RSS Feed

  1. If you love knitting or want to learn how to knit i highly recommend checking out this list of books about knitting. 

    There are so many fantastic ideas on projects to get knitting, everything from socks, scarfs, clothes, toys and so much more. 

    Knitting is a great hobby for most ages, many children start knitting at around age 7 with assistance and love being able to creating things using colourful yarns. 

  2. If you have been in store recently then you'll likely have seen the seedlings and plants for sale, this is something we do throughout the year but you may have noticed recently we have quite a few more than usual available. 


    Kerri-Ann has been busy starting seeds in the conservatory studio where you can see what is growing and what is ready to purchase. She has also set up a new Youtube channel to share her gardening and growing food journey you'll find her online as Tomatoes & Tulips or use the following links:   - Blog 

    Tomatoes & Tulips Youtube channel here 

    nstagram & Tiktok you'll find her as Tomatoes & Tulips 

    Kerri-Ann is learning how to become as self sufficient as possible growing her own food, preserving food, collecting rain water and making compost. Do follow her on Youtube and her blog to follow along her journey and if you have any questions please do let us know. 

    Also if you'd like us to run any workshops or talks on setting up a garden to grow your own food please do let us know. 

  3. Have you been over to Kerri-Ann's new blog where she shares her digital and traditional artwork? 

    You'll find her at 



    You will also find her as Artanddesignbykb on Instagram, Tiktok and Youtube. 

    If you have any questions for Kerri-Ann about any art products, art styles or techniques she uses in blogs and videos please let us know and we will try to get them anwsered here on the blog and over on Youtube. 

    Don't forget you can also take a look at some of her artwork in store here at 30 Queen Street, Seaton, Devon, EX12 2RB 

  4. IMG_0262 (1)

    Unfortunatley I'm writing with an update that i know may frustrate some people but after much consideration i have decided it is something i'm going to have to do. 

    I'm going to be reducing the opening hours of my shop 'Devon Art Supplies & Betty's Books' 

    As some of you will already know i am currently running the shop single handed with no staff and no help from family or friends alongside raising my young children. In recent months and weeks my health, both physical and mental has been a battle and it has got to the point where i need to take a step back and reduce my commitments until i feel i'm fully back on my feet and feel able to commit to working 6 days a week again. I'm doing this rather than putting myself under strain and pushing to breaking point at which i would then have to shut on random days when i'm so unwell that i cannot open (apologies for this happening recently). Rather than let this happen continuously i'm going to reduce the opening hours to: 

    Tuesday to Saturday: 10am to 3pm 
    Sunday & Monday: CLOSED 

    An important note here is that these are just the set opening hours, there will often be occasions where i'm well enough to open earlier, stay open later and maybe even open on a Monday but i do not want to commit and let people down. So the above are the set opening hours but if the sign is out then we are open and you are very welcome in to browse and buy. 

    My apologies to anyone that this frustrates, i know that opening hours in Seaton are a very emotive subject. I'm very sorry that i've had to take this action but i hope that in a few months i'll be able to extend the hours back. 

    Thank you for your understanding.