Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Chickenpants Does Maker Faire Part One: Crafty Like Ice is Cold

I hardly know where to begin! Maker Faire was so amazing. There was a staggering amount of things to see and do. The people watching was utterly fantastic. Even better, I got to meet a whole bunch of really awesome artists and crafters. So that's where we'll start: Crafty People! Pauline and G. Pete Chickenpants, take it away!

Getting ready for Maker Faire 2008 was a snap for us! We like to travel light.

And of course the Chickenpants are ready to go too.
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Our boss, however, was a bit stressed out.

Daily photo 5.2.08
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Fortunately, she got over it in a hurry.

me, again
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While she manned the table, we went out to meet people. First up were the awesome folks of Spicy Brown. They manned the table directly across from ours. They had really great t-shirts and robots...alas, none in Chickenpants sizes.

Spicy Brown & Chickenpants
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Emiko of Reware and her friend Shana of Shanaastrachan.com stopped by the table. They were really nice...and had such great jewelry!

Emiko & Shana & Pauline & George
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We were naturally quite interested in the felted eggs that Nifnaks had.

Best hair award goes to...
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We got to visit Planet Tokki as well. We loved her plush tofu!

Chickenpants visits Planet Tokki
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G.PETE: "Pauline, what did you do to Red Sheep?"
PAULINE: "I...uh...seem to have blocked this part out."

Red Sheep
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Klean Bath & Body had the most wonderful smelling goodies! Watermelon...Peach...Grass...we just couldn't decide what was best.

Klean Bath & Body
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We also met some of the nice folks behind Craft Con. They came all the way from the east cost for this.
PAULINE: Did they fly? That's impressive! I can hardly fly at all.

CraftCon
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I also made a new friend: a bluetooth compatible infrared keyboard opossum!

Compu...possum.
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He was made by the same lady who made the Compubeaver.
G.PETE: We were endlessly impressed with this. Maybe someone could make a computer out of us one day. Or maybe just an Ipod.

The lady behind Compubeaver.com
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We also got to meet the textile artist Teresa Mak.

Chickenapants and Teresa Mak
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PAULINE: I really liked her work!

Pauline and the work of Teresa Mak
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We met so many other great artists and crafty sorts...Bored Inc., Jaime Zollars, Roxycraft, Mr. Funky, folks from Instructables.com...and the plush rockstar, Miss Kristen of Plush You!

G. PETE: So...why are we ending this post with a picture of Chickenpants Babies?
PAULINE: Because they're so cute!
G. PETE: ....
PAULINE: And I couldn't figure out where else to post them.
G. PETE: There we go.

Closeup on the Chickenpants Babies
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Be sure to check out even more photos on our flickr: Chickenpants Does Maker Faire.
That's all for today! Come back tomorrow- we'll be posting more about Maker Faire...and it's going to involve Steampunks!

3 comments:

Karma by Morgan said...

those photos are fun and great! it looks like it was a great time :)

TokyoBunnie said...

yay! it was so nice to meet you at maker faire!! <3

femputer said...

I love your chicken pants babies in the egg carton. :D

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