We Like to Party!

As a close to 2010, we had a little member shindig over at Larry/the Kessler Craftsman's house in Dallas. We invited all our fellow Etsy Dallas members and their families to celebrate one more year of crafty fun with each other, and the end of 2010. Unfortunately, in the lives of busy artists and crafters, we can't really celebrate the holidays or the end of the year before the end of the year, so naturally this party was held in mid-January.

In celebration of the post-holidays, we had our very own Etsy Dallas style white elephant gift exchange. Each member brought one item from their Etsy shop to play with, and we had a great time politely stealing people's gifts in the game.

When you see Etsy Dallas, you know there's gonna be a photo booth somewhere. We took the photo booth in a totally DIY direction and made all our talented artists create the photo booth backdrop with their own self -portraits. This way it evolved and changed overnight as more pictures were added.

At the end of the evening we flooded Larry's studio with glue guns in hand to a table full of colorful craft supplies. Our mission was to make the most beautiful modern Texas-style mums as possible.
We then had a mum-off. what!?

We picked out 3 favorite mums and gave our winners super Etsy Dallas prizes. Our winners were Keith from Midnight Snack, Laura from Butter Design Lab and Jacky from Hi-Fi Jewelry.

Beautiful job everyone!

Cheers to what we did in 2010, and cheers again to what we can do in 2011.