Art 2 the Extreme is the creator of the Original Rainbow Crayon and was the first shop to ever sell a recycled crayon on Etsy in 2006. With over 200 shapes and styles of Rainbow Crayons, Art 2 the Extreme creates the perfect gift for the young and the young at heart!
Original, handmade items for the kids and for the kids in all of us. Mary hand sews lions, dinos, bats and whales by using wool felt for mature children. She, also uses her sewing machine and durable fabrics to create little rattles and woodland friends for tiny hands that tug and pull.
Indiana crafter, Jean Elise, makes whimsical and educational toys and games for children. Crisp lines, bright colors and endearing illustrations adorn her blocks, board games and interactive kits. Each item is handcrafted and ready for imaginative play and exploratory learning.
November has finally arrived and that means it's almost time for our holiday market! But we've still got some more vendors to introduce you to before the event on the 9th, including these three (from left to right):
Bets & Mags: Bets & Mags is a mother-daughter team offering handmade modern baby accessories along with plush fleece & felt toys for children. Crafted from their own original designs and with a modern, sometimes quirky, aesthetic, their baby line is comprised of fun yet practical items for new parents. Their imaginary play sets, which include plush vegetables and a doctor kit, are soft and durable and provide inspiration for hours of creative fun for kids of all ages. Based out of Bloomington & Lafayette, Indiana, Bets & Mags collaborate regularly over the phone and in person to create a wide range of items that is continually evolving to reflect the inspiration they find in everyday life.
bobaloo!: bobaloo! is a line of modern handmade gifts for babies and tots. With a focus on bright, not-too-juvenile fabrics, each product is designed to be a useful, adorable gift. From bibs to burp cloths to crayon aprons, we've got the next baby shower or birthday party covered!
Elms & Cedars: Elms & Cedars creates teeny tiny little togs for teeny tiny little human beings. They stick to the strict belief that if being teeny tiny doesn't make an item cute enough, then you must put an applique on it! Favorite appliques include foxes and robots... maybe even a robot-fox.
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!
It's cold outside, but these vendors are hot! (At least give us a little smile...) Clockwise from top left:
Madpixel Art + Design: Madpixel is an art and design studio specializing in combining their passions: photography, illustration, design and printmaking. Louisville, Kentucky-based husband and wife team, Ron Jasin and Mary Yates, combine these techniques to create unique designs for a wide variety of clients. Madpixel was started in 1992 as a hobby, doing band flyers and advertisements for photocopied ‘zines, but in 2005 it all just clicked. Doing small-run, hand printed gig posters has opened doors that allow them to do something for a living that hardly feels like work.
Opposite of Far: Opposite of Far started out as a dream that owner Jessica Near turned into a reality. This Indiana-based handmade business makes unique, simple, high-quality masks for both kids and adults to enjoy. Opposite of Far believes in encouraging play and expanding imaginations for all ages!
MissHappyPink: MissHappyPink creates and prints hand-pulled limited-edition screen prints, a collection of greeting cards, and super cute shirts. They believe in handmade delights for people who like to smile.
Toys, Games and Stationary by Jean Elise: Toys for young adventurers who have a penchant for world travel. Adorable cards that somehow manage to sum up your exact sentiment. Play money featuring American fauna, suitable for all imaginary debts wonderfully fantastic. Traditional Chinese board games and unusual animal alphabet blocks. All of this and more... by Jean Elise!
This group of vendors is sure to bring you delight! Even more delight that pumpkin spice latte you're enjoying with a pumpkin muffin. Clockwise from top left:
Paper Acorn: Paper Acorn offers a unique mix of handmade gift boxes and home decor; all created from paper! Gift boxes, luminaries, garlands and paper dolls are just a few things available at Paper Acorn. All items are original designs, crafted by hand by Jessica Wolf.
smollthings: Tracy Smoll of smollthings is a potter, artist, and teacher from West Lafayette, Indiana. She has been teaching in Montgomery County for the past 10 years, and makes coffee mugs with original carved stamps and floral designs.
The Wind and The Sail: The Wind and The Sail makes sweet, modern plush and rattles that are whimsical and fun. Everything from giraffes to hippos, dachshunds to rhinos in bright patchwork colors. Each item is handmade with heart in a tiny little house in Southern Indiana.
Only a few weeks to go until the big event on November 9th! Clear your calendar and get ready to shop.
This group of vendors will delight both you and the kiddos. Clockwise from left:
Cordial Kitten: Cordial Kitten creates cute (and sometimes sinister) illustration prints and matching jewelry. Don't have a kid in your life to buy for? Don't worry, Cordial Kitten is for everyone! Decorate your walls and yourself with sweet animals and their friends.
Bearmojo: Bearmojo is the brainchild of Todd and Andrea. What once started as a fabric obsession has turned into an explosion of bright rainbow colors and monster cuddliness that these makers have to share with the world. Every Bearmojo original is made with love and to bring a smile to your face.
Mr. Sogs Creatures: All Mr. Sogs Creatures are uniquely designed plush creations. They make great companions for kids (and adults) of all ages. Mr. Sogs also offers a variety of animal themed nursery prints.
To stock up on all this cuteness, be sure to hit up our holiday market on Novenber 9th at the Convention Center!