September 16, 2010

Renegade Rewind! (Part 1)

Last weekend I went to my favorite fair of the year - The Renegade Craft Fair!!!  The highlight for me was meeting Elsie, I read her blog (A Beautiful Mess) pretty much every day - it's very inspirational, fun and creative - so I was super excited to meet her.  So excited, in fact, that I pretty much couldn't keep it together.  Essentially I saw her, rushed over and babbled like a moron, didn't stop to look at any of her cute goods (or breathe, for that matter) and then ran away.  Yeah, embarrassing.  She even gave me a self-titled CD of her fiance's music, Jeremy Larson (and it's great!!!)  Ah well, hopefully she'll be back next year and maybe I'll be a bit more calm!!

Renegade is just so fun, but I know not everyone gets to go (not living in Chicago and all), so here is a rewind of some of the great artists I got to meet along with their fabulous work.

Red Velvet Art (this is Elsie's shop)
She used to have the cutest print entitled, "Autumn Ella" and I wish wish wish I had purchased it when it was available - drat!


Maric Fine Goods
She had the most beautiful orange wool bag at Renegade that I am just kicking myself for not getting!!!

Red wool beauty...*sigh*


This is a beautiful collaboration mixing color and print - they have beautiful tea towels and aprons, but I was especially smitten with the bibs! love love!!


 Graphic acorns...

 Mighty oak leaves...


Sofia Masri 
This artist creates handmade porcelain jewelry that is nothing short of stunning!!!

Star bright, star light

 Vintage print, vibrant color

Blue beauty
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