Monday, November 7, 2011

Austin Craft Riot

If you are in the Austin area this weekend, you should definitely come out and support our sister organization, Austin Craft Riot :)

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

giveaway winner :)

CONGRATS taryn!! Make sure to contact us with your shipping information :)

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Craft Party Materials

 There is yummy food to be had, and fun stations for craftiness!

Station ONE
Pom Pom  Monsters!!
-Googly eyes
 *materials will be sold for $1*
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Station TWO
Tissue Paper Pom Poms
-Tissue Paper
17″ x 30″ for Medium Pom-Poms
20″ x 30″ for large Pom-Poms
8-11 Sheets per Pom-Pom Ball
(the more sheets, the fuller the ball)
-24 gauge floral or craft wire
-Monofilament or string for hanging
*materials will be available*
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Station THREE
Handmade Earrings :)
will be sold for $2 

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Please stop by and make a craft or two, or just mingle with the Etsy Houston crown and friends.
Bring as many friends as you like.

p.s. don't forget to enter the giveaway before Sunday :)

Saturday, June 4, 2011

giveaway #2!

okay so this tradition hasn't exactly gone as planned!

our next giveaway is brought to you by grrfeisty :)
You get a feisty little coin pouch, aaaand
a Professor Fancy Fox keychain :)

This giveaway is only open to U.S. residents - sorry!
but you don't have to be an Etsy Houston member.
 The only thing you need to do is leave a comment :)
[make sure to include your email address!]

EXTRA entries!
1. TWEET about our giveaway and make sure you mention "@etsyhouston"
2. Follow etsyhouston on twitter
3. blog the giveaway
4. Mention the giveaway on Facebook.
6. Follow the Etsy Houston Blog.
Be sure to leave a comment for each extra entry :)

Entries will be accepted until Sunday, June 12th, at 11:59pm.

p.s. stay tuned for craft party updates!

Sunday, May 29, 2011


Last year, Etsy Houston threw one of the biggest craft parties in the nation! :)

Join us this year, on June 10th, for our 2nd annual Etsy Craft Party!
This year you can find us at Kitchen Incubator in downtown Houston at 7pm.

^click to get to the meetup site!^

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Austin Bound!

There is a handful of Houston folk heading out to Renegade Handmade this weekend.
It'd be swell if you could join us ;)

Monday, April 25, 2011

Renegade Handmade in AUSTIN

If you aren't planning on attending Renegade Handmade in Austin, TX this year, might I suggest you change your mind? :)
I was in attendance last year and had an absolute blast! Along with meeting some bloggers I follow, I bought so many gifts for my friends&family [and of course...myself!].

This year, there will be FOUR Etsy Houston members in attendance!

 emilee rose designs and bbags [Renegade veteran!] will be sharing a booth.

 Reigruchestudio and grrfeisty [me!] will also be sharing a booth.

May 21st&22nd

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

winner winner morning star chik'n dinner

congrats to taryn!
using we determined a winner from our latest giveaway.

thanks to gamiworks for donating -
stay tuned for our next one!! :D

Monday, March 7, 2011

etsy houston giveaway by gamiworks!

etsy houston is proud to announce the start of a slew of monthly giveaways!
kicking off our new tradition is erin of gamiworks :)
Erin is offering your choice of Zen Pendant of choice with personalized engraving.

This giveaway is only open to U.S. residents - sorry!
1. Follow the Etsy Houston Blog
2. Leave a comment stating your favorite Zen Pendent

EXTRA entries!
1. TWEET about our giveaway and make sure you mention "@etsyhouston"
2. Follow etsyhouston on twitter
3. blog the giveaway
4. Mention the giveaway on Facebook.
Be sure to leave a comment for each extra entry :)

Entries will be accepted until Sunday, March 13th, at 11:59pm.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

new blog look ;)

thanks to emily hall's fabulous logo skillzzz, i was able to revamp the blog. woohoo! check us out!
AND her awesome design made it on to our biz cards as well :D
now go give emily a virtual pat on the back :D

Sunday, January 23, 2011


Saturday night's event was so much fun!
starting from the back left: andria, emily, valerie, sally.
front row: alejandra, roxy

Can you spot the etsy houston logo? ;)

Sally's valentine's garlands were such a hit!
And Cindy stopped by to help as well. :)

Andria, Emily, and I manned the bar area 
[with a LOT of help from a couple of very kind Lawndale Art Center Employees!]
If you came by for a beer you probably met us ;)

Handmade Nation was such an inspirational documentary! I'm not gonna lie - it was my first time watching it. The film was amazingly informative as well as hilarious :)

I think there were about 200 people...I know the chairs filled up and there were loads of folks standing around watching. The wall on the right of the photo below was completely lined with people once the documentary started.

Thanks to everyone that stopped by. I really hope we have more opportunities to volunteer at events like this :)
Find out about more events hosted by the Houston Center of Contemporary Craft
as well as the Lawndale Art Center.


Monday, January 17, 2011

kickin' off 2011!

In case you missed the previous post, a bunch of us from Etsy Houston will be volunteering at an amazing [and FREE!] event located at the Lawndale Art Center and hosted by the
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft.

Please join us Saturday, January 22nd, at 6pm at the Lawndale Art Center for some free St. Arnold's, our super awesome Valentine's Day garland DIY by Sally,
and a Handmade Nation book sale!

At 7pm the movie will play [about 1 hour] followered by a gallery talk by Jenine Bressner, an artist featured in Handmade Nation.

Please repost and share information about this event. We'd absolutely love to see your lovely faces there! :)