March 19, 2009

New Merch at Make Studios

If you're in the Dallas area and need to feed your handmade hunger, then swing on by Make Studios in the Bishop's Art District and see my newest addition to the Make family.  These new items can only be found there. 

Etsy Dallas Weekend Guide!

Whether you're planning on staying in town this weekend or traveling down to SXSW in Austin, there is plenty of crafty loveliness to experience all over the place. Mark your calendars and plan to attend some of these killer handmade events.

What to do in Austin for SXSW:

Etsy Austin Street Team will be heading out with free goodies to promote their Etsy stores during SXSW. Not only will they be selling their wares on South Congress, but will also be giving out free craft demos and hitting the streets with hundreds of handmade bags full of free stuff for whoever wants it!

Date: March 20th and 21st
Time: 12pm-7pm

If you're on S. Congress, you may as well swing by the Handmade Austin Market, put together by Tasty jewelry. This is a 4 day show, running March 19th through the 22nd chocked full of handmade goodness with different vendors each day.

Date: March 19th - March 22nd
Time: 10am -5pm

Flatstock 20 will display the works of more than 100 artists from across North America and the globe. Posters representing decades of styles, colors and techniques will be on display and for sale as well as aditional merchandise. Show up early and be ready to be overwhelmed with amazing posters. (You might want to bring some dough since you don't want to leave empty handed!) See all the artists attending here.

Date: March 19th - March 22nd
Time: 11am - 6pm

Craftster and Standard Recording have teamed up to bring you a free day party on Friday March 20th. Stop by the party for some free drinks and eats, nine live bands, and fun free craft demos.

Where: The Art Project - 301 Chicon St, Suite F, Austin, TX
Date: March 20th
Time: 11am- 5pm

What to do Local in Dallas:

Artscape is the Dallas Arboretum's fine art and craft show and sale. This two-day art fair is happening in spring this time around when the gardens are in full bloom. This is in MSNBC's top ten things to do this weekend. So really not something to miss. Artscape will feature artists from around the country, wine tasting, entertainment, and food and fun for everyone!
Be sure to visit booth #80 and say hello to our very own Beading Genie!

Where: Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland Rd. Dallas, TX
Date: March 21st - March 22nd
Time: 9am - 5pm

March 17, 2009

Thanks Indie Shopping!

LinkThanks Anissa, over at Indie Shopping Blog for featuring some of my lovlies on her blog!
Link is a magazine-style website dedicated to spreading news about emerging and independent designers. They are very much a mixture of blog and magazine focusing on handmade and indie creations. While the main site includes a shopping directory and contests the blog is updated daily and is full of reviews, interviews, articles and exclusive sales. encourages you to shop outside the mainstream! -

Oh and here's a really cool sweater I discovered on Indie Shopping today from silje/vanilje. I just adore it! I want one really bad.

Thursday is Last Call!

Thursday, March 19th will be your last chance to get your applications in for the Etsy Dallas Spring Bash. Be one of the many talented artists, crafters and designers selling their unique work at South Side on Lamar in Dallas on Saturday, May 16th.

For more on the Etsy Dallas Spring Bash go here.
To apply to sell your handmade goods at the Spring Bash visit here.

March 12, 2009

It's time for indie shopping in Denton

You seriously can't beat this. This is the best place to get your independent designer goods and see some great local music. 

Support your local economy!

March 11, 2009

This Weekend! Music and Shopping!

Swing by the Denton Civic Center and see the masterpieces brought to you by Pamela Michelle, Dowdy Studio, Tara to the T, Cut Out and Collect, the Texas Tarts.

March 5, 2009

Apply for the Spring Bash!!!

It's here! The Spring Bash Application has finally arrived. Please read the following info carefully before applying and direct any questions to SpringBash09 [at]

You must have Adobe Reader to fill in this application. Please click here to download a free copy of Adobe Reader.

Kick off the spring season! Etsy Dallas, who first brought you the famous Beer-B-Q trunk show and the Jingle Bash in 2008, is doing it again - even bigger and better this time.

The 1st Annual Etsy Dallas Spring Bash will be held at the historic South Side on Lamar in the hip and up-and-coming Dallas neighborhood known as The Cedars on Saturday, May 16th from 11am to 5pm. The show will feature local handpicked artists and crafters, DJ tunes, Make & Take crafts, a free Etsy Dallas-sized raffle, and 50 free swag bags chock full of handmade Etsy Dallas goodies. This event is FREE to the public!

While this show will be family-friendly, the vibe will be a fun bash full of handmade love and good times. Think of it as a party - not your typical craft show!

March 3, 2009

Hot off the Press!!!

The newest issue of N.E.E.T. Magazine just hit the web! This is an awesome look in to indie design, art, illustration and photography. And best thing is it doesn't cost you a cent to read the whole magazine!!!!  Check out the latest issue here.

March 1, 2009

Coffee Haus Downtown - Arlington, TX

Here's your excuse to drink some fabulous coffee and shop some fabulous goods. No need to mark your calendar for this shopping experience. The Coffee Haus Downtown is open 6 days a week for your coffee sipping and indie shopping pleasure.  Check them out in Arlington, TX and online here

Be sure to swing on by and see my new line of wood necklaces and prints.  It's the only place in DFW to see them.