Saturday, September 6, 2014

Mini Maker Faire

Last weekend I participated with my art-doll club in the local "Mini Maker Faire" hosted by the FabLab and inspired by Maker magazine.

Anyone who builds, creates, crafts, paints, sews, engineers, spins & a "maker."

Not in the Supreme Being sense, i.e. "prepare to meet your Maker."

(A Steampunk style Monster Hunter Kit; quite a deal at $750.00)

Not in the vampire meaning like the tv show "True Blood." (which, in case you didn't know, a "maker" is the vampiric equiv of a parent.)

  1. mak·er
    noun: maker; plural noun: makers; noun: our Maker; adjective: our
    1. 1.
      a person or thing that makes or produces something.
      "a cabinetmaker"
      synonyms:creator, manufacturer, constructor, builder

I was making a wire armature for a new doll. Exhibitors were encouraged to demonstrate their craft, answer questions, and interact with the public. It seemed like everyone had a good time. My group had some really funny encounters with the little children. One boy was scared of the dolls. Another wanted to play with them. A very precocious little girl was determined to sit down and sew her own doll right then and there!

 There was an impressive setup by the Garden Train Club.

I had never heard of garden trains. They had a blowup photograph of one which looked amazing.

I'm not sure what this next doo-dad is but it looked cool.

One man makes the most beautiful and unusual kalaidescopes; some woodcarved and others from metals that are normally used for other purposes.

I attempted a picture through the viewer.

 This lady paints pictures by wool-felting.

These cookie cutters were used for fabric printing.

I loved these Steampunk goggles!

 We got to see a couple 3D printers in action.

And there were people who "make" the old fashioned way.

Closing this post with a unique mode of transportation, made for last year's Faire, and brought back for our amusement this year.

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