Last night I trekked over to DUMBO in the rain to attend my first Etsy Labs craft night. I was a little nervous to walk into a new place full of strangers, but it was totally worth it! The event was completely laid back and everyone was very friendly. I had a lot of fun meeting new people and I learned how to make a tote bag out of recycled tyvek mailing envelopes. Betz White (author of Warm Fuzzies and Sewing Green) was there teaching us how to make the totes which are featured in her book. My tote turned out slightly wonky due to some not-so-careful sewing, but it was kind of a thrill to walk away from the evening with a cool thing that I had made! I plan to attend more Etsy Labs craft nights in the future. If you are in the Brooklyn area and plan on going to any of the upcoming craft nights, let me know – I’ll bring you some Swap-bot goodies!