Saturday, December 1, 2012

Monkey's and Dogs Living in Harmony

Every wonder what would happened if a monkey and a dog got together? Well they got craft and created originally designed printed pieces with a emphasis on notebooks.

Monkey Dog Studio's  fiber work is created with fabric that is reclaimed, vintage, remnant, leftover, or otherwise destined to be discarded. All ceramics pieces are handmade by top dog Janet, and due to the nature of the materials used, are one-of-a-kind.

Monkey Dog Studio's special focus is on Dangerous Animals but don't be afraid to visit her table at Merry Mart, because Janet has a way with animals!

Friday, November 30, 2012

Wonderful presents no matter how you Spinnit!

Like to knit or crochet? Well make sure to visit Nancy from Spinnit at Merry Mart the first Sunday in December. Nancy creates luscious dyed fiber and handspun yarn for those DIY crafters out there.

Knitting not for you? Spinnit has you covered because she also knits and weaves her lovely yarn into hats and scarves, the perfect gift to keep your loved ones warm this holiday season.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Tigerlilly, a Natural Choice for Great Presents

Naturally beautiful jewelry and accessories from Tigerlilly make great gifts for one and all! Come visit Allison and Brett from Tigerlilly at the 2012 Merry Mart. They create jewelry and men’s accessories from their studio in right around the corner from the Creative Alliance. They are inspired by the place where the city, history, and nature meet.

Tigerlilly's preserved botanical jewelry items are created directly from locally collected organic specimen, pressing them into metal. Using the electroforming process, nature specimen such as acorns and twigs are encased in copper. Brett’s new line of belt buckles, tie clips, and cufflinks are made using various metal fabricating and casting techniques. They also make a line of button earrings, bracelets, and hair accessories reusing Japanese Kimono textiles.

Pucker up for Spaghetti Kiss

Kiss dull t-shirts goodbye! Visit Spaghetti Kiss and buy some rocking apparel that has been illustrated and screen printed by Baltimore's own Michael Bracco of Spaghetti Kiss

Michael also writes and illustrates award winning graphic novels. His series and is uber cool clothing will be available Sunday, December 2nd at this year's Merry Mart.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Wearable Graffiti from Susan Brandt

Need a little street cred? Well Susan Brandt is the person you want to visit at this year's Merry Mart.  Susan creates street art you can wear. She uses graffiti on silk scarves that can help tag your unique personality.

Don't be fooled by the graffiti,  her scarves coordinate well with a wide range of clothing and personal styles from t-shirt casual to business class, so come visit  Susan Brandt Sunday, December 2nd from 11am to 5pm at the Creative Alliance.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Get Something YUMMY!

Visit Jennifer from Yummy & Company at Merry Mart and shop her selection of hand made jewelry. Yummy & Company creates one of a kind and limited edition pieces of jewelry from either recycled copper, clay, and silver! Her designs designs are inspired by nature, texture, and architecture. She loves being able to create little pieces of art that anyone can afford and enjoy and she would love meeting you Sunday, December 2nd at Merry Mart!

Buy your favorite person something YUMMY this holiday season.

That's a Damn Good Doormat!

ART YOU CAN WIPE YOUR FEET ON! From geek to chic…Damn Good Doormats make a damn good holiday present.

Damn Good Doormats is an idependent, artist run business! Spoon is a longtime Baltimorean, painter & performer and would love a visit from you at this year's Merry Mart. Damn Good Doormats has a doormat for every person in you life, from the beer drinking chip eating Baltimorean to the wanna be Jedi Knights. You can't go wrong with these welcoming gifts!