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 -1ºc 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!

  • Congratulations Joe and Molly

    Just a quick post to say congratulations to Joe and Molly who got married last weekend! I was honoured to make their wedding invites, with a bit of customisation to a card from my anonymity range – I had such fun doing them, and was relieved when they finally arrived on the otherside of the… Read more »

  • aDorable Dragon…

    I’ve had a busy week at work so today was dedicated to ‘creative’ things (after a biiiiiiiig pile of ironing, cooking, washing and cleaning.)  I’m disappointed I didn’t finish my cowboy entry for last month so I thought I’d better dedicate some time to this month’s dragon challenge, and the outcome was Dora and Dan. … Read more »

  • Folksy Friday – Wonderful Wimbledon!

    Well as Wimbledon is my home for the moment, and the town is bustling with visitors to the tennis I thought it would be a perfect theme for this week’s Folksy Friday. I’ve been busy at work so not had much chance to keep up with most of it apart from highlights but well done… Read more »

  • Wimbledon Village Fair…

    I love living in Wimbledon, just hate commuting into London, but you can’t have everything and days like Saturday when the annual village fair was on make me feel better about living down here 🙂 As we walked up the hill to the village and my hip was hurting I was trying to decide how… Read more »

  • Fabulous Father’s Day

    Happy Father’s day to my wonderful dad, and all the other great dad’s out there! I never know what to get my dad who has everything he both needs and wants, so I decided to make him something (you don’t have to be a child to do that!!) rather than the usual socks, ties and… Read more »

  • Folksy Friday’s child is loving and giving

    After doing the Folksy April Foolers listings everyday in April I decided  I was going to try and list as much as possible in June knowing full well I wouldn’t be able to list everyday with work and home commitments at the moment!  I am impressed with the number of posts, especially Natalie who seems… Read more »

  • Magical Matilda

    Just want to say a big CONGRATULATIONS to Jen and Dan on their gorgeous daughter Matilda, who we finally got to meet yesterday! She really is beautiful and was  very well behaved for her daddy’s 30th birthday party. We wanted to give something a bit more personalised for her arrival so I customised some baby… Read more »

  • Crafters with a difference

    It’s great to be back in the Yorkshire countryside… and the usual routine of going out for a family coffee on a Saturday morning in Ilkley, as is a habit whenever I return to my parents for the weekend! This morning was even better though as we spotted a sign for a craft fair at… Read more »

  • BUSy Folksy Friday

    I was struggling to decide what to pick as my Folksy Friday topic today… that was until I randomly bumped into someone I used to go to school with many moons ago, when we used to get the trusted 444 school bus every morning!  So Emma inspired me to pick buses as this week’s subject… Read more »