Saturday, 4 December 2010

Levenshulme Craft Fair

Today was Levenshulme Craft Fair at Levenshulme was quite a good turnout considering the weather (remnants of snow being washed away by Manchester drizzle) and we drank tea, ate cake and looked at all the lovely local handmade items on display.


Monday, 15 November 2010

Craft stuff

On Friday I had some stuff for sale at Harby Village Hall Ladies Night.

I shared the stall with Geoge and Tash, pictured here. Geoge makes awesome jewellery and Tash makes lovely home made cards.

We ate lots of canapes, drank lots of cider, and helped raise some money for a new Harby Village Hall.

I also have a stall at Levenshulme craft fair on Saturday 4th December at Levenshulme Library. Come along!


Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Early Christmas

A few things I have made in the last 24 hours, along with finishing two essays and starting a business plan for my course.

Now I am tired and may just have a glass of wine!

Monday, 18 October 2010

Buttons, bows and felt = Christmas craft projects! Watch this space for more.

Thursday, 30 September 2010

Monday, 30 August 2010

People In Action

My first ever flyer design, for the People In Action New York Style Book Stall next weekend at Chapel Allerton Festival in Leeds! If you live in Leeds you should definitely go, it'll be lovely and is for a good cause too. More information about People In Action can be found here.

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

You're a Wasp Nest

Sketch inspired by The National.

Monday, 2 August 2010

Daydreaming of Autumn

A few recent creations.


Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Found a house to move into in September, which means I am officially obliged to while away hours looking at pretty pictures of interiors. Hooray!

Sunday, 4 July 2010


My very talented sister started a blog a while ago. She takes super nice photographs and recently did a series of 66 postcards for her art foundation final project which was wonderfully personal; full of memories and moments and anything and everything bits and bobs which she collected and then presented as a series of connected yet individual snippets. I got very proud in a big sister type way. Anyway. Check her blog out if this sounds up your street!

Monday, 28 June 2010

Strawberries & Cake

I moved house the other day. I moved cities after six years. It's been constantly sunny, until tonight, when it started raining. I've been eating strawberries & cake. A good start to this new chapter.

Strawberries grown by my father, cake baked by my sister.

Thursday, 1 April 2010

Two of my favourite things

A good cup of tea and cake made by my lovely housemate Bek.

Wednesday, 24 February 2010


I went to Copenhagen at the weekend. It's a beautiful, surprising city. I loved the multi-coloured buildings and the sculptures on every corner.

I did some doodling in the airport on the way home as our flight was delayed thanks to Manchester snow.

Before I went away I watched "Moon", which was amazing and made me question reality. Before I watched it, I did this...

...though if I'd tried to express my feelings via embriodery afterwards, I may have tried to convey existence, space, time & infinity, which have never been the best subjects for arts and crafts in my experience. I'd be interested to see anything taking on such issues though!

Thursday, 11 February 2010

...and carrot rope

In May, I am going to see Pavement. This is deeply exciting.

When I was around thirteen, I used to listen to Steve Lamaq's radio show on radio 1 and whenever I heard a song I liked, I would press "record" on my little cassette player. I ended up with these bizarre and fairly awkward-sounding tapes, full of stuff from genres I later realised I didn't like (e.g. metal) and bands who I never learned the names of. There were songs I would listen to over and over, and when I was around seventeen I finally learned that one of my favourites was by a band named Pavement. The moral of this riveting story is that Pavement are really rather good. Broken Social Scene are supporting too. I saw them on Valentine's day probably around four or five years ago and they played for about two and a half hours, which was kind of too long, but enjoyable nonetheless.

I have other exciting news too.....I am going to be a student again! And I am moving cities! At the end of June, I will be making the epic journey back across the pennines to sunny old Manchester. Leeds has been a wonderful home for me since just shy of my nineteenth birthday, but the times, they are a-changing. General excitement ensues.
Apologies for the general irrelevance of this post.

Sunday, 10 January 2010

Hamster New Year

Happy New Year everyone! So far 2010 has been mostly about snow and soup, which pleases me.

Here is hamster badge I made for my friend Nicci before Christmas: