Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Plane Tickets Obtained!

Okay, I got the planet tickets for the Chicago Renegade Craft Fair yesterday. The drama was that I thought I had purchased them through Expedia right before I went to lunch. When I got back I didn't have a confirmation email, so I checked Expedia which only had an unpurchased itinerary for me. Unbeknownst to me, the purchase didn't go through, even though I'd put in all the info. When I selected the purchase button, it had gone to a blank page, but as my browser's been wacky lately I thought nothing of it. Except that in the hour I was gone, the price had gone up by $200 and I hadn't completed the purchase!

After another hour frantic hour of searching different websites and checking Expedia and my credit card to make sure I didn't end up with two sets of tickets, I got two more tickets through Hotwire for only $20 more than my first tickets. Of course, I have to leave 4 hours earlier (which makes a difference since I don't have vacation time left), and then we have a layover in Houston.

Remind me why this is better than the old days when everyone used a travel agent?

Monday, August 10, 2009

Chicago in the Fall!

Yes, we haven't had enough of Renegade yet! Since we had so much fun in Los Angeles and San Francisco, we decided to take it to our home state and head back to Chicago for the Chicago Renegade Craft Fair, Saturday & Sunday, September 12 & 13, from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. This time it's an outdoor event on Division Street between Damen Ave. and Paulina St.

It should be interesting because it combines two things: an outdoor event (which we haven't done in over a year) and an out-of-state event (which we've never done unless you count the National Stationery Show, but we only had to have samples there). I'm looking into a tabletop card rack since I only have an awesome--but bulky--floor model. Plus we're trying to decide what exactly to take and how much so we don't run out, but don't end up schlepping tons of stuff home. Luckily since we have friends and family there, we're thinking about shipping a few things (mainly magnets since we don't want to be stopped at security like last time for carrying a dense magnetic item in our carry-on. At least the guy laughed after he saw them).

Friday, August 7, 2009

Fez and Wine - a Perfect Friday

This is a piece I designed for coasters, which never panned out, so I put them on note cards. But at Renegade LA & SF I had a lot of requests for it on a regular card, so I'm going to offer him on a card and probably a magnet. The magnet maker is out for repairs, but should be back next week, so I'll have them for sale then.