Friday, September 9, 2016


Hi Crafty Readers! 
Another transitional weekend ahead... that space between summer and fall when, I don't know about you, but I get all kinds of creative ideas! Over at the shop we'll be doing a Fall Brainstorming Session to help rally those ideas into achievable projects.
Our upcoming class schedule is on our temporary website here. And you can also check out our Facebook page for most detailed info.

We hope to get better about Blog postings again as there is so much to say about the Maker Movement and projects, and techniques, and learning,...
Anyway, for now:
September is National Sewing Month! - time to learn, or get out that machine you haven't used in a while. We can help over at the studio.
October 15th is I Love Yarn Day! - we'll be celebrating! 
Stay cool, thinking of fall and winter ahead!
Elisabeth for

Optimistic Crafts

Sunday, June 12, 2016

It's a Craft Party Weekend! June 18th & 19th, 2016

Etsy encourages the creative community to celebrate their birthday every year by having an #etsycraftparty, we're hosting at Optimistic Crafts DIY studio space.
Join us Saturday and/or Sunday to celebrate!

12pm - 6+pm
It's an open house for craftiness...

We'll have acitvities to work on in our space including:
Crochet Tutorials
Pom pom key chain or embellishment
A simple sewing project
Votive candle-holders to papermaché
Embroidery projects
Misc. yarn, paper, and other materials so you can get creative.
Light refreshments
Note, there will be project fees based on each project and materials use. (starting at $5)

FREE - Bring a project you made or are making for show-and-tell and to work on in the air-conditioned space or on the breezy balcony

Optimistic Crafts is at
37-02 Astoria Boulevard South #302
ring "Optimistic" on the A-Z call button - elevator to the 3rd floor
Check out our Facebook page for the most details and to RSVP 
(RSVP preferred, but not necessary).

Regular hours: every Saturday 12-6 and by appointments Sundays and evenings.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Sunday March 20th in Astoria...

Optimistic Crafts is bringing our DIY enthusiasm and some of our kits and supplies to the Bohemian Hall Beer Garden Spring Market on Sunday 3/20/16.

Hope you can stop on by and celebrate the beginning of Spring!

 Bring a knitting or crochet or stitching project to craft in public in the Beer Garden!