Our first ever Holiday Sale in San Francisco was last weekend and if the above photo is any indication – it was a huge hit! We love the Bay Area and are sure that many a handmade holiday gift was discovered at the show!
This marks the end of a STELLAR 2009 craft fair season – 8 shows in all, from coast to coast, can you believe it?!? Check out FLICKR for photos from this event + photo-sets from all the 2009 craft fairs!!
Thank you again to all the vendors and attendees that made this and all our other fairs over the past year such wonderful, successful events! We are incredibly excited for what lies ahead in 2010, so be sure to be signed up for our mailing list (at the bottom of renegadecraft.com) to receive some big announcements early on in the new year!
We’ve had so much fun sharing our Craft Fair Buys with you over the year and have also got some big plans for the blog in 2010 – so stay tuned!!
So what did we buy?!?! Read More
Well, the 4th Annual Renegade Craft Fair Holiday Sale in Chicago was last weekend at the gorgeous Pulaski Park Fieldhouse and let us tell you: it was cray-cray-CRAZY busy!
Thank you to all ofthe incredible vendors and lovely holiday shoppers (sipping on that mulled-wine! riding that holiday trolley!) who made the Fair such a smashing success! We couldn’t be happier that so many folks out there will be getting something handmade this holiday season!
We’ll be heading to the West Coast next weekend for the 1st Ever RCF Holiday Sale in San Francisco at the Fort Mason Center Herbst Pavilion on December 19 + 20 from 11am – 7pm!
(and, yes, she’s beginning to think she has a spending problem! these are mostly gifts, she promises!)
Top Left: Sweater by Species By The Thousands; Wood Houses by kindling; Recycled Wood Frame by ericerfwooddesign
Top Right: Tree Painting by iamhome; Octopi Ornaments by Cleo Dee’s; Skirt by Little Ocean; Gift Tags by Sloe Gin Fizz
Bottom Right: Tee-Shirt by Species By The Thousands; Wooden Ornaments by mimi; Felt Heart Ornament by So Silly!; Tiny Tree Magnet by iamhome
Bottom Left: Scarf, Tee-Shirt + Tea Towels by Urban Posture; Soap from Rinse Bath and Body Co.; Gold Leaf Earrings by Chain Chain Chianed; Clutch Purse by BIGGIE
Clockwise-ish: Recipe Notecards by Sara and Simon; Ceramic Wall Ornament by SODA by Amy; Road Trip Poster by Delicious Design League; Tee Shirt by Plane Jane Project; Holiday Cards by a.favorite design; Tiny Tree Magnet by iamhome; Sweater by Species By The Thousands
Well, Division Street is back to its usual hustle and bustle, but compared to just a few short days ago, this is nuthin’!
We heard reports from vendors and buyers alike that this could have been the best Renegade Craft Fair ever. Blush as we may, it is truly the vendors that make the fair so awesome and we’re so proud and happy and most of all overwhelmed by all the crazy cool stuff we saw.
So now it’s Tuesday and we’ve had a day or so to get over our Craft Fair Hangover, as we’ve come to call the Monday fatigue resulting from running around, talking to all of our out of town vendors and best of all, buying stuff. So without further delay… our Renegade Staff Buys:
Clockwise-ish from upper left inset (for all pics):
Messenger Bag By Vaya Bags
“Good For What Ails You” Glass Bottle by Kit Paulson Glass
Lasercut Valentine by Owly Shadow Puppets
Ceramic Cup by Up In The Air Somewhere
High Places poster by Mok Duk
Faux Bois T-Shirt by Urban Posture
Animals Tea Towel and Whale Prints by Enormous Champion
Prince Dance Party Poster by No Coast Collective
Bracelet By Dores
Midwest Sign T-Shirt by Campfire Goods (for my big brother!)
Tree House Cup by SODA By Amy
Letter Writers Alliance Addresses of Known Persons Book by 16 Sparrows
Geometric Necklace by Loyalty and Blood
Stamp Set by The Small Object (Because they look like my boyfriend! Seriously.)
Type Writer Hangy-Thing by Circa Ceramics
Hoodie Dress by White Rabbit
Screenprinted Clock by Urban Posture
Owls and Heart Needle Point by Chez Sucre Chez
Mushroom Figurine by Leroy Loves Mabel
Felt Leaf Earrings by Dearest Inez
Landscape Screenprinted Poster by Yellowlion
Ladies Undies by Viva Zapata
Men’s Undies by Junk Drawers
T-Shirt by Supermaggie
Oh one last thing!
To see pictures from this weekend, the fair, the vendor after party at the Around the Coyote Splat Flats Gallery, the South Shore Drill Team and the Black Bear Combo (our awesome entertainment from the weekend) click on this word, right here, this one.
The Renegade Craft Fair will be holding two (yes, TWO!) Holiday Sales this season!
So, come on everybody, help us bring the best handmade, affordable gifts to holiday shoppers this season!
All of us here at Renegade are slowly recovering from a severe case of cute-overload after last weekend’s San Fransisco Renegade Craft Fair. Between the vendors, the visitors and the wares the three of us are still seeing stars (or maybe mustaches???).
Check out photos from both the Los Angeles and San Francisco Renegade Craft Fairs on our Facebook Page! (oh…and be our friend!)
Here’s a list of our buys. Oh and Danny would like to let everyone know that Sunday was his birthday and that is why he has so much stuff, not because he’s a shop-aholic or anything, he swears…
Everything is listed starting from the top left and going clockwise-ish
Sue’s Buys –>
File Folders by Beyond Her
Black Wooden haunted House By Nora Aoyagi
Porcelain Fox by Kg + Ab
Woodcut Earrings by Feisty Elle
Blackberry Lime Lip Tint by Bathing in Luxury
Soap (that smells really good but we don’t know what like) by Bathing in Luxury
Original Framed Drawing By Lisa Congdon
Painted Wood Key Hook by Tiny Sparks
Letter press card from Dutch Door Press
Starry Tee by Mary Ink
Laser Cut Print by Molly M
Danny’s Buys –>
Bearded Man Tee by Loyalty and Blood
Circles Tee by Supermaggie
Old Lady V Neck Tee by A Certain Kind of Oblivious
White and Black Lines Tee by Coma and Cotton
Bicycle Print by Serigraphe Cinqunquatre
Michelle Obama Paper Doll Set by Jen Hewett
Topiary by Mateo Illasco
Skull Coffee Mugs by Skeletal Dropkick
Brown Bag Felt Cozies by My Imaginary Boyfriend
Best Friends Tumblers by Etch Your Heart Out
Kitten Crayons By Kitty Baby Love
Octopus Key Hook by Tiny Sparks
Vase and Bowl by Sarah Paloma
Ceramic Bowls by Panopoly
Woodcut Print by Molly M
Speed Kills Print by Tugboat
(In the Middle) Original Framed Drawing by Lisa Congdon
Kate’s Buys –>
Get Up Off Your Ass and… To Do Pad by 16 Sparrows
Papercut by Molly M
Skeleton Catching Butterflies Print by Mis Nopales
Owl Papercut by Owly Shadow Puppets
Topiary by Mateo Illasco
Necklace by Loyalty and Blood
Map Flat Note Set by 16 Sparrows
Little Crocheted Pooper by Ochibo
Nobel Prize Card by Fomato
Listen Darling Card by 16 Sparrows
Print by Erin Dollar
Girl with Parliament Lights by Maureen Shields (a gift from Danny because he knows how much I like my smoke breaks)
Tree Love Print by Tugboat
Bicycle Shirt by Vital Industries
Ferris Wheel Shirt by Mary Ink
Okay thanks bye
We found all sorts of goodies at Renegade Craft Fair LA and below is what us Renegade staffers bought!! Stay tuned for pictures of what we buy this weekend at Renegade Craft Fair San Francisco and pictures from BOTH events!!
Sue’s Buys –>
(all captions beginning clockwise-ish from top left!)
Mobile by Rebe‘s Daughter
Necklace by Figs & Ginger
Banner by Berkley Illustration
Bear Art Prints by 3 Fish Studios
T-shirt by Harrilu
T-shirt (gift for husband Mat!) by MaryInk
Danny’s Buys –>
(yes, he got a little shop-happy)
Art Print by Erin Dollar
Art Print by Mis Nopales Art
T-Shirt by HuntandGather
Ira Glass Button by Caitlin Kuhwald Illustration
Letterpress Card by Porterness
Journal by Tyler Bender Book Co.
Art Print by I Made You A Beard
Tote Bag by Mis Nopales Art
Art Print by Berkley Illustration
Poster by Two Rabbits Studios
Poster by Seattle Show Posters
Kate’s Buys –>
(yes, she’s a bit embarrassed to be showing the world her new undies!)
Underwear by Recession Clothing
T-shirt by MNKR
Felt Cactus by Little Bit
Postcard by Postcard Machine
Fortune Teller by Pop and Shorty
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Chicago’s premiere of HANDMADE NATION is showing this Saturday, April 18!! Hosted by the IFP’s Producers Series – It will be screened at Columbia College’s Film Row Cinema at 6pm (1104 S. Wabash, 8th Floor).
Show up early, and you can catch a discussion with the filmmaker Faythe Levine from 4:30 – 6pm. Information & Tickets are available here!
We’re excited to announce our dates + locations for the 2009 Renegade Craft Fairs! PLUS, Brooklyn is now accepting artist applications!! Check out Renegadecraft.com for more info!
The ‘Renegade’ is now president!