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!

 

 

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.

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!

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.

Glitter, glitter, glitter!

I have been very busy hand glittering lots of greeting cards in preparation for the Artists Open Houses in Brighton, which open this weekend!! All my greeting card designs will be available at both artists houses I am part of, at very reasonable prices (£1.60 standard/ £1.95 glittered). All cards will also have a special 4 for the price of 3 promotion! Glittered cards are limited, so get them quick!

Glittered cards I’m working through

‘Want a biscuit?’ Glittered Card

‘Brighton Beach’ Glittered Card

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!

New Card Stockist!

I have had an order for my ‘Oh I Do Like to be Beside the Seaside’ Brighton card range from the io Gallery, in Brighton’s lanes! The gallery ordered a few of my cards for Christmas but now will be stocking a bigger range of my cards! The io Gallery is a wonderful gallery of local artists work and is well respected within Brighton. This is how they describe themselves on their website:

‘Established in 1997 io Gallery represents artists across a wide spectrum of practice This is reflected by the eclectic range of art & craft shown. Majority of which is produced by local Brighton artisans.’

 Look out for my new range in the gallery from this weekend!

Find the gallery at:
io Gallery Brighton, 39 Sydney street, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 4EP.

St Johns Christmas Fair Sat 3rd Dec!

 Please come along and visit St John’s Christmas fair that I will be part of. Come along and support a local charity and artists! All details above, address is StJohn Ambulance, Rear of Churchill House, Hangleton Road BN3 7SG. Hope to see you there!

Also I will be in the Cake House (37 Cleveland Road, Brighton) all day this Sunday, the 4th Dec, if you’d like to come along and say hi. The house is open all weekend 11am-5pm this weekend and next. Number 73 Stanmer villas is also open both weekends 11am-6pm, please visit if you haven’t yet. Flyers for both houses are on previous posts so scroll down to see more!

That’s all for now!

The Cake House Artist House- Now Open!

  My frame and badges.

 Table of bits and bobs with my pocket mirrors.

 My cards, mirrors and sticker sheets

 Cards Hanging and one of the stockings.

 The upstairs room of lovely things!

 My goody bags, badges, mirrors, stickers…

Stockings hanging from shelf.

 T-shirts and bags hanging down the stairs

 T-shirts and babysuits.

If you haven’t already done so please visit the Cake house at the weekend! All details on flyers in previous posts. Number 37 Cleveland Road Brighton.

 

The Cake House Opens Tomorrow!

The Cake house artists house (37 Cleveland Road, Brighton, fiveways area), opens tomorrow (November 26th) from 11am-5pm. It will be open weekends for the next three until the 11th of December. I have spent the day there setting up lots of lovely crafty bits! Please come along if you can, there is Christmas gifts, stocking fillers, paintings, prints, cards, children’s t-shirts, bags and more. Yummy festive food and drink also! Hope to see you there- I will be sitting in this Sunday ( the 27th November) and next Sunday (the 3rd of December) if you’d like to pop by while I’m there.

 My work is also on show in number 73 Stanmer Villas, Brighton as well!

‘Little things I make’ by Lucy Ashworth

 Have a look at the wonderful creations of Lucy Ashworth’s ‘little things I make’, a fellow open house artist. Click here to view her blog, with her latest post from the Number 73 Artists open house!

 I love her foxes! I may have to invest in one! Pop along to Number 73 stanmer Villas to see her (and my) work now! Open next three weekends!

Made, Brighton 2011

 Yesterday I visited Made 2011, Brighton’s art and craft fair. It was full of wonderful crafty bits and some great work. I will post some pics soon from exhibitors I liked best, but for now I’ll list them with links to their website: Mando Manderin’s cute cushions and illustration,  Tamsin Howells Design’s Birdie Brooches, which were made with sweet wrappers inside and also Harriet Knightley’s vibrant jewellery!

 Harriet Knightley’s jewellery

 Tamsin’s Bird brooch

 Mandom Manderin’s Birdie embroidered print.

I love it all!

 My free bag I shall take everywhere! Thank you Made 2011!

Christmas Artists Open House Listings 2011

 Take a look at the AOH website for full listings of all the artists houses exhibiting in this years Christmas houses. Just click here! You can also pick up a brochure around Brighton and Hove!

My work at Number 73 Artists Open House, Brighton

Last night was the launch party of number 73 Stanmer Villas, Brighton, xmas open house. Here are a few pics of my work around the house…

 Here is some of my children’s T-shirts (£5) displayed, and the small cotton bags (£4.50), box of greetings cards (£1.90 each or 4 for the price of 3), postcards (50p each), framed cards (£4-£6.50), framed birdcage print (£10), framed original and limited cat screenprint (£25).

 Close up of the small cotton bags (£4.50 each). Hand transfered and embellished. Each item delicately finished with a gift tag and ribbon. Many more designs available and various colours of bag also. Each bag can also be personalised with a name or small message for only £1.50 more. Just contact me at sayhello@clairemontgomerydesign.com for more information.

 Some of my babysuits folded in the bowl (£4.50-£5) in various designs, and also Christmas stockings (£4.50-£5.50), and Christmas 2011 memory bags (£4.50) on the table. As lovely as they are, sadly the foxes aren’t mine!

 Two of my large Christmas stockings (£8-8.50) hanging up. More designs are available, and again can be personalised.

 My prints, ranging from £12 for an A3 print to £25-30 for a double, 2 layer original (and limited) screenprint. Various images available.

 Two of my framed items. Birdcage print £10 framed. Original cat screenprint £25 framed.

 Pretty window display with lots of lovely work by all the artists! Perfect stocking fillers! My goody bags, make a wish mini bags and pocket mirrors are on here.

 My little table of stocking fillers! Pocket mirrors in 9 designs for only £3 each. Also badges for only £1 or 4 for £3. ‘Fly Away’ badge packs for £1.50. Sticker sheets in 3 designs for £1 or 2 for £1.50, mini Christmas memories bags £3, and children’s party invites (8 pack for £3.50). Lots of affordable bits!

 Some mini ‘put me under your pillow pouches’ (£2.50), and one of the Christmas goody bags filled with yummy chocs and a candy cane (£4).

If you like what you see and you are Brighton based please come along a visit the house at number 73 Stanmer villas, Brighton (near Fiveways). The house is lovely and welcoming and has a range of artists exhibiting. The house is open the next four weekends from 11am-6pm untill the 11th Dec. Hope you can make it!

The Cake House- Artists Open House Xmas 2011 Flyer

 Flyer for the Cake House Artists Christmas Open House, at 37 Cleveland Road, Brighton (by Fiveways).

 All details are listed on this flyer. Please come along if you can! There will be lots of Christmas gifts, stocking fillers, a range of artwork and yummy festive treats! All set up in a lovely warm, cosy and welcoming house!

Indoor Market, Hove

 I will be part of the indoor market at Hove Ralli Hall (right next to Hove Station) this Sunday the 20th November. Lots of lovely handmade stuff, christmas gifts and yummy treats! Come along if you can!

My artists open house profile

 CLICK HERE to view my profile on Nick Orsborn’s website for the Stanmer Villa’s Christmas artists open house in Brighton. Launch party is Friday the 18th November (next Friday) from 5-9pm, all are welcome so please come along! Then the house is open weekends 11am-6pm on the 19/20, 26/27, 3/4, 10/11, so four weekends to choose from! All details are listed on previous posts, on Nick’s website and my Facebook page. Hope to see you there!

Xmas Open House- Number 73 Stanmer Villas, Brighton

Please visit my profile on Nick Orsborne’s Website by clicking here. You can also see his work and the other lovely artists exhibiting as well. You can see details of the xmas open house in the flyer above, or to see it bigger and visit Nick Orsborne’s website click here

Hope you can come along! Details of all my artists houses and stalls are listed in the post below!

Picture of my profile, to view it click here. Thank you!

Christmas Artists Open House!

 It’s almost that time of year again! Christmas is not far away now, and I’m pleased to announce this year I will be part of two artists open houses in Brighton. The first of which is advertised above, at Nick Orsborn’s house, number 73 Stanmer Villas in the Fiveways trail. The house is friendly, welcoming and has lots of affordable gifts and lovely stuff!

I will be selling a range of crafty gifts including prints, badges, pocket mirrors, cotton bags, t-shirts, cards, postcards, mugs, christmas stockings, goody bags and more. Lots of sparkle and Christmas Fun! Please come along and visit!

You can view my artists house profile here

You can also View Nick Orsborn’s website here

All details and dates listed in the flyer above, and make a note of the launch party on Friday the 18th of November from 5pm.

Look forward to seeing you there!

Handmade Shop, St James Street, Brighton

I am all set up in the Handmade shop now! Please go along and have a look! Lots of lovely stuff to buy made by local artists.

My space in the Handmade Shop, Brighton

Items for sale include greetings cards, postcards, badges, cotton bags, children’s T-shirts, adult T-shirts, mugs, pocket mirrors and party invites. All at affordable prices and perfect gifts. Christmas cards and gifts are also available!

Close up of my space

If anyone would like to see more of my work please visit my website here: www.clairemontgomerydesign.com

If you would like to get in touch, have any requests or want items personalised please email me at: sayhello@clairemontgomerydesign.com and I will get back to you.

You can visit the handmade shop blog here: http://handmadeshopbrighton.blogspot.com/

Or visit at: 106 St James Street, Brighton (right next to the St James Pub) Open 10am-6pm everyday accept Monday’s.

Please visit if you can!