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CREST Trunk Show Party! Friday, JUNE 29

Come on down to the Labs for an evening of art, craft, and spirits (the non-ghostly kind!) with Etsy’s Capitol Region Street Team. Its the last Friday of the month, join us for shopping and fun from 6-8pm. Check out the work of these fab arts-n-crafters, meet your fellow Etsians, check out the Labs, and…

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MAKE-ing Out like a Bandit at the Bazaar Bizarre

Etsy traveled to the West Coast for a weekend of intense handmadeness. We went to attend the Bazaar Bizarre which is the market part of the larger Maker Faire, a MAKE Magazine event which attracted about 45,000 people. We met many a maker of handmade things — everything from crazy robotic inventions to faux toadstools….

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Haim: Fire of the Vanities

Never has one engineer had so many talented people do his portrait…aflame. Haim (reclining above) is feeling very loved. Haim could not choose just one winner for the Haim on Fire contest. He wept while we forced a decision out of him (“it’s my contest and I’ll cry if I want too!”). So we let…

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Craftstravaganza an Extravagant Success

I went out to St Paul, MN to attend Craftstravaganza on April 28. I had such a great time meeting sellers and enthusiastic Etsy buyers face-to-face! I also met a ton of folks at the show who didn’t know about Etsy, so I did my best to clue them in to the Etsy lifestyle. Special…

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Haim On Fire: Who Can Deliver the Most Heat?

Some Etsians have taken it upon themselves to outpour their love/hate relationship with Etsy into a new contest. The object of their admiration and frustration? None other than Haim, one of the founders of Etsy and one of the hardest workin men in the Etsy handmade biz. Haim was up a gazillion hours, toiling away…

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Paper Night at the Etsy Labs

Join us, along with Make Magazine (our office mates), Peter Kirn (Create Digital Music) Instructables, Popular Science, and more for a night of paper projects! You can bring any project you want, but paper is our theme. As always, it’s show and tell – there won’t be presentations. Think of it as an informal science…

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Etsy Metals Trunk Show

Please come help usher in the Spring with some of the Etsy Metalsmiths at the Etsy Labs on April 27. NinaDinoff, PreciousPups, Stamp, and mylittlestore will be there to represent! They’ve organized the entire thing and we’re happy to open up the Labs to them. This is a free event and there will be spirits…

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T-shirt party

We’ll have a stack of books on easy DIY t-shirt modifications, all the sewing machines and sergers in the Etsy Labs arsenal, a large and strange array of notions, appliquemaking bar, and pitchers of grapefruit mimosas.   Yeah, yes, come to it. Please see photos too on flickr.       

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Etsy at Shadowcraft

Etsy went down to Pittsburgh to check out the scene and take part in Shadowcraft. We met many a fun Etsian and were totally impressed by their eggcrates stacked up the wall. Walls are boring and egg crates are boring, but somehow the combo of the two–when in crafters’ hands–is amazing! Note: This was originally…

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Bumper Sticker Challenge

Hey everybody, there were such good ideas being bandied about on this forum thread that we decided to launch a quick little contest. Design a new Etsy bumper sticker! We encourage teaming up: if you’re not a swell designer, but you’ve come up with a good slogan or the other way around. • 11.5″ x…

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Supplies Swap, Sho-nuff

Come on down to the Etsy Labs for our very first Supplies Swap! Tired of wading through your home’s knee-deep overflow of feathers, string, art supplies, and construction paper? Do you have trunk loads and/or small piles of old clothes, beads, books and papers, yarn, miscellaneous whatnots? Are you coveting piles of other kinds of…

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Up With Upcycling

And the weiner — er, winner — is…Wiener Bench by JackRabbit. We were impressed by JackRabbit’s ingenuity and dumpster diving. She scavenged discarded and broken furniture from the curb on trash night where she lives in Philadelphia. She also posted on Craigslist and collected sweaters headed for the garbage. The labor-intensive process of unraveling the…

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