Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Etsy Dallas Weekend Guide: Oct 30 - 31




Dia de los Craftos

Dias de los Craftos is a festival to celebrate the Day of the Dead and Halloween the handmade way. 25 free gift bags, free face paint & trick or treating for the kids, live music, live painting, free photo booth, make & take crafts, bake sale & more!


Date: 10/31/2009

Time: 5:30-10:30

Location: El Sol Studios @ 936 S Alamo St, SA TX 78205

More info: click here

Brought to you by Alamo City Etsy



Seasons of Aggieland Bazaar

The Seasons of Aggieland Bazaar (formerly known as Craft Fair) is held every year around the holiday season. Aggie Mothers' Clubs and vendors from all over Texas participate every year selling a variety of crafts, from jewelry to Texas A&M apparel/items and more! The bazaar is on the IOWA STATE football game weekend and with over 100,000 people on campus hurry and get there early to shop!


Date: Fri & Sat, Oct. 30 & 31

Time: Fri 10-5p Sat 10:30a thru first quarter of 2:30 game

Location: Rudder Exhibition Hall, College Station, TX

Time: F 10-5p, S 10:30a – kick-off

more info: click here

Participating Etsy Dallas Members: MandiBeads & Bonnie Beads


posted by Pamela Michelle

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Etsy Dallas Weekend Guide: Oct 24-25




Huffhines Art Trails
Huffhines Art Trails features close to 200 artists and craftsmen plus live stage entertainment and plenty of fun for the kids - scavenger hunt, pumpkin decorating, and hay bale maze.

Date: Sat & Sun, Oct 24-25th
Time: 10-6, both days
Location: Huffhines Park, Richardson, TX
More info: click here
Participating Etsy Dallas Members: Bead Genie Creations & The Kessler Craftsman



Fall Bazaar
The bazaar is a great place to get started with your Christmas and holiday shopping. More thank 75 vendors will set-up throughout the building, selling handmade and commercially produced merchandise ranging from baby gifts, jewelry, aromatic candles, and home d├ęcor.

Date: Sat, Oct 24th
Time: 9-4pm
Location: First United Methodist Church, Allen, TX
Participating Etsy Dallas members: Pink Lemonade Bags
More info: click here

Posted by Pamela Michelle

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Etsy Dallas Weekend Guide: Oct 16-18



Preston Meadow Lutheran Church 6th Annual Craft Fair

Preston Meadow Lutheran Church in Plano will be having its 6th Annual Christmas Gift Fair. Be sure to stop by to participate in a huge raffle with all kinds of handmade goodies and other winnings.


Date: Fri & Sat, Oct 16 & 17

Time: 10am-5pm both days

Location: Preston Meadow Lutheran Church, Plano

Participating Etsy Dallas member: Pink Lemonade Bags

More info: click here


Edom Festival of the Arts

The quaint country community of Edom, Texas, serves as perfect contrast for the premiere art festival of East Texas. A downtown lined with shops of local artists hints that there is something unique in Edom and that is its love affair with art. Edom continues an almost forty-year history of hosting artists as many of the region’s finest artisans gather in a meadow just a stone’s throw from downtown for this annual event. A diverse array of art, live music, a free children’s art workshop and a wide assortment of food offer something for everyone.


Date: Sat & Sun, Oct 17 – 18

Time: Sat 10-6, Sun 11-4

Location: Edom, Texas (click for map)

Participating Etsy Dallas member: The Kessler Craftsman

More info: click here


Martin High School Fall Craft & Specialty Sale

The Martin Baseball Booster Club invites you to attend the 16th Annual Martin High School Fall Craft & Specialty Sale. $2.00 admission. Kids 12 & under and AISD employees admitted free!


Date: Sat & Sun, Oct 17 – 18

Time: Sat 9-5 , Sun 12 -5

Location: Martin High School, Arlington, TX

Participating Etsy Dallas member: artfull Expression

More info: click here



Malcolm's Back Alley Swap Meet

Experience this outdoor market where local artists and businesses showcase their one-of-a-kind wares every 3rd Sunday of the month.


Date: Sunday, Oct 18

Time: 12-4pm

Location: Deep Ellum

Participating Etsy Dallas member: Manhandeled

More info: click here



Mandi's Mini Beaded Ornament Class

mini beaded ornament class at Artful Bead (www.artfulbead.net) in Carrollton, the class is $30 and ornaments are provided.


Date: Sunday, Oct 18

Time: 1-3 pm

Participating Etsy Dallas member: MandiBeads

More info: click here


Posted by: Pamela Michelle


Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Etsy Dallas Weekend Guide: Oct 9-11





Urban Street Bazaar
Date
: October 10 & 11
Time: 12pm-8pm (Saturday), 12pm-4pm (Sunday)
Location: Bishop Arts District, Oak Cliff

Participating Etsy Dallas members:
Pamela Michelle, Cut Out and Collect, Dowdy Studio, Texas Tarts, artfull Expression, Mia Maria Design, Karmacrochet, MandiBeads, Three Yellow Starfish,
Wrap Couture, Superchica, f. is for frank, LolaFalk, Kessler Craftsman, One-Up Designs


Tyler Street Block Party
Date: Saturday, October 10
Time: 6-11pm
Location: Tyler & 7th in Oak Cliff

The Cube Creative and Oak Cliff Bicycle Company present the Tyler Street Block Party on October 10th. It will be a fun filled evening of music from Boom Boom Box and the Happy Bullets, DJs, a photography opening by Photopol.us, Bar-B-Q, and an art-bike show held by the Cube Creative. BikeDenton and the OCBC will hold several competitions including Track Stands, a Slow Bike Race, and more. The evening will be partially sponsored by Ben E. Keith. Be there, and be square! Art Bike Parade starts at 6pm sharp!

Participating Etsy Dallas member: Tara to the T


White Rock Local Market
Date: Saturday, October 10
Time: 8am-1pm
Location: 702 N. Buckner Blvd.

Nestled in a busy crossroads just northeast of White Rock Lake, White Rock Local Market is a new community market featuring local artisan foods, produce, meat and dairy, mixed in with a collection of art, collectibles, locally made clothes, jewelry and more.

Participating Etsy Dallas member: Silla Soup


Southern Artisans Market
Date: October 10 & 11
Time: 9am-5pm (both days)
Location: Dallas Arboretum

Get a jump on your holiday shopping at the 2nd annual Southern Artisans Market. Over 50 artisans will fill the pecan grove and delight guests with their photography, jewelry, painting, sculpture and much more! The show will take place during the annual Autumn at the Arboretum festival.

Participating Etsy Dallas member: Bead Genie Creations

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Eco•Ideas: Furoshiki


Furoshiki is a special cloth that originated in Japan that is used over and over to wrap gifts and plenty of other goodies.

These can be made out of any kind of fabric -- any fiber, solid or patterned. The most common sizes are 17.7" wide by 26.7-28.3" tall.
You can even make your own furoshiki using this tutorial and watch a video on how to wrap it up. For beginners a square shape is suggested -- it's easy to experiment with a bandana. Check out this guide to how to tie your own furoshiki.























Furoshiki means "bath spread" in Japanese. It is thought that these were originally used to bundle up clothes and personal items during the time of the public bath house. Over the years people began using the furoshiki for gift wrap, groceries, carrying books, purses,and accessories. Use of the furoshiki declined dramatically because of the popularity of plastic bags. There has been a renewed interested in furoshiki since it can help reduce our use of plastic and paper bags and reduce our impact on the earth.

posted by
Alicia

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Etsy Dallas Weekend Guide: Oct 1-4


October Market
The St. Thomas Aquinas Mothers' Association's October Market is a gift show with vendors presenting a unique and wide variety of gift items. Stop on by to see clothing from Harrilu, letterpress designs from Color Box Designs and Letterpress, fun accessories and clothing from Midnight Snack and adorable children’s clothing and accessories form Three Yellow Starfish. In addition to all of the fabulous shopping. All proceeds from the Market benefit the St. Thomas Aquinas Mothers' Association and the charities it supports. Founded in 1961, the St. Thomas Aquinas Mothers' Association (STAMA) is a Catholic organization whose purpose is to aid parents in providing a Catholic home atmosphere for pre-school children.

Date: Saturday, Oct 3rd
Time: 10am-6pm
Location: St. Thomas Aquinas in Lakewood
More info: click here




24th Annual Art & Crafts Spectacular
This Saturday, Our own very lovely Alicia Colina-Ashby, will be at the 24th Annual Art & Crafts Spectacular selling her amazing paper pouches, bags and accessories. This is an outdoor and indoor show, so be sure not to miss all the artists.

Date: Saturday,Oct 3rd
Ttime: 9am-4pm
Location: Woodhaven Presbyterian Church
Cost: FREE
More info: click here



Austin City Limits
Austin City Limits Music Festival will have awesome music, food, arts and much much more. The SoCo Art Market features art, crafts items, and cool merchandise from Austin’s creative community. Tara to the T will be there selling her handmade accessories and her new fashion line.

Date: Oct 2 - 4, 2009
Location: Zilker Park, Austin, TX
More info: click here
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