Edinburgh Etsy Craft Party 2014

Isn’t this flyer just amazing?! It’s Etsy Craft Party time again!

This year I decided not to host a Cambridge Etsy Craft Party due to balancing my day job (busy time in June!) and my Etsy store, as well as some other exciting projects (will share soon I promise). You can read about the previous Cambridge parties in 2012 and 2013 in my blog archives.

However, I am still getting involved this year by sponsoring the Edinburgh Etsy Craft Party!

Edinburgh-Etsy-Craft-Party

My pal Vicky from Vivid Please is one of the organisers for the Scottish Etsy Craft Party and we started to talk goodie bags a few weeks ago!

This is when I got excited and started geeking out about packaging. How cool are these customised glassine bags?!

Etsy-Craft-Party-Goodie-Bags-Claireabellemakes

Goodie bags are a great opportunity to show off your work if you are a small business. Etsy Craft Party go-ers are my perfect audience as they are bound to love handmade and will appreciate the hard work I hope!

Floral-Fabric-Button-Hairslides-Claireabellemakes

I made sure to include a range of products in the goodie bags so I really hope people like them! Party go-ers will also get a coupon for my Etsy store.

Customised-Glassine-Goodie-Bags

Obviously you need some sort of sweet treat in a goodie bag too!! Some of the bags will have my new Etsy store items included in them.

Etsy-Craft-Party-Goodie-Bags

Here they are all packaged up and ready to be sent to Scotland!

Edinburgh-Etsy-Craft-Party-Goodie-Bags

Are you going to an Etsy Craft Party this year? You can find out if there is a party in your neighbourhood by searching here. Or why not throw one? I can tell you, it’s a blast!

Editors note: The Edinburgh Etsy Craft Party took place on 6 June 2014. You can see all the photos and read a fab write up here.

Toodles!

Claire

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Etsy Craft Party 2013

Yesterday the second Cambridge Etsy Craft Party took place, which I had co-organised with Collette aka Crafty Glitten. We settled on a pub venue in the city centre right by the river and punting boats. The weather was ridiculously humid, but rainy, so we squeezed into the busy pub (damn students!) and got our craft on.

The Etsy supplies this year were fantastic and the themed encouraged parties to craft for the community.

Etsy Craft Party Supplies

Collette had done a wonderful job of getting donated yarn from Debbie Bliss and Rowan, so keen knitters and crocheters could get started on some baby blankets for the premature intensive care unit at Addenbrookes hospital. These will be ongoing, so expect updates later in the summer!

Lots of people made embroidered merit badges too with the supplies from Spoonflower and Etsy.

Etsy Craft Party Cambridge - Making Baby Blankets

At one point the party was so packed! It was pretty busy and hot, but we all stayed cheery and found out about everyone’s blogs and Etsy stores. We had to spill out into other parts of the pub in the end!

MissChaela-Boo Craft Party tweet

It was fantastic to see all the other #CraftParty pictures and tweets posted online throughout the evening. The Southampton party was hosted by Ohnorachio and Harriet Gray and had a pretty pastel theme.

I contributed these Claireabellemakes rings to their goodie bags, so I hope the party go-ers liked them!

#SCP Goodies by Claireabellemakes

Did you have an Etsy Craft Party in your area? If so, please share the links to your photos/blog posts in the comments below!

Please also take a moment to check out the blogs and Etsy stores of our attendees below. Do let me know if I have forgotten anyone.

Claire

Blogs of the Cambridge Etsy Craft Party Peeps!

Etsy Stores of the Cambridge Etsy Craft Party Peeps!