Thursday, December 19, 2013

Etsy Houston Holiday Bash this Sunday December 22nd!

Please join us at the first ever Holiday Craft Sale and party at Westheimer & Dunlavy to benefit the Houston Etsy street team. We'll have free craft beer tastings and loads of art and design objects for sale that will make perfect holiday gifts. The Reverberation DJs are going to play some vintage vinyl classics so come have some fun on the last Sunday before Christmas!

When: Sunday December 22nd 12pm-6pm
Where: Pavement Clothing (at Westheimer & Dunlavy)
How Much: Free! Raffle tickets are $5 and you can win awesome prizes.
Vendors include: Jessica Grundy, The Barking Bunny, Kelly Kielsmeier, The Boy & Her, Tiny Deer Studio, Tim & Ben, Forgotten Arts Clothing, Pop Shop Houston and more!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Ditch the lines and ditch the malls on Black Friday

Join members of Etsy Houston @Pop Shop Houston November 29th and 30th 

Silver Street Studios
2000 Edwards Houston 77007
12pm to 8pm 

Free or $15 VIP

Free Fat Tony performance 6pm Nov 30th
Take a workshop with Houston Makerspace
See a puppet show by Bootown
Have some fun crafting
Shop for handmade & vintage goods for the holidays!

Click here for more info:

Monday, November 4, 2013

Whole Foods Sugarland + Etsy Houston Craft Party November 20th 5-7pm

The Etsy Houston Street Team has partnered with Whole Foods Sugarland to throw a crafting party! We'll have free holiday make and takes and small bites too.
WHEN: November 20th 5-7pm
WHERE: Whole Foods Sugarland
WHO: Everyone! All projects are suitable for kids and adults.


Thursday, October 24, 2013

The First Annual Etsy Houston Holiday Bash!

Join us at the first annual Etsy Houston Holiday Bash hosted by Pavement Clothing and Leopard Lounge Vintage. December 8th from noon to six pm 1657 Westheimer St. Houston TX 77006 We'll have free DIY workshops to make your holidays hip and free beer tasting by local craft brewers Buffalo Bayou Brew Company. 

Interested in vending? You must be a Etsy Houston member! Join the group here: and then fill out the normal Pop Shop Houston application here-

Friday, September 27, 2013

From Art Star to Hunter Gatherer: How Teresa O'Connor has helped shape Houston craft

Houston craft would be quite different without Teresa O’Connor. This sculptor turned boutique owner helped pioneer the indie craft culture of Houston with a pop up shop called Art Star founded in 2004. Art Star was located inside of art galleries, bars, and later Retropolis in the Heights. I asked Teresa some questions about her history of being a maker.

Read the rest of the article here on Pop Shop Houston news.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Etsy Team Fellowships applications due October 1st

Here is a link to the information and application.

Top 5 Things We Learned at the Etsy Houston meeting Sept. 19th

1. is a great resource for events and markets

2. Etsy has an option to "shop locally" on the left side bar. This shop locally feature is widely used in Texas. Sellers should make sure that their location is in their shop information.

3. Specific tags like "Nintendo" and "Zelda" or "horse show ribbon" and "vintage ribbon" often work better than more popular broader tags like "handmade" or "DIY".

4. Think of your product titles as tags.

5. Treasuries are a great way to promote groups of people or groups of shops all at once (like all the Etsy Houston members for example). This is something that you can post to your facebook and blog as well to cross-promote.

Here is the treasury we made yesterday! We will continue to do this for our Etsy Houston colleagues once a month or so. Hope to see you at the next meeting in January.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Etsy Houston Street Team Meeting September 19th from 6-9 pm at Platform Houston

Topic: Shop Critique and how to take better photos, write better descriptions, and more

Bring your own: snacks, drinks, cocktails

Platform Houston is a co-working space located in Rice Village. The meeting will be free flowing from 6-9pm. Feel free to come early or stay late!

Austin Craft Riot Summer Show Recap

The Austin Craft Riot Summer Show was a huge success.  The music was great, there was lots of cool stuff to browse, and I even got to make mustache necklaces with kiddos! 

Austin Craft Riot is the equivalent to the Houston Etsy Street Team. The group is organized by Jinny of the Lip Glosserie and Casey of Fartsy Arts. This was the groups second annual show and we can't wait to see how their show grows next year! Here are some of the highlights from top to bottom Beta Wife, Chet Art, Old Factory Soap Co., Nothing but a Pigeon, & Earthenlights.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Austin Craft Riot this weekend!

If you are in the Austin area this weekend, head over to the Austin Music Hall for ACR's summer show! There will be chair massages, diy mustaches, and many of your dear friends representing H Town. For more information visit Austin Craft Riot's website.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Etsy Houston Craft Party Wrap Up!

Thanks so much to everyone that came to the Etsy Houston Craft Party at the Tinderbox on June 20th! We made an array of items for the Women's Home, a shelter that offers counseling and treatment programs. In total we handcrafted and donated: 39 sachets, 36 bars of soap, 28 hair clips, 14 pillow cases, 13 headbands, 10 body scrubs, 5 pairs of earrings, 4 hand drawn note cards, 4 hand poured candles, 2 necklaces, and 2 journals. We also got to network, shop talk, and get to know our fellow artist and craft colleagues as well as sip a little wine. All the donations will be brought to the Women's Home for the ladies in residence on Monday June 24th.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Austin Craft Riot August show information

This was sent to Etsy Houston from Austin Craft Riot:

 We wanted to let you and the Houston team know that we will be hosting a two day show in August. You can see the details and application at If you have any questions at all please let us know. Have a great day!
Austin Craft Riot

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Annual Etsy Craft Party June 20th 6-9pm at The Tinderbox

Get ready to craft with you friends! The annual Etsy Craft Party will take place June 20th from 6-9 at The Tinderbox. Come anytime within those hours and please bring crafting supplies (we have a list on the Eventbrite page), snacks, or drinks. Please RSVP if you plan on joining us.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Pop Shop Houston: Indie Craft Fair, Art, and Music Festival

It's coming up so soon! May 11th and 12th are right around the corner.

We hope to see you there!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Say goodbye to Sunshine and Hello to Twinkle Lights!

After April 21st from noon to six, The Folk Market is going to change to a night program to beat the summer heat.  Come say goodbye to gorgeous weather by hula hooping, eating an ice cream by Fat Cat Creamery, and listening to some awesome records. This month we have another round of great giveaways to the first few people that attend.  We can't wait to see you there!

How to Raise Funds for Art & Science Projects

TXRX founder & Houston Mini Maker Faire founder Jacob Shiach is hosting a workshop Wednesday on how to raise funds via kickstarter and similar programs. It's $10 or pay what you can.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Pretty Little Things and Hello Lucky Craftacular April 13th!

The Heights is going to be a blast next Saturday with two indie craft, vintage, and design events! They are right down the street from each other so check out both.

Pretty Little Things: 10am to 4pm at Onion Creek!

April Craftacular: noon to 4pm at Hello Lucky

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Applications to the Houston Etsy Team

If you have applied to the Houston Etsy Team, please excuse our delay in response. We are currently changing hands and lots of exciting things planned for the future. Brittany Bly is the new team leader and will get back to you as soon as she can. In the meantime, join the Etsy facebook group here

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Houston Craft Calendar

Wanna know the skinny on Craft, Design, and other awesome events in Houston? Check this out!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Folk Market at AvantGarden March 17th!

Don't miss the very special Folk Market at AvantGarden on Sunday March 17th. Bravado Spice Company is cooking up a special cocktail and food menu, the Houston Mini Maker Faire will have activities and engineering projects for guests to get the hands into, and Chloe Sunshine from NYC will be performing live. 

The Folk Market at AvantGarden is a European style market of indie craft, art and design from noon to 6pm. A ridiculous amount of giveaways to the first and last few in attendance will happen at the event. Here is the total list of giveaways: a tree free journal from 1+2=Love, a leather cuff by Barking Bunny, 4 8x10 wood prints by Jessica Grundy, 4 8x10 prints by Chris Grundy, 4 prints and 4 pocket mirrors from Tiny Deer Studio, 4 bottles of Bravado Spice marinades, 1 pack of organic healthy dog treats by Doggiee Snack Bar, 4 goodie bags courtesy of Lisa Chow, a men's t shirt from .506, a slim leather card wallet and a heavy duty lanyard by ML Leather, and 3 pots of Minx lip color from X.

The Folk Market at AvantGarden
Every third Sunday of the Month
411 Westheimer St. 77006

Monday, March 4, 2013

Houston Etsy Meeting

The next Houston Etsy meeting will take place this Thursday March 7th at 7pm at AvantGarden (411 Westheimer Houston 77006)! See you there.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Folk Market at AvantGarden next Sunday February 17th

Join Pop Shop Houston, The Reverberation DJs and AvantGarden February 17th at The Folk Market, a monthly Indie Craft & Design Fair. This event takes place every third Sunday from 12 to 6 pm at the lovely patio bar AvantGarden. Shopping will be outdoors when the weather is gorgeous and indoors on the second floor when the weather is dreary. 

There are lots of choices for tasty treats including Pi Pizza, Melange Crepes, Juice Girl, Fat Cat Creamery and Tacos Paloma. Special afternoon cocktails like Bloody Marys and Sangria are served by AvantGarden along with non alcoholic treats like fresh lemonade and french pressed coffee. 

The artists, makers and sellers on February 17th are: Nan Edwards Collection, Tiny Deer Studio, Pop Shop Houston, Dear Cormorant, Allison Currie, Recordmoney, Olmox Design, Forgotten Arts Clothing, Mark Nasso Design, Cacao & Cardamom, Lotti, Tin Roof Soap Co., Sam Wish, 1 + 2 = Love, Santeria by Joel, and Orange is the Sun. Participating makers change every month. 

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Etsy Houston Meeting Thursday March 7 at 7pm

Our new logo created by Eric Castorena
The group is changing hands
and will have a meeting Thursday March 7 at 7pm
AvantGarden 411 Westheimer 77006
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