We used some family time to be creative with our Easter presents this year… pet rock rabbits and chocolate eggs of course!
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
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
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
Some creative inspiration despite the -1ºc temperature at the Magic Lantern Festival, Leeds
A recent holiday was the start of me trying to get back into sketching, and feeling very rusty
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
With too much political turmoil hanging over 2016 I decided to start the year reflecting on our handmade Christmas instead
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
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!
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
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
Sleep my love
As my thoughts are with those who never made it home I think back to my Sketchbook Project 2013
Ohh Deer, more ice-cream
Please help me decide which ice-cream composition to enter into the Ohh Deer Pillow Fight Round IV competition.
I would love your suggestions on song lyrics on the subject of ‘hope and recovery’ for a postcard to raise money for Rethink Mental Illness.
Upcycling and Prototyping
Cutting up my hubby’s old t-shirts was a good excuse to try sewing some new patterns for my son
Work trips result in new inspiration and influences for upcoming sketches and projects from Dublin, Nottingham and Abersoch
My musical motivation at the moment comes from a Lifehouse gig I attended recently.
Bags of love for fabric but not the price
I can’t contain my excitement at finding a UK fabric printer that seems to be good quality, but once again very expensive, will I ever find what I’m looking for?