Feeling crafty? Come celebrate Etsy's 5th birthday!
Friday marks the Web boutique's fifth birthday, and to celebrate, Etsy contributors and fans are throwing parties in more than 450 spots around the country -- including Tampa!
Expect more than 20 local craft-makers selling their accessories, several DIY craft stations, food from Ella's Americana Folk Art Cafe and cupcake decorating!
We're hoping to score some deals on local homemade jewelry and learn to embroider our own tote bags from Sonia Duggan, a home economics teacher who's planning to man her own stitching station at the event.
Event organizer Coryn Enfinger, also an Etsy merchant, said prices will range from $5 to "fine-art prices." She recommended bringing cash, as it's up to the individual vendors to provide debit card scanners.
"It's just going to be a lot of fun," Enfinger said. "Everybody is really pulling together."
See you there!
Guest Deal Diva Kim Wilmath (Welcome Kim!)