bash bags

Sneak Peek inside our Bash Bags for the 2018 Jingle Bash

Bash Bag1.png

It’s that time of the year again. We are sharing a sneak peek at what is in the 2018 Jingle Bash Bash Bags. We’ll be stuffing the coveted swag bags in the next couple days. This is the perfect opportunity to us to do some pre-Bash shopping planning.

If you are not familiar with the Bash Bags, they are swag bags filled with goodies from Jingle Bash vendors. The first 50 shoppers in line for the Bash get to take home a Bash Bag.

We are so excited for the Jingle Bash, sponsored by Etsy, on November 10. We can’t wait to see you all at the Bash!

Here are just some of the goodies our early birds will get …


{Sneak peek} Y'all Won't Believe What is in These Bash Bags

It's almost Bash Day, y'all. And we know many of you are hoping to get there in time to get your hands on one of our coveted Bash Bags. The first 50 people in line for our 10th annual Spring Bash will get one of these beautiful bags full of handmade goodness. 

We want to thank all the artists who contributed to the 2018 Bash Bags. Check them out. There is some incredible handmade goodness here ...

Ahaha Home

Art of Shannon M. Valentine

Atavist Studio

Byndr Leather Goods

Covert Metals

Eternal Summers Press LLC

Expressions Bracelets

Finn + Remy

Gaston Made

Hearts & Sharts

HiRuna Island Soaps

Inviting: Letterpress Boutique

It's My Party Kids


Lemon Glaze

Love Studio Ceramics

Lucky Franklin


Midwest Handcrafted Goods

Mythology Candles

Onderkast Studio

Ox & Pine

Pressed Flowers Crafts

Rat des Champs

Selah Vie Studios

SOS BLISS Natural and Vegan Bath Products

Tesoro Jewelry

The Letter Lounge

The Pig and the Peacock

The Pour Painter

The Velvet Rockbed


Valerie Morgan Designs

Vintage Static

Wandering Paper Co.

Wanderlust Wares

We also have a limited supply of Bash totes and shirts for sale during the show for $10 and $15 respectively. Just stop by the info table to purchase yours. We'll see y'all at the Bash


2016 Jingle Bash: Bash Bag Preview

Y’all, I must say the coveted Bash Bags are even more covet-worthy this year thanks to these very generous Jingle Bash artists. Be sure to arrive extra early to snag an official 2016 Etsy Dallas Jingle Bash tote bag packed with these handmade goodies. They will only be given out to the first 50 adults in line when the doors open at 11:00am. Whether or not you get a Bash Bag, you will definitely want to check out each of these shops to see all the handmade goodness they have to offer! Surly Bunny-bottlecap openers Land of the Thread-bracelets Hanging by Threads-tassel clips Lip Glosserie-cuticle balm Fuzzy Hippo-notecards Old New Middle-felted hearts Monster Dance Design-notecards Ashtree Art-koozies Napkin Art-notecards Cheeni Baby-notecards Monorail Studio-art prints and notecards Brazed Brand-map key rings Kat French Design-coasters The Pig and the Peacock-snowflake soap Pigsey Art-ornaments and magnets Gaston Made-coasters Chet Art-pins and art cards Valerie Morgan Designs-earrings Monica L. Knighton Illustration-stickers, wood engraved pins Expressions Bracelets-pendants Pet Portraits by Holly-art cards Alazan Ceramics-temporary tattoos, candy Penny B Pottery-ceramic ornaments Joy Creative Shop-holiday cards Tokodots-Texas notecards a cheery blossom-leather luggage tags Blue Flame Studios-postcards Tesoro-bracelet cuffs Wanderlust Wares-pins

2016 Spring Bash Bag Reveal!

The Spring Bash kicks off at 10:30am this year, but you may want to get there early for a chance to snag one of our ever popular Bash Bags. The first 50 shoppers in line for the Bash will get one of these reusable bags chock full of Spring Bash vendor swag!

At the Bash Bag stuffing party we got a sneak peek at what's in the bag and are pretty excited (anyone wanna wait in line for us?!) and we think you will be too!

A huge thank you to our amazing Bash Bag sponsors this year:

Guys & Ties - Bow Ties
Wandering Paper Co - Cards
Precious Little Tot - Key Chains Wristlet
The Pig and the Peacock - Handmade Soap
Of Earth - Necklaces 
Captivated Calligraphy - Cards
Quirk + Thrift - Coin Purse
A Cheery Blossom - Leather Cord Wraps
Unboxed Studio - Pencils 
Expressions Bracelets - Charms
InYourBones - Embroidered Appliqués 
Land of the Thread - Bracelets
Lemon Glaze - Charms
Makers Connect - Buttons 
Kathleen Care Jewelry - Bracelets 
Tessa Bunny's - Organic Play Clay
Silver Tines Spoon Jewelry - Key Chains 
Tesoro Jewelry - Engraved Bracelets
And some surprises from Pop Shop America, PediaQ, and Etsy Dallas!

Don't forget, to get your very own Bash Bag you'll have to get there early! See you Saturday!

Spring Bash Applications Are Closing Soon!

Don't miss your chance to be a part of the 2016 Etsy Dallas Spring Bash! We are looking for handmade artists, crafters and makers of all kinds! Visit the Handmade Bash website for more details and to apply. Applications close this Friday March 4th at midnight!

Beloved Bash Bags

One of our favorite things favorite things about the Jingle Bash is the beloved Bash Bags. Jingle Bash artists and other community members pack these handprinted reusable totes with handmade promotional items. The Bash Bags have developed quite a following over the years, and Jingle Bash enthusiasts know that to get one, you have to get there 
This gives everyone a chance to hangout and make some new friends before the shopping fun begins, and you might even get to see the 100+ artists gather for group photos under the Jingle Bash banner. 

Thank you to the following Bash Bag sponsors:

Paper and Place-map keyrings
InYourBones-embroidered tea towels
Monica L. Knighton Illustration-necklaces and stickers
Ginably-cards and gift tags
Paddywick Lane-cards
Cahoots Handbags-pins and postcards
Lemonglaze-Texas ornaments
Serious Creatures-cards
Land of the Thread-bracelets
Field Study-zipper pouches
April Hiler Designs-wood slice magnets
Shannon Valentine Art-Bookmarks
A Cheery Blossom-leather cord organizers
Tesoro Jewelry-bracelets
K8Made-fabric covered magnets
Pig and Peacock-Yeti soaps, christmas tree soaps, and lip balm

And a few surprises from: 
Oscar Healthcare

Looking to score your very own Bash Bag? See you early tomorrow morning! 

Announcing the 7th Annual Jingle Bash!

Yes friends, it's almost our favorite time of the year! The 7th Annual Jingle Bash will be here before you know it! 

This year, we will be back at Gilley's Dallas, but with the addition of an extra room. We have made more space for even more artists, crafters, and makers. We will have lots of your returning local favorites and new guest artists to meet too. We are absolutely thrilled about our lineup this year! You can check out the full lineup on our Artists page

Planning on attending? Helpful Jingle Bash tips: 
  • Get there early! Doors open at 11 am, and the first 50 attendees receive limited-edition Bash Bags stuffed with free goodies from sellers. 
  • Bring the kids! The Etsy Dallas Jingle Bash is a kid-friendly event! There will be make-and-take crafts for kids and grown-ups alike. There is a restaurant on-site as well for those post-shopping hungries. FYI: crowds can be a challenge to navigate with a stroller, so if you're worried, feel free to come later in the day when the crowds thin a little bit, and you'll be able to shop with ease. You can even eat at the restaurant when you're done!
  • Bring cash as well as cards. Many sellers accept credit cards nowadays, but sometimes it is easier (and quicker) to pay for your purchase with cash. There is an ATM at Gilley's, but if you'd like to avoid fees, you should probably withdraw cash from your bank's ATM. 
Over the next few weeks, we will give a preview of all the talented artisans that you will have the chance to meet at the Jingle Bash here on the blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Stay tuned and keep up to date with all the latest Bashy info with hashtags #etsydallas and #2015JingleBash.

Spring Bash 2015 Photos Are Up!

We hope everyone's summer is off to a fantastic start! Here in Dallas the weather has been pretty mild (aside from the monsoons), so we're pretty grateful that the real heat hasn't set in yet.

It is once again time to show off the AWESOME photos from this year's Spring Bash. Former Etsy Dallas Team Member Yony Kim of YLK Photography was kind enough to document the whole shebang, and the photos are now available for viewing on Flickr. Follow this link to see the album!

Here's a quick preview - enjoy!

The new Freckled Chicken bus looks great next to the line of shoppers waiting for Bash Bags!

Eager guests grabbing free goodies from our awesome volunteers. The absolutely gorgeous entry designs were provided by Iza Pearl Designs - thank you!

A packed house.

Kidlets crafting away at the make-and-take craft tables.

Photobooth fun! Backdrop provided by Iza Pearl Designs - thanks!

Happy makers and shoppers.

All these and so much more at our Flickr site. Thank you SO MUCH, Yony! They look great!

The Big Bash Bag Reveal

Fifty-one early arrivers to the Jingle Bash got a Bash Bag of their very own. These swag bags were packed full of handmade awesomeness. Oh the luckiest of luckies!

We would like to thank the following artists from the bottom of our handmade loving hearts for their generous contributions:
Trizi-Tassel keychains
Ginnovations-Lampwork bead pendants
InYourBones-Embroidered snowman fingertip towels
Tiny Deer Studio-Photograph greeting cards
Mollson-Moody Mollies
Ember Paperie-Kindling letterpress pocket notes
Coco and Cocoa-Pompom ornaments
April Hiler-Floral resin magnets
Inviting Letterpress Boutique-Letterpress greeting cards
Pigsey Art- Read and write pins
Starfly Creations-Gift tags
ChetArt-Literary Pet magnets
The Modern Bazaar-Raffle tickets
Fisk and Fern-Greeting cards
Big T Woodworks-Wooden mustache magnets
Three R Designs-Upcycled record notebooks
Happy About-Magnets
Mint Cases-Leather Keyrings
Love, Burlap-Burlap ornaments
Designs by Denton/Love Shrinks-Clay Pendants
Wooden Leg Named Smith-DIY Peg Dolls
Both Hands Studio-Clay ornaments
Freckled Chicken-Gold dipped feathers
Cykochik-Mirrors and swatches
Dapper Guy Bowties-Bowties on a stick

Spring Bash Bags for the first 50 shoppers

More than a few of you know about the Bash Bags, and if you don't ... make sure you come early to find out.

We kick off the Spring Bash at 11 a.m. (officially), but some start their Bash celebration hours earlier. Why? To get one of the free Bash Bags we hand out to the first 50 attendees of course!

This super cool tote bag is filled with Etsy Dallas swag just for you. Our artisans put on their creative thinking caps and come up with some really neat stuff.  Here's a sneak peek at the goodies inside! 

We hope to see you bright and early Saturday. It's going to be a blast!

Thanks to the following artists:

Bunting – In Your Bones

Pens - Made by Rori

Buttons - Mama Said Studio

Original Art - Liz Wiley

Postcard - Blue Flame Studio

Head Scarves - Freckled Chicken

Magnets - K8Made

Hot/Cold Packs - Regal Cottage

Stickers - Etsy Inc.

Turquoise Charms - Kathleen Care Jewelry

Greeting Cards - Magnolia Tree Paperie

Mirrors and Fabric Swatches - Cykochik

Etsy Dallas Announces Handmade Bash for 2013

We here at Etsy Dallas have been on a crafty roll lately. We've welcomed back many old friends as members and have gathered a crop of new ones, too. And our board members have been working on secret stuff that we can now share with you!

That's right: our 5th Annual Spring Bash will be held on April 27, 2013, just in time for all of the spring and summer weddings you'll be attending, graduation gifts that you'll need to send off, and of course we can't forget Mother's Day and Father's Day!

Everything that makes the Spring Bash the best (FREE!) ticket in town will be available this year at our new venue: The Shops at Park Lane. Our shop + party + art + craft will be held on the green, a gorgeous tree-lined green space right off Central and Park Lane.

We hope you will make plans now to spend the day with us under the big white tent. Our famous BASH BAGS will be available for the first 50 shoppers, there will be DIY crafts at make and take tables, along with great jams playing, excellent food available, and free and plentiful parking!

If you're a vendor (you don't have to be a member of Etsy Dallas!), check out our application packet.

The Bash Bag: Full Reveal

It’s the most wonderful time of the year (the Etsy Dallas Jingle Bash), and, for the first fifty people in line for the Bash, it’s even more wonderful.  Why?  Because the first 50 people in the door of the Bash walk away with an awesomely-designed- and terrifically-crammed-full-of-awesome-goodies-so-cool-your-eyes-will-water wonder called the Bash Bag.  Yes, Etsy Dallas Bash Bags™ are stuff of legend.  In 2009 shoppers arrived three hours early to stand in line.  And this year, two sweet ladies arrived at 8:30 with their lawn chairs. That’s right.  8:30am. 

Tefi revealing Dowdy Studio's Bash Bag design at the Deco Party
There are so many goodies in the bag this year, I couldn’t fit them all in one picture!  So take a peek below at the awesome generosity of our Bash Bag sponsors.  Even if you didn’t score a bag at the Bash (or, gasp!, weren’t able to make it to the Bash), you can maybe, just maybe, score some of the same awesome gifties. 

This year's bag is bursting at the seams!
Dowdy Studio—design and screen printing of Bash Bags

Karmacrochet—flower rings

Etsy—pins, DIY cards, bumper stickers, stickers

Nest Design—fabric gift tag

Sublime Stitchin—discount post card

Chet Phillips Illustration—illustrated cards and bookmarks

Green Couch Design—cork buttons

fuzzy hippo—recipe cards

Homework Designs—strawberry plush and DIY appliqués

The Ruffly Owl—mystery sack of fabulousness

For the Love of Joy—fabric square

Striped Feather Co—feathers

Blue Eye Brown Eye—discount card and gift card pouch

Craft Chi—rubber stamps

Sheepish Knitting & Crochet—Crochet bow pins

Made by Rori—holiday greeting card

Yellow Bug Boutique—THINK embroidered bookmarks

Ello Lovely—2012 year at a glance calendar

tefi—jewelry (rings, bracelets, yoyo pins)

Modest Ambition—reindeer scarf bookmark

Lauren Allen Photo—animal crackers + fun things

The Pig & the Peacock—scented soaps in a pillowbox

YLK Photography—photo magnets

Amula Designs—earrings and rings

PaperBeatsRock—gift enclosure cards

K8 made—glass magnets

Fleegal Farms Soap—gossamer bags of soap chips

HOUSEofLOVELY—lace hair clips

Taylor2U—bottle cap charm

Circle Prints—stationery set

childsPLAYdesign—gift card holder/ornament

Midnight Snack—plush ornaments

maggie may i—confetti game piece jewelry

Christie Cone Ceramics—ceramic Christmas ornament

Honeycomb Print Shop—stationery set

Humble Bee Project—hair bobbies and rings

Seen Studios—t-shirts and prints

Jenni20 Designs—instant gift wrap + tutorial

La Alicia--stickers

PS--Check out Morgan's pix from the Bash: there are some great shots of the Bash Bags in action. 

What's in the Bash Bag?

Big, huge, monstrous thanks to the following artists, crafters and indie businesses for contributing handmade promos to our incredibly popular Bash Bags™, screen printed by Dowdy Studio:

Special thanks to Alicia of La Alicia for collecting these goodies in her home over the past few weeks, and to Bonnie of bonny beads for hosting the Bash Bag™ stuffing party at her home. Thanks, ladies!

So how do you score one of these gems? Come on down to the 3rd Annual Spring Bash this Saturday at South Side on Lamar. The first 50 shoppers will receive a Bash Bag™ chock full of handmade goodies. (Must by 16 years or older to receive one.)

Visit for more info. See you tomorrow at the Bash!

posted by Stephanie of tefi

Best. Bash Bags. Ever.

This year's Bash Bags are the best yet. They are canvas. They are reusable. They are gorgeous and embroidable. With artwork by paperfingers and screen printed by Dowdy Studio, you know you're getting the very best collectible bag you've ever seen. You even get a free embroidery kit courtesy of the Jingle Bash to make your bag extra beautiful!

Big, huge, monstrous thanks to all our Bash Bag contributors. Look for amazing handmade and promotional items from:

Did we leave you off? Please let us know and accept our deepest apologies!

posted by Stephanie/tefi

Be an Elf: Promote Your Business at the Bash!

For the past couple of years, the Bash has offered a FREE level of sponsorship. We believe in supporting the local handmade and art community that in turn supports our event!

Are you an artist, designer or crafter? Do you sell your own handmade goods? Or maybe you have a business that supports the local handmade movement? We'd love to invite you to sign up to be an Elf sponsor. It's FREE and enables you to participate in our incredibly popular Bash Bags™.

About the Bash Bags™ – PROMOS DUE OCTOBER 31st
Bash shoppers have come to expect quality handmade promos in our coveted, limited edition Bash Bags™, and have been known to wait in line a full 3 hours before doors open in order to secure one (see photo below).

This year, the artwork on our Bash Bags™ will be embroidable (see above) and each Bash Bag™ will come with a free embroidery kit courtesy of Etsy Dallas.

We accept the following kinds of promos for the Bash Bags™: samples, magnets, bookmarks, pin, pencils, earrings, bobby pins, etc. Non-handmade promos may be accepted from local indie and art/craft/design-related businesses. We cannot accept solely business cards and coupons. The Jingle Bash reserves the right to approve all Bash Bag™ promotional items prior to inclusion.

Interested in promoting your business to hundreds of potential customers? Fill out the contact form HERE!

posted by Stephanie/tefi

Spring Bash Daily Discovery: Goody Bags

Etsy Dallas and the Handmade Bash has been home to the original handmade Goody Bags since we first introduced them at our infamous Etsy Dallas Beer-B-Q back in May 2008. Since then, shoppers have clamored for a coveted Bash Goody Bag, even if it meant waiting in line two hours before our doors opened!

Dowdy Studio screenprints Pamela Michelle's graphic onto the Bash Goody Bags

The upcoming 2nd Annual Spring Bash promises to offer our best Bash Goody Bags to date! See below for all the great items available free for the first 50 shoppers. Big, huge crafty thanks to the following artists and businesses who donated promos, samples and products:

adaptive reuse - upcycled charms
Alicia Colina-Ashby - paper gem hair clip
Banana Showcase - magnets
bonny beads - fused glass hair clips
Both Hands Studio - ceramic magnets
Cafe Mate Libros - tea samples
Color Box Design - letterpress gift tags
Cricket Shack - pendants
Crown Bindery - luggage tags
Dowdy Studio - magnets
Fresh Press - notecard set
Funky Finds - pens, booklets
Karmacrochet - matchbook notepads
Loop and Lil - sewing kits + coupon
Lone Star Ladies - flyer + candy
M* J Bath & Gifts - bath salt samples
Maggie May I - little charms
Modest Ambition - crochet magnet
Noshii - embroidered pins
Oh Louise! - paper gift tags
One Up Designs - vinyl decals
Operation Kindness - pens
Pamela Michelle - magnets
paperfingers - pinbacks
Pink Pedal Car - matchbook notepads
Seen Studios - magnets
Supply Pusher - necklaces
Tara to the T - feather hair accessories
tefi - beaded earrings and bobby pins
The Belmont Hotel - coupons
The Pig & the Peacock - soap samples
The Pink Sink - soap samples
The Wedding Party Studio - coupons
Three Yellow Starfish - fabric flowers + notepads
Votre Vu - hand creme samples
Where Water Comes Down - water bottles + lip balm
XY Factory - iron-on patches

Lots of goodies ready to be stuffed by tefi!

BONUS! Two (2) of these Bash Goody Bags will have a $10 Bash Bucks gift certificate as a special "Thanks For Your Support" from all of us here in Bashland. Read more about how these Bash Bucks work.

Gimme gimmie Bash Goody Bag

See you all at the Spring Bash this Saturday at South Side on Lamar!

50 FREE Bash Bags Tomorrow

The 2nd Annual Jingle Bash is almost here and you are gonna want to be at the Sons of Hermann Hall before 1pm tomorrow to get in line for one of 50 FREE Goody Bags stuffed (and we mean stuffed) to the brim with handmade goodies from the following sponsors:

508 Designs - earrings
Alicia Colina-Ashby - notepads
Ann Williams Photography - photo greeting cards
artfull Expression - game piece pins
beethings - pinback buttons, stickers
bonny beads - fused glass earrings and pendants
Brenda S. White - notepads
Cut Out and Collect - fabric tissue holders
Designing-Diva - fused glass bobbies
Dowdy Studio - original art magnets
Elemental Color - yarnball keychains
eye on the sparrow designs - earrings
franny & june - felt holiday ornaments
Funky Finds - pinback buttons
Hip Hazel Hoops - vinyl decals
Jem Jam - fabric button rings
Jodi Von Rotten - pinback buttons
Karmacrochet - Scrabble tile pins
Kessler Craftsman - fused glass rings
La Reunion - pinback buttons
laura davis / design lab - lavender sachets
Loop & Lil - sewing kits
MandiBeads - glass magnets
Milk & Eggs Co. - pinback buttons
Modest Ambition - crocheted pins
One Up Designs - vinyl decals, pinback buttons
Pamela Michelle - original art magnets
Rimrock View Studio - bookmarks
Signature Scentsations - soap samples
Superchica - bookmarks
Susana Ortiz Photography - notecards + a free photo shoot in 1 of the bags!
Tefi Designs - bobby pins, coasters, ornaments
That's a Plan - party favors
The Pig & the Peacock - soap samples
Trendy Indie - pocket mirrors
Yelp - lip balms, pens and nail files

Gimme Your Promos!

Sponsoring the Jingle Bash is the perfect way to promote your crafty business this season, and donating your promos to our legendary goody bags is FREE!

About the Goody Bags
Our popular Goody Bags have become a thing of legend. Shoppers at the 1st Annual Jingle Bash arrived over 30 minutes before the doors opened just to get one of these bags! The line of shoppers was winding down the hall, out the door, and down the sidewalk to the next block (pictured). At the 1st Annual Spring Bash, a crowd of Dallas shoppers snatched up the bags in less than 2 minutes. Wow!

This year's Goody Bags will be larger reusable totes that our very own Dylan of Dowdy Studio will screen print. All 50 bags will be filled to the brim with handmade goodies from the vendors and other crafty businesses.

Items are due November 13th. To participate, please fill out the form found here and we will contact you with more details.

All Sponsorship Options:

- Include 50 business promos in our popular
Goody Bags
- Get your 50 promos listed on this
blog and the Sponsor page
- Deadline: November 13, 2009

Frosty: $50
- 150x150 ad/logo and link posted on the Sponsors page
- Include 50 business promos in our popular
Goody Bags
- Get your 50 promos listed on this
blog and the Sponsor page

Rudolph: $200
- Hang your company banner or sign at the Jingle Bash
- 150x150 ad/logo and link posted
on this blog
- 150x150 ad/logo and link posted on the Sponsors page
- Include 50 business promos in our popular
Goody Bags
- Get your 50 promos listed on this
blog and the Sponsors page

Santa: $500
- Hang your company banner or sign at the Jingle Bash
- 150x150 ad/logo and link posted on
this blog
- 175x175 ad/logo and link posted at the top of the Sponsors page and on the Etsy Dallas home page
- Spotlight article about your company poste
d on this blog
- Include 50 business promos in our popular
Goody Bags
- Get your 50 promos listed on this page and this blog

Click here to fill out the form to participate! Thanks for your support!

Mandi Ainsworth, Goody Bag Coordinator

Get Ready to Jingle

Mark those calendars: As we brace ourselves for a hot Texas summer, Etsy Dallas is revving up for a cool holiday season with the 2nd Annual Jingle Bash on November 21st at the Sons of Hermann Hall (3414 Elm Street, Dallas). Shop from over 40 local artists and crafters, enjoy a full bar and DJ tunes, and get there early to get one of your very own FREE goody bags stuffed full of handmade goods. They have become the hit of the Bash and there are only 50 available!

Etsy Dallas will announce details and deadlines for the 2nd Annual Jingle Bash vendor applications in mid July, so stay tuned for more info.

Wanna sponsor the Jingle Bash? We love our sponsors. Check out our affordable sponsorship opportunities here.

Would you like to include your handmade goods in our 50 legendary goody bags? Click here for more info.