Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Maker Faire

Saturday, the DH and I took the folks to Maker Faire as a belated Mother's Day gift. They were a bit non-plussed by the general weirdness, but Adam and I enjoyed it thoroughly. If you've never heard of it, it's very hard to describe, but here are a few highlights:
  • People in motorized giant cupcakes (complete with hats that looked like cherries or chocolate drops) zooming around.
  • Enormous fireballs shooting into the air on a periodic basis.
  • Glass sculptures made of compressed sugar crystals.
  • Felted pins of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.
  • Handmade bicycles put together from other bicycle bits, available to sample by wobbly riders.
  • A giant Lego village.
  • A giant Mousetrap game using bowling balls.
  • A huge booth encouraging people to make crafts from old wine jugs.
  • Places for kids to build robots, rockets, crocheted sea anemones, and fairy wings.
  • And finally, my designs for Great Knit Designs on display at Ada's booth!
The Faire will be the first weekend in May next year, and if you're looking for a little something for everyone and have a high tolerance for slightly wacky people with too much time on their hands (or who genuinely want to change the world for the better using green, DIY, and alternative methods), you should check it out.

1 comment:

Christina said...

So cool! Sounds fun. Thanks for introducing me to this!

~ Christina