9 December 2009

On sale at a place near you!

If you were unable to join us at the launch but absolutely must get your hands on a calendar, fear not!
You can NOW BUY IT ONLINE by clicking here
Current stockists (more to follow)

Armley Mills Industrial Museum
Skeltons Butchers Armley Town Street
Impressions Gallery Bradford
Armley Forum next Tuesday
The object of beauty is limited edition, A3, hand screen printed covers and a gem! All funds raise support a wee caravan of creativity to do wonderful make/bake/grow activities year with young people year round (in association with I Love West Leeds Festival
It retails at £7.00 for one, or £20 for 4 and then £5.00 after.
We aren't just saying it, it really is delightful, hats off to the Leeds Met Graphic Design students who toiled over the design and thanks to our kind supporters for helping fund the production.
So don't fret any longer, all your Christmas presents are now sorted!

18 November 2009

Calendar Launch

4th December 5.30pm - 7.00pm
Armley Mills Industrial Museum

Dearest website visitor!

You are most cordially invited to the launch party of a wonderful calendar, the 2010 Make Bake and Grow Calendar!

This object of beauty is A3, has hand screen printed covers and has goodies to pull out inside!

In the spirit of 'make, bake and grow' we ask you to indulge us, and our appetites for quirkiness and bring something along for all to enjoy that you have either made, baked or grown! (don't worry if you can't!)

The funds this year from sales of the calendar will be fueling 'Trundle' the caravan of creativity... more of that on the 4th December

If you are unable to join in the fun, but NEED a calendar, not just for you but for friends, family, pets etc fear not we will be emailing with a list of venues to purchase it from!

30 October 2009

Work starts in earnest on the calendar

Have we said just how lucky we are that we have the fantastic students from Leeds Met Graphic Arts third year course working on our calendar this year?
We are really really lucky!
We're not going to give too much away at this stage, but we think they are producing a true work of beauty!

11 October 2009

Briggate - all female morris dancers

7 October 2009

Everyone's a winner!

Even Alan Bennett, born and brought up for a short while in Armley. Imagine one day being immortalised in cake by John Ford! What more could you ask for?

We had a superb sunny day, and lots of rather wonderful cakes! Including Katie from influential food blog Leeds Grub. Thank goodness she was able to change her work shift over, as not only did she enter a cake into the Cookie Cake Pie category (it was a deserving runner up to the White Chocolate and Ginger baked Cheese cake by Sarah Howells of Armley) She also entered a huge oversized crunchie bar into the Pimp my cake. And won! (there really was no contest!)

The judges laboured long and hard, poor dears over the delicious and strange cakes entered. Luckily they did not have to decide the overall winner as our 'Golden Conker' discoverer Douglas Tiffany, got to pick! Being only four years he choose four year old Chloe Stansfield's cupcakes, earning her a hamper, a cook book and a goodie bag!

2 October 2009

A reminder about what to do to enter the competition

This is what you can enter on the 4th October - if you are entering please do arrive for 11am registration

Cakes: Enter your yummy cakes - prizes for: Young Uns, Dream Teens, Grown Ups, Cookie Cake Pie (based on taste and appearance)
Or enter your extravagant but distinctly cardboard tasting cakes into Weird and Wonderful (thing buildings, parks, things) or Pimp my cake - huge jammie dodgers, rolos etc

Home Brew: Cordial, Ale, or Wine or all!

Craft: Pinnies, Teacosies or Anything goes. Pimp my spoon activity for kids on the day

Fruit and Veg art: be a loon with a lychee, make a micro sculpture out of a raddish, carve a cucumber you get the idea!

Pickles and Preserves: Enter your prize effort, please no toe nail clippings or anything too grotty!

On the day there will also be entertainments! Morris Dancing from Briggate all female troop, Mik Artistik, Face Paining, hunt the golden conker, and ofcouse the event would not be the one we all know and love if there was not the pile up at the end when the cakes have been judged and prizes awarded!

£1 per person or £3.00 for a family ticket (2 adults and 4 kids) all proceeds on the gate go to Armley Common Right Trust the people who keep the park free of dog poo & nice and tidy!

And finally this year we will be producing a charity calendar again to raise funds for a creative Make Bake and Grow calendar to link up with the I Love West Leeds Festival. It will tour schools and community groups with a quirky way to get people get their hands dirty!

Hope the gazeboos don't blow away Sunday!

Stallholder Profiles Part 7: Design by Charlotte

Design by Charlotte is the creative studio of Charlotte Webb, a Leeds based Graphic Designer with a passion for cards & crafts. Charlotte will be selling her range of screen-printed Christmas cards this Sunday at Make Bake and Grow, it may seem a bit early to be thinking about all things Christmas, but here's a chance to get organised and pick yourself up some lovely hand crafted cards...way ahead of schedule! For all those finding the idea of Christmas a bit scary, other ranges of cards will also be available. Visit the Design by Charlotte website here.

Stallholder Profiles Part 6: Mrs Sew-and-Sew

As well as tempting us with her vintage fabrics, buttons and notions Mrs Sew-and-Sew will be sharing her make do and mend tips on patching and darning to help your clothes and linens last a little bit longer.

Stallholder Profiles Part 5: Naomi Parker

Naomi Parker has been making bright and funky fabric bunting using offcuts from costumes and recycling  textiles that have FINALLY outlived their usefulness! Shabby chic with a theatrical twist!