In celebrate of Etsy's Anniversary, and in conjunction with Readymade (my fav mag) and Meetup, next Friday June 18th is worldwide Etsy Craft Party Day!
What is it? Per etsy: "A global initiative to energize your local community, make art together, and throw a party in your neck of the woods. We want to celebrate crafting together on June 18, 2010 (which just happens to be Etsy's birthday) with as many celebrations across the globe as possible."
I personally have signed up to go to Etsy Labs in Brooklyn! There will be tote bag decorating, glass painting, and party hat making - or you can bring your own crafts to work on.
If you live elsewhere, there are meetups all over the country, and the world even with diverse and fun crafts at each! Check here to find out where the closest one is. You can even organize your own if there isn't one nearby.
It sounds like fun, even if I'm a little scared that I don't know anyone that is going. I'm hoping to meet some new crafty friends in person though - is anyone going to the Brooklyn event? Or another?