Apr 20, 2008


Yesterday, for Earth Day, we volunteered for a Swap-o-rama-rama benefit for Coyote Point Museum. This swap differed from others because it was targeted at youth. The group of middle-schoolers who put this together (and their families, friends, and volunteers) couldn't have done a better job...it was really fun, organized, and creative!

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First off, being in a cool place like the Coyote Point Museum on Earth Day is a treat in itself. Although we were busy sewing and silkscreening, or our new term "slikscreening", we managed to briefly check out some other attractions. The one-legged toad really caught our attention!

We only pulled out a few youth-friendly screens and were lucky enough to be provided with paint to slikscreen anything that came our way. Will work for paint and clothes!

Our recycle fish tail screen was really popular for some reason!

Here are a few folks who came to visit us:

He found a blazer for his dad and came to us to customize it with about 3 or 4 colorful prints. He had incredible design and fashion sense (he wanted to cut off the collar!) and even mentioned he either wanted to be a designer or an artist when he grows up. I told him why not be both!?!?

these ladies came back and forth to us for multiple prints. gotta love the custom color virgin skeleton with hearts all over! can't forget about the bats, because after all, saving the bats can save the world!

we do bags too!

the rockill heart was requested many times as well. rockill even had to explain the significance of the design to a mom...hope she didn't think it was too bloody!

we didn't get much sewing done as the slikscreening station was way more popular and needed more hands to help. we found some really awesome things in the swap, including a red handmade prom dress with a handmade "PRADA" tag attached!

This last swap really had me thinking about the last few swap-o-rama-ramas we've helped out with. this will be our third year! let's take a trip down memory lane.

2006 Swap-o-rama-rama

rockill on the serger...always

some peoples we helped:

she was thrilled to make the tie belt she's always dreamed about!

she jazzed up those boring jeans with pieces from a vintage dress!

this mom has never sewn anything before...but look at her making something for her adorable daughter on the serger!

she made this cutie dress out of old boys pajamas!

artiffact turned this tweenie top and grandma's cruise tank top into......

....a 5 minute sundress!

swappin' makes us smile!

We posted about last year's swap-o-rama-rama...

we made trashlings and many other things!

artiffact with her trashling, triclopcicle

check out homeygrown (Jada and Jayne) in this video with Swap-o-Rama-Rama founder, Wendy. she breaks it all down here...and we totally agree!

now....we hope you can come to the next swap at Maker Faire 08.

the fashion show is on Saturday so please make it that day to see what homeygrown has been cooking up!

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