Renegade Wrap-Up and Giveaway

Very spontaneously, I drove into San Francisco on Sunday to attend another fabulous Renegade Craft Fair SF as our family’s weekend plans had changed and I was so excited to be able to make it. (Here is my review of last year’s fair.)
This year was more of the same fabulous vendors and so many new ones as well. The goods were incredible and the displays simply awesome. Thankfully I remembered my camera again and was able to get some shots of the day’s favs.

My very first photo was at the booth of Nous Savons. I love the beautiful simplicity of their paper chain signage. Just as the show started, I was having a nice visit with artist Lisa Cogdon, (you may know her by her very cool undertaking: A Collection A Day, 2010) and partner, Clay, when….the loud fire sirens went off and over the loud speaker everyone was asked to leave through the nearest exit as a fire had been reported in the building.That was about a 15 minute inconvenience and we were all back in as if nothing ever happened. I’m not sure what really did happen, but I think one of the food vendors had a minor kitchen incident. Oh well, the smaller kids seemed to really enjoy the fire trucks, so that was actually a bonus.

I couldn’t help but stop two fashion plates for a quick photo. Sue Eggen of Giant Dwarf Design and Twinkie Chan had become friends online but this was their first meeting in person. I’ll bet that happens a lot at these shows.Michelle McCoskey was sporting her brilliant gator scarf. One of the coolest online stores/websites that I LOVE, ReForm School, was there in full form with Tootie, Billie and little Tallulah.Artist/Photographer Sean Finocchio of 33 Stewart Avenue was my pick for best art of the show. I’ll be putting his website link under my husband’s nose around November in time to order my Birthday/Christmas gift.
I had a lovely visit with Jennifer Cooke of raeburn ink. I pored page by page through Jennifer’s fantastic new book, Design Your Own Tees. Definite recommend!Forgot to ask his name, but I bought that gorgeous blue-on-blue design T-shirt in the top row for my daughter, Sarah, from this handsome gentleman of maryink. Sarah headed off to church camp wearing it this morning.I bought a rockin’ T from hot-young-designer Regan Smith Clarke for my other two kids to fight over.I snagged up these delicious greeting cards with retro letterpress graphics by printer/piemaker Hannah Berman of Pie Bird Press. Aren’t they great! Major highlight of my day was meeting super-nice Robert Mahar of Mahar Drygoods. If you’ve never been to his website, stop everything, go now! (Ok, then come back here again…) I snagged that gorgeous yellow strap/white-on-black owl tote illustrated and crafted by artist Shana Kent of Survive Design. Should have been my first purchase as my hands were full by the time I found her! Isn’t it fabulous?I could NOT resist this original acrylic on canvas painting by Elsie Flannigan of Red Velvet Art and A Beautiful Mess. Should it go in my studio? Should it go in my sewing nook? I can’t decide.Cutest Artist Couple/Most Talented Partnership award goes to designer/bookbinder/illustrator Erin Zamrzla of erinzam and husband, artist/illustrator Ben Schlitter of Studio BenBen. Talk about complimenting styles! Super nice folk.Rick of Seattle Show Posters cracked me up. His prints were the best and I grabbed the very sweet, waking up next to you is always the best part of my day print for hanging in our master bedroom. (Thanks for making me laugh, Rick!)The “MADE MY DAY” award, hands down, goes to sweet Margaret Haas of Paper Pastries. There with her boyfriend, Tony, she made me feel like a superstar celebrity, to the point of blushing. When you check out HER shop, you’ll see why I was sooo flattered! (Thank you Margaret, very wonderful to meet YOU!!)I purchased this beautiful One Way woodblock mount from Photographer Misha Ashton. Shot in Vatican City, Italy, this incredible piece will be going straight into my studio, pointing up.Other great peeps I had the pleasure of visiting with were:

• Nicole Lavelle of Scout Books. Check out their website and see how you can publish your own pocket notebooks. Remember, you can NEVER have enough sketchbooks.

• Cristin Bisbee Priest of Simplified Bee. She does home organization and design. Absolutely delightful.

• Jessica Herning, husband and baby Scarlet, of a little birdie told moi. Precious family, precious goods.

• And so many, many others- just the kindest, most talented group of artists, designers, crafters, and photographers you could ever imagine in one place.

But no Renegade Craft Fair SF would ever be the same without Jacob Storm Deatherage’s popular book journals. Fun and funky vintage books turned into blank page journals. He even keeps some of the original book pages and places them throughout the binding. It took forever for me to even get a good photo of this guy, the crowd around his table was constant and hard to get through.
I met him this time last year and he was kind enough to send me two awesome books to keep for myself and two to give away. Yesterday, he sent me home with FOUR book journals to giveaway to my readers! Could he be any nicer? (Thank you Jacob!)

Here are the choices, leave a comment and let me know your first and second choice and I’ll draw random winners on Friday, August 6. Deadline to enter is Midnight Thursday, August 5.Where YOU at the Renegade Craft Fair this weekend? Share your favorites! Didn’t make it? Don’t worry, they’ll be back for a SF holiday fair in December, or check out the show coming to a city near you!

UPDATE: The giveaway is closed and the winners are below and have been contacted. Thanks everyone for participating- so many more fantastic giveaways to come, so be sure to visit often!!

#59 Melanie
#27 Janel
#101 kiddo
#57 Catherine

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  1. #1 - Ashlee says:

    I think 3 & 4 are very cute! What a creative idea!

    Ashlee
    ashleeb@ufl.edu

  2. #2 - Just us three says:

    I really like 1 & 3…love the green in #3…

  3. #3 - Movie Maven says:

    1 & 3 – so so cute! I do love spelling.

  4. #4 - amycornwell says:

    My vote is 1 & 4 – spelling and handy man. Thanks!
    (and thanks for all of the shop links to enjoy!)

  5. #5 - My Owl Barn says:

    I like 3 and 1. Thanks for the giveaway!

  6. #6 - Anne K. says:

    I'd say #4, then #3!

    What fabulous photos from a fabulous craft show! Thanks so much for sharing the funky vibe. Especially enjoyed the reference to the new T-Shirt design book — will definitely keep an eye open for that.

    I'm having a giveaway on my podcast as well! Hope you can pop over to the blog and leave a comment.

  7. #7 - CJG says:

    1 and 3! I love words (especially, properly spelled words) and biology (it was my college major).

  8. #8 - papelhilo-l'araignée says:

    number 3 is my favourite, but i love number 4 too !!

  9. #9 - Elaine A says:

    Hi Cathe –

    It looks like you had a fabulous time! So many wonderful things to see and touch. And how sweet of Jacob to gift you more journals! I love them all, but my favorite is number one, the spelling dictionary.

    Elaine Allen

  10. #10 - Meghan T. says:

    Wow so hard to decide because I like them all…..1 is awesome because I have always been a GREAT speller….3 is awesome because I love biology…..one of my favorite subjects in school and 4 would be great because my husband is NOT so handy! lol

    mthimjon@aol.com

  11. #11 - Jane Jeffress Thomas says:

    #3 is my first choice and #1 is my second choice. So nice of him to send you home with goodies to share!!!

  12. #12 - chandlerguera says:

    Thanks for highlighting so many talented artists/craftsters. That's going to cost me (LOL) when I visit their websites!
    I like the Handyman and Biology journal/books the best. Those are so cool! Especially since they look repurposed.

  13. #13 - Sarah says:

    Great books! #4 and then #1 are my two fav! Craft fairs are the best!! That one looked really fun!

  14. #14 - Lisalulu says:

    I like #1 cuz I can't spel… but #2 looks REALLY interesting (wink wink)I always love your give a-ways!

  15. #15 - Kelly K. says:

    I wish we had a craft fair like that around here. I favs are 1 &3

  16. #16 - Olivia says:

    Loved the photos from Renegade! Looks like a fun time!

    Love the journals #3 would be first choice, #1 second.

  17. #17 - Melissa says:

    Aw, how sweet! I love one and three. omydarlingblog(at)gmail(dot)com

  18. #18 - Anonymous says:

    I like 4 and 1. Jcob's book make great gifts. Smiles, Sally Hackney sjhackney (at) yahoo (dot) com

  19. #19 - Deb says:

    LOL…I vote for #2! You said there were four to give away, so I guess #2 is a surprise…And I LOVE surprises!

  20. #20 - goodlife2go says:

    What a day at the fair! Why don't I live close there?

  21. #21 - PUK says:

    Book number 1 and 4 are the ones I like best.

    I would have loved to be at the Renegade Craft Fair but San Francisco is a bit too far since I live in Denmark. Thank you so much for the guided tour in pictures and words. Very inspiring.

    Puk

    pukhyllested@gmail.com

  22. #22 - Miki says:

    I really wish I could have made it over there! One of these days I'm going to go to one. I really love #3 & #1 but all of his journals are so cool! Thanks for sharing his site.

  23. #23 - Cathe Holden says:

    Uh oh! Thanks for letting me know book NO. 2 was missing from the post Deb! It's there now.

  24. #24 - resewn sally says:

    Brilliant! I love crafts of any kind that reuse things. I think #3 is my funky favourite. But they're all fab.

    Sal. X

  25. #25 - Es says:

    It looks like you had a fantastic time – and I'm not surprised in the least! What a great way to spend the weekend!! I'd love to go to somehwere like that – and I love absolutely all of the goodies you got 🙂 I love that "waking up next to you" print – it's lovely. And that tote bag is gorgeous too. I'm going to stop talking now, because it's all gorgeous!

    It's lovely of you to host a giveaway and I'd love to enter, because those journals are gorgeous!#1 is my first choice(have a thing for spelling!) and then second is #3. Don't get me wrong the Handyman one is dandy, but I prefer the other two 🙂

    Thanks for all the links too – I'm going to have a great time looking at those.

  26. #26 - Aelysium says:

    Looks like a great time! What an amazing group of vendors!
    Those notebooks are so great, I love #3 and #1. Wonderful. 🙂
    missa.moe@gmail.com

  27. #27 - Janel says:

    What a great event!

    I love #1 & #4. 🙂

  28. #28 - danyelle says:

    I like three and four…

  29. #29 - Brittany says:

    Wow looks like a fun event!

    I love those journals. I like 3 and 2 the best!

  30. #30 - Sage Moonstone says:

    I wish I found out about these things before they happen.. lol. Glad you had a great time!

    4 & 2 are my favorites 🙂

  31. #31 - anniem says:

    OK now I have to add SF in Aug/Dec to my bucket list. The Renegade fair looks awesome. I'm a bio/chem teacher so my first choice would be Modern Bio, of course. Second choice would have to be the speller-another teacher thing doncha know. Thanks Cathe

  32. #32 - Laursbie says:

    First choice is #2 and 2nd would be #1. I would love to make one of those shows in SF. Not a lot like that here in Tucson.

  33. #33 - Betsy says:

    #1! or #4. I wish I was close enough to go to this!

  34. #34 - Monica says:

    I love this post! Makes me want to make the trek to come next year – it looks like lots of fun.

    I love #1 since I'm a sucker for anything English/grammar related. I didn't see a #2 – did you decide to keep it for yourself? Because I know I would 🙂

  35. #35 - mojaKOSMETYKOmania says:

    I love them all!:) But if I had to choose, I would pick 3 and then 1:)

  36. #36 - asuka says:

    The 1st and the 4th, definitely! ^_^

  37. #37 - Storm1 says:

    wow! I think 1 and 2 are awesome!

  38. #38 - flutterbudget says:

    so jealous – looks like an amazing show. Thanks for the pics!

  39. #39 - 2 Virgos Designs says:

    #2 and #3 have my vote!

  40. #40 - If Toys Could Talk says:

    Oh, they're all wonderful! My favorites, though, are #1 and #4. So awesome! 🙂 http://agentjane.etsy.com

  41. #41 - Jane says:

    Love #2 and then #1, but all are cute! Looks like it was a wonderful show/fair – would love to be able to attend!
    Jane-Jacksonville

  42. #42 - jennifer says:

    wow it sounds like you had a lot of fun! I like 2 and 3 but 4 is pretty neat too!

  43. #43 - Nell says:

    I love the biology one the most, hands down. I'm a science person at heart. I love the cowboy one too, though. It's just so sweet.

  44. #44 - Nancy Y says:

    I love #2 and #3 – these are so sweet!

  45. #45 - kpaints says:

    I like #2 and #4 and thanks for the giveaway….and all the fabulous photos from the show and the introductions…..what a great post! Lots of fun to see what everyone is doing!

  46. #46 - Jennifer says:

    So fun! I love Cowboy Sam & Freddy and the Instant Spelling Dictionary! Thanks for your write-up!

  47. #47 - Lisa says:

    Very fun! Love the pictures. Modern Biology is my favorite, followed by Home Handyman.

  48. #48 - Sonja says:

    so cute! Love 1 and 3. Love the spelling one Biology would be great for one of my girls.
    I wish we had afair like that around here.

  49. #49 - Parabolic Muse says:

    I went to Renegade here in L.A. last year! I missed this year's, but they are so wonderful. These photos are great. Thanks for sharing them.

    I love the first one the most, but they are all cool.

  50. #50 - jdavissquared says:

    #4…my hubs is a handyman after all! 😉

  51. #51 - gm glimmerglass says:

    Didn't make it to the fair, but am sure glad YOU did! Thanks for the faves recap. Tjose T-shirts! Oh My! Gorgeously scrumptious. Spelling Dictionary rocks.

  52. #52 - shar r says:

    #3 and #2 are my favorites. these books look very cool. please enter me in the give-away, and thanks for the chance!

  53. #53 - Country Dreaming says:

    I like the spelling one it's way too cute.
    Looks like a fun outing!

    Melinda

  54. #54 - mizdarlin says:

    Renegade is super famous, and it couldn't happen in a nicer venue or a better 'neighborhood' than it does..the whole Bay Area is a hotbed of talent and those who support it..I envy you..
    About forty years ago, I really did leave my heart in San Francisco..thanks for salvaging a little piece of it with this bog entry♥
    Cowboy Sam looks interesting-and who could resist modern Biology? I ask you..

  55. #55 - Cathy says:

    After seeing them on your blog, I bought book journals for my daughter's teacher gifts last Christmas. They were a big hit! Home Handyman would be good gag gift for my husband, 'cause he's not handy.

  56. #56 - Betty says:

    i love #1 – i am always making lists of words and their definitions and this would be a perfect notebook! thanks for a chance to win.

  57. #57 - Catherine says:

    Love the Handyman book for my hubby and the Cowboy Sam book for my son. So jealous – – looks like Renegade was a FABULOUS time.

  58. #58 - Mary Newton Designs says:

    Oh, I just LOVE Cowboy Sam, second best is the handyman book. Looks like you had a great time:)

  59. #59 - Melanie says:

    Modern Biology … and Modern Biology … lol
    I am a scientist; biologist to be exact, so how perfect would it be? Sounds like a GREAT place to go to be inspired, thanks for sharing!

  60. #60 - krmccord says:

    Oh, I love 1&2. I think I might have to have him make me some custom book journals for gifts! Those are too cool:)

  61. #61 - Anonymous says:

    Love it! One and three
    akautzsch@gmail.com

  62. #62 - rstroh says:

    thanks for sharing everything with us!
    i think it would be so fun to go…

    i'd have to say the cowboy is first then the handyman – but all are great!

  63. #63 - SewLindaAnn says:

    thanks for sharing mostly the whole show, I really enjoyed it. How nice of him to give you so many journals. My favorites are no. 3 and 2nd choice is no. 1.

  64. #64 - Mary says:

    Oh, I would be happy with any of them, but if I have to say…Cowboy Sam would be my first choice and the Dictionary would be second.
    What a great post, it's going to take me a while to get through all of the links! Thanks.

  65. #65 - Savannah Smiles says:

    My favorite is Cowboy Sam and Freddy and my second favorite is Modern Biology. I love this post! I wish I could go to this event! Unfortunately, I live over 3000 miles away! Thanks for the giveaway!
    smcbroom1(at)yahoo(dot)com

  66. #66 - Buffy says:

    Oh I love #2 my boys have old cowboy sam books that my mom found.
    I also love the painting with the round phone, my mom used to have a white one that I played with as a kid. I wish I still had that phone!

  67. #67 - WinnyNinny PooPoo says:

    1 & 2, if I should be so lucky. Very sorry I live so far away. Would have loved to attend….

  68. #68 - gdyup says:

    Oh definitely 2 and 4. I have all the Cowboy Sam books because my second son's name is Sam! And 4 because it made me think of my dad! Miss him and his handimanness!

  69. #69 - Kahri says:

    I would love to win cowboy sam or modern biology! They are all so cute, though!

  70. #70 - Desiree and Lars says:

    Very cute! What a fun trip. I would like #1 and second is #2

  71. #71 - Karen says:

    I adore 2 & 3. Hope I win! Hugs!

  72. #72 - Lauren says:

    Love 1 and 4! Drooling over all the great things there! Thanks for the chance.

  73. #73 - Ann Comments On Everything says:

    I sent Jacob an old reader and he made it into the perfect journal for my sister–Fun with John and Jean (our parents names). Really fast turnaround and nice work. I like 1 and 2 of the ones here.

  74. #74 - Heather says:

    OK, now I really wish I had gone and am going to make it a point to get to either the holiday one or next years' o BOTH, and as an added bonus maybe I'd run into you 🙂
    Thanks for the fun post and super great links.
    Heather
    PS LOVE the cowboy one.. I think I'd make is a journal/ album of my daughter's new found passion of riding.

  75. #75 - baglady says:

    The books are cool! I have seen them before at shows but have never been able to pick one up. I love the Cowboy Sam and Freddy and the Biology one. Thanks for sharing the highlights with us.

  76. #76 - Laura says:

    #111111!!! : )
    I adore it.
    Then 2 or 3, so tough to choose!
    Let's go with #2.

  77. #77 - Becky says:

    wow, this was such an enjoyable post! I went to each link you provided and then got lost on all those artist sites! the only thing better than your fun acccounting of it all would have been to actually be there! I don't often leave a comment here but I so enjoyed myself here I just wanted to say thanks.

  78. #78 - kismet1990 says:

    Love these…#1 and #4 are my faves.

    ~stephanie~
    boutiquekismet@gmail.com

  79. #79 - Nicole Austin says:

    thanks for the recap! 🙂 i was sorry to miss it this year. love the journals! i love journal 3 and 4! 🙂

  80. #80 - Katie B. says:

    Wow, I wish I could've been at Renegade! Looks awesome. I love the spelling book. The cowboy one would be my second choice.

  81. #81 - Nancy Sue says:

    Oddly enough, I owned the spelling dictionary. Too funny! I love Cowboy Sam and Freddie. Thank you for hosting this giveaway!
    nsue21702 at gmail dot com

  82. #82 - vitaminicooper says:

    I was there on Saturday and was overwhelmed by all the cool stuff! Thanks for putting this re-cap together – now I can remember everything that I didn't get a second look at.

    The notebooks are super cute. I like #1 and 2. 🙂

  83. #83 - Zemphira ~ Scatter Art. says:

    Wow – that looked like an awesome time!
    I like the biology and then the handyman.

    zemphiras@yahoo.com

  84. #84 - Peggy says:

    Ooh, ooh, ooh – I like the spelling dictionary book (#1). It's like the one my mom sent me off to college with because my spelling was beyond horrid (but she had hopes for me and it all worked out). My second choice would be the Cowboy book (#2) because it reminds me of the reading books we had as kids.

  85. #85 - Michellem says:

    If you pick me I'd take any one of those journals – they are so cool! In fact, I went to his site and bought one as a surprise for my husband! Now I need to win one for me!

  86. #86 - Aimee says:

    I like 2 & 1 (in that order). These are so cool!

  87. #87 - dawn says:

    I'm not putting my name forward for the prize, I got my own prize from Jacob a few weeks ago. He was cleaning house and I purchased 10 journals from him. I adore his resuse of books = he is my "go-to" guy for gifts for teachers, friends and everyone else!

  88. #88 - Cheree says:

    I like 2 and 4 (in that order)–that's what you get when you have boys in the house ;-). Thanks so much to you and Jacob for being so kind!

  89. #89 - Elisabeth says:

    #1 is my first choice – I used to have that book! My second choice is #2 – love the west 🙂

  90. #90 - Tsoniki Crazy Bull says:

    Number 2 then number 1 are my favorites! I love the book journals, I've bought them for my kids before. It's so fun digging through them to find just the right one!

  91. #91 - Dana Gustafson says:

    Oh my goodness! It has GOT to be Cowboy Sam and Freddy, book #2! THat is so flippin cool! Yahooooo! After that the other three books are all equals in my eyes with individual retro-coolness. THanks for the opportunity to win one of these awesoem journals!

    Great post of the Renegade. Thansk for sharing so many favorites!

  92. #92 - Tales From My Empty Nest says:

    #3 and #4 are my favorites! Thanks for hosting a great giveaway. What an amazing show. So much to look at. Thanks for sharing your wonderful pictures. Love & blessings from NC!

  93. #93 - Jill says:

    #1 then #4 for me!
    jrruskamp@msn.com

    What fun you must have had!

  94. #94 - shobelle says:

    Thank you for all of your wonderful ideas! I love numbers 1 & 3.

    Thank you for doing this for us!
    Shoni

    shonijunk (at) yahoo (dot) com

  95. #95 - everyday inspirations says:

    Oh! These are great and I loved your recap – thanks for the great pics and write up 😀 You're always so sharing!!!

    First choice would be Handyman (a gift for my hub designer for notes) and second choice would be spelling (weird fact: I used to read the dictionary in high school for fun – I know, weird – and pick a word of the day) – I LOVE vocabulary!

    thanks for the chance Cathe!
    catherine s.

  96. #96 - Robert Mahar says:

    Cathe! It was such a treat to meet you – a million thanks for stopping by to introduce yourself. Looks like you had a wonderful day. =)

  97. #97 - Kate says:

    I love the Cowboy one and the Biology one. Those are so cool, it was hard to choose. I'll definitely be checking his site out!

  98. #98 - Carol says:

    # 3 and # 2 are my favorites. Thanks for sharing about this Renegade Fair. I have never heard of it before and may try to schedule one of my trips to the bay area around one of these.

  99. #99 - Stephane says:

    I like 2 best and then 3. I love vintage kid's books! Which two are your favorites?

  100. #100 - Donna says:

    These are great! #3 is my favorite, I used to want to teach biology. #4 is my second choice.
    Thanks for the give away.

    Donna djgarden13@hotmail.com

  101. #101 - kiddo says:

    My first choice is 3, my second choice is 2! Thank you! <3

    kiddomsg at gmail dot com

  102. #102 - RavenJoolz says:

    I would choose 1 for me or 4 for my fiance. Either way one of us wins! Great Books and lovely giveaway….

  103. #103 - joanne says:

    Thoroughly enjoyed your blog on the Renegade Fair. I plan to visit all the sites you photographed and mentioned. Everyone is so creative. You live in a very special area that has events like this and allows so many to display their talent.
    Favorite journals: #2 & #1

  104. #104 - Shannon says:

    #2 I would give to my boyfriend but #3 with the turtles I'd have to keep for myself. 🙂 Loving the links to new shops!

  105. #105 - . says:

    # 1 is my favourite, love the style and the text and #3 for the great worn look and the colours… They are all great, its such a good idea to reuse to make something new.

  106. #106 - jenn says:

    My fave is the dictionary… I have a 'thing' for old dictionaries. Biology is my second fave. Thanks for the pics of such an awesome event! Oh, to have this in Nashville……

  107. #107 - Lyss says:

    Thanks for the recap of the Fair. Now I really wish I lived on the west coast!

    I'd pick 1 & 2.

    I just love 2, precisely because we used to live out west, and I'm so *not* a cowgirl! Also number 1, for my dear daughter who will be going off to college next year and most likely majoring in linguistics.

  108. #108 - Anonymous says:

    Before I change my mind again …1&2…
    Thank you,
    Tamara

  109. #109 - Claire says:

    I missed the show AGAIN!! I'll have to get it out in December. Looks like a fun day out! I love #1 and #2.

  110. #110 - Summer Jean says:

    I love them all, especially #2! Great blog post! I loved looking at all linked shops!

  111. #111 - CraftCrave says:

    Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [03 Aug 12:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  112. #112 - sana says:

    how funnnnn!!!! 1 & 3 please!

  113. #113 - Diana says:

    Thanks for the tour of the show! Favorite journal is #2…love the font and artwork on the cover. #1 looks fun, too.

  114. #114 - Jacque says:

    I am loving numbers 2 and 3! But they are all cute, so…! Thank you for this post and all of the great links.

  115. #115 - Amy says:

    I wish I had known about that fair! I was in SF on Saturday!!!

    I love the Cowboy one first and my second choice would be the Biology book!!!

    -Amy
    Crafting by Candlelight

  116. #116 - SandyE says:

    I LOVE Cowboy Sam and Freddy. How sweet! I like the dictionary too…and Biology. Seriously, all of them are fabulous. Thanks Cathe!

  117. #117 - Jenn Erickson says:

    I was so bummed to have to miss Renegade this year. I bought one of the book journals last year and was so inspired that I bought myself a spiral binding machine!

  118. #118 - Hol and J says:

    I love #3 and #1, so cute!

    Thank you for the contest, but most of all for all the wonderful artists and their links. I'm overloading my system with them all right now!

  119. #119 - Anonymous says:

    My 1st would be the Spelling Dictionary and 2nd, Modern Biology. My daughter heads off to college in August and either would be great for her care package.

  120. #120 - Krista says:

    Oh holy hannah this show looks AWESOME!! First, reading your blog makes me homesick (NoCal girl – YO!) and being SO close to my FAVE city, with all those talented artists!! DIE-ING!! Looks SO amazing and I can't wait to look at all the links you included!! So fun! Thanks for the great post!

  121. #121 - Babsarella says:

    What a fabulous show!!! I would love to have something like that in my area, but alas, no one ever seems to want to come to South Florida. I love all the cool journals and could not pick a favorite….I would be thrilled to own any one you selected!!!

  122. #122 - Peggy in AZ says:

    I love them all! But 2 &4 are the fav's. What a fun time you had. Lot's of creativity! Yay!

  123. #123 - Char- The Mad Shopper says:

    One and three are my favorites.
    Thanks for sharing the photos.

  124. #124 - Char- The Mad Shopper says:

    One and three are my favorites.
    Thanks for sharing the photos.

  125. #125 - Found & Made Designs says:

    love jacob and his wonderful journals! i've done a couple of shows that he was in also. i buy his journals to use as sketch books for new designs.
    i think my picks would have to be #1 because if you see my shop you'll know why and #3.

    xo
    heather
    http://www.foundandmade.com

  126. #126 - Found & Made Designs says:

    love jacob and his wonderful journals! i've done a couple of shows that he was in also. i buy his journals to use as sketch books for new designs.
    i think my picks would have to be #1 because if you see my shop you'll know why and #3.

    xo
    heather
    http://www.foundandmade.com

  127. #127 - annie says:

    I love number 4 and number 1, but mostly I'm jealous that you got to go.

  128. #128 - MafiosaGrrl says:

    I sooooo wish I had been able to go this year 🙁 Jacob's booth is a favorite of mine, I always have to leave with a couple. I love his work plus he's just plain ol' nice. Since I couldn't be there it would be awfully nice to win one lolz. I think that I like 1 and 4 the best!! Thanks for then chance to win 🙂

  129. #129 - Joy Frameworks says:

    # 1 & # 3 please 🙂 Love them!

  130. #130 - VintageCrafter says:

    OH MY! Choices! I think that #1 and #2 would be mine! What an incredible selection of journals. It would be very hard to pick!
    *smiles*
    Carol

  131. #131 - doni says:

    I love the spelling or the handyman journal. But any of them would be a great Birthday Present for moi! My birthday is Aug 7!! Too timely!!

    doni @ Oregon coast

  132. #132 - susi says:

    3 and 4 for me! (positive vibes….)

  133. #133 - crafty comadre says:

    I love #1 and 3 My daughter and I made it to the LA Renegade fair this year had a great time and amazed at all the creativity!

  134. #134 - mab says:

    Some day I want to go to this fair! AWESOME! Ok, if I absolutely have to choose, I go with #2 (YEAH!) and then #3. But they're all fabulous!

    Thanks so much for the chance to enter!

  135. #135 - Morgan says:

    oh, i love #1. so adorable and so so clever!!

  136. #136 - lhalnan says:

    #1 because I love language and spelling is important!!
    #2 because I have a 5-year-old grandson!

    Love these!

  137. #137 - lhalnan says:

    #1 and #2 — these are great!

  138. #138 - Sal says:

    sounds like a fun day! wish i was close enough to go to a renegade fair. My favourite colour is Orange so I am gonna be biased and pick 1 and 2! 🙂

    hope you're having a good day Cathe xo

  139. #139 - Crystal says:

    I love these! 3 is my #1 choice, followed by 2. So great!
    I looks like you had an amazing time. 🙂

  140. #140 - Annica says:

    I looove 3 and 1!!! Beautiful ideas!
    Great blog, first-time vititor and you are going into my favorites-list 🙂

  141. #141 - cakegirl says:

    Love "Cowboy Sam" and the turtle on the cover of "Modern Biology". I have been to the Renegade Fair in Chicago and the artists are incredible!

  142. #142 - Mary says:

    I love 1 and 3. I fill journals and they would be put to great use!

  143. #143 - alisa logue says:

    I love #2 because my son reads Cowboy Sam books that I find at the thrift stores. #3 would be my second choice. So fun! -Alisa

  144. #144 - Dawn says:

    Hi Cathe,
    Cool journals! I especially like #1 and #2.
    I always enjoy visiting your site, and have added your blog to my "Beautiful Blogs" section on my blog, ART of Humungous Proportions. I hope you'll come by and take a peek!
    Cheers ~
    Dawn.

  145. #145 - melinda says:

    I love them all, but since I studied marine biology I think no. 3 would be the most fun. Thanks for this and for your blog, which is one of my favorites.

  146. #146 - s. frances says:

    2&3 are my favys. I wish I could make these.
    P.S. these would make a greeatt birthday present for me…hehehe
    Thank you!!

  147. #147 - jhartwig says:

    love the cowboy one! i would have to sAY 2 & 3 are my favorites!

  148. #148 - Nicole says:

    I love number 2- i'm pretty sure I read it as a child, and the art is similar to that of my favorite childhood book (Summer Pony).

    Second vote is for number 1- I do love a good dictionary. Though really- cowboys and ponies. That was my childhood.

  149. #149 - Anonymous says:

    Great Renegade review… I come back and brouse the shops when I have more time!
    First pick is Modern Biology and 2nd pick is Cowboy Cutie~YEEHA!
    Thanks for a chance to win~Erin
    eringlee(at)sbcglobal.net

  150. #150 - Wanda H says:

    Looks like a great show to attend, but Iowa is a bit far away. My favorite is the spelling one and my second is probably the cowboy one.

  151. #151 - Amanda says:

    my first choice is #4 and my second choice is #2 – thank you!!

  152. #152 - she dreams big! says:

    I love original and creative stuff! #2 or #3 would be my pick!

  153. #153 - smallpotatofarm says:

    I choose #2 and #1 in that order. Cowboy Sam & Freddy because it could be the companion to "Cowboy Sam and Sally" which is on my book shelf and has my name in it (Sally). #1 because I have always been attracted to reference books. I first met Jacob at the Bumbershoot Festival in Seattle and have been a fan ever since – have given his journals as gifts many times. My daughter just sent for one this week to replace her full journal.

  154. #154 - ivy says:

    TFS all the fab photos!

    i like 3 & 1…. what fun journals!

  155. #155 - Apryl says:

    wow I so wish I could have gone, though I think i would have gotten in rather alot of trouble with the cost of plane tickets and what I would have spent wandering around. Those journals are fabulous, I have a journal obsession.

    1 and 3 are my favourite although the cowboy one is so cute too!

  156. #156 - brandie says:

    I have used (and loved) his journals for years…so nice to see a face to go with his name! My faves are #1 & #2 (and then #3 & #4:) Thanks!

  157. #157 - Amy P says:

    I'd love to go to one of these fairs — I just signed up for their mailing list so maybe that will happen some day!

    Thanks for the giveaway — I'd love spelling and then cowboy. But they are ALL adorable!

  158. #158 - amy zimmer says:

    I love 2 and 3, can we arrange to our own decorated journal swap? Everyone starting with a blank composition book?

  159. #159 - Anonymous says:

    All of these are so cool! What a great craft Fair and what a grand city!!

  160. #160 - Melisa Jo says:

    Number 2 is my favorite, followed by number 1.

    Wish I lived closer to this fair – it looks awesome.

  161. #161 - Lenna Young Andrews says:

    I would enjouy anyone of these ready made journals, but #3 is really coOL!
    Thank you for the chance!

  162. #162 - Carla says:

    LOVE! his ideas are so much fun. They are all swell, but my fave is 3, then 2.

  163. #163 - Mitzi Curi says:

    Wowee, what a great tour! I'm going to check out all of the links you sprinkled throughout the post and "meet" some fantastic new artists! The best item from all of your pics, in my mind, is that alligator scarf. Too cute!

  164. #164 - Cristin @ Simplified Bee says:

    What a great round-up of the Renegade Craft Fair. You are so on top of it too. I haven't even downloaded my images.

    I am also touched you mentioned me! It was a pleasure meeting you and am looking forward to following your blog.

    xo,
    cristin

  165. #165 - Belly Feathers says:

    Thanks so much for sharing all these wonderful pics from Renegade…I've really wanted to go, but it's a little far from Alabama. So awesome to get a glimpse of what it's like!

  166. #166 - Dana says:

    What an awesome idea! I love the 1st font you showed and think it would be great for my Compost and Sugar containers. How fancy!

  167. #167 - renegadecraftfair says:

    Thanks for coming out to the fair and writing this amazing post!! We had a total blast in SF. Make sure to check in with our blog for the Renegade Re-Cap

    Warm Regards!
    -The Renegade Team
    http://renegadehandmade.com/blog/

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