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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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    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 »

  • Need a hug

    Yikes, I’ve just realised it’s 2 weeks today until my birthday! For some reason I’m feeling a bit blue about it. I think it seems like life is just passing me by at the moment, and I’m in a city I would rather not be in if it weren’t for the current economy and lack… Read more »

  • Folksy listings – Day 10

    I’ve just realised we’re into double figures! A third of the way through, which means I really have to spend tomorrow being creative, I haven’t even got an item ready to list for tomorrow nevermind the week ahead (starting to panic now.) Anyway, here are my top 3 for today, it’s a bit earlier today… Read more »

  • Polish President!

    It wasn’t until I got a text from my family in Poland that I found out the Polish President Lech Kaczinsky has died in a plane crash in Russia, but what is more shocking is that he was travelling with Poland’s army chief, central bank governor, MPs and leading historians! Not sure what else to… Read more »