On Saturday I went to London to visit the Renegade Craft Fair with my friend Kate. This market is honestly my shopping highlight of the year. There are tons of talented designer makers and it takes hours to get around (we may or may not have discovered what handmade induced hysteria feels like). I was happy to be shopping with Kate who also points at everything that catches her eye and is as excited as me about stall displays and quirky makes.
I vlogged the fair this year, so check out the video below after you’ve had a snoop at all the makers I purchased from!
I visited my pal Hannah (she was my stall neighbour at Craftacular) and grabbed some glitter goodies from her Pup Tart stand. This mermaid glitter pouch is my favourite thing ever! I can’t wait to make and hang the giltter and marbled paper chains in the studio too.
I caught up with Lucy and Matt from Basil and Ford who I also met at Craftacular in May. Their screen printed typographic prints, tea towels and cards are great for Christmas gifts. I picked up this tea towel as a gift and they were giving out free postcards too. YAY!
Also, check out their about page – it’s bloody brilliant!
Yoyo the Ricecorpse were making their Renegade debut this year and their stand did not disappoint. How cute is this bunny plushie? It even has a pom pom tail.
After completing the watermelon pin cushion craft kit from The Make Arcade, I also picked up their SuperHero Mask Making Kit as a Christmas gift. Their stand looked so colourful and cheery and Ruth was really excited to be at her first Renegade.
Renegade expert Rachel was selling her new OH NO Rachio designs and giving everyone a run for their money with booth design. I grabbed a set of these mini cards and stopped for a chat and a quick Periscope.
Handmade soy candles were popular this year. I picked up a festive candle from Clement and Claude and have already been burning it in the studio. It smells all kinds of Christmassy.
My Renegade fave is always Oh Squirrel! Katie is my craft fair hero and I never come away from her stand empty handed. We had a good old chit chat and nosey at her new products. This girl is KILLING IT on the stationery scene. And how can anyone not want to check out a stall selling “Don’t Be A Knobhead” pencils?!
A new find this year was Sarah Louise Matthews, creator of beautiful paper cut designs. This paper origami Christmas ornament was made for me whilst we shopped. Sarah Louise’s stand was full of elegance and I’ll be keeping an eye on her work from now on.
Hello Harriet is another favourite of mine BECAUSE CATS. Harriet’s new range of illustrated cat Christmas cards were too good to miss. I love a cat pun too. The cat stickers were a bargain and will probably be added to my planner at some point.
As Renegade is an international market, there are usually a few US designers included. This year we found LA’s Cactus Club Paper selling cute illustrations as cards and prints. I picked up this pizza card and another print for a Christmas gift.
Unfortunately my vlog is a little shaky this time as I was getting over a mega migraine attack, but you get a feel for some of my favourite makers. Enjoy!