Crafty Muthas and Craftivistas at Bearwood Handmade

Our final ‘Meet the Maker’ post and I’m pleased to introduce you to some very special stall holders and a fantastic local action group.


Our Ceri makes anything. Well, she’ll have a go at everything! Over the years since the Crafty Muthas got together, she has knitted, crocheted, made jewellery out of buttons, beads and gemstones, made cards and other paper crafts, lino carving and printing, fabric printing and hand painting, shrink plastic, wood burning, sewing, pinecone crafts, a bit of pottery, mini scenes in glass domes, plaster of paris gnomes and skulls, resin and even made jewellery out of parachute cord.


I’ve reined myself in a bit this year, and I’m going to be showcasing my toasty hand knitted and crocheted accessories alongside some rustic wooden Christmas decorations. There’s bound to be some kitsch jewellery in there somewhere though. Bound to be!

Come and have a look for yourself, and suggest a new craft for her to try!



I’m the cake baking Crafty Mutha, it’s not my job, just something I enjoy doing when I have the time and Christmas baking is what I enjoy most of all.  I’m normally in the tea room at the back of the hall and I’ll be there again on Saturday 19th November bringing you a range of cakes and sweet treats such as brownies, mince pies (Mary Berrys’ recipe so there’s lots of brandy in them!), Christmas cake, spiced nuts, gingerbread, fudge, Guinness cake and whatever else I can rustle up in the two manic baking days before the fair! Looking forward to seeing you all there!

Smethwick Craftivistas


We asked Craftivista Madeline to tell us what’s happening on Saturday: “Smethwick Craftivistas will be at the Bearwood Handmade Winter Fairs adding new pieces to the ‘Welcome’ quilt that was started at this year’s Bearwood Action For Refugees Refuteaparty. Feel free to join us for some thoughtful activism between 10am – 1pm


Bearwood Handmade November takes place between 10am and 4pm on Saturday 19th November at Bearwood Baptist Church Hall, Cnr Rawlings Rd and Bearwood Road, B66 4HA.

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