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Welcome to the 9th Bloomington Handmade Market! BHM 2014 is proud to showcase our largest group of makers to date! Today you’ll find over 50 vendors, making everything from handdrawn illustrations to silkscreened posters to handmade soap. BHM works hard to bring you art, crafts, and functional objects from the cute and fun to the utterly bizarre. We pick the most unique, unusual and interesting work from both local artists and other talented folks from all over the Midwest and put it all together in one place. Buying local and buying handmade means keeping money in our communities, connecting directly with the artists that make the objects you’re purchasing, and having something in your home, on your body, or as a gift that is completely unique and unlike anything else. The Bloomington Handmade Market would like to thank our generous sponsors: BEAD, Rainbow Bakery, In Case of Emergency Press, BBC, Avers, Press Puzzles, The Bishop, Infinite Borders Photography, Shine Insurance, The Ryder, and Gather. And a special thanks to all of our volunteers. We couldn’t do it without you! We hope you enjoy the event! Talia Halliday, Jaime Minor, and Marc Tschida BHM Organizers

For more information, visit Special thanks to Katie Vernon for our 2014 poster design.

artists 1 - JO Designs

Bloomington, IN

JO Designs is getting quite the reputation for her crocheted beards. These fun a wacky face warmers are all the rage and make great stocking stuffers or gag gifts. But they are also functional in cold weather keeping your face nice and toasty warm. She also makes other crochet goods such as teething items for babies, drink cozies, ear warmers, hats, and much more.

2 - Press Puzzles

Bloomington, IN Press Puzzles is a hand crafted wooden jigsaw puzzle company that specializes in creating custom puzzles and puzzles that celebrate the community and culture of Bloomington, IN. A perfect stocking stuffer for any Bloomington fan on your list. Press Puzzles is a hand crafted wooden jigsaw puzzle company that specializes in creating custom puzzles and puzzles that celebrate the community and culture of Bloomington, IN. A perfect stocking stuffer for any Bloomington fan on your list.

3 - Joe Lee

Bloomington, IN Joe Lee is an illustrator and he he doesn’t let the boundaries of the book or magazine restrict where his illustrations can be found (although they can certainly be found in books and magazines) - clock faces, jewelry, cards and t-shirts are just some of the other places he splashes ink. He has been a circus clown and a history major and his love for both endeavors can be discerned in his work. No art masterpiece or personality is too great or too small to be reconfigured by his ink, watercolor, and colored pencil.

Handcrafted wooden jigsaw puzzles made in Bloomington, IN

4 - Sadly Harmless

St. Louis, MO Sadly Harmless is the work of Sally Harless, an illustrator fascinated with the world of animals. Sally uses her favorite animals as a means to tell a story. Among her creations you’ll find ink and watercolor originals, prints, shadow boxes, and her 2015 calendar.

5 - Starsprinkle Supercollider

Bloomington, IN Starsprinkle Supercollider is a husband and wife team creating art both hangable and wearable. Their work is inspired by nature, fantasy, and a love for making others smile. Cecily and Joshua Allen design and create together in their home in Bloomington, Indiana.

6 - Paper Plethora

Bloomington, IN Paper Plethora makes beautiful objects created almost entirely of recycled magazine paper. Objects such as bowls, pinwheel garland, ornaments and freestanding sculptures are handmade by Paper Plethora creator Rebecca Prato. Paper Plethora’s goal is to provide fun, quirky eco-friendly items to adorn your home.

7 - Bearmojo

Crawfordsville, IN Monsters for Un-Grownups, what more can we say? We create bright, furry, crazy looking monster plush, pillows and accessories and a few non-monster pieces for the young at heart. All of our items are created using our own patterns and the highest quality faux fur. We strive for originality and uniqueness in all of our items. Each item is handmade in our workshop, by us, and treasured until it is sent to its new home.

8 - Paper Acorn

Cincinnati, OH Paper Acorn offers handmade paper goods for weddings, parties, gifts, and home decor. All original designs are created in CAD software, cut on a digital die cutter, and assembled by hand. All of Paper Acorn’s pieces are crafted from paper!

9 - Sunday Afternoon Housewife

Indianapolis, IN Sunday Afternoon Housewife creates original designs promoting state pride and hand prints the designs onto tee shirts, sweatshirts, tank tops, tote bags, and paper. She’s been printing in her home studio for the last several years and loves creating clothing others feel pride in wearing.

10 - Innad

Madison, WI Innad is the maker of compact wallets, funky backpacks, pocket-sized paper goods, and casual footwear. They strive to bring both fashion and function together in harmony. Functionality is important in the items used in everyday life, therefore it is Innad’s mission to create accessories that have the practicality for everyday use, and the style to keep things interesting.

11 - Wholly Craft

Columbus, OH Wholly Craft is a small shop in Columbus, Ohio featuring handmade goods from over 200 crafters and artists. The full range of quality handmade gifts includes clothing, accessories, paper goods, jewelry, baby gifts and more. Wholly Craft also produces a small line of quirky, feminist housewares and accessories.

12 - Sara B. Jewelry & Metalsmithing

Indianapolis, IN Sara B. Jewelry & Metalsmithing is rooted in the hunt for rare pieces of earth to be collected, and for those bits of natural history to be preserved and captured in unique, modern handmade jewelry. All Sara B. pieces are handcrafted in her little Midwest mess of a home studio. Her quest is to create unconventional jewelry with a bit of raw earthiness and asymmetry. Using traditional metalsmithing techniques and tools to craft jewelry that is natural yet modern, she embraces the inherent imperfections of the stones and fossils as well as her hand at work.

13 - Naughty Pig Studios

Chicago, IL Jessica’s work is about things she loves and that make her happy. Animals, both wild and domestic, as well as tiny cottages and cabins, house plants, and flowers are all symbols of joy. This joy is shared through the detail of her designs and the playful combination of domestic artifacts and elements of nature; animals wear fancy collars and bow-ties or are surrounded by frames of flowers and greenery. Jessica thinks about her pieces as drawing that you can wear and touch and move and takes pride in their construction and high level of craftsmanship.

14 - Mojowear

Madison, WI Mojowear is a clothing collection brimming with attitude and ingenuity. Choose from hand-dyed, spunky onesies & kids tees, soft and cheeky adult tees, upcycled skirts, dresses and accessories to add to your oneof-a-kind style. If the world was a taco, Mojowear would most definitely be its hot sauce.

15 - Sage’s Simple Syrups

Whitestown, IN In a world of schedules and to-do lists, the ability to relax and enjoy life is uncommon. Sage’s Simple Syrups deliver flavor compositions that take you to paradise. With inspiring flavors you can create your own Guava Margarita, Cucumber Basil Martini or Virgin Mojito, so relax & dig your toes in the sand. Each flavor is hand-crafted and ingredients are all-natural. Treat yourself to a simple life and indulge at your leisure.

16 - The Butterfly Road

Bloomington, IN Julie Gootee found her spark of inspiration on the road. Seven years ago her passion for traveling and vending linked with her connection to nature to conceive The Butterfly Road. She walks the roadsides of Bloomington to collect expired butterflies, dragonflies, moths, and cicadas in their natural habitat. Then utilizing stained glass techniques, she encases the wings in glass with silver solder to create one-of-a-kind nature inspired jewelry. She views her art as a way to bring awareness to the simple beauty we pass everyday and our impact on the natural environment.

17 - The Collective Press

Bloomington, IN

The Collective Press produces posters, signs and cards using a relief printing technique called Letterpress. Old wood and metal type are used along with antique printing presses to produce colorful, highly tactile, uplifting messages. The Collective Press also produces screen printed clothing and is known for several Bloomington Bicycle-inspired T-shirt designs.

18 - Bloomington Clay Studio

Bloomington, IN

Daniel moved to Bloomington in 2005, opened the Bloomington Clay Studio in 2007 and has been busy making functional pots, beautiful but useless objects ever since. In order to facilitate more studio space and larger teaching space this passion he the BCS to the “Fell building’ an artist/makers in comminunity 2011. BCS is located in downtown Bloomington IN.


19 - Juniper & Coniferous

Bloomington, IN Juniper & Coniferous designs are inspired by the simple, rugged beauty of wood, foliage, and earth tones. Megan is a formally trained graphic designer, but has a background in woodworking. She incorporates both skills into her handmade jewelry.

20 - VintageLiz

Dayton, OH vintageliz hand crafts leather accessories (watches, belts, cuffs, bracelets) and hand bags. Each piece is hand cut, hand dyed, hand tolled and hand stitched. Custom fitting available on site.

21 - Purple Hippo Stitches

Cincinnati, OH Purple Hippo Stitches creates original snarky cross-stitch designs. Choose from finished hand stitched pieces or DIY kits. The Hoop & Needle is an embroidery and cross-stitch supply store in Cincinnati. They will showcase needlework by Cincinnati area artists and handmade supplies from independent designers.

22 - Eclectic Local

Bloomington, IN Hannah is a local artisan from Bloomington. She is a mother to two sons. Hannah is a firm believer in supporting the local arts and community. She also reaches out to the larger online market by selling her work on Etsy. Her items have been shipped worldwide and featured in the popular website

23 - Rebecca Graves Pottery

Angola, IN Rebecca creates handmade pottery with sgraffito decorated (hand carved) surfaces in rich color. The boldly illustrated ceramics are functional, food, microwave and dishwasher safe.

24 - Dandelion

Louisville, KY Dandelion uses a variety of natural materials like bone, teeth, antler, sea life, wood, leather and stone to create one of a kind jewelry pieces that inspire a connection with mother nature. As the ultimate upcyclers, they aim to bring creepy and classy together where they belong; striving to challenge our notions on death and decay and to see the absolute beauty in all the facets of nature and life.

25- Oceanne

Cleveland, OH OcĂŠanne is a line of modern jewelry influenced by minimalist metalwork & inspired by unique materials. Her designs and aesthetics are a mĂŠlange of whimsical, delicate and vintage French flair. With a penchant for fashion, she is inspired by geometric shapes, stones and minerals as they are found in nature.

26 - New House Project

Oberlin, OH New House Project offers handmade textile gifts for children and adults. Every item is embroidered by hand and one of kind. Items are made from natural fabrics such as cotton and linen and range from handmade dolls to zipper pouches and textile jewelry.

7 - Jennifer Creighton Function

Angola, IN Jennifer Creighton Function produces handmade ceramics that fit your daily life. A potter based in Angola, Indiana, she fires hot with durable stoneware clay to make ceramic pieces that will stand the test of time. She produces work with form and function in mind, and the clean lines of her work feel good in your hand and in your home. A bright color palette coupled with a serene cream makes each piece both friendly and warm. With a wide variety of items available, you can be sure to find something for yourself or for a gift.

28 - Teehaus

Spencer, IN Teehaus soaps, lotions, and creams are handmade in small batches on Fullcircle Farm in Spencer, Indiana. We infuse our body products and soaps with teas from around the world and beeswax, honey, and botanicals from our farm. Our products promote healthy skin with natural vegetable oils, pure aromatherapy grade essential oil fragrances, and natural colors.

29 - The Red Thread Weavings

Oldenburg, IN The Red Thread Weavings are made from natural fibers and natural dyes, inspired by the earth, her rhythms and cycles, and the red thread of connection of all life. Erin grows many dyeplants in her garden and wildcrafts many from nature. She especially likes to weave wearable garments, such as shawls, ponchos, ruanas, scarves and skirts. It is with pleasure and the desire to live in wholeness and beauty that Erin creates these pieces, with sumptuous materials of the earth.

30 - Arsenal Handicraft

Detroit, MI Arsenal Handicraft is a husband and wife team out of Detroit that illustrates and designs art prints and paper goods. They use timehonored methods of silkscreening and letterpress printmaking to produce one of a kind, limited edition art. Their work has been shown on both coasts at Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles and Bottleneck Gallery in Brooklyn.

31 - Lily In Flux

Cincinnati, OH Lily In Flux is the work of Lizz Godfroy, artist, designer, scavenger, maker. Using a rotating collection of vintage objects, antique materials, urban artifacts, natural curiosities, and ephemera, she creates Adventurous Jewelry for The People. Each piece of one-of-a-kind jewelry embraces the history of the objects and materials used, and celebrates the stories and memories attached to them.

32 - Vincent Desjardins

Bloomington, IN

Vincent Desjardins is a freelance illustrator who not only loves drawing and painting

but also loves to make things. Having become enamored with surface patterns, he has begun designing his own fabrics and has recently begun a new line of stuffed toy/pillows of cute animals and mythic creatures like mermaids. Other new items that utilize his surface pattern designs are a line of switch plate covers and mini messenger bags which are all hand sewn. These are all in addition to his regular line of prints, cards and small stocking stuffers like hair clips, rings and bookmarks.

33 - Arthur’s Plaid Pants

Grand Rapids, MI Jen Husted-Goss is the woman behind Arthur’s Plaid Pants. She’s an illustrator & designer. She loves to make people laugh and hopes her products accomplish that. All of her products start as hand drawn illustrations and then they are turned into magnet sets, greeting cards, prints, tote bags and more.

34 - The Wood Frog

Bloomington, IN he Wood Frog is your source for local, hand made woodworking. From large out buildings, coops, playhouses, and beehives to furniture and doll beds they have it all. Fun and funky designs offer great gift ideas for that hard to buy for person on your list. All designs are done in house, so if you don’t see exactly what you want, they can make a custom design for you! The Wood Frog: Building Quality of Life

35 - Soapy Soap Co.

Bloomington, IN Soapy Soap Company is a local handcrafted soap business located in Bloomington, Indiana. It was created by young entrepreneurs who made a few batches of soap for fun, and they just couldn’t stop! Soapy Soap Company is dedicated to providing their community with highquality soaps and lip balms under their “Sābūn” brand, using all-natural, vegan, non-gmo, high-quality ingredients.

36 - Exquisite Luck

Bloomington, IN Artist, Michelle Luck, carefully handcrafts each piece of jewelry out of various metals, glass, or natural found objects and beads. Inspiration for the jewelry come from Michelle’s love for nature and refined design, her passion for world travel and her southern Indiana roots, her interests in current technologies and curiosity for antiquities from previous generations. Michelle works to capture the attractive qualities of nature into a functional, classy (yet sassy) design!

37 - Dottie Dog

Cincinnati, OH Dottie Dog a pet portrait business that sells super cool dog art. The drawings are characterized by striking color palettes and a uniquely precise yet whimsical style. The artist, Beth Meyer, creates all the drawings in Adobe Illustrator using a digital Wacom tablet. She lives and works in Cincinnati, Ohio with her delightful little dog: Dottie.

38 - Toys By Jean Elise

Bloomington, IN Jean Elise likes to make toys, games and stationery for children and adults that inspire creativity and fuel imagination. My toy design draws from science, folklore and world culture to naturally encourage educational play. Go forth and have fun!

39 - Blue Eyes & Bare Feet

Bedford, IN BlueEyes and BareFeet is a clothing and design company featuring a handmade collection for children. Each piece is handmade by head designer and owner, Stephanie Williams and ultimately inspired by her children. Stephanie believes strongly in originality and strives to continue to create pieces that are not only functionally practical but that bring out the bold individuality and contagious spirit of children.

40 - Imagination Kids Toys

Carthage, IN Nick and Erin of Imagination Kids Toys are a husband and wife from Carthage, Indiana. Their toys are handcrafted from kid safe, non-toxic materials. Add a bit of color and whimsy to your playroom! http://

41 - Jilly Jack Designs

Carmel, IN A ZILLION YEARS: that’s how long Jill Broadhacker of Jilly Jack Designs claims she’s been a graphic designer. She’s been in this graphic game since graduating college, working mostly for major corporate brands— pumping out logos and print ads and what not. She wanted to get back to creating things that made her happy. Things that were, dare we say, just plain cute. So with a lifelong love for stationery and letterpress, she decided to go down the route of pretty papers and vintage presses. And while her three presses may be antique, her style is all modern.

42 - Moira K Lime

Indianapolis, IN Moira K. Lime Jewelry is fresh, modern and handmade jewelry that compliments your natural beauty.

43 - Lily Alyssa Boutique

Seymour, IN

LilyAlyssa Boutique is owned and operated with love by Katy Rudzinski, a SAHM (now WAHM!) of 3 darling little girls. The bulk of the 2014 Fall line is made up of infinity scarves and headbands, but tote bags, clutches, and crocheted pieces are added as whim dictates and time allows. Fabrics range from classic stripes to trendy chevrons, bold prints to romantic florals.

44 - Dickinson Kitchenware

Greenfield, IN

Dickinson Kitchenware is a small family business that makes wood kitchenware and custom items using local hardwoods. They started making kitchenware from furniture scraps, when those sold well, they really started expanding their kitchenware products in 2008. Many of their products came from other people talking with them and requesting certain features/items. This helps them to add new products and keep expanding their kitchenware line.

45 - Get Lathered

Indianapolis, IN The Get Lathered Soap Company is owned and operated by Rhonda Frye of Indianapolis. Rhonda formulates premium, fragrant, skin-loving soaps with fun and beautiful techniques. This fusion of art with science results in exceptional soaps that are sensory delights, wonderful to see and to use. Other product offerings include liquid soaps, solid shampoos & conditioners, and lip balms. Come visit Get Lathered at the Bloomington Handmade Market to experience these affordable luxuries for yourself!

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boris loved natasha

Indianapolis, IN boris loved natasha is a small handbag and accessories company specializing in unique, quality bags and pouches. they create zipper pouches for all sizes and sorts of gear, gizmos, and gadgets. they often incorporate recycled fabrics as well as whimsical wool felt animals stitched on many of the bags. boris loved natasha loves to make people smile!

47 - Art 2 The Extreme

Fishers, IN Art 2 the Extreme features recycled, Rainbow Crayon creations in over 175+ shapes and sizes. Teacher by day and artist by night, Nicole creates fun and unique gifts for all ages and interests. From crayon rings to giant, crayon robots, there is something for everyone to enjoy in their stocking this holiday!

48 - Mr Sogs Creatures

Farmington Hills, MI All of Mr. Sogs Creatures are uniquely designed handmade soft toys. These little creatures are perfect friends for absolutely any situation. They’re ideal travel companions and make for the best snuggle buddies you could ever imagine.

49 - Dulcet Designs

Cincinnati, OH Dulcet Design is a modern line of jewelry and home accessories that are architecturally inspired. Materials vary between glass, acrylic and watercolor pieces.

50 - Jodi Lynn’s Emporium



Detroit, MI Jodi Lynn is an illustrator from Metro Detroit. Born and raised in Michigan she finds much of her inspiration from exploring the outdoors and learning about science.

51 - All Things Grow

Ypsilanti, MI All Things Grow is an Ypsilanti, Michigan based low-tech screen printing studio founded in 2007 by Marcy Davy. Limited edition, handmade prints in the line are based on nature, folk art and vintage design. Marcy holds a BFA in printmaking and design and also has ten years of experience in sign painting, graphic design and visual merchandising.


52 - 1337 Motif

Indianapolis, IN 1337motif is Cameron Oehler – an Indianapolis-based geek and woodworker who grew up playing Nintendo and helping out in his dad’s cabinet shop. He eventually branched off to create his own work, and began doing geek-inspired woodworking in 2008 when he realized the wooden blocks that make up an end-grain cutting board could be arranged to create cool pixel-art designs. He draws inspiration for his creations from videogames, fractals, and anything else that piques his interest. His work includes end-grain cutting boards, coasters, keychains, jewelry, and more.

53 - Organic Ceramics

Indianapolis, IN Lisa Rader creates nature inspired, hand carved porcelain tiles which can be used in backslashes fireplaces or hung on walls. She also creates charming bird chimes, leaf dishes, sushi dishes and bowls.

54 - The Onyx Exchange

Indianapolis, IN Hand-crafted home and body products with all-natural options. Onyx Exchange offers unique products that compliment any home, including candles made from upcycled wine bottles. They offer scents in soap and candles that range from Tobacco or Bourbon to specialty essential oil blends like Monk and Rahula.

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Bloomington Handmade Market 2014 Program  

Bloomington Handmade Market 2014 featuring 54 awesome handmade indie vendors and our 2014 sponsors!! Thank you!!!

Bloomington Handmade Market 2014 Program  

Bloomington Handmade Market 2014 featuring 54 awesome handmade indie vendors and our 2014 sponsors!! Thank you!!!


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