I'm feeling just a teeny bit smug to be writing this blog post rounding up 2014 as it's only the
*Yes it took me THREE days to write this post. This is why I fail at blogging.
|As soon as last Christmas was over we were straight on to full on wedding planning and prep mode ready for May. We sort of punished ourselves a bit by deciding to do sooo many things ourselves (we were drowning in pompoms by the time May actually came around..) We screenprinted these double sided mini tote bags (above) which were our wedding favours, these then had little bear gocco prints which we printed inside (below) badges which we designed and made ourselves (below again) and lots of sweets.|
We decided to screenprint our own wedding invites which started off being quite straight forward at first but somehow ended up being a 5 colour print run. We had lots of fun doing them, particularly the RSVP part! (see above)
For quite a few months are flat was covered in glitter, pompoms and all sorts of strange decorations!
I commissioned the wonderful Kate of Oh Someday to make these bracelets for me and both of my bridesmaids with the phrase 'What Would Beyoncé Do?' - I gave them as gifts to Rose and Anna for being such awesome bridesmaids and for keeping me (marginally) sane! I love mine so much and wear it most days.
|We also commissioned the brilliant Miss Cake (another BTNETSY talent!) to make us a whole host of wacky cake toppers. I love these hearts she made for cupcakes which we then googly eyed!|
|PICK ME UP! If you haven't heard of Pick me Up before where have you beeeen? It's the huge once a year contemporary graphic art fair which takes place at Somerset House. This year I was sad that I didn't do my usual BUMPER blog post about it (it was getting VERY close to wedding time) but to be honest my photos were a bit naff anyhow. You can peruse my blog post about Pick Me Up 2013 here and 2012 here. My ultimate fave from 2014 was Jessica Das and her 'Cat Island' part of which is in the above montage, bottom right.|
|We participated and helped to organised the Brighton Etsy 'Craftivists' event which had loads of awesome team members 'live crafting' in the window of Super+Super. We created this little gocco print!|
|In 2014 we also launched badges which went down very well online and even better at Christmas markets. We've got LOADS of fun new designs in the pipeline too...|
|May meant it was Artist's Open Houses time again and we were super lucky to be invited back to AT Open House which was full of amazing designer makers as usual (if you haven't checked out this house before it's INCREDIBLE! Make it a must-see this year!) Our fave from the house in 2014 was Teresa Stewart-Goodman (top right) with her cute and sometimes naughty paintings and cutouts.|
|The Brighton Etsy Team held their second Craft Party! LOADS of people came and helped to craft some bunting flags, played some games and used the AMAZING photobooth courtesy of Big Booth Boutique. We also designed and screenprinted 100 goodie bags see above) for all the attendees!|
|We exhibited once again with Maker's Boutique in the Fishing Quarter Gallery on Brighton Seafront and had a lovely day manning the gallery in the summer sun.|
|The Brighton Etsy Team had a pop up market stall at Glug Brighton, showcasing a whole bunch of awesome talents from the team. It was a lot of fun!! (see some of the fun below)|
We released new designs!!! Our Totem Pole, Ship Faced and Ta Da! designs all became very popular :o)
We designed the 5 of Spades in the Brighton Artists Playing Cards which was a really fun and exciting project to be involved with!
We did LOTS of design work for the Brighton Etsy Team! Here's just a few examples...
|Our Ta Da! T-shirt (and Jam's face..) was featured in Inside Magazine!|
|Market season arrived and first up was the FIRST ever Brighton Etsy Market at The Open Market. We had lots of fun!! Here's Jam and Jacques hard at work...|
|We returned to Renegade Craft Fair for the third year running! It was AWESOME as always.|
|Craftaganza was also amazing! Lots of Ship Faced tees went off to new homes and one couple bought FIVE screenprints for their bedroom :o)|
|LAST market of the season was at Street Diner's Christmas event alongside the amazing BEST and Delicious Industries. There was yummy food involved!!|