Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Vacation Day 3: Big Necklace Sale!

Today I dropped off 33 - yes, 33! - beautiful beaded necklaces at my Indie Genius booth space. Normally priced from $22-45, all of these necklaces are on sale for a mere $20. Wow! My space is next to the cashwrap at Indie Genius located in north Oak Cliff just outside Biship Arts @ 7th and Zang Blvd. These necklaces will only be available for the month of April. Don't miss out!

(Not in Dallas? Check out my super sweet Sale section in my Etsy shop.)

Monday, March 28, 2011

Vacation Day 2: Button Maker

Today I decided to bust out some buttons using Ian's school artwork as my "canvas." I think these turned out rather awesomesauce! They'll be turned into magnets and gifted to friends and family (i.e. the only ones who really give a crap about my kid's artwork). Lovely!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Vacation Day 1: Domestic Goddess

Laundry, cooking, vacuuming, grocery shopping, sewing, white wine and BBC Scotland's Monarch on the Glen Season 2. Don't hate.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Tefi's Craft Show Survival Checklist

With the spring show season kicking into full gear, and the amazing 3rd Annual Spring Bash just around the corner (April 30th @ South Side on Lamar in Dallas TX), here's my crafy show survival checklist, culled from years of doing shows and forgetting this and needing that. If you've got a "must have" that I've left off, let me know and I'll add it! Tefi’s Craft Show Survival Checklist
cash box
small bills and coins
sales receipt book
business cards (lots!)
price tags
product signage
Sharpies (black, red)
glue stick
clear tape
duct tape
note pad
safety pins
paper clips
clothes pins
paper towels
hand sanitizer
wet wipes
lip balm
hand lotion
first aid kit
paper sacks
gift tags
tissue paper
zip ties
bungee cord
tape measure
power strip
extension cord(s)
garbage bag(s)
bottled water
charged cell phone

Saturday, March 19, 2011

There are two things awesome about this photograph.

1. My BFF from university who owns Holy Cacao was invited by Rachel Ray to her SXSW party. Look! Two yummy cakeballs.

2. Ellen's wearing one of the first necklaces I ever made. Awesomesauce.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Free! Contest! Win All of This!

The Etsy Dallas team has joined up to offer a Texas sized giveaway in celebration of Spring. One lucky winner will win this entire Treasury of fabulous handmade goodies. All 16 items are going to be shipped to our luckiest reader! The entire package is valued at more than $260! Tell your friends, and they will love you for it. And the more you share the love, the better your chances of winning all of this handmade goodness. {Ways to Enter} 1) Sign into your Etsy Account and comment on this Treasury. 2) Share the love on your blog, Facebook page, or Twitter account. 3) Then, post in the comments below all the places you shared this giveaway. Our lucky winner will be chosen through random.org and announced on March 22, 2011. Sorry, this giveaway is only open to US residents. A Texas-sized thank you to the Etsy Dallas shops who generously contributed to this giveaway. Please stop by their shops to see all of the other fabulous goodies they have to offer: * DCImaginations * therufflyowl * beethings * oneupdesigns * sillasoup * redtilestudio * threeyellowstarfish * tefi * YellowBugBoutique * CutOutAndCollect * majoiepress * LaAlicia * ThePigAndThePeacock * muttsywonder * Karmacrochet * RegalCottage * And thank you to Jane Joss for curating this lovely collection. Reposted from the Etsy Dallas blog

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

New Favorite Blog: Studio, Sweet Studio

Oh man, drool central over here. Cheyne, Pam and I were talking recently about how much we love to peek inside other people's studios. This conversation sort of segwayed into Cheyne getting an amazing feature on Bella Pop blog of her sewing studio. Now I'm wishing I'd won last week's lottery so I can move my "studio" out of my bedroom (and dining room, and living room) and into one sweet craft space. *sigh* Until then, I can Ooh and Aah over the photos and tutorials in this new blog, Studio, Sweet Studio.

Monday, March 14, 2011

A Little Late, But Still Awesome

Awhile back, my friend Cheyne of Cut Out and Collect was featured on Bella Pop Photography's blog. Thems some pretty photos! In fact, one of the pics has a handmade tefi item in it. Can you spot it? So, like...get ready to drool: {Cool Charity Alert} For each item sold in the month of March created with Japanese fabric, Cheyne will donate 10% of the sale price to the GlobalGiving targeted relief fund. Just search "Japanese" while in Cut Out and Collect's Etsy to see these items. Photos by Bella Pop Photography

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Put a yo-yo on it.

While countless crafters and designers opt to put a bird on it, I like to add a fabric yo-yo or 3 to just about anything. Some of my latest creations? The classic Moleskine cahier mini-journal! I have tons in stock, but only three listed in my Etsy shop at the moment. Pick one up today for your favorite To Do lists and other notes: http://www.tefi.etsy.com/

Here's a peek inside the journal, inside back has a cute little pocket:

And here's how cute and tiny these little notebooks are:

Each is one-of-a-kind. Get one today! http://www.tefidesigns.com/

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Cool Art Recap!

A couple weeks ago there was snow on the ground, it was quiet outside and a few of us Etsy Dallas artists decided to hold an intimate trunk show called All You Need is Love + Cool Art. Here're some pics of what happened.

A view from our front window the day before the + Cool Art show.

Outside Larry's house, where we held the show. Luckily the snow melted a bit that day. You know Texas shuts down when it snows, so we're really excited that we were able to make it.

It was warm and cozy inside where we set up out handmade goodies all over Larry's house. Larry, the Kessler Craftsman, and Tefi took over the dining room.

A close up of Tefi's pretty fabric yo-yo necklaces.

Here's the Dowdy Studio set-up. We shared the living room with Cut Out and Collect and blocked the TV with our ginormous display.

That's okay, because Cut Out and Collect blocked the fireplace. We joked about turning it on....but we're too nice for that. Plus we *heart* her handmade bags and like them better when they aren't on fire.
Thank you Pamela for the great photo tour of our show!