Outfit Rewind: Etsy Craft Party

Jun 26, 2013 | 27 Comments

The rewind piece for today…

Original post date: 4/8/10 (Click here for full project steps and original post!)

The Before Look:

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Dress - Goodwill - $1 Dress

BEFORE

The After Look:

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Dress - Goodwill - $1 Dress

AFTER  #1

This is what I wore to celebrate LG’s engagement to MRC over three years ago!  They got married since then and this shirt will always remind me of that fun night when I saw her ring for the first time!

Check out how I reworked this to be the perfect outfit for last week’s Etsy Craft Night!

For the second time around, I took a light denim wrap skirt (another $1 find that didn’t need any work) and tied a bow above my waist, tucking the shirt in.

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Dress - Goodwill - $1 Dress

AFTER #2

I layered with some vintage beads, my vintage Dooney & Bourke purse, aviators, and…

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Dress - Goodwill - $1 Dress

M’Accessories

..my monogrammed “M” wooden necklace I made HERE.

 New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Dress - Etsy Craft Party

Charm!!

I love these two totally different looks!!

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Dress - Goodwill - $1 Dress

Outfit Rewind!!

With my new outfit on, it was time to head to the Etsy Craft Party that was being held at the Creative Outlet Studios in Costa Mesa, CA with the Academy of Handmade Artists & Supporters.  Couldn’t have been a more perfect location – high ceilings, amazing light, tons of crafting space…I can’t wait to come back to play with all the sewing machines and screen printers more!

 New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Dress - Etsy Craft Party

Etsy Craft Party!!

I had a booth making pins with leather scraps and felt…

 New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Dress - Etsy Craft Party

My Stayche.

…and was prepping every little detail including these Mod Podged egg carton tops with Thomas Guides (RIP my Thomas Guide circa 1999.  It was real.) holding the pin backs as well as Knot & Bow glitter twine which I can’t get enough of.

 New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Dress - Etsy Craft Party

Station prep!

I tried to get a few samples made before everyone arrived – this one came home with me because I wanted to add a hair clip to the back of it.  It turned out super cute!!  (I’ll get the finished product up soon!)

 New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Dress - Etsy Craft Party

Makin’ leather examples!

It was such fun seeing everyone line up at the entrance in anticipation of an epic craft night!!

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Dress - Etsy Craft Party

And the masses have arrived!!

I was so happy I got a shot of my first crafter!!  We cut out a leather heart to put at the end of a bobby pin for her.

 New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Dress - Etsy Craft Party

First gal through the door!

As the night went on, I saw some amazing craftiness at my table…

 New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Dress - Etsy Craft Party

Pups!

The best part was observing the different shades of felt and leather guests took and then seeing the finished product just minutes later.

 New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Dress - Etsy Craft Party

Elephants!

I was completely blown away by everyone’s creativity!

 New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Dress - Etsy Craft Party

Bouquets!

Everyone glued…

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Dress - Etsy Craft Party

Hey Aleene’s Tacky Glue!

…and left their pieces on the table to dry…

 New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Dress - Etsy Craft Party

Dry that glue!

…so they could go take part in other fun crafty stations.  Right by me was an amazing ribbon making booth with Epson label makers.  (Yep, you heard me…RIBBON! You can personalize it, yo!!)

 New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Dress - Etsy Craft Party

Look like label makers, but print out ribbon. Ridic!

There was also some screen printing (as you can see from the sheet above with the red horse) as well as a letterpress that I even got a chance to try out.  We made the cutest gift tags with “for you” pressed in.

 New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Dress - Etsy Craft Party

(Elbow) Grease is the Word!!

Another favorite booth was the natural dye table that was run by the fabulous KC.

 New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Dress - Etsy Craft Party

Rockin the hat and newly dyed sarong like a boss.

Look at the gorgeous shade of yellow that the tumeric turns silk!

 New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Dress - Etsy Craft Party

Yep, I’m in love with this color

I was also in a yellow mood along with attendee Dani…we totally matched!

 New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Dress - Etsy Craft Party

Matchy matchy!

There were crock pots set up with a variety of natural dyes like coffee and onion peels to soak fabric in.

 New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Dress - Etsy Craft Party

Alert. This is not minestrone soup. Alert.

We made cards using one of my favorite tools, the Cricut

 New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Dress - Etsy Craft Party

Cricut card crafting!

We had Cake Bar LA cupcakes

 New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Dress - Etsy Craft Party

These were an amazing Irish Car Bomb – yep, alcohol infused!

…and bid on amazing raffles including this fab pack from Fiskars

 New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Dress - Etsy Craft Party

Fiskars goodies!

…and seriously cool Etsy artists!  (Check out the list of Etsy-ers from our event HERE!)

 New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Dress - Etsy Craft Party

More raffle treats!

It was such an incredible night of getting creative, getting our hands a little dirty, and having fun while doing all of it!

 New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Dress - Etsy Craft Party

Selfie!

I mean what’s a little glue to be peeled off your fingers, right?  I mean I’m not gonna lie…I loved putting Elmers Glue on my hands, waiting for it to dry, and then peeling it off when I was 7.  I know, I was that girl :)

Recycled top for a fun crafty night!

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