Post-Event Wrap Up: Bay Area Maker Faire 2010

Whew! What a whirlwind of a weekend that was! Bazaar Bizarre was great fun, and it was inspiring to be surrounded by such talented artists in an imagination-driven event celebrating the DIY spirit.

I figured Maker Faire was a great time to debut a new addition to the Tricked-Out Tots line: bibs! The colorful collection received lots of chuckles over the weekend for their designs such as peanut butter loves jelly and nom-nom-nom. Best of all, the felt used in the applique is made from 100% post-consumer recycled plastic bottles!

Baby Daschle looks dapper in his new Business Time bib!

Heck, R2D2 even graced us with his presence! Needless to say, my Star Wars fan boyfriend was just a wee bit jealous…

My neighbors were two talented Bay Area women who I’ve done fairs with recently, so I’m glad I finally get to feature their strong work!

Jennifer from Blockhead Press displayed whimsical, colorful linocut prints on everything from cards to aprons to belt buckles, and even won a Maker Faire blue ribbon for being one of their favorite booths! Go Jennifer!

Wen, of Sora Designs,  brought along her bold collection of chunky rings and asymmetrical necklaces. She and I traded a brass wishbone necklace (of which I have received many compliments) for a Business Time tee for her incredibly well-behaved, almost-trilingual son.

Across the way, where crowds were gathered almost all weekend, was Los Angeles-based illustrator David, of Wondermark, who creates witty comics from 19th-century engravings. Picked up a couple of prints for our living room wall dedicated to local artists. Check out his website for weekly comics!

In the short time I was able to do a mini-lap just outside Bazaar Bizarre, I ran into some bizarre things myself…

And to think, this doesn’t even scratch the surface!

Thanks to all of the people who came out last weekend! It was my biggest, baddest, most exciting fair yet. And a special thanks to my friends Tessa + Sean, for your hospitality and cheerleading skills! View more pictures + videos from the rest of Maker Faire here…


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