Thursday, August 30, 2012

Etsy Craft Party Recap

It would not be fair to tell you that we had fun at Tulsa's Etsy Craft Party, even though it's the absolute truth, because I believe events like this are about so much more than the recreation they provide. It was beyond fun. It was the kind of fun that satisfies my soul. When I'm unleashing my creative side in the company of good people, "fun" is only a minor part of what is happening. Seeing the community come together to create is something that warms my heart through and through.

My wonderful friend Sherri was one of many Make:Tulsa members who helped make this party a success. Our group came together to donate supplies and handcrafted decorations, and Sherri captured plenty of photos before and during the event to document the good times had by the crafty folks in Tulsa, Oklahoma. If you're one of my faraway friends, I invite you to a virtual tour of our party. Right this way...

Here is a glimpse at the project tables all set up before the party started. My goal was to make these stations as thorough as possible with instructional sheets, examples, and all the necessary supplies. AND each table was staffed by a member of Make:Tulsa to give hands-on assistance with the projects.

In addition to the projects, we set up a supply swap table where guests could exchange unwanted materials for something they could make use of.

Tulsa Etsy Craft Party 2012

Another thing that added some pizzazz to this party was the photobooth area with props, decorations, and a vintage door brimming with old-fashioned charm. A big thank-you to Katie for lugging it to the party for us to enjoy! Guests loved this feature of the party, and the photos are hilarious. Michael was our photographer and he did a great job. You can view the album of photobooth pictures here

Tulsa Etsy Craft Party 2012

Now that you've seen the way the party was staged, this is how it looked in action!

Tulsa Etsy Craft Party 2012

Tulsa Etsy Craft Party 2012

Tulsa Etsy Craft Party 2012

Tulsa Etsy Craft Party 2012

Tulsa Etsy Craft Party 2012

My other half even paid me a visit. He came to the party toward the end to hang out for a while and help me clean up. I hauled his unsuspecting self right toward the photobooth, grabbed some fancy accessories, and had our photo taken before packing up the remains of a very awesome night with the help of our friends.

Tulsa Etsy Craft Party

This party was very exciting and memorable for me. A big thanks to Made: The Indie Emporium Shop for lending us the space. I'm already looking forward to our next crafty shindig!


Christie Cottage said...

Oh my gosh!!!! I wish I had known and could have come!!!!

Looks like a blast!

Funny I was just thinking of you the other day. There is a commercial and every time I see it I think of that blogger Holly! LOL

I know there are other etsy shopkeepers in Tahlequah. Maybe we should do one!

Maybe an ALL etsy craft show! Now THAT would be awesome!

Thanks for sharing the pictures! Love the supplies swap!


Robin Thomas said...

That room looked great!

You Tulsans got it going on.

Pili said...

Thank you for doing the virtual tour for those of us a bit too far to visit!

It must have been such a blast!

Briana Shepley said...

You kicked SO much ass at making this party rock, Holly!! Thanks for making it so :)

Bonnie said...

A craft party looks like a ton of fun! I bet it was a great time.
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La Alicia said...

wow, you guys know how to throw a party! great idea to have a supply swap table! :)

blackberryfashion said...

It looks like a great event :) I'm following you now :)

Erin Bradley said...

That definitely looks like it was a lot of fun!! I love the supply swap table idea too!

Anonymous said...

Awesome! Love to see how other craft parties came together and this one Looks Like a Super FUN event! :-)

~ Paula

Lindsay, Ontario CANADA
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Nicoleta_B said...

So beautiful post! Absolutely great photos ♥

Lots of love,



Jessica said...

aw this looks like so much fun!!!


FashionFreak/Mihaela said...

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dan garrett said...

This looks like a party to die for. You real know how to throw one. Everyone's having a blast.

Mitha Komala said...

lovely pictures! bet it was a blast! <3

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