Last Sunday we took a trip to Brick Lane to the Old Truman Brewery for the second annual Renegade Craft Fair in London. The Renegade Craft Fair was first started in Chacago in 2003 and has since grown to become one of the biggest marketplace events in the world - traveling throughout the USA and now (for the second time) in London. Many of the American "crafty-blogs" that I follow have talked about 'gearing up to get to the Renegade Fair' so I was really excited to be able to be in London while it was here.
The show itself was a lot smaller than I was anticipating from having seen so many photographs and blogposts about it from the American blogs I follow - but it is only the second annual "London edition" and not all of the 'usual' store holders have made the trip out to the UK. We did some some amazing crafty/creative/ingenious/'why-didn't-I-think-of-that' things and it was great to meet so many new talented crafters, creators and bloggers.
Speaking of which, I bumped into one of my all time favourite bloggers Danni from Oh, hello friend - Oh, hello friend was one of the very first blogs I started reading - so I guess you could say it was the blog that led me down the rabbit hole of blogging. It is a pretty surreal experience to come face-to-face with someone who you have been
Oh hello friend stamp set
Some wooden gift tags for gift wrapping
There were also so many other interesting people showcasing their talents at the Fair. I love these business cards from Joynevada -
And they made the cutest little custom salt and pepper shakers. You send them a picture of you and your partner and they send you back a personalised set of table shakers. Awesome.
I got on a bit of a business card frenzy and collected so many cool cards and it's been really great to check out some different blogs and websites from them -
Here are a few:
Art Equals Happy
Zosienka and Rosie
To get a full list of all the London artists you can click here