|Jenny Conn adds her touch to the collaborative canvas|
Last Friday the family had a blast at the 2nd annual Global Etsy Craft Party. Did you make it to your local shindig?
|Jenny ran the embroidery/cross stitch demos|
The Tampa event was great fun, a much more intimate gathering this year. In 2010 the focus seemed to be more on vending, but this year was all about fun demos, new friends, and good food.
|this lovely lady is from whitwamorganics.com|
This family friendly event was open to everyone .. well almost everyone...
|J. Conn's sampler - sorry about my flash|
This is where I apologize for the cruddy photos. My camera & its battery were both on their last gasps, so the pics leave a little something to be desired.
Everyone added their special touch to a big canvas.
This collaboration was a gift for the generous folks who donated the party space at the last minute.
|Miranda Hammond was sporting a new Tardis tattoo|
The make-it/ take-it demos were awesome and varied.
From making button necklaces
to cake decorating
(the cake table was very very popular)
|Kristen Bird from birdhousedesigns.etsy.com taught leather keychain making|
Little Dude also had a grand time pounding away over at the leather working station.
While I enjoyed the coffee roasting demos
|yummy coffee from Kaye Brown of Jitterz Cafe|
There was a children's station for budding young artists
|Greg Hilferding's table was busy all night|
& other creative activities.
|Cthulu cross stitch from J.Conn|
Basically there was something for everyone
Although some were left wanting more....
Want to see more photos? Click here to find additional pics from the Tampa bash on Facebook. Visit ThatGirlAllie's blog. Or click here for worldwide images from the Global Etsy Craft Party on flickr.
Also here is a list of some of the creative business people I met on Friday. (If I missed anyone, please let me know & I'll add you asap)
Allison Barkley - ThatGirlAllie.com
Lindsay Blankenship - WorkingSquidDesignCo.etsy.com
Kristen Bird - BirdhouseDesigns.etsy.com
Kaye Browne - Jitterz Cafe
Michelle Palenik - PurpleCloudStudio.com
David Whitman (& family) - WhitwamOrganics.com
Aris - LiteratiCreative.com
Carmen Taylor - PomFlair.com
Kara Mundy - Kara Mundy Body Art
Juhli Green - GreenImage.com
Assorted folks from Brasky.org
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