Tuesday, November 25, 2008

wanna get Bazaar(t), Merry & Mauled this season!?

hello friends!

well, it's that time again--- time to lace up your shopping shoes and head to some of the best holiday shows the world has ever known. aside from the always available online shopping celebration that is my etsy shop, this holiday season provides THREE different up close & personal shopping opportunities for you:
*Bazaart : American Visionary Art Museum, November 28 & 29
*merry mart: Creative Alliance, December 7
*Last Minute Maul: School 33, December 21

looking for something truly unique this holiday season? i think i can help.

this friday, i'll be premiering some BRAND spanking new greenstargoodies, including: *mix & match build a knitimal blocks, 2 hot of the presses hand made knitimal card games, hand painted wooden coat hangers, stickers & magnet sets, holiday ornaments in felt & paper, giant magnets (perfect for decorating your car or fridge) and coffee cozies.

maybe you're looking for wearable art? how about 3 brand new styles of Knitimal & BirchFriends pins? we've got hand drawn journals & limited edition prints; coloring books, Recyclimals & hand knit hats.

one of a kind, hand drawn onesies and t-shirts, screenprinted baby bibs, 10 new scents of Knitimal soaps, totes, cards, ipod cozies, pouches & wallets, brand new Knitimals and SO MUCH MORE!!!

And if you're looking to turn the unique dial up just a little bit higher--- now's the time to order your custom Knitimals & hand-drawn custom shirts. Order by Dec. 6th and get FREE SHIPPING by Christmas!!!

Hope to see you soon!
here's to a happy thanksgiving & a wonderful holiday season to you and yours.
xoxo, danamarie

Friday Evening • November 28 • 5:30–8:30PM: Bazaart PREVIEW PARTY & SALE
An opportunity to get the first shot at the original creations by 50 regional artists and craftspeople prior to the Saturday Bazaart extravaganza. Spend a relaxing evening strolling among Bazaart artisans and their wares while nibbling light fare, and perhaps enjoying a beverage. Music TBA. Location: American Visionary Art Museum, Jim Rouse Visionary Center, 3rd Floor. Admission to Preview Party & Sale: $20 at the door.

Saturday • November 29 • 10AM-5PM: BAZAART: Artful Holiday Shopping
A Holiday Marketplace of original creations by 50 regional artists and craftspeople. Painting, sculpture, papercrafts, metalwork, jewelry, textiles, mixed media, and other work that simply defies categorization. FREE ENTRY. American Visionary Art Museum, Jim Rouse Visionary Center 3rd Floor

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