Thursday, May 21, 2009

Look What I Got!

The Etsy Dallas Spring Bash was a blast. There were so many great artist. Sadly since I had to fly solo, I was unable to do any shopping while I was there. I did however make note on all the cute things I wanted, so I could head to the computer and order them when I got back home (with earnings in hand.) I've been looking for school supplies, I start next month, and since no ordinary pencil case will do I've been searching Etsy for the perfect one. I found it, I didn't even have to look very far. Cheyenne of CutOutAndCollect had the perfect one. Cheyenne is part of the Esty Dallas team and has an aray of cute zipper pouches, perfect to use as wallets or in my case a pencil case. I love the pink octipi pouch, my favorite part of it is that when I open it there are mermaids inside. I love mermaids! She even sent me an extra little gift, a second pouch with some really cute cows. I stuck some colored pencils and post it notes in that one, and it went straight into my purse. Now when we are at a resturant and they don't have crayons or kids menus, out come the cows and the kiddos have something to do.

Check out Cheyenne's shop

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

This Weekend

Celebrate the spring season with the 1st Annual Etsy Dallas Spring Bash, a festive arts & crafts extravaganza in the heart of The Cedars neighborhood just south of Downtown at South Side on Lamar.

Date: Saturday, May 16, 2009
Time: 11am-5pm

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:
~ 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

See you at the Bash!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Mothers Day Gift- tutorial

Mother's Day is next weekend, are you ready. My parents and grandparents love homemade gifts, especially when my boys make them. Being that the kids are so young (5 & 1) it is some times hard to find projects that they can help with. This is perfect for the little ones. Hand print flowers, messy enough for kids to have fun, not so messy mom can't clean up fast.

Tshirt or canvas tote bag
Tulip brand soft fabric paint
Tulip brand paint writers
Sponge paint brush
baby wipes
card board

  1. Prepare your shirt or bag by placing card board inside so that front and back don't stick together.
  2. Paint childs hand, and place on shirt/bag. Repeat in the shape of a flower (4 or 5 hand prints).
  3. Clean child up with baby wipes.
  4. Using paint brush add a steam and leaves to your flower.
  5. Paint dot in center of hand prints.
  6. Use paint writers to personalize message. Add initials and date.