I can't even begin to explain what it's like to be a vendor at the Renegade Craft Fair.
It is viewed as the very pinnacle of indie craft fairs to independent makers like myself. It is the biggest, the hippest, the most inventive, and it's in one of my favorite cities, Chicago. It is at the top of the wish-list-shows of makers across the country. Indie crafters say they feel like "they've made it" when they are juried into this show and I can't blame them. Just look at the talent that will be lined up on the street in little white tents!
This year will be our lucky number 7 as a vendor at this show, and it has consistently been my best craft show of the year. Each time I've received the acceptance email, I throw my hands up in the air and then immediately book the closet B&B to the show! Then I plan where we will eat, what we will do, how I will tweak my display, what I will buy as I race around the show before it gets too crazy (which is about 15 minutes after it officially opens)...
So cheers to you, Chicago and Renegade Craft fans - we'll be driving your way in just a few short days. In the meantime I'll be holed up in my studio getting ready!