Monthly Archives: May 2012

NEPA Arts & Crafts – June 2012

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Welcome back, fellow Northeastern Pennsylvanians! Once again I’m here to show you another exciting month in arts and crafts! Remember that I not only have craft fairs listed here, but any local events that include arts & crafts vendors, as well as flea markets! If you have an event that you’d like to see on this list, feel free to send me an email at Shubette.etsy(at)gmail(dot)com! I hope you find the event that’s right for you, and stop in again at the end of June for a list of July’s events!

6/02               Community Day & Flea Market @ Danville Airport, Danville, PA
6/02               Flea Market @ St. Laurence Church, Old Forge, PA
6/02               Craft Sale & Flea Market @ Trinity Episcopal Church, West Pittston, PA
6/02               Wine Festival @ Sno Cove, Scranton, PA
6/02               Midtown Festival @ Main St., New Milford, PA
6/02 — 6/03 Arts on Fire @ Anthracite Museum, Scranton, PA
6/02 — 6/03 Flea Market & Craft Show @ Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, Brodheadsville, PA
6/09               Arts & Crafts Fair @ Bingham Park, Hawley, PA
6/09 — 6/10 Craft Fair @ The Fun Station, Gouldsboro, PA
6/09 — 6/16 PA State Laurel Festival @ Wellsboro, PA
6/16               Roots & Rhythm Music Festival @ Central Park & Main St., Honesdale, PA
6/16               Barn Quilt Festival @ 20 Main St., Wyalusing, PA
6/19 — 6/24 Northeast Fair @ Suscon Rd. (just off Rt. 315), Pittston, PA
6/20 — 6/24 Forty Fort 125th Anniversary Celebration (near) Forty Fort Airport, Forty Fort, PA
6/23               Founder’s Day @ Main St., Tunkhannock, PA
6/23 — 6/24 CMVB Family Fun Festival @ Berwick Test Track Park, Berwick, PA
6/23 — 6/24 Liberty Blockhouse Festival @ Liberty Park, Liberty, PA
6/25 —           Central PA Wine & Arts Festival @ Bloomsburg Fairgrounds, Bloomsburg, PA
6/30              Flea Market @ 84 Country Store, Greentown, PA

On-going events:
Wed — Sun The Marketplace @ 10th St. Plaza, Bloomsburg, PA
Merchant’s Village Indoor Market @ The old Wal-Mart, Pittston, PA

Resources:
http://www.pavendors.com/events
http://www.artscraftsshowbusiness.com/shows.aspx?state=PA
http://www.fairsandfestivals.net

Thanks for coming, Northeastern PA!

Fashion Friday: Cheetah & Plaid

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Hello, internet, and welcome to my very first ever Fashion Friday post! While I’m super excited to share this awesome outfit with you, please be sure to keep a critical mind with you while you’re here, because I’d love to know how to improve upon this series if I decide to keep it going. That being said, feel free to read on… Read the rest of this entry

Spring Card Roundup

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Hey, internet! Here in sunny Pennsylvania, Summer is right around the corner, so I’ve decided to submit this roundup of cards that I’ve made this Spring! Hope you enjoy! Read the rest of this entry

The Fine Arts Fiesta in Downtown Wilkes-Barre

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Hey, internet! If you’ ve been following my NEPA Arts & Crafts series, you know that the Fine Arts Fiesta in downtown Wilkes-Barre started yesterday and will continue until the 20th!

Today I managed to travel to the Wilkes-Barre public square with a very reluctant boyfriend and our best friend, Kt, and check out all the action!

Wilkes-Barre hosts an array of many different artists, from painters to jewelry-makers, carpenters to photographers. The city is so incredibly diverse, you never know who or what you’re going to see next.

Me, I was clunking around in my new red high heels, and by the time we made it from our car to the square my feet were just killing me. I was too distracted by my newfound foot pain to remember to take any pictures! I have many things to learn yet about walking in heels.

Someone was snapping photos, however, and my friends told me that while I wasn’t looking one of the local photographers got a shot of my back tattoo without my permission, so I’ll be scouring the internet to see where I turn up.

One great thing about the fiesta is the amalgamation of different cultures and the wide variety of snack foods these ethnic groups bring to the table. If you’re not into carnival food, there are wonderful restaurants in the surrounding area serving Thai, Japanese, Italian, Mexican and American palates.

If you haven’t stopped by the Fine Arts Fiesta in downtown Wilkes-Barre, remember you have until May 20th to see all these inspiring, creative vendors local to the NEPA region! So what are you waiting for?

This is the local arts & crafts event I’ve been waiting for all year! What events do you love to attend in the Spring and Summer? What makes creative types come together in your area?

Social Networking and New Toys

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Hey, internet! Today was an incredible day for several reasons.

  1. Exactly one month ago today, Shubette Handmade joined Facebook!
  2. Brad and I got our Jeep Liberty back!
  3. Brad and I got our first paychecks for flagging this season!
  4. Paychecks mean craft supplies. ;)

I’d like to discuss these things individually and in more detail.

1.a. That’s right! Shubette Handmade has a Facebook fanpage! I’ve been signed up for exactly one month, and I finally got around to blogging about it. So if you’re on Facebook, look me up at facebook.com/ShubetteHandmade.

1.b. While I’ve got you thinking about social networking, I also think it’s time to discuss finding me in parts of the internet outside of the blogosphere. As of right now, I’m on so many internet platforms that I can’t even count them! For real though, I just haven’t tried to yet. I’ll do it as I write this post – bonus points if you join me!

pinterest.com/shubette – I’m pretty much obsessed with Pinterest and the organization of ideas and inspiration it provides. I’m constantly working to categorize everything just right and expanding to new boards and planning new projects. It’s a continuous stream of creativity for me.

@shubette on Instagram – While I’d heard of Instagram and seen a few pictures here and there uploaded just so, I just decided to give it a chance this week with my android phone, and it immediately became my new addiction, my new little “toy”. If you’re on Instagram too, give me a follow!

@shubette on twitter – I’ve had my account with twitter for quite some time, but I’m not the type to access it everyday. Until Instagram, which will post my pictures for me. :D

etsy.com/shubette – with a recently updated profile! Just saying.

If all else fails, you can connect with me via email at shubette.etsy@gmail.com and somehow that connects me to my Google+ page. That’s 5 or 6, depending on how many times Google counts, but excluding blogging platforms. Are you still with me?

2. This car gave us hell. We were on our way home from work one day and all the sudden the transmission went. We were on a pretty busy road, and I had to hurry to put my boots back on, get out of the car, and push. Luckily there was a gas station right where we had our little problem, so we didn’t have to push it very far. We also managed to luck out because the nearest Jeep dealership to our almost-accident was 10 miles away, and it happened to be one of only two places that didn’t charge us much at all because it just so happens that this certain Jeep dealership was essentially owned by the same company that sold us ours and we had just 2000 miles left on our warranty, exactly, to the mile. We also got a new rear suspension because there was a safety recall on ours. If you have an ’04-’05 Jeep Liberty and live in a cold weather area, take it to your nearest dealership and get that fixed up. Read more about it here.

3. A job is a job. Money is great!

4. I bought some materials to make new things to sell! You’ll be seeing something fancy in my etsy shop really soon! I also got the chance to visit a consignment shop nearby and got a blazer that I have been vying for since I first saw it there last winter. I was struck by luck not only in finding it still there, but by the chance that I was paying with my card and had to make a purchase of at least ten dollars, which enabled me to get an awesome new-outfit-matching pair of shoes! (Yes, there’s a picture of them on my Instagram…) You can expect to hear more about this haul in the very near future, and the great little store in which I scored it.

Bonus picture: Brad and me in a photobooth, taken months and months ago. All in all, I’m glad I got to share what’s been going on lately, and if you want to find me elsewhere on the internet, now you know where to look! I look forward to seeing you on  the other side! Thanks for reading.

A Card for Mom

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I know I already posted my Mother’s Day card for this year, but this card is for my MIL! I was pretty excited to work with this week’s color story over at The Play Date Cafe!

 

After I cut out all of my letters by hand, I felt like this card was going to be a little plain, so I figured I’d replace the O with a little button. This still left the card seeming a little bit naked, so I was able to create a great looking flower out of white duct tape! Since I don’t have any scalloped scissors and I love the crap out of scalloped edges, I decided to stitch my own by hand, too! The greatest challenge of making this card was probably sewing on the button in a way to get the duct tape petals pinned down just right. I really love the simplicity of this card.