I'd like to invite crafters, indie business entrepeneurs and anyone who likes to play with others in a setting that involves creative endeavors to come to a general interest meeting on Wednesday, May 23 at 7 p.m. I know some people had expressed they could not make the Astoria Crafty Knitty times, and this group would in fact be a separate entity so as to expand to other ventures and to preserve the ACK as it stands.
Let's get together and discuss the possibility of starting a group with regular meetings, events and workshops-- and even consider creating an Astoria craft mafia, if people are so inclined.
If you plan on coming, suggest a meeting spot (I know Tell Astorya was mentioned) and let me know you will be there! Sure I could go and craft by myself on Wednesday, but that wouldn't be as fun-- so if this is gonna happen, get on board and say hello!
Info about the craft mafia-ness can be found at: www.craftmafia.org
Two things I will point out about starting that in Astoria: it involves a yearly membership fee and requires at least three creative members with different businesses (online counts) to start a group. Members do get the benefits of being part of a larger network, which is helpful in getting a name out there.