Thursday, 25 March 2010


Due to work and family commitments there will be no Handmade Cambridge this year.

The organisers work on a purely voluntary basis and putting together a craft fair is a large undertaking and work and family commitments have had had to take precedence this year.

We have every hope and intention of holding a fair in Cambridge in 2011.

Friday, 4 December 2009

Gifts for... Her

Lazy Giraffe
One of a kind earrings for your one of a kind girl...

Beautiful bags and purses for all occasions

Colourful adornment for the young at heart

Poor Robin
Felt and Button fun for all colour addicts!
Jezebelle's Boutique
Tattoed Pyjamas

Thursday, 3 December 2009

Meet the Maker - Laura Watton

Tell us a little bit about you.
My name is Laura, I am 30 and live in Cambridge. I have lived in Cambridge for almost five years and feel very much at home here. I am very happy to be part of Handmade for their December show!

Have you always been crafty, or is it something that you've picked up more recently?
I have sewn for many years, and have drawn for as long as I can remember. An illustrator at heart, I like sewing and stitching mainly as a hobby, and for some of my products at Handmade i have been able to combine the two. Randomly, I do believe that my childhood interest in cross stitch led me onto my current career in online gaming as a pixel artist.

Have you been particularly influenced by any other artists or events?
I've read comics from Japan since my teens, but have always been interested in bold and bright comic book artwork, illustration and animation. I like Lowbrow art as much as my woodblock prints, so I have combined all my influences when making badges, canvas paintings, greetings cards, comics and bags to sell.

What other artists are you excited about seeing at Handm@de Cambridge?
Peeko Crochet looks super-cute, I squealed out loud when I saw the name of their little snail is "Monsieur Slow". A bit embarassing for me, but hey. And Trash Chic's aprons look like they are to die for!

What is your favourite piece?
I like the girls on my bags equally (so there is no fighting amongst the ranks!), though the girl who looks like she has been listening to too much Mötley Crüe is a possible contender for my favourite-throne!

Are there any specific pieces you fancy that will be at Handm@de Cambridge?
I really look forward to seeing what cute toys and jewellery there will be!

You can find out more about Laura and her work on her website

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Gifts for... Him

Timeless silver cufflinks inspired by the ubiquitous fish eye button.
Cute but deadly ninja assistants
All Fired Up
A dash of colour with Dicronic glass cufflinks
Bold and practical bag for toting about the essentials; books, laptop, you name it!

PaintBox Crafts
Reversible bronze pendant

Gifts for... The Home

Turned and Twisted
Tactile turned wood bowls

Emerald Frames
Beautiful frames made from reclaimed wood.

EmmieLou Studios
Fun button based art work

Inkling Prints
Stunning handprinted linen placemats
Eye catching cushions