a high school art department is truly inspiring to me. I don't know where her energy comes from, but I'm glad she's managed to sustain it. Can't wait to see what she'll be showing this weekend!
HOLIDAY HEAP IS TOMORROW??????!!!!!!!
SEE YOU THERE!
Posted by Red Prairie Press at 6:55 AM
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Traditional-style walnut banjos 2009 Constructed from a damaged piece of antique furniture.
First time Holiday Heap vendor Lee Connah's hand made instruments are meant to be played. They are as functional as they are beautiful, and their eco-minded construction means that they are each unique.
Scotch Tape Travel Banjo 2007 The neck of this instrument is made from discarded Jotoba flooring. The resonator is an old Scotch Tape can.
How often do you get to play your art?
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Betz White can only be described as a super crafty super star. You may recognize her name from one of her books. There's Warm Fuzzies: 30 Sweet Felted Projects and Sewing Green: 25 Projects Made with Repurposed & Organic Materials. Or maybe you saw her on Martha Stewart.
This author, designer and maker of the most delicious felted knit cupcakes you ever wanted to eat (but please don't eat them!) is new to Maryland and a first time Holiday Heap vendor. I can't wait to see her eco-friendly confections in person... I have just a little bit of a sweet tooth.
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
I'm enjoying the simplicity of color & form in the work of Baltimore based Yummy & Company.
She makes teensie little planters, all sizes of necklace, rings, cufflinks & more out of clay. I feel like they could be dressy or casual, and even somewhere in between. Black clay is the new pearl necklace? Maybe not quite... but these are still awesome. Yummy & company also makes Apparel & papergoods!
Posted by Red Prairie Press at 9:14 AM