Scenes from World Maker Faire NY 2012
We really didn’t know what to expect when we applied for a spot at World Maker Faire–but we figured, if nothing else, it would be a memorable life experience. We rolled into the Queens fairground early Saturday morning. A giant robot made the entrance easy to spot. (That’s my sweet son, Joe, in the matching red jacket).
We got to work prepping our tent. Storey Publishing set us up so well with gorgeous posters (thanks, Leslie!) and other cool promo stuff.
Good lighting is key for a good atmosphere…so we outfitted the place with a chandelier.
Soon, the crowds started to come. According to NY1 new station, 50,000 people attended the fair. It was full of mind-boggling stuff–a life-size Mousetrap game, a guy driving around in a motorized hammock, bikes with giant butterfly wings, tents full of robots — and that’s just what I was able to glimpse on my few moments away from manning the booth.
Nicole gave guidance to tons of newly hatched improv sewists. All kinds of people sat down to learn the art of thread drawing.
And we even came away with some ribbons! All and all, an incredible experience…and incredibly fun. Thanks to all who stopped by to stitch with us!