Yesterday was Etsy’s Craft Party 2012, and a time where people all over the world could go to places and celebrate the wonderful world of crafting together. I was excited to find one such event was being held in Ephrata, which is one town over from me. I signed up, and went.
Ephrata’s event was at Art of Recycle, a creative reuse shop. Creative reuse is a neat concept. Take a large space and fill it with all kinds of crafting supplies people don’t want anymore. What do you get? A non-profit that has a crafter’s dream of inexpensive supplies, awesome events, and an excellent resource for the community. Needless to say, I left not only with my craft that we made, but also a bag full of yarn.
We made kaleidoscopes. How cool is that? Chelas and Nobody, the fine proprietors of Art of Recycle, put together a great workshop for all ages. There were teens, kids, and adults all working on their projects. You can see my posh, velvety creation here.
I would say that Craft Party 2012 was a worldwide success and I was glad to be a part of it. And I got my first taste of creative reuse. I’m addicted, but more on that later.