Another summer, another Renegade Craft Fair in Chicago. My friend Erica and I went this year, but I was also able to meet up with Abby. We actually took a photo together, which was groundbreaking! As much as I love Renegade, I'm starting to think that I'm getting too old for it. Erica and I had only made it halfway and we were exhausted. My back hurt. I needed a snack. Old lady alert. I bought a few things, which I'll share in a moment, but I also want to highlight some booths that caught my eye.
I bought three bookmarks from Pink Tank. One for my mom (monkeys), one for me (hot air balloons), and one for a future gift for someone. They're so dang cute.
Fun fact: I love ampersands. I bought a postcard from Starshaped Press with a & on it. It's cute. (Fun fact #2: I say cute a lot.)
Erica and I split a card sampler from OrangeBeautiful. The cards are gorgeous. I'm excited to send them! They are also hosting an event in November called Show of Hands. I'm hoping to attend!
I was tempted to spend some dough at the following shops too...
I would buy anything and everything by Yao Cheng. Such beautiful watercolors.
Almost everything by Alisa Bobzien.
She had a cute little mug with a pretzel on it.
My high school mascot was a pretzel so I was pleasantly surprised to see that mug.
This print from Little Canoe
The floral wall calendar by Michelle Brusegaard
The bags at Suspiro catch my eye every year. Maybe I'll give in next year.
The STiiCKs from Well Made