The Maker Faire was a blast, literally - when I gave my Knit a Toy workshop I often had to talk over the sound of a machine (outside the hall) shooting out huge, booming fire balls. I didn't mind at all - I loved how the fair celebrated every kind of making - technology, engineering, art, music, craft. We tend to separate ourselves into our little camps, but when it comes down to it, everyone who enjoys creating shares a bond with all the other creative folks, don't we?
I loved doing the workshop, the participants were so nice and I didn't faint or anything. I even had time to show them how I wire up my toys to pose them for photos - the results of which you can see above. Kelly of buzzville came to my workshop, which thrilled me to no end. Thank you to Kelly and all of the sweet folks who were able to make it, I hope you had as much fun as I did.
The Bazaar Bizarre was there, too, with lots of crafters selling their wares - I was so happy to pick up a wonderful Poketo messenger bag that is large enough to hold about 5 magazines, a couple of books, my wallet, my camera, and my embroidery, but with a wide enough strap that I don't feel the weight of all of it. And it has a stunning silk-screened design by the artist PCP - all of Poketo's items are collaborations with artists, and they're all really lovely. Here's an image of the bag - it's not available on their website at the moment but I think it will be soon... I also ran into my pal Jenna, who is now the proud mother of two beautiful children and creates cool baby stuff for her company Tartlette.
All in all, a good day. And then I took a very, very long nap.