So I definitely made it out to renegade handmade on Sunday!
I was pretty bummed on Saturday because my bazaar was canceled due to HEAVY rain. After moping around for a few hours, I did some Feisty Fabrik things, ran errands with daniel, and then left for Austin! The drive was pretty easy...except for when I got pulled over.
I openly admit I was speeding...but the cops that pulled me over [yes cops - plural!] were really anal...because the youngest was in training. I even had to get out of the car and stand in the grass while they got to stand on the shoulder....LAME again!
After they both looked into my car multiple times, the younger officer [cop#1] went back to the car to write me a ticket while the older officer [cop#2] stuck around, making conversation. At one point this awkwardness happens:
"He's writing you a ticket!"
"Is that okay?"
me: "Um...I suppose?"
Then he whistled at #1 because apparently he was taking too long [or perhaps #2 was over the small talk? haha]. Luckily #1 returned with a WARNING [hallelujah!] and I went on my merry way...and by merry I mean itchy! Dang the tall grass and my flip flop + shorts combo!
I continued to putter along [at a mere 65 mph] until I reached Austin.
My darling friend Louise let me stay with her. :) We went to the Alamo Drafthouse [movie + dinner! woot!].
Have you seen the movie Date Night with Steve Carrell and Tina Fay?? GO SEE IT. I laughed SOOO hard. The movie was hilarious and awkward and then more hilarious.
SOOOOOO then next day [Sunday] Louise and myself went to Renegade Handmade!
At first I was utterly overwhelmed. There were so many awesome booths everywhere!! I just didn't know where to begin!
[click for the larger versions!]
I was looking for 3 booths in particular...
Elsie and James I've just been wanting to meet
[because their blogs and shops are just so awesome!]
Laura is my really cool lady friend I made at my first show last October!
Remember, I am SHORT. These nice ladies hunched WAY over for me!
But I wanted to try and show you all the booth...
I didn't expect to run into their station so quickly, and I was completely awkward [word of the day!] when I introduced myself. After doing a lap around the convention center I went back and bought some things and was a lot LESS awkward. haha If you ever meet me, prepare to be weirded out for a few minutes until I chill. :)
Those of you that know me...know what I mean!
I also ran into an Etsy Houston member I just met last week :)
Okay, more photos :)
pretty parking garage :)
Louise and I hit up Mighty Cone on South Congress afterwards because we were Mighty Hungry! har har har...
mmmm....veggie goodness :)
oh you know me.... :)
ruh roh, there's a thunderstorm going on!
I will post my small town detour photos later on :)
AAAAAND purchase photos! weee!
exes and oh ohssssss