Just a reminder for you local folk: this weekend, aside from Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, also features Shop Local Sunday. And you can do just that at the ATX Artisans Holiday Market. ATX Artisans is an Etsy team of **all local** artists and makers dedicated to creating handmade, quality goods. This is our 2nd annual holiday market and one of the very few all-volunteer, artist-run markets in Austin. We’ve got roughly 50 different vendors who make all sorts of different things. You can see the full list of vendors here.
This year our show is also supporting the The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. We’ll have a silent auction whose benefits all go to LLS, and we also have a donation page set up here. Your support of either one will help fund therapies and treatments and help save lives today.
The show is this coming Sunday, November 30th from 10am to 5pm at the Holiday Inn Midtown (6000 Middle Fiskville Rd). I hope you can stop by and support local artists – or at least say hi! I’ll in booth 005 right in the foyer when you come in. And if you miss the market, all vendors can be found on Etsy for online shopping all year round.
First and foremost, don’t forget you can find me this Saturday at the Rockin’ Around the Holiday Bazaar in Round Rock, TX. More details here, and you can RSVP/share the even here. I’d love to meet some of my blog readers and shop fans in person! You can print off this postcard and hand it in at the entrance to be entered for a door prize: Secondly, Annie’s Artist Lookbook did a wonderful surprise write-up on me and my shop, which you should go check out. Thanks, Annie! And last, if you haven’t already seen, holiday-themed items and stocking stuffer […]
This past weekend was the Austin Craft Riot Summer Show, otherwise known as the first major craft show that I’ve ever done. Which you probably knew because I basically talked about nothing else here on the blog for the past month. And of course I had high hopes, though I tried to temper those with realistic talk about it being my first show and that any sales are good and it’s getting my name/brand out there locally, etc. etc. And at the end of the weekend, I’d made back my booth fee and a little more – but not that […]
If you’ve been around the blog awhile, you probably already know this as I’ve been talking about it for a few weeks. But this upcoming weekend is the annual Austin Craft Riot Summer Show. It’s got over 70 local handmade artisans and food trucks and kids activities and live music and a bar. And it’s inside in the air conditioning. And, most importantly, it’s my first major craft show and you should come. My booth will be right up front by the lobby – hard to miss! Here are the details: If you are an Austinite or just in town […]
I have less than 3 weeks until my first major craft show. Can we just take a second for me to freak out? Haha. Only half kidding. I’ve met with the gal I’m sharing a booth with (hi, Rachel!) and she was both super sweet and super helpful, so for a little while I was less stressed about the whole thing. But now it’s creeping up and I’m getting all anxious again. And it’s not even like I haven’t been getting stuff done that needs to be done for it! I got my table skirt sorted this past weekend, and […]
“This show” being my shop, and ok, not a very long road when it comes down to it. Just into downtown Austin proper, because I got into the Austin Craft Riot Summer Show as a vendor! Behold, the official poster: This will be my first major, juried show. You know, the kind where you had to apply and be accepted and pay a booth fee and all of that jazz. Official craft show time, you guys. It’s a 2-day event (indoors with A/C, thank goodness), and I am stoked. I’m already planning out my booth space. Which reminds me: there’s […]
1. Life has been pretty hectic the last couple of weeks, what with vacation and the conference and our anniversary and the craft show. But now all of that is past, and I feel like I have some breathing room. It’ll be nice to have time for reading and blogging and just chill time with Ian again. 2. Speaking of the craft show/pop-up shop, it went fairly well. Not a whole lot of people ended up showing up, but I still sold a few shirts. I didn’t sell any of the paper prints, though – go figure, since that’s what […]