2022 Green Gift Shop
Thursday, December 1, 2022
1:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Carmel Clay Public Library
55 4th Avenue SE, Carmel
Participating Vendors included:
Knitted wear for newborns & adults. I hand knit the products without the use of any machines. Alicia Lana
Always in Bloom
As an avid gardener, I wanted a way to enjoy my flowers year-round. I came across some pictures made with pressed flowers and “Always in Bloom” was born! Most of the flowers and plant materials I use are from my garden or friends’ gardens. Flowers I can’t grow I source online. The frames are recycled; I find them at thrift shops and garage sales. I used to do scrapbooking and incorporate some of those techniques in my pictures. I love the creative process and thinking of new ways to use things. Each of my pictures is one of a kind. Heddy Charleston
B & D Woodcrafts
The wood used in our crafts is from recycled materials. The charcuterie and cheese boards are made from leftover wood from a furniture maker. The patio coolers from cedar fencing and the serving trays from crates that wine is shipped in. We are very proud of our hand made woodcrafts. Vern Donohue
Salvaged Art signs from repurposed hardware on up-cycled boards for a one-of-a-kind look. Handcrafted by Nancy at Blue Porch Designs. Custom work available.
“At Color Me Happy Fiber Arts we believe that color and creativity are key influencers of our mental and physical health, and that making things with natural materials helps connect us to the ecological systems around us in ways that make us both happy and healthy. We offer yarn, fiber, and scarves dyed in small batches with all natural materials.” Linda Williams
Jewelry with a boho attitude – handcrafted by Lynn Jenkins from natural stones or unique upcycled pieces.
Melissa Bunce, owner of Essential Wellbeings, is a certified aromatherapist & herbalist with a retail shop located in downtown Oaklandon. She creates all her aromatherapy and herbal products using certified organic or wild-harvested ingredients in her shop. She will have gift boxes filled with some of her most popular blends along with many other items from her shop. Crystal bracelets, crystals, lavender shea butter, a few essential oils, herbal tea and more. Be sure to stop by.
Clean and simple products for the modern home.
I started making products for my family at home over four years ago. I wanted non-toxic and clean products that I could trust. I started sharing the products and recipes with family and friends and everyone LOVED them! After selling them here and there online and by word of mouth, Essentially Mara was created. When you get these products into your home I hope you love them as much as I do, and enjoy these wonderful items with clean ingredients. Mara Ladig
FeltSewGood is handmade, upcycled handbags, accessories and plush. All items are made from hand printed fabrics and repurposed textiles such as felted wool and cashmere sweaters, woven wool garments and denim giving a creative second life to items that may have otherwise been discarded. Cheryl Patterson
My name is Tracy Land and I started making my own skin care products as a way to relieve the symptoms of frustrating Rosacea symptoms and adult acne problems. All Frangipani products are plant-based and certified cruelty-free with ingredients including steam distilled essential oils, cold pressed carrier oils, certified organic ingredients when available and economical, and are otherwise sourced from native regions.
At Heritage Home we strive to create products that are repurposed into unique gifts and home decor. We also have hand selected items for your home, seasonal decor, gifts and entertaining. We thrive to bring you a shopping experience you will love. Sherry Spooner
Hoosier Environmental Council (HEC) is the voice of the people for the environment in Indiana. HEC is a state-wide non-profit environmental advocacy organization that focuses on water, air, agriculture, land, transportation and clean energy issues for the state of Indiana.
I make women’s one of a kind clothing from vintage and recycled fabrics and embellishments. Emily Kniesly
Kaps for Kids creates extraordinary products and impact from ordinary bottle caps. 10% of the sales go toward children’s charities. Nathan Rues
KG Acres Farm & Featherwerks
Unique, handcrafted, up-cycled home and body decor comprised of feathers from our free-ranging domestic fowl. Laura Karr
After teaching elementary school for 30 years and celebrating Earth Day every year, I realized what a throw-away society we have become. After my retirement, I created Land goods, LLC, a company that makes Earth friendly products and promotes caring for the Earth. My business is also my mission. Trudy Land
Natural honey & beeswax products from honeybees in Fishers & Noblesville, Indiana. Mac Williams
All products are made from recycled sweaters. Trish Chanen
I specialize in creating Memory Pillows and Bears from a loved one’s clothing. Each stitch is done with love. I also refurbish old jeans into aprons! I rescue Denim Jackets from Goodwill and Garage Sales and embellish them with lace!! Roberta Beard
Olde Tyme Adornmente
I love creating jewelry from vintage (existing) elements. It gives new life to these pieces from the past and keeps them out of landfills. The necklace in the picture was made from an orphaned clip-on earring, a broken rosary chain, a vintage brooch filigree, and some old bracelet findings. Debbie Batistatos
I have a sew at home business. I sew everything for home- fridge/appliance covers, hot pads, long oven mitts, bags, pillow covers, bench cushions and more. I love playing with fabrics, patterns, and ideas. I’m particularly excited when something I create has both great practical value and just the right touch of fun. Kalpana Desai
Spring Green Garden Club offers Ultimate Cloths as a way to promote an earth-friendly household product supporting our mission to raise environmental awareness among citizens of Hamilton County. Many people want to clean without chemicals, but don’t know where to start. The environmentally friendly nature of Ultimate Cloths makes them ideal to sell at the Green Gift Shop. No soap or other cleaning fluids are needed, just soak in hot water, use it to clean, then rinse and reuse the cloth for years.
I make one of a kind creations for children using at least fifty per cent repurposed fabric and vintage linens along with fun, retro reproduction fabric. My creations also include aprons for children and adults. My favorite apron pattern is from the 1940s. Custom orders are welcome using your family heirloom linens or a dress made from Grandpas shirt! Martha St. Claire
Aimee and Kanti are two friends who found the same obsession with plants and decided to share it with the community. Plants have sentimental value to both of us. They remind us of our homelands in the Philippines and Indonesia. Our products include reasonably-priced, rare and common plants, both established plants and semi rooted cuttings. We also provide fun 3D printed plant accessories, as well as ready-to-go plant arrangements.
I design one-of-a kind and small batch pieces of wearable art and home decor. My goal is to always turn something forgotten in something fabulous! Peggy Latta
Miscellaneous wood items handcrafted using reclaimed wood exclusively. Larry Glaze
Chocolatier Joann Hofer was first exposed to her elaborate craft while living in Austria. With a painting background she quickly recognized chocolate as art and a medium to constantly learn from.
After learning from International chocolate masters she decided to dive into her own choco-venture, started in 2011. Find her in the shop 228 W Main St Carmel – Thursday to Saturday 12-5 and at the Carmel and Broad Ripple Farmers markets on Saturdays. Her love of art, food and travel are best expressed through chocolate. Give a local and artisan made chocolate gift for the Holidays.
Also, Carmel Clay Public Library will hold their Holiday Showcase. Did you know the Carmel Clay Public Library has hundreds of books and audiobooks filled with heartwarming holiday stories, money-saving ways to spruce up your holidays, simple to elaborate crafts for gifts, and mouthwatering recipes? Our Audiovisual Department has holiday classic movies and new releases, as well as CDs from your favorite artists. And for those hard to please teens, the library carries the latest graphic novels and most popular fiction. Don’t have a library card? No worries, we will help you register. Just bring your current ID and take home the best holiday gift you could give yourself, a new library card. There will be a craft for teens and children to make and take home and holiday music performed by Carmel High School musicians. Come and meet some of the dedicated library staff and learn more about one of the greatest assets available to you in Carmel, your library!