Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Come Check Me Out Dec. 6

I will be at the 8th Urban Street Bazaar Sat. Dec. 6 in the Bishop Arts District. I have a whole line of new jewelry all made with vinyl records. Come see my new earrings, necklaces and bookmarks made from various colors with sweet little charms.

Check out my etsy site for pics.

This years Urban Street Bazaar will be bigger and better than ever. Over 40 vendors, Santa, Bishop Arts shops, pet adoptions, music, food and so much more.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

I met the Mayor!

So I go to the ribbon cutting for Union Station, the new home of the Pin Show. Union Station was built in the 60's and has continued to be used for the train station. After a 2.3 million dollar renovation it is now a premier spot for events. The venue is absolutely gorgeous and the food catered by Wolfgang Puck was awesome. I met a lovely woman who is on the board of Parks and Rec who introduced me to the mayor of Dallas. Yes, I shook hands with the man. It was all very hob knobby and an all around pretty cool.
The next Pin Show is February 26 and it is going to be off the hook. Fashion show at Union Station, catering by Wolfgang Puck, after party coordinated by me. AAArgh, I have so much to do!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Deck the Halls

Have you heard? The Second Annual Deck the Halls is an indie shopping extravaganza hosting not only crafters but artists, designers and local independent businesses as well. Deck the Halls is here to provide shoppers with one stop shopping and holiday festivities. From vintage inspired hats, pottery, handbags, pet products and silk screened shirts to custom gift wrapping and handmade jewelry there is going to be little (or a lot) for everyone. You can check out our vendors and more info at http://deckthehallsdallas.com/ and http://www.myspace.com/deck_the_halls07.
Santa will be on site for pictures, a children's arts & crafts table, cocktails by Absinthe Lounge and a 50/50 cash (yes, cash) raffle benefiting St. Phillip's School & Community Center all in one location.
So come join us Sunday, December 7th from 11:00am to 6:00pm at the historic South Side on Lamar (1409 South Lamar, Dallas, TX 75215 http://www.southsideliving.info/).
Also, in keeping with the community spirit we have teamed up with two other shows for an indie weekend like no other. Dallas Indie Experience is three shows,one weekend, all free. On Friday, December. 5, Stand By Your Man art meets fashion show in Oak Cliff, on Saturday, December 6th, Urban Street Bazaar in the Bishop Arts District along with Deck the Halls at South Side on Lamar, Sunday, December 7th. So much indie goodness it should be illegal! http://www.dallasindieexperience.com/

Monday, September 29, 2008

This time of year fills my soul with giddiness, creepiness and wicked cool memories of my wee hood. So because of that I would like to fill your trick or treat bag with goodies that don't pack on the pounds or make you see a dentist. Try 15% off all Texas Tarts in store merchandise!
Slither over to the Halloween sale at Make Shop & Studio this Thursday, October 2 from 6p to 10p. And if that wasn't enough to light your Jack o Lantern, all merchandise from the creepy talented Dallas Craft Mafia will also be 15% off.
Scarey yes, but add complimentary cupcakes, cocktails and the Bishop Arts First Thursday and it's enough to wake the dead!

Make Shop & Studio http://www.themakesite.com/Default.asp?Redirected=Y
313 N. Bishop Ave.
Dallas, TX 75208

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Naughty Secretary Club

Can't even wait for my jewerly class and book signing on Saturday with the awesomely talented Jennifer Perkins. If you haven't checked out the sweet treats at Naughty Secretary Club then you ain't livin my friend.

Monday, September 8, 2008


Is it Monday already? What an awesome weekend but it went by way too fast. Had the old man in town (seriously it was a treat) and he actually got to see me work it at The Invasion Car show on Saturday. To The Them car club (about the nicest peeps ever), may I say Kudos. The show was awesome and people really came out and showed support. There was a good 69 cars there from Austin, Dallas, and Houston, along with Pushrod and Dayna Delux. The heat was on but for Dallas it wasn't too bad. Met so many awesome new people and saw lots of good old friends. Got to hang with my ladies and my hubby afterwards at Lee Harvey's and that was good times.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

I'm in!

As if having my crazy record jewelry on models down a runway at the first Pin Show wasn't an honor enough I have been asked to be on the board of directors! I cannot begin to tell you what a huge honor this is for me. Just being a part of such a talented group of people and being involved in such an outstanding show is just a dream for this small town girl. Yes, I will be sporting mega shoulder pads and power suits at all the meetings!

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Show Pony Show

Oh my, I can't even believe August is tomorrow. Where did the summer go? Well, how about one last hurray for this heat, swimming and cold cocktails with tiny umbrellas. How about doing a little (or a lot) of shopping indoors with local vendors and incredible handmade items. Where might you ask? Well at Show Pony Show hosted by the Dallas Craft Mafia inside the common area at The Continental Lofts at 3311 Elm Street (in Deep Ellum). We will be rockin out with a guest DJ, making crafts at the Progressive Craft (hosted by Etsy), and getting pics made with a real live pony! I will be sharing a booth with the lovely Tara to the T and selling great new jewelry along with Texas Tarts koozies for your beverage needs. Here's a list of the awesome vendors that will be selling at Show Pony Show:

Lena Marie Eschelle Designs
Ashley Akers Jewelry
Jill Whitfill Pottery
Sadie's Things
Poisoned Creations
Scribble Scrabble
Claudia's Burning Ink
JD Star
Brokn Doll
Tara to the T
Texas Tarts
Atom In
Taranehs Bazaar
KatScratch Designs
Madison Mae Handbags
Krafty Munchkin Designs
Dark Candles
Kessler Craftsman
Pamela Michelle
Little Cookie
Tefi Designs
Pulp Reality

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

The Pin Show

So I am just now coming down from cloud nine after doing The Pin Show. For those of you who don't know Pin Show was held July 10 at The Door and was Dallas' premier fashion show. Designers submitted application and were accepted based on design. Each designer submitted 6 looks for the runway. As I have never done anything of this sort I about vomited the night of the event I was so nervous. My son was also in the event as a model (yes, we our the power mother son duo) and he was to adorable for words.
I can't say enough awesome things about the show but here it goes: the staff and everyone involved were so patient, nice and organized. The stage was way cool, the music was so freakin cool I wanted to bust the "Robot" several times, and the place was packed. It took most people 40 minutes to get in the door and there was a line around the block. There were a lot of very important people there with their sunglasses on so you know it was fabulous. To see so many amazing designers in one place just put me in awe. Dallas has freakin talent out the ass and people need to know that!
From the show I got a interest from a stylist working at Krave magazine and a photo shoot with House of Dang for Oligiville (which will launch in November).
For designers I cannot recommend this show enough. It took me out of my comfort zone and I created so many new things. It also is the first time that I can say with real integrity that I am a "designer". If you are not a designer but want to go to a great party with great music, drinks, vibe and fashion I highly recommend the next Pin Show (they are planning on doing them twice a year).
Kudos to you Pin Show, kudos.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Lonestar Roundup

So we just got back from Austin and working The 7th Annual Lonestar Roundup. Lonestar is the South's largest hotrod and kustom car show with over a 1,000 cars, trucks and what nots along with bands, vendors from all over the country and good food. Where else can you buy a custom purse from Trophy Queen, get an updo by Vintage Flair, meet Jesse James, get your pic with a Jackalope and listen to great bands like High School Ceasars. Although Friday started out rainy and cold Saturday was devine.Texas Tarts shared a booth with the talented Poisoned Creations, Tara to the T and Binge & Purge. The highlight of the event was when Mary Huff of Southern Culture on the Skids got an original Texas Tarts cuff. We also debued our koozies and custom pinstriped cuffs by Stublefields which sold out and we look forward to carrying more of those.Look out Austin cause the Tarts will be back next year!