Thursday, October 25, 2007

Pledge to buy handmade!

I Took The Handmade Pledge!

Start off the holidays on a good foot- take the Handmade Pledge! By promising to only buy handmade goods this holiday season, you are not only going to get lots of hugs and kisses from the recipient, you will also support the indie community. Handmade Holidays are the way to go!

You don't know where to buy handmade goods, you say? Start out with these local shows:
*Bishop Arts Hoedown- Thursday, November 1st in the Bishop Arts District of Oak Cliff. contact for more info
*Junius Heights Arts and Crafts Bazaar, November 11th at the Garden Cafe on Junius St., Dallas- coinciding with the Junius Heights Home Tour, come out and meet local artists and do some shopping.
***Hipsters Handmade Holiday Bazaar*** at the Dallas Market Hall on Dec. 1st with love bands, crafts, and demos.
*Deck the Halls- being thrown by Armhole and the Texas Tarts, you can't miss this party at the Sons of Hermann Hall on Sun., December 2nd. contact for info.
*Winter Art Fair- December 8th at the Alex Sanger Elementary School at 8410 San Leandro Dr. Dallas, 75228 call (972)749-7600 for more info.
*of course, you will always find a treasure at the Deep Ellum Sellums which occur every second Saturday of the month on Elm Street in Deep Ellum from 8:30-11:30p.m.

and you can always make your own creations, as well! You don't know how to start? Take a class at Make Studio at 313 N. Bishop Ave. and impress your loved ones! Julie will teach you everything from sewing and silkscreening to jewelrymaking and fused glass!

contact us at for more info.

This has been a crafty PSA from your local Craft Mafia. signing off--


Jennifer Perkins - Naughty Secretary Club said...

Hey there Big D so glad you guys are spreading the gospel about the pledge. I am sending the list of your shows around to my crafty Dallas area friends to check out!

UnrulyDuckling said...

I picked up a postcard about y'all at Buzz Brews, and I'm so excited to find out about "craftivism" in Dallas. Can you tell us more about the Deep Ellum Sellums? I didn't find any mention of them on the Deep Ellum Association website. Thanks!

The Dallas Craft Mafia said...

Unrulyduckling, check out
which mentions the Deep Ellum Sellums as well as a new flea market every third Sunday behind Cafe Brazil. Deep Ellum Sellums were started by DEEP (the Deep Ellum Enrichment Project) to revamp Ellum and showcase local artists' work in the process. They occur on Malcolm X Blvd. every second Sat. from 8:30pm-11:30pm and you never know what treasures you'll find!I hope you check them out.

Anonymous said...

Just to pass on because I'm an occasional dealer, but I checked with Chad of the Deep Ellum Sellum, and he noted that they're going to be put on hiatus until at least March due to the weather. However, there's also Malcolm's Swap Meet behind the Cafe Brazil parking lot on the third Sunday of every month from 11 ayem to 5 peeyem, and that's apparently going to run all winter long. Just to pass on the news: we're all in this together.

-- Paul Riddell
The Texas Triffid Ranch

The Dallas Craft Mafia said...

Thanks for the update, Paul.