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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    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 »

  • Folksy Day 10 – for Macmillan Cancer

    Good morning all, the sun is shining and the birds are tweeting so that must mean one thing… time to venture up to Wimbledon common for a picnic. It always makes me smile on days like this, so my ‘get well card’ for today is hopefully going to raise some smiles and money for Macmillan… Read more »

  • Folksy Friday – spring

    My item on day 9 is a ‘good luck’ card, as I thought I was going to need it with a difficult challenge at work, and I think it worked – well at least I’m closer to the answer!  The luck with the weather certainly changed and is hopefully the start of spring. Can you… Read more »

  • Folksy Listings – Day 8

    I love my job but it can be very stressful sometimes… and today was one of those days so I’m glad I posted my ‘new arrival card’ before I got to work! I have no idea how I am going to find another 22 items in the next 22 days?? M fellow Folksters are keeping… Read more »

  • Folksy Listings – Day 7

    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 🙂 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 »

  • Baby Card – Preview for Alice

    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

  • Folksy Listings – Day 6

    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 »