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Last Friday, Etsy held their annual Craft Party.  All over the world, people got together and made crafts- isn’t that such a wonderful idea? You had a couple of options- you could host your own craft party and Etsy would send you a box of supplies, or you could attend a meetup in your area. As much as I would have enjoyed hosting my own craft party, I couldn’t sort out the logistics in time, so I decided to attend the Etsy event in New York at Brooklyn Bridge Park.

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Wambura and Ariel

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Of course, this event was very popular, so even though we technically arrived on time, we had to wait a little bit before we could enter the craft tent. That wait gave us just enough time to grab icy sodas from a nearby stand to cool down a little. I also tried to surreptitiously take pictures of interesting passerby, like that man with the bright orange hair!

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Once we were all checked in, we strolled into the lot where they had the crafts all set up.  In one area, you could purchase food from some local vendors, while underneath the large tent were all the crafts. There were three different items you could make- hand-stenciled cotton towels, decorated glass bottles, and mixed media collage postcards.  For each type of craft, there were several long tables filled with supplies and you basically had to plop down at a table as soon as a seat opened up somewhere.

Since we could only stay for a little while, we decided to each make a postcard. There were so many supplies to play with and so many different directions you could choose for your card. Once we all started working on our postcards, we became really quiet- we were too busy being in the zone and crafting to our heart’s content!

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The final products

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To wrap up an already fun-filled evening, we decided to take the ferry back to the city. This was a new experience for each of us and it was absolutely thrilling! By the time we left Brooklyn, it was already starting to get dark, which meant that the lights of the city were shining brightly. My only complaint was that the ferry ride was too short. It only took minutes to reach the other side, but I could have ridden on the ferry much much longer.

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If you would like to see more pictures from our evening at the craft party, check out my facebook page. Thanks to Etsy for organizing such a fun event and I’m already looking forward to the next one!

Tell me: Did you attend an Etsy Craft Party in your city?

  • http://profiles.google.com/hopeshores Hope Shores

    This looks so fun! Do I spy the Coolhaus truck? One of my favorites in the city. :)

    • http://starcrossedsmile.com/ Nnenna

      I believe it was the Coolhaus truck! :)

  • heather

    LOVE the dress! That looks like so much fun…and crafty! :) Brooklyn Bridge Park is def. one of my favorite areas in BK.

    http://fashionistanygirl.blogspot.com/

    • http://starcrossedsmile.com/ Nnenna

      Thanks Heather! This was only my second time at BB Park and I agree that it’s a really cool spot!

  • http://twitter.com/cewtweets claireabellemakes

    Oh the NYC one looks fabulous! Thanks for sharing.

    We had a great party in Cambridge, UK although on a much smaller scale!

    I must say, I do like your frock too :-)

    • http://starcrossedsmile.com/ Nnenna

      I loved reading about your craft party experience and thanks so much for linking to my post! :)

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  • http://twitter.com/always_alyse Alyse

    Your posts always make me miss NY. It always feels like I’m discovering a new part of the city with each of your posts. All those fun events and such! Glad you had such a great time.

    • http://starcrossedsmile.com/ Nnenna

      Aww, thanks! Like I think we’ve talked about, I feel like you could live here your entire life and still have some many unexplored parts of the city. There’s just so much to experience!

  • http://twitter.com/KimberleeVDW Kimberlee VDW

    Aww looks like so much fun – I want to go!

    • http://starcrossedsmile.com/ Nnenna

      Next time we should all go! :)

  • http://daydreamer-alifestyleblog.blogspot.com/ Jackie Saffert

    That sounds like so much fun! It seems like you go to so many of these amazing events! This has lead me to the conclusion that I need to A: Move to New York where all of these events seem to be located or B: Look harder for similar things in Minneapolis. Or option C would be to live vicariously through your event posts on the blog. In other news, your dress is ridiculously adorable. I love the color and the pop of lace!

    • http://starcrossedsmile.com/ Nnenna

      Haha, those all sounds like good options to me! You should definitely at least visit NYC if you get the chance- there’s always something fun going on. And thank you Jackie- I really like this dress too :)

  • Maria@Cardigan_Crew

    This is really cool! I’ve never heard of an Etsy party but it’d be right up my alley! Great pics :)

    • http://starcrossedsmile.com/ Nnenna

      Thank you Maria! This was my first time hearing of a craft party too, but I’m very glad I went!

  • http://iamchiconthecheap.com/ Lyddiegal

    I love that esty encourages crafters to get together like this, it’s a brilliant idea, and seems like a lot of fun. love your water shots, so pretty in the evening light.

    • http://starcrossedsmile.com/ Nnenna

      Thank you Lydia- I need to start taking my camera out more for events like this so I can get the practice!

  • yanira michelle

    That looks fun! I love the shade of your dress.

    x

    • http://starcrossedsmile.com/ Nnenna

      Thanks so much!

  • http://delayedmissives.com/ Alex Elizabeth

    I want to take the ferry! I never have. I want to take the Staten Island Ferry, too,
    which is free and supposed to be awesome!

    • http://starcrossedsmile.com/ Nnenna

      We should take the ferry together sometime! I would love to ride it for a little bit longer than like five minutes, haha :)

  • http://www.ladyofashion.blogspot.com/ Ladyofashion

    What a wonderful way to build the crafting community.This looks like something I’d love to attend. I love Etsy!

    • http://starcrossedsmile.com/ Nnenna

      Etsy is so awesome and I love that the put on events like these!

  • http://twitter.com/elleseesyou Elle Sees

    omg i want to curl your hair!!! love long hair

    • http://starcrossedsmile.com/ Nnenna

      I would love for you to curl my hair Elle, I’m so bad at doing it myself!

  • http://theblogofworldlydelights.blogspot.com/ laura

    No etsy party for me :( I was really bummed because I was working the whole day and didn’t get to even participate in an online one. poooooooo

    • http://starcrossedsmile.com/ Nnenna

      Aww, hopefully next year you will get a chance to join in!

  • http://twitter.com/HoobynooWorld Hoobynoo World

    Thanks for sharing, looks amazing :)

    • http://starcrossedsmile.com/ Nnenna

      Thanks so much for reading the post! :)

  • Barbara1923

    This is a brilliant idea. Really nice

    • http://starcrossedsmile.com/ Nnenna

      Thanks Barbara- I think so too!