Arts & Crafts

tqsetrex3We are amazed by all that technology is making possible these days, but Maker Faire also celebrates the many facets of creativity. Diving into arts and crafts is a great way to get hands-on with creativity — it also presents opportunities to express oneself uniquely, traditionally or unconventionally. You could spend a lot of time playing with arts and crafts — and we invite you to do just that!

There is more — a lot more — Arts and Crafts at this year’s Maker Faire than IMG_2841ever before. And PopShop Houston is in the house! Plan to buy some original, creative, hand-made holiday gifts at Houston Mini Maker Faire. Made right here in Houston, by real makers and artisans!

Planned exhibits include:

  • The Adventures of Queen Becky: Face painting.
  • Artlabs: 3D printing and items for sale.
  • new-updated-pop-shop-america-logo-craft-fair-handmade-modernBill’s Junk: An exhibition and sale of quirky handcrafted objects and hyper-real paintings that blend the wonder of art, science, nature, and technology. Bill will be working in the booth, and guiding visitors in their own hands-on book painting experience. tqsetrex2Items for sale.
  • Claire Drennan Knitwear will be offering demonstrations of the vintage knitting machines that I use to create my knitwear and hats, scarves and legwarmers. Items for sale.
  • Contemporary Handweavers of Houston: Looms, finished examples, projects for hands-on making
  • Creativity Shell: Interactive Sewing Station. Activities for attendees.
  • make-your-own-soapCrescent City Couture specializes in making unique, quality, and usable items from fun and fabulous textiles! Items for sale.
  • Dormalou Project: art gallery inside a suitcase.
  • Feto Soap: Make Your Own Soap — Learn how to make a bar of soap using a glycerin base you can easily melt and pour. You choose the color, fragrance & toy and go home with a completed soap! Nail polish too. [Items for sale.]
  • Fox & Wit: Humorous greeting cards, stationery and gift products for purchase. Come by make and design your own greeting cards with purchase of any item. [Items for sale.]
  • FREEDOES: Display of handmade cold porcelain and recycled material dolls. Items for sale.
  • Geekazoid!: We will be selling original artwork, vinyl decals, and we will be creating custom printed metal and plastic products on site. Items for sale.
  • It’s About Time: National Association of Watch & Clock Collectors promotes the science of timekeeping along the Texas Gulf Coast. Learn how clocks are made and maintained.
  • Koala and Rawr Soaps believes bath time should be fun for everyone! Our soaps are handmade and include fun surprises like handcrafted bracelets, earrings, and necklaces that can be enjoyed long after the soap is gone. Items for sale.
  • Linkster Love: embroidered good, hats, towels. Items for sale.
  • Lovely Madness has a madness to create lovely and unique items for all types of events. Items for sale.
  • Mellichamps Lego Compatible Military Miniatures: approximately 300 hand made military minatures and parts and material for building your own figures or dioramas. Will include some learning sessions. Items for sale.
  • Monster Dance Designs: Eccentric Etched Glassware. Items for sale.
  • Moonlit Soapworks: Handmade Artisan Soap & more… Items for sale.
  • Ooby Dooby Baby: Baby clothing and accessories. Items for sale.
  • Pigsey Art combines art and technology to create lasercut wood journals and home goods. Items for sale.
  • Protein Bracelets: Science Aces invite you to come learn the basics of how proteins are made while making a fun bracelet you can use to teach others about all that proteins do!
  • Puzzometry – The Hardest Puzzle You’ll Never Solve shows laser-cut acrylic puzzles. Originally funded on Kickstarter. Locally made. [Items for sale]
  • Reserved Only: we’re about the good stuff when it comes to nursery essentials. Our goal is to create handmade baby goods using quality material without sacrificing style. With a little bit of handmade magic and high quality fabrics, we provide modern moms the authentic and functional baby items they have been looking for. Items for sale.
  • Quilting Your Quilts: Long-Arm Quilting and Custom T-Shirt/Memory Quilts. Items for sale.
  • Sew Houston and Kimberly’s Stitchery and Mercantile: “A Stitch In Time” will present sewing machines though time and offer hands on experiences.
  • Turquoise T-Rex: Handmade jewelry from upcycled materials, various metals, and locally sourced crystals. Items for sale.
  • Tyrannosaurus Crafts: Crafter sales. Items for sale.
  • WildBloom Boutique: Handmade jewelry, soaps and candles with DIY jewelry station! Items for sale.