Monday, December 29, 2008

This is a repost from a fellow Texas crafter Jennifer Perkins. New York Times entitled For Craft Sales, the Recession Is a Help.

I have always been one to make holiday gifts for my family and friends. Now that my business has taken off I found it hard to hand make everything myself this year so I relied on my fellow crafters and Etsy heros to help me stuff my friends and family's stockings this year.

I have to admit my favorite gift was my Marilyn Monroe painting by my very talented honey Joey Seeman. Pictures to be posted very, very soon.

Pin Show 2009

We did it again! We're in like the pin show that is. If your not familiar with this amazing event, I just want to let you know it's something you don't want to miss! Last year I was very fortunate to be a participant in the first event and this year is going to be bigger and better than before if you can believe it.

This fabulous Red Carpet event will feature 20-45 independent fashion and accessory designers showcasing over 200 looks on the runway. Beyond the runway you will witness live photoshoots on two styled sets, mingle with designers and even get the rare opportunity to purchase your favorite look right off the runway before it hits stores.

I am going above and beyond my hat designs and adding a line of apparel for 2009. It's a large step to take, but I'm so excited about my upcoming year.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas Time

If your like me you've been running late with the finalization of your holiday gifts. To be completely honest I haven't event shipped my family's gifts yet. But possible my gift will be more memorable that way...actually that just sounds like an excuse for me being late.

Obviously these PROUD recycling people in Portugal did not waist any time with their handmade holiday. They made this amazing Christmas tree out of recycled soda bottles.....Talk about going green for the holidays. My version of going green tends to be re-gifting haha!

Merry Christmas!!!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Planning for the new year?

My friends Jessica and Joe of Funky Finds are organizing a great handmade shopping event in Fort Worth. There is plenty of time to apply....but why wait? Spaces are filling up quickly and you don't want to miss out on this awesome Spring Fling.

Apply at:

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Oak Cliff and our handmade community

I like to read about my neighborhood as well as so many other Oak Cliff Dwellers.

The December Issue featured a few of my favorite interests: History of my neighborhood, Make Studio, The Urban Street Bazaar and sweetie pie Pamela Michelle! Check it out!

Friday, December 5, 2008

And once again...more fab press

I'm so excited about this weekend that I couldn't even sleep last night! If you don't already know this weekend will kick off with:

Friday: "Stand by your man" A tribute to Bonnie & Clyde
411 N. Tyler st.
Dallas, TX 75208

Saturday: Urban Street Bazaar
11:00am - 10:00pm
313 N. Bishop ave.
Dallas, TX 75208

Sunday: Deck the Halls
South Side on Lamar

Thank you so much to the following peps of featuring us. You rock my socks off and I can't wait to see you all this weekend!!!

Thank you Sarah Toler from the Dallas Examiner you ROCK!!!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Press, press...and more PRESS!

I am so excited and mildly overwhelmed by the major steps of success I have made on my Tara to the T line in the past few months. I owe many thanks to all my wonderful customers and great friends who have supported me along the way.

Please take a minute to check out my recent press.

F!D luxe spends four minutes with Mix 102.9
Thank you to Jason Sheeler for taking my feather fascinator headbands and the supper nice shout out on the radio!

Mixed Plate: Funky Finds

My Funky Friend Jessica of Funky Finds speaks about her amazing blog and shops. Read more...