Well, wouldn’t you know it is already Valentine’s Day! Where did January go?
This weekend was the opening weekend of the Makers Boutique Fishing Quarter Gallery Exhibition. We last did this just before Christmas and are back with an incredible 6 month rolling exhibition so there will be a new mix of makers and artists every 6 weeks ish from now until the end of July.
I am one of the makers kicking it off so you can see my prints down there from now until the 16th March and I also manned the fort as it were this Sunday so I had a good chance to have a nosey around and pick out a couple of favourite sellers to tell you about…
Cissie Ednas Fancies
Cissie Edna Fancies makes kick ass jewellery from felt and shrinky plastic. She likes all things cute and kitsch and her designs range from these awesome animal necklaces to wickedly gruesome bleeding hearts. Check her stuff out in the gallery and her facbook page here.
Su Wilson is a glass designer and instructor. I’ve not come across her work before but I am such a sucker for coloured glass its so tactile, you cant help but want to touch it! These glass bunting strings are so simple and have tiny little real gold decals on them. Check out her work on Facebook here
Betty is a beloved familiar face from the Makers Boutique markets and exhibitions. She makes beautiful handmade jewellery from found materials such as vintage buttons which she embroiders into some really intricate broaches, they’re really worth a look. I really love her tattoo inspired heart box frames as well. Check her out at her Etsy shop here
There are many more makers involved and as I said there will be a bit of a switcheroo every 6 weeks roughly so do pop down when there is a bit of a break in the rain or you could use it for shelter if you find yourself down that way!
So Happy Valentines Day and if you’re still looking for a card for your significant other and/or leave these things to the last minute and panic, not to worry! You still have just enough time to nip into the Fishing Quarter Gallery on this weekend and grab one of those babies. Might I recommend a cheeky little Hello Treacle which has been very popular this year or the one that makes me laugh is the Rickroll Card, gotta love a bit of the Astley!