Wednesday, July 15, 2009

etsy hits vancouver!

Ok, I am a bit of an Etsy fanatic, so when I heard that they were rolling into town as part of their Etsy West Coast Tour, I was super excited! Went to a coffee house beforehand to meet some of the crafty lady posse (the usual suspects - Track and Field and The Beautiful Project), where we all got a chance to meet Jan from Poppytalk as well as Etsy's Maria (the CEO) and Anda - all such nice and lovely ladies! At the meet up at Cambrian Hall, Maria and Anda were joined by Matt, where they all gave a little talk and had Q &A, while the rest of us nibbled on snacks.

One of my fave things of the event was meeting and seeing all the faces behind all the local etsy shops and blogs; we all got to wear name tags, so that made things much easier (a big Hi to everyone I met yesterday!!). Oh yah, and I also scored this cute souvenir scarf from the event! I will frame it and hang it on my wall and never wash it... ok... kidding... I'm not that fanatical, but I am happy I got one... woop woop! The tour is continuing on to Portland and San Fran, so check it out if you can!

26 comments:

Christina said...

That sounds like it was fun!!

Christie Cottage said...

How cool!

M.M.E. said...

That is so cool!!! There's no way they'll ever come to North Dakota. I'll just have to wait till I move somewhere big for grad school.

Jesse Dornan said...

What an awesome opportunity! I would love to sit in on one of those Q&A's!!!

nomadcraftsetc said...

That is awesome, I wish they new where ALbuquerque New Mexico was...sadly they will never seem my smiling face. :) Cool post!

Audrey said...

Sounds like a blast!! Lucky you!

our little love nest said...

I love it!! That would be so fun. So wishing I was back in the west for a bit. xoxo ( I think it may be just me but I couldn't get the last two links to work.)

cabin + cub said...

Thanks for letting me know! I fixed the links! ;)

Couture de Papier said...

I was running from a pup mix this AM ruins my whole day.Yesterday I saw a guy with 2 pit/cattle shepherds!

Kate8085 said...

Oh yay! That sounds like so much fun.
Wish I could have made it!

Tea said...

It was nice to run into you there and put a face to the blog and shop ;) -Tea (aka sugar lotus)

tikikiki said...

that scarf is cute!!! Sounds fun! In person Q&A would be AWESOME!!

dahlhaus said...

Nice blog and great to meet you! was a little jealous that you got the scarf, I have to admit:)
Heather

chloejessica said...

Sounds so fun!! I wish there was an East Coast Tour and they could visit me in Pompano Beach, Florida!! :)

lesley said...

oh, i wish i'd have had the chance to meet you! i wasn't able to stick around to say hi to everyone, but got to meet matt, anda + maria. what a fun evening + nice to hear what's up for etsy!

forrestina vintage said...

Portland? Did you say Portland...as in Oregon? When is the tour here? Good to know. :)

randi said...

sounds like a blast! i wish wish wish i could have come yesterday... but i will live vicariously (and probably ogle your scarf!). ;-)

Hollyrocks said...

I didn't even know they were doing this, but it sounds like lots of fun! I think it would be so neat to meet not only the people behind etsy, but also the nearby sellers. I wonder if they'll come through Oklahoma (lol).

ldeandyment said...

I was there last night too and I wish I had met you in person. I got a bad case on shyness and nerves even with our name tags and I slipped out early. Next time.

gretchenmist said...

this would've been great! i hope the head our way :)

Shannon said...

That sounds like fun! How nice to be able to put faces on some Etsy shops! :)

Anna said...

Oh so jealous! Sounds like fun :)

burrito said...

I'm so bummed I couldn't make it to the meeting - glad to hear it was good times!

seed. said...

Aaahhh! wish i could have been there...

courtney said...

i didn't make it when etsy visited toronto, but i totally wish i could've!

Hey Harriet said...

Oh lucky you! I wish Etsy would do a tour of Australia!!!