Regegade Craft Fair!

Have you been to a Renegade Craft Fair yet? No? I hadn’t either until Sunday when the fair came to Austin for the first time.  It was so fun!


There were over 250 booths selling everything from fabric to yarn, to jewelry, all kinds of handmade items and more!   And there was a super fun free photo booth, too, hee hee.

Plus, this being Austin, there was live music — yay!  I now have a new favorite band — Shotgun Party. They’re sort of a 1930’s inspired jazzy, bluegrass, big band sort of sound.  Love.

Somehow I managed to only buy some Japanese masking tape — how did that happen?  Must be because I hesitated when buying a felt flower pin and a stuffed owl and when I went back they were gone.  Darn.


The masking tape is from tintedmint — the owner is super nice!  She had a make-n-take setup with recycled scraps — and tape, of course.  Fun.  Now I gotta track down some of those yummy papers.  (And get more tape, ha ha!)

I got to do a stamp carving make-n-take with Kathleen McTee at the Stitch Lab booth — finally figured out what I was doing wrong when I tried to follow the photos from a stamp carving book I got in Japan.


In case you were wondering, that strange shape is supposed to be a sewing machine — ha ha!  Can’t wait until I get good enough to do the house on the cover of the book.

And last but not least, I found a new craft tool that I must have — a Yudo screenprinting machine.


I had been drooling over a Print Gocco for years, and then when I finally made up my mind to get one they went out of business. So, imagine my joy when I spied this booth across from the Stitch Lab!  I asked J if he wouldn’t mind doing that demo while I did the stamp carving, and just look at the awesome tote bag he made!  I can just see myself printing t-shirts, cards, tote bags…oh I can’t wait!

I was so excited drooling over everything that I forgot to take photos while I was at the fair — can you believe it?  If you’d like to see some, there are plenty right here on flickr.

And!  As luck would have it, the mailman just brought my order from Uppercase Magazine — they sponsored some of the door prizes at the fair.

Off to drool over them!  Back tomorrow with some artists that I met at the fair,

17 Replies to “Regegade Craft Fair!”

  1. Sounds like a super fun time! I hate when you wait to buy something and it’s gone.  I still have to learn my lesson on that one and just BUY! ;)

  2. Awesome Lisa…I gotta get myself some of that masking tape! Love the photobooth pics of you and Jason. :)

  3. Sister, your site is looking AMAZING. Love it!  This post makes me wish I was in Austin as we speak…

  4. What an awesome fair that must have been, never heard of it before!  Love the fun photos and your cute silly ones in the photo booth!

  5. I intended to go to the Renegade Craft Fair this weekend and then I injured my foot.  It may be broken in fact!  I will have to attend it next time! :)

  6. Ok, I knew your carving was a sewing machine….right when I looked at it ;)  That fair sounds like an awesome time. I would love to see something like that! :)  Your blog is just so happy I love it! :)

  7. Ohhh cool tapes! Stop by my blog and check out some of my new tapes I posted :)

  8. sounds like a really cool and fun craft fair! have to check if there is one near me! thanks for sharing, Lisa!!

  9. donna mikasa says:

    The Renegade Fair sounds awesome! Love that Yudo–can’t wait to see your creations! And I could tell that was a carved sewing machine!  Great job!

    1. Thanks Donna, you are too kind! To me it looks like some microscope gone awry, ha ha ha! It looked better before I carved it. :)

  10. Lisa!  So glad you made it!  Can’t wait to see you in: Austin/Berkeley/Chicago.  You are my go-to-gal when it comes to cool things.  Thinking of you & your absolutely amazing garden.  Hugs to you & Jason!

  11. sound like you had a blast lisa! how fun! :)

  12. As soon as you start screen printing, please let me buy from you! Your creativity abounds and I can’t wait to see what you make!

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