Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Ever pick up an issue of Make Magazine or Craft Magazine?  Then you know the geniuses behind the incredible event that is Maker Faire.  PlushTeam is thrilled to be a part of this year's Maker Faire in San Mateo, California, as we set up shop for the two day event as well as conduct classes throughout the weekend.  

Here are the enticing details:

THIRTY - 30 - artists are sending their work from around the globe!  We will be selling these gorgeous, handmade, plush pieces to you, our adoring fans!  For those of you who braved Hurricane Ike to see us at the Renegade show a few years ago, you know what a sight it is to behold seeing this much plush from this many artists in one spot!  That is worth the ticket price to the Faire alone, but wait, there's more!  

EIGHT - 8!!! - PlushTeam members will be there LIVE and in the FLESH!!!  Yes, I know!!!  You will be able to meet us and talk to us and maybe even touch us, as long as it is in an appropriate way.  These folks include  abbydid Christina Ward Creatures, Absolutely Small, Yummy Pancake, Cutesy But Not Cutesy, Plush Goodness, Moons Creations, and Zazu Faure of Los Angeles.  But wait, there is even MORE!!!

We are leading classes - 5 of them - throughout the weekend.  Want to know some of our secrets?  Wonder how we make the plushy goodness?  Now's your chance.  Whether it be learning how to give your creatures 3 dimensional qualities, using re-purposed wool sweaters to make something inspired, designing your own crochet amigurumi, or crafting your own monster accessory cozy, we'll be there to show you how to do it.  Full details can be found right HERE.

None of this would be possible without our amazing benefactors.  The fantastic Miss Christina Ward has been working her little tail off to have materials donated for this extravaganza.  Our sponsors include:

1. Mendels – Bette is the bomb, and is filling in all the bits and pieces we may be missing, such as needles, thread, and other random sundries. As she put it, she’ll “fill in the holes.” She’s also receiving shipments for us and storing goods until we arrive next week.
2. Monterey Mills – all the fake fur we can handle! Rawr!
3. The Kunin Group – felt, felt, and more felt!
4. Shannon Fabrics – delectable Minky in a rainbow of colors. *swoon*
5. Singer – FIVE, count them, FIVE sewing machines! Hot damn.

All bow down to the all powerful Christina. That is quite a feat, my friends.

Haven't had enough yet?  Besides the hundreds of plush, we will be selling copies of the Team annual, Get Stuffed. 

 We will also have kits for you to purchase and take home so that you can make your own PT Stitchy, our mascot, in one of two varieties; sewn or crocheted.  

Phew!  That is an extravaganza, all right.  So, come one, come all to the MAKER FAIRE!!!  We'll be expecting you:)


HibouCards said...

yay! Go plush Team!!!!! I'm so sad I won't be able to be there in person but my plushies will be! I'm really excited to participate to this fair and thanks a lot to Christina and everybody who worked so hard to make it happen!

Raggy Rat said...

i hope my mice enjoy it !

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