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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Brighton Christmas Boutique Market

This Saturday I will be taking part in Belle’s Events Christmas Boutique Market at The Brighton Centre, which I am super excited about as it looks like its going to be a great event full of festive cheer!

About the market:
Brighton is full of festive fun throughout December so we thought we better join in and let the city shoppers have a chance to vere away from the high street and find some unusual gifts and festive treats. Located just behind Churchill Square on the back of the Brighton Centre you will find a Christmas Bonanza! The venue is the former EAST WING of the Brighton Centre and still has this sign above the door. Simply walk down West Street and take a right just before the seafront and we’ll be there on the left.

With over 30 unique and some vintage inspired stalls under one roof we challenge you not to find something for under the Christmas Tree, be it vintage wrapping paper, fairy lights or a present for your quirky Aunt Mabel, we have it all.

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And not only do we have all that but we are very proud to present Brighton’s very own Rock Choir, they will be belting out some festive and some not so festive songs to carry you on your merry way. Fancy a hot toddy, a mince pie, a cuppa, a glass of wine, well then this is the fair for you.

Buggies welcome, as are jolly people who fancy a change.

Is it expensive to get in? Ofcourse not! It’s one whole earth pound! You can also enter a charity raffle which could win you a hamper of goodies donated by the stall holders and the money will go to The Rocking Horse Appeal.

Nuff said I reckon, see you there shoppers of Brighton! Find out more and join the Facebook event here!

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! 🙂

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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Laser Cut Brooches

Here are some photos of my laser cut brooches, which are available now. They are all hand designed by me and laser cut locally in Brighton. They are then hand finished. They are made from acrylic or wood and available in various designs including Buddy the Cat, Hayley the Horse and Rosie the Robin.

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These brooches are available now and will be on sale next Saturday the 8th December at Craftaganza (Duke Street, central Brighton). Some designs are also available at both artists houses I am part of, and also on Saturday the 15th December at Belle’s Christmas Market, The Brighton Centre. There is just one available of each so don’t delay! You can also email me at sayhello@clairemontgomerydesign.com to order one!

December Makers Boutique

A few pics from the Makers Boutique on Saturday. There were lots of lovely handmade gifts to be found for Christmas gifts from the Brighton crafters…

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Rosie the Robin wooden necklace and earring set, boxed: £15. Laser cut, hand designed and finished. Available now!

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Laser cut, hand finished tree decorations with diamontees. Frosted acrylic and wood. £5 each! Available now!

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Hand designed, laser cut earrings. Several designs and colours available including deers, robins, cats, dogs, mice, horses, penguins, birds and more! Silver plated findings. Available now but designs selling fast!

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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!!!!!!

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.

 

 

 

 

 

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!

Brighton Craft Alliance Photos

Here are a few photos from the first Brighton Craft Alliance which was yesterday at The Brunswick in Hove. The organisers Sam and Nigel are lovely people and we even got a little present and personalised bunting! There were lots of lovely stall holders and I also launched my new winter jewellery range which I got some nice comments about!

Thanks to those who came along. See the Facebook page here: http://www.facebook.com/BrightonCraftAlliance

Brighton Craft Alliance

I will be taking part in the Brighton Craft Alliance on Sunday October 28th at The Brunswick pub in Hove.

 

This is the first Brighton Craft Alliance and is is set to be a great craft fair with lots of lovely stall holders. Why not pop along and see for yourself. Find us at The Brunswick, 1 Holland Road, Hove from 12-5pm.

I will be selling my new jewellery range, including Oli the owl for Halloween and introducing my winter range all set for Christmas. I will also be selling greeting cards (including Christmas cards), pocket mirrors, cotton bags, badges and more!

Hassocks Craft & Pamper Night

This evening I will have a stall at Hassocks infant school Ladies Pampers Night. There will be crafts, jewellery, beauty, treats and more! Open from 7pm- 10.30pm. Looking forward to being part of the fun!

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!

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

Made in Brighton Market Day 2

Today was day 2 of the Made in Brighton and it was another sunny, yet very windy day! Thanks to those who came along and for everyones kind words about my new jewellery range. The earrings and cat theme certainly seem popular and it was great to get some feedback on my designs. I hope to launch it fully soon and will also finally be setting up an etsy shop!

My Stall

My Stall

New Jewelley Range- Necklaces and Wooden Brooches

New Jewelley Range- Necklaces and Wooden Brooches

Acrylic Earrings

Also gave out lots of flyers for The Fairy Tale Fair craft fair which I am organising. Please take a look at it’s blog if you have not yet done so.

Made in Brighton Market- Day 1

Here are a few pics from the Made in Brighton Market at the Marina from today…

My Stall all set up

My new jewellery range- Launched Today!

My new jewellery range- Launched Today!

Necklaces and Badges

Necklaces and Badges

Charms and Mobile/Bag charms

Charms and Mobile/Bag charms

Necklaces- Wood, Acrylic and Mirror

It was a great day today- lots of sunshine, crafts, jewellery, live music, food and more- if you missed it today be sure to pop by tomorrow. Open 11am to 5pm at Brighton Marina square. Hope to see you there!

 

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

 

 

 

 

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

Patcham Infants School Summer Fair

I will be at the Patcham Infants School Summer Fair tomorrow from 2pm- 5pm. Come along for lots of fun- crafts, jewellery, BBQ, children’s entainment, cakes and more! See map of where the school is here. Lots of stalls inside so you can avoid the rain!

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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!

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