Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Saturday, November 21st, 1-7pm
These days, buying locally handmade goods is the new cool, and the Jingle Bash is here to make sure you stay cool all season long.
Make your way to the Sons of Hermann Hall on November 21, and shop from over 50 hand-picked artists, designers and crafters selling their modern handmade goods.
On hand will be recycled vintage jewelry (Sadie's Things), vintage-inspired décor (Laura Davis Design Lab), screenprinted tees (Harrilu and Dowdy Studio), modern handbags (Banana Showcase and Cut Out and Collect), vinyl record jewelry (Texas Tarts), hip crocheted winter-wear (KarmaCrochet), felted necklaces (Tefi Designs), and soap in the shape of dentures (Soapopotamos). (No, I'm not joking.)
When you’re done shopping, belly up to the bar for a beer, great home cooked food, and a game of pool. Or grab your brewski and head back out for a second round of shopping.
Artist booths will fill the Hall upstairs in the ballroom and downstairs in the bowling alley and board room. Enjoy live music and DJ tunes throughout the Hall to keep you rockin’ and shoppin’ all day long.
Cross everyone off your gift list this year at the 2nd Annual Jingle Bash and make it a handmade holiday!
When: Saturday, November 21stTime: 1pm-7pm
Where: Sons of Hermann Hall, 3414 Elm St.
Parking: lot and street/meter
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Holy cow holy cow!! Our Bash shows were just voted as Dallas' "Best One-Stop Shop" in the coveted and uber popular Dallas Observer's Best Of annual issue. It's on stands today!!This is a huge. mega. deal. Here's the write-up:
Sure etsy.com—the online boutique community for crafters, jewelry designers, knitters, tailors, bookbinders, vintage sellers and collectors of everything—is a surefire way to kill an afternoon and build up a wish list, but an Etsy Dallas event is even better. Prices are great, the craftsmanship is fantastic, it feels good to support local crafters and you'll still cover everyone on any gift list you might have for the next two years. But the downside is you'll also empty your bank account with little to no effort without some preventive measures. We have a friend keep us from purchasing on the first lap through the show. We spend only cash (even if a booth takes cards). And we buy no more than we can carry on our own person. It's hard, but, well, you gotta leave something for the rest of the shoppers to look at. On the other hand, screw everyone else, retail therapy rocks! The Etsy Dallas Jingle Bash takes place November 21 at Sons of Hermann Hall. Sharp elbows stimulate the economy, people. In case you're wondering, What the heck is the Bash?, let me fill you in. The Bash is the premier arts and crafts event in Dallas that we started back in 2008. The Bash is put on by Tefi Designs and Pamela Michelle, with support from the Etsy Dallas leadership team: Larry, Carrie, Cheyne, Alicia, Mandi, Dylan, and Randi.This year's 2nd Annual Jingle Bash will take place at the historic (and somewhat David-Lynchian) Sons of Hermann Hall, November 21st (that's a Saturday) from 1am-7pm. More deets here.
reposted from Tefi Designs' blog
Saturday, August 29, 2009
ANYWAY, all this to say I have not been able to create much :(
However, here are the latest designs. I hope to have more up in the shop later this weekend.
A Brass Bow...
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Monday, August 3, 2009
Tonight is LaAlicia's night! Alicia Colina-Ashby is the artist behind the many creative endeavors of LaAlicia, her Etsy shop. Her items are very ECO CONSCIOUS, which is a cause near and dear to my own heart...(and jewelry designs). SO, her current amazing talent is paper based. And I mean Talent...look at this!
It's a clutch purse from folded papers from maps!! How much time does that take Alicia? Wow.
And this whimsical clock would add lightness and happy to any room in your house or office...
Come see her and the other Etsy Dallas members I have profiled (in previous posts) at the November 21 JINGLE BASH! Dallas, Texas baby!
Sunday, August 2, 2009
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
And any of the prints of her original art would be a great addition to your home...
Hey, she's also currently having a SALE on her art necklaces!!! What are you waiting for...go get one!
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
and below, the Matryoshka Doll Zip Pouch
Monday, July 27, 2009
I'll start off spotlighting some of my fellow Etsy Dallas artists, then off we go from there! And there are sooooo many awesome artists/crafters/whatever-ers on Etsy!!!
Hmmm, whom shall be FIRST?! Ok, Stephanie, you're IT!
Tefi Designs , Stephanie, is the founder of Etsy Dallas, and a large part of how wonderful it is today. She's an animal activist, and a new mom too! She also makes some kick-a jewelry. Here's one of my favs...
Next up, Cheyne, of CutOutAndCollect...
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
Question: why do early-risers seem to get less grief than night-owls? I mean, if we are both awake the same number of hours, and get the same amount of work done, what difference does it make if you wake up early or late? Or go to bed early or late?
Night owls get a bad rap, I tell ya! It's discrimination!!!
Now when my kids are in school I have a much, well, a little, different schedule. My younger son has to be at football practice at 6:30 am!
Ok, enough babbling. Off to go drink some warm milk, or take an oxycodone hit. Would that work? Anyone with experience with Ambien etc. please comment here!
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Date: Saturday, May 16, 2009
Location: 1409 South Lamar, Dallas 75215
Located at the historic South Side lofts, site of the old Sears, Roebuck & Co.'s Catalog Merchandise Center, the Spring Bash will feature:
~ Over 50 artists, designers, and crafters selling their handmade wares. Full vendor list here: http://www.bashvendors.blogspot.com/
~ Music by local DJ John Durbin
~ Free crafts at the now-famous Etsy Dallas Make & Take booth with help from Irving Girl Scout Troop #1637~ The Vanity Stand where shoppers can dress up in an array of crazy costumes, get their photo taken and go home with a snapshot of the fun time~ Free raffle featuring handmade items donated by Etsy Dallas members~ Special guest: La Reunion, a non-profit arts program located in Oak Cliff~ Cash donations accepted benefitting Family Place, a local non-profit domestic violence shelter serving women and children in Dallas.The show will also offer free Goody Bags for the first 50 shoppers - so get there early!
There is no cost for admission or entertainment, but please bring plenty of CASH as most vendors cannot accept credit cards. There is an ATM near the main South Side entrance.
This event will be family-friendly with a hip vibe of handmade love and good times. Think of this not just as an arts & crafts show, but as a party! For more info visit http://www.etsydallas.com/.
Monday, April 27, 2009
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Monday, March 9, 2009
My latest creative endeavor (jewelry-wise) is using old blingy jewelry pieces, vintage earrings, brooches and the like, and recycling them into gorgeous NEW pieces, esp. statement necklaces, and statement cocktail rings. And I am especially fond of pieces with rhinestones!
I used one of a pair of old earrings to make this piece.
THEN, I came across this piece in a magazine, which was apparently in an episode of the TV show Lipstick Jungle!
I swear I never saw it before I made my piece. Not bad I think! Go to my shop and check it out, and more like this.
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Monday, March 2, 2009
It's kid and pet-friendly too!! Come to downtown Ft. Worth, the Will Rogers Memorial Center, Saturday, April 25, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.