Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Amy Hoddinott and Arella Baby @ The Nottingham Workshop Event

Amy Hoddinott - An Artist Preview

Amy is an Illustrator and Designer.  She loves creativity and using traditional media. She likes to seek out our individuality, which is what makes us all unique and this is encompassed magnificently in her designs. She currently works at the design studio 'Nutshell' and is free for commission based work. Amy's work consists of her gorgeous hand made plush owls, beautifully designed and created cards and lots more. Here are some images from her website of previous work, see Amy and more @ The Nottingham Workshop on Saturday 10th December.






Arella Baby- An Artist Preview

Arella Design will be showcasing their Arella-baby range at the Nottingham Workshop event, with beautiful handmade works, limited editions and items that cannot be found anywhere on the high street.
Arella Baby have a gorgeous range of quirky baby blankets and quilts, gorgeous vintage inspired shoes and lots of adorable baby accessories and clothing.  So if you have a baby shower to attend or are expecting a baby yourself, we hope you'll see something different and very unique for the new arrival.

If you like what you see, why not entrust your home decoration to Arella? They also offer an interior design service that echoes the quality and quirkiness of their clothing items. come on down and have a chat if you'd like to know more!

Here are some images of Arella Baby's work








 Scroll back for more artist previews, lots more coming soon! We've lots of fabulous stall holders confirmed, with some fantastic music from

Alexa Hawksworth and Martin Bentley

Adam Peter Smith

Louis Scott

Ali Bonsai

and more TBC!

The Nottingham Workshop Christmas Art and Design event
Saturday 10th December

In TWO parts!

11 - 5pm  daytime fair
7 - 10pm Night Market and Christmas Party

See you there!

**Live music and entertainment throughout**

**Goodie bags for the first 40 customers**

**Mulled wine and Mince Pies**

**The UnderGround Bakery**

**New Pop-up Shop Launch Party**

**Creative spaces for future creative projects available to hire**

and more!!

Saturday, 26 November 2011

Wood turning LIVE 
@ The Nottingham Workshop Christmas Art and Design Event

Glad turnings will be at this years event, with their equipment in full swing, hand making items LIVE at the event, for you to see exactly how much work goes into each gorgeous, handcrafted item...

Here are a few images to show the fantastic items that 
'Glad turnings' has to offer


Gifts by Genie

Also, attending this years event, is the amazing Georgina Cooley, with her fantastic range of hand made giftware, including brooches, bracelets, stationary, hair clips, head bands and lots lots more...


See these artists and LOTS MORE @
The Nottingham Workshop Art and Design Event 
Saturday 10th December

**first 40 customers receive goodie bag with treats from MollyQueen, The Workshop and the artists themselves**

**mulled wine and mince pies**

**the UnderGround Bakery**

**Pop up Shop Launch Party**

**Creative spaces available to rent for future projects**

11 - 5pm Daytime Craft Fair
7 - 10pm - Night Market and Christmas Party

The Nottingham Workshop
247 Noel Street, New Basford, Nottingham

Opposite the Climbing Centre (or the old swimming bath!)


 Scroll down for more featured artists!

Thursday, 24 November 2011

An Artistic Preview...

Some more sneaky peeks at a few of our fabulous artists.... Please scroll down to the last post for more artist previews, including a snippet of marvellous music 
from Adam Peter Smith...

Zalisander Contemporary Jewellery Design

Here are two pieces that show the intricacy involved in Zalisander's designs, and also the distinctive, contemporary style of her work.



Ruby Loves Flamingo's

Another debut craft fair goer, this talented lady has a wonderful selection of items including gorgeous, sumptuous scarves, hats and more with a selection of lovely, hand made crochet Christmas decorations. 




Rose's Handmade Clothing

An absolute seamstress genius, Rose is a one-woman business, run by the lovely Karen Marsh. She designs and makes everything herself in her home studio. Fabrics are specially selected and sourced from al around the world making each item unique and unusual. 

With a range of items from clothing and accessories to home-ware, here are a few images that show the quality of Rose's work. 



See these artists and LOTS MORE @
The Nottingham Workshop Art and Design Event 
Saturday 10th December

**first 40 customers receive goodie bag with treats from MollyQueen, The Workshop and the artists themselves**

**mulled wine and mince pies**

**the UnderGround Bakery**

**Pop up Shop Launch Party**

**Creative spaces available to rent for future projects**

11 - 5pm Daytime Craft Fair
7 - 10pm - Night Market and Christmas Party

The Nottingham Workshop
247 Noel Street, New Basford, Nottingham

Opposite the Climbing Centre (or the old swimming bath!)

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

An artist preview....or two!

Here's a sneak at some of our Artist's work:

Before you read on, here's a link to Adam Peter Smith's music page so that you can sample some of the beautiful live music that will be warming your ears at the event as you browse the wonderful workings of some of Nottingham's finest creative talent... 

Adam will be playing at 2pm in the main room.



Truly Hooked

Yes, a Cat modeling a Santa hat....
This is one of the fabulous crochet designs from 'Truly Hooked' who will be making their first ever Craft Fair appearance at the Nottingham Workshop Art and Design Event. With a wonderful selection of hats, scarves, mittens, buttoned collars and more, this stall will leave you feeling TRULY hooked on crochet.


The Butler's Wife

Beautifully hand crafted Christmas Decorations, with gorgeous intricate details and a range of beautiful designs and styles. The Butler's wife will be showcasing her work including decorations, wedding favours, cards and invitations, stationary, vintage buttons and photography.

Here's a sneaky peek at some of her work:


  


Gill Rippingale

A traditional artist specialising in visionary, spiritual and pagan work. Her style involves immense detail and a highly invocative imagination. Truly a fabulous talent, with an amazing eye for nature and beauty.






Look out for more artist previews, we have a fantastic range of artists with work ranging from jewellery and fabulous knitwear through to handmade tweed bags and wonderful handmade clothing.

See these artists and LOTS MORE @
The Nottingham Workshop Art and Design Event 
Saturday 10th December

**first 40 customers receive goodie bag with treats from MollyQueen, The Workshop and the artists themselves**

**mulled wine and mince pies**

**the UnderGround Bakery**

**Pop up Shop Launch Party**

**Creative spaces available to rent for future projects**

11 - 5pm Daytime Craft Fair
7 - 10pm - Night Market and Christmas Party

The Nottingham Workshop
247 Noel Street, New Basford, Nottingham
Opposite the Climbing Centre (or the old swimming bath!)

Monday, 21 November 2011

Nottingham Workshop Art and Design Event Saturday 10th December


Saturday 10th December @ The Nottingham Workshop
(opposite Noel Street Swimming Baths RIP)

This wonderful event will take place in TWO parts. 

A daytime Craft fair, art exhibition and celebration of creativity, with live music, entertainment, mulled wine and mince pies. Family Friendly.
11am - 5pm

The evening will then be an extension of the daytime, with more stalls, live music, mulled wine, mince pies and lots of Christmas Spirit. 
7pm - 10pm

**First 40 customers receive free goody bag**

**UnderGround Bakery Cafe**

**New 'Pop up' Shop launch party**

**Live music from some of Nottingham's finest local talent**

**Fantastic venue, with spaces available to rent 
for future creative productions**

Both events are free entry with LOTS to see and do. Please look out for other blog posts for what to expect on the day, with full artist breakdowns and images to come.

If you'd like to be involved please email themollyqueen@googlemail.com and we'll get back to you.
Dont forget to tell your friends to tell their friends...
(to tell their friends....etc)
See you all there! 

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

The Thought Box @ The Night Market

There are so many controversial topics we want to get started on but dont feel that we had enough input from you guys at the last market so...
its a Thought Box Repeat!

Here's the blurb from last time with some emphasis on the need for YOUR INPUT so we can write a blog post together, including lots of different opinions and voices in a purely discussional and only slightly biased round-up.

"In the middle of a bustling urban market, stands a box. An open box, surrounded by small pieces of brightly coloured paper. The box is full of scribbled notes, quotes, thoughts and sketches. Some lay piled on top of each other, some folded and standing to create emphasis. Other pieces lay around the box, blank, vacant and waiting for their message. Or atleast they will be tonight.... when the Thought Box appears at the Night Market to collect your voices."

If you'd like to be involved but cant make it on the day, email me at themollyqueen@googlemail.com with 'Thoughts' in the title and we'll make sure its included.

This month's topic:

"The World Vs Wall Street"

What are your thoughts? Please take a minute to make a note of your opinions and ideas, suggestions or quotes and enter them into the 'Thought Box' at the Marvellous Market on sunday. Look out for the featured blog post written by you next week!

-Occupy Wall Street? Why not occupy a Job?-

-You know thngs are messed up when librarians start marching-

-Wall street and corporations have corrupted the political process-

-Eer, Excuse me, this cubicle is occupied-

-Occupy Mordor (middle Earth) because one ring should not be allowed to rule them all-

-We stand with you in this struggle for real democracy. Together we can end the capture and corruption of our governments by corporate and wealthy elites, and hold our politicians accountable to serve the public interest. We are united, the time for change has come!-

-Occupy a venue, go to a gig and support local music

MQ

Coming soon.... Political Correctness, Feminism and a bit of a 'free for all'.

Monday, 14 November 2011

The Night Market, LadyFest and lots and lots of boxes...

One more sleep to go!

The Night Market is once again back, tomorrow evening, thats Tuesday the 15th, between 6pm and 10pm @ The Golden Fleece on Mansfield Road.

We've got a fabulous range of artists and crafters, here's a list for you:

Bonnie Creations - jewellery, photography, teddies and more.
Adam Willis - Paintings, prints and more.
Paul Gidley - prints, christmas cards and beautiful framed imagery.
Cara Amirah - The Henna Fairy, with gorgeous jewellery and giftware.
Carrington Holistic therapies - mini facials, manicures and more!
The UnderGround Bakery - Yummy yummy breads and stuff.
Eva and Kathe - Definate 'Craftists' - a combination of Art and Craft.
Mwanabibi Sikomo - African textiles, jewellery and more.
Noli Chocs - Gorgeous home-made chocolates from Chilli to Lime.
Mollyqueen Decoupage - Matchbox greetings cards, papercrafts and more.

Oooooh, and its Tapas Tuesday.....and the fleece sells mulled wine.......

And there are goody bags for the first 15 customers.....

See you there people!



Ladyfest
THIS SATURDAY!

MollyQueen will be hosting its very own Craft Fair at The Loft on Saturday, between 11 and 5pm as a part of the fantastic LadyFest celebrations.

There are some fantastic stallholders, ranging from cakes, tailored clothing and jewellery, through to owls, cards, textiles and more! Theres lots to see and remember, Ladyfest is a charity event!

For more on the day and the evenings festivities, scroll back through the blog for the featured post.

Support local business, women's charities and have a great day out! All for free during the day time and a mere £5 for the evening event, which gets you in to all 6 different venues! Fabulous!

**First 15 customers to the Craft Fair get a goody bag**


As for the boxes....

You heard it here first..... We're moving house! Yayyy! 

Sunday, 13 November 2011

The Sherwood Contemporary Craft Fair - A fabulous day!

What a fabulous day, So many talented crafters, makers and yummy spiced apple juice sellers. MollyQueen were in the same spot as last year, in the courtyard and were overwhelmed by the lovely warm reception from the lovely dwellers of sherwood. Well done to Rachel and Sophie for organising such a fabulous event, the one thing everyone kept asking was.... "when's the next one?" How about it guys?

We launched our new matchbox greeting cards yesterday, little personalised matchboxes with themed text for special occasions, including "Strictly Confidential, to be opened personally" and "My proposition is of the utmost importance.", Each matchbox comes with a miniature scroll so you can write your own personal message. 

Photo's coming soon! 

"In the Box"

In celebration of these little boxes of greetings, I've decided to start a new Community Art Project called 'In the box'. The idea is very simple really.... and quite a challenge. It involves finding 100 different items and fitting them into a standard sized match box. I have all ready started with mine! I'll be listing my items and posting photo's soon! 

This is an example I found online...
I particularly like the addition of the dead wasp....


Here's a few items all ready rattling around in mine:

1) A Jeera seed.
2) A Rosemary Leaf.
3) A Safety Pin.
4) The head of a toy farmer.
5) A Golden, foil love heart.
6) A Clove.
7) A Bay Leaf.
8) A Hair Pin.
9) A Filter Tip.




Get started on your own and email us your contents and we'll post them on here. Community art doesn't work without input from the community! ;)

If anyone manages to complete before The Night Market on Tuesday, they can have a matchbox greeting card of their choice for frreeeee!

xx MQ xx

Friday, 11 November 2011

Paul Gidley @ The Night Market - Tuesday 15th November

Here's another preview at the work of one of the artists in attendance @ The Night Market on Tuesday 15th November

The fleece will be swarming with artists and amazing crafts between 6 - 10pm

Live music from John Marriott and Louis Scott

Gorgeous breads and more from The UnderGround Bakery

Tapas Tuesday menu from The Golden Fleece Kitchen

**Treat bags for the first 15 customers**

And lots more! 

Here's a sneaky peek at some of Paul's artwork:







Dont miss out! There's a fabulous range of work at this month's Night Market, scroll back through the blog to see how the last one went.

See you there!

Carrington Beauty and Holistics @ The Night Market Tuesday 15th November

In a private area of the Golden Fleece, sit back, relax and enjoy some pampering...

Welcome to Carrington Beauty and Holistics, Mobile Therapies......

Our exquisite collection of treatments for both women and the men in their lives is designed to ease the stress of everyday life and exceed your expectations of modern day skincare, using 100% Organic, high performance aromatherapy and skincare products by Ellapure.

Each treatment is customized to your own personal needs and is delivered in the comfort, privacy and convenience of your own home or workplace.

Tell the world to wait a while and embark on a blissful journey of relaxation and rejuvenation. 


Treatments: All Treatments will be £7.00 at events....


Mini Manicure
Our hands are constantly exposed to damaging elements, particularly during winter months and in turn can show your age as they lose elasticity if you do not moisturise them regularly. Why not try a rejeuvenating Mini Manicure with Power Berry oils to treat the nails and cuticles and a luxury Frankincense, Geranium & Jasmine hand cream to treat the skin. This treatment is finished with a nail paint in the colour of your choice or the nails can be buffed to a natural shine finish.


Express Aromatic Facial

Treat yourself to a wonderfully relaxing aromatic facial treatment usingEllapure 100% organic skincare products which are suitable for even the most sensitive and unhappy skins.

Our facial begins by cleansing the skin, removing surface debris, dead skin cells, grease and make up. Our facial scrub further helps to remove the surface layer of dead cells which can dull the complexion and block pores preventing skin from breathing.

Following an aromatic facial massage using a blend of essential oils, we continue the treatment by moisturising your skin using our 
fabulous carrot moisturiser - the most important part of any skincare routine, preventing premature aging of the skin and protecting the skin from absorbing dirt, grime and fumes from the atmosphere. 

Finally our Aloe Vera gel is applied to the eye area which works on contact to restore elasticity and diminishes the appearance of fine lines and puffiness. The antioxidant properties of Aloe Vera helps to minimize the look of dark circles and “bags” resulting in a bright and uplifted appearance.



Aromatic Acupressure Face and Scalp Massage - For those of you who do not wish to remove your make-up!

You can still experience the relaxing benefits of our express facial with anAromatic, Acupressure Face and Scalp Massage without having to remove your make up. This treatment involves fingertip pressure to all areas of the face, encouraging an increase in circulation, elimination of toxins and will help to relieve congestion to nasal and sinus passages. A small amount of our powerful essential oils will further aid relaxation.

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Something to do on Saturday!

 Well, I dont know about you but this is where we will be this Saturday! Come and say hello and have a browse. Dont miss out, 'The Place' will be full to the brim with the finest artistic and crafty talent. We'll be freezing our socks off outside so feel free to bring us coffee and cuddles...



Coming soon... more info about our fabulous Night Market Artists and some images of their work!

Check back later...!

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Mini Artist Breakdown of those @ The Night Market Tuesday 15th

Here's a sneaky peek at some of the work to be on sale at The Night Market on the 15th November...


Adam Willis

A keen illustrator, painter and more, Adam is a general creative genius who spends his time sketching the people around him, creating characters, cities and worlds from his imagination and splashing around in
vivid colour and emotion.


Bonnie Creations

We also have the wonderful Bonnie Creations with her amazing creations, from HAND MADE teddies completely customised, with material choices, clothing and other personalisations as well as record bowls (recycled from old lp's), gorgeous jewellery and lots more.

A fabulous range of stuff, be sure to visit

Cara Amirah

MollyQueen's favourite Henna Fairy, Cara Amirah hosts a whole range of fabulous jewellery, trinkets and more as well as offering a whole range of henna tattoos which she also sprinkles in your favourite colour of glitter so it can look pretty while it dries! The most precise and decorative henna tattoo you'll ever have, at very reasonable prices. Visit www.kuchitree.com for more info

The UnderGround Bakery will of course be there to tempt your tastebuds and treat your tongue, as well as Mollyqueen Decoupage displaying their decoupaged and papercrafted wares.

More artist previews coming!

***Dont forget, treat bags for the first 15 customers so get there quick***

***Live Music from John Marriott and Louis Scott with more TBC***

***Tapas Tuesday Menu from the Golden Fleece***

***Mulled wine and winter warmers***

See you THERE!
6 - 10pm (though the bar wont close til 12)
Tuesday 15th November
@ The Golden Fleece
Mansfield Road, Nottingham




Monday, 7 November 2011

Yesterday was.... MARVELLOUS!

What a fantastic day we had yesterday, huge thankyou's to everyone who came. The stalls looked fabulous, the sun shone, the children behaved and most of all, the music, food and atmosphere was splendid (if a bit quiet, I blame the bonfire night hangover...)
 
Please see the previous post for the winners of the 'Santa's Letter' competition... the Thought Box round-up will be coming soon!
 
We are very busy booking up for our upcoming events at the moment, if you would like to be involved in any and havent yet received our mailing list (the forms are attached) please email themollyqueen@googlemail.com and we'll add you to the list.
 
There are still a few spaces for
 
The Night Market
Tuesday 15th November @
The Golden Fleece
Mansfield Road, Nottingham
6 - 10pm
 
The Next Marvellous Market is:
Saturday 10th December @ The Nottingham Workshop
(opposite Noel Street Swimming Baths RIP)

This wonderful event will take place in TWO parts.

A daytime Craft fair, art exhibition and celebration of creativity, with live music, entertainment, mulled wine and mince pies. Family Friendly.
11am - 5pm

The evening will then be an extension of the daytime, with more stalls, live music, mulled wine, mince pies and lots of Christmas Spirit.
7pm - 10pm

**First 40 customers receive free goody bag**

**UnderGround Bakery Cafe**

**New 'Pop up' Shop launch party**

**Live music from some of Nottingham's finest local talent**

**Fantastic venue, with spaces available to rent
for future creative productions**

Both events are free entry with LOTS to see and do. Please look out for other blog posts for what to expect on the day, with full artist breakdowns and images to come.

If you'd like to be involved please email themollyqueen@googlemail.com and we'll get back to you.
Dont forget to tell your friends to tell their friends...
(to tell their friends....etc)
See you all there!
 
Dates for your diary:
 
*The Night Market - Tuesday 15th November
Live music from Louis Scott and John Marriott
6 - 10pm
 
Ladyfest Craft Fair - Saturday 19th November
The Loft, Mansfield Road, Nottingham
11 - 5pm
 
*The Nottingham Workshop Christmas Arts event
Saturday 10th December - Day + Evening
The Workshop, 247 Noel Street
/ 11 - 5pm / 7 - 10pm /
 
*The Marvellously Merry and Fabulously Festive Christmas Market
@ Federation House, Claremont Road, Carrington
Sunday 18th December
11 - 5pm
 
*The Christmas Night Market
@ The Golden Fleece
Tuesday 20th December
6 - 10pm
 
Events with * are still open to applications.
Remember, payments MUST be made in advance to secure your place.

Santa's Special Postbox - The winners!

Santa's special post box had a warm reception at yesterday's market, with lots of good little boys and girls writing to Santa asking for all sorts (and I mean ALL SORTS) of gifts for Crimbo..

Here's a selection of our favourites. The winner will be announced shortly with prizes available at the next market. There'll be a prize for humour, cuteness and anything else that makes santa giggle...

"Dear Santa,
Please can I have a big present of Love and happiness for Christmas
Rachel x"

"Dear Santa,
I have been a very good person all year long, it would make me very happy to receive a few gifts for christmas. I would be happy to just get one of the following:
1) a cake filled with smiles
2) a smile for a while
3) a mile of smiles
Lots of love
Lucy"

"Santa Baby,
Oh Santa,
You're so sexy.
All I want for Christmas is a kiss from you... x"

"Dear Santa,
For Christmas I wish to hear my own voice.
Bonnie x"

"Dear Santa,
Please may I have some more brio, a castle, sweeties, chocolate, duplo, (toy story duplo) iron man dvd, games, football goal and ball. I'm being a good boy for mummy and daddy.
Love Louy (age 3)"

"Dear Santa
A life size barbie
love scarlett
xxxxxxx"

"Dear Santa
I am writing to you to ask for a wonderful present for Christmas. I have been a very good girl all year! (really!) so if you  please, could I have an amazing venue for the UnderGround Restaurant and Mollyqueen events along with a Kenwood Mixer.
Ta
x Beth x"

"Dear Santa,
Having now got my 2 front teeth - although they are a bit long now- what I would really like for Christmas is a long, slow sleigh ride, lit by a silvery moon with a man of age, wisdom and a popular personality. Someone with warmth, generosity and a good work/life balance. Failing that, chocs, wine and a sprinkling of delusion/illusion will suffice.
Have a good one and dont work too hard or forget anyone!
Love Jan x"

"Dear Santa,
I will leave it up to you... Please may i have something FABULOUS.
Love from Martin x"

"Dear Santa
World Peas Please!
Peas are the most joyful and surprising vegetables - they snuggle in their pod until it is time to go 'pop' then enliven the dullest meal with green vibes. Whats not to love? bring on world peas...
xx Alison"

"Dear Santa
I would love you to ask the universe on my behalf to find me and steve a B and B!"

And the winners are:

Cara Flynn for this entry, what beautiful writing you have, and how very humble and modest a request, my list was four pages long...! look out for your prize at the next marvellous market, on the18th December (unless mummy wants to pick it up at the Night Market?)

"Dear Santa
I would like a pink teddy and a little toy
Cara"

And this one cause it made us giggle:

"Dear Mr Claus (Santa)
I would like for xmas a big car with a machine gun on top to kill the bad men.
Will (aged 29 3/4)"

William, Look out for your prize at the next Marvellous market/Night market xx