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The Shops: Holiday Heap o’ Craft

0 Written by: | Friday, Dec 09, 2011 12:00am

One of the most gratifying things about blogging is having the chance to meet other bloggers, people whom I never would have met otherwise. Today was one of those occasions, when I met up with Mary from Barn Bug Studio at the Holiday Heap o’Craft Show. It’s hosted by the local Etsy Street Team and the Charm City Craft Mafia who show and sell their wares at a re-purposed church in Baltimore.

 

The venue, which is always being renovated, reminded me of any number of church and village fetes I attended when I was living in the UK, especially with the fairy lights and bright pennants crossing the room. As you can see, the place was packed, just elbow to elbow. And believe me, more than a few elbows were being thrown as people dealt with the crowds.

I am always so amazed to see the craftsmanship and creativity that people have, and there was plenty to see today.

Brightly colored paper Christmas trees,

Screen-printed towels and placemats,

Pretty painted pottery with poppies,

Clever wine carriers in felt,

 

The Quilting Beast pillows,

Towels with vintage engravings,

Sea-urchins or jelly fish in crochet,

 

Cat toys in crochet.

St. John’s Church, where the Holiday Heap was held, 

is really an amazing space and is used for myriad events, including dances, yoga practices, band concerts and even services for the small remaining congregation.

There are events like Holiday Heap all over the place for the next few weeks. Go out and support your local crafter!

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