What to Plant in Zone 9 this Spring

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The time has come. We’ve had the last of our cold fronts and it’s time to admit that the Houston summer is upon us. So let’s turn lemons into lemonade. Or better yet, let’s plant a lemon tree so that we can have lots of lemons in the future. Here are some of our favorite […]

The Best Handmade Markets in Texas

Best Handmade Markets in Texas

Nothing is better than travel, especially if you are in Texas! We’ve got big wide open skies tons of natural scenery and lively culture. This state is so big that the markets from El Paso to Dallas can vary stylistically so significantly. And traveling from different cities in Texas can feel like driving to a […]

Crafty Mix Tape

Wild Moccasins Album Release | Wild Moccasins 88 92 Album | Music Shows in Houston | Arts and Music in Houston TX

In celebration of the Wild Moccasins 88 92 that is released on February 8th, we made this playlist full of awesome tunes from Houston and a few bands from different parts of Texas. Click here to listen to the playlist through Spotify. It’s perfect for your studio while you’re getting creative.  And join us at a free […]

Holiday Sales from Handmade Companies

Lisa Chow Artist | Best Artists in Texas | Handmade Art Shops | Etsy Shops from Houston

This holiday season can be filled with handmade gifts. You can even save a buck without having to stand in a line or wrestle you sale items out of someone else’s hands. All of this shopping can be done online, in the comfort of your own home, and arrive before the Holidays. Vegan Apparel   […]

Spruce Tour Takes on Houston

Spruce Upholstery Completed Room | From the Spruce Upholstery Book | Learn how to Reupholster Furniture from the Pop Shop America Contemporary Art Blog

To celebrate the release of Spruce: A Step by Step Guide to Upholstery, author Amanda Brown and “the Sprucettes” toured the Southern USA.  Starting out in Austin TX, their hometown, the author and team have travelled to Atlanta and New Orleans and made their way to Houston Friday November 22nd 2013. They cruised around in […]

A Picture Tour of Space Montrose Handmade Boutique

Space Montrose Boutique | Handmade Boutique at Westheimer & Dunlavy

Space Montrose Handmade Boutique opened their new location this weekend. It’s a hop skip and a jump away from their old boutique in the heart of Montrose. They are still at the corner of Westheimer and Dunlavy, but now they’re at the northwest corner, next to Common Bond and across from Brasil. It’s twice as […]

What’s In Store for Black Friday? Fun instead of lines and handmade instead of Malls.

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Skip the lines, bring the kids, and celebrate Black Friday with Pop Shop Houston On November 29-30, Pop Shop Houston comes to Silver Street Studios for a special “Black Friday edition” of the indie craft, art, and music festival.  The two-day event features over 90 Houston-based vendors, and lots of family-friendly activities, including a vintage […]

From Art Star to Hunter Gatherer: How Teresa O’Connor has Helped Shaped Houston Craft

Hunter Gatherer Online Shopping Websites | Cool Clothes and Handmade Objects | Hunter Gatherer Fashion Boutique Online

Houston craft would be quite different without Teresa O’Connor. This sculptor turned boutique owner helped pioneer the indie craft culture of Houston with a pop up shop called Art Star founded in 2004. Art Star was located inside of art galleries, bars, and later Retropolis in the Heights. I asked Teresa some questions about her […]

Mini Pops is Moving to Westheimer & Dunlavy

Mini Pops Art Market Poster by SoloCosmo | Poster Art by Jessica Von Braun | Mini Pops is a Monthly Craft Fair in Montrose at Pavement Clothing

Beginning Sunday September 8th Mini Pops Monthly, the best indie craft and art market, is moving to Westheimer and Dunlavy! The area in between Pavement/Taxi Taxi and Poison Girl (1657 Westheimer 77006) will be transformed into a block party. Find awesome digs at the Pavement sidewalk sale. Leopard Lounge will have a pop up with […]

Pup Shop Houston and the Crafty Kitties

Pup Shop Houston at the Craft Kitties | Puppies with Crafts and Cats with Crafts

What’s better than cats on the internet? I know! Cats and dogs with Crafts on the internet! Here are some of the animals that belong to Pop Shop Houston attendees showing off their handmade goods that they got at the festival. We call it Pup Shop Houston and the Crafty Kitties! Send us your cute […]

Thank You: Recap of May 2013 Festival

Art by Stephanie Toppin | Sculptures at Pop Shop Houston | Things to Do for Kids | Kids Art at Pop Shop Houston Festival

Thank you, to all those who came, crafted, shopped & had a ball!  The craft supplies in the children’s area were decimated, Jenny Hoyston, Hot Pants and the Pastees rocked, people got to take home pic’s with Gerard Baldwin and original paintings of The Smurfs, and sales for local designers were fantastic. People are really […]

Gerard Baldwin at Pop Shop Houston Festival

Painter Smurf Artwork by Gerard Baldwin | Smurfs Animator Gerard Baldwin

For the first time in 4 years Gerard Baldwin, the only living animator from the Hana-Barbera creative studio, exhibited his original art at Pop Shop Houston Festival. Gerard Baldwin was an Emmy award winning animator for The Smurfs, Rocky & Bullwinkle, and the Snorkels too. He exhibited cartoon paintings from these eras and more. And […]

Love Street Diva – Montrose Shops in the 90’s

Jeanette Whitt of Love Street Diva | 90s Montrose Clothing Boutiqes

This is one of the stories of working at Love Street Diva, a hip little punk girl’s boutique on Westheimer, in the 1990’s told by one of the employees Michelle. Love Street Diva was open during the intense final years of the Westheimer Street Festival and is in the building where Miss Fortune Tattoos is […]

Save Money, Valentine | Handmade Valentine Gifts

Valentine's Gifts for Less than $10 | Valentine Gift Ideas

Handmade Valentine Gifts for Less than $15?! That may sound crazy but it’s true. There are lots of handmade valentine gifts that you can find in Houston and online. These are adorable gifts that will be appreciated by any lady. Whether it’s for your mom, sister, friend or girlfriend all of these says handmade love! […]

Meet Sara of Tin Roof Soap

Tin Roof Soap Co. Ad | Tin Roof Soap Company Houston TX

Sara James is the creator of Tin Roof Soap Co. Tin Roof Soaps are natural, made with turn of the century recipes and modern add ins like kombucha. Sara manages to stay pretty busy between her soaps and her family life. I asked her a few questions about her business. BB: When did you start […]

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