Strange Folk Festival was last weekend in O'Fallon, Illinois, just outside of St. Louis.
We took Friday off of work and headed down early.
St. Louis is a favorite for us as many of our friends live in those parts.
I grew up half way between Chicago and St. Louis so it always feels complete to make the trip.
Fresh off the highway, we stopped by Peridot, the funkiest little handmade shop on Cherokee.
"Ooooh," they said "it's over on Cherokee."
Cherokee Street is nicknamed "Antique Row" as I learned.
Anyway, greenie bean recycle is now available at Peridot!
I began commission with them this month and hope to keep send tons of fresh new totes their way!
Strange Folk itself was fan-freakin'-tastic.
It was one of the best shows I've ever done.
|greenie bean recycle at Strange Folk Fest 2010|
It's also refreshing to meet new crafts, get some fresh festival air, and take in a new surrounding.
I sold a ton of totes and sold out of record bowls!
My booth was quite near the alpaca petting zoo as well.
|Do you see the hipster alpaca that cut its own hair?
I came across a whole slew of new crafters and left with some pretty amazing wares,
I picked up a house ornament from Cornflower Press::
A couple vintage book journals from the Fancy Lamb::
Two hand illustrations from Bunnies & Bows::
A business card holder from Claudia's Burning Ink::
We spent some much needed time catching up with old friends, ate amazing ethiopian food, smoked delicious hookah, and visited some babies.
Until next year, Strange Folk! We'll be back!