Merrily Made Blog

Middletown Press

The Middletown Press featured an article about The American Made Movie coming to Cromwell on July 26th, 2013.'American Made Movie' screening to be held in Cromwell FridayMonday, July 22, 2013 11:29 PM EDTBy Jeff MillCROMWELL >> The town has been selected as one of 32 cities and town across the country to host the premiere [...]

Read More »


American Made Movie is coming to Cromwell and NYC

GREAT NEWS!!!!!!!!!!! American Made Movie is coming to Cromwell CT, my hometown, to show a FREE screening before it hits the movie theaters around the country. Come be part of this special opportunity with me and my family on Friday, July 26th at 7pm at the Cromwell Town Hall. If you can't make it [...]

Read More »


Beer and Wine pens: finalist in the ECO awards. I need your vote

It's been a summer full of surprises!! Today I learned that my beer and wine pens were selected as finalist in the ECO CHOICE awards. The pens are finalist is the category for MOST SENSITIVE USE OF MATERIAL and I need your vote to win!!! Please click on the link below and select the middle [...]

Read More »


American Made Movie Tour

The American Made Movie Tour has begun. Check out the website link below for all the information. Click on the TOUR button to find a location in your area. The tour is stopping at 32 cities in 32 days. The Tour will be stopping Cromwell, CT on Friday, July 26th. You are welcome to join [...]

Read More »


Cromwell Chronicle Article

Cromwell polymer artist Merrie Buchsbaum can often be found hard at work in her home studio, crafting intricate pieces of jewelry, pens and other gifts. She can also be found featured in a national documentary highlighting American business’ crucial role in the economy--and its 30-city tour will stop in Cromwell this month. Read More [...]

Read More »


House and Studio are completed!

It’s been almost a year since the tornado hit my house and studio. I’m just about put back together!!! It’s been a long road, but what I have now is gorgeous and updated. The flowers are blooming, the grass is just starting to grow and I’m feeling much better now that all the workman have [...]

Read More »


New Gourmet Pens selected for Sustainability exhibit at NY NOW

Exciting NEWS! My new gourmet pens have been selected to exhibit in the NY Now sustainability display. The new pens are made from natural ingredients- the pen featured here is the beer pen made with real ground hops. I use two different kinds of hops to achieve the color and texture. The small journal is [...]

Read More »


January 17, 2013

Wow, my pens were just selected for the NY International Gift Show website. This image of my pens is going to run for a week. That’s awesome, especially since it’s the week right before the show when THOUSANDS of buyers are reading their emails about the show and visiting the website. This is great advertising [...]

Read More »


January 8, 2013

Yes, I know it’s cold out. We have snow on the ground here in CT. My gardens are buried and I’m dreaming about all the new plants I’m going to grow this year. For the time being though, my heart has been captured by my passion- flower. This gorgeous plant lives in the dining room [...]

Read More »


January 3, 2013

Coming Soon!I still can’t believe I was chosen to be part of the documentary, American Made Movie. The crew was here for three days filming me in the studio. I spoke to the producer a few days ago and he said the movie should be released very soon.American Made Movie: about the project:The documentary film [...]

Read More »