Feb 25, 2011

Welcome to the 2011 team!

We recently had our very first meeting for the 2011 Etsy Dallas team. We had some great fun, got to meet the newbies and mingle with the oldies, and came up with some great plans for the year. Be sure to keep your eyes open for ED events, starting with our 3rd annual Spring Bash!

Get excited for some awesome shopping, and check back here for anything Midnight Snack!

Jan 2, 2011

Welcoming in 2011

Happy New Year! We are excited to usher in a new year over here at Midnight Snack, but of course we spent some time reflecting on the past year. 2010 was great for us as we developed our products and picked up some new craft shows. Being a part of Etsy Dallas again was incredible, an experience and benefit that is unrivaled. We even got to see some Midnight Snack on television in 2010! We can only hope that 2011 is even better! Check back soon for a list of upcoming shows, new products, and updates on what's going on with us! Below are some highlights from our year!

Jingle Bash was a blast!

What a talented bunch!

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Our turkey on NBC!

I won a sweet, new sewing machine at the awesome Etsy Dallas Craft Party!

Check out the super-long line waiting to get in at the Spring Bash!

Funky Finds was a great success!

2010 was great and I can't wait for 2011!

Nov 4, 2010

How a Couple of Crafters Do Halloween

Halloween is one of our favorite holidays. That combined with our compulsive need to make things usually results in some pretty elaborate Halloween costumes. This year was no different. Check out how a couple of crafters do Halloween. Here are some pictures from our trip to Austin.

I am La Catrina, while he is a sugar skull, or a more common term for these getups refer to the Mexican holiday Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead). It was a fantastic time and we are already thinking about next Halloween!

Aug 23, 2010

Several ways to Search

This post on the Etsy Dallas blog reminded me to tell all you guys about several ways to find Midnight Snack items just by searching on Etsy!

First off, you can find some Midnight Snack items, as well as other Etsy Dallas team members items on Etsy just by searching one simple term. Type "EtsyDallas2010" into the search bar and check out all the great items from our selected members!

If you want to look just for me, Midnight Snack, then type "midnightsnack" into the search bar. Notice that there is no space in "midnightsnack" when using it in the search bar. That term will pull up a few, but not all, of my items and help direct you to my store!

Other search terms that will undoubtedly result in a Midnight Snack items are, plushes, food plushes, miniature jewelry, and embellished clothing.

Have fun and be sure to check out some of my great new items, including these fantastic Skull Earrings!

Jul 19, 2010

I finally mastered the food-on-a-stick design

Midnight Snack is known for food plushes. So it has irked me to no end that I hadn't figured out how to make realistic looking food-on-a-stick. Well, thanks to my genius husband, I figured it out yesterday.

See the trick is, just like the real food, the plush needs a stick that goes all the way through it. Otherwise it flops forward or backward and looks sort of soggy. But what kind of stick works? Nothing too hard as that poses a risk of harm when using the plush, but it still has to be rigid. Guess what we landed on? A pool noodle! Thank god the stores are starting to dump their pool accessories and these are about $1 at most stores.

So here it is, my first food-on-a-stick plush, the corn dog on a stick! Now think of the possibilities.