Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Mini Maker Faire Vancouver

June 25TH Steve and I walked throught Vancouver's Mini Makers Faire with Yolanda. How interesting and creative were the people and creations being shown. One guy had a bracelet with his heart beat in it. It was a bit creepy but his idea was to have Lady Gaga's heart beat in the bracelet, or some other well known person. I could see that it could have other applications, like comfort for a premature baby.

A lot of wheels were present in the form of bikes with tubular lights, electric cars and stations for plugging them in, carts for bikes, giant wheels with heads. Lights were everywhere also, in hats, stuffed toys, bikes, funny cones with faces that would light up as you moved around them, a women with puppet like hands in a dark corner, of the warehouse of darkness.

The art work on the containers was interesting. I have a fascination with containers, and ways to live in them, underground.

Electric car.

Fire ant. A lot of recycling going on.

Beautiful furniture by Meredith Nicole .

Hands on workshops.

Bikes with a message, I was so busy trying to take the photo I didn't get the message.

Pedal power, this could go backwards and turn with team work! It also had a  sound system. 

What a great idea.

Model of a station for electric cars.

The hose to plug your electric car into.

The band was fun and roving. 

Loved the marbles.

If you get the chance to go to a Makers Faire you will find it fascinating.

Just a few of the links from people at the Faire.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

How did you spend your Fathers Day? One thing we couldn't do was phone or visit with our Dads. My Dad has been gone for awhile and Steve's Dad recently passed at the age of 90. They were on our minds and in our hearts as the influential men in our lives.
My booth with the Smart as a table for display and the canopy holding the clothing rack.
What we did do was have a booth at the Caravan Farm Market out in farm country. They also have a Theater which will be starting in July, something I must experience. 
I added to my booth aprons for men and hats, work hats and a most lovely blue cotton hat with a bee on top. They all went nicely with the skirts, hankies, wings and wood creations.  

Next to me is the Garlic Lady, and she has many tasty treats

Tina Hawkins is from Enderby, good music.

Our favorite bread.

The preferred chocolate in her organic selection

A lot of families enjoyed the wagon rides having a beautiful setting .

The boys just hang-in.

The garlic booth is not just about garlic.

Little girls were walking around with pink or green up do's.  

recycled skate boards turned into belt buckles and  folding pipes.

A little country golf?

More music with "Runaway Lane" and another great Sunday. What will next Sunday bring?