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Fun Finds for Fat Tuesday

Mardi Gras Bath Marshmallows from  Whipped Up Wonderful

Mardi Gras Bath Marshmallows from Whipped Up Wonderful

Mardi Gras is here and we are celebrating Fat Tuesday with some of our favorite Etsy Dallas finds. Here are a few of our handmade finds for the day. Laissez les bons temps rouler, y'all! 

Green Quartz in Gold Filled Earrings from Heidy Henke Designs

Green Quartz in Gold Filled Earrings from Heidy Henke Designs

Set of Cocktail Paper Coasters from  Fresh Out Of Ink

Set of Cocktail Paper Coasters from Fresh Out Of Ink

Resin Flower Charm from  GnomeStones

Resin Flower Charm from GnomeStones

New Orleans Watercolor from  Joy Street Maps

New Orleans Watercolor from Joy Street Maps

Stoneware Flask Decanter from  Both Hands Studio

Stoneware Flask Decanter from Both Hands Studio

Calling all procrastinators: Spring Bash apps are due March 10

Okay, procrastinators, time is running out for Spring Bash apps. The deadline to apply for the Etsy Dallas Spring Bash is March 10, 2017. We reached out to a few of our previous vendors for feedback and here’s a little bit of what we heard …

“The Bashes are always so much fun.” - Heidy, Heidy Henke Designs

“I love our shoppers. They are always excited to see what’s new at the Bash. Many stop by, just to say hi and check in on you while they shop. Spring Bash shoppers are the best!” - SaRatta, Expressions Bracelets

“The energy, quality and variety is always a fun way to prepare for some of those spring and summer events. I can always find a perfect gift for mom, a gift for dad, and something for those June brides.” - Alexis, Whipped Up Wonderful

“It’s like a super concentrated show set on fast forward! I just love the energy!” - Lynn, Both Hands Studio

“It is so fun to get to share our art and craft with our shoppers face-to-face. I am always blown away by all the talent of all the other vendors too!” - Sabrina, The Pig and The Peacock

We are counting down the days, y'all. We hope you're as excited as we are! If you want to apply to be part of the Spring Bash this year, be sure to get your application in no later than March 10!


Weekend Guide: October 16th, 17th, and 18th, 2015

Hello hello again! What a fantastic week we've been having in Dallas! This fall has been getting better and better. And what is a more fun way to enjoy the season than to post another installment of our Weekend Guide series? In case you're just hearing about this, each week, Etsy Dallas will cover any fun, local happenings featuring Etsy Dallas makers. Last week was our first post back, and we're excited to keep it going!

This weekend, head down to the Bishop Arts District for the Urban Bazaar on Bishop, hosted by Little D Markets.

Date: Saturday, October 17th
Time: 12 pm - 8 pm
Location: Bishop Arts District (near Davis and Bishop in Dallas, 75201)
Participating Etsy Dallas Members:
Paddy Wick Lane
Dowdy Studio
Freckled Chicken
Both Hands Studio
The Letter Lounge

These are just a handful of the large list of local makers! In addition to the incredible shopping, enjoy treats from Steel City Pops, Casa Masa Tamales, Jar Cakery, and Tribal Juice - not to mention all of the incredible restaurants and cafes in the Bishop Arts District.

There will also be live entertainment and activities including:
+ A reading and vinyl nook by Wild Detectives
+ Nail art by Ms. Pattycake
+ Spenser Liszt and His Disciples at 12 pm
+ Ryan Berg at 1:30 pm
+ Garrett Owen at 3 pm
+ Carter Davis at 5 pm

{Be Mine} Valentine finds from Etsy Dallas

If you want to really impress your Valentine this year, find them something extra special. These pretty finds from Etsy Dallas are perfect ways to spread a little love. These lovelies will last much longer than flowers and chocolate so go ahead and treat yourself while you're at it.

Magnolia Tree Paperie 

Silla Soup

The Pig and The Peacock

Both Hands Studio

Regal Cottage

Made By Rori

P.S. If you're a local maker and want to join the best team ever, find out how to join the 2015 Etsy Dallas Team. Applications are available through January 31, 2015.

Add Some Awesome to your October

October is my very favorite month is Dallas. The heat has mostly left us, pumpkin spice lattes are in full froth, and spooktacular fun is just around the corner. Here are my picks from the Etsy Dallas team to add some awesome to your October!

Record Store Day 2013 Gig Poster by Napkin Art Studios

Apple Cinnamon Soap with Exfoliating Orange Peel by The Pig and The Peacock

Raven Porcelain Earrings by Both Hands Studio

Dallas Bridge Framed Art by Soza Designs

Organic Tribal Swaddle Blanket by Wren and Rumor

Halloween Original Fine Art Photograph by Squint Photography

Regina from Regal Cottage

Breakfast of (handmade) champions

Rumor has it September is National Breakfast Month. Are you ready? We can think of no better reason to pretty up your kitchen. If you need a little handmade inspiration to wake up early, we've got you covered. Save us a seat. We'll bring the coffee. 

Weekend Guide: May 17 + 18 + 19

Fort Worth Music Fest

Date: Friday, May 17th & Saturday, May 18th

Time: Friday 3-11pm Saturday 1-11pm
Location: Panther Island Pavilion, 395 Purcey StreetFort Worth, Texas 76102
More Info:
Participating Etsy Dallas Member: Dowdy Studio 

Renegade Craft Fair 

Date: Saturday, May 18th & Sunday, May 19th
Time: 11am-7pm
Location: Palmer Auditorium, Austin, TX
More Info: Renegade Craft website
Participating Etsy Dallas Member: Both Hands Studio

Brew Riot

Date: Sunday, May 19th
Time: 4-8pm
Location: Bishop Arts District, 400 block of N. Bishop Ave, Dallas, TX
More Info:
Participating Etsy Dallas Member: Dowdy Studio 

Weekend Guide: May 11th and 12th

Homegrown Music & Arts Fest

Date: Saturday, May 11th
Time: Doors open @ 11am
Location: Main Street Gardens, 1900 Main St, Dallas
More Info:
Participating Etsy Dallas Member: Dowdy Studio 

Paw Prints at the Dallas Zoo

Date: Saturday, May 11th and Sunday, May 12th
Time: 9am-5pm
Location: Dallas Zoo I-35 and Marsalis
More Info: Dallas Zoo
Participating Etsy Dallas Member: Both Hands Studio

For the love of mom

There's so much to love about the special women in your life--the moms, grandmas, aunties, and other ladies who give you so much love and encouragement all year long. 

And though there's absolutely no way one gift can really express just how grateful you are, I know a few ladies in my life who wouldn't turn a gift down! 

So in the spirit and loving and giving, we've curated just a few things in the treasury below from our artists and members--simple, thoughtful gifts that will let someone know in a small way just how much you really care. 

Click through, and you'll find gifts for the traveler, the gardener, the fashionista, the minimalist...

Daily Discoveries: Reminders of Nature

The weather is finally perfect for gardening and making that patio space your safe haven. Or, if you're an apartment dweller, it's the perfect time to bring the outdoors inside. Our Etsy Dallas Spring Bash artists have some great items to bring you a daily dose of nature and remind you of the great outdoors (even if it comes in the form of a blue grizzly bear).

1. Lizard Air Plant Pocket by Both Hands Studio 
2. Green Baby Goddess by Two Clay Hands
3. Garden Torches by Cockrell Iron and Paint 
4. Aqua Blue Bear by Fuzzy Hippo 
(Discoveries by Emily of Fuzzy Muffins.)

Gift Guide: Cool Mom Must Haves

Mother's Day is just around the corner, and you can find some of the best gifts for cool moms at the 5th Annual Spring Bash.

Guest artist, Anna Tovar, paints amazing custom watercolor portraits. A mom who is always behind the camera and never in front would love a portrait of herself or maybe even the whole family!

Every mom appreciates nice jewelry, and this Gold Feather Necklace from f. is for Frank is a versatile piece that would dress up any outfit.

Stylish moms will love this Market Tote by Butter Design Lab. Made from reclaimed leather and Kantha quilts, it is both eco-friendly and gorgeous. It's large enough to carry all the essentials and still have room for the kiddos' tagalongs. 

Busy moms on the go can get their work done in style with an iPad Cozy from Jenni20 Designs. 

A Nature Textured Mug by Christie Cone Ceramics is a functional piece of art for the tea or coffee loving mom.

And, how about a Lace Embossed Pocket Planter from Both Hands Studio? Succulents are all the rage, and they are so stunning in these terra cotta planters. These can even be hung on the wall. 

So whether you are shopping for your own Mother, a new Mom, or a Mom-to-Be, the Spring Bash on April 27th is the place to find gifts that she is sure to love!

Gift Guide: Loveliest Wishes

Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and it's time to think about your sweeties. Today, Regina from Regal Cottage shares her loveliest wish list from the Etsy Dallas team. Hope her lovey dovey is tuned in...

Cotton and Linen Clutch by K8made
Love Parasol by DCimaginations
Heart Pocket Planter by Both Hands Studio
Violet Geode Slice Necklace by estieMade

Daily Discovery: Gift Ideas for Mom

Hello everyone! I'm Kelly from Local Honey. I blog over here. I'm excited to share with you today some wonderful gift ideas for your mama!

Don't forget Mother's Day (May 13th) will be here before you know it. Don't get Mom that same scented candle and picture frame set you buy her every year. If you want to get her something really special then look no further because these items are all handmade... and what's more unique than a handmade gift?!

If you want to see these awesome items in person, you're in luck! All of these artists (and more!) will be at the Handmade Bash on May 5th selling their goods! If you can't make it to the Bash, be sure to stop by their shops in the links below!

1 // "Mother" Periodic Table Apron by Yellow Bug Boutique - $27
2 // Napkin Set (made from vintage fabric!) by BUTTER Design Lab - $14
3 // Clutches by K8 Made - $40
4 // Lace Embossed Ceramics by Both Hands Studio
5 // Handmade Soap by The Pig and The Peacock - $5
6 // Pair of Orange & Purple Mugs by Two Clay Hands - $45
7 // "Double Vision" Owl Print by Dowdy Studio
8 // Earrings by The Mossy Fox
9 // Capri Blue Teardrop Necklace by Northern Roots
10 // Soap Dish by Christie Cone Ceramics

Weekend Guide: March 16 + 17 + 18

Artscape At The Arboretum 

Date: Friday, March 16th, Saturday, March 17th, and Sunday March 18th
Time: 9am- 5pm

Location: 8528 Garland Road, Dallas
More Info:  Dallas Arboretum Artscape website 
Participating Etsy Dallas Members: Kessler CraftsmanBoth Hands Studio

Deep Ellum Outdoor Market 
Date: Saturday, March 17th
Time: 11am-5pm
Location: 2820 Indiana Blvd, Dallas (behind Cafe Brazil)
More Info:  Deep Ellum Outdoor Market website
Participating Etsy Dallas Member: Honeycomb Print Shop

Date: Sunday, March 18th
Time: noon - midnight
Location: Club Dada: 2720 Elm St. Dallas, TX
More Info:  Brofest website
Participating Etsy Dallas Member: Dowdy Studio

Weekend Guide: October 21 + 22 + 23

IndieGenius Bazaar and Handmade + Vintage Fashion Show
Date: Saturday, October 22nd and Sunday, October 23rd
Time: Saturday 12-6pm and Sunday 12-4pm; Fashion Show Saturday 5pm  
Location: IndieGenius 409 N. Zang, Dallas
More Info:
Participating Etsy Dallas Members: maggie may iRegal CottageReGEARED, Both Hands Studio

Pegasus Plaza Outdoor Market 
Date: Friday, October 21st
Time: 11am-3pm
Location: Pegasus Plaza, at the corner of Main St. and Akard, Dallas
More Info:
Participating Etsy Dallas Member: Dowdy Studio

Rough Rider Bazaar 
Date: Saturday, October 22nd 
Time: 9am-5pm
Location: Saginaw HS , 800 N Blue Mound Rd, FE, 76131
More Info: 

Participating Etsy Dallas Member: maggie may i

Dowdy Studio Wagon @ Good 2 Go Taco 
Date: Saturday, October 22nd and Sunday, October 23rd
Time: 7am-3pm
Location: Good 2 Go Taco, 1146 Peavy Rd, Dallas
More Info: 
Participating Etsy Dallas Member: Dowdy Studio 

Texas State Veggie Fair
Date: Sunday, October 23rd
Time: 11am-6pm
Location: Winfrey Point @ White Rock Lake, Dallas
More Info:
Participating Etsy Dallas Member: La Alicia 

Crochet Necklace Workshop with Anne Lawrence
Date: Sunday, October 23rd
Time: 11am-2pm
Location: Oil and Cotton, 837 W. 7th Street, Dallas
More Info:
Participating Etsy Dallas Member: Modest Ambition

Weekend Guide: April 2 - 6

Date: Saturday, April 2nd
Time: 6-9pm
Where: The Cameron Gallery, 1414 Dragon Street (in the Design District, off of Oak Lawn and Riverfront)
Cost: Free
Participating Etsy Dallas Member: Napkin Art

Dowdy Studio Wagon @ Bolsa Cafe

Date: Saturday, April 2nd
Time: 3pm-8pm
Where: Bolsa Cafe, 614 West Davis Dr
Cost: Free
Participating Etsy Dallas Member: Dowdy Studio

Date: Saturday, April 2nd
Time: 10am-4pm
Where: See website for more info.
Cost: $15 in advance and $20 at the door
Participating Etsy Dallas Member: Both Hands Studio

Date: Wednesday, April 6
Time: 8am to 5pm
Location: University Park Elementary, 3505 Amherst Ave.
Cost: $7 at the door, $5 in advance
Participating Etsy Dallas Members: Loop and Lil, The Paper Nest Co