Friday, November 30, 2012
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
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.
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
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
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.
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!
Monday, November 26, 2012
If you love anime and have a head then Anime Hatmania is the shop for you! Cynthia from Anime Hatmania designs and sews animated fun hats for adults and kids. Not only can you embellish your head with Pokemon and animal inspired hats, you can adorn your rear end with a sassy tail!
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Do you love the natural beauty of wood? Well visit Merry Mart Sunday, December 2nd and visit Mark Supik and purchase some hand made woodturned gift items including bowls, plates, wine stoppers, fiber arts tools for knitters and spinners, fly swatters, custom beer tap handles for homebrewers, wooden cooking & serving utensils, vases, candlesticks and wooden mushrooms.
Mark Supik's creations are eco-friendly because all the wood used is from local fallen trees or repurposed wood from our architectural millwork business in Highlandtown!
Holler & Whistle is a husband and wife team that creates intricate cut paper Greeting Cards, ornaments, original screen printed t-shirts and more! Come visit Zach & Erin from Holler & Whistle for a very special holiday greeting that everyone will be sure to remember getting in the mail.
So when you get to Merry Mart on Sunday, December 2nd don't forget to Holler & Whistle when you see their great items!
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Much like the traveling gnome, Shawn Theron's paintings have travelled the world! From Bermuda to the South Pole his paintings have gone around the globe...but no need to travel to Santa's workshop in the North Pole this winter to get your own Sogh painting, just come to the Creative Alliance's Merry Mart the first Sunday in December!
|I wasn't lying, here are his paintings at the South Pole!|
Friday, November 23, 2012
She incorporates scrap vintage and new fabric along with book pages into her work. Found Studio uses the highest quality, archival and non-toxic acrylic paints and gel mediums she can get my hands on. Every layer has a coat of gel medium that seals the collage-work in a permanent way, making them durable and water/fade resistant.
Come see Kacey and her finds at Merry Mart on Sunday, December 2nd!
Maria from Sea Grape Bath & Body makes her products all natural…dye, artificial fragrance and preservative free! But the one thing that she does include is bath and body goodness! Her goodness includes aromatherapy citrus bars, yummy selling chocolate and vanilla swirl soap, spiced peppermint and mocha bars and much more!
So follow your nose on December 2nd to Sea Grape Bath & Body at the Creative Alliance's Merry Mart!
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Hey Baby, it's cold outside…so what you need is a comfy non-wool scarf with a unique woven cuff- the softness of jersey fabric with a special punch of funky woven stripes. Don't you want to be warm, stylish and comfy this winter? Come visit Vanessa from Pidge Pidge. She has united her sewing machine and weaving loom to make these cozy scarves that you will be able to purchase on December 2nd at Merry Mart.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Karen and her Robot Army have been working hard to help Santa and his elves this season making lots of presents for the good little girls and boys! Karen's shop, Alluring Robot features upcycled...recycled...often discarded items in her jewelry that she re-imagines into wearable art. Karen's Alluring Robots are friendly and would love a visit from you at this year's Merry Mart.
Monday, November 19, 2012
Christina McCleary from Brickbourne makes pottery, sculptures, and jewelry. Her pottery includes mugs, cups, bowls, and plates in a wide range of colors and surface treatments.
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Becca & Mars uses 100% natural ingredients; no chemicals, sodium lauryl sulfate, parabens or fragrance oils. Their products are hand-crafted in small batches; therefore, they deliver the freshest quality products.
Becca & Mars products not only smell good, but have a relaxing and nurturing quality. Erica from Becca & Mars has a love of using aromatherapy. Her passion for citrus and herbal scents marry beautifully to create natural bath and body products that smell great, feel great and don’t cost an arm and a leg! Plus, who doesn't love getting relaxing bath and beauty products in their stocking!
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Artist and Jewelry Designer Laurie Flannery delights in adornment of the body, using metal as her primary material.
Inspired by the interplay of shapes, space and proportion, and often directed by the material itself, each piece is handcrafted in her Baltimore studio. A variety of fabrication techniques are used, as well as a variety of materials. Primarily constructed from silver, copper and bronze, additional materials may include steel, string, rubber, pearls or shells.
The mission of Mother Made is to promote the independence of low-income women by providing experience with entrepreneurship in an emotionally supportive environment. They make hand-dyed napkins, scarves, and home decor, as well and re-usable produce bags and tote bags. All of the products are made in Baltimore by a group of women who operate the business cooperatively while developing new skills and leadership. Come by Merry Mart, December the 2nd and help support local organizations and crafters like Mother Made!
Friday, November 16, 2012
Color is in this year and what better way to wear it than to buy a colorful and unique piece of glass jewelry from Gayla Lee at Merry Mart this year.
Gayla Lee's jewelry is not only colorful but it has a focus on patterns and geometry. Gayla hand makes her bright jewelry using glassblowing, kiln-forming and cold-working techniques.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Get into the holiday spirit and purchase some handmade ornaments from Just for Fun. Visit Mary Kay from Just for Fun Merry Mart on Sunday, December 2nd. Just for Fun creates soldered pendants and ornaments using a variety of beautiful papers and stain glass. They assemble their pendants, solder them including hardware and decorative beads to make them one of kind creations.