Weekend Guide: 13th, 14th, and 15th, 2015

If you're looking for something fun to do this weekend, you're in luck! Because we're running another post in our Weekend Guide series! This weekend, there are quite a few awesome shows to choose from. 

You could head over to the Moms In Action Christmas Market - 

Date: Saturday Nov 14th
Time: 9am-5pm
Location: First Baptist Church Grapevine, 301 E. Texas St, Grapevine, TX 76051
Participating Etsy Dallas Member: Paddy Wick Lane

Or the Pigment Art Show -

Date: Friday Nov 13th and Saturday Nov 14th
Time: Fri 5:30-8:30pm, Sat 12-2pm
Location: Pigment School of the Arts, 605 W Lovers Ln Dallas, TX 75209

Participating Etsy Dallas Member: Wayne Works 

Date: Friday Nov 13th
Time: 7:30-10pm
Location: Belo Mansion and Pavillion, 2101 Ross Ave, Dallas TX 75201
Participating Etsy Dallas Member: Kathleen Care Jewelry 

Or if you'd like drive a bit, head to Austin for the Junior League of Austin's 2015 Christmas Affair -

Date: Wednesday Nov 18th – Sunday Nov 22nd  
Time: Wed 6pm-7:30pm, Thurs 12pm-9pm, Fri 10am-8pm, Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 11am-4pm
Location: Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704
Participating Etsy Dallas Member: Precious Little Tot 


See you this weekend!!

Craft Parties all over Texas

Dallas threw it's big Etsy Craft Party on June 18th, but also many other cities across the world threw their very own Etsy Craft Party to celebrate Etsy Inc's 5th birthday. In Texas, we had 5 major cities make it into the top 50 biggest Craft Parties in the world. That was out of about 500+ parties worldwide. Go Texas!

So to keep the party going, check out our friends Craft Party pics from Etsy Austin, Etsy Houston, and Alamo City Etsy.

Etsy Austin celebrated the Craft Party with some great DIY crafts. Over 70 people showed up to make buttons, shrinky dinks and even silk screen bags and clothing with Austin artist Amy of Craft Chi, who created some custom artwork for all the Etsy Craft Parties. How cool of them to have a crafty celebrity at the party!

Check out more of the Austin fun here.

Alamo City Handmade (formerly Alamo City Etsy) threw their party at Sew Deluxe, a San Antonio favorite station for creativity. The party brought on yummy food from G&G Moblie Bistro, make & take projects, and tons of great door prizes. Visitors enjoyed making bottle cap pinbacks, screenprinting, knitting, sewing and much more.

Check out more of this party here.

Etsy Houston, held the 2nd biggest Etsy Craft Party in the world. Go Houston! We are so proud of our sister team from the south. The Houston Party was held at Sew Crafty, and people enjoyed treats, goody bags, and DIY projects.

Check out the party slideshow and see more pics here.

Etsy Dallas Goes to Public School

Three cheers for the Austin design collective, Public School! Some Etsy Dallas folks who were selling at the first Renegade Austin show earlier this month got a chance to cheese it up in front of the camera at PS's neat-o photo booth. Class is in session! *bell rings*

Patricia of Karmacrochet

Stephanie of tefi

Cheyne of Cut Out and Collect

Our Crafty Friends Dig Public School, Too!

Anne Marie + her crafty boothmate

Todd Ramsell (a.k.a. Mr. Modest Ambition)

posted by Stephanie of tefi

Etsy Dallas Weekend Guide: May 15-16

Come on down to the 1st Ever Renegade Craft Fair in Austin on May 15 + 16, heldindoors at the Palmer Events Center!

This FREE TO ATTEND craft, art, design and DIY spectacular will run from 11am – 7pm each day + feature over 200 of today’s finest indie-craft talents from all over the nation!!

You can expect to find all sorts of incredible handmade goods at the Fair! Get a sneak-peek of who will be setting up shop at this year’s Austin event on the Artist Page!

Date: Sat - Sun May 15 - 16
Time: 11am - 7pm
Location: Palmer Events Center, Austin, TX
Cost: FREE!
More info: click here
Shop Etsy Dallas: Cut Out and Collect, Dowdy Studio, Pamela Michelle, Harrilu, Karmacrochet, Loop & lil, Tefi, Modest Ambition and Nerdbomber

ArtsGoggle is the Near Southside's signature art and music event held in Fort Worth. Dozens of businesses are transformed into art galleries for the night, hosting artists and musicians from the neighborhood and throughout the region.

Date: Sat, May 15
Time: 4-10PM
Location: 209 S. Main St and Near Southside, Fort Worth
More Info: click here
Cost: FREE!
Shop Etsy Dallas Members: Eye on the Sparrow and Rimrock View Studio

Hot Rod and Heels
Hot Rods and Heels is a celebration of all things vintage, complete with a hot rod show, workshops, pin-up model showcase, the best vintage vendors in Texas, and of course- our amazing Texas burlesque talent. Check back here for all of the latest new on Hot Rods and Heels 2010- May 15th at the Lakewood Theater featuring Cardinal Cyn & spokesmodel Dayna Delux!

Date: Sat, May 15th
Time: 4-11:30pmLocation: Lakewood Theater
More info: click here
Cost: $22 Buy tickets online here
Shop Etsy Dallas: Tara to the T, Mia Maria

Lakewood Stock
Lakewood Stock encourages you to stroll, stride, push or pedal to Lakewood Village Shopping Center and enjoy free live music on several stages. Neighbors are invited to shop, eat and drink locally and learn about greener living choices. There will be kid’s activities and many fun surprises. Admission is FREE!

Date: Sun May 16
Time: noon - 8pm
Location: Lakewood Village Shopping Center
More info: click here
Cost: FREE!
Shop Etsy Dallas: Eye on the Sparrow, Kessler Craftsman

Spring Bash Sponsor Spotlight: Shop Austin!

The Lone Star Ladies present Austin’s 2nd annual SHOP AUSTIN, featuring a juried selection of 50 handmade artisans, a complimentary Beauty Lounge sponsored by milk+honey day spa, delicious sweet and savory gourmet food in the cafe, and the presentation of the Frontier Scholarship Recipient.

The first thirty shoppers to arrive will receive a goodie bag stuffed with great giveaway items from vendors and local businesses, and printed by Extra!Extra! Sponsor, South Side Sanctuary.

The Spring Bash is proud to call The Lone Star Ladies one of it's sponsors, and we hope this is a good excuse for you to take a little Saturday drive down south to shop handmade in Austin!

Date: Saturday, April 17, 2010
Time: 10am-6pm
Location: Saengerrunde Hall, Austin
Cost: $10, with $5 of each ticket going to support the Frontier Scholarship

Etsy Dallas Weekend Guide: Sept 25-27th

Another fantastic weekend is almost here. After our excitement over winning The Best One-Stop Shop in Dallas by the Dallas Observer, we're exploding with happiness and you'll see it on our faces when you're out and about this weekend.

10th Annual Fall Craft Fair at Arapaho Road Baptist Church
The 10th annual Fall Craft Fair benefits the Arapaho Road Baptist Church’s children’s ministries. Many art vendors will be there along with Etsy Dallas member Pink Lemonade Bags. Enjoy arts crafts and great food.

Date: Fri&Sat, Sept 25-26
Time: 11am-7pm, 9am-5pm
Location: Arapaho Road Baptist Church, Garland
More info: click here

LinkLinkArlington Front Street Festival
Grab some friends and head on out to the Arlington Front Street Festival. You'll find Pamela Michelle, Dowdy Studio, Cut Out and Collect and the Kessler Craftsman all hanging out this weekend selling their goods. There will also be an archaeological dig, live music, a classic car show, yummy festival foods and much more!

Date: Sat, Sept 26th
Time: 10am-6pm
Location: Front Street, Downtown Arlington
More info: click here

The Pecan Street Festival
The Pecan Street Festival is a free, bi-annual juried arts and crafts festival held on 6th Street in Austin, Texas. The festival has been an Austin tradition for more than 30 years. The show features artisans from all over the United States who display and sell homemade art and craftwork. Among the artists, you’ll find our very own Tara to the T and Harrilu. Festival goers can find paintings, sculpture, woodwork, candles, jewelry, cowboy hats, home decor, games, and other useful and whimsical household items.

Date: Sat&Sun, Sept 26-27
Time: 11am-10pm, 11am-8pm
Location: 6th Street, Austin
More info: click here

Mark your Calendars:

Oct 10 & 11 - Urban Street Bazzarr
Nov 21 - Jingle Bash

Etsy Dallas Loves: Austin!

Austin, Texas is home to the birth of the handmade movement, thanks largely in part to the ladies of the original Austin Craft Mafia. We especially love Naughty Secertary Club's kitscky colorful costume jewelry and Sublime Stitching's eye-catching embroidery patterns. These crafty businesses opened the door for crafters and collectives like Etsy Dallas and Etsy Austin to blossom.

Necklace by Fat Cat Creations

Road Trip: AustinBound!
Today, Austin boasts a host of indie businesses, in particular the burgeoning trailer movement. On a recent road trip, Etsy Dallas founder and former Austinite, Stephanie of Tefi Designs, toured some of the capitol's best indie eateries and shops. Since beads are her mainstay, Stephanie stopped by Sea of Beads in north Austin and Legendary Beads in south Austin and walked away with some great finds.

The new Parts + Labour digs at 1117 S. Congress Ave.

The shopping didn't end there! Stephanie and family spent an afternoon on South Congress and visited Parts + Labour for local handmade goods, and Tesoros, a store that specializes in imports from South America, Asia and Africa. With shopping comes hunger, so it was off to Magnolia Cafe for a Neptunian Landscape (no verde sauce) and a bottomless cup o' joe.

Owner Ellen Kinsey serves up a cake shake to Jason Wright, tireless Etsy Dallas supporter.

The trailer tour in Austin's southern sector included some great eateries. Holy Cacao offered up delicious handmade cake balls and a yummy vanilla cake shake, and Izzoz Tacos makes the best migas around. Lulu B's is known for their delish Vietnamese sandwich's, so fresh and flavorful. It was a great road trip with tons of indie shopping and handmade fun!

A Whale-Respected Man tee by Squid Ink Kollective

A Move to the Capitol City
Austin got a brand spankin' new addition this week! The super-powered screen-printing duo known as Squid Ink Kollective has ditched North Texas for our great state capitol. Browse Brian and Lynnea's bright tees, flawlessly constructed handbags, and hilarious little oddities in their etsy shop. They'll be missed, but we think they'll do so well in Austin, we can't pout for very long!

written by Stephanie of Tefi Designs and Cheyne Little of Cut Out and Collect

Weekend Guide: Local and Austin

Whether you're planning on staying in town this weekend or traveling down to SXSW in Austin, there is plenty of crafty loveliness to experience all over the place. Mark your calendars and plan to attend some of these killer handmade events.

What to do in Austin for SXSW:

Etsy Austin Street Team will be heading out with free goodies to promote their Etsy stores during SXSW. Not only will they be selling their wares on South Congress, but will also be giving out free craft demos and hitting the streets with hundreds of handmade bags full of free stuff for whoever wants it!

Where: S. Congress in front of Hill Country Weavers
Date: March 20th and 21st
Time: 12pm-7pm

If you're on S. Congress, you may as well swing by the Handmade Austin Market, put together by Tasty jewelry. This is a 4 day show, running March 19th through the 22nd chocked full of handmade goodness with different vendors each day.

Where: Gueros Taco Bar parking lot, South Congress, Austin, TX
Date: March 19th - March 22nd
Time: 10am -5pm

Flatstock 20 will display the works of more than 100 artists from across North America and the globe. Posters representing decades of styles, colors and techniques will be on display and for sale as well as aditional merchandise. Show up early and be ready to be overwhelmed with amazing posters. (You might want to bring some dough since you don't want to leave empty handed!) See all the artists attending here.

Where: Austin Convention Center
Date: March 19th - March 22nd
Time: 11am - 6pm

Craftster and Standard Recording have teamed up to bring you a free day party on Friday March 20th. Stop by the party for some free drinks and eats, nine live bands, and fun free craft demos.

Where: The Art Project - 301 Chicon St, Suite F, Austin, TX
Date: March 20th
Time: 11am- 5pm

What to do Local in Dallas:

Artscape is the Dallas Arboretum's fine art and craft show and sale. This two-day art fair is happening in spring this time around when the gardens are in full bloom. This is in MSNBC's top ten things to do this weekend. So really not something to miss. Artscape will feature artists from around the country, wine tasting, entertainment, and food and fun for everyone!
Be sure to visit booth #80 and say hello to our very own Beading Genie!

Where: Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland Rd. Dallas, TX
Date: March 21st - March 22nd
Time: 9am - 5pm