Maker Faire

I’ve been slacking on posts because we’ve been on vacation all week, but here, finally, is an update on Maker Faire Detroit.

It was awesome! Lisa and I went over on Friday to scope it out and set up the basics for our table (essentially the tablecloths). I was quite pleased with how well my plan came together. The purple and black color scheme I set up was striking and you could easily read the bunting from a distance. Goals achieved!

Team Librarian at Maker Faire Detroit 2011

We were in a great location – we couldn’t have found better! We were adjacent to several other crafty-type tables, and to the Needle Arts Zone, where volunteers taught faire-goers to knit and crochet. We were also right next to my favorite THF exhibit, the Dymaxion House!

Team Librarian at Maker Faire Detroit 2011

Saturday morning we got up early and got our wares set up right on time. In addition to our goods, about eight other members of Team Librarian sent us items so we had a great selection.

Here’s Jen of MimiBoo, me, Steve from DPL (teens from DPL made earrings that we sold at the table – how cool!), and Lisa.

Team Librarian at Maker Faire Detroit 2011

I was really happy with how my displays turned out. I got a couple of metal flower pots from IKEA, along with some drapery clip hooks, and that worked quite well for my gnome and puppet kits. I also got a spool rack which did well at displaying my gnomes and finger puppets. Just about everything about the weekend came together ridiculously smoothly – it was just awesome.

Team Librarian at Maker Faire Detroit 2011

Our booth did quite well in sales, too! Lisa and I are currently hatching plans for future shows at which Team Librarian could represent.

More photos at Flickr.

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