Friends of the Dallas Public Library

A Look Back at the 4th Annual Etsy Dallas Spring Bash


This year the Etsy Dallas Spring Bash took place on Cinco de Mayo
Etsy Dallas and friends celebrated with a Shop + Party + Art + Craft! 


DJ JuanSolo got the party started with his hip tunes.


These happy campers were the first in line for the coveted Bash Bags filled with handmade goodies. 


All that waiting in line really did pay off for truly devoted Etsy Dallas fans!


And then, there was the shopping...


Shoppers took in the best handmade shopping experience with top artists and designers from the local and national handmade scene.



Guests had a chance to craft it up with the Dallas Yarn Bombers and the Friends of the Dallas Public Library at the two Make and Take tables. Yes, two DIY craft tables!


This year's photo booth was extraordinary and totally unforgettable thanks to K. Witta, the Dallas Yarn Bombers, and Helmut Walker Photography.  


What better way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo than with a few knitted tacos and nachos? Si, por favor.


And how about a spin on the fabulous yarn-bombed bicycle?


Let's hear it for the Spring Bash! Viva la Handmade! 

Sponsor Spotlight: Friends of the Dallas Public Library

While I'm no stranger to the Dallas Public Library (especially the brand new one right by my house--plus I check out eBooks every week), I am a stranger to the Friends of the Dallas Public Library.  But I won't be a stranger for long!

An independent, tax-exempt organization, the Friends of the Dallas Public Library has been raising funds for our library system since 1950!

Many programs benefit children: Bookmobile, Born to Read, and the Children's Library.  But they also fund raise for adult programs and services.  Authorspeak brings established and up-and-coming authors to libraries for speaking engagements.  (Marking my calendar now!)

Want to be a part of this great effort?  You can become a Friend at various giving levels.  And, while funds generated from membership are vital, so too are the volunteer opportunities

If you'd like to learn more about the Friends of the Dallas Public Library, come out to the 4th Annual Spring Bash on Saturday, May 5th.  There, you'll be able to mix and mingle with great FODPL volunteers plus you'll be able to take part in their MAKE AND TAKE table. 

Art + Craft + Community + Reading = a beautiful thing!