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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 -1ºc 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 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!  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 🙂 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!  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 »

  • It’s all in the detail!

    On a very stressful day of travelling when my flight back had been cancelled on an already 21 hour day for work I was ready to despair… then I looked over to the person sat next to me and smiled to myself –  this is the kind of reaction I want to get from people… Read more »

  • Easter is nearly here!

    I have added a couple of Easter cards to my anonymity range, available to buy on Folksy… The first was inspired at the weekend by the first signs on spring – amongst the cool and crisp morning, and blue sky were some daffodils which caught my eye in the garden as we came back from… Read more »

  • You can now buy my cards on Folksy!

    I am pleased to say that my anonymity range is now available to purchase on Folksy! It may have taken me a while to finally get everything set up but hopefully I can now my blob men can bring a few smiles to some faces 🙂 Bessie and her friends  will be making their way… Read more »