Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Cowtown Indie Bazaar!

Etsy Fort Worth and the Fort Worth Handmade Arts 
Association, LLC
invite you to be a vendor at the Cowtown Indie Bazaar!  
your handmade or
vintage items at what is sure to be one of hottest events 
this year!

100% Indie / 100% Handmade
Saturday, September 4th from 9 am - 6 pm
Round Up Inn
3401 West Lancaster Avenue
Fort Worth, TX 76107
Event will include free family-friendly fun with music, 
make & takes for children
provided by Van Grow Art Studio, and an indoor venue to 
beat the Labor Day heat!
Booth fees include a two day in-and-out parking pass, your 
company and website listed in
the event booklet, and coverage in our e-newsletter leading 
up to the event. Also, 
once accepted, your company logo will be listed on our 
Cowtown Indie Bazaar web site 
under the Artist section.
Visitors to the CIB web site will be able to link directly to 
your web site from your logo.

Also, items from your Etsy shop or website will be put in 
rotation on 
Etsy Fort Worth’s “featured seller” page on Facebook and 
mentioned on Twitter. 
Check out our Facebook and Twitter pages.
Space is limited and all applications must be submitted by 
June 30, 2010. 
Early submission is encouraged to receive the best booth 
location. You will be 
notified by July 15, 2010 if you are accepted.

Etsy Fort Worth and the Fort Worth Handmade Arts Association 
is comprised of local artist
who understand the Fort Worth market and are dedicated to 
promoting the show and making
it is a huge success! We will be here to support the artist 
every step of the way: from event
preparation to guidance on the day of the show.
The premier event venue of the Will Rogers Memorial 
ensures a high volume of 
foot traffic, as does the climate-controlled environment. 
Rain or extreme heat, 
the show will go on! Regardless of the weather, you and 
your items will be 
comfortable and protected.
Etsy Fort Worth and the Fort Worth Arts Association have 
teamed up local businesses 
to promote the show, and are running internet and print 
campaigns for even more 
exposure. Your presence at the event is likely to bring 
high return on investment, 
and kick-off the fall season with a bang. Additionally, 
some shoppers are likely to 
be starting to look for Christmas gifts!
Wondering what other vendors will be selling? A little 
bit of everything! 
For example: fashion-forward clothing & jewelry, 
original artwork, stylish decor 
for the home, baby & children’s items, and 
upcycled/repurposed vintage 
wares to name a few.
For more information, and to reserve your spot, click here.
  © Copyright 2010. The Cowtown Indie Bazaar. All Rights Reserved.
The Cowtown Indie Bazaar is brought to you by Etsy Fort Worth and 
Fort Worth Handmade Arts Association, LLC.
Shop local. Shop handmade. Shop Etsy Fort Worth.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Duct Tape, Crafts!

My daughter has recently discovered duct tape.  Not the ordinary, silver stuff, but the new and improved (for crafts that it) duct tape.  We purchased several rolls from Joann's and she was ready to roll.  She watched several instructional videos and made herself a bag, a belt, and several wallets.  It comes in loads of different colors too, and even some prints (camo, polka dot, floral, etc.)
These are the video's she watched from Monkey See
These pictures are also fun to look through.
And, here is the actual Duck Tape Brand website that will give you lots of ideas.
My son also loved playing around with it - although for a 3 (almost 4 year old) it was still a bit challenging.  My daughter is 7 (almost 8) and is able to make just about anything after watching the videos.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Do You Ever Do This?

The day starts out with my son climbing on top of my head, begging for breakfast.  Will I please, please make pancakes????  (the most common request of the morning) I drag myself out of bed.  It is the last day of school for my girl, so to celebrate the morning - I make pancakes.  Not ordinary pancakes - but blue berry pancakes with Smiley Faces!
So - they gobble down the pancakes - but leave the blue berries.
As I'm trying to gulp down some hot coffee, I get a kleenex to wipe the boy's nose, as I'm wiping his nose, I notice other used tissues on the sofa - so I pick them up and head to the trash can.  Then I realize I need to write a note to my daughter's teacher - go to get the paper to write the note and my son needs allergy medicine (hence all of the sneezing and used kleenex), take another gulp of coffee, notice dirty clothes on the floor and head to the laundry room, in the laundry room see a toy that needs put away, take the toy to the playroom and notice a screwdriver under a Barbie Jeep and make a mental note to get that later.  Head back to the kitchen to check on the progress my daughter is making in getting ready for school, take another gulp of coffee - woops, it's not hot anymore, so into the microwave it goes.  Ok - 30 seconds to do something while that is heating up - feed the gold fish - oops, forgot about that note for my daughter, but my son wants batteries in his little camera (I'm thinking good - do that and he'll be occupied for 5 minutes today) - I go to look for batteries and realize I need a screwdriver to open the camera.  I start looking all over the house for the screwdriver, because I just know he had it yesterday trying to "fix" a toy......hmmm.....where is that darn thing?  Now what did I do with my coffee???  Well, maybe I'll find it with the screwdriver.  Oh man.....Got to get that note for my daughter.  Check.  Hey - 10 minutes until we have to load up to head to school - last day, remember?
Probably better put something on my body besides these clothes I've been sleeping in.  (the thought does cross my mind "Can I get away with just leaving these clothes on?  They sort of look like "lounge wear"....then it hits me that I might be anonymously discussed on Facebook if I show up in a purple cami and bright green pajama pants to my daughter's school - whew!  that was a close one!)
Head to the closet to throw some clothes on.  I manage to get kids in the car.  Ask my daughter if she's got her note,  I've got my coffee up perched precariously on the dashboard, and off we go.
Drop off goes smoothly.....we're son and I.  Aww....I think I can relax a bit.   Then I remember that I forgot to give the dog his medicine and supplements.  Do that and realize he needs water.  In the meantime, hubby mentions a getaway this my thoughts are drifting to cool summer nights in Colorado, perhaps??  Oh - son still needs batteries in that camera.  Ok - check.  Off he goes for his 5 minutes of fun.
My stomach is growling.  Pancakes?  Really?  OK. 
There's my Hot coffee.  Blueberry Pancakes (with extra blueberries) and..... a swim suit catalog.  Nice?  Huh?
Phone rings, oh I've got a head ache, "Mommy, will you play Candy Land with me?", start to make the bed, Oh - hubby asked me to do some laundry today, head back to the laundry room, remember I need to call another friend about a playdate today, "Mommy, will you play Chutes and Ladders with me?", .......make a mental note to check on cheerleading camp for the girl this summer.....wondering about sewing today, perhaps?......might fit some crocheting in - that's more portable.

Awwww - what a wonderful life!  I need to re-heat my coffee now and play Chutes and Ladders.  Holy cow... I need to shave my legs.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Little Bear Cubs

I just finished up these sweet little hats for a friend of mine.  They were so much fun to make!

I'm short on words brain may be fried.  Probably anticipating the 3 digit heat coming this weekend...
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