Craft Show Wrap-Up :: Maker Faire CRAFT Lounge Amigurumi Demo

I'll be wrapping up my experience at Maker Faire 2009 in parts because soooo much happened. To start I'll tell you about the best part of my weekend! My Demo!!! 

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At 2pm on Saturday, I had my demo "Making Successfull Amigurumi" at the CRAFT Lounge.

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Here is my view from the demo table while I was setting up…the crowd was already building 15 minutes before! It was standing room only! I was so happy to see some familiar faces in the audience too…Some of my former sistas from the Sacramento Craft Mafia were there, Woody and Jessica Miller and even more that I could see, but found out later were there. Thanks everyone who made a special trip to come and see me!!!

That was probably the scariest hour of my life! But fun too! Everyone was so patient when we had some minor technical issues with the mic and all of the staff at CRAFT was amazing! It was great meeting Nat, Rachel and Becky!

I went over all the tips I've been covering in my new YouTube Video Series :: Amigurumi Lessons, so if you missed the show, you can watch my videos and get all caught up!

A lucky contestant in the raffle won the doll I used in the Demo! Super fun! I even got to meet the Crafty Chica herself at the end and she was probably the nicest person I've ever met! <3 Plus, she's a leftie like me!

There I am up front mid-demo! Can you see the sweat on my brow? LOL!

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more on the Maker Faire to come…

Getting Ready for Maker Faire :: New Dolls

Last week I was crocheting non-stop and made some new dolls. You've already seen my mushrooms that will be on my table. These are the dolls I made after that. Some odlies but goodies and one totally new.

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Here's a kitty from my Whodunit Mish Mash collection.

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Here is a hot pink version of Big Blue.

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And something totally new. Unnamed and I'm not sure if you guys want the pattern for him. (comment to vote). But I <3 him and he'll be brightening up my table at Maker Faire this weekend!

This week I plan to make peices for my Demo at the CRAFT Lounge on Saturday. If you're at the show, make sure you head over to see me at 2-2:30pm!

Amigurumi Class!

I'm back from my first class teaching Amigurumi to 9 wonderful students!

I was so nervous all week leading up to this and now relieved to have it done and over with (until March 15th, that is) and armed with the knowledge that it was more fun than scary…I am ready to do it again!

We had young and older, men and women at all different experience levels and everyone was an eager student!

 

Thank you to Rumpelstiltskin for inviting me and I hope I did them proud! I know I had fun and even the Hub wanted to learn when we got home. He wants to make the pattern to prove anyone can do it! LOL. Even him!?

Now it's time to mentally switch gears to next weekend and IndieSacramento! If you live in the area, come supprt local atrists and a great show to boot! We need you to keep the show going every month, so come on down to the Trinity Cathedral next Saturday and get your Indie shop on!