Whew! I can't believe Maker Faire is already almost here. It's been a very full, fast couple of months, blogging about the crafty side of Maker Faire for Craftzine.com. I've always been excited about Maker Faire, but - WOWZA - the more I've learned about Maker Faire, and the more folks I've met or interviewed about the Faire ... I just can.not.wait. for it it get here. It's going to be crazy fun.
I'm especially excited, because the crafty side of Maker Faire is going to be 10 times bigger and better than last year's. There are tons of cool people coming as Makers, and who will have projects to teach and offer for visitors to make, and Bazaar Bizarre and Swap-O-Rama-Rama are going to be incredible.
The awesome, Natalie Zee Drieu over at CRAFT put together a short and sweet video that sums up the crafty happenings of Maker Faire. Watch it, and you'll start to see when I'm so excited for next weekend. If you are anywhere near Austin, you must come - you won't regret it.
If you are going to Maker Faire, please let me know. I'd love to connect at some point and say hi! You can see me do my demo in the Maker Shed at the CRAFT demo table at 12:00 on Saturday and 2:00 on Sunday! I'll be demoing how to make the awesome felt monsters that were created by Moxie and were featured on the cover of CRAFT06. Fun! Come say hi! See you there ....
And here's a summary of the posts I've done so far for Craftzine.com in case you've missed them. I have loads more to post during this coming week, including a peek at the celeb crafters (Jenny Hart, Jennifer Perkins and Crafty Chica, Kathy Cano-Murillo who are going to be at the Faire. Hoorah!
- How Crafters Can Participate in Maker Faire
- Going Back to School in Green, DIY Style
- Connecting Crafters in Prep for Maker Faire Austin
- Crafty Makers: What Skills Can You Bring to the Table?
- Maker Faire Memories from Austin 2007
- Connect with Maker Faire Team Members at the Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival This Weekend
- Families at the Faire: First-Hand Accounts of Maker Faire Fun
- Subscribe to CRAFT and Get an Adult Day Pass to Maker Faire Austin
- Piecing Together a Successful Indie Craft Business
- Families at the Faire: Making it a full Maker Faire Weekend
- Maker Faire Austin: Deadline for Crafty Makers This Thursday
- Bazaar Bizarre Vendor List Announced
- Greater Austin Garbage Arts Brings Local Flavor to
Swap-O-Rama-Rama at Maker Faire Austin
- Call to Makers Deadline Extended to September 14
- Creating a Crafty Google Map of Austin
- Belle and Burger: Down Home Sass and a Dash of Practicality
- Blue Mama: Taking a Hobby to the Next Level
- Reminder: Call for Makers Deadline Extended to Tomorrow
- Model Citizen: Making the Most of Community Connections
- Call for Crafty Volunteers at Maker Faire
- Girl Scouts Can Explore, Play, Earn Rewards at Maker Faire
- Download Swap-O-Rama-Rama and Maker Faire Posters
- Austin Babes in Business: Connecting Crafty Businesswomen
- Rose & Duke: Growing a Business in the Texas Sunshine
- Maker Faire Finale Act, Mucca Pazza, Gets Crazy, Crafty
- Austin Area Quilt Guild Show Starts Today
- Maker Faire Ticket Specials & Giveaways
- Ways to Win Maker Faire Austin Tickets
- Upcycle With the Etsy Texas Crafters at Maker Faire
- Maker Faire Sponsor Highlight: Freelancers Union
- Explore the Art of Pysanky at Maker Faire Austin
- Spotlight on Maker Faire Austin Sponsors
- Blogs We Love: Craft Chi
- Austin Event: Treasure City Thrift Recycled Fashion Show
- Austin Eco School Brings The Game of Village to Maker Faire
- Soft circuit embroidery demo at Maker Faire Austin
(not written by me, but very cool demo for Maker Faire!)
- Hang with the BurdaStyle Gang at Maker Faire Austin