Gift Guide: 2013 Calendars

To help you along in your Shop Hop adventures, members of Etsy Dallas will be sharing with you their own personal wish lists. This one is from Dowdy Studio

To keep track of the days as they fly by with these beautiful wall calendars made by Etsy Dallas members 3 dot 4 and Honeycomb Print Shop. Function and art in one! bonus!!

Gift Guide: For the Kiddos

Are you feeling stumped on what to get your kids (or nieces and nephews, neighbors or friends’ little ones) for the holidays? Don’t wander aimlessly around a big box store for another tired present. Instead, support handmade retailers and give the kids a gift that could inspire their budding creativity with these picks from Meredith of mere designs. Meredith has found great gift ideas for babies to teens. Today we'll see what she has in mind for babies and toddlers. Check back soon for her picks for the older kids.

By Nest Designs

Batter up! Dress your little Rangers fan in this cotton onesie decorated with red felt stitching. Tennis and football fans can also find similar onesies for their athletic offspring.

By Regal Cottage

This ViewMaster Teether has the retro styling of the original ViewMaster reels, and it's safe for the youngest of babies, as it is made of smooth maple wood sealed in natural beeswax.

By mere designs

Delight your little one’s eyes with high-contrast, bold designs of these paper mobiles, hanging from above. They may also buy you some extra time on the changing table once the little one starts to resist your diaper-changing efforts! Custom designs are available to coordinate with any nursery theme or color scheme, as well.


By Three Yellow Starfish

Get your little girl ready for a photo with Santa in this lovely, reversible pinafore. Available in sizes 6 month, 9 month, 12 month, 18-24 month or 2T; or, for an additional $3 for extra fabric, order sizes 3T to 6 as well. Matching bloomers are available (of course!)

By Regal Cottage

Soft enough to nap next to or bring along in the car on the trip to grandmother’s house, this set of Russian nesting dolls is bright, colorful, and sure to make your toddler happy for hours of play. Regal Cottage also sells the dolls individually or in smaller sets. Each doll is made from organic cotton, designer fabric, premium hypoallergenic Ingeo fiberfill, and eco-felt with hand-stitched faces.

By 3dot4

As your little smartiepants learns his alphabet and numbers, reinforce it with this colorful print made from an original painting of the numbers 1, 2, 3 and 4. The design is 10”x10” but fits nicely in a 12”x12” frame.

*Don't forget to register your Etsy Dallas purchases in our Shop Hop: Jammie Bash to win Etsy Gift Cards. Enter the Giveaway here

Big Ideas for Little Ones-Yellow and Gray

One of the hottest trends when designing nurseries for boys, girls or delivery surprises is the color combination of sunny yellow and cool, neutral gray. Etsy Dallas members present eight creative ways you can liven up a baby’s space so it is ready for sleepy, cloudy days or the bright, Texas sunshine.

Honeycomb Print Shop
Your little one will be dreaming of North Pole adventures thanks to this sweet penguin with an inspirational message we can all appreciate. Each print is hand inked, so the colors may be varied, but will all fall in the gray, marigold, black and cream families.

Scrabble letters spell out the title of George Harrison’s Beatles classic “Here Comes the Sun” on a cheerful yellow background dotted with white, and you can’t help but sing along. This original photo is printed professionally on archival paper to frame on your walls.

Available in gray or honey, these personalized monograms can celebrate your new favorite name with modern vintage style. The 8-inch hoop can be used in the baby’s room or later in your study or office.

Dowdy Studio
Whether baby slept through the night or kept you up, you can still greet your day in style with this cheerful “Hello Day” print.  Each print is carefully made by the husband and wife team at Dowdy Studio from start to finish and is digitally printed on heavy weight matte photo quality paper.

Midnight Snack
There’s nothing cheesy about the way this adds a little yellow and gray to a nursery! You and your little mouse can read books or play on the floor with this 18-inch square pillow. Its backside has a funky, navy blue, khaki and green circle and square pattern as well.

Dowdy Studio
“Yeeeee haw!” This pen and ink illustration is the perfect addition to a room for a young Texan. The whimsical design with fine details like a bandana print and lines in the kitty’s straw hat is printed digitally on heavy weight matte photo quality paper.

Butter Design Lab
While you’re falling in love with the new bundle of joy rocking in your arms, your back will appreciate the soft support of this 18” x 18” screen-printed pillow. Metallic gold letters in gray suiting on one side – cool plaid on the other.

This print packs a punch with bold gold and black, along with red and white accents. Your little one will enjoy counting the circles and numbers with you down the road, too.

Local Honey
Your new main squeeze will have you feeling like you’re living on cloud nine – so why not throw in a pillow to shout it out? Toss this 12” x 16” bit of handcrafted fluff on your rocking chair so you always remember this feeling. The back is made of collected fabric scraps, so you can make a special request to match the rest of your nursery.

Posted by Meredith from Meredesigns

Weekend Guide: March 24 + 25

FWCAC 2012 Biennial Exhibition 
Date:  March 24th, 6pm -9pm

Location:  Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 1300 Gendy Street  Forth Worth
More Info:  http://www.fwcac.com/
Participating Etsy Dallas Member:  3dot4 
Date: Saturday, March 24th and Sunday, March 25th
Time: 8am - 2pm
Location: 1146 Peavy Rd. Dallas
More Info: http://dowdystudio.blogspot.com/2011/03/wheres-that-wagon.html
Participating Etsy Dallas Members: Dowdy Studio 

Dowdy Studio Wagon @ Good 2 Go Taco 

Weekend Guide: March 1 - 4

FWCAC 2012 Biennial Exhibition Art Drop Off

The North Texas Community is invited to bring one original artwork per person to exhibit in the 2012 FWCAC Biennial.  The Biennial is an open exhibit - all may enter and will be shown.  Entry fee: $10.  Any media; size restriction: 36" maximum with frame.  Artwork should be ready to hang, special needs must supply hanging hardware.  Sculptors should bring their own pedestals, video artists should bring their own equipment. For prospectus and more information: visit the FWAC website or contact Elaine Taylor at 817-298-3021 or gallerymanager@fwcac.org
Artwork will be on display through Spring Gallery Night, March 24, 2012. 

Date:  March 1st--3rd 
Time: 9am -9pm 
Location:  Fort Worth Community Arts Center  1300 Gendy Street  Forth Worth, TX  76107 
More Info:  http://www.fwcac.com/ 
Participating Etsy Dallas Member:  3dot4 

Flea Harvey's 

Date: Saturday, March 3rd 
Time: 10am-5pm
Location: Lee Harvey's, 1807 Gould StreetDallas
More Info: http://www.facebook.com/events/356623807694177/
Participating Etsy Dallas Member: Pamplemousse1983

Dowdy Studio Wagon @ Good 2 Go Taco 

Date: Sat + Sun, Mar 3-4 
Time: 7am - 2pm 
Location: 1146 Peavy Rd. Dallas
More Info:  http://dowdystudio.blogspot.com/2011/03/wheres-that-wagon.html 
Participating Etsy Dallas Members: Dowdy Studio