The Cake House Christmas 2012!

Well the Brighton Open Houses for Christmas 2012 are officially over! It has been a lot of hard work for those involved but all worth it and a wonderful atmosphere in each house. Thanks to Clair of the Cake House (Cleveland Road) and Nick of Art @73 Stanmer Villas for having me again and I hope to be back again in May! Today I was sitting in at the Cake House which was full of festivities, cake, mulled wine and friendly faces, here are some pics of the house…

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My Jewellery

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My Cards

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Helen’s Colars

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Helen’s peg dolls, Clair’s Clay bangles, my badges & mirrors, Michelle’s pin cushions

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My earrings, Clair’s tea towels, Helen’s collars

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Clair Letton’s mixed media painting

Yummy and pretty cakes!

Yummy and pretty cakes!

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Bird mixed media painting by Clair Letton

Clair's Rainbow staris!

Clair’s Rainbow staris!

Bird Painting by Clair Letton

Bird Painting by Clair Letton

Wonderful Mirror by Fiona Edwards!

Wonderful Mirror by Fiona Edwards!

Welcome to our house...

Welcome to our house…

Christmas tree with all handmade decorations for sale!

Christmas tree with all handmade decorations for sale!

Thanks to all those who visited during December. We hope lots of you can visit again in May and we look forward to seeing you! We also have some exciting plans for a blog, facebook and twitter for the house- so keep an eye out for these!

 

 

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Art @73 Christmas Artists House Brighton

This weekend is the LAST WEEKEND of the Brighton Artists open houses for Christmas 2012! Don’t miss this final chance to get some wonderful handmade gifts, stocking fillers or simply a treat for yourself. There is also cake, mulled wine and more available at most houses to get you feeling festive!

Here are a few photos from Art @73 Stanmer Villas house I am part of, which is Nick Orsborn’s house. I visited last weekend and the house was looking lovely as always! There is over 16 artists exhibiting so there is plenty of work to see- including paintings, jewellery, tree decorations, glass creations, pottery, prints, foxy friends, bags, badges and much more!

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Nick's Paintings

Nick’s Paintings

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Houses are open 11am- 5pm , and close their doors this Sunday. My work is part of the above house 73 Stanmer Villas and also The Cake House  (37 Cleveland Road, opposite Blakers park). Both houses are near Fiveways area.

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 Cake House Christmas 2012!

Well it’s nearly that time again, and the Brighton Christmas Open Houses open this weekend from Sat 1st December! I will be part of two houses again for Christmas 2012- they are The Cake House (37 Cleveland Road, Brighton) and Art @ number 73 (Stanmer Villas, Brighton). Both near Fiveways area and have free parking outside!

Here is the flyer for The Cake House- as those of you who have already visited will know it is one not to be missed. Famous for its quirky rainbow stairs and beautiful yummy cake Clair Letton’s house is full of festive crafty creations and a warm welcome! Come along and find jewelley, mixed media paintings, cushions, kids clothes, accessories, hair pieces, cotton bags, greeting cards, stockings, lampshades, bags and much more!

We hope you can make it- we are open 11am-5pm Every weekend from Sat 1st Dec- Sun 16th Dec, find us at 37 Cleveland Road, Brighton (opposite Blakers Park, Fiveways Trial).

See the full Artists House details on the AOH website here. And view the brochure here

 

I will be selling a range of laser cut jewelley, earrings, tree decorations, phone charms. As well as greeting cards, cotton bags, small stockings, pocket mirrors, badges and much more. Please don’t miss us this Christmas- its a one off opportunity to get some wonderful handmade gifts you won’t find on the high street! I will be sitting in on Sunday 2nd Dec (this weekend) and Sunday 16th December- hope to see you there!

Covent Garden Market

Here are a few photos of my stall at Covent Garden. The stall holders there were lovely and welcoming. Unfortunately the weather meant it was a quiet day but it was a good experience all the same and I am pleased I have been accepted into such a prestigious venue.

 

 

 

 

 

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!

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!! 

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

Made in Brighton Market

I am pleased to announce I will be part of the Brighton Makers Market on Saturday 28th AND Sunday 29th July at Brighton Marina. The market will be open 11am-5pm both days and will be full of wonderful stuff all made by local Brighton Makers. There will be stalls selling handmade crafts, jewellery, design led gifts, ceramics, health and well-being, stationary, food and drink and more! There will also be live music and demonstrations.

The Made in Brighton market is in association with The Laughing Dog Gallery and is back for a second year after such a successful first year.

I am looking forward to being part of the market, and will be selling a range of cotton bags, greeting cards, pocket mirrors, badges, gifts, prints and more. I will also be launching my jewellery range which I am currently working on.

Lets hope the sun shines. Come along for lots of fun!

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.

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

The Craftaganza today

A few photos from the Craftaganza today….thanks to those who braved the rain and came along!

Little Things I Make foxes

The Craftaganza will be next back at Christmas- so keep an eye out nearer the time!

Makers Boutique Craft Fair is tomorrow!

The Makers Boutique is tomorrow in Brighton! Open 11-5, in New Road. Come along for a range of wonderful sellers! I will be selling a range of jubilee themed gifts- including greeting cards, pocket mirrors, prints, stickers, cotton bags, badges and more! Why not pop along? See the Facebook page here.

Happy Jubilee weekend everyone- Union Jacks and bunting at the ready!

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!

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!

V & A Museum

Yesterday I visited the V & A museum in London to see the British Design exhibition on- there was lots to see. Unfortunately I couldn’t take pics but here are a couple of works that I liked which were on display…

Linda Harper- 'Mandarin' fabric

Peter Murdoch- 'Chair Thing'

Zandra Rhodes (1964) Gala fabric

The British design exhibition is on until August.

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!