The countdown is officially beginning!! By the end of this weekend we should have a list of our SIXTY EIGHT makers, artists, and crafters that will be showing their work this coming November in the Convention Center! We're taking over the ENTIRE top floor like we never have before, and it's going to be AWESOME!!! Mark your calendars now!!
poster by the amazing Katie Vernon!
We are sooo close! The show is tomorrow! Make sure you tell all your friends and family to come to the Spring Mini show tomorrow at the Fountain Square Mall. And with that let's get down to introducing you to the last of our vendors.
As a first time vendor at the BHM Velevt Ruins is sure to be a big hit. Her beautiful jewelry are one of a kind pieces that will surely make your friends green with envy.
Vincent Desjardins, Illustrator
No stranger to the BHM Vincent sure doesn't fail to impress. He is always ready with new and old things that please everyone in the crowd. His illustrations are sure to make any Mother's Day gift even more special.
Woolly Mammoth Design
Making hand crafted whimsical toys is what Woolly Mammoth Design does best. Creating toys that can be loved and played with for multiple generations you are sure to walk away happy.
Creating beautiful hand lettered illustrations you can't beat the one of a kind cards and prints from XOXO Press. I'm sure she will have wonderful cards to pick from for Mother's Day.
Just 2 days away folks! And we are almost done introducing your to our vendors. So lets continue.
The Diggingest Girl
Looking for some awesome illustrations and prints? Take a look at the hand crafted drawings and relief prints made by Diggingest Girl. Inspired by good books, folk tales, and nature there is sure to be something for everyone.
The Handmade Society
From making trendy leather cuffs to beautiful hand carved mandala art this couple has it all covered. One, a calm and peaceful yin, the other an edgy and exciting yang. They complement each other perfectly. And so does their art.
The Wood Frog
Making wonderful wood products from locally harvested sustainable lumber the Wood Frog tries to make sure their company leaves a small footprint on the earth. From six pack holders, garden accessories, to chicken coops, this family can build it all.
Can you believe it folks?! We are only 3 days away from our Spring Mini show. We are super excited to welcome these artists this year.
New to the BHM this year is the wonderful Tactile Melodies creating beautiful jewelry with constellation inspiration. But she doesn't stop there folks. She's got loads of other wonderful jewelry to pick from. All of which would be great for Mother's Day.
Teehaus Bath & Body
Creating a wonderful line of soaps, creams, exfoliants, and so much more Teehaus is a one stop shop for all your bath and body needs. Made of all natural products grown on her very own farm. You won't find any chemical fillers or anything like that in Teehaus products.
The Butterfly Road
Creating one of a kind nature inspired jewelry is what Butterfly road is all about. All her pieces are made from real butterfly and moth wings. But don't worry folks, they only come from ones that aren't alive. She finds them on her nature walks and along road sides. Using stain glass techniques she creates these wonderful pieces of art.
Today we've got some BHM veterans to share with you today.
Using her favorite animals as inspiration Sadly Harmless creates illustrations from ink and watercolor to create her wonderful prints. And don't forget about her shadow boxes. And don't forget, she will also be having a gallery opening on Friday, the night before the Spring Mini at Gather. So stop in and see what new things she has in store.
A local to Bloomington, husband and wife duo, Starsprinkle Supercollider make one great collaboration. He makes awesome illustrations and she make amazing jewelry. Together they make the perfect match.
Sunday Afternoon Housewife
Popular t-shirt designer will be back again for all your local Indiana shirt needs. We love her INlove t-shirts and we are pretty sure you will too.
In just a few days BHM will be gracing the interior of Fountain Square on the south side of the downtown square in Bloomington, and we're just SO excited!! Some of you may wonder, why the change in venue? And we'll answer, honest and openly - because we wanted to share with you the brilliance that is our downtown, and that is Fountain Square Mall (recently rebranded to Fountain Square).
Did you know that the block that Fountain Square now sits on used to be 8 separate buildings? Eight separate buildings that were just rotting and decaying from the inside out? And our beautiful downtown was just a shadow of what it is today, that is, until CFC took the initiative to rejuvenate the entire block of Kirkwood by connecting and restoring those once Loved buildings! Such great care (and Love) was taken in the restoration - and you can tell by just taking a simple stroll through the mall!
When you're in this Saturday, make sure to look up at the exposed brick in the vestibule and atrium - dream about what it must have been like when that area was likely just an alleyway between two unattached buildings. The sun now beams through enormous gorgeous windows and sets that place on fire (figuratively of course) to make for the best wedding, prom, event photos you can ever imagine. Take a walk downstairs and think up stories about that exposed limestone and brick that make up the nooks and crannies hidden away around corners and up half flights of stairways. Cruise up the glass elevator to the third floor and find yourself in a ballroom fit for a king - a ballroom that once had DROP CEILINGS covering those beautiful paintings - paintings that CFC restored to their once glorious beauty - now there for posterity.
But it's not just the history of the building that draws us in - that helped us to host our spring mini here. It's also the glorious INDEPENDENTLY owned and locally operated stores and shoppes that grace this building - from Will & Rose to By Hand Gallery, from The Green Nursery to Gather - there's something for everyone! Men's gifts from Andrew Davis, women's gifts from Tivoli, and something for everyone at The Game Preserve. Walk downstairs and meet the sweet sweet family that runs Stefano's. Stop in O'Child to meet the new young owners and say hi to their smiling 6-month old! Wave to the security guard who makes you feel safe and protected, because you are. It's a small little world inside FSM, and we're glad to be a part of it, if even just for a day.
So, when you visit this weekend for BHM - remember to take a look around. Remember to come back. Because it's never just about us - it's about our village - and we're proud to be part of the FSM and Bloomington village.
Our apologies for missing vendor introductions last Friday. It's ok though, it just means today is going to have loads of fun vendors to introduce to you. So let's get started.
Mary Wells Design
Using wool felt, cotton and vintage fabrics Mary Wells Design makes some of the cutest little creatures! She puts all the love into making them so that the kids, and adults, who get her animals will also feel the love and smile all the way.
The creator behind Mint Lilly creates beautiful jewelry inspired by her Icelandic heritage. Modern and minimalist these are sure to make your friends green with envy when they see how wonderful they are.
Making locally-crafted gourmet candies inspired by her grandma's candy dish Newfangled Confections has something to hit that sweet tooth. This would make a great Mother's Day gift for the mom who has everything and loves sweets.
If your style is modern and minimalist then you are in the right spot. Combining whimsical and French flair makes her unique jewelry one of kind pieces that you won't find any where else.
From a passion for book binding the maker behind Ohmmygolly Press creates pieces with the love and thoughtfulness. From her love of paper, books, and sculpture each piece is a tribute to the human spirit.
Making home and body products from all natural materials is what makes the guys from Onyx Exchange so popular. A candle from these guys would make a great gift for someone who loves things that smell amazing and fresh.
Making wonderful boxes, luminaries, and party decorations Paper Acorn is your number one stop for wonderful things made out of paper. Her things are just so neat! You are guaranteed to stop at her table and just wonder how she does it all.
We have such marvelous support in our community and it just comes from all kinds - from doctors to bakers, from city workers to photographers - all the way to realtors.
We know Theresa has helped out quite a few small businesses in her time as a realtor, and we're excited to have her on our side!
For all your real estate needs, be sure to pay a visit (or send an email) to Theresa Sicinski with Re/Max Real Estate!!
And the vendors just keep rolling.
We all love a good stuff creature of pillow but by be normal when you can have a unique kreature from Kelly Kreatures. All her kreatures are one of a kind creations and are fun and whimsical. Any child, or adult, will love the crazy things that Kelly makes up.
A husband wife team dreaming up fun and unique clothing items such as shirts, infinity scarfs, and their awesome head huggers. They make them in all kind of fabrics to suit your needs and they are really comfortable to wear.
Liza Michelle Jewelry
Using real element from nature to make metal castings for her one of a kind jewelry Liza Michelle has some very unique pieces of jewelry that are sure to make a statement.