I just finished reading Faythe Levine & Cortney Heimerl’s Handmade Nation. First of all, you need to pick it up and check it out. A great history on why the DIY mindset and culture has become such a popular venue. (Did you know that during war times, handicrafts have consistently made a resurgence?) It also delves further into all of these amazing off shoot groups of funky crafters and craftistas and one in particular caught my attention: The Church of Craft.

  • Their mission statement as seen on their website: The Church of Craft aims to create an environment where any and all acts of making have value to our humanness. When we find moments of creation in our everyday activities, we also find simple satisfaction. The power of creating gives us the confidence to live our lives with all the love we can. By promoting creativity, we offer access to an interfaith spiritual practice that is self-determined and proactive. The Church of Craft maintains no dogma or doctrine beyond what every member believes for themselves.

I think this is something that we can really get behind. A group of awesome like minded people that get together to create things? A little wine, come munchies, kickin crafts…Count me in! So tell me Anchorage, is this something you would like to get started? Back when Bella was a wee-babe we had a weekly get together called ‘Get Your Craft On’ which was loads of fun, but once a week is a lot to ask of, well, everyone…so we would be looking at a monthly get together….

I’m excited to hear your thoughts! In the meantime I will be doing some preliminary planning…Muhahaha!