Wow, I really can't say enough about what a wonderful event the Etsy Michigan Street Team put together in Detroit this past weekend! They organized a large Craft show that represented Etsy sellers in the area! Lauren (Stellaloella) and I flew to Detroit to help represent Etsy among so many amazing sellers! The event took place in a large theatre on one of the cutest little "Main Streets" we've ever seen! We are more than proud of the Etsy Street team (a huge thanks to Danielle and Heidi who organized the event) for getting together with this idea and really joining forces to make something happen in their area...this was an outstanding representation of their team and I cannot say it enough how proud and impressed we are.
I thought you guys might enjoy seeing some pics from the show:
Here's Lauren helping me set up the official Etsy table at the beginning of the show and a peek at what the table looked like in the morning:
We had tons of promo goodies and examples of what people are learning to do in the Labs! We explained to several people what the website Etsy was and how they could get involved by either shopping or selling on the site! WE are always so excited to hear that most people at these shows have already heard about Etsy, and we get even more excited when we find someone who has never heard of it, so we can open up a new world of the handmade goodness to them...hhaha!
All of the buttons, bumper stickers, stickers, and other goodies had vanished by the end of the show...so I'm hoping lots of Michigan area drivers will see some Etsy bumper stickers out there while stuck in traffic!
Here are the masses of brochures that the ladies of the Street Team designed and made themselves:
The more shows we visit, the more Etsy babies we find all over:
There's another Etsy baby and Daddy winning one of the hourly free raffles that were going on:
There were so many crafters, that the tables spilled out from inside the theatre to the outside sidewalks!
Whew! What a truly wonderful weekend Lauren and I had meeting so many of you Etsy sellers! It was so nice putting faces to names and to give you guys a chance to see some our faces behind Etsy!! Lauren and I both talked the whole way to the airport about how wonderful it was to see Etsy represented so well by you guys and realizing that there are so many more sellers just like you that are really taking initiative and doing something positive with their time all over the world! I hope one day we will be able to meet you all!
Keep up the good work guys!