Thursday, August 27, 2009

Etsy Dallas Weekend Guide: Aug 28-30

Hooray for the weekend! Most students started school this week, which means this is the first weekend of freedom. Well students and ex-students, let's grab some friends and go have some fun this weekend!

Harrilu Trunk Show

Date: Aug 28 - 30

Time: during regular store hours

At: Exhale Dallas 500 E. Mockingbird Ln, Dallas

For more info click here

Pre-shop Harrilu here

Dustbowl Arts Market

Date: Saturday Aug 29th

Time: 10am - 6pm

At: Campus Corner (Buchanan Street) Norman, Oklahoma

For more info click here

Pre-shop: One Up Designs, Three Yellow Starfish, Dowdy Studio, Cut Out and Collect, Pamela Michelle, Artful Expression

Super Sneaky Collaboration Project at the Dustbowl

Date: Saturday Aug 29th

Time: 10am - 6pm

At: Campus Corner (Buchanan Street) Norman, Oklahoma

For more info click here

Pre-shop: Dowdy Studio, Cut Out and Collect, Pamela Michelle

Studio Four Eleven Open House

Date: Thursday, Sept 3rd

Time: 5pm - 10pm

At: Studio Four Eleven N. Tyler St. Dallas

For more info click here

Pre-shop: Tara to the T

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Etsy Dallas Weekend Guide: August 21-23

Lots of fun indie/crafty happenings going on this weekend. So many good deals on quality handmade items, your head will spin but your wallet will thank you. Don't miss out!

Style Stay-Cation Trunk Show
Come and enjoy a mini "Stay-Cation"! We're going to be serving up fun & fashion at a trunk show at Move Studio featuring hand-picked local designers. There will be great fashions for everyone-- accessories, jewelry & more. We'll also have chair massages, makeover consultations, a few treats & more. Bring your friends or come meet a few new ones!

Participating Etsy Dallas members include: Harrilu, Tara to the T, Tefi Designs, The Pig and the Peacock, and Haute Hardware

Date and Time: August 21st from 5-9pm and August 22nd from 3-7pm
Location: Move Studio, 17062 Preston Road @ Campbell, Dallas 75248
Cost: FREE
Click here for more info on the vendors at this event.

Late Nights Summer Block Party @ the DMA
The Dallas Museum of Art goes to the movies this summer and invites you to view works in its collections through a cinematic lens. Summer nights shine as the Dallas Museum of Art, Crow Collection of Asian Art, and Nasher Sculpture Center celebrate the stars of their collections.

Date: Friday, August 21
Time: 6:00 p.m. to midnight.
Cost: Admission to the DMA is $10 or less, free at the Crow Collection and Nasher Sculpture Center.
Click here for more info.

Silla Soup Trunk Show
See new styles from Silla's Fall line of handmade hair accessories.

When: Sat., 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Little Bean, 5308 Junius St. (214-370-9111).
Click here to visit Silla's Etsy shop.

Lolafalk Mini-Zip Sale
The original Lola Mini-Zip is getting a makeover! To make room for the new Zips (in stock starting 8/24), all current Mini-Zip inventory has been marked down 30 percent - and includes FREE domestic shipping. Click here to visit Lolafalk's Etsy shop.

Also check out...

Flag Books with Paper Nerds

Aug. 23
$45 in advance, $50 at the door

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Etsy Dallas Member BBQ + Silent Auction

Last month we held a silent auction in conjunction with an Etsy Dallas Member BBQ to benefit the La Reunion Art Chicas Unidas program. Dallas Etsians donated and purchased handmade items from each other to raise money for this wonderful program. We finally got everything settled and checks collected and sent to La Reunion. I'm happy to announce that we raised and donated $200. A big thanks to everyone who participated.

A special thanks to members Carrie and James of OneUpDesigns who hosted the event.

Photo above: Erin/Haute Hardware & Mr. Haute Hardware peruse the silent auction goodies Photo below: Allison Gillies/Fine Artist, Jodi/Jodi von Rotten, Susan/Sadie's Things, Stephanie/Tefi, and Mia/Mia Maria enjoying the BBQ.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Etsy Dallas Weekend Guide: Aug 14-16

Hello weekend! I cannot wait for you to get here and grace Dallas with your presence. This weekend we get to enjoy the music and arts event that is Sons Stock and go shopping for indie discounts at Make Studio.

Sons Stock - Dallas
Sons Stock is a yearly event held at the historic Sons of Hermann Hall in Deep Ellum. Yes, this is the same venue the Jingle Bash will be held at later in the year (mark those calendars, *wink). Sons Stock 2009 celebrates the 40th anniversary of Woodstock and benefits the Sons Of Hermann Columbia Lodge # 66.

The Halls will be filled with music, food, drinks and amazing art. A great event to bring the whole family to. Artists and crafters will be on site selling their goods, including the artwork of Sons of Hermann Hall members, rare records, posters, signs, tie-dye goods, woodwork, pottery, paintings, prints, jewelry and much more. LinkA couple of our Etsy Dallas artists will be showcasing and selling their handmade goods during the event. Please stop by anytime before 9 and say hello to The Kessler Craftsman (above) and The Pig and the Peacock (below)Date: Saturday, August 15th
Location: Sons of Hermann Hall, Deep Ellum, 3414 Elm St. Dallas, TX
Time: 10AM - Midnight
Web address:
Cost: FREE!!!

Make Shop & Studio: End of Summer Sale - Oak Cliff
Make is offering 10% all their entire stock this Friday and Saturday. Get down to the Bishops Art District early and shop from Etsy Dallas members Tara to the T, the Texas Tarts, Superchica, Pamela Michelle, Dowdy Studio, LolaFalk, Tigerbee and Harrilu.

Insider tip: become friends with @MakeStudio on Twitter to find out how to save an extra 5% while shopping this weekend.

Date: Friday and Saturday, August 14 - 15th
Location: Make Studio, 313 N. Bishop Ave Dallas, TX
Time: 12pm-8pm
Web address:
Save: 10%

written by: Pamela Michelle

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Eco•Ideas: Back To School

Many students here in North Texas are going back to school the last week of August. With that in mind, here are some ways to make the return to the classroom more eco-friendly and fun.

This adorable bag from Nerdbomber would be great for carrying your lunch. It's totally reusable and will save brown paper bags. Save plastic bags too. This bright colorful bag from b.licious is great for books and easy to recognize as your own. Fabric sandwich/snack bags are cute, functional and washable from BlackandWhiteAffair and Gnomeclothes. Reduce your use of plastic bags for lunch and snacks.

Ever notice how writing tools seem to disappear? They all look alike and you couldn't pick yours out of a line up? With this unique, fabulous, hand-beaded pen from mandibeads-- chances are that this pen will become a personal favorite and rarely leave your hand.

A home for all those brand new supplies is a great way to keep up with them. CutOutandCollect has beautiful little pouches in tons of fun patterns to choose from. (There is a combo to suit your personality.)

Colored Pencils? A geography class favorite. Here's a great way to get the pencils and a home for them. Check out this fun pencil wrap from thegreenlizard.

Keep those extra curricular activity schedules organized throughout the year. BrendaSWhite has some fun embellished clip boards to help you do just that.

This is a great opportunity, whether you're a student or not, to work on adding some more green habits to your daily routine. Reduce. Reuse. Recycle.

posted by Alicia

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Etsy Dallas Weekend Guide: August 6 - 9

1st Thursday – Dallas
Chill Out at Bishop Arts District! Visit any of these shops in the Bishop’s Arts District to get a ticket for a free palleta by La Original Michoacana:
Xpressions Boutique, Make, Green Pet, Hunky's, Indigo 1745, Zola's, Bishop Street Market, Cozy Cottage, THE Magazine, Decorazon Gallery, Shambhala Body Gallery, Salon on Bishop, Hattie's and Pretty In Pink.

Stop by Make Shop and Studio for the Peace Out Kimber and Summer Sale

Bring the dogs by Green Pet for a free doggy frozen yogurt treat. First come, first served.

Date: Thursday August 6th
Time: 7pm -9pm
Location: Bishop Arts District
Cost: FREE!

Cut Out & Collect: Happy Birthday Sale! - Online
Help Cheyne of Cut Out and Collect celebrate her birthday - buy YOURSELF a present!!! Free worldwide shipping on select items + free cupcake mini zipper pouch on all orders over $45.

Date: August 6th – 10th
Time: Etsy is always open

The Girl Show - Dallas
The creative sisters of Dallas will gather for a two day festival celebrating vast individual talents. Live music will be featured both days including Iris Leu, voted "Next Big Thing" by the Dallas Quick. Live visual art will be on display both days including interactive, hands-on activities. Original T-shirts and jewelry, a fashion show, body art, and live photography are just some of the other exciting things that make 'girlShow' ArtLoveMagic's BIGGEST event of the year.

Date: Friday, August 7th & Saturday August 8th
Time: 8pm - 12 am
Location: Mokah Lounge 2803 Taylor Street Dallas, Texas 75226
Cost: $10

To Be Scene - Mural Wrap Party - Dallas
Date: Saturday, August 08, 2009
Time: 4pm – 10pm
Location: Kettle Art Gallery, 2714 Elm Street Dallas, TX

Monday, August 3, 2009

Stay Cool: Lemonade & Sangria

This summer is hot, hot, hot! But here in the Lone Star State, we know how to stay cool when the thermometer pushes 100 degrees plus.

Etsy Dallas is proud to bring you two simple recipes to stay cool this summer - one for the "drinkers" and one for the kids.

Larry's Sangria
1 bottle red wine; Torres Sangre De Toro
1/4 cup orange juice
1/2 cup Triple sec
1/2 cup brandy
1 sugar
1 cup Club soda

Mix all ingredients, except club soada and orange slices. Allow to sit in refrigerator for a few hours. When ready to serve, add ice-cold club soda and ice cubes. Garnish with
orange slices. Serve cold.

Dale's Lemonade (by Alicia)
1/3-1/2 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup super fine sugar
3 cups of water

Put the sugar and water in a sauce pan over medium heat. Stir until sugar is completely dissolved. Remove from heat. Let the mixture cool. Put the lemon juice and cooled simple syrup in to a pitcher. Serve over ice.

Fun Twist: Try adding a few bruised mint leaves or a handful of fresh raspberries.

posted by Stephanie
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