renegade craft fair chicago 2008: highlights

posted by the scholar on September 13th, 2008
filed under: art, artists, clay, paper, personal accessories, textiles

rainy-renegade

conditions were pretty intense at the renegade craft fair in chicago earlier today. the rain started in the morning and continued for hours and hours today. and it wasn’t a drizzle either; i am talking torrential downpours that left me soaked to the bone. i am happy to report that the shopping was absolutely terrific though, with plenty to see from vendors old and new. my camera survived thanks to the macgyver-styled ziplock bag cover i fashioned, and i came home with a big messenger bag filled with crafty goodness. i’ll be showing you the highlights in a few posts, starting with this one…

denise_ann_simon_art_prints

denise_ann_simon_animal_stuffies

charming prints and sweet stuffies from denise simon

sofia_masri_jewelry

sofia_masri_jewelry_3

sofia_masri_jewelry_2

pretty porcelain jewelry from sofia masri

 boh_bon_soaps

handmade boh bon soaps

berkley_illustration_art_prints

 berkeley_illustration_wallets

berkley illustration wallets and prints

kinderfluff_plush_toys

kinderfluff_plush_toys_cloud

whimsical plush from kinderfluff

the_weekend_store_vintage_typewriter_jewelry

the_weekend_store_vintage_typewriter_jewelry_2

vintage typewriter key jewelry from the weekend store

maramiki_textiles_pillows

maramiki_textiles_linens

elegant textile designs from maramiki

 charmingwall_prints

prints from the talented artists at charmingwall

the fair is on from noon-10 pm tomorrow (sunday), so if you’re local come on down and get inspired by some fabulous artists! if not, stay tuned for more highlights and links to the artists.


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6 Responses to “renegade craft fair chicago 2008: highlights”

  1. linda Says:

    Miss Gigi, methinks you must give credit where credit is due. WHO fashioned your macgyver cover for your camera and WHO schlepped the bulging canvas bag? Fess up now. Love and kisses, Linda

  2. the scholar Says:

    fair enough linda. the hubs did those things, but it was I who thought of them! 🙂

  3. Mara Snipes Says:

    Hi Gigi, thanks for the gorgeous highlights, and including maramiki. It was a rain-soaked affair, but I was especially impressed by how many people made it out in the downpour to support the artists. Inspiring.

    Thanks again,
    Mara

  4. the scholar Says:

    hi mara,

    a few other people have remarked on the number of folks in attendance too, so i am happy to know that!

    maybe the next time we meet the weather will be nice. 🙂

  5. sosser Says:

    oh my gosh! those vendors deserve a medal for staying thru that deluge. thanks for slogging thru it, scholar, so i didn’t have to 🙂

  6. the scholar Says:

    you’re very welcome. 🙂

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