Maker Faire


I spent my weekend at the Bay Area Maker Faire!  Spirit animals abounded!  Alternate modes of transportation were everywhere!


There was so much to see, I barely scratched the surface! I spent most of my time in the Needle Arts Zone, teaching knitting and crochet!  They were also teaching spinning, weaving, cross stitch and needlepoint!


I definitely made a few new knitters this weekend.  It was great to see how many people were interested in sitting down for an hour or more to knit.  With so much to see and do, I certainly didn’t expect the knitting section to be so popular.  I had 2-3 students at any given time.  There were 5-6 other volunteers working the knit & crochet section too.

Some people were just messing around, but the number of people taking it serious was awesome!  And they all got to take their yarn and needles home so hopefully they’ll stick with it.  The world needs more knitters!

I did break away from the knitting long enough to check out Tubby Wubby, the next booth over.  They were selling the cutest little sewing kits.


All the bits are pre-cut and stuck to the instruction card.  The needle is pre-threaded.  The instructions have clear diagrams.  It really seemed set up for success so I gave it a try and signed up for 3 months!  They sent me home with a cow.  I was really excited to try it out.


It took me about an hour and it turned out so cute!!


Without a doubt, it’s the cutest thing I’ve ever sewn!  I can’t wait for Dolly the Llama to show up in June!  She’s getting stitched right up!

In the meantime, I’ll wait patiently with my knitting…





      1. cara_mia

        This made me think of the beer soap that Brown’s aka Troy Pub sells, because I think you’d prefer to bathe in beer… Which made me wonder if people sell coffee soap, and Google says of course they do! Not sure I really want to try it, though. 🤔


  1. Paula @ Spin a Yarn

    So adorable! I almost went down the rabbit hole and purchased the kit. However, I am so behind on everything else, I really shouldn’t add more to my plate…adorable though it is. I will live vicariously through you until I eventually cave :) Your blanket is looking awesome! Is that the Honeycomb Stitch blanket? I made a rainbow one last year. They are a lot of fun but a butt load of ends to weave in :D

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  2. zannieblossom

    I love the cow and can’t wait to see the next kit all done up for June. I just wish my area had more of these types of events. If I want to go to an event that has knitting or needlework I have to travel and that is not in my budget. Maybe I should find a way to get something started closer to my home town, any ideas for a way to get that started? Your suggestions would be wonderful. Thanks for all the wonderful pictures and all your sharing. I love your page.

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