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{Sponsor Spotlight} Etsy, Inc. partners with Etsy Dallas for 2018 Jingle Bash

We are so honored and excited to have Etsy, Inc. as an official sponsor for the 2018 Etsy Dallas Jingle Bash. Etsy is the global marketplace for unique and creative goods. Many of our Jingle Bash artists can be found on Etsy.

With 2 million active sellers and shops in nearly every country in the world, Etsy’s mission is to keep human connection at the heart of commerce. Etsy works to make a positive impact on the community, environment and the global economy. We are excited to partner with Etsy for the 2018 Jingle Bash, and to work toward our mission to promote the handmade movement in the greater Dallas area and beyond. 

Please join us in sending a huge thank you to Etsy for supporting the Bash and for helping our nonprofit achieve its goals and continue to put on premier art and craft shows in Dallas. We’ll see y’all at the Bash! 

 

Shop from over 100 artists offering unique handmade wares at the Etsy Dallas Jingle Bashfrom 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! 

{Sponsor Spotlight} The LASIK Vision Institute®

We are so happy to have The LASIK Vision Institute® as an official sponsor for the 2018 Etsy Dallas Jingle Bash. Each year, more and more people are choosing to have their vision corrected by The LASIK Vision Institute®. Why? Simple. The LASIK Vision Institute® offers better vision at a better value.

We would like to thank our presenting sponsor The LASIK Vision Institute for supporting Etsy Dallas and the Jingle Bash! Amazing partners like them make it possible for our little nonprofit to keep doing big things for Dallas and the handmade movement.

You can learn more about their nationwide locations, affordable pricing and easy financing online or at the Bash. We’ll be at Fashion Industry Gallery (1807 Ross Ave.) from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, November 10. We’ll see y’all at the Bash! 

Sponsor spotlight: Whipped Up Wonderful

We love Whipped Up Wonderful’s amazing line of bath bombs, bubble bars and perfumes. Alexis is a top seller of bath bombs on Etsy for a reason. You’ll love her items, all made with biodegradable and renewable ingredients. Everything in her shop is cruelty free and most are vegan. 

Be sure to stop by her booth and treat yourself at the Spring Bash this Sunday, May 7, at Gilley's Dallas. We will be there 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Alexis took a quick break from whipping up all the things for a Q&A with us ...

What are you most looking forward to for the 2017 Spring Bash?

Shopping! I always look forward to getting to meet some local makers. 

Is your shop offering anything new/special/different at the Bash?

I’ll be offering some debut products, like my rainy days bath bombs , my bath macarons, and hopefully my new Jelly Bean Bath Melts.

What is your favorite part of prepping for the Spring Bash?

I love planning my booth. Spring and Summer require different looks than Fall shows, so I get to really have fun and experiment. Also the time crunch - nothing makes you more creative than a deadline!

What makes this event special for you?

This will be the first year I’m attending the show not only as a vendor, but as part of the Etsy Dallas Leadership Team! I always make time for the Bash’s any way (being that they are the best independent handmade art and craft show in Dallas), but being such a part of making this show happen makes it all the more special.

Sponsor Spotlight: DallasChild

Dallas-Fort Worth is booming! We live in such an exciting city with so much to offer, it can sometimes be overwhelming to keep up. Enter Dallas Child. Etsy Dallas is so happy to have a long standing relationship with this awesome local resource. I have sung their praises a few times before. If you have a family, and live in the area, you need to check out their site and publication! You will never have to wonder what you might be missing, or who the best doctors in town are, or which Summer camp is right for your kiddo again. 

Sponsor spotlight: Expressions Bracelets

The Spring Bash countdown is on, y’all. You don’t want to miss the Expressions Bracelets booth at the Bash. SaRatta's hand-stamped jewelry makes the perfect gift. Be sure to stop by to see her beautiful work and get your story on some jewelry. 

SaRatta took a moment for a quick Q&A with us …

What are you most looking forward to for the 2017 Spring Bash?

The Bash Bag line. It is so amazing to see people lined up and excited to get their Bash Bags. I mean, I would be excited too, there are a lot of cool items in those bags!

 

Is your shop offering anything new/special/different at the Bash?

eb will have some really cool mantra cuffs for moms and girl bosses. Cuffs with phrases such as, Raising lil humansMOTHER HUSTLERNevertheless, She PersistedBOSS LADY and our most popular phrase Be Badass Everyday.

What is your favorite part of prepping for the Spring Bash?

Planning my booth layout is my favorite part. It is the time where I get to shop for and create cool additions to add to my booth. From new banners to creating product displays, it is a whirlwind of excitement. 

What makes this event special for you?

Our dedicated shoppers. The shoppers make this event special. They help to create the excitement. Some come to look for your booth and talk to you. It's like catching up with old friends.

Sponsor spotlight: mini-Fab

We are counting down the days until the Spring Bash! Matt, of mini-Fab, recommends arriving early for a chance at snagging a Bash Bag. We've seen what's in those bags and we can tell you it is awesome!

You'll want to check out mini-Fab's great gifts for men, groomsmen, dads at the Spring Bash on May 7. Father's Day and graduation are just around the corner. 

Matt took a moment to participate in our Q&A ...

What are you most looking forward to for the 2017 Spring Bash?

I'm really excited to have a chance to get out of the workshop for a bit and visit with everyone that will be coming to the Spring Bash. That might be saying something, because I really like my workshop! These Etsy Dallas events always draw amazing crowds, and it's a pretty great opportunity to talk to cool people and share the things I enjoy making.

Is your shop offering anything new/special/different at the Bash?

I'll be bringing pieces that are new to the Spring Bash, like my Manly Candles (Campfire or Bacon might be my favorite), personalized shave kits, Father's Day gifts, and a super-secret project that I'll unveil the night before the Bash on my Instagram, @GOminiFab.

What is your favorite part of prepping for the Spring Bash?

Well, the conclusion of prepping is the best part. It's a lot of work, but once you get everything wrapped up, you do enjoy the satisfaction of a job well-done and then just relax, drink a cold one, and look forward to a good time at the Bash. 

What makes this event special for you?

I really enjoy being around all the creative and talented artists, designers, and makers at the show. It's very inspiring to see all the fine work and learn about their process. You can genuinely see that everyone puts their heart and soul into the things they make and exhibit an authentic enthusiasm to share it with good folks at the Bash.

Sponsor spotlight: Tokodots

We love Tokodots stationery and we are so happy Molly is going to have a booth at the Spring Bash. Her beautiful quilt-inspired cards and prints are so colorful and fun. Be sure to check out Molly's booth at the Bash. 

We got with Molly for a quick Q&A and the inside scoop on what to expect from Tokodots at the Bash on May 7 ...

What are you most looking forward to for the 2017 Spring Bash?

All of the good shopping! I was too busy at the Jingle Bash (my first big show) to shop. This year I am making a plan so I can still get my shopping done.

Is your shop offering anything new/special/different at the Bash?

Yes! I am excited to offer a new care package gift certificate for high school graduation gifts that I have been thinking about for a long time. I also have a new origami print and card to debut that isn't in my shop yet.

What is your favorite part of prepping for the Spring Bash?

All the bright colors. I have a bunch of cheerful new designs for spring and summer that I am having fun putting together for the Bash.

What makes this event special for you?

I don't do many in-person events so the Spring Bash is a really big deal for me! I'm looking forward to meeting customers in person and getting feedback on my designs.

 

Sponsor Spotlight: Etsy

YES. You read that right, Etsy, Inc. is sponsoring Jingle Bash!  We are so thrilled to have their support!  I'm sure you are already familiar with Etsy, so I'm going to take this opportunity to talk about their mission statement, and what it means for artists and makers like our team members.

"Our mission is to reimagine commerce in ways that build a more fulfilling and lasting world."

This means putting the opportunity to thrive in the hands of local artisans, and making their goods available on a reputable global platform. They are helping to level the playing field, and leading the handmade, small business movement! This means more money coming and staying in your communities, from the hands of thoughtful consumers to conscientious creatives.

Sponsor Spotlight: Dallas Child

Today, I have the wonderful privilege of introducing you to one of our favorite local resources and supporters, Dallas Child! If you are a local mom, you have to know about this awesome site and publication! It is an endless local database for what is going on in the area, where to shop, where to eat, awesome parenting articles, and even a list of the top rated physicians recommended by other local moms. Be sure to check them out and sign up for their newsletter to stay up to date on all the DFW happenings!

Sponsor Spotlight: The Pig and the Peacock


Etsy Dallas favorites, Sabrina and Jenny of The Pig and the Peacock make beautiful handcrafted soaps, lotions, and candles. Their booth is an aromatic feast, so be sure check them out on Saturday! Look for the huge crowd surrounding these two lovely sisters, smiling and packaging orders, you can't miss them!




Are you debuting any new items at the Spring Bash?
We have made several new soaps that we will introduce at the Bash including Black Currant, Honeysuckle, and Cranberry Salsa. You’ll have to check out our booth to find the rest! We’ll also have some new Spring/Summer scents in our candles.




Do you have any favorite stories from your customers about your products?
I think our favorite story is not from any specific customer, but many people tell us our soaps look good enough to eat, and in fact, it’s true! We have had a couple of people receive our soaps as gifts and take a bite out of them before realizing what it was! 




How has your work evolved since you began The Pig and The Peacock?
Our collection is constantly changing and growing. We have more ideas and designs in our heads than we can possibly ever make so we have started rotating out scents and designs to make room for new ones. We have also added new product lines the past couple of years, like our new lip balms and our DejaVino Wine Bottle Candles.



Sponsor Spotlight: Regal Cottage


Etsy Dallas rockstar, Regina from Regal Cottage has been preparing for the Spring Bash for months! I always adore her precious toys, and look forward to her booth. Be sure to visit her on Saturday, and add her on Instagram to peek inside design and production of her fun and thoughtful work!

How has your collection evolved since you began Regal Cottage?
My collection has definitely evolved over the years. I started out making kids' clothing and made a few toys just for fun. I quickly realized that I enjoyed making toys so much more. I knew I would do best if I followed my heart and focused on creating eco-friendly toys. Over the last year, I have worked to develop my own exclusive fabric designs. I love incorporating my original illustrations into my work. It gives me the ability to make each of my most popular products in coordinating fabrics from larger plush toys and baby rattles to plush balls and teethers. 


Do you have any favorite stories from customers?
My favorite customer story is when an expecting Mom bought a ball for her baby-to-be. She later let me know that she knew her baby would love it, but she was amazed to see just how obsessed she became over time with that ball. She took it everywhere, and her first word was even "ball." That Mom has become one of my best customers. She buys a rattle ball from me for every baby shower she attends. Every time I see her order come in, it brings such a smile to my face. 



What are you selling at the Spring Bash this year?
I will be bringing our best selling rattle balls, in new bright spring colors with bold geometric prints and lots of our wildly popular metallic moon, cloud and star pillows.


Sponsor Spotlight: In Your Bones


Meet my incredible friend, Gabriela, creator behind In Your Bones, a colorful and kind business benefitting Texas Husky Rescue.

Gabriela is a seasoned participant in the Etsy Dallas Bashes, and her booth is always packed with bright, unique, and heirloom quality sewn goods and embroidery. She lives in Austin area, keeps a small orchard and a few beehives, along with her four rescued huskies, and is a proud and fervent supporter of small business. Her work and support helped save over 300 dogs last year!






You can follow In Your Bones on Instagram for a peek into her beautiful life, and be sure to check out her shop, and come by the In Your Bones booth at the Spring Bash on Saturday!





Sponsor Spotlight: DallasChild


For several years now, we have had the wonderful fortune to have our events sponsored by DallasChild, our favorite family friendly local magazine!  With the Spring Bash coming this Saturday (HOORAY!), I wanted to introduce you to this incredible resource.

Looking for fun events and exhibits to take your kids to in the DFW area this month?  DallasChild has you covered.  Check out their Monthly Calendar!

Or, maybe you want to plan your own family outing, like a picnic or a hike?  DallasChild has a list of the best Nature Trails, and have even included available hours and price!

Need some tips on making "Mom friends" with like-minded parenting values?  DallasChild has a featured article on this topic right now!  They always have something new and beneficial to read, learn, and bring home to your family.

So, you need to find a new doctor, and want recommendations?  You guessed it, DallasChild has built an amazing database of recommended local doctors of every specialty.  If you are interested, read more about their Mom-Approved Doctors.

There is veritable bounty of parental information to peruse- party planning, local mother profiles, contests, reviews, volunteer opportunities, and attractions.  Oh, and did I mention that this is a FREE resource?  I know, it just doesn't get better than that!  Sign up to receive their newsletter, and monthly publication!

They are currently giving away $50 to spend at the Spring Bash.  Take this link to enter!

Sponsor Spotlight: Oscar Health Insurance

We are delighted to introduce you to 2015 Jingle Bash sponsor, Oscar Health Insurance. They have an exciting new way to think about maintaining a healthy lifestyle, accessing health care, and health insurance. Friends meet Oscar...

Howdy, we’re Oscar. Smart, simple health insurance for Texas.


Oscar insures people who don’t get insurance from their job or through Medicaid and Medicare. Our members come from all walks of life—young, old, healthy, or sick—and receive great care and earn rewards for staying active.



Oscar’s experience is like having a doctor in the family. We’re using technology to simplify the entire health insurance experience. You can use our app to talk to a doctor and get prescriptions without ever leaving home. Keep track of your health history with a timeline and earn rewards for staying active with a free Misfit step tracker.


Join the Oscar family, and find your perfect plan at HiOscar.com.


Now that we have made the introductions, we hope you will connect more with Oscar. 
Here are various ways to stay in touch:



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!

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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!