Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Sacramento's Very Own "Etsy Craft Party"

Etsy's birthday is coming up, and they want US to throw the party!!!

Please join us at 6pm on June 18, 2010 for Etsy's 5th birthday party! We'll be meeting at McKinley Park in Sacramento. We won't have a reservation because to do that means someone has to be at the park at 11am and remain there until the event starts at 6pm! One member of the team did offer to do this, but so far we have less than 50 RSVPs -- which is the magic number, after which a reservation is required.

We'll be having a potluck, so if you're attending our Craft Party, please bring some food to share -- enough to feed 6 to 8 people is probably adequate, since everyone won't want to have a serving of every food item (I hope!). The Sac Etsy team will furnish paper plates, forks, napkins and bottled water and/or soda. You can BYOB as long as it's not alcohol (no booze allowed in city parks, sorry!). If you have a folding chair (or two) or a blanket, you're welcome to bring that. Without a park reservation, we may or may not be able to score a picnic table! It would be nice to at least have a table or two from which to serve the food! I have an EZ-up canopy, so if I can get a couple of strong folks to help me put it up (and take it down), we can use that, if folks want to.

Please bring something for a crafty show & tell! This can be your current project or something you've already made (or ???). We're also going to try to work some "Make It & Take It" demos into the evening, so if you have a technique you can teach in 15 minutes or so, bring some supplies to share with your "students" and we'll try to give you some time! We have one lesson planned already -- a couple of our team members will bring yarn and knitting needles and/or crochet hooks and teach the basics of these crafts. The goal is to create enough "granny squares" to make a small afghan, which we will then either raffle off (probably to build up the Team treasury!) or we may decide to donate it to a worthy cause.
Because it's their birthday, Etsy is going to send presents to the 50 parties with the most RSVP's, so if you'd be so kind as to RSVP for the Sacramento "Craft Party" that will help us reach our goal of being one of the top 50 parties!

We hope you'll join us on June 18, 2010 ... see you then!