Friday Faves – Royal Exchange Theatre Shop

After a hot sweaty trip to Manchester in the heatwave this week I found some great inspiration, and fantastic new designers creators and makers to follow at The Royal Exchange and Curated Makers at Paperchase

All sewn up

Sometimes we need to press pause

Inspiring Women

International Women’s Day offers a chance to share role models with my children that have shaped our society, and with compassion and determination made a difference

Don’t let temporary set backs become permanent excuses

2018, like most years had setbacks and challenges, both professionally and personally, as I’m sure 2019 will too, but it’s time to get back up and keep pushing forward in the New Year, whatever is thrown at us.

Girls don’t have to wear pink

Girls don’t have to wear pink and boys don’t have to wear dull…

Every design has a story…

After months of hard work, blood, sweat and many tears I can finally reveal my rebranding and relaunch my Etsy shops, I will go through my brand values over the coming months but I’d like to start with a font that has a lot of meaning to me. Thank you Beth Ellen! x

Made by Jack’s Mum… drawn by Accidental Vix

A collaboration between myself and local pattern designer Sarah of Made by Jack’s Mum to make the sewing world a happy place

That time of year again…

Entering 2018 as a family of four will see undoubtedly seem more laughter, tears and love, but hopefully there will be more creative time, sketching and sewing too.

Winter Sale

As a thank you for your support I am offering 10% off my Etsy shop this week, and 50% of all sales will be going to Refugee START

Lucky Little Lucy

Introducing the newest Accidental Vix model, and thanking a few sewing friends along the way.

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  • Lucky Little Lucy

    Introducing the newest Accidental Vix model, and thanking a few sewing friends along the way.

  • Easy Easter Activities

    We used some family time to be creative with our Easter presents this year… pet rock rabbits and chocolate eggs of course!

  • Fab furniture on a budget

    When our studio was finally finished, the first thing to go up was our custom shelving, designed by me and made by hubby old scaffolding boards

  • Leeds Corn Exchange – Live Sketch

    A quick recap of pushing myself out of my comfort zone for a live sketching session at Leeds Corn Exchange for The Great Yorkshire Shop

  • 2017 Secret Valentine Exchange

    I never need an excuse to send pretty post but when I saw the Secret Valentine Exchange on Instagram on the day it closed for entries I knew I had to sign up

  • Magical Lantern Festival

    Some creative inspiration despite the -1Âșc temperature at the Magic Lantern Festival, Leeds

  • Spanish sketching

    A recent holiday was the start of me trying to get back into sketching, and feeling very rusty

  • Tuesday Talent – Sean Mort

    Time to get back to showcase some of my favourite indie designers/makers for the first Tuesday Talent of the year with Sean Mort Print Shop

  • Handmade Christmas

    With too much political turmoil hanging over 2016 I decided to start the year reflecting on our handmade Christmas instead


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