Howdy! I am thrilled to share some exciting news with you today. Local Austin artists Abby Powell and Natalie Davis are teaming up to create Feliz, a celebration of handmade.
The very first Feliz event is scheduled for November 2nd - 4th, 2012 right here in Austin. This handmade holiday event will include a fun mixer at West Elm, followed by a day of small, artisan-led workshops, and concluding with a curated holiday sale.
Some very talented makers have already been announced, including Paloma's Nest, Leah Duncan and In Haus Press. I can't tell you how much I'm looking forward to the first weekend in November. It's going to be just lovely to have so many greatly-admired artists - all coming together to share their skills and talents, and to tell us the stories behind their beautiful goods. Early November will be the perfect time to visit Austin if you're not here already. Plus, this means we can get our holiday shopping done early this year!
Oh - and if you'd like to join in the fun, Feliz is accepting vendor applications until June 30.
Tracy Castro - a designer and rural Texas Panhandle native - has called Austin home for the last sixteen years. Tracy's new design venture, Fair Morning Blue, features seasonal cards, hand-stamped textiles, and whatever other whimsies come into her head and heart. Find Tracy on her blog, facebook, or twitter.