Etsy Craft Party 2012 and Art of Recycle

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.

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