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Etsy Craft Party this Friday night

You guys! Our Etsy Craft Party is this Friday at 6 pm at Chicago’s Mignonette Bridal, 1747 W Belmont. This post has more info about what we’ll be up to on Friday. For today, we wanted to take the time to thank our amazing presenters, sponsors, coordinators and volunteers.

Etsy Craft Party Postcard




PS: One of our sponsors has a special chairty day coming up soon. Whole Foods Market in Lakeview (check them out on Facebook) wants everyone to know about their event:

On Wednesday, August 29, five Chicago Whole Foods Market stores (Lakeview, Halsted, Lincoln Park, Gold Coast & South Loop) will donate 5% of that day’s sales to Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.  Proceeds will benefit the hospital’s new ‘HOT Healthy Living’ program, developed by the hospital’s Division of Hematology-Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation (HOT) to promote wellness and support healthy weight management in children with blood disorders and cancer.

Workshop Presenters

Screen printing with Replica Chicago

Washi tape gadget improvement station with Grass Green Design

Mod Podge custom silhouette & map postcards with Hands Occupied

A craft project for Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago with Mignonette Bridal 


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Etsy Craft Party Updates!

Our team has been busy booking workshops, food sponsors, and getting one of our Craft Party projects featured on Etsy.com. :)

An overview of what we’ve got planned

image via Replica Chicago on Facebook

Join Craft Bar for Craft Party, Etsy’s global celebration of meeting and making. It’s a time to get to know your neighbors, exercise your creative spirit and celebrate DIY in every form. On August 24th, there will be hundreds of Craft Parties happening around the globe exploring the theme “Wish You Were Here”. Supplies and refreshments provided! We just need you!

-Hometown silhouette postcards, like the ones featured at Etsy this week
-Washi tape gadget improvement station
-Screenprinting workshop by Replica Chicago (supplies limited! BYO light colored t-shirt)
-Group get well project for Children’s Memorial Hospital

Visit Etsy.com/craftparty2012 for more about what’s in store around the globe on August 24.

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Esty Worldwide Meetup :: Chi Town Edition


^^One of the projects we’ve got in store!^^

Join the Craft Bar team as we celebrate Etsy’s 2012 worldwide meetup in Chicago. This year’s theme is Wish You Were Here, and we’ve got tons of projects for guests to try to celebrate all things Etsy and Chi Town!

Visit craftbarchicago.com to learn about Craft Bar and Etsy.com/craftparty2012 for a taste of what’s in store on August 24.

Remember to RSVP to our Meetup for this event because the more RSVPs we get, the more supplies we’ll get from a special sponsor.

RSVP HERE :: http://www.meetup.com/etsy/Chicago-IL/747512/

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July Craft Bar Roundup :: Outdoor Fun (in 101 degree heat)

Craft Bar’s outdoor fun-themed July event, was a so much fun, despite the ridiculous Chicago heat wave. Dozens of attendees enjoyed a watermelon keg, boozy snow cones from Jo Snow Syrups, PBR, and a bunch of summery crafts.

Kpoene from Mignonette helped crafters recreate t-shirts into sweatbands/neck coolers, belts, bags and more. Kaicy from Jo Snow Syrups showed off her muscles as she hand-cranked out boozy and non-boozy snow cones, and Heidi from Hands Occupied shared recipes for making giant bubbles, biodegradable lawn paint and Edible Sparklers (get the recipe here). Check out some of the action below.

:: Don’t forget to RSVP to our special August event in partnership with Lillstreet Art Center on Facebook. Or Meetup. ::

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Outdoor Fun Inspiration for July’s Craft Bar

Join us for Craft Bar on Friday, July 6 from 6 to 8 pm at Mignonette Bridal. Get the address and RSVP on Facebook or Meetup. Today, we are sharing inspiration for some of next week’s projects…


Source: hgtv.com via Heidi on Pinterest



Source: manmadediy.com via Heidi on Pinterest


Source: cakespy.com via Heidi on Pinterest



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