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!

The Cambridge Etsy Craft Party is back!

Etsy Craft Party

Last year I hosted the inaugural Cambridge Etsy Craft Party. We had a ton of fun and made some new friends, so decided to do it again this year!

Etsy Craft Party 2012

Etsy Craft Party 2012

The basic idea of the day is to meet, craft and have fun. Etsy will ask people in their communities to arrange a craft party on the same day, so we will be crafting with people all over the world.

#CraftParty

Durham Craft Party 2012 – Source

Why not take a look at this year’s invite to find out more?!

Cambridge Etsy Craft Party 2013

Claire