TIm & I headed to Brooklyn for the Renegade Craft Fair on Sunday and we were greeted with a sea of tents in the old McCarren Pool. There were so many handmade goodies to be found…it was a d.i.y paradise! It was a beautiful day–there was not a cloud in sky, but the sun was relentless. I made a point to stop in everyone’s tent to ensure I didn’t miss anything and that in itself saved my pale skin from a sunburn! The wind gusts did give a brief break from the heat, although, plenty of vendors were cursing the winds as they were struggling to keep their tents & goods from being blown away.

{image via fort cloudy}

I found myself wanting to buy so many of the things…Here are a few highlights of the Renegade craft fair:

I purchased the adorable Cupcake Peddler print at the Black Apple booth.

available for $13 via Emily’s etsy shop

I was a big fan of Alyssa Ettinger’s knitware pendants:

{img via stace joy}

Alyssa’s knitware line is available online via Rare Device & her etsy shop:

espresso cups $50 available @ rare device

I was tempted to buy everything @ the Swallowfield booth. It was just so inviting. I do love the collage I bought a few weeks ago from her. I just recently found a home for it on my wall:

Purchase one of her beautiful original collages (or prints) online right here her etsy shop.

I wanted everything at the Foxy & Winston booth, but settled for some fantastic cards:

blue peacock 4 1/2″ x 6 1/4″ $5.00 each; jade woodland fawn 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ $4.50 each; both available online @ foxy & winston

mint bunny 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ $4.50 each; hot pink birds 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ $4.50 each; both available online @ foxy & winston

I loved absolutely everything at the Wren Handmade booth. The stuffed animals were brilliant!

{holly’s giraffe photo via decor 8}

I was smitten with Oktak’s frame bags…especially their change purses. The prints & colors of their fabrics were fabulous!!!

{photo via partfilipino}

Change purses are $22 each & are available online here at Oktak.com

The Small Object booth was pure fun. I loved the rubber stamp sets & the fill-in-the blank family tree print:

fill-in-the blank family tree $18 @ the small object

Little Woodland Pals Stamp Set $18; @ the small object

The Nesting Doll Stamp Set $24 @ the small object

Check back tomorrow soon for part 2!!!

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