Meeting and making new friends at Maker Faire!

This past weekend at Maker Faire, I met so many cool people (not all were new, because I knew of them or had conversed with them over e-mail). Anyway, it is always super cool to meet people who you’ve admired from afar.

crafty pink ladies
Here’s me with Kathy a.k.a. Crafty Chica and Sister Diane! I’ve actually hung with Kathy before and always have a great time with her, but it was my first time meeting Diane. She has so much insight and it was so cool to talk and share ideas and thoughts on the craft industry together. It was awesome! Oh, and by the way, notice the shirt I’m wearing, I bought it at Old Navy and died it randomly with Purple One-Step Tie dye from Tulip™.

maya in the moment
I also was stoked to get to hang with Kathy’s daughter Maya. I’ve enjoyed watching Maya’s videos online and she is so funny and sweet 🙂 We goofed off and I even did my Roger Rabbit dance for her to film. We will see if they show up later in one of her videos.

me & peptogirl
My soul sister in design and craftiness Amy Cluck a.k.a. Peptogirl was also there and we walked around the show together for a bit (we had to stop to try on some wooden mustaches). If you haven’t visited her web site, it is a must! It is so adorable and totally my speed! She has put together Indie Sacramento for quite a while now and I don’t know how she does it all! Her blog is one of my favorite blogs…I totally appreciate the design (I think we have a similar design aesthetic in a lot of ways) and she makes the cutest crafts 🙂 She has a lot of tutorials and business insight on there too! I’m hoping maybe we can hang out some weekend together…we’re only like 3 hours away from each other!

I also had the pleasure of meeting and talking social media with Rob of Threadbanger, chatting it up with the Craftzine gal editors, meeting paper extroidonaire Jeffrey Rudell, Backcountry Betty authorJennifer Worwick, and Michaela Murphy. I met a lot of really other fabulous folks as well. The cool think about crafty folks at these events is that they are just so nice and down to earth. It’s like being part of a big happy community…everyone is so supportive.

Sorry about not posting the robots like I promised, but you can see some cool ones in my Maker Faire set on my Flickr stream! Also check out more Maker Faire photos I took here I love robots (I even talk like one on many occasions), but I just didn’t feel like posting about them today!

Hope you have a fun and inspiring day! And go and check out my crafty friends’ sites and get super inspired!

Until next time Swellions!


More Maker Faire fun

Maker Faire is really cool and there is something for everyone. I found myself drawn more to the crafty aspects, but there was lot to do there for both tech and craft geeks…here’s some photos of stuff and things that I saw!

cupcake car 1

hostess cupcake car makes me hungry
These cupcake cars were pretty darn sweet (pun intended). It was so funny to watch the guy in the white birthday cupcake scoot around the lot. It was right out of a cartoon!

Here’s a video of them in action!

crazy light up wall
A giant “Blue Rain” light up wall (I look mean here, but I promise I wasn’t in a bad mood when I took this).

Here’s another crazy pic of me (I was trying to get a good 365 shot), this time in front of the crazy 2-liter sculpture…see a video here.

giant lego cake
The giant lego cake! This was cool, but I would be equally excited if I saw one of these in person!

go with the flow
I’m not sure what exactly this orange flowing material was (and I can’t find a link for the life of me…searched 30 minutes), but it was pretty. Reminded me of a Christo creation

video folk art lady
The Video Folk Art lady had such a bright and colorful look that matched her equally colorful and wild booth!

That’s all for tonight, but I’ll be back with more goodies tomorrow! I want to share some crazy robots I saw!

Until next time Swellions!