Sunday, May 22, 2011

Verbal snapshots of the day at Maker Faire 2011

Some few of the very many Cool Things interacted with at Maker Faire this day, in no particular order:

“Here” said Aviva, “it takes six to make a block. Simple geometry puzzle.”
Geometry pleases me.

Natalie McKean’s scratchboard work and Santa Cruz roots;

Monsieur Klutz Himself with a nice big booth of fun; as ever,

The always delightful Kelly of Ceallach dyes, ably assisted by East Bay fiber-maven Brooke, and I’m so happy they’re using Square, because I got into a couple of skeins and 8 oz. of lovely superwash Merino from her solar dyeworks. Mmm Pretties!

Some utterly delightful stuff in the Bizaar Bazaar (that was Too Crowded in the middles though I love the tent setup. Came away with a Set o’ Magnets from birdversusbird

Sweet Maria’s Home Coffee Roasting looked interesting, and were selling green coffee beans and doing show-and-tell in the big food tent.

I love the color combinations this jeweler is getting up to: TQBdesigns

Shared kind words about Urban Gardener Mike L (Twitter @CanarsieBK) with the Back to the Roots mushroom kit folks who were there, doing well.

the Spindles and Flyers spinning guild was there in force, Dawn Jacobson plying long draw, Cookie spinning on her gorgeous hand-painted wheel, folks setting up new spinners with CD-and-dowel drop spindles, and showing items made from handspun yarns.

The lovely folks of the Peninsula Quilters Guild were there, with needles busy, and many items to show, and this year's raffle quilt...I won't mind if one of my six tickets is the one chosen. They do lovely work.

So much more to share, so much more than one can see in a day - we didn’t even get over near the model boats area, or the health expo they put in one big building. But better to post these tidbits and say goodnight, than never get to it at all.

Lovely day.Winderful show to make the brain to twinkle, and meet & greet old and new friends!

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