Thursday, 26 December 2013

Merry Christmas!


Merry Christmas! I hope you all had a fabulous day and I am sure that 2014 is going to be a goodie! I am off now to ride my bicycle into oblivion after a ridiculous and shameful amount of food yesterday cooked by my wonderful cook of a mother! xx

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

The Fairy Fair - Fairy Cats and the Moon Ferris


My very last fair of the year was the Fairyland Trust's Fairy Fair in Norwich. The Fairyland Trust have been running fairs for the last few years in the countryside where small people can go and be amongst the magical land of even smaller people! I had always wanted to go but didn't have a small child willing to be taken so hadn't made it before! So to go as a stall holder was fun and I made this Fairy Cats and The Moon Ferris illustration for the occasion. You can buy them in the shop and they are a limited edition of 100. This did reawaken an obsession with fairies and the work of Richard Doyle from my teenage years so there may well be more on this theme!


https://www.etsy.com/listing/172862420/fairy-cat-art-print-illustration-a5-fine?ref=shop_home_active 


https://www.etsy.com/listing/172970421/cat-badges-pin-fairy-cat-badge-pin?ref=shop_home_active

(badges and A5 print also available in the shop)

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Clutter City - last designers fair of 2013....


So this was the last weekend of fairs this year! Time to put my feet up. I have actually broken my toe so it really is! The doctor was quite impressed that I had managed to break it vertically. Ahhh only I could even do broken toes the wrong way up.

I attended Clutter City on Saturday, a lovely market in Norwich Arts Centre which goes on around 3 times a year and houses so many eclectic designers and makers. I took so many pics but it was a little dark so many haven't come out. I've included the best of the bunch. There were also tons of other fab sellers there on both days. 

 

 Just before leaving.....Chewbacca hoping to come along too....

http://www.layla-amber.co.uk/ 
 Layla Amber's beautiful wooden laser cut and painted jewellery. There is so much laser cut stuff on the market at the moment it was so nice to see something so beautifully executed and different from the norm. I have seen Layla's work in so many shops lately it's great to see she's doing so well.

http://www.lucybluecreates.com 
 Lucy Blue had the cutest hand painted tails and clouds alongside illustration.

 Mulks Scandi inspired paper goods were a breath of fresh air.

 Sasha makes the most beautiful clouds and creatures. Her stall is always my favourite crammed with kittens and creatures of all shapes and sizes beautifully made. They remind me of Jess Quinn in their eccentricity. 



https://www.etsy.com/shop/DustyDoes 
 DustyDoes' upcycled leather jewellery in gorgeous colours.
  
https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/HelloPushkin 
Hello Pushkin is indeed "a maker of nice things"!

https://www.etsy.com/shop/patternista 
 Patternista were selling beautiful screen printed tea towels...

http://folksy.com/shops/erickaeckles 
Ericka Eckles had hand sewn brooches, hangers and stockings... so sweeeet!

https://www.etsy.com/shop/DottyNoggin 
Dotty Noggins hand painted ceramics and illustration.

http://www.suowendesign.com/ 
Su Owens quirky illustration. Su also designed the fab flyer for the event.

 http://katrinemacklin.com/ 
 Katrine Macklin - great display of illustration.

http://www.printtothepeople.com 
 Print to the People keeping traditional print making alive with some totally original design as always!


There were so many more fabulous stalls from steampunk jewellery(with functioning cogs!!), Supercute stationary and Kawaii jewellery at Arkaya/Cute and Curious, children's clothes, beautifully crafted wooden home decor and even more on the Sunday too. There will be another Clutter City around Easter. So no more lugging cases full of prints and goodies around for a while! I shall be focusing on creating and Christmasing!