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

Creative escapism

October wasn’t a good month for me but in tough times I turn to my sketchbook and creativity to escape so at least I have some sketches to share

Etsy Made Local Talent – Part 1

I’m pleased to be a part of Team Leeds Etsy Made Local at Leeds City Museum on 3 Dec and wanted to share some of my fellow, talented designers and makers – not to be missed!

  • Home sewn hoodie

    With very little sewing time at the moment I have to make the most of it, and decided to make some of my own hoodie dresses for comfortable style

  • Little Logo

    I’ve been having fun quietly working away on a new logo for a fellow children’s clothing sewist and had plenty to work with

  • Set your style

    It’s safe to say Bowie pioneered his own ever evolving style, and it’s time to update and sew my own wardrobe to suit me, my personality and my figure… let the journey begin

  • Wrap it, wear it, beat it

    Some more sewing for the Wrap Pyjama Fairies, and a red showcase inspired by the British Heart Foundation #WearItBeatIt campaign today

  • It’s a wrap

    My first foray into making PJs for children in hospital as part of my sewing for the fab charity Wrap Pyjama Fairies

  • Wrap Pyjama Fairy

    I’m always looking for charities to support with my sewing, so when I found Wrap Pyjama Fairies I knew I had to get the sewing machine out to sew hospital gowns/PJs for children

  • Selfish Sixties Sewing

    I’ve spent a lot of time sewing for children so it’s about time I updated my own wardrobe with a bit of 60s inspired fashion

  • Etsy Made Local

    A quick recap of my most successful event of 2015 – Etsy Made Local at Leeds City Museum

  • Happy New Year

    Happy New Year, let’s hope 2016 is a creative and healthy one… here are my aims and wishes for the year ahead