Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Happy, Happy Birthday, KCEtsy!

This week marks our 2nd birthday and Tuesday night we celebrated with a team meet and greet, gift exchange and of course, cupcakes! We had a wonderful time sharing ideas, techniques and favorite finds, brainstorming and planning for future team events, and finally putting faces with shops and online avatars. What a talented and friendly group of dedicated artists and artisans!

Our team member gift exchange was super fun. Everyone brought a little goodie - a sample if you will - from their shop, we swapped gifts and had a little show and tell. When shopping online you sometimes wonder if what you see is what you get. This was one of the first times many of us had been able to to see, touch, admire, inspect, and in somecases smell what up until now we've only seen online ... I'm here to tell you with these shops, what you get is even better than what you see. No one was disappointed!

Here are the contributions:
What are all these goodies you ask? I'll start in the back and introduce you to everything moving left to right ...

We have a 12x12 poster from shawnanonna, clutch from SouthHouseBoutique, hand towel from MondeDesign, bracelet from SilverTroveDesigns, anklet and ring from NewelryJewelry, small glazed dish from glazedearth, tote and wallet from StructuralExpression, map envelopes and business card holders from DumbKidDesigns, lip balm, soap and candle from ajscountrycottage, baby burp cloth bundle from TinyStitches, diaper dot air freshener and diaper tote from polkadotpapoose, tree notecards from HarvestofPeace.

And all the contributors:
Left to right, starting with the back row, we have Kathleen of TinyStitches, Shelli of MondeDesign, AJ of ajscountrycottage, Susanne of DumbKidDesigns, Diane of SouthHouseBoutique, Nicole of StructuralExpression, Annalee of NewelryJewelry, Carol of SiverTrove, Shawna of shawnanonna, Teressa of HarvestofPeace, Judy of glazedearth, and Tara of polkadotpapoose.

7 comments:

AJ said...

Thanks for the pictures and cupcakes! Had a great time meeting everyone, discussing/planning, and exchanging goodies!

BBesigns said...

So sorry I missed the fun

Dumb Kid Designs said...

WOW! I feel so lucky to belong to such a talented and beautiful group of people - inside and out!!! Had loads of fun, can't wait until the next meeting! I love'd the goodie swap and the cupcakes!

polkadot papoose said...

This was so much fun! I can't wait to get together with you all again :)

The Kansas City Etsy Street Team: said...

Barb you were totally missed!! Next time girl, next time!

Structural Expression said...

I was so happy to meet everyone! Looking forward to next time!

Newelryjewelry said...

Thank you for posting the pictures that night. I had a great time and very exciting to be able to personally talking to the real local etsy fellows. I am looking forward to meeting or doing something fun with you guys again.

Thanks, Anchalee