Renegade Craft Fair

My travel plans got pushed out, but oh well – I will get to check out this year’s Renegade Craft Fair in Chicago! Woot.   – D


Bazaar Flashbacks

This is Bunny -of  Owl and Bunny.  This is my first time writing on the blog, up until now the wise old Owl has been handling things.  Welcome to the Bunny side of life!  I will be writing a series of .. well something in the next few weeks.  What do you guys want to hear about?   I’m studying Letterpress printing, and am venturing into the wild world of Paper Making.  These things are capitalized, because they are important.

Just a few choice words about the recent Vintage Bazaar at the Congress Theater in Chicago.  While the heat inside the ballroom reminded us that Summer is not  finished with us yet- I will always welcome a complimentary DJ.  How much more enjoyable is anything and everything when there’s music.   Jet Set Vintage had beautiful housewares, and I wish my closet consisted solely of things found by Kimberly Oliva of Estate Chicago.  I enjoyed all the kind people selling at this event.

I always think it’s polite to ask any vendor if they mind photographs.  But I was surprised by their surprised faces when I asked.  Apparently, this is quickly becoming ‘a thing of the past’ (appropriately enough).  What do you think about that, is it still necessary or even polite to ask permission in a public space?   Although the merchandise belongs to the vendor, in this case it is also re-sale?   And, virtually every camera phone was in use already.   I would love to hear all your thoughts and experiences on this!


"..what beautiful piece should I buy next."



"Wait just one more minute, Henry."



Kimberly the Great, from Estate Chicago



Succulents! From the Bell Jar.



Think of the fun places you will go with this suitcase!



My favorite 'lil nightmare tray






keep it styled with Jet Set Vintage



Men love fake fur, perhaps a little too much?


… late to the party

Sorry for the long hiatus!  Been off with work duties, but I will be back soon to share some sweet stuff from the latest Vintage Bazaar pop up at Congress in Chicago!  More to come, but in the meantime, check out the link below!

The Vintage Bazaar

Chicago Renegade Craft Fair – Applications open!

Check out the details here.  Applications are open May 7th to June 11th!  Good luck with your apps!

Paper Choice Thursday – Geometry

Looking for some fun shape covered decorative papers?  Check out my selection of pretty geometric papers

© Wooster & Prince

© Elum

© Paper Mojo

© Eieio - Luxe Paperie

© Loop

The Meetup – April/May

This year feels like it is flying by!  It is getting very pretty and sunny here in Chicago – time for the May update at The Meetup

For April here’s the score-

* Finish up invitations pkg for a communion Done (check em out here)

* Design Bday card (WIP – so sort of!)

* Design Baby Congrats / shower cards Done

* Start gardening for spring (fun goal!) Done.  More pix to come, yeah for warm weather and sunlight!

For May, I will be traveling quite a bit for my FT gig, so things will be a little light around here this month, but we’ll see what we can come up with!

* Check out some calligraphy books to learn on my own until I can find a class!

*Finish up B-day card ideas

*Organize inventory of supplies & setup work space

*Take lots of pix while traveling /gardening for the blog (easy & fun!)

How was April?  I hope everyone had a great month and is ready for the beautiful spring weather & feeling happy and motivated!

Want to participate in the Meetup?  Check out Athena Designs blog to learn more about the Meetup and to check up on what these great biz ppl are up to!

National Stationery Show

Last year I had the pleasure of attending the National Stationery Show – unfortunately, I won’t be able to attend this year!  Boo.  The NSS is one of the best shows to visit as a stationery designer, retailer, and a paper lover.  Held yearly in NYC’s Javits Center, this years dates are May 16-20th.  Here’s a few picks to check out if you go to the show!

Rifle Paper Co.- seriously gorgeous illustrations and stand out paper goods from Anna Bond (Winter Park, FL).

© Rifle Paper Co.

© Rifle Paper Co.

Chewing the Cud – super fun designs for paper, apparel & accessories!

© Chewing the Cud

I can’t wait to see everyone’s picks from the show & what new paper designers to watch out for!

Always wonderful Egg Press

© Egg Press


© Elum

Smock Letterpress

© Smock

Rag & Bone Bindery

© Rag & Bone Bindery