MakerFaire was amazing. The best part was that I left feeling so inspired and uplifted seeing all these passionate people who just love making cool stuff! It was fun, silly, ingenious, beautiful, innovative and exciting. And it made me want to get to making something rad!
Wooden bikes, who'd have thought? When our kids are older I hope this is the kind of stuff they do.
Why build a two story metal flower sculpture that shoots flames? Why not?!
Or how about a pair of faun legs? You know, for when you're feeling kind of Chronicles of Narnia-ish.
I loved this band, they epitomized coolness without even appearing to try. The girls were really young, really talented and just possessed this elusive quality of being cool to the core. It made me want to do high school all over again and be in a girl band.
Our lovely friend Ashley posing in front of a huge sculpture of iron wings.
We all decided that if we had the sorts of yards where modern sculpture didn't look out of place, this is the sculpture we'd want.
Human-powered ferris wheel! You and a friend pedal to make it go, how fun is that?
Every hour the life-sized mousetrap went off. There were people in mouse costumes dancing around and a big bowling ball that went through it tipping levers, rolling through old bathtubs, setting off springs.
Straight out of A Series of Unfortunate Events, this traveling gypsy wagon delighted the fairytale-loving kid in me.
The best part was that it was an entirely kid-friendly event. From leather punching to felt animal making to lego Jeep decorating there was plenty to inspire and engage anyone. Even Sam had a blast looking at all the people and crazy inventions and creations.