Hello 2009!!!

Hope your holidays have been restful and full of family, good friends and good times! Thank you all for your love and support in 2008- it was quite a year! Here is to an even better year ahead, complete with a big surprise I'll be sharing soon. Happy New Year everyone!!!


Charm City Represent!

Check out this great shop local story on etsy featuring many BEST members! I couldn't get it together to get my photo in- ironic since I USED to be a photographer! But I am so proud of my fellow members and my city. Check it out at : http://www.etsy.com/storque/spotlight/gift-ideas-shop-local-baltimore...



Well, not really! But yesterday did mark my last show for 2008! Whew! what a year it was! Now on to some much needed rest and relaxation. But my etsy shop is till open, so if you need any last minute gifts please order by 12/18 to ensure timely delivery. Don't fret if you experience a lack of posting, it's just me snuggling in with a stack of books I've been meaning to get to and re-charging. Happy Holidays everyone!


Don't Forget!

Sunday is your last chance to shop local from B.E.S.T members (and moi!) at one of my favorite boutiques, DoubleDutch. There will be sweet treats to eat while you browse the wares, and "spirits" to get you in the holiday mood! And when you make a purchase from a B.E.S.T member, you'll be entered in a drawing to win a $50 gift certificate to DoubleDutch! Give it as a gift, or treat yourself.

Stop by this Sunday, December 14th, from 11am - 5pm. We'll see you there!

DoubleDutch is located at 3616 Falls Rd, Baltimore, Maryland 21211, just off the Avenue.


Last Chance!

To purchase in person from Dandelion Blu and many B.E.S.T members! Still looking for that one of kind handmade gift for your loved one or yourself (get what you want for the holidays right?)? Head over to Hampden on Sunday and enjoy holiday treats and "spirits," plus Baltimore's BEST handmade shopping!
DoubleDutch Boutique hosts The Baltimore Etsy Street Team for a holiday trunk show on 12/14 from 11-5pm. Hope to see you there!


Merry Mart is This Weekend!

The Creative Alliance is a great place for holiday shopping for that hard to buy for person. And if you can't find what your looking for amidst the handcrafted treasures, you can always get jolly at the cash bar!!
Come visit me and many of my fellow BEST members this Sunday in Highlandtown hon!

Artists include:
Dina Alexander Art Jewelry, The Broken Plate Pendant Co., SPAGHETTI KISS,
Daedalus Books & Music, Sweet Pepita, Megin Diamond Designs, this chickadee,
danamarie hosler & greenstarstudio, Dandelion Blu Jewelry, Bowerbox Press,
Devin Mack, MackWire, Jennyjen42, Nancy Ziegenfus-McIntosh, The Littlest
Bean, Linda Moul, Rebecca Patterson Baked at 275*, PINK KISS POTTERY, Jill
Popowich Designs in Metal, Tu Vida Jewelry & Design, heidiroland - daring
earrings!, Elisa Shere Jewelry, Baltimore Glass Works, City Neighbors
Charter School , Sugar Paperie, Mark Supik & Co., Stephney Wallace, Yummy &

For more information, visit the Creative
Hope to see you there!


Dandelion Dog!

Remember Dandelion? The dog I was sponsoring through the ASPCA last year? I received a lovely message from her new owner the other day:

Hi, my name is Nancy Condon and our family adopted Dandelion from the ASPCA. I accidentally discovered that you sponsored Dandy and wanted to thank you for helping her. I was told that she had over $20,000 worth of vet bills so your donation was appreciated I'm sure! She is a wonderful dog though she will have health issues for the rest of her life as a result of her abuse. What is ironic is that we live here in Baltimore/White Marsh. If you go here
you will see her AFTER photo. I've also attached another pic. We feel very fortunate to have her in our lives. I just thought you might want to here her happy ending! Thanks again!!!!

I love it when I hear good news about the animals I sponsor! Check out Dandelion in her Halloween costume, and she was an ASPCA dog photo contest winner. Support Animal rescue, the puppies and kitties will thank you!


HandMADE in Baltimore!

Baltimore Magazine is live! It features many BEST members and there is a small blurb about yours truly! Check it out online, or better yet, pick up your copy at your nearest newsstand.