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!

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    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 »

  • Folksy Friday – Matryoshka dolls

    Well it’s been a while since I’ve had a moment to myself, so I’m making the most of it and doing the first Folksy Friday in a while.  As I’ve just booked to see my family in Poland and ‘Poland’ isn’t an easy theme I’ve gone for Russian dolls, as I remember getting one from… Read more »

  • Well Run Dan!

    I just want to say a big WELL DONE to everyone who ran the Manchester Run, especially my boyfriend who raised over £300 for Diabetes UK! He managed to complete it in 54 minutes, which wasn’t as good as last year but still a great achievement, and it was very windy… also a big congratulations… Read more »

  • Run Dan Run!…

    My boyfriend is running the Manchester 10k this weekend to raise money for Diabetes UK, with a target of £250! So to help him get some extra cheers and support, with the aid of my new sewing machine, I have sewn an anonymity name onto the front and back of his running shirt as it… Read more »

  • Big Blog Card Swap…

    I was really excited about being involved in the big blog card swap organised by Naomi and Sarah, and pleasantly surprised when I received this card from Naomi after totally forgetting about it! Luckily it arrived the day before the deadline to post mine, and prompted me to put my celebration card in the post… Read more »

  • Folksy Listings – Day 24

    Well it’s been a bit of a rollercoaster of a day to follow a rollercoaster of a week! Had a good time having a picnic in the park with my friend and my boyfriend, watching the world go by and some adorable children running around and generally having fun… But I’ve also been in a… Read more »

  • Folksy Listings – Day 23

    I know it’s day 24 but I had some very sad news yesterday that my Aunty had been in a boating accident in Florida and is in a critical condition in hospital, my uncle was also in the accident but we think he is going to be ok.  So I have everything crossed, and am… Read more »