Kristena Witherspoon Designs (KWD) is a Chicago based fashion label inspired by the Diaspora, art, street fashion, and prints. The designs are limited edition and one of a kind pieces that are functional yet allow you to stand out from the crowd.
KreativeMindz offers Soulful Designs for Humanity, distinctive apparel and accessories. The mission is to create pieces that embrace the individual spirit, while intertwining comfort, functionality, and consciousness of the social and environmental impact of production. The result is a unique and eclectic collection that speaks to each individual and is comfortable, practical, and flattering to wear.
We are kicking off our introductions to our 2014 vendors with some great artist!!
All Things Grow
Have you dropped into Gather and fallen in Love with those screen printed canvases featuring phrases like ‘home sweet home ' or 'let the sun shine’. That's the artist behind All Things Grow and she'll be showing at BHM for her first time!
Borris Loved Natasha
Boris Loved Natasha is a returning artist to the BHM. We just love her clutches and zipper pouches, often made from repurposed fabrics. You can’t help but smile when you look at her work.
Can you believe there are only four days to go until the BHM holiday market event?! We're so excited about our fabulous vendor lineup this year! You certainly won't want to miss these talented folks (clockwise from top left):
Sara December Rose: Sara creates beautiful goods for everyday life - simple embroidered cards, handmade paper goods, tote bags, jewelry, and photographic prints.
Get Lathered Soap Company: The Get Lathered Soap Company is owned and operated by Rhonda Frye of Indianapolis. Rhonda formulates premium, skin-loving soaps with fun and beautiful techniques. This fusion of art with science results in exceptional soaps that are wonderful to see and to use. Other product offerings include liquid soaps, solid shampoos & conditioners, and lip balms. Visit Get Lathered at the market to experience these affordable luxuries for yourself!
Lit Knits: Lit Knits is the brainchild of knitter and avid reader, Laura Sparks. Based in her Bloomington, IN arts and crafts bungalow, Lit Knits marries modern knit styles with well-loved books, characters, and authors. The shop started off in early 2011 with just a few simple designs - contemporary patterns with classic lines that reminded Laura of some literary favorites, like Virginia Woolf and Scout Finch, Northanger Abbey and Ishmael. Laura has since incorporated new techniques and more luxury yarns (with some sublime literary marvels!), creating a forward-thinking collection that is always fresh, a little luscious, and delightfully literary.
Christie Cooper Ceramics: Christie Cooper is an artist and ceramics instructor living and working in Bloomington, IN. She received her BFA in ceramics from Indiana University. She continues to work primarily in clay and is an instructor at the Waldron Arts Center and the Bloomington Clay Studio.
See you all very soon!
These three featured vendors bring the fun! We're so looking forward to seeing them on November 9th. From left to right:
Art 2 the Extreme: Art 2 the Extreme features the art and craft of Nicole Lewis, art teacher by day, artist and craftswoman by night. Her eco-friendly Rainbow Crayons were the first of their kind on Etsy and can be found in a large variety of colors and shapes! Art 2 the Extreme truly has something for everyone.
Imagination Kids Toys: Each of the wooden toys crafted by Imagination Kids Toys are made by the Erin and Nick's four hands from start to finish. Every toy starts as a blank wood canvas where the design is carefully laid out. From there the toys are cut, sanded, and then painted by by hand to inspire creativity and imagination. Not only are their toys handcrafted but they are also made with non-toxic materials.
boris loved natasha: Boris loved natasha is a small, Indianapolis business featuring hand made purses, clutches and a plethora of zipper pouches for all sorts of gadgets. Often the bags are made from repurposed fabrics with happy little animals stitched on the fronts. Everything is made with the hopes that is brings a smile to the face of the buyer!
Not too much longer to go until our November 9th event! We are counting down the days and once you read about these three vendors, you will be too (like you weren't doing that already!). From left to right:
Jen Townsend Jewelry: Inspired by bold pattern and color, Jen handcrafts original jewelry using kiln fired enamel and traditional metalsmith techniques. Each piece is handcut from copper, formed, and fired multiple times in a 1500 degree kiln to create the fused surface. Always finished with sterling silver chains or handmade sterling silver earwires, each piece of Jen Townsend Jewelry will become that perfect pop of color and will be sure to turn heads.
Océanne: Anne Harrill is the woman behind Océanne, a small craft business based in Cleveland, OH. In her collections of whimsical wearables you’ll see organic shapes, the use of new and vintage materials, dead stock finds, and techniques such as hand forging, hand stamping and patinas.
Old Tobacco Proof: Old Tobacco Proof celebrates the re-invention of cherished, rugged, time tested objects into practical and sturdy bags and totes. Each item is made by hand, with love and care in Bloomington, IN. The bags visually communicate a story of travel and survival though the natural patina each component has gathered throughout it's many years. They are beautiful and strong, soft and rugged, aged and new.
These four vendors have got you covered from head to toe and wherever else! From left to right:
Stinkybomb Soap: Stinkybomb Soap takes iconic shapes and turns them into ironic soap, using hand-cast novelty molds. While their name might imply stinky, their soaps are pleasant in scent.
1UP Gallery: 1UP Gallery loves upcycling! They take old, broken video game controllers, consoles, and game cartridges doomed for the landfill, and create charming accessories
Sunday Afternoon Housewife: The woman behind Sunday Afternoon Housewife is a self-taught jewelry maker and silk-screen artist from Indianapolis, IN. Her show consists of creating Scrabble tile pendants and silk-screen tees from original designs under her own clothing label, Indie Loves Indy.
Wholly Craft!: Wholly Craft is a small shop in Columbus, Ohio that features handmade goods from over 200 crafters and artists. The wide variety of goods includes clothing, accessories, paper goods, housewares, fine art prints, and much more. In addition to the storefront, Wholly Craft represents selected artists at fairs and events throughout the Midwest.
Less than a month until you can shop 'til you drop at our event on November 9th!
More great accessories! This time there are stylish items for you and for the kids. Clockwise from top left:
Two Seaside Babes: Two Seaside Babes is a central Indiana family business specializing in trendy and modern handmade, quality crocheted hats, accessories, and gifts. Their fashion-forward, traditional, and child-friendly styles of hats range in all sizes from preemies through adults. The shop also has a number of items for photographers looking for unique, fun, and cuddly newborn and children's props such as blankets, wraps, and hats.
Anne Holman Jewelry Design: Inspired by objects from the past, Anne Holman’s jewelry gives a nod of appreciation to her family history while also honoring traditions of the decorative arts that she grew up watching the women in her family pursue. Her work includes antique textile patterns, hand set glass cabochons, and antique maps from her collection of old world atlases. Anne revisits these pieces from the past and gives them a new life in a fresh modern design.
JO Designs: JO Designs makes hand crocheted jewelry such as bracelets and necklaces as well as an assortment of other crocheted items. These include beards (in child and adult sizes), hats, ear warmers, and teething biscuits. Game Day beards can be found at the locally-owned Greetings shop, so stock up, Hoosier fans!
Innad: Innad is a maker of compact wallets, funky backpacks, and pocket-sized paper goods that bring fashion and function together in harmony. Functionality is important in the items used in everyday life and is part of Innad's mission to create accessories that have the practicality for everyday use, and the style to keep things interesting.
Don’t know about you, but we can hardly wait for the chance to check this stuff out on November 9th!