Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Renegade Chicago Craft Fair

Welcome to Chicago! Yes, this is me snapping a photo of the skyline while driving. I was headed into town for the Renegade Craft Fair and everything looked so pretty.

I have to admit that after two weeks of gorgeous weather, I couldn't believe when I woke to such grey skies on Saturday morning. But after a wee mishap with the rain coming right through our tent, our kindliest neighbors helped us spread a tarp over the tent, the skies cleared, and my boothmate, Michelle of Elevated Press, and I got setup and the place was hoppin'.  

We took advantage of the fantastic setup next door built by those same kindly neighbors from shipping palettes. I think it really added to our display. Doesn't Michelle look happy?! As usual, I didn't venture out as much as I would have liked, but it's just too fun to talk to everyone visiting our booth.  Of course, I didn't have to go far to see some amazing things. Immediately next to us was the booth with the palette display and three wonderful vendors I would recommend checking out: Mary of Flora Fauna who crafts charming birds and other critters from gorgeous upcycled suiting material, Beulah's Porch with fun yet sophisticated felted banners and the wonderfully utilitarian line of Winter Session products like ticking aprons, bags crafted from Carhartts and more. It's always so fun to meet great new people and this crowd was fantastic—so enthusiastic and welcoming! Thanks so much to everyone who came out. I look forward to seeing you again next time! If you didn't make it to this show, you can always check out the vendor list on the Renegade site here.

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