Winter Sale

As a thank you for your support I am offering 10% off my Etsy shop this week, and 50% of all sales will be going to Refugee START

Lucky Little Lucy

Introducing the newest Accidental Vix model, and thanking a few sewing friends along the way.

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

Latest
  • 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 »

  • Anonymity range launched!

    This range is inspired by my day job, and the familiar figures often added into sketches by architects and interior designers.  The final push started in September when I made a card for my parents to say thanks for helping us move all the way from Manchester to London, and that very card has made… Read more »

  • heARTs for Haiti

    When disasters such as the earthquake in Haiti happen it’s often a stark reminder that  there are people much worse off than ourselves.  Faye Rossi has come up with a great fundraising idea, heARTs for Haiti, which is  ‘an exhibition of art, photography, and crafts to raise funds and awareness for Haitian earthquake relief organisations.’… Read more »

  • Lost property tree

    Illustrapedia is a Flickr group set up by some of the entrants of Picture This – a competition run by Waterstones to find an amateur illustrator for Julia Donaldson’s latest children’s book ‘Freddie and the Fairy.’ A competition I decided to enter after being made redundant last April, and the moment that got me hooked… Read more »

  • No accident…

    ‘Art doesn’t just happen by accident. It is about pulling out new tricks and trying new things’ – Nicholas Meyer My art, and even this website, may not have happened by accident but it all started with one… As the name suggests, I’m very accident prone and the idea of a website to share information… Read more »