Sponsor Spotlight: DFW Child

Hooray! The Jingle Bash is almost here! We could not bring our favorite handmade shopping event to you without the support of our generous sponsors, so today, let's turn the spotlight on a longtime supporter of Etsy Dallas events, DFWChild . 

Parents, no matter where you live in the metroplex, DFWChild has something for you. You can find all the latest local kid-friendly happenings in DallasChildFortWorthChild, and NorthTexasChild. As a Mom of four kids, I personally, can tell you that I never miss the chance to read through an issue of Dallas Child magazine.Those adorable cover kids grab me every time! I have a few favorite sections that I always turn to first, and they are the Kids Eat Free locator (the kids gotta eat, might as well get a deal) and the birthday parties!!! Oh so many adorable party ideas. And then, there are always the intriguing reads. This month's Having It All article really hit home for me. 

You can pick up a free copy of Dallas Child at many local kid-friendly businesses and doctors' offices. You can also read each month's digital version on-the-go. If you aren't already following them on your social media feeds, here is where you can find them: FacebookTwitterInstagramPinterest, and Google+

And don't forget to keep an eye out for the upcoming DFW Child-Etsy Dallas Bash Bucks Contest for a chance to win free shopping money at the Jingle Bash

Regina/Regal Cottage

Win $$$ Bash Bucks $$$

Feeling lucky? Head on over to DFWChild Magazine for a chance to win $50 in Bash Bucks. Bash Bucks are our own snazzy little gift certificates that are redeemable at the Spring Bash to shop from any of our awesome 80+ artists.

The only way to get Bash Bucks in to win them! To enter, tell DFWChild Magazine your favorite Spring activity. And for even more chances to win, share a photo on Instagram of you springing into action with @EtsyDallas #SpringIntoEtsy. The contest end April 27th, so get on it!

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.)

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.

Hello My Name is....Vote for Your Favorite Name Tag Contest

Well, hellooo there, Etsy Dallas blog readers! Last weekend the Etsy Dallas team got together for our Annual Membership Event, and we decided to include you in on a little friendly competition. We each were asked to create a handmade name tag to represent our shop. We need your help to decide which is the Official Best Name Tag. 

Please take a look at all of the gorgeous entries and post your vote below in the comments or on Twitter with the hashtag #EtsyDallasWinner. There will be two lucky winners of this competition: one for the winner of the Official Best Name Tag title and one random voter. The prizes up for grabs are a $10 gift card to a local establishment (such as, Starbucks, Target, Whole Foods, or Barnes & Noble) for the Best Name Tag and $10 in Spring Bash Bucks for the luckiest voter. 

Kelly from Local Honey

Brandon from Honeycomb Print Shop

Rori from Made by Rori

Anne from Modest Ambition

Jeff and Laura from Butter Design Lab

Mere from Mere Designs

Silla from Silla Soup

Lynn from Both Hands Studio

Esther from estieMade

David from Ferrochie

Sabrina and Jenny from The Pig and The Peacock

Christina from Midnight Snack

Maggie from maggiemayi

Yony from YLKphotography

Cyndy and Randy from Yellow Bug Boutique

Kate from K8Made

Rachel from ReGEARED

Stephanie from 3dot4

Emilie from Gildem

Traci from ArtTdolls

Jonathan from Napkin Art Studios

Dylan from Dowdy Studio
Pamela from Dowdy Studio

Jenni from Jenni20 Designs

Regina from Regal Cottage

Maryum from Pamplemousse1983

Christie from Christie Cone Ceramics
Decisions, decisions...Which one will you choose?  
One vote per person please. Voting ends March 15, 2012.