I have always loved Craft: magazine. I remember the flutter of sheer joy I felt in my chest when I saw the first edition at Border's. "These are my people," I thought....and probably said out loud! I have been known to talk to myself. ;)
Anyway, I was super bummed when it was announced that Craft: would no longer print the magazine after Volume 10 featuring the hilarious and crafty Amy Sedaris. (Inside Joke Alert: "Looks better on the floor, Dave!")
Fortunately, Craft: still maintains an awesome website dedicated to transforming traditional craft.
ANNNNNND...Craft:'s partner publication Make: magazine is still in print! In fact, Volume 23 just came out. Make: focuses on technology, electronics and gadgets. It really taps the DIY resurgence that our country is experiencing right now.
How do I know?
I went to the Motor City Maker Faire in Detroit last weekend!
May I just say...WOW! I was so supremely impressed with all the handy, crafty, DIY folks showing off their awesome creations.
This cast came out a little wonky, which is why Rick displayed it...to show us what NOT to do!
Artists from several foundries in Chicago, including Happy Accident Sculpture Studio and Chicago Crucible, joined forces to do an amazing Iron Pour demonstration.
This is a sweet laser engraver. It will be housed at Maker Works in Ann Arbor. Maker Works is a 10,000 square foot workshop full of modern tools that will be opening in Spring 2011. I can't wait!!!
I love when I find crafts for guys! These ties from Cyberoptix are suh-weet! I might try to make some with my Yudu. ;)
More guy-friendly crafts! Cutie robot head magnets from Deanne of by deets (who I met at Baar Bazaar).
I did not catch this gal's name, but her yarn was adorable. Check it out at hands + notions.
Julie from Nourishing Notes is so stinkin' nice...and her cards rock, too! Perfect for the foodie in your life.
Tuesday of MuggyTuesday is the sweetest! She and her sister came all the way from Chicago to vend with us at our 2010 Spring Craft Market.
Stephanie (l) and Amy of Handmade Detroit with their pinata friend.
Thanks so much for working to put this show on, ladies of HD! I hope Maker Faire and Craft Faire come back again to The Henry Ford again next year!