I had the pleasure of having dinner with Lauren and Susan of Creative Outlet Studios one night. They are an awesome mother-daughter team with a new studio and workshop facility in Orange County. I can't wait for a good excuse to head down there and see the space (and maybe even teach a workshop or two!)
Trudy of The Quilters Studio was one of my eager students and she even let me test one of the Bernina sewing machines for it's paper sewing abilities (I later bought one!). Tiffany Han is an amazing life coach. If you're a crafter and in need direction/motivation, she's the person for you!
Matthew William was the photographer extraordinaire for the conference. Check out all his great shots of the event at matthewwilliamphotography.com. Marlo, of I Make Cute Stuff, was fun and knows her stuff when it comes to business planning and Etsy.
These lovely ladies were all involved in my first workshop. Annelies works at Attune Foods, my sponsor and an event sponsor. She is also a darn good food poet. Dawn of Thrilly Frills and Michelle E. Black ended up being folks I hung out with throughout the entire event. They're talented and I hope we stay in touch!
Kaitlin, or Stunningly Strange, stuck with me through many a panel discussion and the 80s Dance Party. She makes mixed media pieces and gorgeous dolls. She and her husband also recently opened a gallery in Edmonds, Washington. Anne of Crafty Diversions is super fun and even formed an impromptu knitting club with me a few other ladies one night.
A lady with 2 business cards, now that's my kinda gal! These are from none other than Steph Cortes, of NerdJerk. Making geeks cool one by one, she's also got great ideas to help your Etsy shop flourish.
And now for these two charming folks! Julie, over at Rotten Cupcakes, is an enthusiastic and energetic graphic designer and knitter of brightly colored 'floppy berets'. Maggie Hannon is a fun, bookish person into crafting and many other things.
This collection of business cards is just a sampling of what I came home with and the folks I met. I'm sorry if you didn't make it into the post, I still love you, and feel free to contact me so I can include you in a future post.