Monday, April 28, 2014

Watch: Spring Bash recap video

We want to send big fuzzy thank you hearts to everyone who made the 2014 Spring Bash possible. Thank you to our vendors, volunteers, sponsors and shoppers. You all made Saturday magical.

Check out the awesome video Christina and Keith put together from the day. And if you missed the show, don't worry. You can browse the shops here.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Delightful Discoveries: Best Mom Ever

Show mom a little love this Mother's Day with one of the lovely handmade finds from our Spring Bash artists. Bonus: You can browse the works in person today at The Shops at Park Lane!

Got a grad you need to buy for? We have you covered there too. And why not do a little shopping for yourself while you're browsing? Come on over and say hello. 


Dots Mug by Blue Flame Studios

Purple Iolite Teardrop Ring in Silver from EstieMade

Abstract Art Print by Liz Wiley

Sweet Citrus and Lavender Pure Soy Wax Candle from The Pig and The Peacock

Turkish Fig Glycerin Soap from The Pig and The Peacock

Friday, April 25, 2014

Spring Bash Bags for the first 50 shoppers

More than a few of you know about the Bash Bags, and if you don't ... make sure you come early to find out.

We kick off the Spring Bash at 11 a.m. (officially), but some start their Bash celebration hours earlier. Why? To get one of the free Bash Bags we hand out to the first 50 attendees of course!

This super cool tote bag is filled with Etsy Dallas swag just for you. Our artisans put on their creative thinking caps and come up with some really neat stuff.  Here's a sneak peek at the goodies inside! 

We hope to see you bright and early Saturday. It's going to be a blast!

Thanks to the following artists:

Bunting – In Your Bones

Pens - Made by Rori

Buttons - Mama Said Studio

Original Art - Liz Wiley

Postcard - Blue Flame Studio

Head Scarves - Freckled Chicken

Magnets - K8Made

Hot/Cold Packs - Regal Cottage

Stickers - Etsy Inc.

Turquoise Charms - Kathleen Care Jewelry

Greeting Cards - Magnolia Tree Paperie

Mirrors and Fabric Swatches - Cykochik

Spring Bash Sponsor Spotlight: The Shops at Park Lane

We at Etsy Dallas are super pumped to return to The Shops at Park Lane for the 2014 Spring Bash! Located in the heart of midtown Dallas, The Shops at Park Lane pairs the best in shopping with distinctive dining and entertainment options, in a modern urban environment.

Find us in the Spring Bash Pavilion and on Springtime Avenue to discover the more than 40 handmade artists who will be selling their goods. It’s free fun for the whole family. There is even a playground area for the little ones.

In addition to all the handmade goodness, you will get to meet some of The Shops’ premier tenants. Gordon Biersch is our official beer provider. Bowl & Barrel will be selling food on site. And Whole Foods (the largest Whole Foods in North Dallas!) is providing some yummy samples. 

Plan to spend the day at The Shops at Park lane. Our vendors will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., but before that you can stroll through some of the flagship stores, maybe get a mani/pedi, take your kids to the playground, and find some delicious food. After the Bash, you can grab some groceries or meet a few friends and compare Bash finds at one of the five restaurants on site. (And that’s not including the food and fun to be had at Bowl & Barrel.)

Located directly across Central from North Park Center, The Shops at Park Lane is a destination for fun and great finds. Add the Spring Bash to the mix and you are guaranteed an awesome Saturday. Oh, and there’s plenty of free, on-site parking. 

Check The Shops at Park Lane for store directories and maps. We will be on site April 26, 2014.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Sponsor Spotlight: YLK

She’s an Etsy Dallas member, a self-taught photographer and a true artist. We love Yony and her work. That is why we are so honored to have YLK Photography as a sponsor for the Spring Bash coming up this Saturday, April 26, 2014.

Yony specializes in lifestyle and portrait photography. The mesmerizing pieces she creates conjure feelings both nostalgic and timeless.

Be sure to check out her shop. And you can also follow YLK Photography on Instagram and like it Facebook to see more of Yony's work. 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Sponsor Spotlight: Freckled Chicken

If you’re shopping for a little girl, prepare to fall in love with Freckled Chicken. We love Holly’s sweet handmade pieces, and we are very happy to have her as a Spring Bash sponsor.

We love the unique and whimsical clothing from Freckled Chicken. Looking for something specific? Holly offers custom pieces too. 

Holly earned a degree in fashion and spent much of her career focused on grownup clothes. Then she began making clothing for her daughter and something magical hatched. “I have to say children’s wear is a lot more fun,” she said.

Holly joined Etsy in late 2010 and said she immediately recognized its importance. “Etsy has definitely been a game-changer for many artisans,” Holly said. She is looking forward to another great turnout for the bash.

Stop by the Freckled Chicken booth at the Spring Bash 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on April 26, 2014.

Sponsor Spotlight: K8made

We just adore the stunning clutches from K8made, and we are so excited to have our own Kate as a sponsor of the Spring Bash. Mother’s Day is coming up and we know lots of moms who would love to rock one of these exquisite clutches.

K8made bags are sold in boutiques across the country and are especially popular for bridal parties and brides.

We caught up with Kate for a quick chat about the handmade shows…

“I believe the bash is one of the best handmade shows in the Dallas area,” Kate said. “As part of the team, I enjoy doing what I can to help make the event a success for everyone.”

Kate said the bash provides a great opportunity for local artists to interact with the community and to share their work with a much larger audience. “This can be instrumental in furthering the handmade movement and each individual artist’s business,” she said.

She is also a big supporter of independent artists. She loves to buy handmade when shopping for gifts for friends and family. “When you buy handmade, you’re guaranteed to get a unique product that was made with care and purpose,” Kate said. “When you shop at the Spring Bash, you’ll never be disappointed.”

We couldn’t agree more. Be sure to visit the K8made booth at the Spring Bash on April 26, 2014.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Sponsor Spotlight: DFWChild

Etsy Dallas is thrilled to welcome back Spring Bash sponsor DFW Child. Parents in the know are likely already familiar with the go-to magazine for families in the DFW area. DallasChild, FortWorthChild and NorthTexasChild area available online and in print. Each issue of the monthly publication focuses on a specific part of DFW and lets readers know what is going on around town.

The award-winning free magazines cover everything from prenatal through adolescence. They also publish two special print resources Thrive and DallasChildBaby. Thrive is a quarterly publication for DFW area families  living and thriving with learning differences and special needs. DallasChildBaby is a biannual publication for new and expecting parents that provides specialized resources specifically targeted to first-time parents.

You may want to check out their Contests page (*hint hint*) for a chance at some pretty fabulous prizes. And you will never again have to look for something fun to do if you read their Things To Do page.

Child(ish) is their fabulous blog. Sign up for blog newsletters and never miss out on the latest local events and news. Can't get enough? Follow them on Twitter and Facebook for even more great info.

Be sure to check out their table and pick up a copy of the magazine at the Spring Bash 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. April 26.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Delightful Discoveries: Best Gifts for Grads

Graduation season is here, and the Spring Bash is the place to find unique gifts that every graduate will love.

How about this handmade card to commemorate that glorious hat tossing moment from Happy Cactus Designs?

This inspirational letterpress art from Ma Joie is perfect for the graduate whose fire is just beginning to ignite into a career.

This Wooden Periodic Table Clock from miniFab is sure to delight the chemically inclined.

Join us at the Spring Bash on April 26th to find something your graduate will adore for years to come.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Sponsor Spotlight: Forever, Always Photography

Etsy Dallas is delighted to have Forever, Always Photography back as our official photographer for the 6th Annual Spring Bash. Megan will be on hand to snap photos in the free photo booth and will capture all of the Bashy fun of the day too. 

Megan is offering a special right now on 1 hour sessions with all photos released for $100, and her mini sessions in the bluebonnets are a steal (only $50) for a Texas spring time essential.

Megan also does event photography. She recently photographed a family event for me, and I can tell you that she is really great with kids and all those crazy relatives too! She is a real professional: prompt, polite, and so very talented! She somehow seemed to be everywhere at once, capturing all of our memorable moments at once. 

See more of Megan's beautiful work on Facebook and swing by the photo booth at the Spring Bash to meet her. 

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Sponsor Spotlight: Midnight Snack

It's snack time! Don't worry. Midnight Snack has you covered. Snuggle up with some yummy pancakes or a juicy steak

We are thrilled to have Christina as a sponsor for the Spring Bash. (We are also hungry from browsing her shop. Ice cream, anyone?) Seriously, her handmade plushes are works of art.

Christina's shop is stocked with whimsical plushes and pillows perfect for your favorite foodie. All items are handmade to order. Which is your favorite Midnight Snack

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Sponsor Spotlight: Regal Cottage

A royal adventure awaits! That's the motto of Regal Cottage. And it's a perfect fit. There's no better way to welcome baby or delight a child, than with a gift from Regina's lovely shop.

Regal Cottage’s toys are both classic and modern. From her signature plush Russian matryoshka nesting dolls and fabric rattle balls to this adventurous trio, Regina has lovingly handcrafted something perfect for your sweet little one. (She’s an expert on little ones—she has four!)

Sure, we may be slightly biased. Regina is one of our teammies, after all. But we adore those plushies. Be sure to stop by Regina's booth at the Spring Bash on April 26, 2014.

Which sweet handmade toy will you choose? Just be sure the camera is ready to capture the moment when you present your lucky little adventurer with some Regal Cottage goodness.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Volunteers wanted for a day of handmade awesomeness

Want to spend a Saturday with some of the most creative and fun people in Dallas? We would love to meet you!

Etsy Dallas is on the search for volunteers for the highly anticipated Spring Bash. Come hang out with some awesome and fun people. The Bash happens 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 26 at the Shops at Park Lane. We are looking for volunteers for the following shifts: 
  • 9 a.m. to Noon
  • Noon to 3 p.m.
  • 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Sign up to volunteer for a few hours. We would be super-excited to have you on board and make this the very best Etsy Dallas Spring Bash ever.
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