Hello! :) I hope you were having a nice weekend! :)
Mine was super and now I've got tons of photos to share with you. :)
On Friday, I hosted a private Craft Party at home, it was so much fun! As I already wrote two days ago, the Craft Party takes places every year and it's a day on which many
people come together (either in etsy labs, in community centers, in
parks, in private homes or somewhere else) everywhere on the world. They
craft, chat and create unique pieces. :)
I was so proud and excited that etsy asked me to host such a party
myself and they were really generous and sent me two amazing packages
full of craft supplies. One came from Berlin (the things on the left
side of the table), the other one from New York which was sponsored by
Michaels (the things on the right side of the table). The package from
Berlin was for parties with at least 5 participants and the one from NY
was originally for people with huge parties with at least 25 people, but
there were some packages left and one simply had to submit a short text
with giving some reasons why one should get one of those packages and I
was so happy when I received one of them. :) Thank you so much again!!!
As you can see, we were provided with everything that was needed. :)
I have lots of craft supplies, anyway, and I even went to the craft
store to buy some additional materials that I wanted to use for some
projects with my guests. :)
The day before the party, I made a little inspiration board full of
things I once made myself or with things I found on Pinterest to give my
guests some inspiration and to show them a few ideas which could be
made in just one evening.
My nice neighbours lend me another table so that we had enough space in my room. :)
I had seven guests so that we were a total of 9 people during the Craft Party. Apart from the food table I made, some of my guests brought food, too, so we had plenty to eat. :)
We started the party with making some jewellery and tiny accessories as a little warm up. ;)
Most of my guests are normally not that crafty, so they learned a lot and Anja and I gave gave some instructions and shared advice. :) It was so much fun to work on several, tiny projects. I made a little bracelet and worked on a Berlin tote.
Hanna and Mari made friendship bracelets, Anja crocheted a tiny flower and made a prety piece of home decor, using the great supplies we got from Michaels. You can find a tutorial for her sweet project on her blog! :)
Caro and Anjessa have never been sitting at a sewing machine before, but during the Craft Party I helped them sewing their own little phone pouches. So much fun!
Flo (the other one - don't get confused, we have two Flo's! :)) made a rose for his girlfriend (so cute!) out of fabric and and wire. :)
Look at all the pretty buttons etsy sent us! :) // Anja was still working on her project and I embellished my Berlin tote.
Tadaaaaaa, the girls finished their handmade phone pouches, the first time in their lives that they have sewed something with a sewing machine. :)
And of course we took plenty of photos and used the blue photo props I made for Flo's birthday party last year and the moustache that Anja once made me. :)
At the end of the evening, my room was a total mess, but it was worth it. :) I had so much fun with my guests and they enjoyed it, too! :)
Did you ever host a craft party? :)
P.S.: Click here to get to the etsy Craft Party flickr group. :)