Thursday, March 26, 2009

Etsy Dallas Weekend Guide

This is the week to party it up in Dallas! Get your artsy crafty shopping on all over the place at these fine events happening in your area.

The Girl Show - Arlington, TX
F6 Gallery is opening it's doors March 28th for the Girl Show, an exclusive all female
artist show. Come and see our very own Etsy Dallas member, Cut Out & Collect, with her handmade handbags, wallets, and pillows. This is a designer you don't want to miss.

Date: March 28th
Time: 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Location: South of 1-30 on Division St, Arlington, TX

Allen Early Childhood PTA Garage Sale and Vendor Show - Allen, TX
Etsy Dallas member Pink Lemonade Boutique Bags cordially invites you to the Allen Early Childhood PTA Garage Sale and Vendor Show Saturday, March 28th.

Date: March 28th
Time: 8am-2pm
Location: Lowery Freshman Center, Allen, TX (at the corner of Greenville and Jupiter)

Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas - Dallas, TX
CADD Art Lab will be open late this Saturday to coincide with the photography exhibition openings around town. CADD is currently showing the exhibition "Flash: Photography from Dallas Galleries".

Date: March 28th
Time: 11am - 8pm
Location: 1608 C Main St. Dallas, TX
Tele: 214.741.1075

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Member Spotlight: Om Clay Artist

Jill Whitfill creates and sells gorgeous Asian influenced pottery on Etsy under the business name, Om Clay Artist. Her experiences as a hospice nurse have made her keenly aware of the delicate nature of life. As a result, Jill strives to make every moment count. Art allows her to be connected with the Earth and to herself in a wonderful and peaceful way.

Jill has always enjoyed all aspects of art. As a child, she fondly remember art classes in school, and creating own homespun creations only appreciated by my family. As an adult she studied Asian art forms and admired the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright and Greene and Greene. She finds beauty and grace in the minimalist design and use of natural colors in these works. On vacation to New Mexico about 7 years ago she had the great fortune to meet Betsy Williams who is a renowned potter. Jill fell in love with her work and story; Betsy left a comfortable job to live in Japan for 5 years to study under a great pottery master. What courage! Jill was inspired by Betsy to see art more deeply, and possibly professional pursuit from woodworking and woodturning.

When a shoulder injury forced Jill to give up working with wood, she was inspired by Betty's influence and set out on a new journey. She enrolled at a local community college and was hooked! She has also studied with Janet Rodriguez another wonderful potter, business woman and community leader. Along with this training she has done several workshops with well known potters.

Jill really enjoys working with clay ; she loves the quietness and meditative aspects of throwing.. It has has helped her focus and express herself through clay art.

Clay has a way of letting you know whether you’re ready for a serious workday or not, and I’ve found that a sense of humor really helps.

She enjoys being a small business owner and gets involved in the community by sharing, teaching and learning. Please check out more of her work at Rimrock View Studio.

Posted by Randi/DallasDesigningDiva

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

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

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Thursday is Last Call!

Thursday, March 19th will be your last chance to get your applications in for the Etsy Dallas Spring Bash. Be one of the many talented artists, crafters and designers selling their unique work at South Side on Lamar in Dallas on Saturday, May 16th.

For more on the Etsy Dallas Spring Bash go here.
To apply to sell your handmade goods at the Spring Bash visit here.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Find Us At the Fling!

Member Spotlight: Three Yellow Starfish

At Three Yellow Starfish, it's good to be a baby! As one of the newest members of Etsy Dallas, we are proud to spotlight Margaret Weimer's shop. She offers adorable baby and kids clothing in a variety of fabric designs and styles. In fact, she just got in some lovely new fabric designs just in time for Spring!

Don't forget to take advantage of her monthly giveaways at her blog

Visit Three Yellow Starfish in person at the upcoming 1st Annual Etsy Dallas Spring Bash on May 16th. Stay tuned for more info and visit!

photography by Misty Jones

posted by Stephanie of Tefi Designs

Friday, March 13, 2009

Support These Etsy Dallas Members!

You seriously can't beat this. This is the best place to get your independent designer goods and see some great local music. Swing by the Denton Civic Center and see the masterpieces brought to you by Pamela Michelle, Dowdy Studio, Tara to the T, Cut Out and Collect, the Texas Tarts.
Support your local crafters and designers!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Eco•Ideas: Get Organized The Green Way

The time change has happened, spring is approaching and it's a great time to give your crafting corner a green spring cleaning. Begin by thinking about how you'd like to organize your tools and supplies. In many cases you can reuse things like shoes boxes or cereal boxes and other everyday packaging to organize your work space. Reusable gift bags can come in handy for storing projects in progress. Small gift boxes are great for storing things like beads and jewelry findings while glass jars from food products can be washed out and reused to store spools of thread, buttons, sequins, etc.

As you clean up consider donating things you haven't used in the last year to a charity or trading with a fellow craftie. This is a fantastic way to redistribute the things you haven't used while letting someone else enjoy something new to them.
As the tidying continues, keep a shopping list for supplies that are getting low.

Happy Spring Cleaning!

posted by: Alicia of Alicia Colina-Ashby

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Application link is working

We had a little trouble with the application form today. Those of you who tried to access it today may have noticed. But have no fear, Team Spring Bash has worked out the kinks and the Spring Bash Application is ready for you to tackle.

Click on the "Apply Today" image on right side of the blog to go to the application or click here.

Spring Bash Applications Available until March 19th

It's here! The Spring Bash Application has finally arrived. Please read the following info carefully before applying and direct any questions to SpringBash09 [at]

You must have Adobe Reader to fill in this application. Please click here to download a free copy of Adobe Reader.

Kick off the spring season! Etsy Dallas, who first brought you the famous Beer-B-Q trunk show and the Jingle Bash in 2008, is doing it again - even bigger and better this time.

The 1st Annual Etsy Dallas Spring Bash will be held at the historic South Side on Lamar in the hip and up-and-coming Dallas neighborhood known as The Cedars on Saturday, May 16th from 11am to 5pm. The show will feature local handpicked artists and crafters, DJ tunes, Make & Take crafts, a free Etsy Dallas-sized raffle, and 50 free swag bags chock full of handmade Etsy Dallas goodies. This event is FREE to the public!

While this show will be family-friendly, the vibe will be a fun bash full of handmade love and good times. Think of it as a party - not your typical craft show!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Member Spotlight: silla soup

Sweet and Fun!

Check out one of our newest members and her creative hair pieces, brooches and other fun items. Every piece is one of a kind and put together thoughtfully. Silla Soup uses a variety of materials from: beads, embroidery floss and felt. I can't wait to see what this mother of two comes up with next.

Love b.liscious
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