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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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    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 »

  • Elephantastic!

    When we ventured into the centre of London today to meet friends in the rain we weren’t expecting to be cheered up by so many bright elephants! If you’re in London before 29 June then you’re bound to bump into 1 of the 250 decorated model elephants in the Elephant Parade. I have memories of… Read more »

  • Stroll down memory lane

    After years of trying to get away from the hustle and bustle of London I find myself back here after being made redundant from my job in Manchester last year. I spent the first year on my work placement from Nottingham Trent University living near Brick Lane and had convinced myself I hated it… but… Read more »

  • Folksy Friday In Bloom…

    As it’s Chelsea Flower show this week I’ve decided upon a floral theme for today’s Folksy Friday… We were planning on going this year as we went to Tatton Park (‘the northern chelsea’) last year as a birthday pressie for Dan’s mum and loved it despite the rain, but we left it too late this… Read more »