Combining my nascent crafting and Chicago happenings, I’m participating in GIPNA‘s Fine Craft Fair (page 7). I’ll be selling some handsewn items, primarily reusable shopping bags in funky patterns free from stores’ own logos, as well as bean bags for babies and some initial shirt-and-skirt combos. My stuff is joining wares from some wonderful neighborhood artisans, whose works include stained glass, pottery, knitted hats, cocktail aprons, sketches, and block-printed baby tees. The Girl promises to help me make change. If you’re free on May 3rd, I’d love to see you at the Independence Park fieldhouse.