So the 6th Annual Renegade Craft Fair Holiday Market in Chicago was a smashing success for The Foundrie and we had so much fun!! My sweetheart of a friend, Sarah let Elizabeth and I stay at her place again and we even got to crash her boyfriend’s holiday work party on Saturday night. Thank you Sarah & Jeremy for letting two crafty gypsies invade your space yet again. We heart you guys.

As far as the show itself, it was beyond what we expected and was super busy and pretty much all around awesome. The highlight of the weekend was when Joan Cusack bought jewelry and accessories from both me and Elizabeth!! We managed to not go all fan-girl on her asking for pics or autographs. But that doesn’t mean we didn’t want to!!

The other thing that made the weekend so great was having awesome booth neighbors like Keli of Colette Paperie. Her greeting cards are hilarious and so well done. And Keli is snarky and pretty. Just the way I like my friends. Elizabeth and I are already thinking about applying to craft shows in Minneapolis just so we can all be reunited. Can’t wait!

So with all that fun and good news, there must always come lame and terrible news. Like the fact that Keli had a tire blow out on the way to Chicago, and we hit a giant piece of tire left in the road on our trip into town. (I would blame Keli but we were traveling from opposite directions.) And then there was the speeding ticket on the way home (64 mph in a 45 mph construction zone even though I thought we were well out of the construction zone. hmph.) Which totally bummed me out.

But all in all we had a great time and are already brainstorming plans to apply to Renegade Austin and Brooklyn in the spring. But for now I am going to focus on all of these holiday shoppers at the mall. Only 13 shopping days left to buy handmade! Come to The Foundrie and say hello. And buy some gifts. You know you want to.