Friday, September 26, 2008

Babes in Business meeting recap by Beth

Last night I attended the Babes in Business meeting at Trudy's Tex-Mex & had a blast! The Babes in Biz are a group of Austin small business owners who generally work in craft, art, or other creative fields. The Babes are organized by Anne Marie, who has her own handbag line as well as a brand new events company {which is holding a craft show in April! Bearded Ladies link below!}. All of these gals were super-friendly & we had a great time! I picked up lots of tips on thrift stores in the area (my main materials source) & enjoyed hearing about everyone's experiences. I highly recommend you join this group if you're interested in networking & meeting people in the craft & local business scene. Go to their Yahoo Group page to sign up.

The Babes I met:
1) Anne Marie Beard - annemarie and The Bearded Ladies Present
2) Cathie Fuentes - Sweet Wolf
3) Curlin Reed Sullivan - The Pipping Tooth
4) Heidi Schlenk - Essence Photography & Art
5) Jenifer Bryan - Lucy Blue Studio
6) Jenifer Nakatsu Arntson - JNA Designs
7) Jessica Fields Dunlap - Rose & Duke
8) Laurie Wisbrun - Scarlet Fig
9) Rachel - Average Jane Crafter
10) Wendy - Ballistic Sweater Girl

Wow! 10 Babes! Join us next time, won't you? The Babes meet on the last Thursday of each month.


  1. Yay! Sounds fun! Wish I coulda made it. Was out at Warrenton today getting set up for the show!



  2. Oh my gosh- I was at ACL yesterday and had to stop myself from buying one of Anne Marie's bags! I am totally in love with the yellow one on her website- will be putting that on my wish list! Sounds like you had a great time and I will definitely be attending next month!

  3. I'd love to join. Maybe in a few months since I'll be having a baby around the last week of October!

  4. Hi ladies!

    My name is Karin and have an Etsy shop, Blossom Shop. I currently live in Scottsdale, AZ but am considering a move to Austin at the end of 2009.
    I just wanted to say hi, introduce myself and start following your blog to get an idea of the handmade world in Austin.

    A special hi to Anne Marie. I met you at BB Austin last year. We did a trade and you have a Blossom Shop vintage green glass necklace. :)

    Thanks so much!