Renegade Craft is just about the coolest thing out there, if you ask me. They support artists and crafters who want to make a living doing what they love. They support and promote their artists. They are the Neiman Marcus in terms of quality and excellence for craft festivals. I believe every other craft festival should follow the business model of Renegade. I really do. They do it right. And they bring in the best of the best artists and craftsmen. I am still so honored that I had this opportunity to show in Austin. I was so nervous about doing it, because there are SO many great booths there.
But you can’t stay in your corner for forever. You have to get out there and live. So this was it for me. I was scared but I did it. I met so many amazing people. My booth stayed really busy. I even got to meet the Renegade team!!!!! They are rock stars to me. And they are some of the nicest and most encouraging people. I will post later this week about all the cool artists I’ve become friends with. For now, I wanted you to see photos my booth setup with all my yellow balloons.
This is Saturday morning before the crowd, with my best friends Dave & Tim. My other friend Andrew was busy working on his booth setup, so I didn’t get him in the picture. (He rocked it. Can’t wait to show pics!)
Recipe Cards! (Eventually will be added to my etsy shop, once I figure out how to ship these suckers!)
And I made friends with Rae (her mother is the Gleeful Peacock). She was manning her mother’s booth while I was on a break browsing around. We started talking, and I immediately knew this was my kind of girl. She hung out with me at my booth all day Sunday. She kept me laughing the entire time. She’s my new pen pal.
And this is the awesome Sarah Spies from Renegade. She is so cool, y’all.