Friday, November 27, 2015

Small Business Saturday and being Thankful

Hi readers,
Well THE Season is upon us! Are you making things for the Holidays? I'm making a few small gift items...secret for now... optimistic that I will finish in time! Spending the weekend being thankful that my hands and eyes work to create! 
Over at Optimistic Crafts' headquarters, we'll be celebrating Small Business Saturday. This "small" event has become a BIG deal for independent businesses and is a great time to go out and support your local neighborhood favorite shops, many of them offering specials or at least some tasty treats to sample while you enjoy their spaces. Got a favorite local spot? Show them some love, or if you are visiting somewhere, explore! #shopsmall 

Here in Astoria, Queens there's a big retail crawl. Some of my favorite shops are participating! I hope to attend some before and after Optimistic Crafts.
I'll be at Optimistic Crafts from 12-7 with some fun embroidery projects - one making personalized ribbon tags for your holiday gifts. You can "write" a message or someone's name for a couple bucks materials fee. We'll also be adding a slew of beginner classes for the upcoming Saturdays so stop by to learn more and sign up. Tell us you read this and get a special offer (Sat. 11/28 only). We also have some great gifts in our mini shop.
gift tag and pom poms at Optimistic Crafts

Whatever you are up to this weekend, I hope you have a peaceful and enjoyable time!
All the best,
Elisabeth for
Optimistic Crafts