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Maker Faire Take 2

I returned for a second time to the Vancouver Mini Maker Faire a few days ago. As always it was an absolute blast to see all the other makers  from all around the province. I was also happy to see some familiar faces. One person even brought her purchase from last year because it had been damaged in a move. I happily repaired it over the weekend and returned it to her.

This year they changed the set up and created two distinct spaces for makers that were showing and telling, and makers that were selling. Parrotphernalia was perfectly situated near one of the main entrances on a corner with beautiful natural daylight coming through, and even a nice breeze now and again. With such a great space and so close to the outside I had no problem being indoors on a beautiful weekend.

Once again Parrotphernalia made a donation to the Maker Faire silent auction. Up for grabs was a set of beach themed feather earrings and necklace. The earrings were sterling silver with small anchors and bright blue macaw feathers, and the necklace was sterling silver with section of a sliced sea shell and two tones of blue macaw feathers. I was pleased to hear the bidding got pretty high before the end of the weekend.

The highlight of the weekend was getting interviewed for a show about the Maker Faire. I’m not sure when it will be aired, but I’ll be sure to let you know.

We hope to see all you amazing makers and maker enthusiast again next year!

Answering some questions at Maker Faire

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We will be at the Vancouver Mini Maker Faire!

We are so excited to announce that we are going to be part of the Vancouver Mini Maker Faire being held at the Pacific National Exhibition on June 1st-2nd.

“Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth – a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement. It’s a place when people show what they are making, and share what they are learning.

“Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters to homesteaders to scientists to garage tinkerers. They are of all ages and backgrounds. The aim of Maker Faire is to entertain, inform, connect and grow this community.”

We are so happy to be a part of an event that promotes the creation of handmade items and using old for new. This will be a great place to not only showcase Parrotphernalia, but educate on why what we’re doing is important.

We hope to see you all there!