Winter Sale

As a thank you for your support I am offering 10% off my Etsy shop this week, and 50% of all sales will be going to Refugee START

Lucky Little Lucy

Introducing the newest Accidental Vix model, and thanking a few sewing friends along the way.

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

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  • 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 »

  • 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 »