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Day: Sunday, September 13th, 2009

Renegade Craft Fair…calendar it for next year!

The Renegade Craft Fair takes place in cities all across the country and is a venue for handmade crafts of all kinds.  I was at the fair on Division Street this morning around 11, that’s early for a Sunday street fest so it wasn’t a mob scene which I really appreciate, especially since I had my  daughter in her stroller with me.  If you are a regular at any kind of street fest you know there are always vendors selling jewelry, art, knick knacks etc.   I have seen hundreds of these vendors myself just this year at the various fests I’ve attended. I can tell you, these vendors at Renegade are exceptional.  Of course, you still have some of the standbys–which is a good thing–but I also saw more variety and incredible displays of creativity here than any of the others fests I’ve been to.

One of my purchases is a lovely necklace made of Jasper and Black Onyx. But its not just a necklace, according to the note attached it will balance my yin and yang and bring me strength, stamina and self control. Hah!  I don’t know about you but those three attributes might be the best combination I can think of -and who can’t use a little more of each?!

So, if you missed it this year, make sure you keep your eyes peeled for next year. Its FREE and its definitely worthwhile. And if you did make it this year, and perhaps got something cool too, may it do all the things the little card says it will!