Monday, 4 March 2013

The Handmade Arcade community is back!

A brilliant day was had at this months Handmade Arcade! We welcomed some very talented people from the area with creative ideas up their sleeves, carrying creations carved from their very own hands - people with the motivation to get up on a cold and blustery March morning and share their wares with the supportive community.
We had some brilliant music this month from local musicians who make the atmosphere so merry and welcoming, doing so for a piece of homemade cake and a cup of tea! All for the joy of playing music and celebrating this diverse community! Offering something different - a playful approach to a life of make and do! We really appreciate you guys coming down and giving up your Saturday's to come play with us! Thanks to Two Furious Guitars, Jonathan from The Skull Kids, Rosie Eade Folk Pixie, Jonny Found a Raygun, Will Odgers from Count to Fire for a brilliant day of music! 

Thanks to all of you who came down to browse and snap up a unique piece of Devon on your Saturday travels - we really enjoyed seeing you all and meeting some new faces!

If you would like to take part in the next Handmade Arcade please get in touch with us at handmade, send us some snaps please take the time to read the information for traders on this blog - we'd love to hear from you!
Likewise for musicians - get in touch and come and share your merry tunes with us!

We took a few snapshots of a day in the life of Handmade Arcade...

 Well life and death go hand in hand right? Here are a few remains Barry John has found/made. His skulls are esquisite, he is available for comissions too and writes a rather interesting blog...

Babes In The Wood came with a really awesome range of  handmade, self designed and stitched; hats,  beautiful tops and some little handmade worry dolls in pouches...

Good Golly Miss Molly's Claire Jillings and her daughter India, who made a great mask at the Picturehouse beore heading up for a browse at Handmade Arcade!

 Common Goals organic tees - NGNG's sister project! Who by combining art, music, tees and community, support local charity's through the sale of t-shirts! Keep an eye on the facebook for a new design by The Xcerts!

Jack from Common Goals - realising what life would look like if he was a little bit shorter..

 We love Gingerface - maker of amazing tapers and jewellery - we saw some great new things from her   - it would seem her jewellery is growing eyes and a steampunk influence..

 Ah! The beautiful McCoys Arcade full of colour and life!

Heather Sturdy-Sherwood from Little Owl Crafts came to spin us a tale! She'll be back again soon with her beautiful hand spun and dyed wool!

Global Indigo - a non profit organisation with such a unique collection of work from small communities and co-op's, ethically sourced shopping to support people who live in poverty!

 Jonny found a raygun, making things merry!

 Delightful sounds of Jonathan from The Skull Kids! Hopefully he'll be back again soon :)

Thanks to Exeter Local Records for helping with the music, and for coming down with the Exeter Local Records Distro!

Madeline Bunyan's new Hares in Squares and Foxes in Boxes were adored by many! as well as her beautiful handmade glass beads!

Tom (Exeter Local Records) was even offered a whole hand for one of his records on sale! Oh my!

 Madeline chatting with some friendly looking faces!

 Enjoying the musical sounds with a nice cup of coffee!

The beautiful Rosie Eade Folk Pixie came back to play!

Ruvina's gorgeous and unique hand made brooches!

We always enjoy seeing knitting guerrilla Lisa from The Knitting Tent - she always has an abundance of cosy knitted things and a warm smile to match! Keep an eye out around Exeter for her guerrilla knitting - you never know where it may turn up!

If you see anything on this blog that you'd like to get your paws on but can't - please just send us an email or follow links on artists names and we can make it happen! :)

Really looking forward to the next Handmade Arcade on Saturday 6th April! It's Handmade Arcade's 1st Birthday! WOW!

See you there!

Hayles and Nath 

No Guts No Glory

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