Monday, June 20, 2011

Supplies Me! Art + Craft Sale 2011

Shop art and craft supplies from Dallas’ craftiest! Etsy Dallas announces Supplies Me! Art + Craft Supply Sale on Saturday, June 25, 11 am–2 pm in the Blue Room at South Side on Lamar in Dallas. This is an exclusive opportunity to buy art and craft supplies directly from the members of Etsy Dallas (

Crafty members of Etsy Dallas will be offering their coveted supplies for sale to the public, including: fabric, beads, buttons, scrapbooking supplies, and loads of other crafty odds and ends. This is your chance to stock up on unique finds to help you express your artistic side. While there will be plenty of inspiration available, there will be no finished goods at this event. Participating members include: ChildsPLAYdesign, DCimaginations, Haute Hardware, La Alicia, Loop and Lil, maggie may I, Modest Ambition, silla soup, and tefi.

Proceeds from sales at the Etsy Dallas team table and extra supplies will be donated to Captain Hope’s Kids, a nonprofit organization that provides clothing, diapers, and other childcare supplies for homeless children all across North Texas. Through their programs, events, and partnerships, they help meet the needs of our community’s homeless children (
Free to attend, free parking.

What: Supplies Me! Art + Craft Supply Sale
Who: Etsy Dallas
Where: Blue Room, South Side on Lamar, 1409 South Lamar, Dallas, TX 75215
When: Saturday, June 25, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.

More blogs about this event here: The Goods, The Charity

Monday, June 13, 2011

Lena's Green Dress

I made my first (completed) attempt at a dress for Lena. It is a real dress complete with a lined bodice and proper hem, but it doesn't exactly work. The fabric is too stiff and coarse to drape right, but it was fun to make and I love the color and pattern on the fabric. Next time I'll choose a thinner fabric. Meanwhile, this dress is great for absorbing drool and does actually fit.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

2011 Etsy Craft Party

Etsy Dallas and Oil & Cotton present
2011 Etsy Craft Party
Celebrate the Craftiness in Your Community

Etsy Dallas and Oil & Cotton present “2011 Etsy Craft Party,” 7-9 p.m., Fri., June 10, 2011 at Oil & Cotton, 837 W. 7th Street, Dallas, Texas 75208. Come celebrate the craftiness in your community as we mark the sixth birthday of Etsy, Inc., a Brooklyn-based global online marketplace and community for the handmade, with the second annual local craft party. This event is free, for all ages; open to the public.

The “2011 Etsy Craft Party” will include “craftivities” from Oil & Cotton including landscape necklaces, leather cuffs, and paper teepees, a community collage, spinning demonstrations by local artists, a community weaving project, an Etsy Dallas photo booth, handmade deserts from Etsy Dallas members, drinks, raffle prizes, and a screening of the documentary “Handmade Nation: The Rise of DIY, Art, Craft and Design.” We’ll also be raising money for scholarships for kids in the Oak Cliff neighborhood to attend art classes or camps at Oil & Cotton.

Come meet local artists and experience the handmade scene in Dallas.

Etsy Dallas and Oil & Cotton present
2011 Etsy Craft Party
7-9 pm, Fri., June 10, 2011
Oil & Cotton, 837 W. 7th Street, Dallas, Texas 75208
Free, all ages, open to the public
Etsy, Inc., based in Brooklyn, NY, is an online marketplace for handmade goods, supplies, and vintage wares. This is the second year that Etsy has called for a global craft party to be organized independently in each city to celebrate their birthday. “Last year, over 5,000 people participated in over 500 meetups from Dallas to Romania, and this year our goal is for over 15,000 people to share in the spirit of Craft Party,” said Julie Schneider, a member of the Community Team at Etsy Labs, Brooklyn. “We envision Craft Party to be a celebration of the wide array of making and an expression of the diversity in your local community.” To find out more about the global impact of the “2011 Etsy Craft Party” visit

Etsy Dallas, the original Dallas team and the first city team in Texas, is a cooperative, all-volunteer group of artists, crafters and designers living and working in Dallas who sell their work on The team boasts talent from a range of mediums and crafts, and is independently run by its members. “Etsy Dallas" and the "Handmade Bash" are independently located in Dallas TX and are not affiliated with Etsy, Inc. For more information visit

Oil & Cotton opened in September 2010. Blending an appreciation of the past with current multidisciplinary art practices, our students are invited to engage in the expressive languages of both music and visual art. Our hands-on classes are taught by professionals with knowledge of traditional and contemporary practice. We provide creative space for education, exhibition, performance and exchange between the public and the art community. For more information visit