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:
Anyone who follows what is going on in the Etsy world has probably heard of the Last Friday Trunk Shows. Etsy Labs invites different street teams to have shows at their place in Brooklyn on the last Friday of the month. I’ve heard mixed things about it but then again that happens with anything that is new and working out the kinks. Anyway, the Texas street team is invited for the last Friday and Saturday in September and I decided to go in person. Can’t really afford it but I love New York and have never tromped around Brooklyn so I’m excited. If I sell some stuff great, if not, well, I’m in New York 🙂 I haven’t traveled outside the state in awhile so I’m looking forward to it. I’m trying to compile a list of places to visit, both for myself and to see if I can get my stuff in some shops up there. I’m taking suggestions. I know I still have a few weeks but I’m getting excited. So take a look at the poster I designed. Hopefully you’ll see it around 🙂