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 -1Âșc 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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  • Botanical sketches

    The start of my journey to create a fabric design for the Fabric8 contest, with a ‘botanical sketches’ theme

  • Handsome Harry

    A few cute photos of my son modelling my makes to brighten up a Monday

  • Yorkshire is our Wonderland

    The new ‘Yorkshire in Wonderland’ themed exhibition is now on at Just Makers, RHS Harlow Carr and I’m pleased to be alongside lots of great designers and makers

  • Happy Birthday Harry

    Happy 1st Birthday to my gorgeous cheeky, bright and bubbly boy

  • Not-so-sunny 1st birthday celebrations

    My son’s 1st Birthday Party wasn’t very sunny but it had lots of handmade touches including his cake and outfit

  • Just Makers by the sea

    Still time to see the Harlow by the Sea exhibition at RHS Harlow Carr which finishes today, here are some of my faves from other designers

  • Favourite flowers

    A few of my favourite flowers from RHS Harlow Carr to inspire some botanical sketches for the latest Fabric8 competiton

  • OHC meets Just Makers

    What happens when two of my favourite stockists collide? An explosion of colour and local Yorkshire design you don’t want to miss.

  • Just make it down to Just Makers

    I don’t think you need an excuse to go to RHS Harlow Carr as it’s a beautiful place, but if you need a bit more motivation then pop along to the Just Makers Exhibition there, where you will also find my designs until the end of Aug