September 8, 2010

Giveaway: Take Me To The Maker Faire!

The {NewNew} will be at the Maker Faire in Queens and we want you to come by and visit!

After five years on the West Coast, the Maker Faire finally puts down some roots in New York the weekend of September 25 at the New York Hall of Science in Corona Park. Makers from across the country will set up tents and show off their stuff to the enthusiastic New York DIY crowd. The {NewNew} will be among the exhibitors and we chose to teach, create, reclaim and donate all at the same time. We are setting up a public knitting and crocheting circle with the goal to make 100 baby items out of upcyled yarns using community support (that means YOU!). The circle will welcome all acrylic or cotton yarn donations that can be upcycled from past projects as well as gently used t-shirts which will be used to create yarn perfect for baby bibs. All donations of supplies, time and finished projects will be rewarded with a {NewNew} goodie bag full of promos that highlight its local membership. {NewNew} members will be available to teach basic knit and crochet to get you started on a series of simple projects based on patterns by longtime Maker Faire supporter Lion Brand Yarn. Not available to sit and craft? Take home the instructions and donate your finished project.

To entice you to stop by we are raffling off two tickets to the Faire, a $50 value. To enter do the following:
Leave a comment and copy and paste a link to the Etsy shop of your favorite {NewNew} Maker.

Need some inspiration? Click here for a list of the over 4000 products currently available from {NewNew} members and links to their shops.

We will randomly select a winner from the entries and announce the winner on this blog on Monday, September 13th. If you win, you must claim your tickets within 48 hours, otherwise the tickets will go to the next runner up.

Oh and if you feel like some shopping after the Maker Faire, visit our booth at the Bust Craftacular, which will take place that weekend on the same grounds.

11 comments:

muffin said...

I love http://www.etsy.com/shop/LolaFalkDesigns?ref=seller_info

their bags are so beautiful and functional!
and a chance to get free tickets woohoo!!!

that means more money to spend on items at maker AND the craftacular!!

Virginia Kraljevic said...

wahooo! cannot wait!!

MarketsNYC said...

Looking forward to it!! I love all the NewNew things on Etsy. This one expresses my feelings right at this particular moment: http://www.etsy.com/listing/52051584/merde-oatmeal-and-red-recycled-felt

altonweekes said...

This is awesome!

aleebird said...

I'm excited for the Maker faire! And wow the new new is a great team! I picked http://www.etsy.com/shop/warpeDesign cuz I received one of their cards last year from a friend and I totally treasure it!

Metalicious said...

I love LennyMud! http://www.etsy.com/transaction/33207618

Jou said...

I love her prints. They are adorably cute and colorfully colorful! http://www.etsy.com/shop/myzoetrope

Projectsbycarm said...

I just stumbled upon her jewelry- simple and elegant. Love it! http://www.etsy.com/shop/erinhewgley

rachel johnson said...

It is hard to pick a very favorite, but I am really loving Virginia Kraljevic's illustrations...

http://www.etsy.com/shop/virginiakraljevic?ref=seller_info

Molly said...

I would love to win those Maker Faire tix and my very favorite NewNew Etsy shop is http://www.etsy.com/shop/Cajajewelry

KimmChi said...

everyone's making such great selections! Spread the word, still time to enter