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The Etsy Craft Party, hosted by Etsy Dallas and Make, kicked off at 7pm Friday night and people were at Make Shop * Studio early ready to party!

Make and Etsy Dallas put together 2 awesome free crafts for our party-goers: no sew bunting and fabric flower brooches!

All the crafts everyone made turned out really cute. Dallas really has a lot of crafty talent!!

Paco, the handmade donkey piñata, hung out all night in our Etsy Dallas Photo Booth modeling with his new friends and their silly props.

See! Paco is so good at holding a pose. Shazam!

We had five free raffles of free handmade goodies and crafty supplies. At the top of the evening, we did our biggest raffle, a brand new Kenmore Sewing Machine!! Then Make Shop * Studio offered up a surprise raffle for $100 card for free classes. We are so happy for our six lucky winners who probably all muttered "I never win anything" right before they're numbers were called.

The evening ended like any 5th birthday, with the busting of a piñata. We were sad to see Paco go, but happy to find him stuffed with tasty candy and treats! Don't worry, we saved his head, and will properly mount him on a plaque. So you may see him again in our next photo booth!

Thanks to all who came and helped us put this party on. We had so much fun celebrating Etsy's 5th birthday.

Thanks to Etsy for making it 5 years and sending us tons of freebies that we got to raffle off!

Thanks to all you Dallas crafties who came to party with us! We heart you and we hope you can make it out to the next Etsy Dallas Event.

Thanks to Julie and the staff at Make Shop*Studio for co-hosting the party!

Huge mega-thanks to participating Etsy Dallas members and their loved ones for coming together to help pull this off: Cut Out and Collect, Midnight Snack, Three Yellow Starfish, Kessler Craftsman, The Pig and the Peacock, Maggie May I, tefi, Pamela Michelle, Dowdy Studio, Seen Studios, One Up Designs, The Miscellany, Karma Crochet, Haute Hardware, laura davis design lab, Alicia Colina-Ashby, and Eye on the Sparrow!

Etsy Dallas + Make Craft Party Recap

Paco the Donkey Piñata

Etsy Dallas, the local craft collective, celebrated Etsy Inc.'s birthday with Make Shop*Studio on Friday, June 18th. We enjoyed some DIY crafts from Make, sipped on boozy party punch, munched on cupcakes, entered some sweet raffles and gave out prizes, and bashed a handmade piñata! (RIP Paco the Donkey) Those who arrived early snagged a bag of Etsy Dallas party favors at our FREE Etsy Dallas Photobooth.

Thanks to all who came out and partied with us! Many cities across the globe were putting on their own Craft Parties and Dallas had the biggest in the world. So thanks for making Dallas the capital of handmade cool!

We've uploaded the photo booth photos into our flickr account so they can be easily viewed, downloaded, and shared by all! CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS

Get in on the fun!

1) Find your photo in our Photo Booth Set

2) Click on the thumbnail to view the photo. If you're having a hard time finding your photo in the thumbnails, choose one at the beginning and you can manually scroll each photograph until you find your pretty face!

3) If you find a photograph you'd like to download, click the "all sizes" icon above the top left corner of the photograph. You can then choose the size of the photo you'd like to download and save to your computer. (see below screen shot if you're not finding the button).

4) Save 'em! Get 'em printed! Put em on your facebook! Use them as your desktop background! They're all yours!

Want to edit your photo but don't have the software?
Picnik is a great, free photo editing website online. You don't need a flickr account to download your photo - but we totally recommend the site for all of your photo sharing needs. Come join the fun!

Win a Free Sewing Machine from Etsy Dallas + Make!

This, my friends, is a brand spanking new Kenmore Drop in Bobbin Sewing Machine. Etsy Dallas and Make Shop * Studio will be giving this baby away to one lucky winner at the Etsy Craft Party this Friday at Make Shop * Studio in Dallas.

So how do you win this FREE sewing machine? Easy!
RSVP for the Craft Party this Friday night by going to our Meet-Up page. Click "I'm interested" in the top right corner and once you see your name pop up on the sidebar, you're good.

Then drop by Make Shop * Studio (map) Friday between 7-9pm to collect your raffle ticket. Raffle tickets are free, but we will be graciously accepting donations to be given to La Reunion, an educational and artist outreach program striving to set up it's own sustainable artist residency program in Dallas.

There are many ways you can earn a raffle ticket:
1) Get your photo taken in the Etsy Dallas Photo Booth
2) Make a free no-sew fabric bunting or a fabric flower brooch at Make's DIY tables
3) Take a hit at our Pinata, Paco the Donkey
4) Sign up for our mailing list

We will also have fun prizes to raffle off including lots of fabulous art supplies and handmade goodies brought to us by Etsy Inc. So tell your friends, or don't, and come on by for some good fun, prizes and crafts!

Raffle winners will be chosen at the end of the party, and winners must be present to claim prizes.

Moustaches-on-a-Stick at the Etsy Craft Party

Not only if you attend the Etsy Craft Party in Dallas at Make will you get to indulge in free DIY crafts, a free photo booth, bust a piñata and much much more, but you will also get a chance to snag up a free party favor bag from Etsy Dallas. Each party favor bag is stuffed full of Etsy Dallas members' handmade goodies. Along with handmade magnets, notebooks, bubbles, kazoos, key chains, stickers and more, you will also get a handmade felt moustache-on-a-stick.

Etsy Dallas will have 100 of these party favor bags to give out. So how do you get one? Easy! Get your pic taken in the Etsy Dallas photo booth with you or with your friends, and each of you will get your own party favor bag just for coming to the party. It's our way of saying thank you for supporting your local handmade artists, designers and crafters! But when we're out, we're out and you'll just have to enjoy some great tunes, free crafts and party!

Want to make your own moustache-on-a-stick? Pamela Michelle has put together this easy step by step how to guide for you to do it at home.

So grab some supplies:
- Felt
- scissors
- long popsicle stick or craft stick
- hot glue gun
- sharpie
- moustache template (download here) from Lisa Welge

Now let's get to it:

Step 1
Pick a 'stache from the template, print it out and cut it out of the paper. If you're up to it and want to free hand your own moustache, and skip to step 3.

Step 2
You'll need 2 pieces of felt that are slightly larger than the template you just cut out. Lay them on top of each other, with the moustache template on top, then trace around the template onto the felt with a sharpie.

Step 3
Cut out your moustache shape

Step 4
Place your craft stick in between the two pieces of felt. Keep the stick off to one side of the moustache so that you can hold it to the side when it's finished.

Step 5
Grab that glue gun, but be careful of the heat! Ouch! Peel up one side of the moustache from the outer edge and smother the felt in hot glue. Work your way from the middle of the moustache to the outter edge, and slowly lay the top piece of felt back down as you glue. When you're finished gluing, press the 2 layers together, but be careful that the glue isn't too hot still . When finished with one side, do the other side.

Step 6
Let your moustache dry. Trim off any uneven edges that might have happened while you were laying the two pieces together.

Step 7
Model that 'stache!!! Show it off and take some pics, wear it to work or school or to a party! Moustache on a sticks are great for graduations, dance recitals, weddings, moving the lawn! There just isn't anything you can't do better without your new moustache on a stick.

Etsy Dallas Weekend Guide: Aug 14-16

Hello weekend! I cannot wait for you to get here and grace Dallas with your presence. This weekend we get to enjoy the music and arts event that is Sons Stock and go shopping for indie discounts at Make Studio.

Sons Stock - Dallas
Sons Stock is a yearly event held at the historic Sons of Hermann Hall in Deep Ellum. Yes, this is the same venue the Jingle Bash will be held at later in the year (mark those calendars, *wink). Sons Stock 2009 celebrates the 40th anniversary of Woodstock and benefits the Sons Of Hermann Columbia Lodge # 66.

The Halls will be filled with music, food, drinks and amazing art. A great event to bring the whole family to. Artists and crafters will be on site selling their goods, including the artwork of Sons of Hermann Hall members, rare records, posters, signs, tie-dye goods, woodwork, pottery, paintings, prints, jewelry and much more. LinkA couple of our Etsy Dallas artists will be showcasing and selling their handmade goods during the event. Please stop by anytime before 9 and say hello to The Kessler Craftsman (above) and The Pig and the Peacock (below)Date: Saturday, August 15th
Location: Sons of Hermann Hall, Deep Ellum, 3414 Elm St. Dallas, TX
Time: 10AM - Midnight
Web address:
Cost: FREE!!!

Make Shop & Studio: End of Summer Sale - Oak Cliff
Make is offering 10% all their entire stock this Friday and Saturday. Get down to the Bishops Art District early and shop from Etsy Dallas members Tara to the T, the Texas Tarts, Superchica, Pamela Michelle, Dowdy Studio, LolaFalk, Tigerbee and Harrilu.

Insider tip: become friends with @MakeStudio on Twitter to find out how to save an extra 5% while shopping this weekend.

Date: Friday and Saturday, August 14 - 15th
Location: Make Studio, 313 N. Bishop Ave Dallas, TX
Time: 12pm-8pm
Web address:
Save: 10%

written by: Pamela Michelle

Etsy Dallas Weekend Guide: August 6 - 9

1st Thursday – Dallas
Chill Out at Bishop Arts District! Visit any of these shops in the Bishop’s Arts District to get a ticket for a free palleta by La Original Michoacana:
Xpressions Boutique, Make, Green Pet, Hunky's, Indigo 1745, Zola's, Bishop Street Market, Cozy Cottage, THE Magazine, Decorazon Gallery, Shambhala Body Gallery, Salon on Bishop, Hattie's and Pretty In Pink.

Stop by Make Shop and Studio for the Peace Out Kimber and Summer Sale

Bring the dogs by Green Pet for a free doggy frozen yogurt treat. First come, first served.

Date: Thursday August 6th
Time: 7pm -9pm
Location: Bishop Arts District
Cost: FREE!

Cut Out & Collect: Happy Birthday Sale! - Online
Help Cheyne of Cut Out and Collect celebrate her birthday - buy YOURSELF a present!!! Free worldwide shipping on select items + free cupcake mini zipper pouch on all orders over $45.

Date: August 6th – 10th
Time: Etsy is always open

The Girl Show - Dallas
The creative sisters of Dallas will gather for a two day festival celebrating vast individual talents. Live music will be featured both days including Iris Leu, voted "Next Big Thing" by the Dallas Quick. Live visual art will be on display both days including interactive, hands-on activities. Original T-shirts and jewelry, a fashion show, body art, and live photography are just some of the other exciting things that make 'girlShow' ArtLoveMagic's BIGGEST event of the year.

Date: Friday, August 7th & Saturday August 8th
Time: 8pm - 12 am
Location: Mokah Lounge 2803 Taylor Street Dallas, Texas 75226
Cost: $10

To Be Scene - Mural Wrap Party - Dallas
Date: Saturday, August 08, 2009
Time: 4pm – 10pm
Location: Kettle Art Gallery, 2714 Elm Street Dallas, TX

Etsy Dallas Weekend Guide

It's that time again as Friday slowly turns into Saturday and the Dallas indie shopping fun begins. Remember to support your local economy and indie artists and designers by shopping local and handmade! Etsy Dallas would have it no other way. Get your weekend started off a little early and head out to Make Shop and Studio this Friday afternoon for a killer Fabric Sale that you don't want to miss. Make is celebrating their 4th birthday and wants to share the excitement with it's shoppers and DIY makers. Be sure to get there before 10pm, because they'll be closed all weekend for a well-deserved birthday break.

Where: 313 N. Bishop Ave Dallas, TX
Date: Friday April 3rd
Time: 4pm-10pm

Get your fresh on at Bolsa's first Farmer's Market in Oak Cliff. Buy yourself some yummy local foods and indulge!

Where: Bolsa, 614 West Davis Street
Date: Saturday, April 4th
Time: 11am-4pm