Renegade Shopping Summer 2012

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Renegade was awesome. Sincerely awesome. We got into a ton of mischief while vending - our fellow vendors' goods were way too rad to resist.

Every time one of us took a trip to the bathroom (on the opposite end of the building from our booth), we'd come back with something fun for ourselves or a gift for someone else.

[The show sign (I cheered when we drove in!) and fun new artwork in the studio by Paper Parasol PressHello, Lets Be FriendsOf Hearty Stock]

Things we came home with:

We bought an ultra rad tee shirt from Gnome Enterprises for our friends' son Jackson. His 2nd birthday party was the day we got back from SF, and we were really excited to bring him back such an epic shirt. He's at the age where he likes to pick what he wears every day, and I'm pretty sure that dinosaurs and robots are the best thing ever when you're 2.

We got an awesome chicken shaped cutting board from Mac Cutting Boards for my mom's birthday. My parents had chickens when they moved to Florida but can't have them at their house here,  so we're always on the lookout for fun chicken themed things.

We procured a sweet art print from Nourishing Notes for the friends who leant us their beautiful home while we were in SF.

I finally got a new laptop (my previous one was purchased in 2006), and picked it up at the Apple Store while we were in SF. So of course I had to get a lovely felt sleeve from Your Felt Case. It's the prettiest shade of blue!

Brad got a fun and type-nerdy Futura shirt from The Medium Control that he'd had his eye on for awhile.

We did an awesome trade for "Pillow Fights" pillow cases featuring old time-y fencing dudes with our "next-door" booth neighbors, Zerobird Studio.

We swapped for a sweet anchor card with the folks from Of Hearty Stock.

Folks we met:

The fine fellows of The Social Dept., whose tees we've purchased on Fab (and absolutely love).

Danni from Oh, Hello Friend, a blog i've read and loved for quite awhile!

Cindy from Paper Parasol Press - a Ringling alum who I'd chatted with online early on in the process of starting Constellation. It was so sweet to finally meet her and talk shop! We also enjoyed some good old fashioned swap-age.

Felicia from Hello, Lets Be Friends - another lovely Ringling alum! I stopped in my tracks when I saw their flywheel card. It was awesome to chat up Ringling alums running such similar businesses! Super fun.

Things we really wanted:

Glass terrariums made from repurposed antique windows by Meg A. Myers Designs

Every single doll made by Mimi Kirchner - because they are all amazing!

Sweet, slender pottery by Sara Paloma

Yummy food themed prints by Drywell Quality Meat Art

I'm not exaggerating when I say that it was an amazing group of craftspeople. We were honored to be among such awesome folks!