etsy craft fair


Etsy Craft Party, Kaleidoscope: Paper Taking Shape


This coming Friday and Saturday will be the Etsy Craft Party.  Not just in one place but all over.  This is the celebration of crafting and community.  I am fortunate enough to live just a few miles away from the headquarters.  But anyone can organize a craft party.  All the details are right here.

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Every Etsy event I have been to has always been chock full of goodies, creativity and inspiration. This year's theme is Kaleidoscope: Paper taking Shape.  Don't think you have to be crafty to attend. Everyone is welcome. It's all about enjoying yourself and meeting new people!

One of my favorite things about creating is the community.  Stitch n bitch, craft gathers or quilting bees.  They are all wholesome and  down to earth pleasant things to do.

This year Etsy will be doing something different.  They have invited local Etsy sellers to apply for a craft fair that will be held during the craft party.   I applied and got accepted! So if you come to do some paper crafting, look for me! I will be there selling aprons, picnic blankets, tea towels and napkins.  Everything you need for a summer day in the park or at the beach.

Summer '15 picnic blanket collection featuring denim rail road stripes and water resistant canvas prints, all with a pocket. 

Summer '15 picnic blanket collection featuring denim rail road stripes and water resistant canvas prints, all with a pocket. 

Have a great Monday!



Coming up....Local Markets

Spring is here and I love it! The weather cool at night warm to hot in the day.  This is my kind of weather. And with great weather comes street fairs.  There are always quite a few every weekend in New York City.  As a maker I do participate in a few.  This weekend will be my first fair for the the summer season.  Clear view Cinemas also runs street fairs.  This Saturday, May 30th, they will be holding a street fair on the Upper Eastside of Manhattan.  However, they have contacted Etsy and have created an Etsy Block.  When I first heard this I was so excited! Usually street fairs can sell a lot of undesirable stuff, cheap tee shirts, bad socks, etc... Etsy will be covering streets 75th and 76th on 3rd Ave.   The fair itself will be from 66th to 86th Street.

I've been a busy bee working on picnic blankets, napkins, aprons and tea towels.

Here are a few shots of my wips.  (works in progress)

Lobster Water Resistant Pocket Picnic Blanket

Zebra napkins

adult and kids linen aprons

Most of these items are in my etsy shop but those one of the kind items usually are exclusive to markets. 

June 6, Saturday is the Etsy Craft Fair in the Dumbo section of Brooklyn. Since 2010, Etsy has hosted a Craft Party, a global celebration of making and meeting, creativity and community.  For the first time at the headquarters which is in Brooklyn,  they will be selling locally made goods.  Etsy NY team members were given the opportunity to apply.  I applied and was accepted!  Very excited about this.  Such a great opportunity for me.    So come craft, create, meet and shop!

And all summer long traceytoole products will be in the EtsyNY booth at Celebrate Brooklyn.  This is the third season and it's such a fantastic venue!  Music, movies and art.  Some are free and some are benefit concerts. 

Hope to see you this summer!