{new traditions} | renegade craft fair, austin

Image by Kate Sutton

I started a new tradition this year: Renegade Craft Fair Holiday Sale. Austin's first ever! With my mother-n-law in tow (thanks for going Jill!), we visited all the artists and met some new Austinites! Sarah of StudioSlomo (who will be designing my new letterpress business cards) such a nice gal, and Leah Duncan, one of my favorite artists for some time. I snagged the harry had a bad feeling print while I was there. I've always liked this print and my husband loves bears...so there you go. I'm now eyeing her aztec summer scarf, the mountains and miguel pillow covers, as well as my all time favorite moose tea towel. Too much Leah Duncan in my house? Nah! Maybe for Jace. ;)

I also learned how to make a quilt! A friend of mine mentioned that she wanted a baby quilt/blanket made since she never received one as a gift. So my mother-in-law offered to show me how to make one. The best part was spending time with my 87 year old grandmother, who is still working as a seamstress. She repeated about 10 times how excited she was to see that I was interested in her passion. We vowed to make something over the holidays every year. Hopefully I can keep it up! It's so rewarding, and knowing it makes my grandmother proud, makes it even more meaningful. Pictures below of the process and (almost) final product. What do you think?

Any new traditions started this year in your households? Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! I hope you all had a relaxing and beautiful day! Back soon!

XOXO