Friday, 20 August 2010

This little piggy went to market...

The pig metaphor ends there! But yes, we're off to market with our first ever stall at Belfast's fantastic St George's Market this Sunday 22nd August...excited!!

The market is open from 10am - 4pm, with a wide range of stalls offering food, crafts, jewellery, antiques, plants & flowers - and now Arbee Cards yay!

Our stall will be brimming with a wide range of our handmade cards for all occasions, stationery, vintage cards & little one-off art pieces made from 1940s-1970s buttons, papers, magazine cuttings and haberdashery. Come, browse and say hello!

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

A Grand Day Out

We've been busy bees recently getting ready for the 2nd Annual Titanic Vintage Day Fair this Saturday, 14th August 2010 in Belfast's historic Titanic Pumphouse & Dock in the city's Titanic Quarter.

The fair will have lots of vintage stalls with all sorts of vintage goodies & beautiful things on sale, including Arbee vintage cards made from genuine vintage buttons, lace, papers, cuttings & haberdashery from 1940's - 1970's. We'll also have some exclusive one-off vintage art pieces and brand new card designs on sale that we've created especially for the day - so bring your pocket money!

In addition to the vintage stalls, there's tons of other things going on - classic & vintage car show, photography competition, kiddies' activities, tours of the Pumphouse & Dock and more.

It's on from 10am - 4pm and entry is free! For more info, go to

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Grooovy baby!

Regular followers of our blog & tweets will know how much I love trawling charity shops, vintage fairs, markets, eBay & beyond for vintage treasures to use for making new cards & stationery. My latest find put a great big grin on my face as soon as I saw it!

If you were a teenage girl in 1970's UK - or had a big sister - feast your eyes on this blast from the past!

It's full of all the heart throbs of the day - David Essex, David Cassidy & Marc Bolan, lots of seventies-chic fashion & make up tips, and unbelievably hilarious/too cute features on how to tell what a boy's really like from the way he sits! 

The next vintage collage-card making session is bound to keep us well-entertained! The cards, which are more like mini-works of art, will be available online in our Folksy & Etsy stores very soon.

In the meantime, here's some words of advice from Jackie for all shy girls everywhere in 1977:
'Go everywhere on roller skates, or better still, find a pogo stick or a pair of stilts. You'll get noticed - even if it does cost you a few bumps and bruises.'