Yay Chicago!

Chicago Summer Renegade Craft Fair 2013

I had another super amazing weekend selling at the Chicago Summer Renegade Craft Fair this past weekend.  Another record-breaking weekend in terms of sales.  (I know I say this after every show, but it’s true! things just keep getting better – I’m not complaining)

Saturday morning started off brutally hot, setting up in the blazing sun I was literally dripping sweat by 10am (and I do mean literally here, it is not an exaggeration.)  Katie of Moira K Lime Jewelry and I shared a corner booth, which was pretty amazing, and made booth sharing feel much more spacious.  It also turns out Katie and have lived one block away from each other in the same Chicago neighborhood for the last 5 years.  It’s a wonder we’ve never met before!   My only complaint about our booth was our proximity to the DJs. We were the closest vendors to the speakers and we had to keep asking them to turn down the music.  My voice is still a little sore from shouting over music for parts of the day.  But, hey, I’ll take a corner booth any day, even if it’s super close to the speakers.

The rest of the weekend went really REALLY well.  Saturday was so busy that I sold out of a bunch of designs and was running dangerously low on others. That night I ended up back to my studio to fold and package more inventory for Sunday sales.  Lucky for me my amazing husband came in to help and I was able to end my night at 9:30pm. Needless to say it was a very long day.

Definitely the highlight of the weekend were all the amazing people who stopped by to say hi.  So many friends, colleagues and people I’ve worked with plus some surprise visits from several of my Chicago-based retailers.

Another amazing weekend, Chicago.  THANK YOU!


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