Sunday, 13 December 2009

Thought I'd have a bit of a trip out into town, having done most of my christams shopping it was an opportunity to just to have a good mooch at some craft fairs in town. The ArtsMix at the Loft (Leeds Centre) was really nice, full of lots of handmade items such as jewelry, canvases, photography, and such as well as some knitted items, cosmetic and even graphic design. Pleb. is a design shop selling creative clothing and quirky items which is definitely worth a look sometime in nearby keighley, having spoke to the owner of the stall I found out the was a lot like myself, seemed more interesting in selling his made graphic design rather than creating design for someone else for a company which is what I would like to do. There was also some lovely illustration by Claire Cooper, and some other quirky gifts by Framedup and Big Tree Little Tree whom had some lovely potted creations.
I also popped into Paper Scissor Stone and asked about creating some cards to sell which I am going to get straight on with for Valentines day. Ive had a couple of ideas in mind which I want to produce but I'm gonna get on with christmas I think first before I start losing sleep.
The second craft fair was at Brudenell where Ian and Tim had set up their stall and were selling their postcards and other creative goodnesses. It was quite nice to see some of my work being sold and I even got a free pack, Chloe Galea was also selling some of her handmade cards on the same stall and Ian also had a couple of t-shirts of his awesome illustrations he had made during the summer. There was some more lovely illustration by Katie Rose Gill, TwoDucksDisco and ManyNiceThings I also ended up also buy a brooch from AmyPanda which was in the shape of a camera having spent money on my secret santa earlier I was running low on pennies so that was unfortunately the end of my trip. Unfortunately I have to sit down and do Enterprise & Innovation tonight. Boo.

1 comment:

  1. Nice post Carlos. I've nicked a photo of your's to put on my blog, linked to you!