29 July 2009

Frank McCourt

Hands down one of my favorite authors. I enjoyed listening to his books on CD during road trips home for the holidays. His accent and cadence made his stories eve more interesting.

The last of his books I read recently was 'Tis. He wrote too many great books to pick one favorite. Although his childhood was not ideal, it moulded him into a great writer.

27 July 2009

Need New Wallpaper?

Are you ready for some new wallpaper for your computer? Well, this is the site for you! I stumbled across this cool site where there are digital wallpapers from all kinds of artists -- some are even Etsians. There is a refreshing mix of new thinking -- check it out!

25 July 2009

The Latest...

Here's a sneak peek of a few new items in my studio...coming to my shop in the next few days! ;) I've been using recycled magazines and junk mail to create a fun little package of papers. I've added to it glass beads and voila!

23 July 2009

What's in your mailbox?

I love paper and recycling. So, here's my latest little pouch made from the security envelopes that have arrived in my mail box for the past few weeks. I love the way all the different patterns look together - I had no idea there were that many security patterns or that I got so many in less than a month!

What do you recycle at home in an unusual way?

21 July 2009

Indie Goodies

I recently did a show and HAD to have this from fellow vendor Textile Fetish of Austin! I absolutely LOVE this bag!

13 July 2009

Mark Your Calendars!

November 21, 2009, 1p - 7p
Sons of Hermann Hall
3414 Elm Street, Dallas, TX 75226
Admission: Free

11 July 2009

Join the 3/50 project

So one of my newest fave blogs is feltandwire.com the blog for Mohawk Paper. I love the writing style on the site and they blog about cool things other than paper too. (I am such a paper junkie.) They ran an article at the end of last month all about the 3/50 Project. I read the article and about fell out of my chair. It is exactly what I have been saying for so long and they have the numbers and statistics to back it up. Their basic premise is to support your local economy by patronizing locally owned independent businesses. They suggest that if each of us spent $50 total a month at our 3 favorite locally owned businesses each month we could seriously boost our local economies. The majority of the money you spend flows back into the local economy through paychecks, taxes, etc. The amount drops drastically when you shop in those mega chain stores. So think it over carefully before you select the next business where you'll spend your dollars.

So, what are your three? What three locally owned independent businesses would you miss if they closed? Here are my three;
• Boba Tea
• The Argentinian Bakery
• Dunes

Do what you can to support your local area. Stop by your 3 fave local shops regularly (change up your three occasionally) and support them, tell your friends about them and watch the local economy around you bounce back. It's a win-win-win.

10 July 2009

Come on by -- it's tomorrow and Sunday!

Indie Shop Soiree
July 11 & 12
11a -4p
House of Blues Dallas Victory Park

Come see me and fellow Dallas Etsian Dowdy Studios at this event.

09 July 2009

Texas Pottery and Sculpture Guild Show

Don't miss the Sizzling Summer Sale! Fellow Dallas Etsian Jill Whitfill will be participating. Click here to see more details about this fun event!

08 July 2009

Need A Girls Night Out?

This maybe the event for you! July 11 & 12 from 11a -4p at the House of Blues Dallas Victory Park. Get all the details here. Come see me and fellow Dallas Etsian Dowdy Studios at this event. There will be drinks, chocolate, shopping and giggling. Stop by and check it out.

06 July 2009


Free shipping for the long weekend was popular -- so I am extending the offer through the end of the month! Happy Shopping! Check out this section of my shop for eligible items.

04 July 2009

Happy Fourth of July!

This long weekend, I'm offering free shipping on items in this section of my shop. Check out other Etsy Dallas folks who are participating; Tefi Designs, Cut Out and Collect, Pamela Michelle (who created this fun graphic), Artful Expression, Sadie's Things and Laura Davis Design Lab for some more fabulous deals on shipping.

Do your patriotic duty and shop -- it stimulates the economy! :)

03 July 2009

Are you Feeling the Love on Etsy?

Craftcult.com has a section called the heartomatic that can show you who has hearted your shop, specific items as well as telling you if you're featured in the Gift Guides, Front Page, and Storque.

There's another site called statsy.org where you can sign up with the Featurator to be emailed each time you appear on the front page.

This adorable red monster is from HappyMonsterTime's shop -- check it out!

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