I was the lucky winner of 2 early bird tickets to Holiday Heap from Downtown Diane via Twitter. The Heap took place on Saturday at 2640 Space, the former church turned cultural center on St Paul St. Organized by Charm City Craft Mafia, Heap brings together the best of the best of local artisans and crafters. If you were looking for an unusual gift for someone, chances are you would find it there.
|Early Bird goodie bag design by Annie Howe|
Early Bird tickets were a mere $15 and included coffee from Zekes, pastries, 10% off coupons for all vendors and the goodie bag with an amazing assortment of other small hand made items. In mine, I was lucky to receive a hand quilted key chain by Namoo, a sketchbook from Utrecht Art Supply, several hand crafted greeting cards by Sugar Shop & Paperie, chocolates, cookies, soaps and much more. I am not too proud to say some of these goodies will be re-gifted as stocking stuffers!
As I walked around the two rooms, I was greeted by friendly smiles, delicious smells and tons of interesting things to look at. I was happy to see one of my favorite vendors from many different Baltimore art festivals including Artscape, Fisticuffs Leathers, had a table at the Heap. And I found a new interest in comic books due to Spaghetti Kiss.
If you were able to make it to Holiday Heap this year, lucky you! If not, I highly recommend going next year as you'd be hard pressed to find such a wide selection of unique and hand made gifts anywhere else in Baltimore.
|A look inside the goodie bag! Well worth the price of an early bird ticket by itself!|
For more info about Charm City Craft Mafia, click here.
For more info about Baltimore Photo Social, click here.