Sunday, May 29, 2011

Father's Day Gift Roundup

Dads can be hard to shop for. They buy everything they want and already have everything they need. They work hard and play hard and don't ask for much from us but a little love and appreciation. If you're struggling with what to get the rad Dad in your life this Father's Day look no further than your local Etsy Austin team!

Our members make and create one-of-a-kind items for EVERY sort of Dad. From coffee-lovers to gardeners, from cowboys to mustache-aficionados to home chefs... and more!

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Stainless Steel Small Hanging Flower Pot by Hammer it Out

Mustache Zipper Pouch by Gora Handmade

Cup o Joe Print by NessaDee

Hollow Book Flask Safe ''Home Appliance Servicing'' by PommesFrites

Father's Day Card // Scrabble Message by CrabAppleDesign

Austin is Awesome- Men's Organic Cotton Tee by PairedHearts

Western Cowboy Embroidered Art by Lo and Behold

Set of two Squid Linends Tea Towels by Squid Ink Kollective

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Renegade Craft Fair

The 2nd Annual Renegade Craft Fair in Austin will be May 21st- 22nd from 11:00 am – 7:00 pm at the Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Rd. Austin, TX 78704. If you are not familiar with Renegade Handmade they are a brick and mortar store that host handmade events all around the country. Since the Etsy Austin team has such an amazing array of artists you will get to see a bunch of them there.

Baby Bolt will be at the show with one-of-a-kind or limited-run clothing and accessories for the little ones.

The team of Robo Roku creates unique art, apparel, accessories from original images they create.

Craft Chi makes bags, aprons and belts out of fabric that she has printed original images on.

Merrit Gade Fine Handmades will knock your socks off with her Tiaras and jewelry that she creates with wire and gems.

Squid Ink Collective screen prints original images on shirts and home goods. As they say print and destroy.

Pommes Frites makes housewares and accessories using eco-friendly and sustainable materials.

2nd Annual Renegade Craft Fair in Austin

This is a show not to be missed! Many EtsyAustin team members will be participating as will tons of talented artists from around the country. This indie-craft marketplace is free to attend and will be full of clothing, jewelry, baby & kid goodies, home & garden items, delicious edibles, bath products, and so much more. Read about the event as well as special activities like crafty demos and photo booths with props at the Renegade site.

We hope to see you there!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Violet Crown Festival

The Violet Crown Festival is this Saturday May 7th from 11:00 am- 6:00 pm at 6701Burnett Road Austin, Texas. This is the day before Mother's Day and will be a great chance to grab something great for to treat your mom on her special day.

Tina Lewis creates gorgeous pottery that will brighten your home.

Amelia Beth will have you covered with scrabble tile jewelry.

Blue Bamboo creates accessories out of duct tape. Look at this clutch.