Thursday, June 28, 2012

Weekend Guide: June 29-31

Pegasus Plaza Outdoor Market 

Date: Friday, June 29th
Location: Pegasus Plaza, at the corner of Main St. and Akard, Dallas
Participating Etsy Dallas Member: Dowdy Studio

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

A Look Back at the 4th Annual Etsy Dallas Spring Bash


This year the Etsy Dallas Spring Bash took place on Cinco de Mayo
Etsy Dallas and friends celebrated with a Shop + Party + Art + Craft! 


DJ JuanSolo got the party started with his hip tunes.


These happy campers were the first in line for the coveted Bash Bags filled with handmade goodies. 


All that waiting in line really did pay off for truly devoted Etsy Dallas fans!


And then, there was the shopping...


Shoppers took in the best handmade shopping experience with top artists and designers from the local and national handmade scene.



Guests had a chance to craft it up with the Dallas Yarn Bombers and the Friends of the Dallas Public Library at the two Make and Take tables. Yes, two DIY craft tables!


This year's photo booth was extraordinary and totally unforgettable thanks to K. Witta, the Dallas Yarn Bombers, and Helmut Walker Photography.  


What better way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo than with a few knitted tacos and nachos? Si, por favor.


And how about a spin on the fabulous yarn-bombed bicycle?


Let's hear it for the Spring Bash! Viva la Handmade! 

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Weekend Guide: June 16 + 17

The Solar Powered Music Festival 

Date: Sat, June 16 
Time: Doors @ 2PM Location: Panther Island Pavillion, Fort Worth, TX 
Participating Etsy Dallas Member: Dowdy Studio

Monday, June 11, 2012

A Day for Dad's

What will you do to show your dad how much he means to you?
Super Dad Apron by Yellow Bug Boutique

I suggest  keeping it fun, healthy, handmade and local. Here are a few ideas in case you haven't decided yet.

1. Healthy
A basket or reusable shopping bag full of local produce would be a great gift for a dad who loves to cook or eat. Find your closest Farmer's Market at by simply entering your zip code.

2. Handmade and Local
Even if you don't consider yourself crafty, there's a whole local team of handmade artists that can help you find the right gift for your dad. Even if it's late, he'll still love you!  
Meet the Etsy Dallas Team here, and click to see their shops and handmade goodies. And of course, the blog has a weekly guide so you can find us all around town too.

3. From the Heart
Write your dad a sweet note anytime, to tell him how much you appreciate him. It doesn't have to be Father's Day for you to tell him how you feel!

Have a Happy Father's Day!
Posted by Alicia from La Alicia 

Friday, June 8, 2012

Weekend Guide: June 9th + 10th

Dowdy Studio Wagon @ Good 2 Go Taco 

Date: Saturday, June 9th
Time: 8am - 2pm
Location: Good 2 Go's parking lot -  1146 Peavy Rd. Dallas, TX 75218
More Info:
Participating Etsy Dallas Member: Dowdy Studio

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Big Ideas for Little Ones-Yellow and Gray

One of the hottest trends when designing nurseries for boys, girls or delivery surprises is the color combination of sunny yellow and cool, neutral gray. Etsy Dallas members present eight creative ways you can liven up a baby’s space so it is ready for sleepy, cloudy days or the bright, Texas sunshine.

Honeycomb Print Shop
Your little one will be dreaming of North Pole adventures thanks to this sweet penguin with an inspirational message we can all appreciate. Each print is hand inked, so the colors may be varied, but will all fall in the gray, marigold, black and cream families.

Scrabble letters spell out the title of George Harrison’s Beatles classic “Here Comes the Sun” on a cheerful yellow background dotted with white, and you can’t help but sing along. This original photo is printed professionally on archival paper to frame on your walls.

Available in gray or honey, these personalized monograms can celebrate your new favorite name with modern vintage style. The 8-inch hoop can be used in the baby’s room or later in your study or office.

Dowdy Studio
Whether baby slept through the night or kept you up, you can still greet your day in style with this cheerful “Hello Day” print.  Each print is carefully made by the husband and wife team at Dowdy Studio from start to finish and is digitally printed on heavy weight matte photo quality paper.

Midnight Snack
There’s nothing cheesy about the way this adds a little yellow and gray to a nursery! You and your little mouse can read books or play on the floor with this 18-inch square pillow. Its backside has a funky, navy blue, khaki and green circle and square pattern as well.

Dowdy Studio
“Yeeeee haw!” This pen and ink illustration is the perfect addition to a room for a young Texan. The whimsical design with fine details like a bandana print and lines in the kitty’s straw hat is printed digitally on heavy weight matte photo quality paper.

Butter Design Lab
While you’re falling in love with the new bundle of joy rocking in your arms, your back will appreciate the soft support of this 18” x 18” screen-printed pillow. Metallic gold letters in gray suiting on one side – cool plaid on the other.

This print packs a punch with bold gold and black, along with red and white accents. Your little one will enjoy counting the circles and numbers with you down the road, too.

Local Honey
Your new main squeeze will have you feeling like you’re living on cloud nine – so why not throw in a pillow to shout it out? Toss this 12” x 16” bit of handcrafted fluff on your rocking chair so you always remember this feeling. The back is made of collected fabric scraps, so you can make a special request to match the rest of your nursery.

Posted by Meredith from Meredesigns

Friday, June 1, 2012

Weekend Guide: June 1 - 3

KXT Summer Cut 

Date: Friday, June 1st 
Time: Doors open @ 4pm 
Location: Gexa Energy Pavillion, Dallas
More Info: 
Participating Etsy Dallas Member: Dowdy Studio
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