May 7, 2008

New members of the Trashling Family

Oh No!!! A messy craft table! This can only mean that TRASHLINGS have invaded the Swap-O-Rama-Rama at the Maker Faire. Have no fear, Trashlings are kind creatures from Planet Basura. With the help of human creativity, Trashlings turn recycled old scraps and such into cuddly things!

Click to see the new Trashlings who were born this year....

Much creativity goes into creating a Trashling, from Earthlings of all ages.

The first Trashling of the weekend, created by Jada. Check out the velcro jean pocket and the plastic arms!

He wanted to make an octopus, but it morphed into a happy jellyfish!

I believe this Trashling used to be old pajama pants.

She used the same pants for her Trashling too!

With their mama's help, Fuzzy and friend were created!

After she sewed a lil somethin' for herself, she couldn't resist on creating Garbo!

These doll heads were quite popular, and they went rather quickly! Someone even stole one off of Jada's Trashling! More on that later.... Anyways, this dude and his Trashling were so cool! Mee

her little guy is a puppet where her cute little hand can fit through. Note the dangling earring, that's one of Rockill's old creations!

Meet Marabella.

These two made a matching Trashling, Pill-ho, to go along with their homey's design (see her shirt? Rockill helped her turn a boxy man's shirt to something fit and femme.)

Although it would have been nice, Homeygrown didn't exactly make Trashlings all day long.

We managed to squeeze some time in for a few personal projects....and hop on the sewing machines in between peoples! And of course, we gotta help folks out with fashion!

This was one of the first projects to come to our table, and it happened to be an old pair or PJ pants from Artiffact! This sweetie wanted to make something special for her dad....awwww...
This family is way kind....he accidentally took something from our pile of things, and they came back after the swap was finished to return them to us! That's the kind of spirit that makes being at the Swap-O-Rama-Rama magical!

at 10 years old, this was her first attempt at sewing. she cut out a tiger from an old shirt and wanted to sew it onto this shirt she found and printed on. she became frustrated at all the curves of the patch, but she did great for her first time. her patience was well worth it...just look at her shirt! It was great to see her come back again for day two and sew some more!

So great to see Artiffact's can tab collection be put to use! After she made this at our station, I saw her carrying it while walking around. I totally wanted to take a photo, and after looking closer at the pants, I noticed that those were my old pair! It brings nostalgic feelings to see something that you brought being transformed into something new.

here's another one of Artiffact's swapped goodies. I got this "Mountain Brothers" t-shirt way back in '98 when i signed up to be part of their street team, called the "Urban Nut Squad". They mailed me this t-shirt and a HUGE box of promotional condoms...I was 16 at the time and my mom opened the box after it was delivered...she must have been surprised. After using this shirt for sleeping for many years, now it can be enjoyed as hand-sewn backpack art by someone who actually knows who the Mountain Brothers are! Way to know your hip hop!

our glue gun came in handy for this bunny.

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