Renegade Craft Fair

Yesterday I went to the Renegade Craft Fair, which is one of the biggest most awesome craft fairs in Chicago.  We made the mistake of going after 4:30 pm, which means that we didn't actually arrive and find parking until after 5:15 pm.  Meh.  The fair closes at 7:00 pm, which meant very little time to properly browse and select our purchases.

However, we did make a quick run around all the booths, and I didn't leave empty-handed!  One of the first tents housed Steff Bomb's table, which my brother and I had met earlier in the year at Constructor craft fair.  We were excited to see her stuff, and my friend Beth bought a grumblebuns, baby corn, and carrot from her.  Pretty sweet.

I ended up purchasing these sweet Ms. Pac-Man dangly earrings from Pixel Party.  Beth got hair clips.  Not only was there Ms. Pac-Man to be had, there were Super Mario and vintage Mac icons, too!  Kind of a tough decision...

I picked up no less than a zillion business cards and looked up a bunch of them on Etsy afterwards.  I also bought a Johnny Cash calavera t-shirt for my husband from MisNopalesArt and I'm deciding on which one to purchase for myself in the near future (all the designs are really good, so it's hard to pick just one).

I was also excited to spot this scooter - first of all, I love Vespas and hope to have one of my own someday - but also because it was from Motoworks!  Motoworks is a store that our really good friend works at.  He was a groomsman in our wedding and hooked us up with motorcycle riding lessons from Motorcycle Riding School a few summers back.  So always excited to see Motoworks show up around town.

So, in the end, I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Renegade Craft Fair.  Just wish I had even more time to walk around and browse!  (Side note: the fair does run both Saturday and Sunday, so you could make this a 2-day affair.  Unfortunately, I had other commitments.)  I hope that next year I'll actually have a booth of my own.  Of course, I'll have to bring extra helpers with me so I can walk around and shop too!


This just in...

I ordered some supplies from Etsy.  These are from MimiLoLo, and they're really cute.  I was also pleased at the quality of the materials.  What will they become?  That remains to be seen, but I had to share since they're so cute.


New Custom Work

Here is the newest custom piece I've made.  It's for @carrionrun, and I think it turned out REALLY well.  I always sketch out a bunch of ideas and sometimes even make trial versions of new things I haven't made before.  There was some deliberation regarding the anarchy "A" whether or not to make the circle smaller or to size of the disc.  As you can see, I decided the "A" needed to extend beyond the circle, so I shrunk it so the "A" could expand.  Good choice.

The double bow was also a new endeavor, as I had to come up with a solution that would not make the bow center stick out really far when I still had to add the anarchy center.  Also successful!  In fact, I really like the double bow combo and plan on making more of this type soon.

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