Wednesday, October 22, 2008

DIY Wednesday: What do you MAKE?

This past week and weekend were insane! From prepping for Maker Faire to finalizing the application for The Bearded Ladies Present: Shop Austin - I think I worked well over 80 hours last week - whew!

So I didn't take a camera to Maker Faire - but lots of people did, and blogged all about it!

I did have a chance to meet lots of fabulous vendors and will be writing about them on my blog in the coming weeks.

But for now the big news is.... The Bearded Ladies Present: Shop Austin! Applications are now open!


Event Name: The Bearded Ladies Present: Shop Austin
Date: Saturday April 18, 2009
Time: 11:00am to 5:00pm
Location: Saengerrunde Hall, 1607 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78701
Tickets: in advance $8, at the door $10.
Contact: info [at]


The Bearded Ladies Present is set to produce their first show in Austin, Texas. The 2009 event will be a craft fair, fine arts festival, and independent designer showcase all wrapped up into one. By featuring the best vendors in Austin, The Bearded Ladies Present: Shop Austin will provide shoppers an opportunity to find one of-a-kind gifts, unique accessories, fashionable attire, home decor and more.

Shoppers can browse the work of talented artisans who buck the trend of mass-production by offering handcrafted goods that are finely constructed and very unique. These independent entrepreneurs are locally based, but also come from surrounding areas to participate in what is sure to be a fun family event filled with items you can’t find anywhere else. The first thirty shoppers to arrive at the event will receive a goodie bag stuffed with great giveaway items from vendors and local businesses. Shopping begins at 11:00 a.m., and admission is $8 in advance, $10 at the door; parking is available near Saengerrunde Hall.

The Bearded Ladies Present: Shop Austin is currently accepting applications for vendors. All local crafters, independent designers, and fine artists that want to broaden their customer base are invited to apply. Let all of Austin know what you have to offer and join The Bearded Ladies Present: Shop Austin!
To apply go to:

xo, Anne Marie