My maker faire weekend!

Bizarre Bazarre

So, I feel a little neglecting of my blog these past few days. I went to Maker Faire through my work (been super busy prepping) and I have some really cool pics to share this week. I think I’ll break it up into a few different posts so that I can better expand upon the creativity I saw there!

There was a lot of inspiration to be found. My favorite part was Bizarre Bazarre and seeing all the cool innovation there…I was super impressed with the variety…I just wish it wasn’t as crowded as it was. I like to be able to look around 3 or 4 times and make my mind up on my purchases, but it was really, really crowded!

I really loved a lot of the crafts, but a few of the vendors stood out to me!

tara to the t

tara to the t merchandise

tara to the t headband

Loved meeting Tara Tonini…her business name is Tara to the T. She was the prettiest girl at the Faire. I love her vintage retro style and her airline-inspired theme. She told me it takes her 45 minutes to do her hair this way. I totally love people who live and breathe a past era in our modern times. To me, it is very refreshing. She had super cute flight attendant uniforms, hats, and feather headbands (that’s the one I bought above) and accessories with sass. She was super sweet too and so genuine and that made me like her even more. Doesn’t she look like a movie star?

katy kristin

I also loved the signage, buttons, jewelry and all kinds of crafty goodness at Katy Kristin’s shop! She had such whimsical designs. I bought a cute Pippi Longstocking button and a red and white gingham buttom of Goldilocks and the Three bears.

sweet postcards

These cards from Motormouth Press totally jumped out at me. I don’t know what it is, but I have a literal and figurative sweet tooth and these cards popped out at me right away. I love neopolitan ice cream bars. The first thing they remind me of is the freeze dried ice cream bars that I saw in 8th grade on a Space Center trip.

my imaginary boyfriend

swell ribbon

Also loved seeing Erika at My Imaginary Boyfriend’s booth. Her stuff was super whimsical and cool and you just have to love that banner! Also, who doesn’t love her shop name (it reminds me of a certain imaginary boyfriend I have). For a while, I’ve honestly thought that award ribbons should come back and I guess she did too! I found one that totally spoke to me! How could I not buy it? I have another story to tell involving this ribbon that I am on the fence about telling about, but it is a pretty good story. I’ll have to think about if I want to reveal it or not!

I also talked to a lot of other cool people as well, including the DJ (I was charging my phone next to him). He did DJing as a hobby, but he was a farmer and a ceramicist. How cool is that? He was playing some really cool tunes!

Check back tomorrow and I’ll share more about the cool stuff I saw and people I met. I promise it will be good stuff!

Until next time Swellions!



  1. says

    Thank you soooo much for the supper shout out! It was great meeting you this weekend! I’ll be back in California for Renagade LA and SF, hopefully we can meet up then and do something fun!

    Tara to the T

  2. says

    I had a blast too! We walked all day long! I also have a gang of pics. I am hoping to upload tomorrow.

    Oh, by the way, the little Chica doll you gave me had a broken arm. Awwww, but no worries, I operated on her and she is as good as new. 😀 hehe.

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