Renegade Craft Fair 2006September 18, 2006 at 12:07 pm | Posted in Sewing/Crafts | 2 Comments
Ryan and I went into the city for our first Renegade Craft Fair in Wicker Park. I was too busy looking my eyes out* to take many pictures. No pics at all of the cool glass and screen printed goods. Not even any of the handmade booth signs that I oohed and aahed over. Rats.
Ryan spotted this arch on the way to the park. Very fitting!
I met Brandy from loosetooth.com, the first blog I ever read. She was super nice. Her designs are so clever: check out her site and shop. Heidi from My Paper Crane had a booth there, too, but she was swamped with admirers, so I didn’t get to introduce myself. Her plush items are even cuter in person than they appear online. I know! It’s hard to believe. I think my fave remains the bruised banana. It even slips out of its peel. Augh!
Speaking of cute plush, I met the peeps from Shawnimals. Who knew Shawn was such a hottie? His doll designs have always been among my faves online. I loved being able to see them fer real.
Kitty Genius was also there. Ashley is a genius. I love her work. Apparently, so does everyone else, as I couldn’t even fit into the crowded booth.
I thought this Election Day countdown calendar was great. It’s like an Advent calendar, with a little window to open for every day of the month before elections. The flaps covering the windows each had a little factoid about the democratic process or election history.
We were in window shopping mode, as I’m still on the job hunt, but the giveaways from the kind Renegade vendors and sponsors helped to alleviate the case of the gimmes I usually experience at such events.
My one purchase was the striking event poster. I obviously had a hard time setting it up for the photo. Third time’s the charm!
*credit: mother-in-law Annette