Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Swap-o-rama-rama at Maker Faire: Part 1

I'm still decompressing! It was an exhilarating, thrilling, over-the-top event all round. Here's the beginning of my pictures:

I finally got to meet Wendy Tremayne in person. I felt like I already knew her after a kajillion phone calls and emails, and I can confirm she is truly beautiful, funny, smart, generous and glows with an inner light. She can also wear a feather turban with grace and equanimity.

Anastazia from Bad Unkl Sista in the fashion show. Why not wear a costume every day?

Stefanie Gesiorski, AKA Stefbot, one of sewer/designers, modelling the halter dress she created from one of last year's t-shirts.

Dave Montie (the Treehouse guy) created this "Frankenstein" shirt, using a serger for the first time! He had people running to the Make store to try and buy one just like it - but this is a one-of-a -kind!

My brother Rob on the right and his buddy Justin - Rob is an electrical engineer who used a sewing machine for the first time this weekend to create a sarong!

Fibre Queen Ashley Foster shows Rob how to use the machine.

F'kir models one of Bad Unkl Sista's designs in the fashion show.

I made it out of the swap briefly to go meet Greg Der Ananian from Bazaar Bizarre. He was just as charming and witty as I imagined he would be. What a sweetie!

Look at this young wizard on the Janome machine!

And here's a mom and daughter creating a doll at Homeygrown's "Toys from Trash" station.

I'll have more pictures tomorrow - there's a lot to go through. But here's the best piece of advice I can possibly give - put Maker Faire on your vacation itinerary for next year. If you don't believe me, go check out the blog at - it boggles the mind!

1 comment:

  1. Jean-Pierre11:59 PM

    Hi Heather,

    WOW! WOW! WOW! What an amazing place/event you took part in. It must have been intoxicating, surrounded by so many creative people. Could this be the shape of the future? BRING IT ON!!


    ps. Hvae you come down yet?


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