John Marshall left a comment which I thought would be better profiled - and more widely read - if I posted it here:
Sounds like something that fits between a 'crafty' version of MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/ and the Make Blog: http://www.makezine.com/blog/ - MakerSpace?Any other suggestions?
Something that is more useful than: http://www.phdweblogs.net/ and looks and works more like: http://www.carbonmade.com/
Something like: We Make Craft Not Money: http://www.we-make-money-not-art.com/ bolted onto CGTalk: http://forums.cgsociety.org/ ?
How about starting something around New Craft Future Voices - like automatically making everyone who registers a contributor to this blog? Having a BoingBoing for Craft: http://boingboing.net/ would certainly be a start...