Farewell my robot army

Dear Everyone (and you know who you are),

The time we've spent together has been unforgettable and I think you're really swell, but I'm afraid it's time for me to move on now.  You've always been there for me, supporting my every effort, from cheeseburger salads and microwave cakes to turning Care Bears into a coat.  I love you for that.

While in your tender, sometimes tempestuous, embrace, I've grown and blossomed from a green intern to the editor of your food and living channels, and you've rewarded me with your support, comments, and continuous inspiration.  But now it is time for me to spread my wings and move on to new territories. 

I will always appreciate everything you've done for me.  I will still be here, lurking in the forums, popping up in your recent feed, featuring your awesome projects, and occasionally feeding you a new recipe of epically unhealthy proportions or gratuitously kitten-themed craft project. 

So this is cheerio, but not goodbye. I hold all of you in my heart, and I am not going far.  You will find me just across the internet at Betabrand.com, turning a new group of people's ridiculous concepts into ridiculously popular products and trends, just as we always have here. So be prepared for a stream of disco-fabric and other related Instructables as I transition into my new role managing the Thinktank division and test out new product ideas.  I promise not to stop making cupcakes, or putting bacon where it doesn't belong. 

Be well, do good, and keep making awesome projects.

All the best,


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spasan4 years ago
Это хорошо иметь свой сайт, но придется немного поработать что-бы настроить его правильно . Желаю удачи. P/S Может смогу чем помочь http://spaskins.ru/
Goodhart4 years ago
How was I SO negligent as to miss this.....Stop by now and then to let us all know how you're doing and what new ingenious project you may be working on....
PS: hope to see you at an upcoming Maker Faire :-) I missed you last time.
Mr.Sanchez4 years ago
I´ve already miss your awesome weekly challenges.!!Thank U so much !!
foobear4 years ago
The site feels decidedly less homey without you! Best wishes on your new venture.
Win Guy4 years ago
Oh, wow. I haven't been on this site all that much lately, but you're one of the 'iblers that I always remembered. It was great seeing you at the 2011 Maker Faire. I hope you do great in your new ambitious project! It looks like such an awesome site. :D

See you around, Sarah!
Honus4 years ago
Congrats! I'm sure you will bring as much joy there as you have here!
Your Leaving us remember to pop by every day plllease dont leave us
I love ur little email ive never seen one of these before
linda14 years ago
I always looked forward to your emails. Congrats and best of luck in your new position.
twoody14 years ago
Awesome for you. Love the work you produce. I'll look you up on FB. Congrats!!!

themoose644 years ago
Good luck on your new adventure!
You have been such a great publisher. I love everything you make, and I wish I would take some time and make some of those. I'm really happy to hear that you enjoyed your time here, and I hope for the best for you. Again, thank you for everything, and best of luck on your adventure!

P.S: I'm gonna miss you, and so will every one of your followers!

Mongpoovian4 years ago
Bon voyage, and good luck with the new venture! I'll miss your food projects most of all, but you certainly did go out with a porkalicious bang.
Bacon belongs on everything!!! Lets go on an adventure!
wold6304 years ago
Best of luck on your new adventure. Congratulations!
Tomdf4 years ago
Nothing quite as exciting as something new, don't be a stranger! Best of luck!
spike35794 years ago
Congratulations Sarah!
You will be missed but your new venture sounds exciting. Enjoy!!
Dear Sarah,

I wish you the very best of luck on your new adventure. It looks like a challenge that suits you very well.

Even as I’m glad that we will still hear from you, you will be missed in quantity and quality ;-)

Me too, I hope to have the chance still to finally meet you in person when I’m in San Francisco during my AIR in July.

Best Regards
scoochmaroo (author)  masynmachien4 years ago
WHA?? You'll be here in July?? Are you bringing the whole fam? I'll be sure to come by and meet you!

My oldest daughter Tika will be joining me from July 17th onwards. My wife and youngest daughter stay home. My wife is very understanding and totally backs me up for my AIR, but she hates flying...
Mrballeng4 years ago
Best wishes! When are the disco bathing suits coming out?
scoochmaroo (author)  Mrballeng4 years ago

Or were you thinking something more for yourself? :D
Wow! I pictured rocking disco trunks at the beach and sure enough you have them!
Wow! Congrats!! You'll be missed, but the new job sounds very interesting!
caitlinsdad4 years ago
Best of luck.  Betabrand does make some good contest schwag.

scoochmaroo (author)  caitlinsdad4 years ago
I'm really touched. Thank you for such a sweet send off :)
OMG... LOL PRICELESS as only you could pull off, caitlinsdad!!!
Keko4 years ago
I'm tearing up a little. You are so awesome. Best wishes, etc.
Also, I admit that when I clicked on this link in my messages, I thought it was an instructable about making a robot army.  I was picturing knitting something in a world-domination pattern, or perhaps baking particularly aggressive cookies.
Sad, but also glad! I am all at sixes and sevens. Good luck, and thank you for helping make this such a cool community!
zieak4 years ago
I told my wife about your new adventure this morning and she said "...but she IS Instructables." (No offense to the other people that are Instructables!)
scoochmaroo (author)  zieak4 years ago
Ha! Goodness, high praise, and one I so appreciate. Thank you. I hope I get to still hear about all of your adventures too!
Thank you for all the brilliant ideas, expressed in such a clear and entertaining way!

Good luck in your new job!
scoochmaroo (author)  Doone valley4 years ago
Thank you :D You'll be receiving regular updates!
fantasy10004 years ago
Good-Bye! I've enjoyed everything you've posted!
scoochmaroo (author)  fantasy10004 years ago
Thank you! I hope to continue on that same path :D
mikolynn4 years ago
See you soon! And... Buen viaje y feliz aventura!
scoochmaroo (author)  mikolynn4 years ago
Muchas gracias!
dworley4 years ago
If I had a wish for you as you leave it would be this:

Please see to it that there is more superhero appropriate apparel in the world.

I have no need of reversible jackets, or even the disco-fantastic. Think: kevlar and iconography. Bold colors, secret pockets, lasers.

Utility belt.

You are among the few, rare people in the world who, simultaneously, can make this happen and will read something I write asking them to.
scoochmaroo (author)  dworley4 years ago
That sounds more like a wish for you. . .

and dammit, you caught me. I totally read this.
kmac14 years ago
Thanks for the welcome, the wisdom and the wacky! Congratulations on your new adventure. I'm sure you'll share the fun and the fabulous there as you did here!

May the sun shine all day long, everything go right and nothing wrong.
May those you love bring love back to you, and may all the wishes you wish come true!
scoochmaroo (author)  kmac14 years ago
Thanks, you!
kcli4 years ago
I thought something was up and feared it might involve changes at instructables, but what a wonderful opportunity for you!

Your creativity and vision will take you on some great adventures. Enjoy the ride (...and you will certainly be missed!)! All the best ;-)
scoochmaroo (author)  kcli4 years ago
Thank you! Looking forward to seeing all of your clever projects continue to roll in!
80$man4 years ago
Goodluck with your new adventure! Thanks for all the awesome 'ibbles! I will look for your creative input at betabrand!
scoochmaroo (author)  80$man4 years ago
Thanks! You may see the Eric featured in one of the disco products already . .. .
St Jimmy4 years ago
I remember seeing that you commented on one of my first Instructables, and I was so excited that you saw what I'd made. I'll miss you, but you'll still be near.
scoochmaroo (author)  St Jimmy4 years ago
Hi flattery! Thank you for your support :D
ardog4 years ago
Congradulations on your new adventure !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
scoochmaroo (author)  ardog4 years ago
Thanks so much, I'm excited!
scooter764 years ago
All the best on your new adventure. Thank you for all the fantastic and yummy Instructables, as well as all the support you have provided for new and veteran members. Your comments are always up beat and positive, and you will be missed but not forgotten.
scoochmaroo (author)  scooter764 years ago
Oh thank you!
sunshiine4 years ago
You will do great things everywhere you go, because you are a priceless gem! Your presence will be deeply missed here! A huge tear fell today and I am sad and happy at the same time. What a combination! You have been an inspiration to me and have challenged me to do better and I thank you so much for that! I will miss you! You will never be forgotten!
Have a splendorous adventure!
scoochmaroo (author)  sunshiine4 years ago
Sunshiine, your presence here is a constant source of inspiration and encouragement to the entire community. Thank you for everything you do here!
artfulann4 years ago
This is bittersweet for everyone who has been watching you grow and share, but loves that you have a new adventure awaiting. Congratulations and bon voyage. You will be missed, but loved in many memories. Ann
scoochmaroo (author)  artfulann4 years ago
What sweet wishes, Ann. Thank you so much!
bajablue4 years ago
Bittersweet news! So excited for you on one hand, already missing you with the rest of me.

Stay away from any rabbit holes, Sarah... Vaya con Dios, amiga!!!
scoochmaroo (author)  bajablue4 years ago
Hm, but that rabbit hole looks so intriguing. . . whoops!
zurichko4 years ago
Adventuring is always good! I wish you the best of luck and I'm sure you'll be the most awesome creator of bacon oxymorons....like weaving me a beard of bacon that can hang from my ears so I don't even have to use my hands to eat it....yeah...get on that. :)
scoochmaroo (author)  zurichko4 years ago
Yay! I like your thinking!
I am going to miss working with you so much!

I'm so proud of you, though - you are the perfect fit for your new job and I know you'll do great. :D

p.s. here's a gif of a cat going on an adventure!

scoochmaroo (author)  jessyratfink4 years ago
Yay kitties!
angelabchua4 years ago
Sarah! I am so happy for you! You are gonna do some awesome things!
scoochmaroo (author)  angelabchua4 years ago
Thank you girl.
canida4 years ago
Yay Sarah! You're going to do awesome things. We can't wait to see. :D
scoochmaroo (author)  canida4 years ago
Thanks you!

i will always send you kitties.
scoochmaroo (author)  audreyobscura4 years ago
Good luck, though it's sad to see you go...
scoochmaroo (author)  SelkeyMoonbeam4 years ago
Thank you. Glad we had the time we did together!
Good luck to you. I'm going to have to check out the link to Betabrand now.
scoochmaroo (author)  cdawisconsin4 years ago
Its a dangerous thing walking out the front door.
Sending you ferocious courage!
scoochmaroo (author)  Lynne Bruning4 years ago
Thank you lady. I will be using every ounce of it!
depotdevoid4 years ago
Congratulations Sarah! I've been inspired by (and made my own versions of) many of your projects over the years. I'm sorry to see you go, but happy for you and your new opportunity. Best of luck, and happy making!
scoochmaroo (author)  depotdevoid4 years ago
Thank you so much! The inspiration has been mutual :D
kuato4 years ago
Congrats and good luck in the new position!! Booo for us! :( I do love your choice in gif, though, so it's all good :)
c3ralki1l3r4 years ago
Good luck! I hope you will succeed :D
Cheerio to you too! I think about one of your many instructables nearly every day. I say to my daughter, "Claramecium, would you scoochmaroo a mug cake for me please?" and she says, "With white chocolate?" and I answer, "Scoochmaroo." (as in, "obviously").
Thanks for all your hard work! *sincere slow clap*
SHIFT!4 years ago
What, Sarah, you're leaving?! But I didn't even get to say goodbye!

Well, in any case, Sarah you are truly one of the most unforgettable people I have had the pleasure of getting to know. I wish I could have said this in person but your Bird Feeder Bird was one of the projects that actually brought me into following Instructables on a daily basis. I loved the concept and its one of my favorite projects you've done. When I first applied to Instructables, I just remember how nice you were to me and I truly think you're one of the reasons I got hired. Thank you so much for everything you have done for over the past few years. Please keep in touch, I'd love to share needle felting tips with you.

Have a great time on your new adventure! Many new blessings are coming your way!
Take care,
From my whole family
fjordcarver4 years ago
I love Instructables and Betabrand, as a long time follower I think you will be an awesome fit to their team. Congratulations!
Wow!! It was because of you that I even found this site. I am going to miss you so...but I am so happy to hear of your success. All the best, that site looks cool. I'll miss your contests =( but you MORE!!
SIRJAMES094 years ago
let it be known that you WILL BE missed, I wish you the best life has to offer :( take care & GOD bless you .
ChrysN4 years ago
Best of luck at Betabrand, what a great opportunity. I'm glad that you will still be posting recipes here.
PitStoP4 years ago
Have a great adventure! You will be missed.. =) Just don't forget us!
I'm fairly new, still finding my way around to loads of new favorites, but I've really enjoyed your ibles! Its good to know they won't be coming to a complete halt. Good luck with your adventure, be careful not to get too attached to the ring, but come safely home to visit often!
LaughSing4 years ago
Best of luck to you!

And THANK YOU for posting the Bourbon Bacon Salted Caramels before you moved on... they are DELICIOUS. :-)
pie R []ed4 years ago
Thanks for all the great work you put into making this site what it is today! I hope you have a wonderful time at Betabrand!
karlpinturr4 years ago
As a relatively recent follower, it's been short and sweet(-er than all your 'ibles combined), Scooch.

So Cheerio to you, too, and may our paths meet more often than the individual strands in a bowl of chocolate spaghetti.
l8nite4 years ago
Best of luck with the new position, cya when we cya......
scoochmaroo (author)  l8nite4 years ago
So even though you won't be doing instructables full time, will we still see you around the site?
lol... your parrot needs more material. ;-)
So even though you won't be doing instructables full time, will we still see you around the site?
So even though you won't be doing instructables full time, will we still see you around the site?
So even though you won't be doing instructables full time, will we still see you around the site?
maddiii4 years ago
yes u sayss right
scoochmaroo (author)  Kiteman4 years ago
I'm glad you were here for pink hair! Thanks for the well wishes :D
At least it will give me a [small] chance to catch up on your project total...
Kiteman Kiteman4 years ago
Hey, wait, I just realised - I've been here longer than you!
Kiteman4 years ago
But... a huge part of my memories of HQ involve a shock of pink hair and a mucky chuckle over the other side of a monitor.

Genuinely sorry to see you go, Sarah.

Good luck in your next life!
M.C. Langer4 years ago
WHAT?????? IT CAN'T BE TRUE!!! One of my dreams in my AIR was to learn from Scoochmaroo herself and taste her delicious recipes. Now, just a few days before my arrival, you are saying goodbye... :-(

"Buen viento y buena mar" Sarah. You are absolutely fantastic! Thanks for everything!
scoochmaroo (author)  M.C. Langer4 years ago
I'll be around! I definitely plan on coming to visit you during your time here!
Is it a promise? Because I'll be waiting for you! :-)
kelseymh4 years ago
Congratulations! You've been a great asset to Instructables, and I'm sure you'll be equally inspirational in your new position. Good luck!
scoochmaroo (author)  kelseymh4 years ago
Thank you!
ElvenChild4 years ago
No!!! How will we survive without a steady stream of your methodical insanity?
I hope you do we'll with any future ventures though.
scoochmaroo (author)  ElvenChild4 years ago
Methodical insanity? I like that :D
kd7eir4 years ago
Best of luck in your new adventure. You will certainly be missed around here.
scoochmaroo (author)  kd7eir4 years ago
Thank you so much!
doodlecraft4 years ago
This totally brought a tear to my eye! Wishing you the greatest success with your new adventures! Lots of love and we'll miss you! :)
scoochmaroo (author)  doodlecraft4 years ago
Oh, thank you so much! It's been such a pleasure seeing you join our site and getting to know you through your gorgeous projects.