Last weekend the Maker Faire swept through town with Jet Ponies, taxi crushing mousetraps, and bicycling, pink fish. The NewNew had the privilege of participating with illustrious Makers like Tiffany of Replayground, Martha Stewart, our own Miniature Rhino, and fabulous Lion Brand Yarn.We had a steady stream of visitors at our booth who helped us make hats and booties for Bronx-Lebanon hospital's obstetric ward. At the end of the weekend with a total 98 baby items we were very close to reaching our ultimate goal of making 100 baby things and are looking forward to the treasures we will receive from Makers who took home our kits and received little bags of surprises for their efforts.
Some of the people who made our time memorable were: Sue from Ohio who helped out her daughter with her booth at Bust's Maker Faire Craftacular and spent the weekend cranking out a new hat every hour on the hour; Matt who made his very first pink hat for a special someone who will arrive this year; the ladies from the crochet guild who spent 30 minutes to leave us with perfect designer baby hats; Julia who dropped in during her breaks as a volunteer at the Faire to finish a pair of booties, and of course Karen Seiger of Markets of New York who chatted with us for an hour while knitting a cute little green hat.
We also owe a great thank you to Lion Brand Yarn which furnished all the needles and hooks and patterns to make the hats and booties, and Cindy from myrecycledbags.com who allowed us to use her tarn baby bib pattern. Hopefully we'll be able to return to the Maker Faire next year with another creative venture.