Valentine’s Day Whimsical Gift Ideas!

Here are a few Valentine’s themed pieces of my jewellery I’d like to share with you. Not long left now to get your gifts, so don’t delay- get something completely unique, handmade and beautiful! See my Etsy shop Cat-a-Cake Creations for more and full details >

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Jammie Dodger

Daisy the Deer

Daisy the Deer

Ruby the Rabbit

Ruby the Rabbit

Betty the Buuterfly

Betty the Buuterfly

Cute Mice earrings

Cute Mice earrings

Ruby the Rabbit

Ruby the Rabbit

Cute as a Cupcake!

Cute as a Cupcake!

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Jammie Dodger Brooch

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Etsy Shop Launch

Hope you all had a fab Christmas and New Year! I have been busy finally setting up my Etsy shop! You can now buy my jewellery, cards and bags online, which is very exciting! More items are being added each week, so keep checking back! And as a launch special there is 10% OFF EVERYTHING! But be quick it is on for one week only!! It is also the launch of my new brand name Cat-a-Cake Creations (I hope you all like it)!

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Why not spend your Christmas money on something handmade this year, or buy yourself a New Year treat! It would be lovely if you could have a look: Cat-a-Cake Creations Etsy Shop.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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! 🙂

Festive Pamper & Shopping Night!

I am looking forward to taking part in Woodingdean Festive Pamper and Shopping night this Tuesday the 11th December! Held in Woodingdean Community Centre (Brighton) from 7-9pm there will be a range of items available including handmade crafts, jewellery, kids clothes, beauty treatments, mini manicures, wine tasting, MAC consultant and more. There will also be a raffle and all proceeds go to help the nursery so please try and pop along if you can!

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Hope to see you there! You can find out more and join the Facebook event here.

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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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 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!

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!

 

 

See The Fairy Tale Fair Blog  | Facebook  |  Twitter

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

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!

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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Become a Fan on Facebook>

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

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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.

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

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!

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.

Jubilee Carnival Photos

A few photos from the Jubilee party I had a stall at today at The Ladies Mile, Patcham, Brighton. There was fun for all the family with a bouncy castle, rides, candy floss, face painting and more…

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The Silver Hut’s Jewellery Stall

Me and my Jubilee stall!

Jubilee special face paint!

Hope everyone is enjoying the jubilee celebrations! I will also be at The Craftaganza on Tuesday, so if you are in Brighton pop along!

Jubilee Carnival

I will be at the Jubilee Carnival at The Ladies Mile Pub tomorrow, Sunday the 5th June, from 11am with lots of jubilee themed keepsakes and gifts as well as my usual range of products!

The carnival will also feature a fun fair, bouncy castle, various other stalls, food and more! Come along for a fun day out for all the family and enjoy the celebrations!

Find us at: The Ladies Mile Pub, Mackie Avenue, Patcham, Brighton.