One of the things I LOVE about the Maker Faire is how it gives all of us here at the Museum an excuse to MAKE stuff!  Yes, we do that year-round, but the Faire affords us a special opportunity to delve into projects we’ve been thinking about for a while (or saving on Pinterest for a while, or shopping for a while back..!)  This coming weekend, on Friday, July 11th and Saturday, July 12th, we’ll be hosting a “Maker Weekend” to get our juices flowing for the big event.   This weekend’s theme is “Make it Work!” and we’ll be helping kids (and their grownups) find their inner designer/fashionista/model.

Naturally, this provided an excuse to try out several upcycled tee shirt projects I’d been eyeing.   I mean, we can’t very well have a craft program without providing examples, right?  So I raided my (husband’s and neighbors’) closet to find some overlooked shirts that might have a bright future as a tote bag, scarf, or bedazzled top.  Lo and behold, I got bags full, and have spent a morning “recycling” them into fab finds.

Who knew this could be so fun?  I may just have to wear my new “tuxedo tee” out on the town tonight!  If you’d like to see what else we put together, join us this weekend!  More info at