Handmade Holiday: Local Craft Shows & MD Crafters
Following the list of DC crafters I posted last week, below you will find links to all the Crafty Bastards in Maryland. I'm working on the Virginia crafters. Stay tuned.
But first, one of my favorite ways to buy handmade: craft shows!
Craft shows are a great place to find handmade gifts and come with the added bonus of buying directly from artist. Over on Hello Craft, I posted a round up of all the holiday craft shows I want to shop this year. The list includes a few not-to-be-missed local events like this Saturday's Handmade Mart Holiday Shop and Stroll in Silver Spring (where I'll be sharing a booth with market organizers Kimberly Dorn & Debbie Lee-come say hi!), and Holiday Heap in Baltimore presented by the Charm City Craft Mafia.
Also, DC's Downtown Holiday Market kicks off this Friday and runs daily from noon-8pm through December 23rd. Next Saturday, you can scoop up handmade goods at the Squidfire Winter Art Mart in Baltimore. And, last minute shoppers, be sure to check out the Holiday Booty Market on December 19th.
And now, as promised, all the 2009 Crafty Bastards that listed Maryland as their home:
Crafty Bastards: Maryland Edition
Alitas Jewelry: http://www.etsy.com/shop/alitasjewelry
Amy Klainer: http://www.etsy.com/shop/AmyKlainer
beth pohlman jewelry: http://www.etsy.com/shop/bethpohlman
Biggs and Featherbelle: http://www.biggsandfeather.com/
Block Party Press: http://www.etsy.com/shop/blockpartypress
Brown Paper: http://www.etsy.com/shop/brownpaper
Carlybird Weaves: http://www.carlygoss.com/
Cotton Monster: http://www.cottonmonster.com/
Dandelion Blu Jewelry: http://www.etsy.com/shop/dandelionblu
Dots, Lines, and Polygons: http://www.dotslinesandpolygons.com
Elisa Shere Jewelry: http://www.etsy.com/shop/elisasherejewelry
Fisticuffs Leather: http://fisticuffsleather.com/
Folktale Fibers: http://www.etsy.com/shop/folktale
Jaime Zollars: http://jaimezollars.com/category.php?new=1
Maganda Design: http://www.etsy.com/shop/magandadesign
My UglyKitty: http://myuglykitty.com/
Neighborhood Fiber Co.: http://www.neighborhoodfiberco.com/
Pellinore Press: http://www.pellinorepress.com/
Rebound Designs: http://www.rebound-designs.com/
Red Prairie Press : http://www.redprairiepress.com/
spaghetti kiss: http://spaghettikiss.websiteanimal.com/
squidfire, inc.: http://www.squidfire.com/
Sugar Paperie: http://www.etsy.com/shop/sugarpaperie
Sweet Pepita: http://www.etsy.com/shop/sweetpepita
The Broken Plate Pendant Co.: http://ibreakplates.com/
The Devil Made Me Do It: http://thedevilmademedoitclothing.com/
The Garbologist's Wife: http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheGarbologistsWife
The Littlest Bean: http://www.littlestbean.com/
Image Credit: Spruce Springstein Soap by 8th Street Soap Kitchen. Buy online or in person at Handmade Mart this Saturday.