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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 -1ºc 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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  • 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 »

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  • 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 »

  • Folksy Listings – Day 22

    Yay!! I have to say I’ve had a great day, and want to share my good news with you all – I accepted a permanent position at work today 🙂 Although I’ve enjoyed the freedom of freelancing since I was made redundant (and at times it’s been great to have more time for crafty/Folksy things)… Read more »

  • Folksy Listings – Day 21

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  • Folksy Listings – Day 20

    2/3 of the way through… 10 days to go… 5 days till my birthday… and what felt like the worst day in my current job so far! Had a really stressful day, trying to manage client expectations and being close to tears of frustration with having to type minutes in excel, but I’m home and… Read more »