Charms of the Month: Crafty Locals Edition

4 Apr

April is all about SUSTAINABILITY!

What’s more substainable than shopping at local shops that make their products in Maryland?!

Red Prairie Press collaborates with Julie Bent for A-Line Skirt Line

Rachel Bone, the mastermind behind Red Prairie Press, has collaborated with Baltimore fashion designer and fellow Fashion Awards MD nominee, Julie Bent to create a limited edition A-line skirt line. Julie Bent and Rachel Bone worked together through the process of pattern making, consulting, sourcing, and production.

Photo from Red Prairie Press.

The skirts are now available online. Be sure to hurry because there is a limited supply: http://redprairiepress.bigcartel.com/category/skirts-dresses

Two Back Flats Spring/Summer 2012 Headpieces

The stylish Jasika of Two Back Flats will be adding  new hats, wreaths and fascinators to their shop daily for the next week or two.  If you need a pretty hat or accessory for an upcoming wedding or special occasion be sure to check out Two Back Flat’s shop

Photography by: Vanity's Edge Design

Whichgoose Launches a New Website

Emily of Whichgoose (lovin’ your new pink bangs by the way) has a cool new website for her natural inspired accessories!  Just click on http://whichgoose.com/. Also, enter “GRANDOPENING” at checkout to get 20 percent off your purchase when shopping on the new website for a limited time. 

Photo from Whichgoose.

New Products at Yummy & Company, Marian Ruth, and Mineral Love

Jennifer of Yummy & Company is always exploring new ways to showcase her art of making chic jewelry. For Fall 2011, she experimented with hair pins and I brought one of them at Artscape 2011.  For Spring/Summer 2012, she has two collections: Timeless Collection and Field Notes Collection.

Guess what, some of her jewelry is now available at the Fells Point jewelry shop, .925 The Silver Shop.

A piece from the Timeless Collection.

Indigo of Marian Ruth is known for bags, scarves, and hats made by hand with soft acrylic yard.  Did you know that she makes pillow sets, too? Take a look at her  collection here. 

Photo from Mariah Ruth.

Photo from Mariah Ruth.

The lovely Tricia of Mineral Love makes  handmade, vegan friendly cosmetics. You can find  eyeshadows, blushes, oil-absorbing powders, lip glosses and more in her online shop. If you like bold make-up, you should check out the Wee Heart Eyelashes.

Photo from Mineral Love.

A Fun DIY from Kolleen of Design by Night

I was at a Junior League of  Baltimore event the first time I met Kolleen Kilduff. Her line of handmade feather and flower accessories are perfect for special occasions or every day wear. One of the things I love about Kolleen’s blog is that she always inspires her reader’s to get crafty with her easy to follow DIY project. 

Photo by Sean Scheidt

Peep her newest project here: http://designbynight.blogspot.com/2012/03/scrap-fabric-post-earrings.html

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