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july

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july peg doll

half the year gone & the start of another busy month @&made!

 

in two weeks we have our next launch event @ manchester craft & design centre – you can follow this link & find more details here;

 

 http://www.craftanddesign.com/exhibitions/craftinghistory

 

along with my fellow tenants i am working on my exhibition piece which will be donated by &made for our charity auction in november.

 

but before that we aim to finish work on our new studio – no.21 – almost there now, complete two more commissions – already wip, plan & deliver a new workshop @ whitworth art gallery in three weeks, tweak our  plan for a tenant led workshop mc&dc in september, continue r&d on new work for the great northern contemporary craft fair in october – it’s nice to have a few surprises – & stay on top of stock levels for the shop!

i like to keep busy!

 

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July 1st, 2012 at 2:28 pm

new nest

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bird box

studio 21                                                               

it’s been a while…

& no excuses just been really busy moving into a new studio, no.21 at manchester craft & design centre – the aim being the same – just bigger!

&made is open now, it’s not quite finished but thanks to francis, all the hard work, we’re getting there. just think – next week we may even get a sunday off!

 

Written by andrea

June 18th, 2012 at 1:48 pm

thank you

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thank you

thank you

i think this will be my last post for 2011 – so i just want to wish all my lovely customers, stockists, exhibitors, suppliers, friends & my wonderful family a very merry christmas & a happy new year.


& thank you for all the support & encouragement you continue to give me at &made.


just as an after thought… i really think i should try harder with the &made blog – perhaps a new year revolution?


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December 22nd, 2011 at 6:26 pm

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best new maker award

best new maker award

Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair 2011

i had a fab time & a wonderful compliment at GNCCF in october this year when &made was awarded the ‘best new maker award – presented to me by angela mann, one of the fairs originators & organisers. this is genuinely one of my proudest, personal, moments as my endeavours in the past have always been joint ones & always part of a much bigger concern. ofcourse i couldn’t do any of this without all the support & efforts of francis too – he designed, transported, assembled & built the stand with the help of our son, danny. i did my impression of someone in a panic…

…i’m getting to be quite good at that too!

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November 5th, 2011 at 5:10 pm

chips with everything!

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this is a recent freelance job – costumier to two chips… 

 

work in progress

work in progress

 & an onion ring!

the brief was to supply one deep fried onion ring & wearing a chef’s toque, one sweet potato fry with butchers apron & one traditional chip wearing full chef’s whites.

everything went well until i tried to dress chef chip – he soon developed curvature of the spine & lost the will to live! i have to admit i did think food ads were fake but, believe me, this is real food wearing real costumes & i think the smallest scale work i’ve done so far.

& the finished ads - 

yes chef!

yes chef!

thanks must go to stevie dee @barrow model makers for offering me the work - i had such a lovely day with geoff, kate & vicki – i hope we get to repeat it sometime soon...

 

         

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May 28th, 2011 at 4:17 pm

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desirable residence

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home sweet home
home sweet home

&made has a new addition to the on line shop this week –

this des.res has been designed &made from wood & spray painted white -

perfect for a small diy project, or some customised art work !

 

  

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May 16th, 2011 at 5:59 pm

&made with a flourish

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flourish

 

 

& with a flourish

i was really happy when &made was invited to take part in the spring exhibition at arteria in lancaster but even happier to arrive at the gallery and see the lovely window display featuring so many of the &made products.

thank you jane !  

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May 14th, 2011 at 8:47 pm

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sunshine & strawberries !

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sunshine & strawberries

sunshine & strawberries

 strawberries & sunshine make a welcome return to &made. 

it really is a beautiful morning & the sunshine is a perfect accompaniment to these little handmade strawberry  pins - the felted leaf  & stem is like a jaunty cap - an elegant finishing touch !  

 

 

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April 9th, 2011 at 1:35 pm

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wet wednesday

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sugar rush

sugar rush

what better way to spend a wet wednesday than revisiting the whitworth art gallery?

we had a lovely morning ‘baking’ this batch of cupcakes with a group of ladies on their first visit to the whitworth. i was really impressed with the inventive decorations & colour combinations ! i really enjoy these workshops – it fulfills my childhood ambition; succeeding Valerie Singleton on Blue Peter !

thank you to ed watts for his invitation to cupcake heaven…

 

 

Written by andrea

April 9th, 2011 at 1:13 pm

product of the month !

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productofthemonthMARCH
doorstop cacti

 

manchester craft & design centre launch a new ’product of the month’ feature in march.

 

&made have been chosen to kick start spring with these tactile & colourful hand felted, knitted & recycled doorstop cacti available in a wide variety of terracotta pots.

 

& we always have a supply of our signature product – cacti pin cushions - in stock.

 

 

Written by andrea

March 12th, 2011 at 6:19 pm