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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Brighton Craftaganza Christmas 2012

I had a lovely day yesterday selling at the Brighton Craftaganza. This event always has such a nice atmosphere- particularly at Christmas! There was such wonderful handmade gifts to be found at the fair, and visitors certainly seemed impressed with the quality of work!

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The lovely Kat from Snorkers Imaginarium

The lovely Kat from Snorkers Imaginarium

Sarah from the wonderful Shark Alley busy making her otters!

Sarah from the wonderful Shark Alley busy making her otters!

Thanks to Zoe at Craftaganza for organising the whole thing and a really enjoyable day! If you visited thank you, and there are lots of festive handmade gifts off to new homes! ūüôā

Brighton Craftaganza Christmas 2012!

You don’t want to miss this! On Saturday (8th December) I will be selling at the fabulous Brighton Craftaganza, Fabrica Gallery, Duke Street/ Ship Street. It is open from 10.30am to 5pm, and is based in central Brighton’s lanes- so why not pop by while out doing your christmas shopping!?

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Purchase handmade Christmas gifts this year and give one-off, unique presents that will be made with love locally! See more on the Craftaganza facebook page here.

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I will be selling a range of my laser cut jewellery, Christmas cards, cotton bags, pocket mirrors, badges and more! Perfect stocking fillers and presents for all ages!

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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 Lantern Fayre Brighton

I will be at The Lantern Fayre at The Level in Brighton this Saturday (October 6th) midday to 10pm. Join us on this fab free 2 day event which features crafts, music, art, workshops, World cinema, food & drink and more! Sky Dome from Same Sky will also be there, this is how they are described: “Created by the Arts Charity Same Sky (The Children‚Äôs Parade, Burning of the Clocks), The Sky Dome is an innovative new show that combines digital arts, live performances, shadow puppets, light sequences, and a specially composed audio score in a futuristic story, where real and virtual images combine seamlessly.”

I will have two stalls at this fair and lets pray for sunshine and no wind please! I don’t want to loose any of my little earrings! Hope to see you all there! ūüôā

 

Join their Facebook event & find out more here: http://www.facebook.com/events/424518234267053/ 

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!

 

Made in Brighton & Jewellery Launch

This weekend- Saturday the 28th and Sunday the 29th July sees the Made in Brighton Market come to Brighton Marina after such a popular year last year. There will be lots of stalls with a range of crafts, jewellery, food, music, gifts and more.

I will have a stall there which I am very excited about! I will also be launching my jewellery range which I hope people will like! It features acrylic and wooden jewellery. See some sneak peaks of the jewellery below… If you would like to pop along to the Marina for a lovely sunny day out the market is open 11am-5pm all weekend. Hope to see you there!

Buddy the Cat Wooden Necklace

Rachael the Rabbit Mirror Necklace

Rachael the Rabbit Mirror Necklace

Pink Mirror Hayley the Horse Necklace

Acrylic Teapot Earrings

Wooden Jammie Dodger

Wooden Jammie Dodger

Betty the Butterfly Wooden Brooch

 

 

 

 

One Month to go- London 2012

It is only one month to go until the London 2012 Olympics begin! See some of my special edition designs below, which are available now and a great keepsake for the London 2012 celebrations…

See all my designs in the greeting card gallery here.

Pulse London

Today is the start of Pulse London- a trade show with lots of lovely card and craft people and companies exhibiting- many of them for the first time!

Pulse describes itself as:

“Pulse offers you the right mix this summer, delivering a perfect blend of new designers and trusted favourites to suit your buying needs – at the UK’s only summer trade event. Pulse’s unique summer buying time allows you to source and buy what your customers want right now, in the season, as well as your long orders for the rest of the year.

At Pulse, you can find unique and original¬†items from the UK’s leading young designers within¬†Launchpad. Spot the latest innovative¬†products and cutting edge¬†designs from 160 of the latest talents, all exclusive to Pulse.”

I was hoping to visit but unfortunately I just don’t have time at the moment (busy planning The Fairy Tale Fair), I am planning on visiting next year and hopefully exhibiting one day!

Good luck to those exhibiting!

Craftaganza today!

Hope everyone is enjoying the jubilee celebrations!

I will be at the Craftaganza today- come along and say hi! Lots of crafty lovely stuff and something to do on this bank holiday Tuesday! Open from 10.30am, Fabrica Gallery, Brighton.

It’s the Craftaganza!

The summer craftaganza is finally here! Situated on the corner of Ship & Duke streets in central Brighton in Fabrica gallery it provides an excellent location for a craft fair. The fair is open for two days from today with a range of sellers across the two days. I will be there tomorrow, Tuesday the 5th June, so why not pop along!

New pocket mirror gift sets in their own little keepsake bags.

Hand glittered greeting cards available in over 50 designs- only £1.95 and 4 for price of 3!

These as well as cotton bags, stickers, badges, gift sets and more will be available at Tuesdays Craftaganza- hope to see you there!

See the Craftaganza blog here.
See my featured post on the Craftaganza blog here.

My Product Highlight on Craftaganza

My product highlight has been published on the Craftaganza blog- exciting! It features my jubilee celebrate corgi and London in spots and crayon.

Read the Product Highlight here!

‘Corgi Celebrate Design’

London through felt tip and crayon

 

All packed up!

Well the Artists houses are over and all packed up for May 2012- thanks to everyone who came along to The Cake House and 73 Stanmer Villas, was much fun! There was lots of lovely crafts, cake and local artists! Badges and cards seem to sell particularly well! Look forward to doing it all again at Christmas!!

Last Weekend of the Artists Open Houses

This weekend sees the last weekend of the Artists Open Houses in Brighton. I will be at The Cake House, 37 Cleveland Road, Fiveways Brighton, all day tomorrow from 11am. Why not pop along and see me? You can also see my work at Art@73, 73 Stanmer Villas, Brighton (also near Fiveways area). Both houses are open from 11am Saturday and Sunday and are full of wonderful artists! This is your last chance to see local artists work in such a wonderful and unique setting and meet the artists themselves.

See the AOH page for full details. Hope to see you there!

Celebrate the Jubilee in Style!

The Jubilee celebrations are only a couple of weeks away now! Celebrate in style! Find this greeting card design, along with my other designs, is available now at both Brighton Artists Houses I am part of, as well as The Makers Boutique on Saturday the 2nd June, and The Craftaganza on the Bank Holiday Tuesday 5th June. I have Jubilee themed cards, pocket mirrors, badges, bags and more.
See all my Greeting Card Designs.

Art @number 73 Open House

Here are a few photos I took from art @73’s open house…

My table of bits and bobs- small bags, mirrors, badges, t-shirts…

A framed jubilee print and an original framed London Eye screenprint

Small cotton bags- all hand printed and decorated.

Mini keepsake bags, pocket mirrors, badges and t-shirts

Greeting cards- all 4 sided colour print. Only £1.60 each AND 4 for the price of 3!

Hand glittered greeting cards, party invites and mini gift bags

Lucy Ashworth’s wonderful fox creations!

Karen Rao’s fabulous felt designs

73 stanmer Villas, Brighton (BN17HN) is open today 11-6, and next Saturday and Sunday also. Visit to see over 16 artists and their lovely work! It is number i34 and page 80 in the Artists Open Houses brochure and is located near Fiveways area! Why not take a peek….?

Artists Open Houses

The artists houses are once again open this weekend in Brighton- come along for lots of lovely arts, crafts, cakes and a warm welcome!

I will be at The Cake House, 37 Cleveland Road, Fiveways, Brighton all day tomorrow. Open from 11am-5pm.

Also see my items in art @number 73- 73 Stanmer Villas, Brighton (also near fiveways). Over 16 artists displaying a range of wonderful work- well worth a visit!

‘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. 

My Artists Profile

This is my artists profile of Nick Orsborn’s website (http://www.nickorsborn.com) for the art @ number 73 artists open house in Brighton.

Take a look here. Number 73 Stanmer Villas, Brighton will be open from 11am this Saturday (5th May). It is part of the fiveways AOH trail for Brighton festival. I am also part of the Cake House open house (also Fiveways trail) at 37 Cleveland road. Hope to see you at one of these through May! See AOH page for full details.

The Cake House Artists House May 2012

As well as number 73 Stanmer Villas I am part of another artists open house for May 2012, The Cake house (37 Cleveland Road). The house is full of wonderful gifts, including beautiful paintings, prints, mirrors, cushions, lampshades, paper cut outs and more. As well as lots of yummy cake of course in the cafe. The house is welcoming, family friendly and full of colour and glitter. There is something for everyone so please pay us a visit!

Open from this Saturday the 5th May and all weekends throughout May. See the AOH page for full details. Hope to see you there!

Number 73 Artists House

Here is the flyer for the Number 73 Stanmer Villas Brighton, artists house which opens this weekend!

Please come along and visit if you can! There is over 16 artists work to see, with a range of styles and products to suit all! The house is friendly and your welcome to come and make yourself at home!

London 2012

I’m am heading up to London today¬†for an early Birthday treat- afternoon tea at a posh hotel- yum yum! I thought I’d get in the London mood and post a couple of my London 2012 designs…

For all my designs see my Greeting Card Gallery page!

Did someone say Jubilee…

Hearing more and more talk about the Jubilee as the days and weeks go by- only a couple of months to go now! Don’t forget my ‘Fit For A Queen’ Jubilee range and ‘This is London Calling’ range are both available now.

They will be available at the artists open houses in May, as well as the Makers Boutique on the 2nd June. You can also contact me for special orders. Union Jacks and bunting at the ready!!

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!!

My Meet the Seller Interview

My Meet the Seller Interview for the spring Brighton Craftaganza has been published today! How exciting! You can view the interview on the Craftaganza blog by clicking here!

 The Craftaganza is only one week away!! I am busy preparing lots of lovely crafty bits for it, including Easter gifts and special edition diamond jubilee ranges! Hope to see you there next Saturday (24th March) at Fabrica gallery. For full details see the Events page!