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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.

Learn How to Green your Halloween

What will you dress up as this year? Time will tell...

I recently learned about the Third Annual National Costume Swap Day – it's October 13th this year. You can join the adventure on Facebook. Or start an event in your own area, learn how at  

Bring your child's Halloween costume from last year and walk away with a different one. This event includes costumes for kids, adults and pets too! You pay nothing just bring costume(s) with you for swapping! 

I love this idea!! By swapping costumes, you save stuff from the landfills, it's free, meet fun people and get cool costumes. What's not to love!?

Find an event close to you. The count down is on...

This eco-idea brought to you by Alicia of La Alicia

Weekend Guide: September 28 + 29 + 30

Indie Emporium

Date: Friday, Sept. 28th and Saturday, Sept. 29th
Time: Friday 7-11 pm , Saturday 12-10pm 
Location: Living Arts of Tulsa, 307 East Brady, Tulsa, OK
More Info:
Participating Etsy Dallas Member: Pamplemousse1983

Fort Worth Music Fest

Date: Friday, Sept. 28th and Saturday, Sept. 29thTime: Friday 3pm-10pm, Saturday 1pm - 10pm 
Location: Will Rodgers Memorial Center, 3401 West Lancaster Avenue,  Fort WorthMore Info:
Participating Etsy Dallas Members: Dowdy StudioKessler Craftsman 

White Rock Paper Scissors

Date: Saturday, Sept. 29th & Sunday, Sept. 30th
Time: 9am-4pm
Location: 530 Northlake Dr., Dallas, TX 75218
More Info:
Participating Etsy Dallas Member: La Alicia

A Day for Dad's

What will you do to show your dad how much he means to you?
Super Dad Apron by Yellow Bug Boutique

I suggest  keeping it fun, healthy, handmade and local. Here are a few ideas in case you haven't decided yet.

1. Healthy
A basket or reusable shopping bag full of local produce would be a great gift for a dad who loves to cook or eat. Find your closest Farmer's Market at by simply entering your zip code.

2. Handmade and Local
Even if you don't consider yourself crafty, there's a whole local team of handmade artists that can help you find the right gift for your dad. Even if it's late, he'll still love you!  
Meet the Etsy Dallas Team here, and click to see their shops and handmade goodies. And of course, the blog has a weekly guide so you can find us all around town too.

3. From the Heart
Write your dad a sweet note anytime, to tell him how much you appreciate him. It doesn't have to be Father's Day for you to tell him how you feel!

Have a Happy Father's Day!
Posted by Alicia from La Alicia 

Earth Day Celebrations 2012

Let’s Celebrate!
April is a great time to celebrate nature with both Arbor Day and Earth Day all in the same week. Why not stretch out your celebrating for the whole week? Today Alicia from La Alicia will share with us all the Earth oriented festivities going on around Dallas to help us get our nature and spring celebrations going!
Arbor Day
Arbor Day is April 27, 2012 and is a great opportunity to appreciate trees. Celebrate trees and all the benefits they give us - shade, lumber, paper and places to build tree houses. You could plant a tree in your own yard or find opportunities to volunteer as a family here.  Download a Celebrate Arbor Day Guidebook here to get ideas about different ways you can celebrate. 

Earth Day
Dallas Earth Day 2012 
April 21-22, 10a-6p, Fair Park 

Free admission
You can see the schedule of fun events here.  Be sure to visit the Eco Expo area to learn all about the newest technologies and ways to be your greenest from the exhibitors.
Bring a two item snack and participate in the Picnic for the Planet to help break a world record. 
April 22, 12-5p, Historic Lake Cliff Park
Free admission
Check out the all green exhibitors and later in the day, join in the fun with the First Annual Oak Cliff Earth Day Mutt Strut beginning at 2p. 

image via Oak Cliff Earth Day Mutt Strut
Happy Spring! Don't forget to stop by and enter our Treasury Giveaway. One lucky winner win an entire Treasury from Etsy Dallas team members worth more than $160! 

Blog Crawl 2012

Blog Crawl: Week One
Welcome to the first installment of the Etsy Dallas Blog Crawl! Like any good pub crawl, our Blog Crawl will entertain you and introduce you to a different side of our fearless participants. Frothy beverage encouraged but not required. 

Many of our members author a blog, and these sites are as diverse and rad as the artists themselves. Make sure you add these to your daily readers; we love groupies!

This week, we feature two Etsy Dallas Members:

Meredith of Etsy Shop SheepishKnitCrochet
Meredith’s blog, One Sheepish Girl, began back in August of 2010.  It’s been amazing to watch this blog grow over the years.  She has a great eye for color and composition, and, let’s face it, she’s just the cutest thing ever! 
Three things you’ll love about OSG: tutorials that are coherent and totally do-able; photographs that showcase Meredith’s quirky cool style; and her curatorial feature: The Blush List. 
Ok, maybe four things you’ll love—she is a prolific blogger.  Updates all the time!  More eye candy all the time!!!!

Alicia of Etsy Shop LaAlicia

Alicia’s blog, creative adventures, began in January of 2008.  Throughout this blog, you’ll note Alicia’s commitment to making our world a better place.  Her particular brand of craftivism is evident not only in her works but also in her EcoMonday posts which feature products that are all at once functional, fabulous, and eco-conscious. 
Three things you’ll love about creative adventures: Alicia is a funny lady (her new Word for Wednesday posts never fail to make me giggle); her Meet the Artists posts feature cool folk that you’ll want to know more about; and you know when you read this blog that Alicia is a real, cool person. 

Blog Crawl authored by Jenni of Jenni20 Designs. 

Weekend Guide: March 31 + April 1

Arlington Courts Spring Market 

Date: Saturday, March 31st 
Time: 10am-6pm 
Location: Arlington Courts, 3120 Pioneer Pky, Arlington, TX 76010 
More Info: 
Participating Etsy Dallas Member: La Alicia

Deep Ellum's Big Folkin Festival 

Date: Saturday, March 31st 
Time: Doors open @ 5pm 
Location: The Prophet Bar, 2548 Elm Street, Dallas, TX 75226 
More Info: 
Participating Etsy Dallas Members: Dowdy Studio 

Weekend Guide: March 9 + 10 + 11

Open Studio + The Wagon's 1st Birthday party!! 

Date: Friday, March 9th
Time: 5pm-8pm
Location: Dowdy Studio - 10025 Garland Rd., Suite G, Dallas

More Info:
Participating Etsy Dallas Members: Dowdy Studio 

White Rock Local Market 

Date: Saturday, March 10th
Time: 8am-1pm
Location: Green Spot Parking Lot, 702 N. Buckner Blvd., Dallas
More Info:
Participating Etsy Dallas Members: La Alicia, Dowdy Studio 

Whole Foods Market Craft Faire 

Date: Sunday, March 11th
Time: 10am-8pm
Location: Whole Foods - Lakewood
More Info:
Participating Etsy Dallas Member: La Alicia 

Weekend Guide: November 11 + 12 + 13

Date: Fri, Nov. 11th, Sat, Nov 12th, and  Sun, Nov 13th
Time: 7am-7pm Friday, 7am-7pm Saturday,  7am-3pm Sunday 
Location: Good 2 Go Taco's Parking lot, 1146 Peavy Rd, Dallas 
More Info: 
Participating Etsy Dallas Member: Dowdy Studio

Date: Sat, Nov 12th 

Time: 8am-1pm 
Location: 702 N. Bucker, Dallas (Green Spot Parking Lot) 
More Info: 
Participating Etsy Dallas Member: La Alicia

Date: Sat, Nov 12th and Sun, Nov 13th
Time: 9am-4pm Sat, 11am-4pm Sun 
Location: Small Exhibits Bldg, Will Rogers Memorial Center, Fort Worth 
More Info: 
Participating Etsy Dallas Member: childsPLAYdesign 

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 September 10 + 11

Date: Saturday, September 10, 2011
Time: 8am - 1pm
Location: 702 N. Buckner, Dallas 75218
More Info:
Etsy Dallas Members Participating: Dowdy Studio Wagon, La Alicia, Regal Cottage

Date: Sunday, September 11, 2011
Time: 7am-3 pm
Location: 1146 Peavy Road, Dallas
Etsy Dallas Member Participating: Dowdy Studio Wagon

Blog Walk

What have your favorite Etsy Dallas artists been up to lately? Erin from Haute Hardware will take us on a stroll through their blogs to see!

Pam & Dylan over at Dowdy Studio sewed & screened a new batch of delightful pillows, just in time for their sale this past weekend at Good2Go Taco.

image via Dowdy Studio blog

The always eco-fabulous LaAlicia found inspiration in her mailbox, turning a stack of junk mail into this whimsical clutch bag!

image via La Alicia

Also looking out for our environment is Dacia of The Ruffly Owl, with her new cards made of 100% recycled card stock. I’m especially loving this Happy Birthday Mustache card:

image via The Ruffly Owl

Anna of The Joy Cottage is ramping up for a big update to her Etsy shop in August! A sneak peek of some of the amazingness you can expect to find:

image via For the Love of Joy

Oh Louise! and Silla Soup were nowhere to be found, as they’re on vacation, frolicking in the south of France and Disneyland, respectively! While we secretly hate them for this, we also hope they’re having a great time.

Thanks for taking a walk with us, and please visit all of these fantastic blogs (and more) by clicking the links on the left-hand side of this page!

Weekend Guide June 18 + 19

Date: Saturday, June 18
Time: 11am-5pm
Location: 2820 Indiana Blvd, Dallas
Cost: Free to attend!
Etsy Dallas Member Participating: Dowdy Studio

Date: Saturday, June 18
Time: 2pm-6pm
Location: 6337 Prospect Ave, Dallas
Cost: Free to attend! Live music, Free snacks and drinks + more!
More Info: click here
Etsy Dallas Members Participating: Dowdy Studio, Tefi, Cut Out and Collect, La Alicia