BookNerd Adventure: Renegade Craft Fair
I like all things vaguely relating to etsy, and I also like street festivals.
Since it may be a while until I can attend another one, my husband and I headed over to Wicker Park for the recent 9th annual Renegade Craft Fair Chicago. Despite the hot sun, we had a lovely time wandering among the supremely clever booths, and a few places caught our book nerd attention.
(Foolish me assumed that the map I shoved in my purse would be a good enough guide to help me remember which booth was which when I got home. Didn’t happen. So instead, have some pretty pics!)
Clocks! (And lamps!) Made of Books!
*I can say for certainty that this pic was taken at the Conduit Press booth. I know this because I grabbed their business card, because I might just want a lamp made of books. No joke.*
Lots and lots of people had this “Poetry” bag. I’m not sue where it came from, but its cute!
*Photo taken from the etsy store*
My favorite booth of the day wasn’t book-related at all, actually. At the Jersey Maids booth, I drooled over the above “Clocket.” (Get it? A clock locket?) My husband up and bought it for me right then and there. It’s really gorgeous, and truly tells time, and I love it to pieces. Visit their etsy store – there are some gorgeous items on display.
All in all, it was a great day to be outside and wandering among pretty booths of lovely merchandise. There was food, gelato, and libations available all over the place – including Goose Island Beer, one of the event sponsors. There were also a great number of Greyhound dogs roaming around, part of the “Greyhounds Only” rescue tent.
I’ll totally be returning next year. Support indie artists!