Artists Spotlight: Fiona Edwards

Today we speak to established cake house exhibitor Fiona Edwards…
I am in the process of creating an exciting new range of kiddies’ coats. Here is the early laying out stages of a couple that I am working on.
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Unfortunately I’m getting a little over- enthusiastic and starting lots without finishing the others, but I hope to have a few up and ready for our opening weekend and more will be added as the month progresses.
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I will have my usual display of mirrors including a Frida Khalo, Squashed Faeries, Josephine sings the blues, and more.
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Artists Spotlight: Helen Pritchard

Today we welcome back Cake House regular Helen Pritchard, she’ll be back with her wonderful creations, this year using vintage textiles. Find out more…

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“As usual I’ve been working with vintage textiles-I’m a bit obsessed! Latest love is collecting needlepoint. They work so well made into cushions. My favourite though is the machinists’  chair upholstered in floral needlepoint. The contrast between the materials somehow really works. What do you all think?

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I’ve also made tons of tassels to be used on whatever takes your fancy. I’ve been using them for my keys and on my bag. They are really tactile and look really glamourous.

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The last thing I am putting together is a standard lamp. I’ll leave that as a surprise….!”

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Artists Spotlight: Cat-a-Cake Creations

Today we welcome back Claire of Cat-a-Cake Creations. Claire has been a regular at The Cake House since 2011 and looks forward to being part of it again! Find out more…

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Cat-a-Cake Creations will be selling whimsical themed laser cut jewellery, pocket mirrors, badges and gifts suitable for all ages. All items are hand designed and feature characters including Tilly the teddy, Hayley the Horse, Cute as a cupcake and many more.

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Pieces from our Carousel Collection launched at High Street Fashion Week London will be on sale in the house, as well as our new summer collection including our statement Flower Power necklace and earring set!

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All items are affordable, starting at just 60p for badges- perfect pocket money buys! Pop over to www.catacakecreations.com to find out more, and buy online in our etsy shop.

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Custom commissions also available- hen do’s, weddings, name necklaces, brand names, pets and much more!

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Artists Spotlight: Jessie Jumbles

Today we say welcome back to Jessie Jumbles, who joined our house last year and we just had to invite back! Jessie Jumbles has lots of lovely vintage themed accessories for all ages, and make great pocket money buys and little gifts! Find out more…

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We create covered button accessories with a nostalgic feel. Handmade in Britain and inspired by Enid Blyton, the great British seaside,childhood,days gone by and the nature and cities of our little island.

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We also sell vintage pieces with a reminder of childhood; from books and annuals to toy cars and china. If you are looking for a particular piece then get in touch, we may have come across just what you’ve been looking for.

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Find out more at www.jessiejumbles.com

Artists Spotlight: Katie Weiner Jewellery

Today we welcome back Cake House regular, one of our visitors favourites Katie Weiner. Find out more about her:
Katie Weiner’s jewellery presents an enchanting collection of vintage treasures with a fresh bohemian edge.She revitalises them by mixing in an eclectic selection of old and new, pieces,textures and colours. Breathing new life in to treasured jewellery each piece becoming truly unique. Commissions taken.
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Recently featured in Vogue and Red magazine. Clients have included The British Museum. Find out more on Facebook.

 

Artists Spotlight: LittlePapa

Today we welcome another Cake House newbie, Yvette of LittlePapa. She makes the most wonderful colourful products for kids and big kids! Find out more…
My name is Yvette Driver and I own LittlePapa.co.uk
I am a Brighton based mother of two, but grew up in Manchester.
I began LittlePapa by hand drawing designs for children’s t-shirts with a view to sell at craft fairs around Brighton while my children were small. I then began making tiny beach huts and gingerbread houses from pine and oak with hand made clay sweets and I enjoyed it so much that I decided to branch out into wooden handmade products. Being interested in laser cutting, I joined up to a local communal workshop and got trained on a laser cutter and found that the possibilities were endless! I am loving coming up with new and seasonal ideas and bringing them to life. I prefer to work with birch and I love hand painting the finished product. I am currently selling my framed artwork on Brighton seafront, as well as the craft fairs around the city which I adore doing, I love talking to customers about my products face to face.
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The Cake House opens this weekend!

Well its nearly that time again! We open our doors for the first time this year on Saturday (4th May)! We hope lots of you can visit us this May. We have a few lovely new artists as well as our regulars! Keep an eye out for each of our artists spotlight posts over the next couple of weeks to find out all about them before you visit! And of course lots of yummy cake in our kitchen cafe!

We’ll be open Saturday and Sunday for 4 weekends in May. 11am-5pm. Click here for full location details.

Look forward to seeing you there!

Jessie Jumbels

Jessie Jumbels

 

Amie Boswell

Amie Boswell

 

Cat-a-Cake Creations

Cat-a-Cake Creations

 

LittlePapa

LittlePapa

 

Clair Letton

Clair Letton

 

Katie Weiner

Katie Weiner

 

Penny

Penny

 

Fiona Edwards

Fiona Edwards

 

Beautiful homemade cakes!

Beautiful homemade cakes!

Artists Spotlight: Penny Ann MacLeod

Today we meet The Cake House newbie Penny. We look forward to welcoming her to the house! Find out a little more about her…

Penny Ann MacLeod: artist/illustrator/upcycler Penny Ann MacLeod presents her upcycled collection.

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Taking old and miss matched china ornaments, she gives them a fresh, quirky and cute modern twist. As each piece is individually created in her own distinctive style, they are entirely unique.

 

Bookends 1 (300 dpi)

 

Vase 1 (300 dpi)

The Cake House is back for May 2014!

It’s that time of year again and The Cake House Open House is back once again for the May festival. Open weekends during May, part of the Fiveways trial and with more artists then ever before! You’ll find some familiar favourites and some exciting new artists too, who we can’t wait to introduce to you all!

Over the next few weeks we will be publishing interviews with each of the artists so you can get to know a little about each of them before making your visit in May.

Here are a few sneak peeks of what you can expect to find in the house…

Katie Weiner

Katie Weiner

LittlePapa

LittlePapa

Jessie Jumbels

Jessie Jumbels

Cat-a-Cake Creations

Cat-a-Cake Creations

Clair Letton

Clair Letton

Amie Boswell

Amie Boswell

Fiona Edwards

Fiona Edwards