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 -1ยบc 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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  • 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 ๐Ÿ™‚ย  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 ๐Ÿ™‚ And here are my top 3 others from fellow Folksy folk… Dizzy Izzy – Handmade… Read more »

  • Folsky Listings – Day 3

    I can’t believe we’ve got to April already, nevermind day 3 of the Folksy challenge to post one item a day through April – 3 down only 27 to go!! It’s going to be enough of a challenge to list one of my own items everyday but I’m also hoping to list one of my… Read more »

  • Day 3 – Dan’s posh chocs

    As it’s Easter weekend I thought I’d post a new handmade card for sale with chocolate as the theme!ย  I’m in quite a bit of pain with my infected toe at the moment and my boyfriend (Dan) has been a complete star as always so this is dedicated to him ๐Ÿ™‚ This is my latest… Read more »

  • Folksy Friday!

    My Folksy Friday pick is a few of my fave items from the April listing club (one item a day is tougher than it sounds, a lot of work goes into each handmade piece!) including my own entry… As I am injured again, this time with a severely infected toe, which teamed with my diabetes… Read more »

  • No it’s not an April Fool…

    I have actually joined a group of creative people on Folksy to try and list an item a day in April for our shops… You can now buy my ‘Lily’s Attempt To Say’ card on my shop, as my first item of the month lets hope it’s a bit more successful than Lily’s attempts! I… Read more »

  • Giant Saviour

    I just managed to submit March’s Illustrapedia illustration in time!ย  There are a few tweaks I’d like to have made, but at least I managed to succeed in my quest to submit something for every month… It was quite a topical subject I chose to illustrate – bullying, and has inspired me to try and… Read more »

  • Edible Art!

    We stumbled upon the chocolate festival by the Royal Festival Hall in London yesterday, which was a pleasant surprise! There were some fabulous and tempting but expensive stalls but the star of the show for me was this fantastic Alice in Wonderland chocolate sculpture… the only problem I’d have is that I wouldn’t want to… Read more »