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!


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


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


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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    Happy Birthday Harry

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

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    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

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    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

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    Favourite flowers

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

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    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.

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    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

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    Day 100 of 100 Day Project

    Day 100 of #the100day project and I made it to the end! 100 consecutive days of creativity and I’m ready for a bit of a break… today’s print is for all the superstars who have joined in the 100 day journey

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    Day 99 of 100 Day Project

    Day 99 of #the100dayproject means there’s only one day left, so I thought I’d better make something for my son today and printed this cute squirrel on a babygrow for him

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    Day 98 of 100 Day Project

    Day 98 of #the100dayproject involved some aimless sketching in my sketchbook as my husband and I were away for the weekend having a relaxing anniversary break