Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Handmade Arcade 5 - This Weekend!!

This weekend join us outside the No Guts No Glory shop for a great selection of local music, Handmade Indie Arts, Lemonade and cupcakes! we'll be hanging out from 10 - 5.30 with friendly local makers in the best part of town.. here's a sneaky peek at some of the makers who'll be joining us this Saturday 4th August!

 Gemma from Autumn Jitters will be back again with her beautifully illustrated notebooks, prints and cards!

Louise who makes these amazing little Box-Tales - matchbox necklaces with room for collections and words inside!
Claire Close will be bringing her visions of local landscapes an illustrated interpretation of local landmarks - colorful cards and prints!

 Madeline Bunyan has been busy changing the destiny of glass bottles as well as creating new pieces - her beautiful and unique beads and jewellery can be picked up at Handmade Arcade!

 Sarah Blackmore makes characterful animals from recycled scraps, knitting and crochet some very unusual and unique animals! You'll find the work of the Whimsical Stripy Fox here on the day!

The Spirit Forge will be joining us with their hand-crafted wiccan goods!

And we'll also have badge making, homemade lemonade and music from a host of lovely locals,

See you there!

Hayley and Nath


Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Handmade Arcade 5!

The cultural corner representing all things Art and Indie is back this 4th August with a whole lotta good stuff!

We'll be feeling soulful and sultry with soaring summer tunes from Emily and the little V,  Jamie Gould, Rory Potts and McCoys Cafe barista Barney who'll all be setting a light summer mood on the terrace from 11am to 5pm. Whatever the weather we promise it'll be a warming experience :)

There will also be workshops from Bunyip Beads & Buttons and a whole host of neighborhood activities - including trawling the rails in the boutique vintage havens, drop in for a coffee and make a rad animal at MakeArt, or hunting for Comics at OMG - Fore Street and all it's charms will be waiting!

Saturday 4th August will also see a new addition to the usual McCoy's Arcade shops with the launch of Velveteen Clothes Emporium, the shop will be a complete surprise to all of us!

We'll be supping on No Guts No Glory's special Homemade Lemonade, eating locally sourced beautiful food from McCoys Cafe, sipping on Milkshakes from The Shaker Maker milkshake bar as well as getting stuck into a host of vegan cupcakes and homemade treats that'll be hanging around in the Arcade! 

As well as all of this we will also have a lovely bunch of selected artists, designers, makers and collectives showcasing and selling affordable art! Take a peek at what's on offer this month..

If you think you have things that would fit the Arcade and it's unique Handmade appeal then please do get in touch - T'would be lovely to hear from you...

This month will be pretty hands-on as we have nail illustrator and bike enthusiast Kay Stanley, The Painter&Decorator - who'll be  brightening nails with great pastel colours and sunny designs!

Heather Sturdey-Sherwood from Little Owl Crafts will have some brilliantly hand spun and dyed yarns!

We managed to tempt the gorgeous Emily - maker of Daisy Chain Headbands to come back with her tree of flowers and sing us a song while she's here :)

Charity based home grown project Common Goals will be once again selling their range of Organic hand screen-printed tees designed by punk rock bands with money from the sales going to charity! Just like all No Guts No Glory tees they're Screen-printed by Get a Grip whose studio runs entirely on renewable energy! That's pretty rad.

We'll also be joined by veteran Handmade Arcaders Benjamin Wright & the Plymouth Collective, including the brilliant Laura Jayne Weeks and her fox bandits, Ben Challen and a few other familiar faces!

The Sinister Edge of Whimsy (Helen Drever) will be bringing her intriguing hand painted and designed peg-doll characters!

More stalls to be announced in the next few days!

Enjoy the Sunshine :)


Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Handmade Arcade 4

This weekend the scizophrenic weather dominated and Summer washed away....as did roads, trees and hopes for people with planned celebrations and ceremonys on Saturday - Here in the undercover haven of McCoys Arcade - with the people who braved the stormy weather we hung out, rewarded with comfort in a teacup, vegan cupcakes, friendly faces and beautiful music as well as a great selection of locally made upcycled indie art and handmade treasures!
McCoys Arcade was a snug place to be on a very wet day! Here's some pictures we snapped of the day - special thanks to our guest photographer Joanna Marie Leytham...

Just in case you missed the Handmade Arcade banner outside .....

So many new things have arrived for the NGNG shop recently, that morning we got a delivery of No Guts No Glory logo tees and super soft & cosy dark heather Earth Positive Organic jumpers! Climate appropriate :)

Common Goals new Cut-Ups tee, all proceeds from the sale of this tee go to PAPYRUS UK - a charity  dedicated to the prevention of young suicide. All Common Goals Tees are available in the NGNG shop - come in and ask us about them :)

Gemma AKA Autumn Jitters, arrived laden with baskets of great prints and
really affordable notebooks - soon to be available in the NGNG shop!

Gemma also has an Etsy account where you can purchase her great prints if you missed them on the day, keep a look out for her at future Handmade Arcade Events!

          Elena Matos with pottery made from Unearthed Studio - this gorgeous little handcrafted blue pot was just £5!

Badgers Choice - Jon Franklin had a great selection of unique foraged badge shaped offerings

We were lucky to have the lovely and talented Emily from The Big V who is also maker of Daisy Chain Headbands... the perfect pick me up for grey days!

Emily and her brother Alex (guitar) played away our blues, with a great acoustic set - Emilys' voice filled the Arcade and their songs where the perfect accompaniment to the sound of rain on the Arcade roof.

Bee Watson has been turning waste into wanted once again, her up-cycled creations amazingly priced at £10!

Heartstitch who travelled from Plymouth in the drizzle! (thanks for coming guys) is the creator of these wonderful Foxs' made from up-cycled matierials... she also makes an amazing selection of Owls :) cushions, apples and more!

Madeline Bunyan is the maker of recycled jewellery pieces - she had some great bird beads, individually crafted in her home studio!

Jess John is a Cornwall based illustrator specialising in hand drawn and screenprinted work!

The wonderful Jeanette from Redhead's Vintage had a very packed stall full of handmade vintage inspired things you can find in her shop Kitsh-in-Sync based in Babbacombe!

Penny Dreadful had a decadent display of pendants, charms and unique upcycled jewellery!

Despite the rain people came on down to Fore Street and had a really nice time!.... Below is an example of Re-vintage upcycled Jewellery, some of which is available in the Arcade's new craft emporium, Good Golly Miss Molly... thanks for joining us Becs!

Matching sky coloured Macs made the day complete!

Common Goals tee's are now in the shop - as well of heaps more bits n bobs Nath and I have been collecting over the past few months!

Next month's handmade Arcade is on the 4th August! If you want to get involved please send me an email (handmadearcade@hotmail.co.uk)  :) Thanks to everyone who braved the weather systems and came to play..

See you next month if not before :)

Hayles xxx