The Jingle Bash

Call for Artists - Apply for Jingle Bash 2016

Applications are now open for one of the best DFW shows of the year, The Jingle Bash! Our juried show is a hugely popular single day event featuring a variety of talents in every handmade category. Last year, we had a record number of attendees, and local sponsors! The show will take place on November 19th at Southside Events Center at Gilley's Dallas, so mark your calendar, and be sure to apply before September 3rd!

Sponsor Spotlight: Midnight Snack

We are so proud to tell you all that Midnight Snack, a longtime sponsor of Etsy Dallas, is again returning to support this year's Etsy Dallas JingleBash! Just looking at Christina's offerings is making me really, really hungry. If you haven't seen her items, you're about to understand!

Christina (most unfortunately!) will not be selling at this year's bash, as she will be roaming around, making sure everything is going smoothly. If you see her, make sure and say hello! She does a great deal for Etsy Dallas, and we sure do appreciate her!

You can follow her current adventures on Facebook. And make sure to come to the Southside Events Center at Gilley's Dallas on November 21st from 11 am to 6 pm for the Jingle Bash!


We will be posting artist previews and other information on our blog, Facebook 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 #2015JingleBash for all event posts, so  follow along!

We can't wait to see you on November 21st!

Sponsor Spotlight: Regal Cottage


Hello, and welcome back to the Etsy Dallas Blog! We're so pleased and proud to welcome back our next Jingle Bash sponsor - Regal Cottage!

Regina Frydman, owner and designer, is the brainchild behind this super cute line of children's toys and gifts. However, Regal Cottage is truly a family affair. While Regina designs, illustrates, and sews all of her products, her husband loves woodworking and handles the bookkeeping, and their four kids are designated as the "in-house product review committee." And some Etsy Dallas members are also product testers – just ask Rori of MadeByRori!

Regina makes all products in her home studio from eco-friendly base materials, such as vegan leather and organic fabrics. She’s made a bunch of new items this past season that are crazy adorable, so be sure to stop by her booth!

You can see more of Regina's work on her Facebook page, her blog, and her Instagram account. And on November 21st, swing by the Southside Events Center at Gilley's Dallas from 11 am to 6 pm to see her in person!


We will be posting artist previews and other information on our blog, Facebook 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 #2015JingleBash for all event posts, so follow along!

Sponsor Spotlight: K8 Made

Get excited – the Jingle Bash is quickly approaching! We have some fantastic sponsors, and one of this year’s returning sponsors is K8 Made, who makes really gorgeous bags and accessories. I can’t wait to see what new things she brings!

I know that this Navy Nautical Tote will be a big hit:

And this floral clutch is so cute!

Follow Kate on Instagram and Twitter to see behind-the-scenes action and previews of products she will be selling at the Bash at Gilley's Dallas on November 21st from 11 am to 6 pm.


We will be posting artist previews and other information on our blog, Facebook 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 #2015JingleBash for all event posts, so follow along!

Sponsor Spotlight: Freckled Chicken

Hold onto your hats, ladies and gents, because another returning sponsor for this year's Etsy Dallas Jingle Bash is Freckled Chicken! The bus will be back!

Holly Hester, designer and owner, started Freckled Chicken in 2006. With over 25 years in the apparel industry, Holly found her true inspiration when her daughter, Avalon, was born. Ever since, she's been producing wholesome, comfortable children's clothing and accessories. Her designs are made for girls aged 12 months to 12 years, and the designs are seriously great. Holly has been working on releasing a whole new line of clothing, and there are some really unique designs coming to this year’s Bash.

You can see more of Holly's designs and sneak peeks on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and her blog. But even better – come to the Southside Events Center at Gilley's Dallas on November 21st from 11 am to 6 pm, and make sure to bring a reusable tote to haul all of your handmade goods home!


We will be posting artist previews and other information about this year's Bash on our blog, Facebook page, and Instagram account, so make sure you're following us for up-to-the-moment information. We will be using the hashtags #etsydallas and #2015JingleBash for all event posts, so follow along!

Sponsor Spotlight: InYourBones

As we gear up for this year's Jingle Bash, we are honored to continue showcasing this year's sponsors! 

This year, InYourBones is returning as both a vendor and a sponsor. Gabriela, owner and designer, takes enormous pride in producing one-of-a-kind (and most importantly, FUN) pieces. Her shop name is entirely inspired by her drive to create. When asked by a teacher why she does what she does, she once replied, "Well, when you're passionate about what you do, it's not just in your blood, it's in your bones." This passion drives her to make some truly fun products, and her success has spawned a whole other pursuit – supporting the Texas Husky Rescue. Many of her shows’ proceeds go directly to the rescue.

Check her out on Facebook, Instagram, and her blog, and be sure to stop by her booth on November 21st! She'll be selling her wares from 11 am to 6 pm at the Southside Events Center at Gilley's Dallas.


We will be posting artist previews and other information about the Jingle Bash on our blog, Facebook page, and Instagram account, so make sure you're following us for up-to-the-moment information. We will be using the hashtags #etsydallas and #2015JingleBash for all event posts, so follow along!

See you there!

A Call for Volunteers!

Come lend a helping hand at this year's Jingle Bash!

Volunteering to help out at the Jingle Bash is a wonderful way to give back to our local handmade community. As a Jingle Bash volunteer, you will get a behind-the-scenes peek at all that goes into making the Jingle Bash come together. Volunteers work directly with the Jingle Bash artists to help with securing merchandise during load-in, load-out, decorating, greeting shoppers, artist breaks, and handing out the much-coveted Bash Bags. Volunteers receive a nifty t-shirt and volunteer hours that can be used toward school/university requirements.

Sound like the opportunity for you? Sign up here.

Applications for Jingle Bash 2015 Now Open!

GET EXCITED, EVERYONE! We are now accepting applications for this year's annual Jingle Bash!

This year's Bash will again be at the South Side Event Center at Gilley's Dallas on November 21st from 11 am to 6 pm. It's a seriously great show with a LOT of traffic!

If you're an artist and you would like to be considered as a vendor, you can click this link to apply. We're accepting applications from August 9th - 30th. And please do apply! We're always looking for great makers to participate, and you don't have to be local to Dallas or an Etsy Dallas member. We love to hear from anyone and everyone!

Thanks so much, and good luck!

The Etsy Dallas Team

Save the Date for Jingle Bash 2015!

It's official! Save the date, everybody, for this year's annual Jingle Bash! Kick off your holiday shopping with us at Gilley's Dallas on November 21st from 11 am to 6 pm - it's going to be a blast!

(We know it's a little bit early to be thinking of the holiday season, but we're just SO EXCITED!)

If you're a maker, we're looking for YOU! Applications to show at the Bash will be available around mid-August, so keep an eye out for another blog post announcing the launch. Non-members are encouraged to apply for the show - we're always on the lookout for really great talent!

All the Best,
The Etsy Dallas Team

The Jingle Bash: Call for Artists!

Awesome makers, crafters, and artists, we are looking for you to join us as we produce an even bigger and better Jingle Bash
We will be returning to the South Side Event Center at Gilley's Dallas, a world-class entertainment venue that is a perfect fit for our biggest Shop + Party + Art + Craft event of the year.
The Jingle Bash is a premier handmade shopping event and party that will showcase the finest in handmade apparel, bags, jewelry, home décor, accessories, art, pottery and more! 
Help us make the 2014 Jingle Bash the greatest yet! Applications are open until September 8th, so don't delay!

Jingle Bash Gifting Guide on The Broadcast

Today on The Broadcast, Christina brought some of her favorite Jingle Bash finds. There is truly something for everyone on your Christmas list: letterpress cards and art from Ma Joie Press

candles in recycled wine bottles and soaps from The Pig and The Peacock, clutches and purses from K8made, pet collars from Dixie Goods Company

screen print clothing, pillows and art from Dowdy Studio, pottery with air plants from Both Hands Studio, jewelry from F is for Frank, art glass bowls and coasters from Kessler Craftsman

and toys, floor poufs and pillows from Regal Cottage. See the entire segment on KTX-DTV

Win Bash Bucks to Spend at The Jingle Bash

I know you learned back in high school econ that there's no such thing as a free lunch. Which means that, technically, there's no such thing as free BASH BUCKS.

But let's just suspend economic theory for a moment. BECAUSE BASH BUCKS ARE BACK!

DFW Child Magazine and Etsy Dallas are sponsoring TWO $50 Bash Bucks prizes. All you have to do is pop over to the contest site, fill in your name and email (so we can let you know you won!) and tell us your favorite holiday song.

That's it.

On November 21st, you could be one of two lucky winners to receive $50 in Bash Bucks to spend the day of the show. So, make sure you'll be in town and that you're coming to the Bash, because (fine print) Bash Bucks spend just like cash but they must be spent the day of The Jingle Bash--November 23, 2013 from 11-6pm. They're non-transferable and not redeemable for cash. So if you buy a $5 item from one vendor, s/he can't give you $5 in cash change. If you're selected as a winner, you'll be given information on how/where to pick up your BASH BUCKS the day of the show.

And then you can pump those Bash Bucks back into the local craft economy. (Your economics teacher would be so proud.)

Sponsor Spotlight: DFW Fiber Fest

Not only will DFW Fiber Fest be organizing a make-and-take craft project the day of The Jingle Bash, but they are also a sponsor of this year's bash. We are happy to have them join us since we're both all-volunteer led organizations focused on promoting handmade artists.

Since the spring of 2006, DFW Fiber Fest has produced an annual show to support the knitting, crochet, and spinning craft community in North Texas. Their aim is twofold: to provide an educational venue (think lots of awesome classes!) and a well-curated vendor hall (think lots of pretty yarns and fibers to pet and purchase!) for fiber enthusiasts of all skill levels.

The 2014 lineup of instructors is phenomenal. National headlining artists such as Stephanie Pearl-McPhee and Patty Lyons and special local and regional teachers will make the weekend of March 28-30th full of fiber and fun. Classes start around $30 and you can also buy weekend passes. Each class is marked for skill level so from beginner to expert, you're sure to learn something whether you're just starting out or if you'd like to learn an exquisite new technique.

Stop by their website to learn how you can register for classes and also pop by and say hello this Saturday. DFW Fiber Fest Make-and-Take and Information table will be in Walker's Workshop, the indoor boutique space at The Shops at Park Lane.

Sponsor Spotlight: K8 made

Chances are, if you have a woman under 104 on your list to buy for this holiday season, she'll love a K8 made original. Oh, and if you have a dapper dude to buy for, there's a line of bow ties that is sure to delight!

From cute clutches that can double as an iPad case to stunningly elegant evening bags, every K8made piece is not only attractive but also well made. (Those in the know will appreciate her meticulous crafting--each bag is lined with interfacing and the stress points are triple stitched.)

Kate has a bit of a cult following in Dallas (and beyond--she ships her items to several boutiques across the country), especially among the bride-to-be set. Her custom silk clutch with a bow was even featured recently by Etsy. And brides can customize each bag to each bridesmaids' preferences.

And yes, full disclosure, we love Kate and K8 made because she is one of our own, but I also have purchased one of her bags and I get compliments on it each time I carry it. One day, darn it, I'm going to go somewhere fancy enough for one of the magenta dupioni clutches!

The K8 made booth will be inside Walker's Workshop at The Jingle Bash on November 23, 2013. Stop by The Shops at Park Lane and spoil yourself or someone you love with a K8 made original.

Sponsor Spotlight: Regal Cottage

Insider tip, if you are responsible for buying a gift for a child, look no further than Regal Cottage.

Now, I know, we’re a bit biased here at Etsy Dallas headquarters because Regina is one of our own, but even if we were blindfolded, we’d still pick out her plushies. Because they’re just so soft! Plus, we can tell cool vintage fabrics, organic cottons, and eco-felt from thirty paces.

Regal Cottage’s toys are at once classic and modern. From her signature plush Russian nesting dolls and fabric rattle balls to ninjas and fluffy little clouds, Regina has lovingly handcrafted something perfect for your sweet little one. (And she’s an expert on little ones—she has four!)

Now that The Jingle Bash is upon us, we’re particularly excited to see these darling ornaments in stock.

And this trio of sea-faring adventurers (based on Regina’s own illustrations) is a favorite. 

I'm having a hard time picking my favorite, aren't you? Make sure to stop by Regina's stunningly awesome booth on Jingle Bash Lane on November 23, 2013. She'll be the one in the cute apron surrounded by all the charming toys. Or you can just follow the line of smiling people, because I know from experience it is impossible to leave her booth without a big ol' smile on your face! 

Sponsor Spotlight: Forever Always Photography

Forever Always Photography is a new Jingle Bash sponsor this year, and we are so excited to partner with Megan. She’ll be working the Photo Booth at the bash, so stop by, check out the TOP SECRET photo booth design (by our very own Rosemary Gutierrez) and let Megan snap fun, funny, funky photos to commemorate all of your bashy memories.

Megan will also be shooting vendor photos and candids throughout the day, so make sure you check out our flickr site once we upload all the photos. And, if you want to ask Megan about her rates and portfolio on the day of the bash, just tell her Walker sent ya. 

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Sponsor Spotlight: Dallas Makerspace

Dallas Makerspace is like your big brother’s cool garage workshop that you’re not allowed to even go in. There are laser cutters, and a full wood shop, 3D printers, an electronic’s lab, and lots of cool people hanging out in a 6,000+ square foot space.

But, here’s the best part: you can go in. And make all the things.

Members of Dallas Makerspace have regular meetings and they also schedule classes. Coming up are robotics workshops and blacksmithing. Yeah, blacksmithing. Some are open to the public, so just check on the calendar page and inquire.

We at Etsy Dallas love them because, like our all-volunteer team, the makers at Dallas Makerspace are an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) organization made up of local artists, engineers, makers, and thinkers who enjoy making things and learning new skills.

We’re happy to have this group of enthusiastic makers on board with us to sponsor The Jingle Bash. Stop by their table at the bash to learn more!

Jingle Bash Sponsor Spotlight: DFWChild

Etsy Dallas is delighted to welcome back a faithful sponsor of The Jingle Bash, DFW Child. Our mom friends will already know that DFW Child is the go-to magazine for parents in the metroplex, but aunties and uncles, grandmas and grandpas might want to take note, too. Each monthly publication targets a specific area in the metroplex and all the local happenings. DallasChild, FortWorthChild, and NorthTexasChild are available in print and online.

Two special publications,--Thrive, a quarterly publication for DFW area families living and thriving with learning differences and special needs, and DallasChildBaby, a biannual publication for new and expecting parents--give specialized resources from a trusted source.

If you're feeling lucky, check out their Contests page and enter to win tickets to musicals, museums, and even free swag like books and music. (And, hint, hint: BASH BUCKS.)

Ever wonder what to do with those "mom, I'm so bored!" Saturdays? The Things to Do page is full of the latest recommendations for activities--and reviews for kid-friendly books and movies. The Calendar is always chock full of community events, and the handy search feature allows you to find free events and inclusive events for special needs family members.

CHILDish is their fabulous blog that will keep you in-the-know: sign up for daily blog newsletters and never miss out on the latest local events and news. And of course follow on Twitter and Facebook for even more scoop!

DFWChild will be with us at The Jingle Bash on November 23, 2013 from 11-6pm. Come by, pick up a copy, and have a bash of a good time.