30 October 2009

Did someone say Boo-rito?

Yep, they did. Chipotle is having a fun FREE BOO-RITO event on Halloween from 5p-close. Just show up in a Chipotle related costume; taco, bowl, salad and they will complete your costume with a free burrito!

More than a free burrito, the people watching is guaranteed to be greatness!

29 October 2009

Knitting Superheros

It's the time of year we are all talking about Halloween costumes. Be sure to check out THESE super heroes.

Cereal Box Biz Cards!?

Yes, it's possible! How cool is that? Found on Keetsa.com (an eco-friendly and green blog search engine). You can actually have your business cards printed on cereal boxes. Check out this article to learn more.

27 October 2009

Good News for a Change!

If you are not having the best day and need a little pick me up, be sure to visit Daryn Kagan's site. This site is full of good news. Whether it's about lost animals who found their way home, people who have figured out how to help others, a person who has overcome their biggest challenges to amaze us all -- it's all good news! With all the wacky news of late...sometimes ya just need a little good news...and this is the place to find it!

26 October 2009

The Mohawk Letterpress Show

Rainy weather and flash flood watches in DFW were not enough to keep people away from the Mohawk Letterpress Show at The Apartment Wednesday night. Barbara Wardlow, who represents Mohawk Paper in Texas, brought together seven area designers for this unique boutique event...read the rest and see the work.

25 October 2009

A Book on How To Save the Earth

1001 Ways to Save Earth by Joanna Yarrow is a tiny book but overflowing with information and ways to go easier on mother earth. Even the book itself printed with vegetable based inks on sustainable paper -- excellent!

24 October 2009

Day of Climate Action Celebration!

In celebration of the International Day of Climate Action, this blog has featured some fun earth friendly products. Thanks, Galit!

Included on the blog features was my Eco Chic Itsy Bitsy Watermelon Coin Purse -- one of my current faves!

23 October 2009

Things that give me a good giggle...

I went to the virtual labs one evening and the room was apparently full when I tried to get in -- this is the message I saw. It made me giggle a little, then a lot. That furry little creature made it all ok.

What gives you a good giggle?

21 October 2009

Mark your calendar -- It's one month from today!

I hope it's already on your calendar. If it's not, get it marked. If you miss this fun event, you'll be kicking yourself all the way into next year!

Remove Shoes?

This great little sign from sashayin on etsy is the perfect thing to have by your front door.

There are many reasons to remove your shoes before going inside one's house. The main one is cleanliness. By removing your shoes at the door, you leave dirt, allergens and yuck at the door instead of tracking it all over the house. By leaving these pollutants at the door and not welcoming them in -- the rate of allergies and other yuck in the house is hugely reduced. Who doesn't want that?

Here are some translations of this simple phrase to be sure anyone who shows up at your door gets the message.

please remove your shoes
enlevez s'il vous plaît vos chaussures
por favor quite sus zapatos
entfernen Sie bitte Ihre Schuhe
por favor retire os seus sapatos
пожалуйста удалите ваши ботинки
Si prega di togliere le scarpe

19 October 2009

Does a Bear Sleep in the Woods?

Check out this fun and hilarious answer to that question!

What did you think?

17 October 2009

Simply Green Giving

As the holiday season is quickly approaching, we're all looking for inspiration. This book will help you create lovely, organic wrapping, gift tags and gifts from ordinary materials. Check out any of Danny Seo's books for inspiration. This one is particularly good for gift giving. Check it out to have a happier, greener holiday season.

15 October 2009

What are Vskips?


VSkips were created to lessen what is sent to the landfills. It encourages people to post the stuff they have that they no longer need so others can find them and the stuff and give them a new purpose. Cool idea, huh?

This program is in the UK but here in the States you can posted usable unwanted items on Craig's List and other similar sites.

13 October 2009

Peace Cranes

I recently made a bunch of origami peace cranes as promos for the Alamo City Etsy Show on Halloween and got them in the mail. I'm sure it will be a really fun event. If you're in the San Antonio area on Halloween, stop by and check it out.

Origami fascinates me. You can make your own cranes. This site has a video as well as a step by step tutorial. Happy Folding!

11 October 2009

Last Day!

Today is the last day for the Urban Street Bazaar. Be sure to stop by and check it out today. There are eighty some odd vendors there and many are members of Etsy Dallas. There's some great talent out there today. This is a great time to get some early holiday shopping done.

golden tampon?

I came across this while wandering the web. It was just too funny not to share. To read more about this, check out this post.

07 October 2009

MOre Vintage Buttons

Still on a vintage button tear! Check these out from knotjustbuttons.

05 October 2009

A Weakness...

Ok, confession time! I have a weakness for vintage buttons. Here are some I found in the TexasBeads shop on Etsy. I even like the packaging.

03 October 2009

It's Today!!

The Twenty-Fourth Annual Arts and Crafts Spectacular
is today at the Woodhaven Presbyterian Church, 3650 North O'Connor Road, Irving, TX. The event is form 9a-4p. Come by and check it out!


01 October 2009

From the etsydallas.com Blog

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 Etsy Dallas blog

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