pet accessories

Our favorite local finds for Floral Design Day

It’s Floral Design Day and we have a roundup of some of our favorite handmade floral finds from makers right here in DFW. We are sure you will find something here that you love for yourself and your favorite people (and pets!)

La Rosa Loteria Tee by  bbchez

La Rosa Loteria Tee by bbchez

Glass flower garden stake by  CalisherGlass

Glass flower garden stake by CalisherGlass

Texas Sticker by  Designs by Andrea

Texas Sticker by Designs by Andrea

Rutilated Quartz Necklace by  Earrings by Eryn

Rutilated Quartz Necklace by Earrings by Eryn

Yoga meditation lotus flower keychain by  Expressions Bracelets

Yoga meditation lotus flower keychain by Expressions Bracelets

Baby Shower Printable by  Favors & Stuff Designs

Baby Shower Printable by Favors & Stuff Designs

Funny Wedding Card by  Kat French Design

Funny Wedding Card by Kat French Design

DIY Watercolor Kit by  Maya by Kiwi

DIY Watercolor Kit by Maya by Kiwi

Yellow rose of Texas wall art by  Martolana

Yellow rose of Texas wall art by Martolana

Calabrian Bergamot, Red Currant and Violet lotion bar by  The Pig and the Peacock

Calabrian Bergamot, Red Currant and Violet lotion bar by The Pig and the Peacock

Thinking of you notecard by  Tokodots

Thinking of you notecard by Tokodots

Brigette over the collar bandana by  Uptown Pet Wear

Brigette over the collar bandana by Uptown Pet Wear

Texas Bluebonnet Digital Art Print Wildflower by  Wandering Paper Co.

Texas Bluebonnet Digital Art Print Wildflower by Wandering Paper Co.

Sweet Texas Honeysuckle Perfume by  Whipped Up Wonderful

Sweet Texas Honeysuckle Perfume by Whipped Up Wonderful

Congrats greeting card by  Whiski Designs

Congrats greeting card by Whiski Designs

{Artist Spotlight} Our Interview with Lyndel of Uptown Pet Wear

We know many of you have pets on your holiday shopping lists and that’s why we are so excited to have Uptown Pet Wear as one of our artists for the Etsy Dallas Jingle Bash, sponsored by Etsy, on November 10 at the Fashion Industry Gallery

You can shop Lyndel’s booth and find the perfect handmade gift for your pets at the Bash. We caught up with Lyndel for a quick interview recently. 

What is your favorite part of prepping for an upcoming show?

My favorite part when it comes to prepping before a show is making all the inventory. It always feels good to know I can offer customers a variety of items to purchase. I also like buying décor to spice up my booth. 

Is there a story behind your shop’s name?

I came up with Uptown Pet Wear because when I first moved to Dallas, I lived in Uptown. I loved how dog-friendly the neighborhood was. There are so many dog-friendly restaurants and very nice dog parks. And that’s how the name was created. 

What is a typical workday like for you?

A typical workday for me is juggling two kids, my pup, Moose, and answering emails during the day. Then at night, pet accessories are sewn, which is from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. If I’m lucky, sometimes I can make collars while everyone is napping. 

What is your art background and how did it lead you to the creative work you’re pursuing now? 

When I was 7, my grandmother taught me how to sew. I would sew dresses, pants and all kinds of clothing. I dreamt of becoming a fashion designer. Fast forward years later, I stopped sewing and started working in finance. It wasn’t what I imagined my career would be but it felt safe. Then my pup, Moose, came into my life and inspired me to start sewing again. Now I get to make fashionable pet accessories.

Shop from over 100 artists offering unique handmade wares at the Etsy Dallas Jingle Bash from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on November 10. From original art, home goods, and artisanal soaps to local jewelry designers, leather workers and so much more! Check out the event on Facebook here. And find out how to shop the Bash like a pro here. We’ll see y’all at the Bash!