Looking for unique gifts made by talented artisans? Check out the local crafts scene...
Holiday Heap was today in Charles Village, sponsored by the Charm City Craft Mafia
In case you missed it, some of the same vendors will be at the Creative Alliance on Sunday Dec 4th for Merry Mart http://www.creativealliance.org/events/eventItem2784.html
And there's Etsy all year round http://www.etsy.com/
Many of these craftspeople upcycle used materials like clothing, vintage maps, and found objects to fashion their art. Some of my favorites from the Holiday Heap...
Almanac Industries www.almanacindustries.com Bookbinding and letterpress studio
Biggs and Featherbelle www.biggsandfeather.com Health conscious body care. Also available at Whole Foods.
Greenstarstudio, or *might www.mightmight.etsy.com Handmade wonder for all ages
Holland Cox www.hollandcox.com Handmade classic handbags and accessories
Open Eyes Press www.openeyespress.com Eco-friendly handmade goods
Pidge Pidge www.pidgepidge.etsy.com Handwoven scarves and pet portraits
The Littlest Bean www.thelittlestbean.com Mixed media usables
Wooly baby www.wooly-baby.com Handmade and eco-friendly soft slippers