7.20.2009

an SF RENEGADE CRAFT FAIR overview

Sunday afternoon mom and I headed to the Renegade Craft Fair. It was in a beautiful location next to the San Francisco Marina. It took us a few minutes to find the actual Craft Fair because we walked into the opposite side of the Fort Mason Center, but eventually we saw the sign and all of the super stylish people entering and exiting. I was so excited to be there. My mom said I was acting like a kid in a candy shop. I can't believe how insanely creative everyone was with their booths and merchandise. Everything I had previously looked at online was 100 times more amazing in person. Next year I will have to save up $500 so that I can come away with maybe half of what I want. It was so great being able to meet and chat with all of the talented artists and crafters. Everyone was incredibly sweet- such a fabulous community of unique and caring people.

It couldn't have been a more beautiful San Francisco day. We parked a number of blocks away, but enjoyed admiring the gorgeous homes on our sunny walk to the Fort Mason Center.

I came away with loads of business cards, an Etsy pin and chapstick, an "I Love You Because" print from Seattle Show Poster, and the tugboat and print below. Next year I hope to return home with one of Mat Daly's prints as well.

I fell in love with this little KG & AB porcelain tugboat. When I took it out of my bag to look at it later, I noticed it's little smiling face for the first time and now I love it even more.

My very own print from The Mincing Mockingbird. I adore this little bird and the beautiful colors. I definitely could have walked away with many more. Mincy and his fiance' Kim were so sweet and it was great to meet them. I also enjoyed meeting Danni of oh, hello friend (such a sweetheart), Brandy of Beestorms, and many others. It was such a wonderful day. I wish Renegade Craft Fair was every weekend. Or how about someone opening a Renegade Craft Mall? Yes, please! I can't wait until next year!

7 comments:

knack said...

ok....can't even tell you how insanely jealous I am right now! I want to go to renegade SO bad! oh, and you met one of my favorite people....danni......man oh man.....good stuff!

I loved seeing it through your eyes and all of your treats are so fantastic! Congrats on a great day! So great to see you feeling better!

Shannon said...

the bird you chose is so adorable. ahh! so sweet. love it. :)

Alden said...

very good Heidi! Thanks for your comments - yes it has been an interesting, dream-challenging-but-ultimately-reaffirming year! Someday again i will try my hand at my *dream* of hand-written-blank greeting cards and you can blog about them!



alden

Jess W. said...

That Seattle Poster Show booth really knew how to get the girls to swoon. My friend and I both bought the "I have always known it was you" print, but I also almost bought the "I love you because" print, too.

blue moss said...

so jealous...it all looks so amazing!! i'm so glad you had such a good time....and i love your amazing finds

j.US.t chatter said...

oooh... so jealous of all the things you got to see & people you got to meet! what a great trip, i'm sure you needed a nice refresher like this!

Pretty Little World said...

I'm soooo jealous that you got to go to this! I'm thinking I'll have to make the trip to the one in Chicago this fall, because your post makes it seems absolutely irresistible!!

Glad you had a great time!

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