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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  • 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

    We’re on the home stretch (thought I’d get the marathon puns in early – just realised the London marathon is on my birthday this year!) Only 9 days to go I keep telling myself as another 9 items seems like a marathon in itself at the moment.  My full-time job and commute don’t allow much… Read more »

  • 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 »

  • Folksy Listings – Day 19

    Well I was spending too much time enjoying the sun back home in Yorkshire with my family (and doing some work in the garden) at the weekend I didn’t get time to post my faves from the Folksy Foolers, so here are my Monday picks with a black theme to contrast my white wedding card…… Read more »

  • Folksy Friday – Home Sweet Home

    Well I’m a bit disappointed yesterday was the first day I missed adding my faves from the Folksy Foolers, but I was working late with work and everything was going wrong… but I’m back! Today’s listing was another card featuring Freddie, this time my ‘thumbs up’ card perfect for a thank you card.  My Bessie… Read more »

  • Folksy Listings – Day 14

    Very quick post tonight as I have some sketches to finish for work… As we’re half way through the week I thought I’d list something a bit different today, so you can now buy my snowbear illustration on Folksy!  Perfect for a little boy’s room, or just somewhere needing a touch of ‘cute.’ Here  are… Read more »

  • Folksy Listings – Day 13

    Almost half way through (or so I keep telling myself!) and I’m beginning to run out of ideas nevermind time to convert the ideas to reality – need to get my thinking cap on, which isn’t that easy after a long and creative day at work! But for today I have listed a birthday treat… Read more »

  • Folksy Listings – Day 12

    We’re back to Monday already, how did that happen?? To celebrate this fact today’s listing is a ‘rainy days and mondays card’ which would certainly cheer me up on a Monday –  if only I could forget the stresses of life and go puddle jumping in some funky wellies today! Today was very busy at… Read more »

  • Folksy Listings – Day 11

    I’ve been having a bad day today and still need a hug so lets hope tomorrow’s better – having said that I still have to start a painting I’ve been commissioned to do, and do my Folksy items ready for this week, and then it will be time for bed!  But until then here are… Read more »