Wednesday, September 17, 2008

A Crafty Google Map of Austin!

Earlier this year, my craft guru, Diane Gilleland, created a brilliant crafty Google Map of Portland, highlighting all the cool crafty spots in her awesome city. Through collaboration from the active Portland community, it has grown to be a complex list of all places remotely craft related in Portland: fabric stores, places where you can take classes, thrift stores and more.

She wrote about how she put the map together for Craft08, and from her inspiration and clear instruction inspired me to create a similar map for the Austin crafting community. I first posted about the map on Craftzine, and I'm reposting it here in case you missed it. If you know of hot spots that need adding, add them! I love seeing the little dropped pins growing in number ..... :


  1. I love the map! I'm hoping to make it to Maker Faire next month and found a couple of places I feel the *need* to check out. Very cool!

  2. in case you haven't seen, here's a listing of fabric shops around town done by another blogger:

  3. Hi Nanann!

    Yep! Kim and I emailed about the map when I was putting it together. I was trying to figure out a way to easily import the places that were in her list and on a big map of fabric stores she posted about on True Up a while back. I need to check in to that again. I'm hoping folks will keep adding stuff on their own so it's a truly collaborative effort. So far, so good! Other folks have been adding things!

    Tsoniki - I hope you do come for Maker Faire! It's gonna ROCK! We must connect if you do! :)

  4. You have an endless supply of awesome! This is just what I need when I have guests or an empty Saturday.

  5. Awesome idea, thank you! I added the cake decorating supply shop I just found (although really, Michaels/Hobby Lobby with a 40% off coupon in hand is still the best way to get cake pans, but this shop has stuff the big box stores don't carry) and I'll add others as I think of them. :)


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