Craft Meetup Alert!

UPDATED: I’m closing reservations now since I have a limited number of space/tables and we’re full for the evening!  Please catch us next time…we’d love to have you join us!!! 

Just wanted to invite everyone to an event I’ve JUST decided to host along with my friend Karen of Pattern’s By Figgy’s. Karen and I met online earlier this year and in person this summer. Last week I mentioned I thought it was time for a local sewing meetup.  She probably had no idea how spontaneously I would act on that idea. So. Our first meetup will be next week Thursday, November 4 from 7-10 PM at Trinity Church of Livonia. It will be a child-free evening of sewing and crafting and hopefully snacks. I actually feel very strongly about the snack part.

If you live within driving distance of Livonia, Michigan come join us to sew, knit, craft, or just hang out with fun crafty people and see the latest shade of Karen’s hair (last checked: purple. At last sighting her ears were still a little purple too). Bring a crafty project to work/procrastinate on (Warning: we will probably ooh and ah over it). Also, I really even hate to mention this but Christmas is coming and it’s time to get started on those handmade gifts…

We will provide: comfy chairs, tables and outlets/cords for sewing machines, ironing board/iron, cutting mat, possibly some snacks.

Bring your own: crafty project, sewing machine if applicable, snacks to share if you like. 

RSVP: If you think you might be able to come (no strong commitment required, just a sincere interest), email me no later than Wednesday, November 3 so I can give you directions and provide you with any other details you might need.

And if you can’t make it this time, don’t worry, we’ll have another one soon! Let me know if you have ideas for other locations or a more clever name for our group. Please share this post with anyone else you think would be interested (see new leetle sharing buttons at the bottom of this post or use the image above). I’d love help getting the word out. See you next week!

38 thoughts on “Craft Meetup Alert!

  1. I'm in Columbus, Ohio and this is just close enough to be tempting, but just far enough to make everyone I know think I'm crazy for going!

  2. Haha Emily…I dont even know how many hours of a drive this would be for me as Im in NYState but man….Id LOVE to come!

  3. AHHHH!!! If you had only planned it a week later, I would totally be there. My husband and I are from the Ann Arbor and Troy area. πŸ™ I hope you do another one and I can come.

  4. I would absolutely l.o.v.e to come, but it's a little too far to drive on a weekday (I'm in Lansing). Maybe the next one could be on a Saturday???

  5. so depressing. Even if I was at home in America, I would still be waaaaaay too far. And that's saying a lot, since I pretty much go anywhere for food. I guess it would depend on what kind of snacks you were offering πŸ™‚

  6. For a weeknight, it's a bit too much of a drive for me. Mapquest says 1hr, 57mins from my place in Ontario. If the next one is on a Saturday, I'd seriously consider going! I'd love to meet you, Rae, and all others in the area!

  7. No fair! I don't live in Michigan!!! Lol, sounds like you guys will have a great time πŸ™‚

  8. Well…I guess we'll just have to have a Saturday one sometime soon, eh?

    And for those of you on the fence, we'd love to have you!!! Just LMK…

  9. Oooo! I'd love to join you! But alas, SD is a bit too far of a drive. Heck, even when I lived in MI I was too far away. I was up here (points to left thumb) – you know, da UP, eh.

  10. I am praying for bad weather so that my husband won't be golfing and I can come!! I have so many unfinished projects I can bring along.

  11. I grew up in Livonia – lived there all my life! I'm in Holland now, a few hours west. Too far for a weekend for me as well πŸ™

  12. I think your name should have something to do with mittens, since Michigan is shaped like a mitten. My friend is from MI, and she's always showing people where's she from on her hand.

  13. If you're ever in the Seattle area I'd be happy to help you host a west coast craft party! So sad to live too far away! πŸ™

  14. For a moment I contemplated: I could just drive the four hours, leave the toddler with family in the area, nurse the baby right before I leave, and come back in two hours so I can nurse her again…only to drive back four more hours home–I have a tendency to do too much in the name of crafting.

    I won't be able to attend this time, but look forward to reading about it!

  15. Also, I'll be coming from Ann Arbor. If anyone else from A2/Ypsi wants to carpool, please be in touch (2hippos [at] gmail).

  16. Definitely interested, just need to make sure the Hubby isn't working late that night! So excited that there is FINALLY a fun crafting night so close to me!

    wow, i didn't know you were even in the same state as me.

    I could make it there in 2 hours. maybe i'll have to think seriously about coming over from GR.


  18. WOW! I love Figgy's patterns! I could move to Michigan right now just to join you two! But from Sweden that would take quite a lot of preparing…. I think you should do Stockholm next! πŸ™‚

  19. What?!?! You live in Michigan!?!? I'm an avid reader of your blog and just moved from Ann Arbor (I've lived there my whole life) to North Carolina. Of course I now find out I lived just around the corner…. Wish I could make it!

  20. I am very interested in future meetings. Maybe get a Flickr group started or a way for us all to communicate? I live in Jackson and would wanting to come out that way. Sounds like there are quite a few in southern MI, maybe make it a little more east this way? πŸ˜‰

  21. Livonia?!?! Really?!?! I live in Redford! This is great! I'm not working that day either – I'm planning on being there – with snacks too πŸ™‚ Can't wait to meet you in person!

  22. Count on me and a friend too! I loved your site for a long time! Thanks so much for putting this together! I feel like I'm going to meet a celebrity!! I live Downriver so this is so close!!

  23. Jennie: Send me an email off comments so I can send you directions and so I have a way to get ahold of you. Thrilled you guys can come!

  24. what a great idea!

    i was just in the area last week visiting where i grew up/my family but am now back on the east coast.

    i'm sure it will be a blast and i can't wait to hear all the details from my friend emily who will be there, that lucky girl πŸ™‚

  25. I think you mean Crafters' Meet-up. You can't have a meet-up with only one Crafter, which is the number "Crafter's" indicates.

  26. I really wish this would work out for me since I am only about 15 minutes from Livonia area (small world) but I am not sure after taking the GRE (qualifying exam for my PhD applications) I will feel up to it.

    Will you be hosting another one?

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