Monday, December 17, 2012


On Saturday, we went to a local holiday craft fair called GRUMP at Artisphere. If you follow on Instagram, you've already seen these pics, but I wanted to share links to the shops of some of the awesome sellers who were there...

Come to GRUMP! Really cute stuff. Artisphere till 4pm.
like my pal Beth, who makes the cutest animals out of upcycled wool sweaters. I've given Beth a few old sweaters actually, and I can't wait to see what she makes out of them.

Seriously delicious #grump
We got some milk chocolate nutella cookies from Whisked! that were so so good.

Got this awesome print yesterday.
And I also got this little print from Rachel Roellke, which I love!

A couple of other vendors whose stuff I didn't manage to get photos of but who are nevertheless really awesome are Rania Hassan and Meaghan O'Malley.

Actually, I made a "Shop Local" treasury yesterday of all local DC-based Etsy sellers...these guys plus a few more.

While we were there, we also checked out a couple of exhibits...

Illustrations by Elizabeth Graeber.

Elizabeth Graeber at Artisphere.
And this isn't really an art exhibit, but part of a green wall in the 3rd floor atrium that's just really cool.

On a related note, I wrote a little about why I buy and support handmade over at Little Nostalgia. I'd love for you to check it out. xo, Mary


  1. Oh my! I love those upcycled sweater animals! I am definitely saving this for next year when I'm wracking my brain on what to get for little kids! I love art and craft fairs this time of the year. I missed the local one our town does because I was out of town, but I made out alright because my brother bought me a little gift from the fair!

  2. I saw that hand-drawn bazaar on Instagram and wondered what cool place you'd gotten off to. Sounds like it was a good day!

  3. I really like the gold print. Thats really cute.

  4. I'm not familiar with instagram but I do love seeing the pictures here. And that wall is pretty cool!

  5. Thanks for the GRUMP love! Next year we'll have to get you in!

  6. Love the sweater animals! And the chalk board sign. Looks like a fun time!

  7. Sorry I've been a terrible commentor lately ... I just haven't been keeping up with anything as of late! Anyway, I know you bought them at that Swedish festival or something a few weeks ago, but I really love those horses you have as decorations. Your home looks so festive! I still only managed to get a few things out. I also loved reading your article about handmade. There is quite a movement for it in Indianapolis, and I love it. I've begun to get to know some of the vendors, and it's nice to see familiar faces at fairs such as this one.