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Tiny Dog Press Local Gift Guide

The holidays are in full-swing! Many of the makers markets have come and gone and many of you may be *slightly* panicking about what to get for your loved ones this year. To ease your stress, I’ve complied a list of handmade products and vendors from our very own Baltimore. What better gift than a locally-made one? THE SPA LOVER: 1. Knits, Soy & Metal Candle of the Month Club Membership - http://www.knitssoyandmetal.com/product-page/c1d47bfe-f077-ff3e-e2cb-3b72f5610608 You can also shop Knits, Soy & Metal products and the Made in Baltimore Pop-Up 2. Mount Royal Soap Complexion Clay Face Mask - https://www.etsy.com/listing/484306909/complexion-clay-face-mask-calming-face?ref=shop_home_active_5 3. Wight Co. Tea - Shop at Su Casa in Fells Point or Boutique 44 in Roland Park THE WRITER: 4.  Pencils...

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Giving Tuesday B'More Style

Let's face it. The holidays have become commercialized excuses to buy things and celebrate STUFF. This year, why not benefit the economy by shopping local and giving back to organizations who are making a difference? That's why this year, we've organized Benefit Baltimore Market on Giving Tuesday to showcase local makers and support Baltimore City non-profits. It gets better. Do you like beer? Do you like food? Of course you do. Benefit Baltimore is being hosted by Peabody Heights Brewery. Grab a pint and munch on amazing treats from local food trucks while you shop. We've got Baltimore's best makers setting up shop to provide the best holiday gifts. Each of them will be donating 20% of their sales to...

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Giving Back to Local: Ellicott City

For local area Marylanders, we can all remember the torrential rains that came suddenly the evening of July 30, 2016 which caused area flooding in Baltimore City and destroyed the downtown of Ellicott City. Su Casa in Ellicott City was thankful to have received minor damage to their store on Main Street while also saddened by many of their retail neighbors losing their entire storefront in a matter of minutes.  In early August Su Casa asked if we had any Ellicott City designs. They were looking for ways to help their neighbor retail stores with fundraising towards the restoration. At Tiny Dog Press, we believe strongly in giving back to society both local and beyond. At the time we did...

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Printing on a Chandler & Price platen press

A few weeks back Ana from Side-A Photography came by the studio to photograph the printing process on my "new" Chandler & Price (C&P) platen press.  Since the spring of 2016 I have slowly been perfecting my printing on the C&P. Meet the press.  She still needs a name... She was built-in 1949, one of the youngest C&P presses.  She weighs approximately a light 1 ton and took a little over a year to bring her back up to working speed.  I added a new motor thanks to a neighbor who loved the challenge of hooking her up.   The only issue with the motor, is that she still needs a push to start. Let's get started... When I start...

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