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spydie
« on: November 10, 2007 08:08:52 PM »

I live in the Lockport/Romeoville area, fairly close to Plainfield, Joliet, Naperville, and Bolingbrook.  I am organizing a crafting night every 3rd tuesday (Starting November 3) in my area.  I was wondering if anyone on the forums in the area would be interested in attending something like this.  I'm basically organizing this because a few friends of mine have had trouble getting their cosplay ready for ACEN in May, and it manages their time a bit better and I get to teach them a few tricks.  Each month we choose 2 movies and I will cook for everyone.  The only things I ask is that you brink your own supplies and one thing to share with everyone (a bag of chips or a bottle of pop.  Nothing major) because things like this get majorly pricey on my end, especially when I have to make 2 separate main dishes, because half of my friends are vegetarian.

Leave me a messege if you would be interested in something like this.
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holliehobbie
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2008 07:11:01 PM »

i'm new to the joliet area and would love to meet new crafters!  do you all still get together?  ~hollie
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spydie
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2008 07:14:51 PM »

There was never a get together...I'm such a lonely crafter ;_;
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stargardener
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2008 07:20:21 AM »

ooooh I am in Minooka!!!!  I can't believe that I missed this one! 

I would love to see some crafty peeps!
I embroider and am learning to crochet.  I like fabric and to make things for my daughter who is 1.  I can't afford the cute boutiquey clothes I want her to wear, its a good thing everything old is new again! 
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PiercedPrincess
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2008 12:48:23 PM »

I'd come and you know it. I miss the madness of our days where we'd sew for hours and hours!
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stargardener
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2008 05:58:03 AM »

What type of crafts do you all do? 

I was thinking about looking into this sale this weekend its in W. Chicago, but it looks like lots of cool crafting stuff!  Vintage FABRIX!!!!!!!!!!! 

http://www.estatesales.net/estate-sales/36156.aspx

Maybe we could meet and get a coffee and buy 'em out! 

(Mods if this kinda thing isn't OK, I am sorry!)

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holliehobbie
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2008 06:33:06 PM »

Oh my word!  That estate sale looks heavenly!!  Unfortunately I'll be at a graduation party saturday.  would love to join up sometime though.  i'm really into sewing as well, adore vintage fabrics and love general crafting.  Smiley
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stargardener
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2008 05:46:00 AM »

I didn't get to go to that sale & I was really sad about it, but we will have to keep our eyes open  for more good vintage sales! 

Do you guys know any good thrift shops in the area?  I had a BLAST one monday at Unique Thrift in Joliet!  What a crazy mess.  I accidentally went on 50% off monday...it was so wild!  & totally fun!
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stargardener
« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2008 07:35:46 AM »

I know that you all are a bit of a drive from here, but if you are interested there is an artist showcase(?) I think that is what they are calling it...at Bean Encounters in Minooka, a little coffee shop.  from 1-6 on Saturday May 30th. 

Does anyone want to meet?

Bean Encounters Coffee Co
859 S Ridge Rd, Minooka, IL 60447
 
(815) 521-3747
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IamSusie
« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2008 07:51:08 AM »

My MeetUp group meets on the third Wednesdays at a Portillos in Schaumburg.  It's not particularly close to you, but one of our members comes from DeKalb.
We are The Chicagoland Craft Collective
I live way up north in Grayslake which is close to Great America and almost in Wisconsin.

Maybe you can find a group closer to you though MeetUp?
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