Howdy Austin Crafters!
I am super excited to be hosting the first-ever Austin CRAFT Magazine Release party. My crafty partner-in-crime, Leslie Bonnell of Stitch Lab fame, will be co-hosting, and this shindig is gonna ROCK. We'll be at the Work*Shop on Sunday, June 1 from 1PM - 4PM. There will be fantastic door prizes, a hands-on project from the current issue of CRAFT, special guests (like Jenny Hart of Sublime Stitching!) and fantastic deals on CRAFT subscriptions (which if you don't have one already, you'll want one!) You can read more about the other special guests and door prizes on my blog: http://averagejanecrafter.blogspot.com/2008/05/austin-craft-magazine-release-party.html
You can also read more about the last round of CRAFT release parties on the Craftzine blog. They were a huge hit and are a great way to not only cross-promote crafty businesses, but also just to connect with folks and share in the creative process. 'Cause that's what makes crafting so fantastic!
I'm also going to be working on some other opportunities to help promote local crafters and connect folks, and I'll be promoting local crafters (especially ones with blogs) on my blog - which will be promoted on the CRAFT blog - which just so happens to get one million unique visitors a month. WOWZA.
Feel free to email me at averagejanecrafter at gmail dot com with questions or to let me know you are attending. You can also RSVP on Facebook here: (friend me while you're at it!)
If you have a local craft blog and blog about the event, please let me know. I'm setting up a special blog roll for Austin crafters on my blog and would love to promote you!
We're going to have loads of crafty fun! Please come!