renegade craft fair chicago 2008: highlights

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


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…



charming prints and sweet stuffies from denise simon




pretty porcelain jewelry from sofia masri


handmade boh bon soaps



berkley illustration wallets and prints



whimsical plush from kinderfluff



vintage typewriter key jewelry from the weekend store



elegant textile designs from maramiki


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,

  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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