Friday, November 23, 2012

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Busy girl!

Ok- so I've been a blog slacker...but it's been super busy in my Dahling world! I'm working in NYC...aaahhh the joys of commuting! Plus getting my super cute new bags ready for the spring shopping events, stores and my online shop. I'm so excited to show you what's new!

Make sure to save the dates for these amazing events in May and June-

Art Star Craft Bazaar - May 12 & 13 on Penn's Landing
for more info!

Art for the Cash Poor 13 - June 9 & 10 (I'll be there Sat only) in No. Libs Philly

Hope to see you there! XO, Gretchen

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Ready, Set, SHOP!!

BKCC'S 4th Annual Holiday Market Dec 17 + 18

Dahling Accessories & Miss Millie will be there SUNDAY ONLY!! Come see my cute new bags for great gifts and special deals.

WHEN: Sat and Sun, DEC 17/18 12 - 6pm both days.

FREE admission!

...@ LITTLEFIELD: 633 Degraw St. Park Slope/Gowanus. 2 Blocks from R train at Union

This Market falls on the LAST SHOPPING WEEKEND BEFORE CHRISTMAS, helping shoppers who procrastinate (all of us!) find handmade values - and making it easy to keep out of the big box stores - when the clock is ticking down....! THE BEST SHOPPING HAPPENS HERE.
Click here for details and more info-

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Its beginning to look alot like Art Star!

This past weekend I participated in the Holiday Art Star Craft Bazaar at the 23rd St Armory in Philly. It was the first holiday ASCB and it was so much fun. The show featured a juried selection of local and not so local artists. It was a great weekend...but tiring (oh, and I clumsily ran over my foot with the loaded handtruck!). I think we need a roadie and Ollie the kitty just won't work! (pic below)

I shared a booth with my good friend and fellow craft show junkie Miss Millie. Millie makes amazing hand built porcelain ceramics and jewelry. We always manage to have fun and craziness together at the shows we do.

The best part of the weekend was seeing my dear Lolo Dahling, the other half of the original label we created called Lolo + Gretch Dahling. She was visiting from NM for a little while. It was bittersweet knowing she was going back home soon, but we still had a fabulous time.

Our friend Jay McCarroll was at the show too. You may remember him from the first season of Project Runway and his indie film called Eleven Minutes. Jay and I went to school together and have kept in touch over the years. He is such a talented designer. Keep a look out for more to come from him!

It was an altogether fantastic weekend and a great way to start the holiday show season. Check out my pics!

To check out who else was at the show and for more info go to

Our next show... South Philly Handmade Brigade- Dec 11 at 1241 Carpenter Street from 11-6pm

Friday, July 22, 2011

Show some love + vote for my bag!

I think the last time I entered a design competition was in college, but I LOVE Henri Bendel in NYC and had to do this one...just for fun! I designed a leather and SWAROVSKI crystal wristlet for the occasion. If it wins, they will produce it for sale in their store! So show some love and vote by clicking "like" at this link
Here's the bag design:

Thanks, dahlings!! XO- Gretchen

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Art Star Craft Bazaar Recap

The 8th Annual Art Star Craft Bazaar was this past weekend and it was an Indie designer's paradise (as usual). A huge THANK YOU to everyone who came out to say hello and support handmade art and design!

ASCB...a craft extravaganza!

Porcelain Ceramics by the lovely Miss Millie (my booth partner)!

Leather patchwork Dahling Mini Wristlets and supercute felt tart pincushions by Janne Miller (aka my mom)! :)

For more photos of the Art Star Craft Bazaar click HERE!!

PS. If you didn't make it to Art Star Craft Bazaar, make sure to check out the Art Star Gallery at 623 N. 2nd Street in Northern Liberties section of Philly. Dahling Accessories bags are available there too!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

South Philly Handmade Brigade is this weekend!!!

South Philly Handmade Brigade

Studio Building at 1241 Carpenter Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147

May 7th from 12-5pm

It's Mother's Day on Sunday...are you ready? This is a great opportunity to shop local in Philly and pick up unique, beautiful, handcrafted items for your mommy dearest! A unique shopping event featuring handmade soaps, ceramics, jewelry, knits, home goods, handbags and more!! See you there!

Monday, April 4, 2011 the dates, dahling!

The weather's just about to get warmer and I cannot wait. We've been super busy cutting, sewing + getting ready for show season to begin!

Mark your calendars and save these dates!-

May 7 - South Philly Handmade Brigade @ 1241 Carpenter Street, Philadelphia 12-5pm

May 14+15 - Art Star Craft Bazaar @ the Great Plaza on Penn's Landing 11-6pm

June 11+12 - Art for the Cash Poor @ The Crane Arts Building 12-6pm

See you there! XO-Gretchen

Sunday, January 9, 2011

New Dahling Baby Bag!

My newest of the new...Dahling Accessories' baby bag! I made a diaper bag a few months ago for a friend, but this new one is a little larger and has a bunch more pockets. This bag is now on it's way to my little sis who just had her first baby- my adorable niece Charlotte! (I Skype'd her first to show her before I posted this!)

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

S is for Supercute Summer Giveaway Winner!!!

Congratulations to the winner of the Dahling Supercute Summer Giveaway...Tammy O!
Thank you to everyone who entered!
Make sure to keep in the loop on upcoming events and giveaways by signing up for the
(AND don't worry, I'm kind of lazy about sending emails, so there won't be too many!)
XO - Gretchen

Monday, August 9, 2010

Kitty Lost + Found

Last week a little grey smudge of a kitty wandered into our flower bed, all lost and of course we fed him. He was so scared and wouldn't come near us. He would eat, disappear (under our wood pile) and then reappear the next evening for supper time. This went on for 3 nights until finally we got a Havahart trap and were able to rescue him! It was just in the nick of time too...when we took him to the absolute best vet in the world Dr Fry the next day, we found out he had all sorts of little creepy crawlies on him, was very dehydrated and only 1 1/2 lbs. We got him all fixed up and set him up in his own little kitty penthouse (aka the bathroom) for some R&R. So, now we have kitty #4...Oliver (Ollie for short) and he's so adorscably adorable I can't take it!

The lil smudge eating pre-rescue

Oliver in his kitty suite

Ok, this is just pure cuteness
Love + Kisses XO- Gretchen

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

S is for Supercute Summer Giveaway!!!

Enter to win this supercute Dahling Mini Wristlet!
It's simple! Just go to and submit your email address to on the "Contact" page and type "ENTER ME!" That's it!
Happy Summer! XO- Gretchen

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Vacation, all I ever wanted...

Some summertime must haves from me to you! Enjoy!

...a sunny beach day...


...revlon red toes...


...skinny ray ban look-alikes from Target...



...yummy blueberry pancakes...


...picture perfection...


...mid day touchup...



...left hand- silver dolphin ring...


...right hand- native american copper jewelry...


...a beautiful sunset...