What We Bought! Holiday Sale San Fran ’09 Edition!

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!!

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What We Bought! Holiday Chicago ’09 Edition

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!

Be sure to check out photos from the event on our FLICKR PAGE + to peruse our ARTIST LIST if you couldn’t make it, there’s still time to shop!!

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!

So if you’re out yonder, we hope taking a peek at what Renegade staff bought this past weekend only gets you more ready and rearing to shop online and at the big San Fran event next weekend!!

(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: Art Print + Two Cards by laurageorge; Tee-Shirt by Megan Lee Designs; Knit Neck Warmer + Pouch by Sparrow Collective; Magnets by Miss Chief Productions


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

What We Bought – Chicago Edition!!!

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:



Danny’s 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


Kate’s Buys


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



Sue’s Buys


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

Brown and Purple Pocket Dress by Moshi Moshi of Sparrow Collective

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.

What We Bought – San Fransisco Edition!!

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


That’s all.

Okay thanks bye



What We Bought – LA Edition!!

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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Handmade Nation in Chicago!

handmadenation_stitched_webChicago’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!

It’s official!


The ‘Renegade’ is now president!