If you had a chance to read my blog from this past Friday, then you know that I had a busy weekend of perusing through indie-crafts and designs at the Renegade Craft Fair in Chicago. Wow, was it an experience. First of all, it was SOOOO busy. The turnout was amazing, and a bit crowded at times.
Some of my favorite things were:
- Blank journals made from the covers of old children’s books – so cute
- Wallets and card holders made from neckties
- Tons of unique and funky crochet and knit hats for sale with other fabulous clothing items
- Vintage jewelry upcycled from old vintage pieces
- Screen-printed recycled and organic t-shirts and bags
- Button rings
- Stationary galore
- Gorgeous jewelry made with precious stones and awesome metalwork.
On top of all the talented crafters on the scene, there was some delicious food for sale – mmm cupcakes – and beer too! The DJ played some great tunes while shoppers milled around the busy park district building. If you have a chance to stop by a Renegade Craft Fair in your area, I highly recommend it. It’s great to see where the world of indie-crafting is taking us, and how upcycled and recycled crafts are paving the way for eco-consicous art.