The Cotton Shoppe was a co-organiser for the Etsy Craft Party 2015, which took place last Saturday, 6 June. This is an annual craft event which took place worldwide on 5 and 6 June this year.
Organised by Simply for Love, this annual event saw a collaboration with other talented Etsy sellers such as Azallea Craft-Smiths, Ozzy & Lulu, Rough Beauty, Noruyo Creations and The Artbug to bring about a day of making and crafting. This is the 3rd Etsy Craft Party which Singapore is hosting and my second year of participation.
We received an overwhelming response for the Etsy Craft Party this year, with all 80 places for the craft party taken up one week before the event and many more participants on the waiting list! This year, we are very thankful to The Playtent for the generous sponsor of their spaces in Joo Chiat for the event. A total of about 85 people attended the event.
The theme of the craft party is Kaleidoscope: Paper Taking Shape. Participants had the opportunity to learn about paper weaving and create paper bracelets and paper gems.
We saw people from all walks of life attend the event, such as families with children, couples, friends and more. This is what crafting is about! It bonds communities through a common language and hands-on activities using simple media like paper, fabrics, plastic and more.
The most interesting activity during the craft party where we saw people coming together is the creation of a big community collage art piece using coloured papers and magazine pages. It’s such a wonderful sight seeing participants cutting and glueing papers, and piecing the artwork together, as a culmination of each person’s creativity!
What makes a party awesome? Yummy food of course! Many thanks to Dainty Candy and Puteri’s Baking Boutiq who had kindly sponsored food to feed our hungry crafters and took so much efforts to decorate the food corner! Not forgetting the refreshing lemonade drinks by Simply for Love to quench our thirst too!
Another favourite hit during the craft party was the fun photo booth and photography services, that were sponsored by Blissful Studios. Participants and crafters present had loads of great fun posing for shots using the funky props available. To view the fun shots, visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/BlissfulStudiosSG.
Hang on…the sweet finale to the craft party has to be the lucky draw with attractive handmade prizes contributed by the organisers and other crafters. There were a total of five prizes worth hundreds of dollars! Congratulations to the lucky winners!
Many thanks to Simply for Love for distributing a certificate of appreciation to all sponsors and organisers. It meant a lot to me and made me feel really proud to be a part of the organising committee!