"If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always gotten."
The Vreeland Store
The Vreeland Store, a Historic Landmark established in 1861, has always served as a meeting place for those in town. In 1912 one could purchase a Taylor Made suit, mail a letter, vote, pick up some grain, and barter for some necessary household items.
Today, The Vreeland Store is still a meeting place for the community, a place for people to enjoy a good meal,a great cup of coffee, or a stiff drink and of course all in good company.
This past Sunday, I participated in the vendor portion of the Harvest Festival at the Vreeland Store. It was a beautiful day and there was lots of fun to be had with live music, good food and drink and some great vendors.
Tara Dawn was there selling her very cool chokers and other unconventional wearable objects. You can find her on Instagram here.
Olivia, Sophia and Heather of Humor Me Farms were there. The had lots of beautiful handmade items and yarn to sell. You could even watch them spin some.
Lily and I had fun checking out the awesome Art Car done by Lalainya Borre of the Vortex Creative Center.
It was a fun time and a great way to spend a beautiful fall day!
Have a fun day!
“With crafting, you can never make a mistake because it's your own unique creation.” Heidi Rew
This past Sunday, I participated in the annual Ridgewood Art & Craft Fair. The weather started out a little iffy with a few sprinkles but the rain didn't last and the sun even showed its face by the afternoon. As always, there were lots of great vendors at the fair.
Sue from Fresh Cut Cashmere was there with here upcycled Cashmere creations.
The folks from Olde Good Things were there with their mirrors hand crafted from vintage tin ceiling tiles
My daughter Lily helped me out at the show.
All in all it was a fun event.
Have a fun day!
The maker culture is a contemporary culture or subculture representing a technology-based extension of DIY culture that intersects with hacker culture (which is less concerned with physical objects as it focuses on software) and revels in the creation of new devices as well as tinkering with existing ones. The maker culture in general supports open-source hardware. Typical interests enjoyed by the maker culture include engineering-oriented pursuits such as electronics, robotics, 3-D printing, and the use of CNC tools, as well as more traditional activities such as metalworking, woodworking, and, mainly, its predecessor, the traditional arts and crafts. The subculture stresses a cut-and-paste approach to standardized hobbyist technologies, and encourages cookbook re-use of designs published on websites and maker-oriented publications. There is a strong focus on using and learning practical skills and applying them to reference designs. Wikipedia
This past weekend, I participated in the first annual MakerFest put on by The Maker Depot in Totowa, NJ.
It was a fun event with lots of great makers. Here are a few that I met.
My neighbor, Jackie Stier, made theses amazing signs out of copper. You can see more of her work at her website JackieStier.com
Mary Beth and Mark of Eelmonkey Art were there with their fun and whimsical creations.
Cherish McNamara of Cherishables,NJ was there with her collection of hand sewn accessories
I was there with my daughter Lily and husband Ed in tow. Ed didn't make it into any pictures. He was to busy checking out all the other Makers (or sneaking of for an nap under the trees).
Have a fun day!