I had some great neighbors at the Bazaar Bizarre/Maker Faire. I think most of the $$$ I spent was at the booths around me because I only had intermittent help during the show. My dear, dear BF spent most of the time on his gas powered skateboard and gas powered bicycle. I think those toys were more popular than my jewelry when they were parked outside my tent 🙂
Anyway, I wanted to share some pictures of the crafters near my booth. They all had such wonderful work.
Xylocopa: They were right across from me. I think that is why I ended up with so many things from their booth 🙂 I was staring at it for two days. I bought one of the awesome paper skulls (with a moustache!) and a couple of the blocks. All of her original illustrations are etched/cut with a laser. Amazing.
Some of the jewelry Michele of Xylocopa created.
Loop+Lil: I loved her sign. She had some very precious baby clothes, cute scarves and whimsical flower pins.
harrilu: I bought the black shirt in this picture. There isn’t a picture of it but they also have this awesome Mexican wrestling mask shirt.
Designs by Lanese: These hand puppets are so soft and cute. And the Cupcakes for One were a great idea. She was behind me so I could hear the customers oohing and awwing over those 🙂
A few other favorites of mine from Maker Faire:
I intended to post some images of the freebie I was making for Maker Faire but ended up scrambling around doing all sorts of other last minute things right up to the morning I was setting up.
So here are some images of what I was doing:
I ended up using the rabbit image for the final product
My jig for cutting the bookmarks
I was using my Gocco and making bookmarks (that ended up being just postcards because of a bad initial paper choice). Don’t use that awful Stardream paper with the Gocco. The ink just mushes around because it can’t really adhere to the plasticy finish.
I made about 100 and they quickly disappeared. Think I might block off the Maker Faire part and make some thank you notes.