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Renegade Craft Fair Chicago

Steel Petal Press will be selling at our 8th year at Renegade Craft Fair, Chicago!
There will be handmade goods, food vendors, music, and of course hilarious cards from Steel Petal Press!
It’s sure to be a good time!!

Saturday & Sunday, September 9th-10th
11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Division Street, Chicago

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Steel Petal Press will be at Booth 268 – Find us THERE!

Steel Petal Press at Renegade Craft Fair

Steel Petal Press at the One of a Kind Show Chicago

one of a kind show chicago

At Steel Petal Press we are thrilled to be back at the One of a Kind show in Chicago the weekend after Thanksgiving.

Thursday, December 1st – Sunday December 4th

Thur, Dec 4, 11a-8p
Fri, Dec 5, 11a-8p
Sat, Dec 6, 10a-7p
Sun, Dec 7 , 10a-5p

MERCHANDISE MART – 7th Floor
FIND US AT BOOTH 1022

I had so much fun last year. I hope to see you there!!

XO, shayna

Upcoming Craft Fairs and Events

Summer Renegade Craft Fair 2016

Steel Petal Press is heading out of the studio, and you can find all the cards and gift items that we design and print in house for sale at the following events around Chicago over the next few months.


SUMMER FAIRS
Logan Square Farmers Market
Sunday, August 28th | 10am-3pm
Starting on the east side of Logan Square and along Logan Boulevard

Chicago Summer Renegade Craft Fair
Saturday, Sept 10 – Sunday, Sept 11 | 11am-7pm
Wicker Park, Division Street
Booth 118 – near the corner of Paulina on the North side of the Street


HOLIDAY FAIR
One of A Kind Show, Chicago
Thursday, Dec 1 – Sunday, Dec 4
The Merchandise Mart, Chicago
Thur, 12/1, 11a – 8p
Fri, 12/2, 11a – 8p
Sat, 12/3, 11a – 7p
Sun, 12/4, 10a – 5p

Booth 1022

 

One of A Kind Show Chicago – 2015 Recap

It was another great year for Steel Petal Press at One of A Kind Show Chicago!  This was my second year at the show and I had a better idea of what I was getting into and went into the show much more prepared than last year.

We set up on Tuesday and Wednesday and the show went Thursday-Sunday.

Steel Petal Press at One of a Kind Show Chicago 2015

Here’s what the booth set up looked like:

Steel Petal Press at One of a Kind Show Chicago 2015

Steel Petal Press at One of a Kind Show Chicago 2015

Everyone loved the Whiskey Print and Whiskey Coasters.

Steel Petal Press at One of a Kind Show Chicago 2015

Steel Petal Press at One of a Kind Show Chicago 2015

Traffic came in waves, but it seemed like there was almost always someone in the booth laughing out loud as they picked out cards.  It always makes me happy knowing I’ve made someone smile.

Steel Petal Press at One of a Kind Show Chicago 2015

Steel Petal Press at One of a Kind Show Chicago 2015

The shot glasses were a new addition to my inventory this year.  And the Lips Shot glass did well.  The letterpress coasters and the Merry Christmas Gift Tags are also always a favorite.

Steel Petal Press at One of a Kind Show Chicago 2015

Shayna Norwood

Another new release and new addition to the “best seller list” was my I F*ING LOVE YOU / I LOVE F*ING YOU card.  Which way do you read it?

Steel Petal Press at One of a Kind Show Chicago 2015

All in all it was another great year at the show! I’ve already signed up again for next year.

One of A Kind Show Chicago 2015

One of a Kind Show Chicago

Steel Petal Press will be back at the One of a Kind show in Chicago, next weekend (after Thanksgiving)

Thursday, December 3rd – Sunday December 6th

Thur, Dec 4, 11a-8p
Fri, Dec 5, 11a-8p
Sat, Dec 6, 10a-7p
Sun, Dec 7 , 10a-5p

MERCHANDISE MART – 7th Floor
BOOTH 1022

I had so much fun last year. I hope to see you there!!

XO, shayna

Steel Petal Press One of A Kind Show

Steel Petal Press at the One of a Kind Show

Chicago Renegade Craft Fair Recap – 2015

Chicago Renegade Craft Fair is always the biggest and best of them all!

Renegade Craft Fair Chicago 2015

It was another super awesome year at Renegade Craft Fair in Chicago last weekend.  I was worried with all the storms the night before, but the rain cleared up by Saturday morning and the weather all weekend was gorgeous.

Steel Petal Press at Renegade Craft Fair

This was my first time exhibiting in a booth on my own and my first time at a Renegade since 2013.  I was BUSY all weekend and had my best year of sales yet.  I know I say that every year, but really it just keeps getting better!  I attribute it to the good weather and the full booth all to myself.  More room to display = more items to sell. 🙂

The booth was filled pretty much the whole time and it felt like there was a constant stream of customers lined up to make a purchase.

Renegade Craft Fair

All the best sellers were in full affect.
The Holy Shit cards always sell well.

Funny Birthday Card

This year there was a new star of the show. Apparently there’s a lot of AWESOME BABIES being born these days.

congratulations baby card

Aside from that, it was really nice to meet some instagram followers in person (don’t be shy!) and to have visits from some of my favorite Chicago retailers: Sadie at Paper Source, Julie at Virtu, Ann from The Fig Tree and Todd from Foursided.  We love our retailers!  Please be sure to check our growing list of stockists for a local retailer near you.

Thank you again Chicago AND Renegade Craft Fair for the super awesome weekend!!  My next show will be the One of A Kind Show in December at the Merchandise Mart.

Renegade Craft Fair 2015 !

Renegade Craft Fair Chicago 2015

Yay!! I will be a vendor at Renegade Craft Fair in Chicago in September.  It’s always the biggest and best of them all. Find us along with 300+ other awesome handmade vendors on Division Street, September 19-20th.

Find more info here: http://www.renegadecraft.com/chicago

You can find Steel Petal Press at Booth #123 !

DIY Trunk Show Chicago

Steel Petal Press at DIY Trunk Show Chicago

It was another great weekend at the DIY Trunk Show in Chicago!  Sales were great and it was nice to see so many familiar faces of other Chicago vendors. This past year I’ve significantly cut down on my craft fairs – this was my first of 2014! so it was nice to revisit the old circuit.  I still love the direct customer interactions, despite the long, hard work days.

Steel Petal Press at DIY Trunk Show Chicago

Next up is the One of A Kind Show (next week) ! For which I’m preparing for four days of madness.  In the meantime I’ll be traveling to Atlanta Georgia for a few days for Thanksgiving. Chicago has been unseasonably cold and snowy and it will be a nice break from winter weather.  Maybe I’ll sell out of everything at the One of a Kind Show, close shop for December and take a trip to Mexico instead?  Maybeee.

Sitting this one out

Renegade Craft Fair Chicago

(above photo credit)

After four years of participating in the Summer Renegade Craft Fair Chicago, the biggest and BEST of them all, I am sad to say I will be sitting this year out.   The truth is, I totally forgot to apply!  What with the National Stationery Show , buying my first home with my husband, plus our two week trip to Argentina in the Spring, by the time I realized applications were due, I was already too late.  And, to be honest, I’m kind of relieved.  I had a crazy busy August, I’m low on all my inventory, totally out of business cards, feeling run down, fighting off a head cold and in serious need of some R and R.

The fair has always been a really big money maker for me, and such a big part of the growth of my business over the last few years, so I definitely feel like something is missing from my September. I still plan on heading over for some walking / shopping / socializing so it won’t be totally missing from my life.

Below are a few shots of my booth set up over the years. The craziest thing to see is how much my card line has evolved and changed.  2010 was the very beginning of it all, and almost a little embarrassing to share.  You can also blog read my recaps of 2011, 2012, 2013.

Booth Renegade Craft Fair

2013 Chicago RCF Booth

 

RCF-2012

2012 Booth

 

RCF 2011

2011 Booth

 

RCF-2010

2010 Booth

Chicago Holiday Renegade Craft Fair recap

chicago holiday renegade craft fair

I had another awesome weekend at the Chicago Holiday Renegade Craft Fair!  Even though I was worried about my placement hidden in a back room on the second floor, we still got tons of traffic and lots of sales.  (I didn’t have a chance to take too many photos this time around but above you can see me next to part of my display)

Load in day Saturday morning was 10 degrees outside but that didn’t stop Chicago shoppers from piling into the Pulaski Field house all day.  Sunday I awoke to snow flurries that turned into a legitimate snow storm throughout the day, still the people came  out in droves.  We finished the weekend at 6pm on Sunday evening while it was still snowing like crazy, making load out more challenging than usual, especially after two long days of working.

All in all it was a superb weekend! Thanks to all the shoppers, and friends that stopped by my booth!  I love you Chicago! Here’s to next year. 🙂

xo, shayna

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