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Sunday Snapshot: Getting Friendly at World Maker Faire New York

Sunday Snapshot: Getting Friendly at World Maker Faire New York | The Zen of Making

The best part of World Maker Faire New York? Finally getting to meet internet friends and co-workers in person, of course!

I mean the exhibits and projects are wonderful too, but it’s always the people that make the weekend truly great!

Friday Internet Crushes: Portland Craft Party

Friday Internet Crushes: Portland Craft Party | The Zen of Making

After spending 10 restful days in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, it’s back to reality here in Brooklyn. I needed a little break to recharge my creative batteries, and five days in Portland, OR and five days in Vancouver, BC definitely did the trick.

One of my favorite parts about traveling to the West Coast is getting to see all of the friends that I usually only talk to on the internet, and this trip definitely didn’t disappoint. My PDX-based friends even planned an epic all-day crafting party where we hung out, caught up, and spent the day making things—not for work, but for the blatant hell of doing something that we love—and took a tour of the Colette Patterns studio and visited the Pendleton Woolen Mill Store. (It was pretty much the best day ever.) So, in honor of the awesomeness that was, today’s Friday Internet Crushes post is dedicated to many of the people who made my trip great!

First up, Heather from Dollar Store Crafts. She walked into the coffee shop where we were hanging out with the biggest box of ribbon I’ve ever seen, then she proceeded to make a DIY lampshade and put it on her head—one of many reasons why I adore her.

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Sharing the Crafty Love at CHA Winter 2013

Sharing the Crafty Love at CHA Winter 2013 | The Zen of Making

CHA Winter 2013 was about two things: Checking out ALL OF THE NEW CRAFT PRODUCTS and getting silly with my favorite crafty pals. So if you’d ever wondered if I look awesome lounging in the back of a tie-dyed VW bus (I assure you that I do), if The Crochet Dude is really that tall (actually, I think I’m just really that short), or if Polly Conway and I might be twins separated at birth (almost certainly), then you’ve come to the right place!

(Credit for the photo above: Alexa in the iLoveToCreate booth.)

Here are a few of my best wacky, fun, and friend-tastic photos from CHA:

Sharing the Crafty Love at CHA Winter 2013 | The Zen of Making

Marisa (New Dress a Day), Sonya (Sonya Style), and I added a little more color to the iLoveToCreate booth. Not that it actually needed any help… ;)

Sharing the Crafty Love at CHA Winter 2013 | The Zen of Making

Seeing The Crochet Dude made my whole darn day. It also made me feel really, really short.

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