The Artist in the Office

Last year, when I was miserable doing my day job, I found a book that kept me creatively sane! Summer Pierre has written a great book called The Artist in the Office. It’s practical, honest inspiring and funny! If you are like me, I love to write in books that […]

Happy Easter!

I love what Easter means and that it gives an opportunity to spend time with loved ones and have a well-earned rest. I am on strict orders to relax but am longing to make something with this little pile of potential!


When there is snow on the ground (yes, really!), it’s a good time to make or look back at previous projects and get inspiration for the next projects. Which is what I did today! What inspires you? The weather always inspires me, whatever it is. I shall post a picture […]

One Man and His Cat

It’s been a while since I posted so in the interim thought I would leave you with this iphone pic of Robin and his assistant, Lois. See you soon!

Birthday Excitement and Hens!

Well, tomorrow is my birthday! Am I the only one who forgets how old they are and sometimes wants to shout ‘recount!’? I do love birthday’s! Oh, and we have hens!! They were an early birthday gift and I shall post some pictures!

Pretty in Pink

Hi everyone! Gosh, its been a little while since I last posted! I have been busy creating and making new items for my shop. This is one of my latest little creations and I loved making it. It gave me the opportunity to use some vintage linen and an old […]

Cold Christmas Goats

As it’s ‘the most wonderful time of the year’ nearly, I am putting ‘Christmas’ in front of everything. These cold Christmas goats are at my local farm shop – not for eating you understand but for viewing pleasure and delight. I love goats. I love their little noises. I love […]

Victoria Quarter, Leeds

I did some window shopping at the Victoria Quarter in Leeds this week. With the main objective being ‘window shopping’ I really got to appreciate some beautiful architecture and the Christmas decorations.

Cath Kidston Shop

Cath Kidston Part Two

The Leeds store, I think, is quite big and at the bottom it’s like going back in time.  It is full of 80’s nostalgia. Actual, real, 80’s bits and pieces mixed with CK items. I used to love the painted/printed milk bottles and when they used to come with the milkman […]

Cath Kidston Leeds

Christmas At Cath Kidston, Leeds

No matter when I pop into a Cath Kidston shop, I can be sure that I am walking around going ‘ooh, I love that’ with a little grin on my face. The pink Christmas tree does work in the Leeds shop, they can definitely get away with it! I would not want […]

Busy as an Elf

In this exciting run up to Christmas I am like an elf, busy constructing and making gifts to sell and send out to new homes. This is a little, tiny, very small peek at a piece I made recently.

The Handmade Christmas Decoration Exchange

There is a lovely online craft magazine called The Craft Tonic (great name) and the editor Emma had a great idea to spread Christmas happiness! She organised a Handmade Christmas Decoration Exchange. Here is an image of the one I sent out to Jude in Devon and the one I […]