Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Renegade Preview!

Here are some new designs that will be at Renegade this weekend.

Seahorse hoodie for women in sizes S - XL

Super comfy stretch black mini with peacock feather in S, M, L.

Coral tunic with patterned "bandana".

My "I heart succulents" design on a scarf - will also be on some other items which have yet to be printed!

Seahorses onesie! In 0-3 months up to 9-12 months.

Summer Dogs

OK, this post has been a long time coming...Here at Megan Lee Designs we LOVE dogs (and basically all animals...but especially dogs) and thought it would be fun to take pictures of our customer's pups. So, here's some of the awesome dogs that have stopped by my booth during this past season of summer shows.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Megan Lee Designs - Last of the Summer Shows


Two more summer shows to go - two great ones! This weekend is Bucktown Arts Fest, a wonderful neighborhood show that is celebrating its 25th year. Then in September is the Renegade Craft Fair. For those that have experienced the Chicago Renegade, you know that it is one of the biggest and best indie craft shows in the whole nation. If you haven't been to it - go! Its amazing!  

New items include hedgehog t-shirts, IL Love You Forever Illinois shirts for men, Pug t-shirts for men and women, peacock feather skirts, printed cardigans & more!

Bucktown Arts Fest
I'll be at booth 65 in the grass along the path by the Ampitheatre.
Saturday & Sunday, August 28th & 29th, 11am - 7pm both days
For more info please visit

Renegade Craft Show
I'll be on the South side of Division right near Hermitage St. - Booth 253.
Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 11th & 12th, 11am - 7pm both days


I can't believe that summer is already winding down. I have been busy fixing up my new studio / craft room in my house in Berwyn and setting up my screenprinting area in my basement. Maybe I'll post some new pictures of the space soon on my facebook page. Speaking of which, become a facebook fan and use the code FACEBOOK for 10% off all website purchases (www.meganleedesigns.com).

- Megan (designer, maker, jack-of-all-trades.), Erik (booth helper) & Heika (cute inspiration)


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Monday, July 19, 2010

Pfork ♥'s Megan Lee Designs (and vice-versa)

Here are some lovely ladies sporting their new duds.

Thanks to everyone who stopped by my booth at Pitchfork this past weekend. It was SOOOOO hot, but people were still having a great time. I'm hoping for slightly cooler weather next year...

I got to see LCD's sound check (awesome!) and a little bit of Major Lazer, which was super fun. I wanted to be in the middle of the dancing if I wasn't so tired.

I have a bit of a break to set up my new house out in Berwyn until my next show - Bucktown Arts Fest in August. Until then, if you want to shop check out my new website for stores (more on that in a new post) or shop directly online.

Once again, thanks for being awesome!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Megan Lee Designs at West Fest & Pitchfork

Hey there,

This year has flown by - I can't believe its been a year since the last West Fest and Pitchfork!! These are two of my favorite shows because everyone is out and ready to have a good time. We will be CERTAINLY ready for a good time this weekend because we are moving to Berwyn this Friday (we got a house!) and then doing the West Fest show the next two days. Ah, the life of a crafter. Then, the next weekend is Pitchfork/Coterie on Friday - Sunday. Some things to look for in my booth: manta rays, dachshunds riding unicycles, new "IL love you forever" Illinois t-shirt, whooping crane tunic & t-shirt, pug t-shirt & tote, new style of peacock dress, seahorses...the list goes on! Oh, and LOTS of sale items...

West Fest
Booth 36 - South side of Chicago Ave. between Wolcott and Wood
Saturday and Sunday from noon - 10pm (July 10-11)

Pitchfork Mustic Festival / Coterie Chicago
I'll be in the big white tent along with the record fair near the back of the festival
Friday, Saturday & Sunday (July 16-18)

And last, but not least, my new website is finally live. I have a shop and lots of info about where to find me in stores, etc. Its pretty new, so if anything seems wonky feel free to drop me a line about it and I'll fix it right away.

I've had fun this year traveling the country for some great shows, but I'm glad to be back in Chicago for a few summer months and selling to all of my favorite Chicagoans. Hope to see you one of the next two weekends!

- Megan (designer, maker, jack-of-all-trades.), Erik (inventory nazi & booth helper) & Heika (cute inspiration)


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Saturday, May 29, 2010

Show tomorrow at the Empty Bottle in Chicago

If you're looking for something to do tomorrow in Chicago come on out to the Empty Bottle for "Keep it Local," an event that was created to support local artists, musicians, comedians and designers of all kinds. Its from noon-6 and is $10 at the door — all proceeds go directly to the bands/artists. There will also be a fashion show featuring local designers. Fun!

More information here:

Megan Lee Designs will have t-shirts, summer dresses, cards and more for sale (and on sale). Hope to see some of you there*!

- Megan

Megan Lee Designs

*Sorry that this is going to a bunch of non-Chicagoans...but I have one mailing list.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Renegade Brooklyn!

New design just for Renegade Brooklyn! On totes and t-shirts - and I'll be doing a free tote promo with a $50 purchase :) I'll be at booth #151.

Come out and support some awesome indie crafters!

Megan Lee Designs

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Silkscreening on wood

This was a really cool project I got to work on this past week. My friend Megan is the design director at Conifer Research and they just moved locations. She needed someone to silkscreen these signs that are made from a reclaimed silver maple. The imagery is based on different type of conifer trees and were by Sasha from Conifer's design team. It was my first time screenprinting on wood, and there was definitely some trial and error involved, but in the end I think they turned out great!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

The Spring show is tomorrow

This is a little last minute, but I still wanted to mention a great show that I will be participating in tomorrow to kick-off the show season. Its called "The Spring Show" and takes place up in Ravenswood in Chicago, from 10am - 5pm at Architectural Artifacts (a beautiful antique store/showcase with an event space as well).

I've been super busy printing lots of new designs for men, women, and babies and haven't had time to update my etsy shop, so you'll be seeing lots of new items if you can make it to the show tomorrow. For all of you out-of-towners the Etsy site (and a new Megan Lee Designs website) will be updated soon. I'm actually having a second photoshoot today to document the rest of my spring and summer line, thanks to John Caruso, an amazing photographer friend.

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Thanks for all the support and for buying handmade!

- Megan

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Monday, March 15, 2010

Peacock Love

Thanks so much to "Beautiful Today" for posting about my peacock shirt. Check out all the other fabulous peacock finds below.

1. Peacock...The Rose Bower... ACEO Giclee Print by CafeBaudelaire
2.French Mannequin...Peacock Bustle... Petite Giclee Collage Print again by CafeBaudelaire (Isn't the whole shop absolutely fabulous?)
3.Peacock Littles - SMALL Peacock Feather Earrings - Naturally Molted by Intrinsic Imagination (I've seen quite a lot of these around in stores online and phisical... Still have to decide and buy a pair...). (Btw this shop offers very unique feather false eyelashes. For a special night... Look at these or these!)
4.Penelope Eye Peacock Feather Headband by KAANG (This is to die for! I want one of these! All the KAANG hair accessories are that kind of piece that will make a statement alone, even if you're wearing just basic jeans and t-shirt).
5.Pretty and SOFT peacock tshirt in teal and ivory by Megan Lee Designs (Love the way the bird wraps the body and the fact that it's sleeping).
6.la paon sequined necklace by White Owl (Curious and cute...)
7.The Opulent Peacock - Teal Glass Pendant Necklace with Antiqued Copper by Shy Siren

Friday, March 12, 2010

Megan Lee Designs News

I just wanted to invite you to come out tomorrow to the Bottle in Chicago for some casual shopping, drinking, eating, and music. Spring is TRYING to get here, so instead of nesting at home, come on out, try an Empty Bottle bloody mary, and get yourself something pretty. I'll be hanging out by the photo booth.

I'll still have a lot of things on sale from last season, and a few new spring items that will be on display for the first time.

If you're not in Chicago, my Etsy shop is constantly being updated and I'll be traveling the US this spring/summer to Austin, TX, Brooklyn and Indianapolis, along with the regular Chicago round-up.

ONE LAST THING - Become my Fan on Facebook and be eligible for Giveaways, Exclusive Sales, and more. If I reach 1000 fans by April 30, I will send a 20% off coupon to ALL of my facebook fans. So, tell your friends, and you will all win!

Thanks again for being awesome!

- Megan

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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Craft Show Prep

I've been meaning to do this for awhile, and now that I finally did I thought I'd share it with all of you crafters out there. I've probably got at least 50 craft shows under my belt at this point and finally made a comprehensive list of what to bring. Its in pdf format and has little checkboxes, room for you to fill in your own inventory/merchandise, etc. If I'm missing something major, email me and I'll update it. Enjoy!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Megan Lee Designs News

Here's a little deal to hopefully brighten your most likely super snowy day.

Just a quick note about a couple Megan Lee Designs happenings. My Mid-Winter SALE just began today on Etsy, so hurry on over to pick up some great deals. As a bonus, since you are a mailing list subscriber, or former customer, you get a special offer. Buy 2 get 1 free on ALL (not just sale) merchandise for the month of February. To redeem just write the words BE MINE in the notes to seller section when checking out. The free item will be of equal or lesser value. Its a good deal, so get it while the gettin's good (quantities are limited - amount of free item will be refunded to your paypal account).

Other than that, I have a show this Saturday at the Empty Bottle's Handmade Market from noon-4, for some last minute Valentine's Day shopping. I'll have some sockdogs, some fun new mini-pillows, and a bunch of sale clothing to make room for my Spring line. See details below, or click here to RSVP through facebook. The show's there are fun and low-key - grab a Bloody Mary or some food from Bite and check out goods from 33 local artists.


a unique event to connect the makers of beautiful things to people who appreciate the unique and handmade.

Saturday, February 13th, 2010

noon to 4:00 PM

21+ and parents with kids (same goes for sellers)

Parking: Street


#49 Western bus - http://www.transitchicago.com/riding_cta/busroute.aspx?RouteId=198

Transit Chicago - http://www.transitchicago.com

The Empty Bottle starts serving at noon, so feel free to shop with mimosas in hand. (We do encourage relaxed shopping.) You can also grab brunch at the tasty Bite Café next door.

Markets include funky jewelry, glass pendants, knitted items, handbags, clothing, paper crafts and more.

Did you know that in the city there are many makers who create jewelry, clothing, scarves, handbags, journals, greeting cards, and more? Do you want your money to go directly to the people that make the things you buy? Here you can establish a personal connection, and our makers are even encouraged to demonstrate or make their products during the event.

Sustainable crafterness this is a regular monthly event. We strive to create a crafter's market, with affordable handmade, mostly local items. There are a ton of crafters in the city, and we try to make this accessible to up and coming designers, jewelry makers, and others. Come out and help support your monthly crafter's market.


Thanks for buying handmade!

- Megan


Megan Lee Designs

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Pillow Friends!

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I got a little crazy yesterday and turned a bunch of my designs in to mini-pillows. I am in love with soft things, and I love the idea of being to display art absolutely anywhere! Pillows are so light and can add so much to a boring book shelf, or lean next to your favorite plant. They'll be on etsy soon, and this batch is going to Renegade Handmade on Division.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

New Store!

Hello everyone -
Just wanted to announce that some Megan Lee Designs t-shirts and tunics will now be available at Lenny & Me / Three Bird Gallery on Milwaukee Ave. just north/west of the Jewel/Kmart shopping center. They have a huge selection of vintage clothing as well as a growing collection of locally handmade clothing and accessories. Some standouts are Pierogi Picnic's super cute recycled tops and dresses (one of which I'm wearing right now) and a large assortment of beautiful items featuring the drawings of Brett Manning. I couldn't resist this little plush pin, which is now on my purse. So, to make grocery shopping at the Jewel a little bit more palatable, stop in first to Lenny & Me and check out the goodness!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Just wanted to share a poster I've been working on for the event Smell the Glove: Guitar Hero World Tour Competition. Its associated with my book club Genre-X and the Oak Park Public Library – come rock out with us on February 6th!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Thanks to my friend Mandy of Moxiedoll for making this treasury that made it to the front page on Etsy!