It was a beautiful weekend here in Brooklyn … great weather, good friends, lazy brunches, farmers markets, strolling around, and little bit of shopping. On Saturday, we headed over to McCarren Park for the Renegade Craft Fair. This was my second year going … last year was a nightmare. It was one of the hottest days of the year, I was pregnant, felt like I was going to faint, and only made it a quarter of the way through the booths. This year we made it all the way through with baby in tow and while I did come across lots of great finds, I must admit I was a bit disappointed in the creative originality of many of the crafters. I kept seeing lots of the same thing … tons of pastels, t-shirts and totes with prints or paintings of wildlife [deer seemed the most prevalent with squirrels coming in second], embroidered onesies [with either a squid, octopus, or robot], onesies with ironic phrases, and lots of mustache art. Whether it was cute and trendy or not, I wanted more of a selection. That said, I did make it home with a purse full of business cards and here are a few that stood out for me …
Coconut Mango, Agave Lime, Ginger Lemongrass … they sound good enough to eat, but unless you have a really dirty mouth I wouldn’t recommend it. Rinse Bath & Body Co. even makes a soap using chocolate. Their soaps are handmade and they have 100% natural and vegan product lines.
I love these ‘oh so pretty’ ceramic [Moon Glow and Secret Garden] dishes by MayLuk. I want to serve a spring salad on them and dine outdoors with friends and candles and a nice light white wine.
These bracelets and rings by Nervous System are sooooo awesome! They make stunning jewelry modeled after coral, branches, algae, dendrites, etc. and it’s affordable. I think I’ve found my new favorite thing.
CHECK BACK TOMORROW FOR MORE RENEGADE CRAFT FAIR PICKS!!!!