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Easter & Spring Gifts from Etsy Dallas

Celebrating with your family this weekend?  Check out these unique candy alternatives every bunny is sure to love, handmade in Dallas, Texas by our very own talented makers!  Click the pictures to take the link!

1. Knot Baby Headband by PreciousLittleTot
2. Organic Pastel Bunny Plush by RegalCottage
3. Wooden Moon Pendant by SurlyBunny
4. Cucumber Melon Bath Bomb by WhippedUpWonderful
5. Foxy Fox Baby Onesie by DowdyStudio
6. Owl Soap by ThePigAndThePeacock

Weekend Guide: November 28th

It's Small Business Saturday, and we know you are wondering how and where you can make the biggest impact on your community. Here are two really fun options where you can shop small and also find some Etsy Dallas favorites.  

Date: Saturday Nov 28th
Time: 12pm-6pm
Location: Community Beer Co, 1530 Inspiration Dr, Dallas TX 75207
Participating Etsy Dallas Members:

Additional Details: Little D is popping up at Community Beer Co on Small Business Saturday with dozens of local vendors, holiday music, hot food and, of course, seasonal beer from Community!

CASA MASA tamales
Eat Jo Dawgs
Boss Hoggs BBQ
Bombay Street Food 
Tribal Juice
Community Beer Co.

Nails by Ms. Pattycake
Holiday films on the big screen
Mobile art walls
Live music by Zuriel Merek & Drink Up 

Date: Saturday Nov 28th
Time: 12pm-4pm
Location: Lakewood Brewing Co, 2302 Executive Dr Garland, TX
Participating Etsy Dallas Members: 

Additional Details: LBC has also teamed up with the The Heart of Gold Foundation and are hosting a toy drive benefitting Children's Medical Center and Cook Children's hospital. Bring in an unwrapped, unused toy to donate and receive a complimentary beer from us as a thank you. Plus The Great Australian Meat Pie Co will be on site cooking up 
their bundles of joy!

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

For the Dudes: A Spring Bash Buyer's Guide

There will be SO MUCH good stuff at this year's Spring Bash that making this round-up was really, really hard! There will literally be something for EVERYBODY, and the dudes are no exception.

T-shirts are always a good choice, and Dowdy Studio really delivers. This "Drink Local" tee is one of the many, many garments they will bring to the Spring Bash.

Wayne Works is new to the team this year, and we're really excited about what they'll bring to the Bash! One of the pieces that stood out to me the most was this Industrial Reclaimed Wood Strut Shelf. Minimal, slightly rustic, and super sturdy. I want one in my office!

Tread Studios is also a new addition to the team. I'm sure you've probably seen their work circulating around town - their watercolors are so great!

Let us not forget about Father's Day, which is coming up on June 21st. Use Toko Dots' colorful card to tell Dad how you feel!

Help the guy in your life be prepared for, well, ANYTHING, with this Zombie Apocalypse Survival Guide notebook from Made by Rori. You never know when they'll need it!

You can never have too many places to stash keys, cash, or other small items, and this Mojave Leather Bowl from SCOUT + LILLY will do the trick quite nicely.

Beard maintenance can get tiresome, I'm sure, but this beautifully made beard comb will surely alleviate some of that stress. You can find this at new member Big T Wood Works' booth on May 2nd.

And finally, this really gorgeous Lava Rock Bracelet by Expressions Bracelets is a great, subtle accessory. And bonus: a portion of each sale goes to Autism Awareness.

Come and see all of these artists (and so many more!) on May 2nd at the Southside Events Center at Gilley's Dallas! The Bash will run from 11 am to 6 pm. Be sure to bring your reusable tote bag for all of your goodies.

We will be posting artist previews and other information on our blogFacebook page, and Instagram account, so make sure you're following us for up-to-the-date information. We will be using the hashtags #etsydallas and #2015springbash for all event posts, so check us out!

Happy Haunting!

Time to get your happy hauntings on! These Halloween picks from Etsy Dallas will add some frightening sweetness to your ghoulish festivities.
Friendly Monster Letterpress Print by Honeycomb Print Shop

Shave the Whales by Dowdy Studio

Vintage Plaid Wallet by moose + pine

Shea Butter Skull Soap by The Pig and the Peacock

Classic Monsters Silkscreen Print Set by Napkin Art Studios

Fused Art Glass Wine Stopper by Kessler Craftsman

Polyphonic Spree Record Release Poster by Napkin Art Studios

Candy Corn Art Glass Earrings by Kessler Craftsman

Hello, Summer!

A few finds to sweeten your summer. 

Mer-Jack Ladies Tee by Dowdy Studio
Sweet Citrus and Lavender Body Scrub by The Pig and the Peacock
Obsidian and Coral Chevron Necklace by estieMade
Travel Laundry Bag by Jenni20 Designs
Red Bicycle Notebook by MadebyRori
Blue Yonder Photographic Print by YLK Photography

Weekend Guide: May 30 - June 1st

Design District Market

DateThursday, May 30th
Time: 6-10pm
Location: 300 Cole St. Between Dragon and Slocum, Dallas 
Participating Etsy Dallas Members: Regal CottageDowdy StudioestieMade

Etsy Pop-Up at West Elm

Date: Saturday, June 1st
Time: 1-6pm
Location: Mockingbird Station, inside West Elm store 
More Info: West Elm blog
Participating Etsy Dallas Members: YLK Photography, Honeycomb Print Shop

KXT's Summer Cut

Date: Saturday, June 1st
Time: 4pm+
More Info: KXT's Summer Cut website
Participating Etsy Dallas Members: 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

Daily Discoveries: tribal trends

We are in the middle of a major tribal craze and everyone wants in on the action.  With fun geometric prints, arrows, and teepees, who wouldn't? Check out these awesome tribal items available from Etsy Dallas Spring Bash vendors!

(from left to right)
bottom row: feather tee // feather bobby pin // teepees //
(Discoveries by Meredith of childHOODS.) 

Daily Discoveries: Mainly for the Men

At this year's Spring Bash, we will have plenty of fun for the men folk too. Gordon Biersch will be on hand selling tasty food and freshly brewed beer, and there will be loads of cool goods for the guys too. Here are a few of my favorite picks mainly for the men.

Drink Local T-shirt from Dowdy Studio

BBQ Sign Photograph by Squint Photography

Mountains Pin by Freeforged Jewelry

Valvoline Oil Can Art by Napkin Art Studios

Weekend Guide: April 5 + 6 + 7

The DIME Store Grand Opening

Date: Friday, April 5th and Saturday, April 6th
Time: Friday: 6-9pm, Saturday: 10am-6pm
Location: 510 Locust St., Denton
Participating Etsy Dallas Member: Fuzzy Muffins, Christie Cone Ceramics

Urban Street Bazaar

Date: Saturday, April 6th and Sunday, April 7th
Time: Sat 11-8pm, Sun 11-4pm
Location: Bishop Arts District, Dallas
More Info:
Participating Etsy Dallas Member: Dowdy Studio

Weekend Guide: March 14 + 15 + 16 + 17

Custom Green Dowdy Tee Week

Date: March 13th-March 15th
Time: Wednesday 12-6pm, Thursday 12-8pm and Friday 12-3pm
Location: Dowdy Studios, 10025 Garland Rd #G, Dallas,TX
More Info:
Participating Etsy Dallas Member: Dowdy Studio

Dallas Arts District Spring Break Block Party

Date: Friday, March 15th
Time: 6pm - Midnight
Location: Flora and Harwood Streets, Dallas, TX
More Info:
Participating Etsy Dallas Member: Dowdy Studio

Four Corners Brewing Brewery Tour

Date: Saturday, March 16th
Time: 12:30 - 3pm
423 Singleton Boulevard, Dallas, TX
More Info:
Participating Etsy Dallas Member: 
Dowdy Studio

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!!

Weekend Guide: December 7 + 8 + 9

Pegasus Plaza Market

Date: Friday, Dec. 7th
Time: 11am - 3pm
Location: Main & Akard in Downtown Dallas, TX
More Info:
Participating Etsy Dallas Members: Dowdy Studio

Happy Holidays Gift Market

Date: Friday, Dec. 7th and Saturday, Dec. 8th
Time: Friday, Noon-7pm and Saturday, 10am-4pm
Location: Maverick Activities Center, 500 W. Nedderman, Dr., Arlington
Etsy Dallas Member Participating: DCimaginations

White Rock Local Holiday Market

Date: Saturday, Dec. 8th
Time: 9am - 3pm
Location: 702 N Buckner Blvd, Dallas, TX 75218
More Info:
Participating Etsy Dallas Members: Dowdy Studio, ReGEARED

Jingle Bells Bazaar on Bishop

Date: Saturday, Dec. 8th
Time: 11am-8pm
Location: Bishop Arts District, N. Bishop Ave. and W. Davis St.,  Dallas
More Info:
Participating Etsy Dallas Members: K8Made, Regal Cottage

Hometown Glory

Date: Saturday, Dec. 8th
Time: 9pm
Location: 2720 Elm Street, Dallas, TX.
More Info:
Participating Etsy Dallas Members: Dowdy Studio

Weekend Guide: November 17 + 18

Backyard Boutique
Date: Nov. 17th
Time: 1-5pm
Location: 9908 Gooding Drive, Dallas
Etsy Dallas Members Participating: 75 Apparel, Christie Cone Ceramics, and K8made

City Lights
Date: Nov. 17th
Time: 6-10pm
Location: Main Street, Dallas
More Info:
Etsy Dallas Members Participating: Regal Cottage, Dowdy Studio

Cliff Fest 
Date: Sunday, Nov. 18th 
Time: Noon - 6pm 
Location: Bishop Arts District on 400 block of N. Bishop Ave, Dallas 
More Info: 
Participating Etsy Dallas Members: Dowdy Studio

Where it's Made - Dowdy Studio

Dylan and Pamela of Dowdy Studio's Warehouse Studio

Where is your creative studio space?
Our studio is in East Dallas in a warehouse strip behind Good 2 Go Taco and Goodfriend Beergarden off Garland and Peavy Road. We moved into this studio space December of this year, after kicking Dowdy Studio out of our guest bedroom and red 2 car garage, and our mobile shop, the Dowdy Studio Wagon, out of our backyard. 

What do you make there?
Dylan screenprints our tees, hoodies, messenger bags, wood clocks, coasters and anything else he can get his hands on. I (Pamela) work on my jewelry designs, sew and design fun pillows and help Dylan. When we aren't making things we both park out butts at our giant 1970s drafting table dreaming up new designs while we brew coffee in the back. 

What is your favorite item in your creative space?
When we first moved in, we were given a stack of pallets from a hardware store. A couple of them we made into small tables, but the one we love the most we hand-painted our logo on, stained it, then hung it with heavy duty chain from the ceiling rafters. All the beat up recycled wood turned different colors once we sealed it, so it looks pretty sweet and rugged. 

Favorite Halloween candy?
Pamela - I hoard and hide peanut butter cups from Dylan, so I can eat them later. 
Dylan - Every candy, but especially white chocolate Kit Kat bars. 

We're Having a Halloween Costume Contest!

Etsy Dallas wants to see your ghouls and goblins! Post a photo on the Etsy Dallas Facebook Page to enter our Halloween Costume Photo Contest. 

One lucky winner will win all of these fabulous Fall themed handmade items:

Owl Alphabet Print from MereDesigns

YeeHaw Kitty Print from Dowdy Studio

Candy Sprinkle Necklace from Maggie May I

Must. Have. Brains. Shea Butter Soap Set from The Pig and The Peacock

We want to see your creativity and fantasmagoria! You've got until Friday, November the 2nd at 3:00 PM CST to enter.

Weekend Guide: October 26 + 27 + 28

Blues, Bandits & BBQ 

Date: Friday, Oct. 26th and Saturday, Oct 27th 
Time: Friday 4-9pm and Saturday 12-6pm
Location: Future site of the Davis Street Market Development, 715 W Davis, Dallas 
More Info: 
Participating Etsy Dallas Members: Dowdy Studio

Cyclesomatic 2012 

Date: Saturday, Oct. 27th 
Time: 11am-3pm 
Location: Rosemont Primary School, 1919 Stevens Forest Drive, Dallas
More Info: 
Participating Etsy Dallas Member: ReGEARED 

Weekend Guide: October 12 + 13 + 14

Pegasus Plaza Market 
Date: Friday, Oct. 12th
Time: 11am - 2pm
Location: Main & Akard in Downtown Dallas
More Info:
Participating Etsy Dallas Members: Dowdy Studio 

Arts Goggle
Date: Saturday, Oct. 13th
Time: 4pm-10pm
Location: Near Southside in Ft Worth (1207 W. Magnolia) 

Urban Street Bazaar

Date: Saturday, Oct. 13th and Sunday, Oct. 14th
Time: Saturday 12-8pm, Sunday 12-4pm
Location: Bishop Arts District, Dallas
More Info:
Participating Etsy Dallas Members: Pamplemousse1983, estieMade, Dowdy Studio