9 December 2009
18 November 2009
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!
Posted by Emma Bearman at 9:14 am
30 October 2009
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
7 October 2009
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
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!
Posted by Emma Bearman at 4:51 pm
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.
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.