If you didn’t get a chance to stalk me last night at the Hideout, this weekend I plan on hitting the Renegade Craft Fair in Wicker Park. I went last year with Michael and bought a handmade checkbook cover with a retro fabric pattern that is not only unspeakably cute but oddly inspirational as well, because if rosy-cheeked children and duckies and kittens can fare so well in outer space, then surely I ought to be able to endure writing checks for painfully stupid things like parking tickets.
I feel a little goofy for wanting to take a moment here to be all “Go, DIY Movement!” and shake yarn pompoms around over this fair (as well as the upcoming DIY Trunk Show in November), but seriously–if you’re not at least a little blown away by how many women (and, yeah–guys, too) are making and selling stuff and helping to support great independent magazines with their ads and creating art all at the same time then, then maybe you need to be gently knocked upside the head with a handmade purse. Because really, there’s other things you can do with your time and energy besides knock yourself out trying to do the damn Core Plan. Just think of all the shit we could get done.
(Edited to add a link to this article.)