Tuesday, March 10, 2009


As a proud member of the Etsy Austin street team, I am excited to tease you with some information about our activities during South by Southwest (SXSW), the highly anticipated event of the year in the heart of Texas. Members of the team have been working our tails off to recycle our friends' cast-off T-shirts into messenger bags that we're screenprinting and stuffing full of awesome crafty goodies including earrings, brooches, postcards, soaps and lots of other samples of the wares we artfully design and sell at http://www.etsyaustin.com/.

Not only will we be handing out over 300 of these handcrafted messenger bags-- we will also have a booth set up at Hill Country Weavers on South Congress Avenue where we'll demonstrate some of our favorite crafts, such as finger-knitting a pretty scarf (no needles!). We'll also be selling some of the products you see in our online shops. Our booth will be set up from noon to 7 pm on Saturday, March 14 and Sunday, March 15 and we'll be back out on Friday, March 20 and Saturday, March 21, 2009. Look for us in our cool blue Etsy Austin T-shirts that have been screenprinted with our team logo. The shirts make a great souvenir and can be purchased for $18 at our booth. *hint, hint*

While you're out and about enjoying all of the parties, please come by to say hello, do a little shopping, and show the love for the hard-working, creative, and friendly Etsy Austin team members.