Handmade Christmas Decorations!

Thought I’d share with you a few handmade decorations that have found their way onto the tree this year…

My tree- full of sparkle and pretty things!

My tree- full of sparkle and pretty things!

White Dove by Calico & Cotton, bought at The Fairy Tale Fair

White Dove by Calico & Cotton, bought at The Fairy Tale Fair

Ceramic Snowman, kindly sent as a gift from Flossy Teacake.

Ceramic Snowman, kindly sent as a gift from Flossy Teacake.

Polymer Clay bird by Clair Letton, of the Cake House.

Polymer Clay bird by Clair Letton, of the Cake House.

My wooden tree decoration and a hand made fairtrade basket bought at a charity fair.

My wooden tree decoration and a hand made fairtrade basket bought at a charity fair.

Peg doll by Trish Palmer, bought at The Fairy Tale Fair.

Peg doll by Trish Palmer, bought at The Fairy Tale Fair.

Hand Knitted sheep from one of the little huts outside churchill Sq, Brighton

Hand Knitted sheep from one of the little huts outside churchill Sq, Brighton

Patterned handmade ceramic heart, bought at Makers Boutique, Brighton.

Patterned handmade ceramic heart, bought at Makers Boutique, Brighton.

Polymer Clay handmade heart by Clair Letton of The Cake House.

Polymer Clay handmade heart by Clair Letton of The Cake House.

Happy Christmas everyone- hope you all have a super time! Hope there is lots of handmade, crafty gift giving also! Can’t wait for more fairs and new ranges in 2013- thanks to all those that have supported, visited and purchased during 2012- it really means a lot!

Happy Holidays!!…. xx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Smash It- The Sussex Beacon

This is a flyer, logo and poster design I was asked to create for Smash It- a fundraising concert for the Sussex Beacon. The concert is tomorrow at The Old Market (TOM) Hove, and all proceeds go to the charity.

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See the event for it here: http://www.facebook.com/events/468811236485688/?fref=ts

Art @73 Stanmer Villas Brighton

Well the first weekend of the artists houses are over and we had a great weekend at The Cake House in Cleveland Road with yummy cake, mulled wine and festive gifts off to loving homes!

Don’t forget I am also showing at Art @number 73, which is in Stanmer Villas Brighton (near Fiveways). The houses will open again next weekend from 11am-5pm and there are lots of unique gifts, handmade with love to be found! Don’t miss out on this opportunity to get them!

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View my page on Nick’s site here.

The Fairy Tale Fair is this Weekend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yes, the time has come and The Fairy Tale Fair is back this Saturday, the 24th November!! I am busy organising and preparing the whole thing so this week mainly consists of flyering thousands of houses, writing blog posts, sending e-shots, facebook competitions, tweeting and general preparations! That’s without even thinking about my stall! Think this week is going to have some late nights in store!

There is going to be over 35 craft stalls, jewellery, craft workshops, face painting, beauty, a vintage tearoom and much more!

Hope lots of you can visit us! We’ll be at a new venue, Patcham Methodist Church, Ladies Mile Road, Patcham, Brighton, BN1 8TA. Open from 10.30am- 4.30pm.

 

Also don’t miss this Competition on The Fairy Tale Fair Facebook where you can win one of my very special Daisy the Deer necklaces. Daisy has been hand designed and then laser cut in wood. She has 3 beautiful hearts engraved and is looking for a loving home! Help her find one by entering our competition! Simply LIKE our Facebook page & share to enter! Good luck!

 

 

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IT’S GOING TO BE MAGICAL!!!!!!

The Fairy Tale Fair!

If you haven’t heard about The Fairy Tale Fair by now then where have you been!?… The first one was in the summer and it is back for a festive special on Saturday the 24th November 2012! I am the organiser of the fair, and had great feedback on the last fair. It is a lot of work planning it all but hopefully it will all be worth it and lots of you will turn up on the day! I will also have a stall there selling my usual range as well as some special edition items just for the fair! Read on to find out more about the fair…

The fair is a real community event, which welcomes families and all ages to come along and enjoy the festive creations and treats! All the stall holders are local Brighton or Sussex makers and we hope that you can come along to support them and their wonderful creations. It is also a unique chance to purchase handmade, one off Christmas gifts that you certainly won’t find on the high street! Avoid the stress and hustle and bustle of town and have a great day out with us instead! You can even enjoy tea and festive cake on vintage china while you are there!

The fair will comprise of 30-35 stalls selling a range of handmade crafts. These include jewellery, knitted items, cute characters, cushions, cards, prints, candles, children’s clothes, accessories, vintage style items, hair pieces, bags, decorations, beads and much more. There will also be face painting, beauty, and Alice in Wonderland themed cakes, festive treats with tea and coffee served in the vintage tearoom. Perfect Christmas gifts for all!

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween everyone- from Buddy the black cat!

 

Buddy is available as a necklace, brooch (laser cut acrylic or wood), a print, greeting card, mirror, mini badge and more. Email sayhello@clairemontgomerydesign.com if you’d like to order any or find out more!

Jewellery Shoot Sneak Peek

Here are a couple of behind the scenes pics of a photo shoot we did yesterday for my jewellery. The make up was done by Kate at Powder Beauty and the finished photos should be ready in about a week, so keep an eye out for these!

With thanks to Powder Beauty, a fabulous vintage inspired salon in Brighton,  visit their site here: http://powderbeauty.co.uk

Cat Nails!

A couple of quick pictures of my black cat nails I had done at Powder Beauty in Brighton!

 

 

The nail art was done by Lucy at Powder Beauty and the cats on thumbs have necklaces on! Visit Powder’s site here: http://powderbeauty.co.uk and more photos will follow soon from a photo shoot we did for my jewellery yesterday!

Belle’s Vintage Wedding Fair

Had a little look around Belle’s vintage wedding fair in Hove today. We mainly went to get some inspiration for our next fair and see the lovely local vintage sellers.

 

There was lots of wonderful bunting, decorations, cakes, jewellery and more!

 

 

Pom poms seem to be a big trend at the moment. We got lots of comments about the ones  at our fair as well. They really do brighten up the room and are a simple, yet pretty addition to any event!

 

Yummy rainbow cake on vintage china from Vintage Events! Yum yum!

Cats With Thumbs Advert

This advert makes me smile! Following on with the ‘cats with thumbs’ slogan of the last Cravendale ad, this advert focuses on the cats trying to take over the world and basically ‘catnap’ all the milkmen!

If you haven’t seen the advert yet, watch it here at milkmatters.co.uk.

 I also really like the branding and style of the Cravendale Milk Matters site. The scrapbook college style works well…

I even got a reply from Bertrum the cat himself on Twitter (via my Fairy Tale Fair account)! I sent a pic of my cat Buddy, who of course wants to be part of the cats with thumbs gang- and according to Bertrum he is in the gang! And yes I am excited about talking to a fictional cat on Twitter!

Bertrum the Cat replies to me on Twitter!

My Stall at The Fairy Tale Fair

Well this time last week it was a lovely sunny Saturday and we were busy setting up The Fairy Tale Fair! If you haven’t already seen here are a few pics of my stall at the fair. Also see the full gallery of photos on The Fairy Tale Fair Gallery. All photos taken by JenniWren Photography. 

 

 

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed The Fairy Tale Fair, and I had a lot of fun organising it! We are planning another one for November which will be our Christmas fair- so keep an eye out for this!

Twitter & Facebook Competition!

Today I am launching an exciting competition in conjunction with The Fairy Tale Fair, which is this Saturday the 18th Aug!

The Fairy Tale Fair would love to make 1,000 Twitter followers before the day of the fair and to help them get there I am giving away one of my special edition ‘Buddy the Cat’ necklaces! The necklace is hand designed by me, then laser cut in mirror. It has an 18″ silver plated chain and comes complete in a purple velvet pouch!

If The Fairy Tale Fair make 1,000 followers on their Twitter by 8pm this Friday the 17th August 2012 one lucky winner will win Buddy! To enter simply Follow The Fairy Tale Fair on Twitter, become a Fan on Facebook or if you are already a follower/fan just share or RT one of our competition status’!

For full details and T&C’s view The Fairy Tale Fair blog >
Follow The Fairy Tale Fair on Twitter>
Become a Fan on Facebook>

Good luck, and be quick, remember competition closes this Friday!! 

Champions!

Woohoo- go team GB! Not usually into sports but think we all will agree that really was a super Saturday! We want to be in the olympic stadium- it looks fab! Victory is ours!

 

The Fairy Tale Fair

If you haven’t heard about The Fairy Tale Fair yet, where have you been?!…

Fall down the rabbit hole and explore this whimsical craft fair I am organising in Brighton on Saturday 18th August 2012 (10.30-5.15pm).

About the fair:
The fair will comprise of 20-25 stalls selling a range of handmade crafts. These include jewellery, knitted items, cute characters, cushions, cards, prints, candles, children’s clothes, accessories, vintage style items, hair pieces, bags, decorations, beads and much more. There will also be face painting, beauty, balloon modelling, candy floss and Alice in Wonderland themed cakes with tea and coffee served on vintage china.

Entry is also free so why not come along for a great day out for all the family! The fair will be located in St Thomas More’s hall on the corner of Braybon and Carden Avenues in Brighton. For full details see The Fairy Tale Fair blog- Click Here.

We hope lots of people will come along and hope to see you there!

Also see The Fairy Tale Fair Twitter and Facebook

Vintage Nation Brighton

Yesterday was the Vintage Nation in Brighton- which looked amazing- so sad I missed it! This is what was going on: “Raid the rails of the affordable marketplace, shake your tail feather in the burlesque lounge, top-up your tan on the man-made beach and knock-back beverages on the champagne terrace; featuring fashion, dancing, coconut shys and donkey rides, we’re clebrating sixty years of Britain at it’s best!”

If you missed it like me you can catch up via their Facebook page by clicking here.

Announcing The Fairy Tale Fair

Announcing The Fairy Tale Fair, a craft fair I am organising and part of coming to Brighton in the summer!

Fall down the rabbit hole and explore it…

See the blog: http://thefairytalefair.wordpress.com/

See the Facebook Page & LIKE us: http://www.facebook.com/thefairytalefair 

Follow us: @FairyTale_Fair

Harvey the Dog

I love this new advert from Thinkbox TV, featuring Harvey the dog! Take a look here: http://bcove.me/w3g98nyt 

For best friends everywhere!

The ad follows the last multi award winning advert from Thinkbox, which also stars Harvey the dog, shown below!

‘The Cake House’ Open House

Yesterday the Brighton Artists Houses opened for the May 2012 festival. I was at The Cake House all day and here is a few photos I took…

my cards

Set of 3 seaside 3D collage boxes

Vintage style bits and bobs…

pocket mirrors, badges, stickers, keepsake bags, pins, brooches, tags and more…

My cotton bags- large and small.

Pretty Hen T-shirt

Cute bird cushions by Michelle Sweeney and Beautiful mirror by Fiona Edwards.

Beautiful lampshades and chair by Isabella Vanni.

Clair’s rainbow stairs that everyone wants!

To see all the photos so far visit my Facebook page.
To see more of Clair Letton’s work see her website here.
Thanks to those who visited yesterday, the house is open 11-5 today, and for the next 3 weekends through May. See the AOH page for full details. 

Afternoon Tea Yumminess!

On my little London trip this week I was lucky enough to enjoy a chocolate afternoon tea at the Hilton on Park Lane! The cakes looked too good to eat, even the plate was edible as it was made of chocolate!

Yum yum!

Photos from the Makers Boutique

Here are a few photos from the Makers Boutique Craft fair on Saturday…

Mini cotton bags

Badges

I will also be at the next Makers Boutique, on Saturday June 2nd if you would like to come along!

Craftagnza Market at Fabrica Gallery!

Yesterday was the Spring Craftaganza in Brighton, at Fabrica gallery. There was lots of lovely craft makers there will all sorts of crafty bits! Here are some photos I took of my stall…

      Thanks to everyone who came along!

Brighton Craftaganza- this Saturday!!!

The craftaganza is this Saturday and I have been busy preparing stuff to sell all week (and still am)! I will have a range of products including hand printed cotton bags, greeting cards, pocket mirrors, badges, goody bags, Easter gifts and more! All details listed in the flyer below, and you can also see their blog.

Hope to see you there!!