Monday, August 25, 2008

Bazaar Bizarre at Maker Fair, Austin

Bazaar Bizarre
Austin, TX
October 18th- 19th

I have an enormous amount of upcoming shows, but I am extremely excited about Bazaar Bizarre in Austin, TX. Handmade vendors are coming in from all over the USA for this show. Wozers I have my work cut out for me before October, I've got to work on my booth set up and stock up on inventory.

Check it out!

Monday, August 18, 2008

The Show Pony Show

(Above the lovely Jessica of Funky Finds & Me)

Sunday was such an amazing day for me! The Dallas Craft Mafia presented The Show Pony Show. The day was filled with shopping from all handmade vendors including artists, designers, and makers of all kinds. There was a free Progressive craft sponsored by the Etsy Dallas Team, swing dancing preformances from ACME, pictures with the pony, and a killer raffle benefiting La Reunion and last, but certinly not least, Jason Cohen from Curiosities was our guest DJ spinning a collection of all vinyl though out the day.

I really would like to thank all of our wonderful sponsors, talented vendors, and amazing customers who all came out to the Continental Lofts to make the show happen. I am relieved to have my first show under my belt, and to honest I am looking forward to organizing next years event ;0)

Thank you Funky Finds for you wonderful re-cap on the event!

Tara to the T

Monday, August 11, 2008

Giddy-up Pony's!

No doubt you’ve heard about the handmade movement that’s sweeping the country. The New York Times recently raved about the back-to-basics shift that many communities have embraced in the article Handmade 2.0. That progressive, independent spirit is catching on fast and strong right here in Dallas and you can find it at the Show Pony Show!

Presented by the Dallas Craft Mafia, a local set of women crafters and artisans each with their own distinctive business and style, the Show Pony Show assembles some of the best in local designers and crafters presenting shoppers a unique experience. A nod to the handmade movement sweeping the country, Show Pony offers a hyper local variety of high quality goods along with raffles benifiting La Reunion, pictures with the pony from noon-2pm and an opportunity to be involved in a free “progressive craft”, building on the hands-on approach handmade is all about.

The mission of this round-up is to wake up the public from their mass produced, mall induced coma with vibrant, classy, well-made, long-lasting, locally handmade products and the who, what when and where goes a little like this: Show Pony will prance out at the historical Continental Lofts on Sunday, August 17th from 11:00am to 7:00 p.m. featuring Harrilu, Superchica, Chromosapien, Enju, Tara to the T, Brokn Doll, Texas Tarts and many, many more..

Bring the entire family for a day of community-minded fun and shopping. Giddy-up, baby!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

LA Reunion

I met with the wonderful Sara Jane this past friday. She is the executive director of LA Reunion. LA Reunion Tx is creating an arts residency in Dallas that will host artists in both new and traditional media for periods ranging from one week to one year. In exchange for live/work space, artists give back to the community through programs, exhibits, performances, and installations.

The residency will be build on a 35 acre site in my neighborhood Oak Cliff!

All proceeds from the raffle at The Show Pony Show will benefit La Reunion. So come by and check it all out!

The Show Pony Show
Sunday, August 17th, 2008
11:00am - 7:00pm
Continental Lofts
3311 Elm St. Dallas, TX 75226