YAY! I'm in Clearwater, in the vicinity of Drew St & Highland Ave. I'm so looking forward to meeting other local crafty folks, since all of my friends are of the male (and non-crafting) persuasion -- consequently, as a warning, i can be a bit uncouth and i do like my beer.
If any of you would like to meet up for some innocent ...umm... meetin'-up, you're welcome to stop by my work for a chat.
There'll be no crafting involved there, of course, since it IS work and I happen to do most of it in a rather small room surrounded by various herptiles/invertebrates... Yup, I work at one of the last indie pet shops in the area --> PETS UNLIMITED on Drew Street (between Hercules & Keene). I'm generally there in the afternoons/evenings.
I wanted to let you know, just in case you did not already know..in clearwater off of 19 at the tri plaza..there is a craft store there which you stay there and create different crafts. Usually there are other people there as well. It isn't a big place. Check it out. I hope I had something to new share with you.
Do you have any idea where
on US 19 it is? What's it called? The only crafty stores I know of on 19 are two JoAnn's (one by East Bay and one up by Curlew) and they generally aren't super-supportive of settling in and crafting (unless, of course, you pay for one of their classes).
I love st. petersburg, i dont think anyone quite appreciates how lucky they are to live there.
I LOVE St. Pete - I actually live in Clearwater, which I hate, because it's something of a black hole as far as the arts or any kind of community go. My boyfriend and I are/were actually looking to buy a house in the 'Burg, but all the yuppies have caught on to the fact that it's super-cool and the property values are now OUTRAGEOUS.
**insert long, LONG rant about how the HELL you could charge $500K for less than 1000 square feet** Ahem... best of luck to you. If you're brave, there are some fantastic deals right next to the projects.