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Gloucestershire Makers are Glorious!

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For those of you in the know it will come as no surprise that I now have a space in the wonderful Gloucestershire Arts and Crafts Centre!

If you haven’t discovered it yet then I urge you to pop in and have a look around – whatever your taste there’s bound to be something that catches your eye, from paintings and photography to jewellery and ceramics and much more besides.

What makes it so special though is that all of the items are produced in Gloucestershire by local independent makers and artists. It’s a wonderful opportunity to be able to meet some of the people too as the shop is manned by the makers themselves. The shop also holds regular classes and workshops ranging from photography and painting to jewellery making and willow work.

I’d love to write about all of the makers and artists, but there are so many! Here are just a few – selected purely on the basis that I happened to have their business cards to hand!

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The shop can be found at 4 College Street, Gloucester, GL1 2NE (on the approach to the Cathedral) and is open Monday – Saturday 10am – 5pm. Pop by and say ‘Hi’ soon.

You can contact the shop by phone on 01452 307161 or by email on  info@glosartscrafts.co.uk

http://www.glosartscrafts.co.uk/index.htm

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Baby, baby!

At the weekend I attended a fantastic event! The Cheltenham Pregnancy and Baby Fair organised by the Gloucestershire Breastfeeding Supporters Network (GBSN).

My involvement with the organisation began years ago when I had my first child and helped out in one of their groups supporting mum’s during breastfeeding. Although I haven’t been involved for years, it was lovely to be able to take my stall along to their event and support them on the day. 

I thought I’d show you just a few of the people I met there – if you see anything you think you might be interested in then please click on the images and you should be taken to their website (if I have done all the magic linking correctly!)

Firstly, I really should give you a link to GBSN themselves:

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They run a network of groups to support you though the highs and lows of your breastfeeding journey – I highly recommend them. If you don’t live in Gloucestershire then I’m sure there will be something similar near you.

I had a lovely lady each side of my stall – one was from Tread Lightly Toys. She sells ethically sourced toys and has a fantastic selection – do go over to her website and have a good look around.

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On the other side I had the fabulous Lotusbud – providing specialist pregnancy yoga and massage.

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It was wonderful to see the team from Blueskies – now open in Cheltenham with their stay and play cafe in their natural parenting centre. Whatever you’re looking for, you’ll find it there. From slings to massage, music and dance classes to fun and of course coffee!

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The Camomile Rooms provide maternity and reproductive reflexology as well as cranial osteopathey and much more:

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Tatty Bumpkin provide yoga inspired classes for 0-7 year olds – plenty of music and and fun!

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Mini Moments run a whole host of courses in baby massage and baby yoga:

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And finally visit The Stripy Company for some gorgeous gifts and products:

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There were so many others there that I didn’t get to talk to, so sorry to all those who I haven’t talked about. 

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