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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

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Magical Lantern Festival

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

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Spanish sketching

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

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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

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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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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

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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!

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H for Harry

Seeing the world differently is something I encourage my son to do, and him spotting these ‘H for Harry’ features on our walk yesterday inspired me to continue with my alphabet illustrations

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Happy Yorkshire Day

Yorkshire day seemed the perfect day for my Leeds illustration postcards to arrive, followed by good news of a Leeds event I’ve been accepted for in December

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Teepee time

After a long week it’s time to enjoy some chilled time with my family and enjoying some time in Harry’s room with new teepee and decoration

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Etsy Made Local

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

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    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

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    Happy Memories

    One thing I love about Christmas is re-discovering the tree decorations that I’ve made over the years and that have happy memories attached to them, especially this Boba Fett decoration for my husband

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    Handmade Christmas

    Boxing Day plans have been cancelled due to flooding but that gives me a bit of time to catch up on blogs, hope everyone has had a good Christmas

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    Sleep my love

    As my thoughts are with those who never made it home I think back to my Sketchbook Project 2013