Renegade Craft Fair in Brooklyn, but also swung by the Brooklyn Flea and the Artists & Flea for a quick bit. Below, 10 things I loved from this year's fair and a few other goods you can still check out in Williamsburg.
1. Handmade ceramic mugs, cups, and vases from Danmade.
2. Dirtsa Studio science-themed pillows caught my eye again at this year's fair.
3. Painted vintage skeleton keys and art prints from Yellow Heart Art.
4. The miniature worlds inside Lisa Swerling’s Glass Cathedrals. (My favorite.)
5. "I'll Cut You" screenprinted tote bags from Earth Cadets. How sweet.
6. Cute and Timid Monsters, each with a personality all their own.
7. Little Hip Squeaks baby onesies, hats, and blankets.
8. I only bought one paper product at the fair: this card from Enormous Champion.
9. More adorable ceramics with painted critters by Abby Berkson.
10. Jessica and Susan Portain not only hand-sculpt intricate food jewelry from polymer clay, but their Polymer Clay Cookbook teaches you how to make many of their creations yourself.
11. Because the venue changed to the blazing hot paths along the East River State Park this year, my friend and I took a break midway to check out the Artists & Fleas a couple blocks away. The indoor market (with air conditioning!) was a welcomed respite from the heat and we ended up having a nice chat and a hand washing by the lovely ladies of Treat Me Bath and Body.
The Renegade Craft Fair might be over (in NYC anyway), but head to Williamsburg for art and vintage goods at the weekly Artists & Fleas as well as the nearby Brooklyn Flea. After a hot afternoon browsing through crafts, I also visited the latter across the street for a tiny blueberry lemon cupcake from Kumquat Cupcakery and a cranberry limeade to wash it down.
Also, our Renegade photobooth pics and 15 other crafty events to note in your calendar.