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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 -1ΒΊc 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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    I decided to put my Dan’s Party card on today, just to remind my boyfriend (the real DJ Dan) how much I appreciate him, and how much he inspires me πŸ™‚ I really struggled to narrow down to my top 3 today – it gets harder as the days go on… I’m hoping to list… Read more »

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    This is a quick card following a request from Alice on Folksy for a baby boy card – a colour change on a standard card from my Anonymity range… but more bespoke options are available on request! Off to work now, I’ll be back later xx

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    I managed to post my 6th day listing on my lunchbreak, a new home card featuring Dot… this is one of my favourite cards from my bessie range! I’m shattered after only 1 day back at work so this is going to be short and sweet – here are my fave 3 entries for today… Read more »

  • First sale on Folksy!

    Yay! I am so relieved and excited to have had my first sale on Folksy (apart from the first one to my boyfriend to check what the process would be) and what better occasion than for an 18th wedding anniversary πŸ™‚Β  and I have just had a request for a bespoke baby card so that’s… Read more »

  • Folksy Listings – Day 5

    How can it be nearly Tuesday and back to work already? I love my job, but still have the ‘Sunday night blues’ at the thought of getting up early and battling with the London rush hour!! I’ve been feeling a bit fed up today, as my toe still hurts, I don’t seem to be getting… Read more »

  • Folksy Listings – Day 4

    Well 4 days down, 26 to go! I thought I’d add another anonymity card to Folsky today, a new family member card – inspired by a washing line I walked past full of baby clothes blowing in the wind πŸ™‚ And here are my top 3 others from fellow Folksy folk… Dizzy Izzy – Handmade… Read more »