I went to Swap-a-rama-rama to start my Maker Faire project.
I took a blue T-shirt and used a serger to make it into a shrug for my 9 year old.
Many thanks to CC and Katy who helped.
CC was a wiz with the serger and made the whole process not so scary and Katy was wonderful at showing me how to do a button hole. I just may have to break down and buy one of those new fangled sewing machines because making a button hole now is SUPER EASY!
Right next to Swap-a-rama was the booth doing silk screening. M chose to do the flowers.
Then, while waiting for a demo on soft circuitry, I ran into Dia from SparkFun. She was great and gave me some supplies to try to sew in some LilyPad LED's. Here's what the soft parallel circuit looks like:
And the coolest part - what it looks like with a battery in:
I've been knitting since October '05 and love this hobby. I also like to try fun and interesting things and then blog about it.
By day I'm a Civil Engineer. I have been married since 1991 to the same guy and we have a wonderful daughter.