Sunday, November 23, 2008

places to shop-- on your feet, or from your chair

knitimal felt pin

well, it's official... it's time to shop and time to shop hard.
the holidays are coming and before you crack open your wallet and head to the mall, consider shopping local & shopping independent. i know, i know, you guys are very aware of this already, but sometimes you run out of new options and end up HAVING to go to an old standby, just because. so, here i am to help you out!

if you're here in Baltimore, you NEED to check out the women's industrial exchange .

"The Woman's Industrial Exchange is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation whose mission is to actively support women's economic advancement. The Exchange serves disadvantaged women, families, displaced workers, and others seeking to establish careers - particularly home-based careers. It provides them with opportunities for greater financial security by maintaining a sales room for their handcrafted items and by developing new programs and services."

at the end of October, greenstarstudio joined the already impressive list of local artists and artisans selling their goodies at WIE. Shopping at WIE is good for the spirit AND the wallet, so make plans to head to Charles street and shop, shop, shop!

Of course, as the weather gets colder, you might be less inclined to leave the house to shop, yeah? Well, I've got you covered there too. Naturally, the greenstarstudio shop is always a good first stop... but just in case you can't find what you're looking for there, be sure to check out the brand new ONLINE version of the Society of Arts and Crafts' retail store---SAC Online! I LOVE the Society of Arts & Crafts, and they LOVE the Knitimals (who fly off the shelves up there!). Well, if you don't live in Boston, don't fret-- now you can get the goods, from the comfort of your own home.

and, if you DO get frisky and feel like leaving the house and checking out something completely mind blowing... you can find me at any of these upcoming shows:
*Bazaart : American Visionary Art Museum, November 28 & 29
*merry mart: Creative Alliance, December 7
*Last Minute Maul: School 33, December 21

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