Martha Latta is the creator and printer of the Sunday Afternoon Housewife brand, of a collection of state pride accessories and tee shirts for men, women and children. From her small home studio on the East Side of Indianapolis, she has self-taught design and screen printing to create this line of clothing and accessories. She created this line originally to give the residents of the East Side of Indianapolis a way to show their pride for where they live. She is proud to continue to be designing and printing by hand in her Near East Side home her own line of smart, soft, and socially conscious state pride tee shirts for states of the Midwest and beyond. Martha is very proud that in 2014 and 2015 Nuvo readers voted her #1 best local artisan/ maker for gifts and #1 best local apparel line.
Rhonda Frye is a pharmacist by day and a mad soaper by night. She opened Get Lathered in 2008 as an outlet for all of that prolific soapmaking, and loves creating soap with an artistic flair. Rhonda's soaps and other products can be found at www.GetLathered.com. She lives in Indianapolis with her 2 cats and also enjoys cooking, winemaking, family and friends.
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!
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!
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.
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.
The vendor greatness continues! Clockwise from top left:
The Collective Press: The Collective Press produces posters, signs and cards using a relief printing technique called Letterpress. Old wood and metal type are used along with antique printing presses to produce colorful, highly tactile, uplifting messages. The Collective Press also produces screen printed clothing and is known for several Bloomington Bicycle-inspired T-shirt designs
TRADE: TRADE is both the name of the jewelry line and the Ohio studio where artist and designer Brooke Medlin creates each piece. In homage her family's artists and craftsmen, Brooke has set her sights on simple, sculptural pieces that are built to last, with care. Experimental techniques and modern twists on classic designs are coupled with sturdy construction to create wardrobe staples you'll love forever.
Starsprinkle Supercollider: In their somewhat secret lair in Bloomington, Cecily and Joshua of Starsprinkle Supercollider strive to choose the cutest and coolest of things to send flying through the particle accelerator, making sure to be there after the explosion to collect the best bits. These volatile experiments are an attempt to interpret those qualities that only present themselves when reality and the whimsical collide. Mostly, they make art and jewelry that lies on the border of fantasy and fancy, and try to promote a gentler way of life.
Sadly Harmless: Sally Harless, the creator of Sadly Harmless, is a full time artist living in lovely Bloomington, Indiana. She is fascinated with the animal world and uses her favorite animals as a means to tell a story. She make prints and shadow boxes from her ink and watercolor drawings.
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!