Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Reclaim, Repurpose Creative!

Two of the shops participating in the OM Baby show specialize in reclaiming and repurposing items, creating unique one of a kind objects quite different from the original materials.

Kecia says of her shops:
Lemoncholy's Studio (keeshagirl4.etsy.com and lemoncholys.com) practices the 4 R's: recycle, reclaim, reinvent and then re imagined. i am a mixed media and jewelry artist and i like to take vintage castaway items and turn them into modern, exciting edgy pieces. All my jewelry pieces are one of a kind, never to be duplicated using such items as a vintage sterling silver teething ring to an old German porcelain doll. You'll see lots of texture and opposing elements such as rust and rhinestones. I feel my pieces all have a story to tell with their humble history.
Claire Baker has a wide variety of products in her shops. She is eco-friendly in her repurposed products- from cardboard wallets to plarn totes, as well are beautiful sewn market bags. You can see her creations at Copabanas on Etsy and at 1000 Markets

These are just two of the fabulous creaive shops that will be participating in the OM Baby show on July 11! Don't miss this great opprotunity to shop.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Get Ready to Shop!

Save the date! Saturday July 11th is the second OM Baby Etsy NJ craft fair in Point Pleasant, New Jersey. The will be lots of great handmade items, both indoors and out. Plan a day out and enjoy the shore and some shopping.
More to come about the shops participating... you can find more information on faceboook too!

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Treasures of New Jersey

A few weeks ago, I finally was able to visit the NJ Maritime History Museum.
I bet you are wondering what connection the Museum has to cool gifts.... it's very simple! The museum itself is a treasure, and a gift to anyone who makes the time to visit. But in addition- the gift shop is almost exclusively handmade in New Jersey products!
I hope that if you are visiting the Jersey shore , you will make some time to visit and of course take home some treasures hand made here in the Garden State!