Renegade Craft Fair 2013

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Hello!  I was finally able to attend this wonderful craft fair that I have been online stalking for over three years!  The Renegade Craft Fair is held in summer/winter in half a dozen cities around the country and world.  Obviously, living here in Chicago I was able to be a part of this giant event by simply taking the Blue Line from my house to Division Street! (So EASY!)

First off, let’s just take a moment to reveal in the fact we live in a world where we can use our credit/debit cards everywhere and don’t need to carry cash.  But, let’s also curse this technology marvel because swipe my debit card I did today.  (Please don’t remind me about my budget blog at the beginning of the summer!)

Here is the general map of the fair:

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It took about an hour to walk all the vendors without stopping to buy/chat.  On round two I had a general idea of the places and things I wanted so it only took thirty minutes to do $75 worth of damage. 

Here is my loot. (Stole that from you Tannith! 🙂 )

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This tea is amazing I sampled a few and the names alone were enough to get me to want them.  Check out their other hilarious names and wonderful tea recipes at T-WE TEA.

 

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Won’t these hairpins go great with my new red do?  Acute Designs has beautiful jewelry and bridal accessories at their website

 

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The hilarious cards and Dolly Parton nail decals are from Atomic Spinster – What a great name.  I wouldn’t mind being an atomic spinster! 

 

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I thought these ‘bon-bons’ were gorgeous and then I found out they are plant seeds and pods!  What a wonderful gift and idea! Check out their website for details and ideas! 

 

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There were A LOT of screen printers at this fair (kind of overkill for me) BUT this one had the most unique and stand-out designs.  Primarily (cover your eyes if you’re not an adult) the “Eat Shit” design. HA!  Look at all their Milwaukee based designs here

 

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First, the name? Horrible Adorables? It’s like the story of my life! These felt 3-D designs were gorgeous.  I could buy them all and have an entire wall in my home dedicated to them.  Look at all these beautiful creatures here

 

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One of the hard parts of being a crafter an sew-ist is that I saw a lot of things I could create at home and am going to try.  BUT these dolls are so adorable.  I just love the creativity and designs on the ‘tattooed-folk.’  Look at more dolls and ideas here

 

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The girls at Atomic Spinster had this fun portrait cut-out.  I couldn’t resist.  I am the unofficial fifth member of the Golden Girls. My grandma would have definitely gotten a kick out of this one!

 

So in conclusion:  RENEGADE CRAFT FAIR IS AMAZING.  

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6 thoughts on “Renegade Craft Fair 2013

    1. It is worth a visit! Also they have a winter fair here in chicago. i’ve been told there are far more knits/sewing projects there than the summer fair. 🙂 thanks for reading!

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