Saturday, 6 November 2010

Rockin Jewels for Rockin Gals

We caught up with the super talented Clare Dutton to chat about her handmade jewellery and accessories range Dolly Cool.

EYC: What is Dolly Cool all about?
Clare: Dolly Cool is inspired by my love of Rockabilly, Tattoos and the 50's and was created as I wanted to make affordable yet cool jewellery and accessories for people like myself.

EYC: We love that your jewels and accessories have an the edge on others working in the same field as yourself, tell us about it.
Clare: I hand make and finish each and every one of my products personally. Everything on the Dolly Cool website is unique and original, is not mass produced and is made with care by me.
Unlike a lot of other companies selling this type of product, I don't 'buy in' things to sell on, I make it all myself. I like to think that this is my Unique Selling Point in a very heavily saturated market.

EYC: So, not only do you make amazing one of a kind jewellery but you have your fingers in other pies too!?
Clare: As well as jewellery, I also own a professional embroidery machine, for which I design and make the embroideries myself. This has progressed to a small clothing line, which I sell exclusively at shows at present, and some pieces on ebay."

Dolly Cool can be found at various art and craft events boutiques and online stores, so there's no excuse not to grab yourself some gifts for Christmas. One for your friend, two for yourself!

Dolly Cool Jewellery

In*The*Pink Jewellery

To find out more about Clare, her rockin' jewels and what she gets up to visit her blog:

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Illustrators Newspaper from HYC

Pretty nifty newspaper from the guys at Hello You Creatives, filled to the brim with illustrators! I spy a little Tommy on page 3!

Monday, 25 October 2010

Cheap social uploading network platform group

We've been getting some really amazing work uploaded to the network platform recently but one of our favourites is Jack Gilliland, check out his Flickr and blogspot

Friday, 1 October 2010

Free For Arts Festival 2010

yes yes y'all! manchester free for arts festival 2010 starts today all over manchester and for the next 8 days. we're in the free for all at picadilly place tonight 6-8 and the ddd mcr and toy shop also sound like some fun ones opening tonight so if you're about in manch between now and next friday check something out, full listings (a bit more legible) at:


Saturday, 25 September 2010

Creative Control at Baltimore Book Fair

If you're in Baltimore head on down to the Creative Control independent art publications exhibition at Mt. Vernon Place where we have a selection of Cheap Zine on show as well as all of Tommy Eugene Higson's solo zines!! and don't forget to check out the rest of the Baltimore Book Festival!! (tell us how it is, we're slightly geographically challenged being in England and all..)

Monday, 20 September 2010

An exhibition of Tommy and Nikkis colouring ins
The Deaf Institute, Just off Oxford Road,
Preview: Monday 20th October 6-9pm
Runs for 2 whole months!

Friday, 20 August 2010

We will be at the artists Fair at Bar Up

BAR UP Artist Fair
5 Union Cross Yard, Halifax, HX1 1TS
Saturday 4th September 2010, 12-5pm
Free entry

Original Art works for sale including Paintings, Sculpture, Photography, Sketches and Jewelery. Bring your comrades and enjoy the Friendly Atmosphere of one of Halifax's hidden Gems!

Also featuring work from:

Tania Duncan

Faye Scott Farrington

Lucy Morrison

Pipo Handmade Paper based craft

Lauren C. Waterworth

Sunday, 15 August 2010

leeds alternative comics fair

The first Leeds Alternative Comics Fair will be held at A Nation of Shopkeepers, Leeds on Saturday 18th Sept 2010, from 12-6pm. We will be selling Cheap as well as a few treats from Tommys zine collection!

Thursday, 29 July 2010

Hello You Creatives are looking for illustrators!

"Hello You Creatives" are working on a newspaper project that is going to go out to a heap of agencies around England that use illustrators or represent them and are looking for submissions.
The deadline they need to meet in order to get print is Friday 6th August. Pretty soon I know, so theres no room for dilly dallying!

It is going to be printed in black and white so they can afford to get plenty made up, then if it's successful can get some of these agencies on board with funding see about taking it up a notch next time around.

The image can be no bigger than A4,  black and white, 300dpi and in TIFF, Hi-res jpeg or Photoshop EPS.

Send all submission to

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

fold-up drawings gallery

remember those drawings that you did when you were a kid when you folded a piece of paper up and drew a head then someone else did the body then someone else the head?

well we wanna make an online gallery with loads of them, put up as many of them as you want and we'll put up a page on our website to stream them from:

head over here to join:

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Bradford Zine Fair 2010

I know we already mentioned it but here's the poster for a bit more info.

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Three New Zines Available and Bradford Zine Fair 2010

We are pleased to announce we have three brand new zines available in the online store from Tommy Eugene Higson; My Name Is Casanova, Me Versus and I'm A Little Bit Scared Of What Comes After. Head over to grab one:

Also we're happy to inform you we will be at Bradford Zine Fair this Sunday from 12-5 at the Impressions Gallery with all these new zines, tees and maybe a new Cheap? Who knows, not me.

Monday, 3 May 2010

Eat Your Crayons Artists' Tees Shop Now Open!!

Nikki Marie Jackson - I Wish I Could Find Shoes In My Size
Nikki Marie Jackson - Mine's Bigger Than Yours
Tommy Eugene Higson - my lips are sealed

Eat Your Crayons tees are limited edition run arists' t-shirts. All our t-shirts are screen-printed on high quality 100% cotton Gildan Ultra tees in a run of 30. Each t-shirt comes with a numbered, handwritten thank you and unique doodle. After 30 these tees will never be available again.

eat your crayons web:
Nikki Marie Jackson flickr:
Tommy Eugene Higson blog:

Thursday, 29 April 2010

Nicola Rowlands amazing give away!

Nicola Rowlands is having a bit of an amazing give away. She is running the Great North Run on May 16 and everyone who sponsors her gets a cool desktop wallpaper tile designed especially for the event AND! each sponsor also gets you entered into a draw to win one of her amazing illustrations as an a3 print!

Nicola will also be at our fair this Sunday so you could always come down and see if you could sway the draw!

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Stall holder for Cheap Affair at Sounds From The Other City festival

Gareth Cairns says, “My work is a celebration of the icons of popular culture, and the way in which they are irreversibly woven into our everyday lives, memories and shared experience of life. I like to create colourful and lively images in order to celebrate and pay homage to these icons.

On the day I'll be selling original paintings (acrylic) in a variety of sizes and price ranges. I'll also be raffling off one piece of artwork, which will go to one lucky winner. I'll be selling small photographs/ prints/ postcards of my work too.”

Clothing with a Conscience is based in Afflecks Palace selling fair trade, handmade and vintage women's fashion.


Caroline Coates will be selling a mixture of contemporary illustration canvas, prints and cards and quirky bits of craft. 


Eat Your Crayons (Nikki Marie Jackson and Tommy Eugene Higson) design, make and sell things. This will be the launch of their new and exciting project EYC and they will have plenty of attractive t-shirts for sale as well as some pretty damn lovely illustrated goodies! 



Julia Farnsworth sells only ethically produced organic and natural skin care, perfume and soaps, small UK companies manufacture most of which.


Frock Around The Clock is an exciting new venture, featuring an eclectic mix of hot new talent.
We believe all design should be seen – especially when it looks this good!
Browse our rails for a collection of handmade clothing, vintage treasures, band tees, jewellery from around the world, home ware, stationery, and a bit of everything else thrown in for good measure!

Please spread the word about Frock, and we hope you enjoy it as much as we do..

Frock Around The Clock was founded by Emma, passionate about vintage fashion and new design talent. Currently living in rainy Manchester.


Dawn Guest will be selling hand made cards and unique baking kits for both children and adults.

Hussaindeyn are an artistic duo from Manchester who dabble in everything from fashion to conceptual art, currently based in New York and Manchester Hussaindeyn continue to work transatlantically currently focusing on a new t-shirt range as well as new photography work. On the day we will be selling Handmade and recycled vintage fashion items and jewellery, also prints and drawings.


Jeny and Amber like avant garde fashion, creativity, making a mess (or so our parents tell us), making clothes, customizing stuff, re making old garments into lovely treasure, newspaper and its recycling ... our bags!, re cycling cardboard to make 3d shapes, shiny things, photographs, sequins, singing, dancing, drawing, pop ups, painting, fairy lights.

Emma Kelly and Hannah Fray are both Studio Managers at The Bluecoat Printmakers in Liverpool and Hot Bed Press Printmakers Salford. Collaborating on several projects and offering skill-swapping sessions to printmakers of all levels in the North West region.

Emma has spent the past year backpacking around the world. Experiencing an unparalleled sense of freedom, meeting people from all over, seeing wonders of the world and experiencing first hand the varied cultures of the world. She will be presenting the journey through her prints and love of artist books.

Hannah combines printmaking and the craft of cutting and manipulating prints, using prints as a base to layer, stitch and cut up allows them to adopt a 2d and 3d quality. Hannah's work intersects the categorisation of art and craft.


Nayna Lad has always been interested in the human form, which is clearly depicted in many of her paintings. The work attempts to create movement and emotions through an expressive and abstract technique. Her work has gone through circles of change that has occurred to assist me to develop a particular style that she feels confident and comfortable working with.


Kirsty Latham is a portrait artist and a knitter. On her stall there will be hand-made knitwear, posters and mounted prints of her paintings, as well as hand-made greeting cards. There will also be a portfolio containing photographs of her canvas paintings so that customers have the opportunity to see and purchase a painting or commission a piece of original work. Kirsty has had both solo and group exhibitions in and around Manchester and will be taking part in a group exhibition in London, in 2010.
Alongside Kirstys beautiful portraits and lovely knits, Catherine Harte will be doing Henna hand tattoo's.


Made Fairly sell stylish, ethical & fairly traded fashion


Moon Monsters (Felicity Langthorne) come in all shapes and sizes! Each monster is unique and is named according to their style and personality. As an artist I make costumes and these little creatures appeared as a side product to help me realise the shape and form of my garments. However they are works of art in their own right and make delightful gifts.    


Mr.PS products are designed and screen-printed by hand by Megan Price in sunny Salford.
Megan was led by her passion for print to set up Mr.PS  to create an enticing range of contemporary interior accessories based on adventures at home and abroad. This includes the signature range of tea towels, as well as mugs, shopper tote bags and screen-print artwork on paper. Products feature bold graphics, drawn line and lettery messages. Printed and finished by hand, they come with a touch of personal charm. Colourful prints are inspired by vintage signage and the great British seaside, as well as a love of tea and cake.

ONE MANS TRASH (Nel Boxall) sells lovely lovely vintage, recycled and handmade clothing and textiles and all for amazing prices!

Catherine Quinn sells up-cycled and recycled clothing and accessories and will be sharing a stall with Amy Coveney who will be selling her prints and illustrations.

Nicola Rowlands is an illustrator working from her little desk in Didsbury, Manchester.  She produces hand-rendered type and illustration based graphic design that she has digitally printed on awesome quality cards and fabrics.  She will be at Cheap affair selling her whole range of greeting cards, mini cards, and some pillowcases as well as a collection of prints.  Her products can be seen here and her blog can be found here

 Salford University Graphics Students

Kyle Saxton says "Photography is my main area of interest, long exposure in particular,i like to capture sides of Manchester in a different way. Working with light graffiti to produce prints that challenge the norms of conventional graffiti and photography, also i work with animation and film."

Tricia Seddon and Olivia Richards sell lovely handmade and recycled cards, gift bags, tags and accessories, individual and good value!


Sunday Girl Accessories will be selling a playful selection of jewellery and accessories, from bow ties to bird cages, bunting and lots more. Each piece is made from colourful perspex and is sure to brighten up your day. 

Tatty Magpies (Alicia Coppola and Navenka Love) sell mainly second hand and vintage pieces. You can also find wonderful jewelery and shoes.

The Knife Fork and Spoon (Sarah Frost) bakes a wide array of cakes and cupcakes all individually decorated and with traditional and experimental flavourings. The cakes are like small pieces of art in themselves decorated with anything from your typical sprinkles to toy soldiers. As well as cupcakes there will be other cakes and baked goods for sale. There will be vintage bake ware, kitchen ware and aprons hand made from vintage material.

Charlotte Toplis will be selling her accessories, which are a mix of handknits and vintage.

We Love Retro We love Retro offer an affordable comprehensive range of 70s&80s Retro Airlines, Vespa, other Retro Flight/Shoulder bags, Retro T-Shirts and other unique designed accessories.

Come along and you might win yourself a free Retro Bag or a T-Shirt! Simply just gill in the form at our stall and toward the end of the fair, we will txt the winner and you just come and collect your goody from us!

This is the amazing retro bag you might win on the raffle!