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.

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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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.

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

3D Seaside Collages

I have been busy working on some small scale 3D collage boxes with a seaside theme.

Each collage features one of my ‘Oh I do like to be beside the seaside’ Brighton designs and features a high quality print which is hand glittered and 3D collaged.

The boxed collages come as a set of three and are a one off. Each design is synonymous with Brighton and would make ideal gifts and would Brighten up any home.

The set is available at The Cake House (37 Cleveland Road, Brighton) as part of the Artists Open Houses festival through weekends in May 2012. See the AOH page for more details. But be quick- once they are gone, they are gone!!

My Products in the Angel Bakery

As announced earlier this month my cake themed products are now available in the Angel Bakery food kitchen, Brighton. Here are some photos I took when I popped by!

Find a range of my cake themed cards, pocket mirrors, badges and stickers there now! See my previous Angel Bakery post for all the details!

You can find them at:
Angel Food Kitchen, 12 Brighton Square, Brighton, BN1 1HD.

You can also view their website here.

It’s the Makers Boutique Today!

Looking for something to do this Easter weekend? Still stuck on gift ideas? Well come along to the Makers Boutique where you’ll find lots of lovely handmade gifts from a range of local artists! Hope to see you there!

Makers Boutique Craft Fair- Tomorrow!

It’s the Makers Boutique craft fair tomorrow in Brighton! Come along for all things handmade and lovely. I will be selling a range of easter gifts, Brighton seaside themed ranges, and special edition Jubilee and London 2012 items! Pocket mirrors, cotton bags, badges, stickers, handmade felt chicks, goody bags, mugs and more! Why not come along and take a peek at all the wonderful sellers for yourself!

Open 11am-6pm (extended hours!), Unitarian Church, New Road, Brighton (just along from the Theatre Royal)!

Hope to see you there, and Happy Easter!!

Meet Daisy & Friends!

Easter is less than 2 weeks away now! Stuck for gift ideas or want and alternative to a chocolate egg? How about a handmade little chick looking for a home! The chicks each come in their own little bags to keep warm and are personalised with names and individual stories!

The family include Daisy (sold), Benny, Charlie, Rosie and Alfie. Find them at Makers Boutique on Easter Saturday 7th April!

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!!

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!

 

Top Drawer 2012

I am looking forward to visiting Top Drawer exhibition in London on Sunday.

There will be the latest trends in greetings, stationary, children’s, gifts and more! Lots of inspiration to be found! Visit their website here.

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.

 

Burgess Hill Christmas Market

  My stall set up at the market. Babygrows, bags, mirrors, stickers, prints, t-shirts, cards, badges, goody bags, stockings etc…

 Christmas memory bags- fill with festive moments and keep forever! Baby’s 1st Christmas keepsakes, little bags of luck and make a wish bags…

  Some of my cards displayed

Thanks to those who came and bought stuff!