Another Trip to Renegade!

On Saturday we went to the Chicago Renegade December Market, I think this was the fourth year we've gone. This year there was a venue change to the Bridgeport Art Center, I was not a fan. The building is gorgeous and I'm sure it's great for other events, but Renegade has such huge crowd that it was just too much for the building. The vendors were all on the 5th floor and you had to take an elevator to get up there, so we had to wait outside in the cold for the elevator to take groups up. I also didn't feel like there was a good flow for walking through the event. ... Read More

A Trip to Renegade Craft Fair Chicago 2014

Last year was the first time I went to the September Renegade Craft Fair in Chicago, and I was excited to go again this year. It's the largest of the Renegade Craft Fairs and it is such a fantastic experience. I follow a lot of the vendors on Instagram and it was great to finally see their work in person. Last year I left with quite a few purchases, but all I got this time was a headband. I still haven't framed and hung up all my prints I got last time, so I refused to let myself but any this time. Since I don't have purchases to show off, I'm just going to show off ... Read More

Renegade Craft Fair Holiday Market

This past weekend was the Renegade Craft Fair Holiday Market in downtown Chicago, so for the third year in a row we made the trek. After a quick detour to visit The Needle Shop, we made our way over to Pulaski Fieldhouse in the snow. We got there early in the day and hoped it wouldn't be too busy yet, but it was already crazy. Since the holiday market is indoors, it's much smaller than the September outdoor Renegade fair. There were a lot of familiar vendors that I either remembered from the September market or from last year's holiday market. It was harder to ... Read More

A Trip to Chicago Renegade Fair – Purchases

I've been wanting to go to the Renegade Craft Fair in Chicago for years but it never works out. The first year I heard about it was the weekend Evie was born, then it's been her birthday or birthday party that weekend. We've gone to the Christmas one, but I've really wanted to go to the one in September because it's so much bigger. This weekend we finally got to go, and I had some birthday money to spend. We saw so much awesome stuff that I'm going to do a couple different posts about the show. This one I'm going to show off what we bought. ... Read More